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The Progressed Moon: Your Emotional Barometer

I’m a moody critter. So are you. Minute by minute, day by day, every single person on the planet goes through a myriad of emotions. If you wake up in a boo-hoo mood, there it is, plain and simple. Sure, you can consciously change that…but there’s the undeniable truth of how you first felt when you opened your eyes. Feelings are here to stay.

In astrology, the Moon is the heart, or the emotional barometer. It tracks unconscious longings and desires-your moods. As you progress through different times in your life, certain moods prevail for as little as 1-1/2 years or as long as 3 or 4 years.

To stay happy, to be attuned to the Moon’s need for irrational joy, being true to your heart is key. My progressed moon just entered the area of one-on-one relationships (the 7th house, house of “we”) in the sign of discriminating, puzzle-solving Virgo. I feel the desire to connect with others. To have conversations that are information-rich (Virgo) and benefit each person equally (7th). Case in point, I just met with a man who offered me a shared business proposition. As we discussed the details (Virgo), there was true rapport. it was a comfortable (7th house) yet stimulating (Virgo) exchange of ideas. It felt really, really good-and utterly natural. My Moon was grinning.

The Moon needs to be fed the kind of mood food that keeps it healthy. Have you ever done something that you really didn’t want to do? For other people, for show, because a job dictates that you must? Maybe with a smile pasted on your face that says (cartoon box, please), “I’m enjoying myself.” But your heart knows better…and it’s sad/p.o.’ed/bored, etc. You know when you’re happy-your heart soars. No effort needed.

For example, if your progressed Moon is entering the 9th house of adventure, travel, meaning and learning-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, book a trip. You’ll benefit from culture shock. Sign up for an experiential class that will widen your horizons. Then watch your happiness quotient soar.

There are 12 houses in astrology, or areas of experience, as well as 12 signs. The Moon is always coupled with a sign or, sometimes, 2 signs, as it moves through a house. It takes about 28 years for the progressed moon to sweep through all of these houses and signs. If you’re true to your heart (the Moon), you’re happy. If not, a kind of discontent and dreary expectation of never getting your needs met dominates.

Where are you in your emotional journey? It’s easy enough to find out. Book an appointment with an experienced astrologer (me). You’ll learn about the timing, what “soul” (Moon) food will satiate your hunger and how to optimally respond to the emotional wisdom always available to you.

It’s an inside job, kids. Hope to see y’all soon.

Love & mischief,

Joyce

 

Good times to file your taxes: Moon-void-of-course

It’s tax time. When you’re expecting a refund, that’s a good thing. But if you’re an entrepreneur, you probably have to itemize expenses and pay taxes. And you don’t want to catch the eye of the IRS.

Even if you’re scrupulously honest, audits do happen. Here is a very practical astrological suggestion that can help you stay under the radar when you pay your taxes this April.

What is it? The Moon is Void-of-Course. In plain English, please? The astrological Moon is the background “mood” of our lives. As it cycles the earth, it makes a series of energetic connections with the planets in our solar system. For example, if it’s flirting with Venus (the planet of relationships), you may be more inclined to tell someone how much you care. When being stimulated by Mercury, you’re in the mood to have interesting conversations.

When the Moon is not making any energetic connections to any other heavenly body, there is no specific “mood.” If you use a CPA who files your taxes, let him or her do so whenever they please. What’s critical is when you pay taxes. During a Moon Void-of-Course, there is no particular “vibe” to it that action which could potentially attract the attention of a tax auditor. While this isn’t a 100% guarantee, consider it an additional safety measure.

Following are the times when the Moon is void-of-course (based on Pacific Daylight Time). Just pop your check in the mail or send it off electronically. Times outside of these windows are active.

Wednesday, 4/7: 4:18AM-8:51 AM PDT

Monday, 4/12: 8:51 AM-9:31 AM PDT

Wednesday, 4/14 3:23PM-6:55 PM PDT

My personal favorite is Wednesday, 4/14 because there it is the day of the New Moon–new beginnings. As you walk to your local mailbox and drop your return in, enjoy the peace that comes with a little extra insurance. Then go have that glass of wine and relax. You’ve done the very best that you can do. And if you never hear from the IRS, it just might be because you decided to try out this practical piece of astrological information.

To your wealth and health,

Joyce