Talk about synchronicity—I couldn’t wait to share this tidbit with you. I recently had a reading from my pal Lou Martin, who also channels the Pleiadians. A great deal of my reading focused on the fact that it is time for me to move away from my masculine side and explore and enjoy my feminine side. I’ve always said that I must have been a man in most of my past lives because I do have a tendency to identify more with masculine character traits; but still, I was surprised to be advised that it was time to explore the feminine aspects of my personality—and not at all sure how to proceed. And so I thought to myself that this would something that I would explore down the road, after giving it a little more thought and meditation time.
Then I received an email from Michael R. Svehla, MA, owner of Triple Water Astrology. Michael is an astrologer who wants us to know that there is much more to astrology than our Sun sign, and through Michael (and as you will see below), I learned that our Moon sign represents the feminine side of our personality. I know there are no coincidences, and that Michael’s email was a great big confirmation for me that I need to take what I was given in that reading and start to make some changes. I’ve done some research and learned that our Moon sign is just as important as our Sun sign, and here is Michael to properly introduce us to what Moon signs are all about:
Most people know their Sun sign immediately when you ask them…but did you know that you also have a Moon sign? Just as the Sun was in one of the twelve signs of the zodiac at the moment of your birth, so was the Moon. Our Sun sign represents the consciousness part of our personality, but the Moon has a different function…she is the unconscious and emotional side of our personality. The Sun and Moon are referred to as the luminaries in a person’s natal promise. Both are equally important, in my opinion. The Sun is the outer masculine side of the personality and the Moon is the inner feminine in the personality.
The Moon’s home sign is Cancer, where she fits well because Cancer is a watery and emotional sign. Moon in Cancer naturally fulfills her functions of nurturing, feeling, and receptivity. However, the Moon in each sign has strengths and weaknesses, or better said, has energies available that a person might choose to use productively or unproductively. I like to think of a person’s Moon manifesting via its sign as what is unconsciously longed for.
The Moon moves completely around the zodiac in slightly under a month (a MOONth). The Moon in a person’s chart can reveal a great deal of information about them without even looking at other planets. The Moon’s sign, house, dwadasama (1/12 of a zodiac sign), and phase all contribute to knowing a person via their chart.
Dear Readers, Michael put together a quick-reference chart of Moon signs, which is below, and he has also provided us with a link to a website that will quickly tell us what our Moon sign is—we just need to input our date, time (Michael notes that if you don’t your time of birth you can enter 12:00 p.m.), and place of birth: http://www.alabe.com/freechart/. I went to Alabe.com to find out my Moon sign, and found that when you input your personal data, it produces a comprehensive chart detailing your Sun and Moon signs, and much more. Here’s Michael’s chart:
- Moon in Aries – primary emotional need is independence and initiating activity
- Moon in Taurus - primary emotional need is material security and stability
- Moon in Gemini - primary emotional need includes the need to learn and communicate
- Moon in Cancer – primary emotional need includes providing a home and finding emotional security
- Moon in Leo- primary emotional need is to be admired and express one’s self
- Moon in Virgo – primary emotional need involves being discriminating and health matters
- Moon in Libra – primary emotional need is to balance with others
- Moon in Scorpio – primary emotional need is to transform self and others and experience the depths of emotions
- Moon in Sagittarius – primary emotional need is to explore the world and the higher mind
- Moon in Capricorn- primary emotional need includes the need to create structure and pursue achievement
- Moon in Aquarius- primary emotional need involves being social, humanitarian, and changing the world
- Moon in Pisces – primary emotional need is to connect with the source
I’ve always been pulled toward the study of astrology, but my studies have been limited to Sun signs, and Michael has opened my eyes to the fact that there is much more influencing us than the fact that we are a Scorpio or a Cancer, etc. Michael, who has an MA in Economics from a top 30 college, shares that astrology has been an amazing journey of spiritual awakening and growth for him personally, and I’m thinking that finally, I’m going to make the time to truly study this fascinating and important science. Maybe it will help me explore my feminine side! Namaste.
About Michael Svehla: Michael seeks to uncover the ‘big picture’ of your chart and offer insights in ‘plain English.’ He specializes in creating an astrological profile of your personality via the birth chart, which includes suggestions about how to shape your future. Some of the different charts Michael offers include a full natal chart (soul purpose/life path) and a chart for couples. For more about Michael and his services, please visit his website and Facebook page.
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