From the “Moon Lovers” series
by Dana Gerhardt
“I never water my indoor plants when the moon is in Aquarius. It can’t do them much good.” You find moon lovers in the strangest places. This one is in a high rise thirty stories up. Hair-spiked, polished geometric jewelry. She flings the windows open wide, fresh air rushes through her apartment. “It’s a good day for airing mattresses. And when I want the molding or wood floors washed, I always schedule for an Aquarius moon. On such a dry and airy day, the wood won’t mold or warp.” It’s no wonder the gods put a water-bearer in the Aquarius constellation—they got thirsty in Aquarius! But they liked how sharp the mind could be inside that atmosphere. They gathered to split hairs in each other’s ideas, or listen to the pattern of their own thoughts. Your hostess suddenly pulls you to the floor. “I’ve got the best way to start or end an Aquarius moon day. Lie down, draw your bottom close to the wall and then swing your feet up against the wall, like this. Really improves the circulation in your legs! And if you’ve been feeling a little stuck on something, don’t be surprised if an unusual idea suddenly comes. At this moon you should do at least one thing differently.” She winks, “I always surprise my lover.”
Daily Planner for Today’s Aquarius Moon
by April Elliott Kent
Today’s Mood: Friendly. Extremely.
Today’s Question: “Where do I belong?”
Today’s Gods: Saturn, god of agriculture, civilization, and social order; Uranus, god of change.
Today’s Guides: Eccentrics, visionaries, entrepreneurs, politicians, motivational speakers, colleagues, members of organizations.
Today’s Wardrobe: Shiny fabric and jewelry, electric colors, a little weird.
Today’s assignments: Join a club. Gather with friends. Organize a protest. Get something pierced.
Lunar Reading for Today’s Aquarius Moon
Are you touching the Moon?
It’s one thing to read about the Moon, but another to tune into her with energetic sensitivity. The first method is mental; the second is sensuous and intuitive (which is of course the preferred way to grasp the Moon). Lunar intuition is a natural ability that can be developed with practice. Developing mine, I was inspired by a friend’s report of spending an idyllic summer in the forest. Nestled in nature, without the chaos of the competing mechanical rhythms, her sensitivity became so refined, she felt it whenever the Moon changed signs.
Nature is everywhere. Even in our concrete and cyber jungles, we can sense her influence. At least once with the Moon in this sign, give yourself a 15-minute luxury of stillness. Quiet your thoughts. Observe the energy—how are things moving? Tune into the texture of the atmosphere floating around you. Feel its sensation on your skin. Describe what you feel, even if it’s so subtle you think you’re making it up. Over time your sensitivity and discernment will increase. In a month, you sense this sign again.
An air sign Moon, key qualities for Aquarius are hot and moist. Think of a rain forest, teeming with activity, ripe with odors, its green forest leaves busily returning oxygen to the air. When moisture meets heat, there is movement. Think of blood circulating through your veins, air moving in and out of your lungs, sound and scents traveling on the wind. Air sign days feel lighter than other days; fresh, alive, in motion. Your eyes may be drawn skyward, to the flight of a bird, leaves rustling in the wind. Your thoughts may be nimble or restless. Train your senses on movement.