Astrology for Moon Lovers
When it comes to following the Moon, incorporating astrology basics to your lunar practice will add greater meaning and depth to your experience and
accelerate your ability to align and co-create with the monthly lunar energy.
Start with the basics. Even if you only know the house where the New Moon takes place in your chart, you’re already adding an important layer to growing your ability to co-create with the cosmos. Remember, the Moon will move quickly from its position alongside the Sun, but the energies (planet, sign, and pivotal aspects) at the New Moon act like an imprint on the entire lunar month.
Your Natal Chart
This handy widget will provide you with your natal chart, essentially a two-dimensional map of where the planets were the moment you were born. So cool!
Knowing your time of birth is key for getting an accurate Rising sign, oh so important for being able to identify which "house" in your chart is being activated at the New Moon. If you don't know your time of birth, you can contact an astrologer qualified to work through "rectification" techniques to pinpoint your time of birth.
Houses, Signs & Planets
Using key words for interpreting the meaning of astrological symbols is tried and true.
Link on each of the charts below to download a copy of key words and concepts to get you started.
I'm grateful to all of the astrological giants whose shoulders I stand on. My distillation is only possible thanks to centuries of astrological wisdom and the astrologers who share their knowledge. It's an amazingly generous community of passionate lifers who, like me, believe in the potential of astrology for individual and collective transformation. Feel free to share, and if you do, please leave my website in tact. Thank you!
Mysteries of the Dark Moon by Demetra George
Many Moons by Modern Women
Moonology by Yasmin Boland
Lunar Planner by Nick Anthony Fiorenza
Moon Magic Resources
Hellenistic/Traditional: Chris Brennan, Acyuta-bhava
Archetypal: Richard Tarnas
Evolutionary: Steven Forrest, Maurice Fernandez
Magic: Austin Coppock
Shamanic: Donna Woodwell, Gemini Brett
The Mountain Astrologer, 12-part article on astrology basics
Understanding the Birth Chart, Kevin Burk
Chart Interpretation Handbook, Stephen Arroyo
Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need , Joanna Martine Woolfolk
The Astrologer's Handbook, Frances Sakoian, Louis S. Acker
Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain, Kim Rogers-Gallagher
Key Words for Astrologers, Hajo Banzhaf & Anna Haebler
The Twelve Houses, Howard Sasportas