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Dear Friends,

Like I have stated before, I personally do not believe that it is possible for us to plan every activity in our life using electional astrology. Not only do you never know what may happen in a day to throw your plans off, but some activities that must be performed may be impossible to coincide with the right moon aspect.

However, there are a number of different things that you may find you can plan out so that they are performed during the right moon aspect to help improve their success. And if you cannot find a way to perform the activity during the right moon aspect, you may be able to at least prevent performing it during a moon aspect that will cause your activity to end with disastrous results. Here are some common tasks that people perform in their daily lives and what moon aspect will provide the best, or worst, results.

Buying a Vehicle

Try to buy a vehicle, new or used, during when the moon is in the sign of Capricorn or Gemini.

Beauty Treatments

Have beauty treatments like facials, massages, etc., performed when the moon is in Aquarius, Leo, Cancer, Taurus or Libra. If you are having plastic surgery, try to avoid scheduling surgery when the moon is in aspects to Mars.

Buying Clothing

Buy new clothing when the moon is in good aspect with a sign ruled by Mercury or Venus. Do not buy clothing when the moon is in Aries or Scorpio.

Cultivating Ground for Planting

Cultivate your garden ground when the moon waning and is in a dry, barren sign such as Aquarius, Gemini, Aries or Virgo.

Home Decorating

Decorate your home during a waxing moon when the moon is in the signs of Aquarius, Gemini or Libra.

Hosting a Party

Hosting a party or entertaining friends is best done when the moon is in Libra or Leo.

Composting and Fertilizing Your Garden

Add compost and fertilizer to your garden under a fruitful moon sign such as Scorpio, Cancer or Pisces. If you are using chemical fertilizers, apply during these signs when the moon is waxing. For organic fertilizers, apply when the moon is waning.

Breaking Bad Habits

If you want to break a bad habit, begin to quit the habit when the moon is in its fourth quarter and is in either Aries, Virgo, Capricorn, Gemini or Leo.

Mowing your Lawn

Mow grass during waxing phase of the moon if you wish to increase lushness and growth, or during the waning moon if you desire to decrease grass growth.

Pruning Plants

Prune plants during the third and fourth quarter under a Scorpio moon to produce better fruit. For weak or sickly plants, prune during a Capricorn moon to promote healing.

Lose Weight

The best time to start a diet to lose weight is during a third or fourth quarter moon when the moon is in Virgo, a barren sign.

These are just some of the activities that can be planned using electional astrology. As I have stated before, if you elect to use these methods to help improve the outcome of your daily activities, it is best to purchase moon charts and a guide on electional astrology that provides more in-depth information.

When you begin to consider the moon and it’s impact on your life, you may be truly amazed at the difference the moon and it’s position in the stars can have on your life.

Rose Ariadne
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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
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Dear Friends,

Did you know there are two different types of zodiac signs? Really, it’s true! Each constellation in the zodiac has both a sun sign and a moon sign. Most people are more familiar with the sun sign, or the sign of the zodiac in which the sun stood when you were born. The daily horoscopes that people read in the newspaper, or personal qualities that these horoscopes depict are generally always qualities of the sun sign, which is the masculine side of the sign and can differ greatly from the feminine side of the moon sign.

For the purpose of this blog series about using the rhythm and stages of the moon when planning activities in your life, I’m not going to focus on the differences between the sun and the moon signs and their personality qualities. My primary focus on pointing out the difference between sun signs and moon signs, is that when learning to use moon rhythms and aspects, keep in mind that the moon sign changes very frequently, whereas the sun sign has a much longer duration. (For instance, the sun sign of Aquarius lasts from January 21 to February 18. However, as far as moon signs go, the moon will move through all 12 signs within approximately one month.)

Aquarius Moon

The Aquarius moon is masculine, dry and barren. This is the time to perform very unique activities and activities that are humanitarian in nature. The Aquarius moon is a good time for social gatherings with friends.

Aries Moon

Aries moon is also masculine, barren and dry. The Aries moon is not an ideal time for performing impulsive actions or starting activities without thinking them through. However, the Aries moon is a good time for initiating change.

Cancer Moon

The Cancer moon is a very strong, fruitful and feminine moon. It is an excellent time to begin things that you want to be fruitful and grow, from plants in the garden to stock portfolios. The Cancer moon is a good time for developing strong relationships with loved ones.

Capricorn Moon

The moon in Capricorn is a feminine, sometimes fruitful moon. The Capricorn moon is a good time for sitting down to develop goals you may have for the future or take care of serious business that needs attention.

Gemini Moon

The energy of a Gemini moon is barren and masculine. The Gemini moon is a great time to take care of correspondence, run important errands, go on vacation or prepare for upcoming activities. As a dry, barren sign, the Gemini moon is not a favorable time for gardening or planting.

Leo Moon

The moon in Leo is hot, barren and masculine. It is an ideal time for hosting ceremonies and fund-raisers. Be prepared when dealing with the public however, as it is easy to become very self-centered or arrogant under the Leo moon which may backfire on you down the road.

Libra Moon

Energy from the Libra moon is masculine, but it is also semi-fruitful. The Libra moon is a good time for redecorating, beginning educational classes and forming partnerships of any nature.

Pisces Moon

The Pisces moon is fruitful and feminine. It is a good time for resting, whether you take a vacation or just sleep or meditate. For those with addictive personalities, the Pisces moon can bring chaos into their lives and spin things out of control.

Taurus Moon

The Taurus moon posses feminine, fruitful energy. Start projects or activities that you wish to be long lasting, as things started under the Taurus moon last long and gain value.

Sagittarius Moon

The masculine, barren energy of the Sagittarius moon is a good time for outdoor activities and sporting events. Be aware however that people tend to be more opinionated during this moon aspect which can pose duress in relationships.

Scorpio Moon

Scorpio moon is fruitful, moist and feminine. It is a good aspect for performing research, or end ties to someone or something you have had difficulty breaking away from.

Virgo Moon

The energy of the Virgo moon is barren, dry and feminine. It is a good time to tackle tasks that require your undivided attention. The Virgo moon is also a good time for animal care, harvesting vegetables and finding a bargain for something you desire.

These are just general qualities of the different moon signs and aspects. I would strongly encourage you all to look for a good online or offline resource on planetary rulerships which can provide you with more detailed information on moon signs.

Rose Ariadne
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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
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Dear Friends,

In today’s hectic, fast paced world, stress, negativity and aggravation seem to be common place and a way of life for many people. Unfortunately, these emotions can invade our lives and affect us even if we try to keep them out of our own personal life. Negative emotions can have a severe impact on how we feel and if we let these feelings in, can attract further negative energy to us.

This of course, can greatly affect our daily life. It can wear us down, cause us to feel depressed and tired and negatively affect any spells or rituals that we may try to perform. Avoiding negative energies put off by others is impossible. Sadly, too many people in the world let these people control their lives, in fact, some people seem to prefer these feelings rather than feelings of happiness and positivity. Fortunately though, it is possible to help deflect these emotions from taking hold of you, and protect yourself from the draining powers of negative energy.

One of the best methods I have found for protecting myself from these energies is a visualization. Learning to visualize a protective positive “bubble” around yourself can help to deflect these energies and have them fleeing from you in fear. This is a process that takes a little time to perfect, so you can not expect immediate results overnight. It can take a great deal of concentration to at first learn how to create this positive “bubble,” and then take practice to learn how to keep your protection around you without having to continuously focus on it.

The first step is to begin to visualize your bubble. Sit in a quiet room in a comfortable position. If you are familiar with meditation, you are basically going to be sitting and meditating, visualizing yourself putting this bubble in place. Begin to visualize your protective bubble, or circle, forming around you. The best analogy I have been able to find to explain this bubble to beginners is the bubble that would transport the good witch Glinda in the movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Your bubble should be large enough to protect your entire being, and it is best to visualize the bubble in a bright, positive white light. Hold the bubble in place around you while you meditate, envisioning it blocking out any energies that are trying to find their way in.

At the end of your meditation, do not visualize yourself taking the bubble down. In the back of your mind, or in your subconscious mind, try to visualize keeping the bubble in place. Now this here is the most difficult part. You cannot focus on keeping the bubble in place all of the time, or you will have a hard time concentrating on the rest of your regular daily tasks. What I generally instruct students to do, is throughout the day, just do a quick “reminder” visualization to keep the protective bubble in place. For the first few days, possible even a few weeks, it may take some practice to remember to think about your protective bubble. However, even if you only remember to think about it when you first wake in the morning before bed and again when going to bed in the evening, it can help to fix this protective circle around you permanently.

Over time, your protective circle will become so ingrained within your subconscious mind that it will stay around you permanently, protecting you from the negative energies and emotions that fill the world. You will find that you not only feel better, as these negative energies no longer drain your emotional being, but that you are likely better able to help others find positivity as well, as the strong level of positive energy residing within you will spread to those around you.

Rose Ariadne
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