As a child I was always gazing into the nights sky in wonderment and awe at all the pretty lights above, wondering, where did they all come from? Who turns them off in the day time? As I grew older, I learnt about the stars, the planets and our amazing universe.
A topic which greatly interests me is the lunar zodiac signs. The lunar zodiac, is made up of 12 zodiac constellations which the moon passes through as it travels around the earth. Because the moon has such a strong influence over us, the lunar zodiac plays a great role in shaping the cosmic energies which affect our day to day experiences.
Introduction to the lunar zodiac
The night sky can be divided into twelve sections, one relating to each constellation of the zodiac-a set of twelve constellations surrounding the earth and moon. This is referred to as entering or being in a particular zodiac sign. The moon makes its rotation around the earth in about 29 days, moving into a new zodiac sign every 2 to 3 days.
When the moon enters a specific sign, it takes on the energetic qualities of that sign. Astrologers use those qualities to create lunar forecasts describing what to expect as the moon enters each zodiac sign. The moon has a strong influence over us, so the lunar zodiac is vital to explaining the cosmic energies that shape our experiences. For example, if the moon is entering Leo, key energies may include courage and strength, which are qualities of Leo.
The moon moves rapidly through each sign so the energies of each zodiac never stick around for long. Tracking these energies and using them for rituals or crystal work can prove helpful. For example, if you are manifesting more abundance into your life, it would be beneficial to do this when the moon is in the zodiac sign of Virgo or Scorpio which resonate with career, magnetism and resourcefulness, whereas it would be harder to do this in the zodiac sign of Cancer which supports emotions.
Moon phases and the lunar zodiac
In addition to the Lunar Zodiac, consider the current moon phase as the moon moves through the sky. The lunar phase changes the way in which the qualities of a zodiac signs energy will manifest in your life. You will need to take both of these into consideration to get a complete understanding and accurate reading of the current energetic influences of the moon.
Investing in a moon calendar which shows both lunar phases and lunar zodiac signs will help you to determine when energies will be joining.
Your moon sign and the lunar zodiac
When considering astrology of the moon and its energetic effect on your life, its important to think about the sign that the moon is currently in. You should also consider your moon sign for a complete picture of how the moon’s energy will affect you personally.
You may be familiar with your sun sign, the sign the sun was in when you were born, as this is most commonly used for horoscopes and astrological predictions. Your sun sign is related to your conscious mind and dictates your outward personality and ego. However, your moon sign has a great effect on how you relate to astrological influences.
Your moon sign is the sign the moon was in when you were born. It is the inner part of you that is more sensitive and emotional. It is related to your subconscious mind and dictates what you need to feel safe and secure.
The moon moves quickly through the zodiac signs, meaning that you may share the same sun sign as others but if your moon sign is different then you will have completely different personalities. This is the reason that people often feel that their horoscopes are inaccurate.
You should also consider how your individual moon sign may interact with the moon when its in certain zodiac signs. Understanding how these energies work together can give you a clearer picture about your own strengths and weaknesses and how the moon’s energy may affect you personally.
Crystals for the lunar zodiac
The Aries Moon – march 21- april 19
This crystal is associated with courage and bravery. If you have been letting your mind run wild with thoughts of your self-worth then hold a red garnet. This crystal encourages you to be brave and be yourself.
Ruby crystal is filled with passion. It helps you to overcome mind set blocks which may be keeping you from recognizing your true worth. Ruby burns up negative self thinking and helps shine your inner light.
The Taurus Moon – april 20 – may 20
This is the crystal for compassion and empathy. If you struggle with self-love or don’t feel deserving of it, reach for a pink opal.
Rose quartz is connected to Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus. This crystal promotes self-love and nurturing towards yourself.
The Gemini Moon – may 21 – june 21
Howlite challenges your beliefs about the world and your role in it. It supports you whilst encouraging you to be flexible in your thinking.
Selenite is a high vibration crystal and an excellent protector. Work with selenite to draw in universal white light to shield and protect you. Selenite gives you more confidence during new experiences.
The Cancer Moon – june 22 – july 23
Work with angelite to call upon your angels and guides and to protect your family and home. Connected to water and air elements, angelite helps you to tap into your intuition and emotions simultaneously.
Rainbow Moonstone can be used to tap into your intuition and psychic skills.
The Leo Moon – july 24 – august 23
This crystal gets its name from the fire like flashes of light on its surface. Fire agate encourages you to find new ways to express romantic feelings or passion for your partner.
Golden Tigers Eye
This crystal helps to give you confidence and inner strength. Also, helps to promote you to take up new hobbies.
The Virgo Moon – august 24 – september 22
Using an emerald reminds you not to get swept up in your own thoughts too much, to get out of your head and into your heart, great for manifesting.
Moss agate is an earth crystal which can help to create new work routines, meditation or exercise routines. With the energy of moss agate it feels easy to start new healthy habits.
The Libra Moon – september 23 – october22
This crystal promotes peace and harmony, especially among groups of people.
This crystal, deep indigo in color, is connected to the third eye chakra stimulating creativity and imagination.
The Scorpio Moon – october 23 – november 22
Jet encourages you to get realistic about your finances. Are you spending too much? Working with jet can also help you see important factors you may have overlooked in the past.
This is the crystal of mystery. It helps you to avoid hurt feelings by communicating with others clearly. It also helps reveal peoples true intentions or secrets which may cause problems if left undiscovered.
The Saggitarius Moon – november 23 – december 21
Citrine sparks your intellect and encourages you to stimulate your mental body with new ideas and philosophical questions about nature and the universe. Excellent for learning new things about the world around you.
Work with Lapis Lazuli when you are ready to explore the world. This crystal promotes adventure and travel.
The Capricorn Moon – december 22 – january 20
Smoky Quartz is known for its grounding properties. Work with this crystal if you are ready to make big life changes that will better align you with your soul path so that you can be of service to others in a way that suits you.
The Aquarius Moon – january 21 – february 19
Work with celestite to call upon your angels and spirit guides. Celestite enhances communication between you and these celestial beings.
Blue Lace Agate
This crystal promotes hope and optimism. Its an excellent stone for building good relationships with others.
The Pisces Moon – february 20 – march 20
Amazonite helps to release stagnant emotional energy that is blocking you from reaching new levels of spiritual consciousness. Work with this crystal to let go of things that no longer serve you.
This crystal is known as the Dolphin stone, as it helps you to ride the energetic waves of the Aquarius moon. It enhances your intuition with guidance from the universe.
In my next article I will be talking about rituals combined with crystals, which connect you to Lunar Zodiac Sign energies. If you have any questions please leave a comment below.