4 Ways to Understand the Moon

tumblr_m28nuiwwsy1rosrwvo3_12801. The Moon rules all nighttime or unconscious activities: shadowy creatures, heightened intuition, and habitual habits. The Dark Side of the Moon is not just a Pink Floyd album, it relates to the shadowy parts of the self. As any nighttime lover knows: when the Moon is out it’s time to release your creativity to its fullest. The Lunar part of the personality reflects the many different shades of being. So, you can be feeling weak and waning or feel that your psychic power is increasing.

2. Many Moons ago….The Moon is the natural ruler of the fourth house from which your roots grow and run deep. The Lunar feelings from the past, ripple all the way to the present and wash over all areas of your life. If your roots are entwined around unhappy memories from childhood and they still feel dramatic and vivid, then these remembrances can affect your daily moods. Memories are created all of the time, and you can choose to release negative emotions and create new happy experiences. It’s not about burying the past or dissociating from it, but you should try not to let the past spoil your current mood. The Moon can feel as sensitive as a weather barometer rising and falling. Moods pass and move through different phases. Richard Carlson was probably right when he said, “A low mood is not the time to analyze your life. To do so is emotional suicide.”

3. The Moon side of our personality loves to hang on to memorabilia. It is often the place you need to clean out those bulging closets and crowded shelves. You’ll always find – particularly around the watery parts of the birth chart – there is a need for some periodic emotional cleaning, and sweeping out of the clutter negatively influencing you from the past. It involves clearing away all of those funky emotions blocking up your emotional bogs, swamps, and marshes, anything preventing you from making progress. Clearing out the water pipe is not the easiest or most pleasant job, incredibly foul smelling at times, but it’s a pretty good feeling when the water runs clear.

4. The Moon in your personality encourages you to look inwards not outwards. The Moon has been related to the human soul, or, more accurately, subconscious parts of the being. It represents the sum of the past and anything deeply rooted in your personality. You will always fall comfortably back into your Moon profile – like walking a well-known path or heading home, you need no directions.