Do you ever read your horoscope and hear about, “The Moon in Sagittarius,” or, “The Sun enters Scorpio for the next month?” Do you wonder why this is important and what it even means when it comes to astrology?
The planets affect our physical and emotional states – so, if we have a clear idea of what emotional climate we will be dealing with on any given day, we will be better equipped to handle situations and stay calm, cool and collected. Knowing what sign the Sun and Moon are in on a daily basis will give you a leg up.
The extensive research of astrologers throughout history can help you predict the future and know what tasks are appropriate to tackle each day. The Sun and Moon are the two most important planets in astrology. On and around special occasions, it’s important to know what’s going on in the cosmos so you are prepared to help things run smoothly.
Knowing someone’s Sun sign can help you manage expectations of their core personality, but knowing how the moving planets will change their behavior is like having the play by play inside their head.
You Get To Be The Hero
Knowing the timing of these events can make you the peacemaker because you’ll see why people are acting the way they are and you can step in and save the day. Learning how to manage mental health at the holidays can you earn you some mad respect when Aunt Shelly is going off about the ham and your grandfather won’t stop tinkering with the lights.
What about every other day? Don’t you want to know what to expect from people and when it’s good for you to start projects or expect results? The Sun and Moon positions can help you know when to start, when to regroup and when to let things go.
Practical ways you can save the day by knowing the Sun and Moon positions:
- Be able to explain erratic behavior.
- Put people at ease.
- Avoid conflict.
- Predict emotional ups and downs.
- Counteract potential blowups with your intention.
- Know when you should take time to relax or encourage others to.
Imagine being able to explain your boss’s erratic behavior by the Moon phase and putting your coworkers at ease or avoiding a conflict with your parents because you know it’s a day when fights can easily break out. Your life will become more peaceful and you’ll be able to predict the emotional ups and downs easier in yourself and those around you.
This can also prepare you for the potential weaknesses each sign can bring so you can counteract them with your intention. For example, if you know you tend to try to escape your reality with wine, you’ll know when it’s not be a good night to indulge because you might be extra emotional and then a bubble bath can save the day.
If you know you tend to overwork when both the Sun and Moon are in an earth sign, you will create time to relax and not take the stress out on your family.
How The Sun And Moon Behave
The Sun moves through all 12 signs in a year, although the Sun doesn’t move into a sign right on the first of each month. Each sign is associated with one of four elements that will also help create the theme of that 28.5 day cycle. The sign the Sun is in means the characteristics of that specific sign will affect the state of awareness people will be in on an unconscious level.
For example, when the sun is in Capricorn, we are industrious and may tend to overwork. During this time we may be less creative because Capricorn is an earth sign and our attention is more focused on practical, earthly matters.
This introduces us to the next topic which is knowing what sign the Moon is in. Even if the Sun is in an earthy sign, the emotion controlling Moon will still be offering you some variety as it moves through each sign. For example, when the Moon moves into Pisces, you will find creativity flowing easier.
The sign the Sun is in colors the goals a person has for the month and even the way they socialize with others.
Here are the basic themes of each sign and dates of the Sun in each sign (the Moon sign dates vary slightly each year):
- Aries – (March 21 to April 29) Take action but watch for tempers.
- Taurus – (April 20 to May 20) Appease the senses but watch for stubbornness.
- Gemini – (May 21 to June 20) Curious and inventive but indecisive and restless.
- Cancer – (June 21 to July 22) Home loving, nurturing energy but attached and emotional.
- Leo – (July 23 to August 22) Outgoing but can be arrogant.
- Virgo – (August 23 to September 22) Organized but can over give or over analyze.
- Libra – (September 23 to October 22) Optimistic and happy but may lack critical thinking.
- Scorpio – (October 23 to November 21) Investigative and sensual yet secretive or depressive.
- Sagittarius – (November 22 to December 21) Travel and thinking big but keep spontaneity in check.
- Capricorn – (December 22 to January 19) Work hard but don’t push yourself to exhaustion.
- Aquarius – (January 20 to February 18) Look at the big picture but don’t be cold and aloof.
- Pisces – (February 19 to March 20) Explore your ideas but don’t try to escape reality.
The Moon is the closest planet to Earth. It has the most noticeable effect on our emotions. It stays in a sign for 2.5 days and goes through all 12 within a month. The behavior of the Moon is most pronounced on new and full Moons when people behave strangely. If you know it’s going to be a new Moon, you can predict people will be more likely to feel tired and reclusive.
When it’s a full Moon, you know plans can go awry and people are likely to be outgoing and even short-tempered. Knowing what sign the Moon is in is practically like having a superpower. Knowing the element of the sign the Moon is in can help you know what your general mood will be.
The fire signs bring creativity, passion and often impatience. The earth signs bring practical, organized energy. The water signs can make us intuitive as well as emotional and the air signs make us talkative, curious and sometimes scatterbrained.
Here are the elements of each sign:
- Water: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
- Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Aid In Your Love Life
When you know what sign the Sun and Moon are in, you’ll know if your crush might be open to being flirty or if they’re going to be closed off and more focused on work! You can gauge someone’s mood by knowing the Sun sign, full and new Moon effects on mood. For example, having important conversations when the Moon or Sun is in Libra can help create compromise.
Talking about finances is good when the Sun or Moon is in Capricorn and even redecorating the house is good to do when the Sun or Moon is in Taurus. If you know the full Moon is going to occur in a fire sign like Aries, you’ll know people tend to fight because of this energy and you will be able to blow off some steam at the gym instead of having it out with your partner.
You’ll know to give your lover space on a new or full Moon or to take it for yourself. You’ll look forward to the months when romance is heightened when the Sun is in the signs governed by Venus (Taurus and Libra). You’ll also know the days each month when the Moon moves through those signs.
Saucy Scorpio is another sign that can spice up your love life. It’s almost like a game of chess.
Each day you can ask yourself, do I know today’s Moon phase? Check to see if the current Moon phase is moving from new to full or full to new. Then ask yourself where the Sun is and note in a journal if you do feel the theme of that sign in your psyche and others. The easiest way to track what sign the Sun and Moon are in daily is to look it up online or use an app.
People who learn the glyphs and get more into astrology may want to get a Moon phases calendar. The deeper you get into astrology, the more helpful things you will learn. Sometimes the Moon will move into a sign in the middle of the day and you’ll have both energies!
This ancient system of astrology has been studied throughout history and it is truly a practical tool for you to use on a daily basis. Impress your friends, explain behaviors, know when to take initiative and when to back off! If you found this article helpful, share it with someone you know will enjoy it and thanks for being a part of our online community.
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