The Cycles of Living

Stepping Stones to the Future


The Moon and You

The Moon's cycle is the easiest to observe. The Moon moves through every sign of the zodiac about thirteen times a year. You experience this cycle so many times there is a tendency to overlook its patterns. However, it is a potent and predictable factor in your life. In general, the daily Moon sign provokes the same response from each of us.

Observe the Moon cycle patterns in your life. Notice when you tend to be prickly, joyful, nervous, careless, etc. Keep track of which Moon signs tend to be in play when you're happy, sad or distracted. Once you know how each sign works for you, life will smooth out, considerably.

The Moon is the undisputed emotional barometer. In fact, when emotions are out of control we call it Lunacy. It is helpful to know which lunacies are affecting us during the week.

The Moon traverses four signs this week - Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus. Everyone experiences each sign in general terms. You have the task of understanding the emotional effect of the Moon as you interact with strangers, friends, neighbors and colleagues, AND, you have to meld that with how it personally affects you.

Apr 13 - Apr 19

Monday through Tuesday Afternoon
Monday combines the unstable energy of Aquarius with irascible Mars. It is a volatile combination. You will push back of others criticize, complaint or challenge you. This can lead to accidents because you are distracted and dismayed. Take your time. Whether it is dialogue or action, you need to slow down and be cautious. ACT, do not REACT. It is really about attitude. If you look on the bright side and avoid fault-finding, you will have a more positive experience during this transit. Things certainly lighten up a bit Tuesday morning. Keep that in mind. The void Aquarius Moon occurs Tuesday from 3:45p-4:12p ET/12:45p-1:12p PT. That is a short window to mail or transmit your tax returns.

Tuesday Afternoon through Thursday Afternoon
comes in with a rush of emotions. You get sentimental. Sad stories will tug at your heart strings. You may even consider making serious changes in your life because something inside you feels different. You might come up with a plan of action that you did not think existed in the past. Since Pisces is all about home and hearth, security and harmony will be most important to you. The void Pisces Moon extends from Apr 15 @ 5:36p ET/2:36p PT to Apr 16 @ 4:59p ET/1:59p PT. That is over 24 hours of void energy. Use it wisely. Finish projects. Get your taxes out on time. Take life in stride. Keep your 'to-finish' list short.

Thursday Afternoon through Saturday Evening
With the vibrancy of Aries guiding you almost anything is possible. Remember that the pace speeds up considerably for these few days. Traffic moves faster; trains, planes and buses are one time or early. Be aware of any timetable you must use. Be just a little ahead of the game. When Aries is in charge, however, you can get ahead of yourself. Be caution. Take your time. And, if you're early, be patient while you wait. Bring along a book, magazine or game to help you cope with waiting. The void Aries energy occurs early evening on Saturday. It will be as though the off switch kicked into gear. Relax and give into the feeling. Time to rejuvenate your body and rest your mind.

Saturday Evening through Sunday
Enjoy the day. Taurus prefers you spend time with family or friends if you can. If that's not possible, think about them. Work in your garden. Pull weeds. Plant new flowers. Connect with the earth. If you do not all this slower energy to replenish you, you will become quite irritable. Sunday ends with void Taurus energy. Sleep well.

If you would like to know the Moon signs each week, come back to this home page on Mondays.