The moon in a natal chart represents how we nurture, how we want to be nurtured, our habits and our receptivity.
If you’re feeling tense, anxious or in need of self care and nurturing, look to your moon sign for some help as to how you can take better care of your emotional well being.
Moon in Aries/1st House/conjunct the AC from the 12th - Express your emotions to others upfront - Take care of your appearance - Do jobs for yourself, you’ll feel better being independent - Have that emotional blow up, don’t hold it in - Don’t sit around wallowing in your emotions. Get up, and go DO something, take initiative - You want to cry? Do it…. - Be in solitude sometimes (if your moons in the first house, you’re quite receptive to other people’s emotions. You need to get away from that from time to time)
Moon in Taurus/2nd House - Material comforts such as good food, a soft bed, and comfy clothes will greatly help nurture you - Having a well balanced bank account - Write down 5 things a day that you value (about yourself, and/or what you have - not what you want). A gratitude diary would be great! - Listening to music (or making music if you like to) will help you relax. Also painting and sculpting - Hugs! Physically holding another will help you relax - Nice smelling perfumes on your body or in your house - Using Body moisturiser and beauty products
Moon in Gemini/3rd House - Talk about your feelings - Get out of the house and go for short trips around your neighbourhood/local area. Being in your house for too long will make you agitated - Talk to others, In real life or online. Prolonged solitude can make you feel lonely very quickly (Facebook/Snapchat/Skype people when you can) - Hang out with your siblings (if you have any/if your moon isn’t afflicted). If you don’t have any siblings, cousins and neighbours you’re close to is also great! - Write things down, especially about how your feeling. You may enjoy journaling
Moon in Cancer/4th House/Conjunct the Ic (possibly from the 3rd House) - Hugs Hugs Hugs! - Cook/eat your favourite food - Spend time at home (if you’re a 3rd House moon conjunct the IC, go out for short trips then come home to relax - you kinda need both) - Be with your mother/family (if your mother is present/if your moon isn’t afflicted) - Nurture others - Be with children - Cry on someone’s shoulder, it’s ok! - Snuggle in bed
Moon in Leo/5th House - Be generous and spread happiness to others - Take the spotlight (but don’t be too greedy) - Let people know how you really feel (don’t be too pushy about it) - Express your creativity! - Dance if you want to! - Watch a comedy or joke around with friends - Play games with children/Release your inner child - Party 🎉 - Play games! - Express your love to your lover. Give and get kisses and cuddles you deserve
Moon in Virgo/6th House - Take care of your health. Take your medication, eat healthy and exercise - Do yoga - Make a ‘To-do’ list and calendars. You’re naturally emotionally stressed, make it easy for yourself by planning things - Keep your house and environment organised and clean - Pamper yourself by being well groomed and hygienic - Relax in a spa bath - Enjoy a healthy meal - Make goals for yourself and aim to achieve them - Help someone else out. Be of service - If you aren’t feeling great, ask someone to do some jobs for you. It’s only fair
Moon in Libra/7th House/Conjunct the DES from the 6th - Make art. Draw and paint - Make yourself look beautiful. Wear your favourite outfit, get your hair/makeup done - Listen to music - Talk to others and close friends - Spend time with a romantic lover - Do something nice for someone - Settle/balance an argument - Weigh the pros and cons to making a decision - Beautify your home and environment
Moon in Scorpio/8th House - You’re emotions are so intense, you may need to seclude yourself fairly often from people. Take time out with yourself to avoid emotional strain - Spend time 'going within’ yourself. You can do this through mediation or simply self contemplation. You have a need to know yourself. - You need to protect your vulnerability. Find someone you can trust 100% to tell your feelings to, for you need a channeled way of release - You can purge excess emotion and passion through sex and connecting with someone on a higher level - Share your feelings with those you truly trust
Moon in Sagittarius/9th House - Go for a long drive/bus/train trip. Explore your local area, or if you can, take a trip to a nearby town. Explore your sense of adventure - You probably generally don’t like to think/talk about your emotions, and your resilience allows you to support yourself - Enjoy the company of good friends. Laugh and have a good time - You may enjoy watching a comedy - Ask yourself the biggest questions of life and let your mind wander in the possibilities. It brings you ease knowing that everything happens for a reason, allowing you to maintain your optimism
Moon in Capricorn/10th House/Conjunct the MC from the 9th - You like Scorpio moon folk, tend to prefer to keep your emotions under wraps - You make like to literally 'work’ your problems out. Doing jobs and focusing on goals allows you to gain satisfaction of achievement - At times, you may feel lonely and cut off from others. This is often self imposed. Don’t be afraid to open to others who you feel comfortable with - Like Virgo moons, setting your self job lists can help give you direction, removing any feelings of being at a loss with life - Spend sometime away from people who try to pry you open all the time as this can really stress you out
Moon in Aquarius/11th House - You’re emotional wellbeing may not be the focus of your life, and you have great difficulty expressing your feelings to others - You have the ability to logically analyse your emotions and fix things in your external environment that’s causing you problems - Change things in your home/environment often to keep yourself stimulated - Perhaps spend time partaking in humanitarian causes - Talk to anyone and everyone. Being part of society can make you feel quite buzzed
Moon in Pisces/12th House - Your emotions are highly sensitive and you are greatly sensitive to the emotions of others. Surround yourself with loving and supportive people or if that’s not possible, find a secluded space - You react to emotional stimulus quite easy. Listen to happy music or watch a funny, lighthearted movie - Never blame yourself for something you know you didn’t do. Don’t give into pieces victim mentality. Tell yourself the truth always - Learn how to set yourself boundaries and don’t give into everyone all of the time. It’s great to be loving and generous, but you need to also take care of yourself - Watch movies or play games that really draws you in and allows your imagination to run freely in a channeled way
Hi guys! Here’s a little masterpost of quotes from children’s books that you can use in your bullet journal, or anywhere else you feel like!
THE LITTLE PRINCE (ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY)
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
“You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.”
“You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.”
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
A LITTLE PRINCESS (FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT)
“If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”
“When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn’t said afterward. “
“There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in–that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies.”
“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that–warm things, kind things, sweet things–help and comfort and laughter–and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.”
“Somehow, something always happens just before things get to the very worst. It is as if Magic did it. If I could only just remember that always. The worse thing never quite comes.”
“But I suppose there might be good in things, even if we don’t see it.”
“You don’t forget, but you bear it better.”
LITTLE WOMEN (LOUISA MAY ALCOTT)
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
“It’s wicked to throw away so many good gifts because you can’t have the one you want.”
“Love is a great beautifier.”
“Watch and pray, dear, never get tired of trying, and never think it is impossible to conquer your fault.”
“I want to do something splendid…something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.”
“Conceit spoils the finest genius.”
“Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.”
“Life and love are very precious when both are in full bloom.”
“The only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.”
“Books are always good company if you have the right sort.”
“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”
“Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort that is.”
MATLIDA (ROALD DAHL)
“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”
“I have found it impossible to talk to anyone about my problems. I couldn’t face the embarrassment, and anyway I lack the courage. Any courage I had was knocked out of me when I was young. But now, all of sudden I have a sort of desperate wish to tell everything to somebody.”
“I’ve always said to myself that if a little pocket calculator can do it why shouldn’t I?”
“There is little point in teaching anything backwards. The whole object of life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.”
“I’m afraid men are not always quite as clever as they think they are.”
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH (NORTON JUSTER)
“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
“Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life. ”
“You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”
“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between.”
“What you can do is often simply a matter of what you will do.”
“What you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow.”
“Whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way.”
THE GOLDEN COMPASS (PHILIP PULLMAN)
“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”
“We are all subject to the fates. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.”
Fire- Aries burns it & creates their own truth, Leo makes it shine with their own light, Sagittarius tells it beautifully even when it’s not pretty at all.
Earth- Taurus holds on to it tightly like a compulsive purist, Virgo dissects it to laboriously write theses on the subject, Capricorn takes it as something relatively important- will it matter 5 years from now on?
Air- Gemini plays around with it as much as they please, Libra beautifies it leaving behind its natural crude form & turning it into something to be admired/enjoyed, Aquarius looks for the underlying meaning of it all & creates universal maxims.
Water- Cancer locks it away inside themselves til it becomes part of who they are, Scorpio submerges it and lets it boil until it begs to come out, Pisces masks it with a veil of fantasy and magic where anything can be “the truth”- as long as you believe it.
Your life purpose is to [Ascendant/chart ruler] [house].
Examples: Sagittarius Ascendant, Jupiter in 4th - your life purpose is to expand internally. Taurus Ascendant, Venus in 8th - your life purpose is to accumulate secretly. Cancer Ascendant, Moon in 11th - your life purpose is to nurture socially.
So, I… was not expecting to open up the news tonight and feel like I’d been kicked in the stomach. I’d barely even thought about Linkin Park in years. They were my brief, embarrassing nu-metal mallgoth phase. They were everyone’s brief, embarrassing nu-metal mallgoth phase. Then they were the band even nu-metal posers made fun of. By that point 15-year-old me had plunged down the rabbit hole and discovered Rammstein, and the Smiths, and the Sisters of Mercy, and KMFDM, and I had so much awesome music to wallow in that I barely had time to feel self-conscious that I’d never really stopped loving Hybrid Theory. (Although I did, a little, because I was 15 and nothing was too stupid to feel self-conscious about.)
But holy fuck did I love that album. “Crawling” is the first music video I have any actual memory of seeing on TV. Linkin Park was the first rock concert I ever went to. (And fuck you, they were awesome.) I loved it for the exact reasons my entire age cohort found it embarrassing as soon as we were out of middle school. It’s a primal scream of rage and anguish, artfully bottled up and beautified, that manages to articulate a lot of the nuances of how people hurt each other and what it’s like to be hurt so badly you can barely hang on. Which means it had its finger squarely on the pulse of what it’s like to be 14. Stuck in a rat cage with a few hundred other rats, all of you hopped up to the gills on hormones, clumsily figuring out all the ways people can hurt each other, how and when to protect yourself, how to judge others’ behavior. And because people learning how to judge get awfully enthusiastic about it and nobody likes the primal anguish or the pants-on-head stupidity of their 14-year-old self, it didn’t take long for us to start finding Linkin Park embarrassing. Their angst is utterly sincere, and sincerity is uncomfortable. Especially when it reminds you of the utterly sincere, solipsistic, overblown, ridiculous angst over trivial shit that your adolescent hormones were pumping through your veins in middle school. Getting over yourself is healthy.
Coming back to listen when I’m pushing thirty, though, nothing on Hybrid Theory makes me think about my mid-teens melodrama. Some of it makes me think about friendships and relationships that turned into the kind of fucked-up shit that makes me want to grab my past self and shout “run while you can.” But most of it–speaking as a grown-ass adult here–most of it makes me think “holy shit, I want to find whoever did that to this kid and kick their ass six ways from Sunday.” It is so fucking unbelievably obvious in retrospect that none of the shit Chester Bennington is screaming about is something you just get over once you’ve grown up a little and escaped the shitheads you went to high school with.
Transmuting pain into art is a natural, almost universal impulse; doing it well is hard. Getting close enough to grab the beating heart of it, pulling it out to dissect it, ruthlessly rearranging it into something with structure and clarity, stepping back far enough to judge what you’ve made… the strange, disconcerting realization that you’ve turned it into something beautiful. Something that will appeal to other people, make them relate it back to their own pain even if it’s not the same. (Something vulnerable that can be criticized and judged and sneered at.) Maybe at first it’s for your own benefit, help you process and understand it, let out a bit of that primal scream… but let me tell you, the first time someone says “thank you” or “I needed this” or “you articulated what I couldn’t” or “this got me through a dark place”… that doesn’t just make it worth it, it humbles the shit out of you. And it makes you want to keep doing it forever. It turns the pain into shared understanding and an offer of comfort.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t make the pain go away.
Chester Bennington was really fucking good at transmuting his pain into art and offering it up with utter sincerity.
So RIP, dude. I don’t know the details of what you were going through, but you gave the world a pretty good glimpse of the broad outlines. And that glimpse got a lot of kids through adolescence, my dumb ass included; I can only imagine what it did for people who were going through the same stuff as you. Life may not be some fairy tale where turning your demons into art is always enough to save you from them, but I wish you’d made it. You saved a lot of other people. Whatever peace eluded you here, you deserve to find on the other side.