The Moon Phases or lunations, symbolize when new seeds are planted and eventually when everything comes to fruition. As the Moon transits around the zodiac, it produces a series of conjunctions and oppositions with the transiting Sun – these are, astronomically, the full and new Moons. If it happens that one of these phases hits the chart at an important point, events quickly develop, especially concerning existing planetary transits that can be activated into action. Most of all, it can be particularly interesting to observe the houses of the lunations for they reveal what areas of life will be illuminated.
During the year, the most powerful lunations are the eclipses setting off powerfully critical issues in the natal the the chart. We generally experience two pairs of eclipses each year, two solar (new Moon) and two lunar (full Moon) and each pair falling around six months apart. It is believed that these form the more intense periods with the other lunations presenting a back-light. Mundane events also generally follow the lunar cycle and if we follow what is happening out-there we often spot a pattern relating to the lunar phases, its aspects and what is happening all around us. Similar to beginnings and endings we read the cyclic phases they portend and predict when we are most likely to feel certain issues in our lives. The ancients believed we should start new projects under the light of the new Moon. Astronomers also know that our luminary influences the tides, but its ever-changing nature has also fascinated us as observers. The lunation cycle is another guide to the background influence of our life that can be subtle or sometimes reach great intensity.
Moon Phases 2015