A quick boring bit:- The Moon makes a complete cycle of the 12 signs of the zodiac every 27 days 7 hours and 43 minutes, with this in mind the influence of the sign it occupies gives an emotional tone which can be favorable or unfavorable in your life depending on your particular sign. Skeptics have often remarked that it’s unadulterated rubbish;-A simple answer is to explain it in ways that they might understand through a little bit of science or as it's normal name - common sense.
Okay think of it this way the Moon has long been recognized and proven to have a physical effect over large amounts of water (which make up 70% of this planet). This influence through the gravitational pull gives us the tides and their timing can be plotted as there is natural cycle which forms a pattern. Now following this through fairly logically our bodies are made up of approx 66% of WATER !!!!!!
Amazing to think that the people believe the moon wouldn’t affect us, it’s funny but many years ago Doctors were trained in Astrology and back then recognized the effects of the moon in it’s different phases through the 28 day cycle when operating on a part of the body ruled by it’s zodiac sign. This is well documented if anyone wants to research it and you will find it still stands to this day as being correct.
So back to how the Moon’s influence shows in our day to day lives, bear in mind everyone has their own cycle (moods) which is how biorhythms are established for the individual. This is a general explanation so you can work out how each 2 and a bit days influence you personally, mark it on your moon calendar and begin to see the patterns and moods for yourself.
New Moon until the first quarter - waxing
Anything that is Regenerative for the body, any special effort made will have good results. Great time to start new activities and begin new projects especially things that are ruled by the sign it occupies.
First quarter until the Full Moon - waxing
Concentrate on things that encourage development and growth, energy is usually stored for the body at this time.
Full Moon until the third quarter - waning
Very good time to detoxify the body. A time to bring plans to fruition,
Fourth quarter until New moon - waning.
Good results when clearing or cleaning your environment. Body recovers quickly during this time as it gets ready for the next phase. A time of intensity and high feelings this is a good time to go public, time to shine.
Activities begun during this phase rarely come to anything or they will turn out very differently than planned.
Moon cycle through the signs
Time to get moving the moon in this sign needs start new things; you may notice that everyone seems pushy, impatient and eager to go. Leave details and follow up later any competitive sports or martial arts is a good way to channel this energy constructively, don’t step on too many people’s toes.
Moon in Taurus
This moon is helpful to do solid, methodical work or follow things up that the Aries moon started. A good day to lay foundations for success, make Investments, buy property or do some hard bargaining. Anything that involves your working on your home will be positive, the garden or countryside might appeal, enjoy your food during this phase as there is no point dieting.
Moon in Gemini
Communication means action, phones, letters and networking are highlighted, a good day for all forms of mental work and multitasking. No point in trying to pin people down the energy of this moon is too restless, A good day for flirting and socializing, because of the talk talk talk tendency of this moon it would be very easy to give people’s secrets away.
Moon in Cancer
This is an emotional and sensitive time, people respond to personal attention in the form of mothering. A good time to stay at home and see to family, share memories, not a good time to clear out anything as this moon doesn’t like to let go of anything that has memories attached. Intuition will be high and some shrewd thinking concerning what people really need. Pay attention to instincts and gut reactions.
Moon in Leo
This is a confident and generous moon cycle, a good day to ask for a promotion or pay rise. Dress well and people will sit up and take notice, be careful of being over extravagant it all well and good treating yourself like a star but you don’t have to go bankrupt in the process! Go to the theatre or a show anywhere that you can be seen. Don’t promise more than you can deliver.
Moon in Virgo
Time to get practical, sort your budget out, sort out repairs and have a health check. Now is the time to get health conscious and get your priorities in order. Good time to go over details as your critical acumen will be very sharp. Others may also feel to be in a critical or fault finding mood.
Moon in Libra
Attend to any legal matters, negotiations and contracts, this is a good time to mediate difficult situations. Make a special effort with your partner by doing something romantic. Buy yourself something beautiful, this is an excellent time to have a party and socialize. Avoid any type of confrontation, this moon is able to soothe ruffled feathers and make things civilized, so put it to good use.
Moon in Scorpio
Well here’s a day to do things with passion, excellent for concentration and focus just beware of becoming too emotionally intense as it would be very easy to get into heated and very sharp exchanges with people today including loved ones. Use this intense energy for trouble shooting, resolving problems or research. Watch for other people as well as yourself getting jealous and going to extremes. Good day for picking up information. Not a good time to drink with this moon.
Moon in Sagittarius
A good time to travel or get involved with philosophical discussions also planning long term goals. An upbeat exuberant feeling that gives a spirit of adventure, you’ll find that risk gambling appeals ie; betting on horses, casino or doing the lottery. Teaching, writing or spiritual activities will go very well today, a good time to get outdoors or involved with animals.
Moon in Capricorn
A day to accomplish so get moving, attend to anything that involves responsibilities, duties, family as this will be the theme during this phase. You will be held to your promises at this time, another way of utilizing this moon is to get rid of dead wood in your life and dental check-up’s.
Moon in Aquarius
Great day for getting involved with groups, clubs, meetings, politics or parties. Campaign for your personal cause, issues that deal with humanity are highlighted. Buying electrical equipment or gadgets will appeal today, you may even want to dress or look totally different to everyone else, and just for the sake of it hold a different point of view that shocks people and gets discussions going.
Moon in Pisces
Lovely creative energy, which will stimulate your imagination, a good day for movies, theatre, painting or reading. A good time to spend some alone time reflecting or meditating, but be warned that any form of negative escapism like drinking etc will have an adverse effect. A lovely daydreaming phase especially for romance, or maybe even helping someone who is having a hard time.
General Moon Calendar
IDEAL TIME FOR SIGN MOON OCCUPIES MOON PHASE To sell personal goods Taurus or Sagittarius Any of these signs Beauty treatments Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Aquarius 1st or 2nd quarter Start studying Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius 1st or 2nd quarter Borrowing money Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces 3rd or 4th quarter Breaking habits Leo, Virgo 3rd or 4th quarter Buy animals/pets All except Scorpio or Pisces New Moon, 1st quarter Antiques Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn Any of these signs Buying Car Gemini, Sagittarius 3rd or 4th quarter Clothes Taurus, Libra 1st or 2nd quarter Health foods Virgo Any of these signs Buy a home Taurus, Leo, Cancer New Moon Property for investment Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn 1st or 2nd quarter Collecting debts Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn 1st or 2nd quarter Cut hair for growth Cancer, Pisces New Moon 1st or 2nd Cut hair for thickness Taurus, Cancer, Leo 1st or 2nd quarter Tooth extractions Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius 1st or 4th quarter Tooth fillings Taurus, Leo, Aquarius 3rd or 4th quarter Fix cars Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, Virgo 1st or 2nd quarter Perms, colouring relaxing Aquarius 1st quarter Join society, club Gemini, Libra, Aquarius Any of these signs Move Home Taurus, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius Any of these signs Buy major appliances Aquarius 3rd or 4th quarter Send mail Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces 1st or 2nd quarter Sign important Papers Taurus, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius Any of these signs Start Diet Aries, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Aquarius 3rd or 4th quarter Start savings account Taurus 1st or 2nd quarter Start new job Taurus, Leo, Aquarius New Moon Have a party Gemini, Leo, Libra, Aquarius Any of these signs Train a pet Taurus New Moon Travel for pleasure Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius 1st or 2nd quarter Weddings Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Pisces 1st or 2nd quarter –avoid a Full Moon
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2014 Moon Phases Quick Reference Calendar
Calculated for (GMT)
Spring Equinox - Mar 20 at 16.57 GMT
Summer Solstice - Jun 21 at 10.51 GMT
Autumn Equinox - Sep 23 at 02.29 GMT
Winter Solstice - Dec 21 at 23.03 GMT
Lunar Total Eclipse: 15th April at 08:42 :25 Lib 15
Solar Eclipse: 29th April at 07:14 :08 Taur 51
Lunar Eclipse: 8th Oct at 11:50: 15 Ari 05
Partial Solar Eclipse: 23rd Oct at 22:56: 00 Scor 24
During any 24 hour period the body goes through it’s own cycle with specific organs working at their peak efficiency followed by a period of recovery and repair. This table was given to me some years ago by a healer who was also an astrologer called Evie, sadly she passed away nine years ago but I have kept it and used it for healing purposes and to help others become aware of their daily rhythms. This table is believed to have come from the “old, secret knowledge”, whether this is gypsy based or Wicca I’m not too sure but it stands up well for working with different organs for detoxifying or strengthening when using the times given.
Part ruled Working Cycle Resting Cycle Stomach 7 a.m – 9 a.m 9 a.m – 11 a.m Spleen & Pancreas 9 a.m – 11 a.m 11 a.m – 1 p.m Heart 11 a.m – 1 p.m 1 p.m - 3 p.m Small Intestine 1 p.m – 3 p.m 2 p.m – 5 p.m Bladder 3 p.m – 5 p.m 5 p.m – 7 p.m Kidneys 5 p.m – 7 p.m 7 p.m – 9 p.m Circulation 7 p.m - 9 p.m 9 p.m – 11 p.m General Energy 9 p.m – 11 p.m 11 p.m – 1a.m Gall bladder 11 p.m – 1a.m 1 a.m – 3 a.m Liver 1 a.m – 3 a.m 3 a.m – 5 a.m Lungs 3 a.m – 5 a.m 5 a.m – 7 a.m Large Intestine 5 a.m – 7 a.m 7 a.m – 9 a.m