The Moon’s Energy & How it’s Affecting Us
Weekly periods run from Friday to Thursday; All times PST
Why follow the moon?
In astrology, the moon rules our feelings, habits and instincts. Knowing what sign and phase the moon is in gives you the chance to harness the moon’s energy to your advantage – to know when the best, most effective time is for taking action, romance, relaxing or when to avoid certain things. Also, if you’re more tuned into the moon’s energy, it gives you a heads up of how the moon will be affecting you on an emotional level.
For those more advanced, you can check what house the moon is transiting in your natal chart to see where in your life you can expect these energetic changes. *More info at the end of this article.
Want to know what the moon has in store for you? Read on!
What can we expect this week?
January 10th to 16th, 2020
January 10th is the full moon lunar eclipse in the sign of Cancer. Eclipses bring fast, sudden changes to help us grow. Since it is a lunar eclipse (opposed to a solar), changes are likely to be more on the emotional than physical side of things. This is a great time to do spell work, divination and meditation. If you have any crystals, wands, tarot decks (or other divination items), this would be a powerful time to cleanse and charge your magickal items in the moonlight. The full moon is a perfect time for forgiveness and being grateful, especially if you want to do some manifesting.
If your birthday is on January 9th, 10th or 11th this year, this should be an important year for you since it’s right by the eclipse’s energy! Due to it being a lunar eclipse in Cancer, expect change and growth in your emotions and inner self.
The moon in Cancer brings a great time for staying in at home, being around family (or those close to you), being hospitable or doing housework. Since feelings run high when the moon is in a water sign, try to be sympathetic and try not ignoring or pushing your feelings to the side. Being creative and nurturing during this time is a great idea; if you have kids, try doing something fun with them! Those with strong water influence in their chart* are likely to be overemotional, more sensitive, and moody during this time. *See below if you are confused about element influences. The moon will be in Cancer until the wee hours of the 11th.
The moon will be in a waning gibbous from the 11th to the 16th. This is a good time for being thankful, cleaning, studying and meditation. You can also do banishing and protection spells during this moon phase.
Saturday at 4:16am, the moon moves into Leo. This is good for being social, creative, having fun, and putting yourself out there! If you have a lot to do, try using this fire energy in a productive way. People may be melodramatic during this time as well. The moon will be here until Monday morning.
At 6:06am on Monday, the moon enters Virgo and will be here until Wednesday morning. Use this energy to be practical and detail oriented. Try not to be too perfectionist, though being thorough is useful here. If you start something new, make sure everything is “checked off your list” and good to go before moving ahead. It’s a good time to finish following through on uncompleted projects as well. This is not a time to be reckless with your health.
Wednesday at 7:43am the moon is in Libra. Take time to appreciate the beauty around you, spend time with those you love, and if an argument comes up - be compromising. This is a great time to go on a date or to do some needed self care. The moon will be in this sign until the 17th.
Moon Void of Course
I won’t go into detail about this here, but when the moon is in between changing zodiac signs, it goes through a period called “Void of Course”. Things started at this time often get delayed, need adjustment, end up failing, or otherwise just not being stable.
If you’re making any major decisions (e.g. starting a new business, making investments, or even first dates) they should be avoided during this time if possible, as well as planning anything important. Instead, do something such as cleaning, reading, meditating, or so on. If you are going to close a business or end a relationship, this is the time to do so.
Times this week:
Jan.10th 3:58pm to Jan.11th 4:15am
Jan.13th 5:41am to 6:05am
Jan.15th 4:12am to 7:42am
Hope you enjoyed, stay tuned for next week!