Libra

Libra, 23 September – 22 October

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

Libra is the cardinal Air sign. Air signs are mental, communicative and always focused on humanity.

Libra, the Scales is the Seventh sign of the Zodiac. Sun enters Libra on 23 September, Autumn Equinox when the Day and Night are equal and Time is in perfect Balance. Thus Equality, Balance and Justice are priorities for Libra.

Those of us born under the Celestial Scales sometimes find ourselves walking on eggshells for all that we strive for is keeping the balance in our relationships. We know the secret that the Universe is a relationship: between planets and the Sun, between Day and Night, netween all the stars and galaxies of our infinite, ever-growing and ever-flowing Universe.

When two individual beings come together their union always hangs on a balance. There is always a set of unwritten rules, sometimes contracts or recipcoral agreements in all relationships.

Venus, the Goddess of Love, is the ruler of Libra for she brings us together. There is always a magic element in meetings, almost a secret power. As quoted above, meeting of two people is a lor like meeting of two different essences, almost alchemical. A relationship is always a third entity.

In “the other” we can only find lost nad forgotten parts of ourselves which will lead us to wholeness and a greater truth. Therefore more than often relationships act as a vehicle or catalyzer for our individuation process. Libra rules the process of coming together and more importantly maintaining the relationships and contracts. This is always a very delicate process but Librans are masters of this art. Indeed they are naturally capable of any art or craft that requires style, beauty, delicacy and aesthetics.

Librans keep harmony and balance in their life and relationships. That is how they survive the ups and downs of life yet once their balance is shaken off, it may take time and effort to re-establish it. They can see and consider both ends in a situation. They can change their perspective and see it from both sides. Scales are always looking for the perfect balance, therefore they measure very keenly, with a deep intention to bring justice and respect everyone’s rights.

Their refined manner makes them excellent at human conduct. Famous diplomats and spokespeople have strong Libra placements.

Libra knows how to balance out her relationships, just like a wise Venus Flytrap. The Lady Venus Flytrap attracts her victims to her traps and her precious pollinators to her flowers which she raises high up away away from the nasty traps. So that she will enjoy her meals while getting assistance in immortality by bees and butterflies.

Source: Wikipedia

Libra loves making comparisions and thinking in relative terms. They are always looking for the optimal solution. Yet comparision, when applied on one’s self or others, can be quite a non-regenerative habit.

Bearers of the Scales do not want to upset others or never they wish to start a conflict. Therefore sometimes they conciously – or unconciously – choose to stay silent when they need to be speaking. They may find themselves silently accepting situations or signing treaties of peace which may not be sustainable in the lon run. Developig an awareness around being more self-centered can help the Venian souls to navigate easier.

Design, decoration, beauty, architecture, fashion, photography, fine arts… Any are of profession where a inner sense of aesthetics is for the Libra born individuals. Bringing people together, uniting these who need to meet and making peace between broken hearts are natural duties of Libra. In some cases, many Librans are natural matchmakers!

Virgo

Virgo, 21 August – 21 September

Virgo, the sixth sign of the Wheel of Zodiac, Wheel of Undestructable Life, is the mutual Earth sign. Virgo knows how to analyze, discern, distribute and fracture and then re-unite with greater harmony and beauty. When I come across wonderful flower arrangements or incredible craft, I tend to think that it must have been created by a Virgo.

Virgo is a mental sign. Thinking and sometimes overthinking can take a lot of their time, yet the true desire of the Virgo soul is to produce.

In many mythologies we come across the Virgin goddess who gives birth. This is the work of Virgo, acquiring divine inspiration from Leo, the Sun, working meticulously on it, sometimes getting too deep, spending all their night on a single detail  – which is neccessary – and grounding, creating the divine perfection in our Earthly realm. This is no easy work but it is only the Virgo born individuals who can excel and reach the peaks of perfection in their work.

Virgo knows how to seek and note the differences in quality. Rarely do they mix apples with pears. Their excellence in organizing and categorizing matter takes them to professions where they can work with biology, healing, medicine, and all forms of crafts. Sometimes they may be stuck in their mind but they must always remember that Virgo is an Earth sign and working with matter, producing, working in their own workshop, providing productions and services to others will be exceedingly satisfactory for them. Yet first they may want to sail through the sirens of Overthinking, Overanalyzing, Perfectionism and Self-Criticism.

Remember how Odysseus sails through the Sea of Sirens ? Goddess Circe advises him to have himself ties to the mast and cover his men’s ears with beeswax. Yet Odysseus’ own eyes and ears would remain open so that he could witness and observe. Why do we even go through the Sea of Sirens, Hades, Cyclopes or any other experience if we are not to observe and become concious of it ?

Mast of his ship is Odysseus’s purpose. He gets himself tied to his purpose, one specific goal, so that he does not get distracted. Yet he keeps observing his own distractions so that he can sail through them.

Virgo heals herself and others. She has an urge to fix and make everything function more smoothly and effectively.

Virgo is the sign with great creative potential because she works with matter. You can have a lot of inspiration but what is it unless you create a solid work out of it ? Unless you plan, structure and work on your visions, they will only be nice ideas lingering in your mind. If you do not produce and release your current visions, you may not move on to your next project quite soon. Virgo bears the sacred function of grounding divine inspiration, in other worlds: making dreams a reality.   

Leo

Leo, 21 July – 21 August

Those of us born in the heat of summer, under the shining fur of the Celestial Feline, are natural born kings and queens. We lead by the heart.

What makes the Leonine individuals so attractive, loveable and relatable is the warm aura of love and wisdowm they carry as their very own crown. It suits them well.

Leo is the fixed Fire sign. Infinite inspiration, endless creativity and eternal joy are bestowed upon Leo. We are all attracted to the radiance of Leonine kings and queens because we instinctively know that their light will lead us to greater love, wisdom and a higher purpose.

Leo has a lot of love to share with her chosen elite. Not everyone may be eligible to enter the palace of the Queen of the Hearts but she will choose those around you quite wisely, or at least she should. Those who approach her with lame words of empty praise should be crossed from their invitation list.

What Leo seeks and identifies himself with is love. Love makes us vulnerable and we can only be courageous only when we are vulnerable. This is the test of Leo. Will the Queen face her vulnerabilities with courage despite her roaring fears, vanity, pride and prejudice ? Will the firey energy of leo ground itself in the toiling fields of Virgo and fertilize the Earth ?

During my corporate days, working at a global company, I had a wonderful collegue, he was genuine Leo. When he entered the office in the mornings – slightly late for Leo for the lion loves his sleep – we would all turn our heads momentarily and look at him! It was the solar energy which radiates from his person. Sometimes a friend would tease him with a joke and the office would bathe in laughter, bringing fun. Leo loves fun and emanates strong positive energy all around him. This man had the biggest, most compassionate and generous heart I have ever known. I have witnessed him helping perfect strangers without any expection. Leo is the one you can rely on.

For Leo, this world is a stage and her life is a performance. She will thrive under stage lights and while everyone is looking at her. Many actresses and people “on the stage” have significant Leo energy in their natal charts.

Fun loving, creative, playful and entertaining attitude of Leo can turn into an inclusive leader at the time of need. When leading the group is neccessary you will see your fun Leo friend turn into a natural leader. A Leo will give you hearthy portions of whatever you need and even you do not need. They will take care of you and you will feel safe, secure and accepted around them.

There is only one secret to the Lion’s Heart: Gratitude. Throughout the ages, our ancestors praised and revered the Sun, the ruler of Leo. Sun is our sole source of energy: heat and light. In many cultures offerings are made to the Sun to express recognition and gratitude for his generous Greatness.

The nature of Leo is not widely different. As the source of light and love in the community, Leo born people are givers and leadership is their service. In return for all their sinere efforts to make us feel loved, accepted and cared for, they expect a “thank you”. Honoring your Leo friends is the best thing you can do for them. Say thanks, express your love and gratitude openly. Show them how their efforts and caring has improved your life and remind them of the times they were the only ones there to drop you home, to bring you a meal and helped you. Do not forget to express your gratitude before the Sun sets.

Cancer

O Holy and Blesséd Lady

perpetual comfort of humankind

Who by Thy bounty and Grace nourishes the Whole World

Who bears a great compassion

as a loving mother would

for the troubles of the miserable

You are She

That is the natural Mother of All Things

the Mistress and Governess of all the Elements

First of the Gods Celestial

Light of the Goddesses

Cancer, 21 June – 21 July

Cancer is the first of the Water Signs. Water creates cohesion. Family, belonging, tribe, protection and nourishment and unconditional love are found in the realm of the Celestial Crab.

The strongest quality of Cancer is its ability to bring life where there is no life. Remember that in Egyptian myths, Goddess Isis wanders to world to find pieces of her beloved Osiris and brings them together to rebirth him. In Ancient Egypt the Golden Scarab was the symbol for the sign of Cancer. Scarab, or with a more modern name dung beetle, is a marvelous being. Thousands and thousands of dung bettles make dungballs and carry them to the dry and lifeless desert to leave their eggs inside and hide them under the sand. Obviously this is not the ethereal magic story you came here to read about your Zodiac sign. Yet there is a magical quality in it: Scarabs bring life: they make the dry desert green with the grass that grows from their holes in the sand. This is the very magic of Cancer: Life Giving.

Birthing, nourishment and protection are the keywords for Cancer. Cancer is the home and hearth. Where we feel protected, supported, loved and welcome. Cancerian people are natural givers because they know that the Universe has limitless resources.

Mothering is the act of the Cancerian personality. Mothering is not only biological mothering but it can be any act where we priotize those we take care of before us. Mothering makes people and things grow and flourish. It is like watering a plant so that it grows: bringing life to dry lands, like the Nile.

Mother’s Milk is another great symbolism for the sign of Cancer. While Hera and Athena wanders, they come across the baby Herakles. Hera suckles him but Herakles bites her nipple. So suddenly Hera pushes him away and milk pours out of her divine breast. Thus is created our Galaxy, Milky Way: γάλα means “milk” in Greek.

Those born under the sign of the Ever-Birth are life-bringers. They nourish and support whom they belong with. Their homes are their sanctuaries where they love gathering all their family and serving warm and hearty meals.

Protection. Imagine the little crab walking inside her had shell and feeling your every move. Even before you begin to reach for it, the wise crab will start to move away from your movement. Their soft and sensitive core is hidden and well-protected inside the shell. They know their vulnerabilities and want to protect and preserve themselves. That is why sometimes Cancerians seem to be heartless or overly rational individuals.

Those born under the Celestial Crab may identify themselves with whom they belong. Family, tribe and homeland are significant for them. They will fight for those they love and care about. They walk the extra mile for whom they belong with. They are the ones who are there when you need them. They will share your sorrows and all emotions, they will cry with you. They are excellent at caring, wrapping their loves ones in love and compassion.

Gemini

Gemini, 21 May – 21 June

Gemini, the Celestial Twins Castor and Pollux are the brothers of Helen of Troy. They are known as the protectors of sailors.

Symbolism of Gemini is composed of two individuals head to head, talking to each other, they are in endless communication. Gemini is the first social sign. The child is born in Aries, wears his clothes and acquires his toys in Taurus and begins to explore his environment in Gemini. Therefore Gemini is the sign of curiosity, communication, exploration and acquiring basic information.

Curiosity drives the Mercury ruled Geminin individual. Language, words and thoughts are their tools of the craft. Speaking, writing and all forms of transferring information and ideas belong to the realm of the Twins.

This is the place where we begin to think. The duality of Gemini is the duality of animal and thinking human: Our physical nature and civilized self. The ancients knew this as physis and nomos. Only the wise can marry the animal and the thinker in themselves and reach a new level of human experience.

Coming to the world with the anture fit for making the opposites connect, those born under the Celestial Twins are great communicators. They bring people together, they connect the dots. They write, publish and share information. They are masters of practical thinking which gives results here and now. They may now look too far into the future but they know what to do and what to say in this very instance. On the other hand their ever-growing cruosity will drive them towards you and you will also find it very easy to connect with your Geminine friends. They have the gift of socializing with everyone as well as serving as a hub to make other meet.

Those born under the light of the Celestial Twins are driven by curiosity. That is why they may not always find a lot of time to dwell on a single subject. There are myriads of information to cover, explore and taste. They look around with child-like eyes of wonder as the World beckons to them with a thousand flowers. They are to be attracted and this is what makes them attractive in return. Stars, leaves, flowers and raindrops talk to them and they reply. Soul of the Geminine human is in an unending dialogue with the Universe, always asking like a child, ever eager to learn.

I have seen many natal charts of dancers, a lot of them with Gemini rising. Authors, novelists and gret speakers are often of the Celestial Twins. They are natural born wordsmiths who never tire of talking, writing and speaking.

Asteroid Medusa

In astrology the head of Medusa is already the fixed star Algol . Algol brings in “rage of the woman” in Traditional Astrology. Traditional Astrology is written down by patriarchal minds for which “rage of the woman” was something to be scared of, crying wildly from the depths of the Unconcious.

In classical myth, Medusa is a demon whose gaze will turn you into stone and there is quite a bounty on her snake ridden head. Is this really so ?

When we begin to study Medusa, we find a fantastical rape and punishment story. Poseidon rapes her and Athena punishes her. Yes, still in this world there are women getting punished and persecuted by the society for getting raped. Yet as we walk down the thread of Medusa, we find ourselves in a deeper and rather urgent reality. Her story will take us to Minos.

As I am writing these, Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, is approaching the Asteroid Medusa, bringing us her message.

The legend of Perseus beheading Medusa means, specifically, that “the Hellenes overran the goddess’s chief shrines” and “stripped her priestesses of their Gorgon masks”, the latter being apotropaic faces worn to frighten away the profane.

That is to say, there occurred in the early thirteenth century B.C. an actual historic rupture, a sort of sociological trauma, which has been registered in this myth, much as what Freud terms the latent content of a neurosis is registered in the manifest content of a dream: Registered yet hidden, registered in the unconscious yet unknown or misconstrued by the conscious mind.
      — J. Campbell (1968)

When we leave the Myceans behind and enter the Gates of Minos we find ourselves in a different world and a place where we feel that we belong.

In Minos, we find Goddess Athana, the Goddess of the Palace, the one who watches over and protects. She has snakes in her arms. That is the origin of Medusa. The deities of former civilizations are usually turned into demons by the incoming civilization. The incoming civilization can also make them their own just like the funny image of Athena, the girl with a warrior helm: still the snakes and the gorgon being carried in her imagery. Asteroids Medusa and Pallas are deeply linked for they boh come from the same root.

At the Temple of Apollon in Dydima, located at a hilltop, the visitors would behold the face of Medusa as they climbed up the hill. Gaze of Medusa will keep evil away.

In your chart, position of the Asteroid Medusa may show you your hidden power. What did you forget about yourself ? Where have you been suppressed, silenced with violence ? What is here for you to regain ?

Today we know that she is no demon. She is the demonized power in a woman. She is what this world wants to forget. She is objectified when Perseus wants to gain glory by annihilating. Could he ?

You can refer to Mysteries of the Dark Moon by Demetra George for more information. I suggest you read this book if you are interested in this subject.

Blessings,

Begüm

April 2020

Istanbul

Asteroid Circe

“Presently they reached the gates of the goddess’s house, and as they stood there they could hear Circe within, singing most beautifully as she worked at her loom, making a web so fine, so soft, and of such dazzling colours as no one but a goddess could weave.”

Circe, who is seated on the throne. She reigns over the fates of men. Her divine song fills her house as she does her work. Wild animals and all forces of nature are at her command.

As I am writing this, the Asteroid Circe is conjunct Chiron, perhaps wanting us to be mentored in her ways. Her quite mysterious ways.

We find her seated on the throne in translation I have, the Turkish translation of the Odyssey made by Azra Erhat, perhaps the first translation of Homer made by a woman. I could not find any English translations where she is said to be seated on a throne but there must be. Waterhouse’s painting of Circe pictures her the right way, on the throne with a footstool, emphasizing her exalted divine status.

I also love the mirrior at the back. She does not turn you into something you are not. She shows you what and who you truly are. Mirriors only reflect back the truth about you. It can be a piglet, dove or any form… it is up to you, your nature. What did Odysseus see on her mirrior ?

Odysseus, the mortal aided by the gods – divine perception / Providentia – finds himself as a human in the hall of the Goddess. Only those who are led by the Gods can communicate with the Great Goddess and perhaps have a chance to know her even more deeply. Odysseus is our model man. It is up to us to tread his path or keep squeking as cute little piglets.

She is certainly “the Other” for patriarchy. She is Nature which the patriarchal mind wanted to tame and rule over for thousands of years. That is why the modern man has to go through what Odysseus went through… He is miserably dragged away from his Home.

In your own natal chart, the Asteroid Circe may show you where you come face to face with the Goddess. Will you listen to those who guide you or will you just rush into her house ?

Recently there was a fantastic story about Circe. Depicting her as a little goddess girl who falls in love with a sea-worn stranger can only be an entertaining thought for us.

Blessings,

Begüm

April 2020

Taurus

Taurus, 21 April – 21 May

Sun travels through the sign of Taurus between 21 April and 21 May.

There are two concepts to summarize Taurus: Wealth and Beauty. Sons and daughters of the Celestial Bull do not run after wealth and beauty for they are the ones who carry these qualities in their very being.

Nature is the source of all Wealth and the creator of Beauty. Further we deviate from Nature, further we find oursleves struggling in a world of lack and dismay.

Taurus born individuals gather the abundance that sprouts from the fertile Earth. They have a natural inclination towards material world. In some extreme cases, their worldview can be overly materialistic. Sometimes they can even struggle to understand those who do not value material needs as much as they do.

Taurus identifies herself with what she has and what she values. Acquiring what she finds valuable may become a quest for life. Great patience and unwavering endurance will accompany them in their quest to create and gather wealth. They usually tend to opt in for the jobs and occupations promosing financial security and stability. For Taurus, getting very wealthy is secondary. First and foremost they will establish material and financial security before taking any steps further in life.

Making movements, taking actions and stepping out of the comfort zone can be quite displeasing for the slow and steady Taurus. We must understand that they love their routines, tasty habits, warm and soft environments. It may be quite a challenge to get the Bull out of his comfort zone.

If we should go deeper into the symbolism of Taurus, we find that bull and especially bullheads were symbols for humanity since very early times: as early as Neolithic period. Marija Gimbutas says that the bull head symbolized the womb and birth. Perhaps birthing into the Earthly realm, being incarnated and inhibiting a human body was symbolized with the bull. How fitting this is with the astrological symbolism of Taurus.

Taurus holds the principle of earthliness, solidness and waking up to the beauty and generous abundance of the Earth. Every year in Spring, we are given a chance to grow our roots deeper into Earth, ground the firey energy of the Sun and fill our life with a thousand flowers.

Aries

Aries, 21 March – 21 April

Primus inter pares. Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac: Wheel of Life Indestructable.

All trees bud and flowers bloom at March 21 when Sun enters Aries. Mother Earth is awakened from her long slumber and she rises in all her glory, adorned with a thousand flowers. This is our moment of awakening.

Those of us born under the shining horn of the Celestial Ram are here to blow the horn and fill the skies with their wake up call. Individuals who are born between 21 March and 21 April are natural born athletes and warriors. They are here to cry out their individuality and uniqueness to the world. Aries is the first phase of life, early childhood: every child is a princess of her individual world.

Aries is the phase of life when the child recognizes that she is a seperate entity. She is the center of attention, love and all praise. She is the newborn force of nature, ready to replace the old and decaying ones. Therefore she needs to fight her way out of the world that surrounds her and express her uniqueness.

If you have an Aries friend, he will always be initiating you to the next chapter of your life. They love bringing in the new ideas and spreading them like seeds so that they can take root, sprout and flourish into the future. Thus the people born under the sign of the Celestial Ram are thinkers. They start the revolutions, they sound the horn and most importantly they shoot the first arrow.

Aries individuals are action oriented. They act without hesitation or a second thought. Patience can be a challenge for them. When they feel stuck they will destroy the walls around them like a fresh sproutling making its way from the darkness of the Earth to the light and heat of the Sun. Children of the Eternal Flame will always start the race, run the marathon and light the torches at the peaks of Olympus, Mountain of the Gods.

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Astro Weekly: 13 April – 20 April

This weeks’s significant astro events are solar ingress into the fixed sign Taurus and Venus getting slower, preparing for her journey to the Underworld where she will search for the beloved Adonis.

We begin the week the age old theme: Power. Luna will touch Jupiter and Pluton while she will be gliding through the sign of Capricorn. Then she will conjoin Saturn in the frosty Aquarius. We will be facing the reality of ourselves and be reminded of who and what we really are. The Sun will square Pluto and start the transformation we need to go through to rebuild our new world from the ashes of a demolished civilization. Now we have all the power but we need to transform ourselves to be able to embody and wield the true power within.

Now let us go through the days of the week:

Hagia Sophia is my referance place for timing.

Monday: The Moon is in Capricorn on Monday. Today we may want to create lasting structures in our lives. We are building up new lifestyles, new routines and new work habits. If we build while the Moon is in Capricorn, be sure that we build to last. Capricorn days are for us to climb our own mountain and put all the afford to reach the peak. We can write our own rules while the Moon is in Capricorn and the Sun is in Aries. This is a very powerful combination.

Tuesday: Today is a day of discipline. Our deeds today are built on strong ground. Today we are experiencing Sun squaring Pluto. This can be quite an unsavory energy if we mean to use it in the exterior world or in our relationships. The best way yo use this energy may be to question what power and will mean for us. What did our culture teach us about power ? What are the images of power ? What does it mean ? What is will ? What is will to be ? What is will to power ? This eventually reminds us Nietzsche’s Will to Power.

Wednesday: On Wednesday, Moon enters Aquarius. Now we can focus on our future. Our deeds, words, thoughts and desires at the very moment create our future. You must have heard the saying, the easiest way to know the future is to create it. What future will you create for yourself and all humanity ? The Moon – Saturn conjunction brings the Past and Future together: we begin to build our future with the experience and wisdom from the past right here, right now. Today we also have the Sun squaring Jupiter. This allows us to question our mindset, belief system and limiting beliefs. Do my beliefs allow me to grow further in life or do they block my growth ? Today we look at our mind and question and let go of what no longer serves us.

Thursday: Today seems to be a joyful day. Luna is activating the Mars – Venus trine. Remember that Ares and Aphrodite are lovers who meet in secret. Today their love is in the Air, in Air Signs: Gemini and Aquarius. All kinds of actively loving and flirting communication can flow through the wireless waves today. It has been quite a busy week so far, today we let go of the seriousness and have some fun at last.

Friday: On Friday the Moon does not have significant relations, therefore we may assume that Thursday’s beautiful energy may go on on this Venus Day. Still we can work on communication, relationships and perhaps with an ability to observe things from a different perspective. Today Venus and Juno are in harmony. This may mean harmonious communication in commited relationships. Love letters may be crowding the skies today 🙂 Today we can also have a look back through the month. What have we achieved since the New Moon in Aries ? How did we wield the pure energy of Spring ? What flowered in our garden ? We are in a time of awakening.

Saturday: This weekend is when we rest. We have been through a lot this month and now the Moon is waning in Pisces. What else could we ask for other than a replenishing sleep and deep dreams ? Let yourself sink into the dream worlds and discover the worlds beyond. The Moon squares Venus in the evening. This is always a very creative aspect. You can let your mind wander and allow yourself to dream and write. Moon is in Pisces, the Moon wants to dream and Venus is in Gemini, Venus wants to communicate love with words. Perhaps it is a very good evening to re-read your favorite fantasy novel or write yours!

Sunday: On Sunday before noon the Moon conjuncts Neptune, adding aethereal spirituality to our day. This can go two ways, either we sink in Dionysian fantasy or we rise to Apollonian enlightenment. Neptune aspects are always wild and unpredictable as Poseidon. Yet with Moon and Neptune, we are very open to the energies of this misty planet of Higher Love and spirituality. Later today the Sun ingresses into Taurus and we are on new ground. From this moment on we will be grounding and rooting the volatile energies of Spring. More growth is on its way.

Blessings,

Begüm

April 2020

Istanbul

Mother and Daughter: The Moon

Two years ago I made natal chart readings to two sisters who both were over 50, with significant life experience. The elder sister had a problematic relationship with their mother and the younger sister still loved and lived very close to her. The elder sister defined her mother as a dictating person of rules who intervenes in her life. The younger sister defined her mother as a giver, a nourishing and kind woman who still supports her. How can two people percieve the same woman so differently ?

Psychology tells us that our perception colours the world for us. We come to this world with certain inner arrangements and they constitute the bed for our perception of the world. Life is what we percieve. Can astrology help us understand and formulate how a person percieves the world ?

I believe the answer is yes.

In astrology, the natal Moon shows us how we percieve our mother and care givers. It gives us hints about the condition of the mother when the child was very young. It shows our emotional needs and what gives us emotional security as well as our expectations from our mother or primary care giver. In a woman’s chart the Moon also shows how she mothers her children. Asteroid Ceres should also be taken into consideration for a deeper analyzes.

Studying the natal chart of the elder sister, who has a problematic relationship with her mother, I can see that she has a rather troubled moon located in a sign where she is not favored, besieged by Jupiter and Saturn, in the Eigth House: house of crisis and things we find out of reach. This summarizes her relationship with her mother. In the younger sister’s chart the Moon is located in Cancer, the sign where she brings in all her nourishing warmth and in the Second House, where we find our support. Does not this match with her definition of her mother ?

I do not mean that “the Moon is strong so that she has a good relationship”. This would be cause and effect thinking and I do not apply this method of thinking in Astrology. The chart only shows us what is. Planets or signs do not influence us nor do they define us. Our very being is the central element, the natal chart is only an image of it. And a very helpful image, indeed.

Let us have a view on the natal Moon through the signs. You do not need to rush in defining your natal Moon with its sign condition only. House, aspects and most importantly the ruler of the Moon sign also plays important roles in deliniating the Moon in a natal chart.

Moon in Aries: A natural excitement colours the firey soul. Self-sufficiency and individualiy are important for the Aries Moon. People born with Moon in Aries can take enormous risks and act wirh urge when their loved ones are in danger and in need. They are attracted to anything brand new. New beginnings, awakening, taking initiative and inducing ideas are essential for those born with the Moon in Aries. Your mother might be an independent, self-sufficient and impulsive woman. Rashness can be balanced with peace and calm.

Moon in Taurus: Moon is exalted in Taurus. In the lush fields of Taurus the Moon can grow, fill her cup steadily. Financial security is a primary priority for those born with the Moon in Taurus. The Moon, emotions which change with the tides, find solid ground in Taurus. This brings in a well ordered mind and a grounded sense of the world. You may not be quick to act and rarely you may find yourself acting with urge. You may find security and deep happiness in Nature. Your mother may be a calm woman. Your caregivers were always there to answer your needs when you were small.

Moon in Gemini: People born while the Moon was in the intellectual Gemini love reading, writing and exchanging ideas. Learning can be a nourishing and satisfying activity. Curiosity may be your primary urge in life. You can find a deep connection with people who bring in inspiring ideas. Your mother and caregivers might have encouraged your studies, brought you children’s books and always supported you for your education. Your social life can be a priority for your emotional well being and happiness. You may be a very good communicator and a wordsmith.

Moon in Cancer: Moon rules the sign of Cancer. People born while the Moon was voyaging through the warm waters of Cancer are protective of their loved ones. They have a deep urge to protect and nourish others and themselves. Their first response to world is love and caring. Emotions can be intense, a little mermaid lives inside anyone born with the Moon in Cancer. Your intuition and emotions can rule the life. You may percieve the world through your emotions. Your mother or caregivers might be loving, caring and nourishing.

Moon in Leo: The queen’s daughter is a princess. Creativity, joy and positivity are your primary responses the world. Those born with the Moon in Leo are here to spread the joy, dance and be on the stage. In turn, you need to recieve appreciation. You feel safest where your efforts are recognized, appreciated and honored. You need to feel that you are loved and honored. A word of “thank you” can mean a lot.

Honoring your femininity, your mothers and your family can be a part of your self care rituals. Honoring your creative talents can bestow you the peace and emotional satisfaction you need. Your mother might be a woman of influence, one who always has the best outfit and accesories. She might have an association with performing arts as well.

Moon in Virgo: You are naturally very talented, logical and productive Moon is our natural urges and the natural urge in Virgo is to produce and fix the world. You may have an overthinking, overanalyzing and cricticizing mind but you will find solace, peace and calm when your hands are working. Daily routines, cleaning and cleansing your environment can soothe your mind and emotions. You may find emitonal secority when you are trained in healing arts and your cupboard is full of healing hers and essential oils. Be discerning when you are recieving crictism from other but especially yourself. Your mother might have been busy at work or be showing a worried nature. Working with your mind and grounding techniques will help you overcome the overactive mind and you will find how productive and abundant are the wheat fields of the Celestial Virgin.

Moon in Libra: Moon in the sign of Libra is telling us that you seek emotional balance. When your emotions are out of balance, so are you. Aesthetics also play an important role for your inner life. You can be ar your best when you are surrounded bu beauty, peace and good company. You are a natural peacemaker: your first response to conflict is to re-create peace. Equity is very important for you. In your relationships you may maintain a well balanced give and take formula. Your mother might have been a socially active woman who encouraged you to be social as well. She might have supported you in your relationships and taught you the subtle art of balancing all aspects of life.

Moon in Scorpio: Scorpio loves intensity. Those born with the Moon in Scorpio may have deep and intense emotional needs. Their intuition is very strong and an unfailing guide in their life. You may find yourself acting possesive and even obsessive towards your loved ones. Scorpio wants to know and share. People may share their secrets with you and trust that you will keep them. You may also have an instinctual talent to discover secrets or reach information that is meant to be hidden. Your instant reaction to life is to analyze deeply. You may feel other people’s emotions. You may have the skill of empathy which may be exhausting for you if it is not trained and directed well. At times you may find yourslef questioning your past and family dynamics. Once you are deeply and emotionally attached to someone, you may find it hard to let go. You must be very mindful of your emotions for they may have a tendency to linger for long and keep you at the same place.

Your mother and care-givers may be strong yet they might have to deal with challenging emotions. They taught you to survive during hard times.

Moon in Sagittarius: Born with the Moon in the adventurous sign of Sagittarius, you have a natural warmth and positivity towards life. You may find that freedom and independance are your primary needs. You may find great and deeply seated happiness in discovering cultures, travelling and new experiences. Your basic instinct and first response to life is an urgency to explore: to move beyond your limits and gain experience.

Your mother may be a spontenous, independent woamn who loves to laugh. She might have encouraged you to learn new languages, attend higher education adn explore the world. She taught you to keep the faith.

Moon in Capricorn: Order and structure. Those of us born with the Moon in Capricorn deeply desire to be successful. It is our career and social standing which gives us the emotional safety and security we seek. Order, rules, systems and all that is well oeprated and deeply rooted give us comfort. We may be distant in our relationships. Moon is our emotions and Capricorn is the peak of the Mountain where it is cold and harsh. We may not be very emotional folks but logical and most importantly, realistic.

Moon in Capricorn tends to see what is missing and lacking rather than waht is wonderful andcomplete. Gratitude exercises can work wonders to balance this aspect of the Moon in Capricorn. We most be very mindful of our emotions, for Capricorn has a tendency to fall to pessimism. It stems from the urge to make everything better, the urge to make the most of limited resources. Moon in Capricorn is a natural fault seeker our primary response to the world is to see the faults and control them. This urgency gives the Sea-Goat a tremendous steadfastness and decisiveness. In time she finds herslef at the top of her Mountain.

Your mother might have had respobsibilities. perhaps she was career oriented. Nevertheless, she taught you how to make the most out of your resources and endure during hards times.

Moon in Aquarius: Aquarius is not an easy sign to understand. Those of us born withthe Moon in Aquarius may be a bit aloof when it comes to emotions and attachment. We bear a distanced, logical yet unchancingly humanitarian nature. We may have a non-attaching attitude towards life. We may find emotional security when we discover new ideas and share them with others. Moon in Aquarius thinks outside the box and then thinks about the box, perhaps feels that she needs to invent a new form of container! Our first response to life can be detachment. We operate from a objective and logical nature. Children with the Moon in Aquarius may find traditional toys quite unsatisfying and make their own toys. They have a unique nature.

Your mother might have been a friend to you. She might have had her own space and non-negotiable time and space for her own pursuits and independent activities and social life. Yet she taught you to constantly think, grow and re-invent your world. Mental work and enlightenment could be a path for you.

Moon in Pisces: One thing those born with the Moon in Pisces need to be very aware of is their tendency to absorb other people’s emotions. High emphats as they are, they are deeply caring individuals with a hypersensitive feeling nature. Moon in Pisces is a two-sided sword. If keft on the auto-pilor, it may signal a tendency to get lost in dreams, to suffer disillusionment and the condition of the world. Pisces Moon tends to see how things feel and if not trained, can automatically percieve and pick up the painful feelings and scenes from the world. On the other side it bestows a limitless imagination, unhindered flow of inspiration and a spiritual nature which feeds from intuition.

Your mother might have sacrificed a lot for the family. Yet it is up to you to choose which Psicean traits to keep and which ones to transform.

Blessings,

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March 2020