Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

It seems to me as though many people rarely consider the importance and power of the moon. True, many witches recognize the moon as powerful because it is a symbol of the Goddess, but have you ever actually sat and considered how awe-inspiring the moon really is?

Without the moon, life on our planet would be completely different than as we know it. Indeed, there are many that will tell you that without the moon, there would be no life on our planet as the influential pull of the moon on the ocean tides created tide pools from which life sprang forth. The landscape of our planet would be different; the atmosphere would be different. The moon’s influence on Earth is immeasurable.

And, just as the moon has such power and influence over the planet, so does it have such power and influence over us as well. They rhythm of the moon is an astrological process that is used by many to determine their birth charts, astrological influences and when they should perform certain tasks in their day-to-day lives.

In order to begin to truly use the power of the moon in your life though, one must really understand rhythm of the moon. For many people, the extent of moon “rhythm” knowledge they contain is that the moon goes through four phases; the new moon, first quarter moon, full moon and second quarter moon. Knowing these phases of the moon is very important, but when it comes to moon rhythm there is so much more to learn and understand!

The time it takes for the moon to pass through it’s four phases, from one new moon to the next new moon, is called a synodic month and takes about 29.53 days. The time it takes the moon to make it’s elliptical orbit around the Earth takes about 27.33 days and is called a sidereal month. As the moon makes it’s orbit, it passes through each of the zodiac signs which are ruled by a planet in our solar system. The aspect, or angle, that the moon has to these zodiac signs and planets can have a profound effect on activities in our lives.

Each of the 12 zodiac signs if ruled by one of the planets in our solar system, including the sun and the moon. For a quick rundown, here are the planets and the zodiac signs which they rule:

Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces
Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius
Mars rules Aries and Scorpio
Venus rules Taurus and Libra
Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo
Uranus rules Aquarius
Neptune rules Pisces
The Moon rules Cancer
The Sun rules Leo

As the moon moves through the 12 zodiac signs, or is in aspect with these signs, we refer to the moon by a different name. For instance, when the moon is in aspect with the Leo constellation, it is a Leo Moon, and so on and so forth. Each moon has its own energies that not only influence who we are as a person depending upon the moon we are born under, but activities that we all perform in our daily lives as well. Some aspects of the moon are more favorable for performing certain tasks than others. Since the qualities of the sign the moon is in aspect to influence the powers of the moon, learning these zodiac qualities can help you to better understand how to use the rhythm of the moon to improve your everyday life by performing daily tasks on days that are astrologically favorable.

Since this is just part 1 of a series on using the rhythm and powers of the moon in your daily life, next week I will go over some of the qualities of each moon aspect. For now though, I implore you all to take some time to focus on the moon and contemplate the true power and influence that the shining orb of the Goddess has over life here on Earth.

Rose Ariadne
Your Warm and Caring “Resident Witch in Charge”

Posted by Rose Comments 5


  1. Deborah says

    Rose, i have enjoyed your emials and have learned so much,Thank you
    Rose, I am in such a difficult place right now. I have a child in college and two who have just graduated from college. I really need prayer. They all need means of transportation and I can not afford 3 cars.They have no credit. I know things will get better, I would love to hear your suggestions. Craig who iis still in college is living off campus and needs a car to get to his classes.:roll: Brightest Blessings Deborah

    August 21st, 2010 | #
  2. light says

    Nice work thank you…

    August 21st, 2010 | #
  3. Ami says

    :lol::smile:thanks! Good Job!

    August 21st, 2010 | #
  4. marie-christine says

    I totally agree with you on this, the moon have such an important place that some people don’t take even time to think of, fortunately, it’s not my case, I do always recognize the importance and the strength also related to the moon, either as the sun also since a long time from now. I think I’ve started realize about this I was really young and I guess it is why I’m so related to it and also the nature, earth, it is a way of life, that I sure enjoy. Blessings to you Rose. :)

    August 22nd, 2010 | #
  5. kenneth says

    Thank you rose the moon does have an important impact on our lives as well as the planet.

    August 23rd, 2010 | #

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