This is a lovely Moon! Full disclosure: I was born under this Moon too. You and I were designed to inform and inspire other people. On the days we get to share what we know, it’s a joy to leap out of bed. We’re natural teachers. This also means we’re perpetual students. Disseminaters are seekers at heart who love to later talk, write, or somehow communicate about whatever it is that they learned.
It’s what we’re wired to do. Our messages usually sparkle in such a way that others are willing to buy whatever it is we’re selling. I remember my Disseminater friend Shirley who—for the couple years we traveled in the same orbit—would periodically send me post cards and letters that were decorated with a witty and dazzling array of stamped inks. “Ta da!” said the envelopes as I pulled them from the mailbox. Shirley’s messages always caught my attention and ignited delight.
Astrologers usually caution Disseminaters against getting too carried away with themselves. Ours is sometimes called the “guru Moon”—and it’s not always meant in a good way. We all know the gurus who preach to others while remaining oblivious to their own flawed behavior—or who are so sensitive to how their advice is received, that the world eventually tears them down. It’s part of our purpose to hold ourselves accountable to our own teachings. Only then can we know that we’re genuinely worth being listened to.
A good way to keep your view fresh is by using the days of the Disseminating Moon each month to revive yourself. The quality of this period is like an energetic nectar whose formula—encoded by the Sun and Moon in your birth chart—is especially designed to renew your spirit. You can absorb a little of its blessings through the atmosphere, but you can increase your nourishment if you pay attention.
Spend time with this Moon. Learn when and where it appears. Pick a quiet moment each month to sit and breathe with it. Let your breath slow, lengthen, and deepen, as your energetic field gently grows bigger and more diffuse. This is how your receptivity unfurls and your spirit begins to drink in the Disseminating Moon. The less you think about it, the more this rejuvenating nectar soaks in.
The play of light and dark on the face of the Moon is a “secret” teaching—meaning, most people don’t bother to notice or ponder it. But the next time you sit with your birth phase, observe how much of the Moon is lit and how much is dark. The light symbolizes awareness—conscious intelligence (or the “masculine” mind). The dark symbolizes instinct and unconsciousness (or the intuitive “feminine” mind).
Now that you know which is who, you can see how the play of reflected sunlight on your birth Moon may also hint at the ideal flow between your own conscious and subconscious minds. It’s a picture of the sacred contract between your left and right brains. That the Disseminating Moon is composed mostly of light is further confirmation of your work—consciously questing, learning, and sharing. Notice too how over the three to four days of this phase each month the dark is growing across the Moon. This suggests that “not knowing” is actually where you’re always headed: into the mystery that holds infinite possibilities for new learning.
The monthly dates for your birth Moon phase each are available in my Moon Workshop and Moonprints report—where you can also learn about your “progressed” Moon phase. Many astrologers believe your progressed phase is one of the most important factors for assessing your current potentials. I agree!
Copyright 2021 Dana Gerhardt