Sidereal Moon Sign Meanings 2021

This thread brought to you by Mars in Cancer still building an opposition to Saturn in Capricorn (sidereal) until July 1, 2021.

Mars in Cancer (sidereal) reflects a time when we set aside all other ambitions to focus on the most essential and necessary: our bodies. Not only food and shelter, but belonging, safety, and connection, too. These are worthy ambitions undermined and undervalued in capitalism.

Mars in Cancer (sidereal) marches towards an opposition with Saturn in Capricorn. That opposition perfects July 1, 2021.

Mars: Abilities, also Seperation
Saturn: Reality, also Covid-19

[Image from a forecast for 2021, 2021: The Will to Live https://orcle.me/2021forecast]

Mars in Cancer opposed Saturn in Capricorn through July 2021 asks:

📌How does our collective confrontation with the reality of Covid-19 change what drives us?

📌How are your goals changing as you learn to cope with the permanent shifts the pandemic has brought to your life?

Planets will be occupying Cancer (sidereal) until August 16, 2021. Mars and Venus are there now. Eventually the Sun and Mercury will travel through Cancer as well. This is setting off the story of your natal Moon.

Sidereal Moon Sign Meanings

What does your natal Moon sign (sidereal) have to say about your relationship to mothering, home, family, and your body?

First cast your sidereal birth chart using the instructions here:

http://orcle.me/chartguide

Sidereal Cancer:

Growing up you had access to mothering in a way that has taught you to hear your body loud and clear.
📌What is to be done when what you need is unavailable?
📌Must you consume it because you have it?
📌How much is enough for you?

Sidereal Libra Moon:

What your body looks like can only hide what you really need for so long. Besides, our needs are not up for litigation.
📌Who are you trying to convince that you don’t need what you need?
📌How does it feel to be exposed and vulnerable?

Sidereal Capricorn Moon:

Time to face the fact that your suffering is chronic and not acute.
📌How has the emotional neglect of your childhood carried over into neglecting your body in adulthood?
📌What does it look like to give up suffering as a way you deny your needs?

Sidereal Aries Moon:

Leaving is a good way to avoid the discomfort of needing what is unavailable. It’s saved your life in the past.
📌What will happen if you stay?
📌How are you learning resourcefulness at present?
📌Who will win the race to abandon you first? Is it you?

Sidereal Leo Moon:

Daddy issues = deferring to dad/authority and abandoning your own perceptions.
📌Who perceptions/authority do you trust to tell you what your needs are?
📌How are you extending grace to your mother for the way she had to defer to dad?

Sidereal Scorpio Moon:

Being the one to tell the truth about the harm you experienced has alienated you.
📌How does the present bring up old wounds of having to abandon your mother/family to save your own life?
📌How long can you hold out in isolation? How?

Sidereal Aquarius Moon:

If you had identified with your body/family as a child, you’d likely not be here now. You/elders saved your life!
📌How is your body is forcing you to recall what happened to you?
📌How can you honor your body without centering what happened to you?

Sidereal Taurus Moon:

You played the role in your family that made sure they liked you enough to meet your needs.
📌Do you like you enough to honor what your needs really are?
📌Just because it feels good doesn’t mean you need it. Can you tell the difference between the two?

Sidereal Gemini Moon:

Seeking more info to affirm what you know you need can undermine your trust in yourself and your body.
📌How are you growing to trust your body and your ability to feel it?
📌Who do you trust to affirm your body? Who are you learning you can’t trust?

Sidereal Virgo Moon:

Being mothered on a schedule rather than when your body says you need it is a form of neglect.
📌What metrics aid you in identifying + meeting your needs?
📌How are you overcoming confusion that arises when your body tells you it needs something different?

Sidereal Sagittarius Moon:

What you believe your body is saying and what it’s actually saying may be up for debate.
📌How do your political/religious/spiritual convictions support or undermine your ability discern your needs?
📌Does that body have a truth? How can you know?

Sidereal Pisces Moon:

Feeling other’s feelings got your needs met growing up. How much longer will you allow their trauma to be an excuse for the pain they cause you?
📌How are you prioritizing your needs in relationships?
📌What does emotional safety look + feel like for you?

Originally tweeted by The People's Oracle (@PeoplesOracle) on June 24, 2021.

The Full Moon in Cancer is Coming…

The Full Moon in Cancer is coming, Thursday, January 28, 2021. Why am I telling you this now? Cause it’s gonna be ROUGH.

Here is the good news: You will have had 1 full year of Saturn in Capricorn by the time we get to that Full Moon. One full year of remembering that you are mortal. One full year of confronting the reality that YOU are the adult now.

The question is, have you approached this time with these things in mind? Have you confronted the fact that mommy and daddy can’t protect you from everything? …Can not, did not, will not.

And if you’ve looked to leaders in your community, nation, or family to be a good mommy or daddy…

Don’t get me wrong. YOU DESERVE to have your needs met, to be protected, to have your needs recognized. BUT! Have you embraced your ENTITLEMENT to have your needs met?

At your big age, how can you expect anyone—the government, your lover, your loved ones—to meet your needs when you are too ashamed to need?

3 of the 4 Cardinal signs will be occupied during the Full Moon in Cancer, January 28, 2021: Moon in Cancer; Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, and the Sun in Capricorn; Mars in Aries. That’s all of those red lines in this chart. Those red lines = power struggles, conflict, confrontation.

In our personal lives and in our communal lives, the Full Moon in Cancer (Jan 28, 2021) brings into focus:

Indulgence – Attunement – Addiction
Neglect – Resourcefulness – Repression
Abandonment – Courage – Recklessness

Addiction and Repression are two sides of the same coin: How does one learn to regulate a mind-body whose needs were never acknowledged?

Recklessness: The adults weren’t/couldn’t adult, so do you know where the limits are when you were expected to find them on your own?

Libra is missing from this Cardinal party. That means we will be looking to what Libra represents as a solution: objective agreed upon principles that help us know what to do in any given situation. That’s law and legislation.

Also, the pressure is on Libra + what it represents.

Last thing… don’t get caught up and sent off like ya’ll did last year. Tropical astrology had ya’ll ready for a Leo Full Moon party, but instead… you FELT that Full Moon in Cancer. Tell a friend!

Originally tweeted by The People’s Oracle (@PeoplesOracle) on January 18, 2021.

Facing Reality

There are 5 squares between planets in Capricorn and Mars in Aries beginning the week of January 4, 2021 through February 19, 2021.

JANUARY
8 – Mercury SQUARE Mars
12 – Mars SQUARE Saturn
23 – Mars SQUARE Jupiter
FEBRUARY
1 – Sun SQUARE Mars
19 -Venus SQUARE Mars

Mars SQUARE Jupiter between January 12 and January 23 is the timeframe I’m most concerned about, especially 13th and 14th and the 20th and 21st. Moon entering Capricorn and Aries respectively. I see two possible scenarios playing out.

First scenario is that forces of insurrection maximize the tools on hand to marshal their forces and bring their goal to completion. Mars SQUARE Saturn is much more taciturn and stern in terms of how much the two planet interact. Saturn is not with the BS. But, Jupiter?

Saturn in Capricorn sees the Fire of Mars in Aries and is unmoved. Jupiter on the other hand adds gasoline to the Fire. And the idea of a violent clash that leads to much death and harm is very very possible during those dates I mentioned.

Based on each planet’s unique relationship to Aries, Saturn is the planet that can stop this. How? Actual physical barricades, covid, death, imprisonment, hospitalizations. Venus in Capricorn actually can, too. But, that square isn’t until mid February. That’s when I see more military and police cooperation against rebellious forces. Sun and Jupiter, unfortunately, are friendly to Aries so there is some cooperation there.

The 2nd scenario I see a possibility for is that there’s a concerted effort to quench forces of insurrection, or covid deaths + fallout overtakes everything else. The only reason I see this as a possibility is because Saturn in Capricorn will be in charge of every planet in the sky (except Mars) come February 11. As a matter of fact, this is the case once Venus enters Capricorn January 27.

Either way, it ain’t over yet!

One last piece: These squares also correlate to other things going on like lockdowns, work stoppages, grounding of planes and travel, closing of restaurants and other businesses. Mars is movement, period. And so when it is participating in all of the squares, there are many forces at play that inhibit or block to stop Mars movement, or to narrow its path of possible movement.

As I have repeatedly said, Mars in Aries is about doing some thing because you possess the ability or will to do it. It does not take into consideration external factors that impact the outcome or lead to consequences, negative or positive.

I do not think we are going to go back to the kinds of sheltering in place we saw back in March and April 2020. At that time Mars was in Capricorn with the Jupiter and Saturn. And so Mars really could not move at all. With that being said, Once the Sun enters Capricorn (January 13) it will be building towards its square with Mars in Aries. We must keep an eye on leadership and how it uses its influence and power to quench forces of rebellion as well as stop the spread of c0vid.

On The False Binary of Masculine & Feminine in Astrology

The content of this post was originally published in a series of tweets in response to this post:

What I’m about to share here is actually something I’ve been thinking about for the past several months. It has to do with how each planet (save the Sun and Moon which are lights) rule two signs each.

In the past I have understood this as representing the binary of masculinity and femininity. But what I understand now is that the previously understood division of each planet into two natures described as masculine and feminine is actually a poor attempt at articulating that each planet contains a circular, rather than polar (read: binary) embodiment of a principle.

For example, Mars can be understood through the expressions of Aries and Scorpio. At first glance this appears to be articulating a binary, where Aries is masculine and Scorpio is feminine.

Here are two visuals which might help you understand what I am articulating.

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This also relates to the concept of an objective form or social construct where a pattern of form is observed and from that observed pattern is created a construct. The construct is now separate from the form from which it was inspired by. And now the forms which inspired the construct are forced to conform to (read: change their form and take the shape of) that construct.

You can understand this as relating to any noun used to describe or define a human. Every single one is a construct. From boy, girl, woman, man, family, teacher, preacher, doctor, teenager, woman, adult, elder, etc. Each began as an observation of form from which a construct was created.

So I think the issue here with the terms masculine and feminine, and how they are often used as euphemisms for gender has to do with the fact that it is difficult for us to think outside of binaries. Forms (which is what zodiac signs are) appear to “naturally” manifest as these binaries when in fact they only wear the clothes of the binaries.

Astrology can be helpful when we understand each planet in the ways that I’ve described before. In the case of mars, there isn’t a binary of masculine vs feminine correlating to Aries vs Scorpio. There is a circular spectrum with much overlap, Which brings me to my last point.

The binaries of gender and our obsession with classifying things in those terms has concealed some deep wisdom that astrology offers us. This is why I prefer to use the terms diurnal or yang for “masculine” and nocturnal or yin for “feminine.”

The wisdom that astrology has to offer us says that no planet, no sign, no house, and no aspect can ever be understood in isolation. All you will ever get from observing a single planet etc. is a glimpse of what it actually speaks to.

Elsewhere I have said that sidereal astrology is the study of relationships. There is no separate topic called ‘relationship astrology’. When we are examining the birth chart we are examining relationships between planets. And planets are people first, and zodiac signs point us to planets.

For example, this means that when you examine Mars in your birth chart, even if you have no Aries placements or Scorpio placements, Mars contains the forms of expression we understand as Aries or Scorpio. What does this really mean? Each expression of a planet that we observe in the forms of the zodiac signs are wholly contained in each planet.

Mars in a birth chart always contains both (Aries) personal boundaries + physical capacity for movement + the enforcing of the personal will AND (Scorpio) drive for biological self preservation as observed via the nervous system and its relationship with the rest of the body + other people’s bodies.

However, the form of how, in this example, Mars is expressed is where the social construct comes in. So in some ways the zodiac signs are the social construct, they are the form the planets take on via how they are socialized in relationships and community.

I want to add that the problem has never been with the social construct. Constructs are how we organize society. The problem is with how the constructs are used to create hierarchies of power. And how power redefines constructs as a means to its own self preservation.

For example, ‘mother’ is a social construct. I have no problem with ‘mother’. It is an accurate descriptor of the role I play in certain contexts. I have a problem with how identifying with and taking on this role situates me in terms of who and what I have access to in society.

Mars in Aries (December 23, 2020 through February 21, 2021 )

Mars moves through the sign sidereal Aries December 23, 2020 through February 21, 2021

Aries ram by The People's Orace
  • Acting in accordance with your abilities
  • Rooted in the power of your will
  • Fueled by your own strength
  • Resisting external attempts to control you
  • Choosing the direction and pace that you move in

Since Mars in Aries will be locked in squares with all the other planets which will be in Capricorn, the keywords here are :

  • Restraint
  • Self-discipline
  • Management

Mars in Aries is teaching me:

  • A healthy and flexible tolerance for difference
  • That I can in fact trust my power to control myself
  • I do know how to engage with my personal boundaries in a way that keeps me safe
  • I am powerful!

#QOTD What is Mars in Aries teaching you?