Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

The moon is a very powerful source in our lives. One of the most recognizable symbols of the Goddess, even non-believers of the Craft can see the power of the moon by the way she is able to have such a profound effect on the ocean tides here on Earth. For hundreds of years, people have believed that the moon could affect a persons moods and sanity. In fact, the word lunacy which means insane or crazy, comes from the Latin word for moon, Luna. It should come as no surprise, that scientific studies performed in moderns times have indeed proven that the moon has the power to have a strong influence over our moods and emotions, just as our ancestors have long believed.

What many people are unaware of, is that the moon is so powerful it can have a profound influence on everything in our lives. I have talked before about the phases of the moon, as well as the aspects of the moon as it is ruled by each planet, or zodiac sign. During each of these phases and aspects, activities you perform may be considered favorable, or unfavorable under the moon’s influence. Many people refer to this as electional astrology, or using the moon and stars to “elect” when you will perform a certain task.

For some, this is the only way to live. I know a handful of people that will not perform any major task, and even a number of minor ones, without first determining the phase and aspect of the moon. For me personally, I do not find it absolutely necessary to plan every little aspect of my life by the phases and aspects of the moon. Would I like to use electional astrology more and do I believe if would help improve the outcome of some things I have to do? Absolutely! But I must be realistic. There are going to be events in your life and things that must be done, and you just may simply not be able to take care of your responsibilities on days that are astrologically favorable. Electional astrology should not be considered a diehard “rule” to follow, but more a guideline or helpful tool to use when possible.

In order to utilize electional astrology in your life, one of the most important things you will need to know is when the moon will be in its various phases and aspects. I find the best way to do this is to buy a moon sign book. There are various publishing houses that publish annual moon sign books that will provide you with detailed charts and tables that include when the moon will be moving from one phase to the next and when it will be changing aspects. Many of these books are so detailed they will even provide the time of day these events will occur. Using a moon sign book, you can keep track of the moon’s movement and plan certain events accordingly.

The next step in adopting electional astrology into your life is to learn when the most favorable and unfavorable times are to perform certain tasks. In next weeks blog post, I will go over some very common tasks performed in our every day lives and when it is a favorable or unfavorable time to perform such tasks. In addition, I would highly recommend looking online or looking for a book that provides in-depth coverage of electional astrology and would provide far more information on activities and when to perform them than I will be able to cover here on the blog.

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

Posted by Rose Comments 4


  1. anupa says

    Hi Rose.. I am a Hindu by birth and the Hindus, whose Predictive Astrology is based on the ‘Moon Sign”..believe, it is the Mind that makes a Man.. hence we give more importance to the Moon Sign in the Natal Chart than the Sun Sign… So u are so wonderfully right.. as always…
    Also, i agree that a lot of the Processes and Predictions do not have the same significance they did in the ancient times.. since the times differ from generation to generation and one must keep practicality in mind…
    BTW… another point in explaining why the Moon is so powerful an influence on us is that… 80% of the Human Body is made up of Liquid.. and if the Moon can pull up the Tides.. think what it can do to the small body of water within our Bodies.. Spoooooky, eh.. But true..
    Thanks a ton for being here for us..

    September 4th, 2010 | #
  2. Thank you rose for the moon phase information and the moon really does effect us in many ways because of our body is of more liquid. You are always here for us and always Thanks.

    September 4th, 2010 | #
  3. Marie-Christine says

    I completely agree with others students that it’s true that you’re always there for us, and again this part 3 about the moon is very practical to know about, either as the moon signs books, this will be quite handy to have for sure, I didn’t know that they’re publishing thoses books. Thank you dear Rose.:)

    September 5th, 2010 | #
  4. I am a grateful viewer of the celestial bodies and participant in the rhythms they impose on earthly life.

    September 6th, 2010 | #

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