Moon Phase Astrology: The Lunar Key to Your Destiny

Moon Phase Astrology: The Lunar Key to Your Destiny

by Raven Kaldera


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A guide to understanding the phases of astrological Moon signs and their effects on emotions and personality

• Describes the positive and negative character-defining traits of each of the 96 Moon phase/Moon sign combinations

• Explains how to use your natal Moon’s sign and phase to predict how current and approaching Moons can affect you

• Explores the universal challenges arising during each Moon phase throughout the year and ways to honor each phase as it passes

The Moon’s ever-changing phases offer a way to deepen our understanding of our natal Moon sign as well as the Moon’s day-to-day influence on our emotional tides. Through its 8 phases and its wandering dance through each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac—from the Infant’s Moon (the New Moon in Aries) to the Storyteller’s Moon (the Full Moon in Gemini) to the Prophet’s Moon (the waning Balsamic Moon in Aquarius)—the Moon shares its story in 96 different ways.

Telling the stories of the heart of all 96 Moon phase and Moon sign combinations, Raven Kaldera explains the creative gifts and emotional challenges bestowed upon those born under each Moon archetype as well as how to nurture the positive traits and improve—or at least discourage—the negative ones. Exploring the influences each Moon archetype has on us as it passes, the author reveals which Moons are the most difficult, what innate qualities each Moon brings out in us, and what we can do to honor each Moon. Including evocative quotes illuminating the nature of each Moon, Kaldera shows how to use your natal Moon’s astrological sign and phase to find your “hidden Moons”—the shadows cast by passing Moons—and predict how current and approaching Moons will affect you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594774010
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 417,507
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Raven Kaldera is a Northern Tradition Pagan shaman who has been a practicing astrologer since 1984 and a Pagan since 1986. The author of several books, including Pagan Astrology and, with Kenaz Filan, Drawing Down the Spirits, he lives in Hubbardston, Massachusetts.

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Moon Phase Astrology

The Lunar Key to Your Destiny
By Raven Kaldera

Destiny Books

Copyright © 2011 Raven Kaldera
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781594774010

Part 4

Soul's Redemption
The Gibbous Moon

After the personal crisis of the Quarter Moon, the soul finds itself in a pit created by its own response to hard choices. On the Gibbous Moon, we tend to the work of personal redemption, doing whatever we have to do to climb out of that pit. The Quarter Moon is the Mess We Make, and the Gibbous Moon is the Price We Pay To Clean It Up. Each archetype will start a role that is both something they have the aptitude for and that is a challenge for them, and in moving through it they will find their way upward; they will work hard to perfect something precious to them. We are still struggling on the Gibbous Moon, but it is a struggle toward a goal and not merely a fight to keep from slipping backward into a pit. It is a time of applied, conscientious effort in the face of obstacles.

There is a focused feeling to the energy of the Gibbous Moon. After all the bad-and-good thrashing about of the Waxing Quarter, the heart begins a slow climb to a calmer and steadier place. Nothing is all-good or all-bad now, it’s just . . . necessary. Doing what is necessary is the hallmark of this phase.

Trickster’s Moon
The Gibbous Moon in Aquarius

In the Gibbous Moon phase, the Aquarius Moon realizes that people respond well to humor and learns the magic of the Trickster. The Trickster is present in all cultures, and he lives in a special, enchanted place. Even in the most repressed and dangerous times, he appears like the court jester who was able to speak hard truths to the king that his courtiers dared not say, so long as he cloaked it in joking around. The Trickster makes people laugh, so he can say hard things and teach them subtle lessons. He also learns not to take himself too seriously and not to be afraid of being seen as a fool. This is where Aquarius, the opposite of image-conscious Leo, is able to let go and be ridiculous if it will get the point across to the masses. The Trickster does street theater rather than revolution and finds that it is just as revolutionary.

The dark side of the Trickster archetype is that sometimes Tricksters are penalized for their words. Sometimes denial is so thick that nothing will be heard, and it falls to the Trickster to be the one to speak the truth even when they know that they will not be heard, that they may well be killed for it. I once read a tale of a Native American tribe on the northwest coast who were being cheated of their furs by white traders who dazzled them with cheap trinkets. The female sacred trickster of the tribe dissuaded them from their greed by setting up a crude stall near the traders, where she loudly hawked dung, rocks, and sticks. The people turned sheepishly from their enthusiastic acquisition of cheap trinkets . . . and the traders killed the trickster. This punishment happens in myths, too. It’s part of the deal: the safety that the Trickster counts on is paid for by being the one to risk it when even he or she will not be safe, but the truth must still be spoken. Why must it be spoken, even if the speaker will be silenced and nothing will change? Because someone in the future might hear the tale passed down, and understand, and make the change. On this Moon, the Aquarius Moon truly learns what it is to sacrifice for the future.

On the Trickster’s Moon, we tell tales of trickery that worked, that brought justice when nothing else would, that got a lesson through a hard head. We do street theater, if that’s in our repertoire. If nothing else, we attack a problem in an unusual way, brainstorming for something that’s never been thought of before.

People born on the Trickster’s Moon want to change the world, but when they try to do it grimly and seriously, they always end up feeling clumsy. They are at their best when they can think up an original and slightly ridiculous way to get it done--the way that nobody expects and that only they can pull off. This is beyond thinking outside the box; it’s thinking in a universe where there are no boxes. There is a faint echo of the Leo Clown’s Moon in Trickster’s Moon people, at least when it comes to being the class clown, but where Leo does it to please the audience and get attention, Aquarius does it for the message . . . or they should. It’s not their cosmic job to do it for applause. They need to risk the truth-telling, or it will all go wrong.

Trickster’s Moon people may be attracted to “crazy wisdom gurus,” and they are at their best when they’re spreading their own whimsical message through venues where it will sink in subtly, without being noticed. They will also be the truthspeakers who sacrifice themselves, pointing out the Emperor’s nudity. If they’re skilled, they’ll manage to do it in a way that skates them by any repercussions . . . but if they can’t skate by, they’ll be driven to do it anyway, for the sake of the Truth.


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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Eternal Dance

How to Use This Book: For the Complete Beginner

1 In The Beginning: The New Moon

Infant’s Moon - Aries
Dryad’s Moon - Taurus
Little Brother’s Moon - Gemini
Mother’s Daughter Moon - Cancer
Sun Child’s Moon - Leo
Maiden’s Moon - Virgo
White Knight’s Moon - Libra
Raging Moon - Scorpio
Gypsy’s Moon - Sagittarius
Forgotten One’s Moon - Capricorn
Father’s Son Moon - Aquarius
Dreamer’s Moon - Pisces

2 Call To Action: The Crescent Moon

Torch-Bearer’s Moon - Aries
Gardener’s Moon - Taurus
Little Sister’s Moon - Gemini
Mother’s Son Moon - Cancer
Clown’s Moon - Leo
Apprentice’s Moon - Virgo
Dancer’s Moon - Libra
Blood Moon - Scorpio
Traveler’s Moon - Sagittarius
Mountain Climber’s Moon - Capricorn
Father’s Daughter Moon - Aquarius
Mermaid Moon - Pisces

3 Internal Crisis: The Waxing Quarter Moon

Brigand’s Moon - Aries
Woodcutter’s Moon - Taurus
Liar’s Moon - Gemini
Weeping Moon - Cancer
Actor’s Moon - Leo
Counting Moon - Virgo
Black Knight’s Moon - Libra
Executioner’s Moon - Scorpio
Seeker’s Moon - Sagittarius
Miner’s Moon - Capricorn
Rebel Moon - Aquarius
Martyr’s Moon - Pisces

4 Soul’s Redemption: The Gibbous Moon

Adventurer’s Moon - Aries
Farmer’s Moon - Taurus
Mercenary’s Moon - Gemini
Life-Giver’s Moon - Cancer
Singer’s Moon - Leo
Housewife’s Moon - Virgo
Lover’s Moon - Libra
Cloaked One’s Moon - Scorpio
Scholar’s Moon - Sagittarius
Smith’s Moon - Capricorn
Trickster’s Moon - Aquarius
Poet’s Moon - Pisces

5 Consummation: The Full Moon

Warrior’s Moon - Aries
Earth Mother’s Moon - Taurus
Storyteller’s Moon - Gemini
Sea Mother’s Moon - Cancer
Queen’s Moon - Leo
Spinner’s Moon - Virgo
Artist’s Moon - Libra
Priestess’s Moon - Scorpio
Priest’s Moon - Sagittarius
Grandmother’s Moon - Capricorn
Friendship Moon - Aquarius
Healer’s Moon - Pisces

6 The Greater Good: The Disseminating Moon

Soldier’s Moon - Aries
Builder’s Moon - Taurus
Scribe’s Moon - Gemini
Shield-Father’s Moon - Cancer
King’s Moon - Leo
Weaver’s Moon - Virgo
Ambassador’s Moon - Libra
Witch’s Moon - Scorpio
Philosopher’s Moon - Sagittarius
Grandfather’s Moon - Capricorn
Apostle’s Moon - Aquarius
Moon of the Angel of Mercy - Pisces

7 The Wound on the Outside: The Waning Quarter Moon

Survivor’s Moon - Aries
Merchant’s Moon - Taurus
Magician’s Moon - Gemini
Widow’s Moon - Cancer
Usurper’s Moon - Leo
Fate’s Moon - Virgo
Judge’s Moon - Libra
Madwoman’s Moon - Scorpio
Hunter’s Moon - Sagittarius
Miser’s Moon - Capricorn
Heretic’s Moon - Aquarius
Moon of Lost Souls - Pisces

8 Into The Embers: The Balsamic Moon

Veteran’s Moon - Aries
Ancestor’s Moon - Taurus
Teacher’s Moon - Gemini
Moon of the Keeper of Memories - Cancer
Bard’s Moon - Leo
Monk’s Moon - Virgo
Sacred Whore’s Moon - Libra
Phoenix Moon - Scorpio
Shaman’s Moon - Sagittarius
Dragon’s Moon - Capricorn
Prophet’s Moon - Aquarius
Mystic’s Moon - Pisces


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What People are Saying About This

Frater U.I.F.

“...the book is well-written and sufficiently covers an interesting niche area of astrology. For those interested in moon astrology, or for pagan peoples who are interested in anything Luna-related, this will provide another perspective on lunar frameworks.”

Sue Tompkins

“Intuitive, poetic, and intriguing. More reverie than textbook, Raven Kaldera’s work makes for an enticing read.”

Christopher Penczak

Moon Phase Astrology is a valuable resource on a neglected topic. Through the use of descriptive and poetic titles, insightful text, and inspiring historic quotes, Raven Kaldera illuminates the subtle differences of the often forgotten Moon phases through the twelve zodiac signs. A must read for those walking the path of the Moon.”

Susan Selene

“In Moon Phase Astrology, Raven Kaldera weaves a magical tale of Moon lore, astrology, archetypes, and practical spiritual insight that imparts deep knowledge and understanding of the Moon’s impact on our lives. The wisdom of the ages permeates this methodical collection of information, enticing you to learn more about your dance through the seasons and cycles of the Moon based on the lunar phase at the time of birth. Highly recommended!”

Donna Cunningham

“Raven Kaldera’s Moon Phase Astrology is a much-needed addition to astrology’s literature on the Moon and how it affects our emotional and spiritual approach to life. By understanding the current Moon phase and the phase we were born under, we can more easily manage our responses to the ebb and flow of both stressful and joyful intervals. This book is an exceptional tool for keeping ourselves on an even keel during these challenging times.”

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