For spirited women everywhere, the Spring Equinox is a big deal - it is an annual turning point in our lives and reflects many changes. But why does it affect us so? I invited Sheri Horn Hasan, an expert in Karmic Evolution Astrology back as our guest blogger to give us some answers - since her posts on Mercury in Retrograde were such a big hit. This time she has written a three-part series on the Spring Equinox and how it really influences the divine feminine in us all. This is Sheri’s final post in the series.
As the Spirited Woman journeys into the season of Spring, she understands now that-- while the Sun is in the Mars-ruled sign of Aries—she’s blessed with the instinctual capability to act or react.
It’s easy to see how “instinct,” defined as “a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity,” has morphed from female archetypal energy (such as that of Artemis from the ancient past) toward the male-oriented martial principle of action in these more modern patriarchal times.
However, it’s intuition--defined as “a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence”—that connects every Spirited Woman to the feminine divine and the days when the natural cycles of the matriarchy were far more revered than they are today.
Your Moon & You
The energy of one’s Moon--which represents our emotions, our soul, our inner child-- does not replace Mars or the martial principle. Rather, each Spirited Woman’s astrological Moon incorporates within both male and female-oriented instinct and intuition.
When the Spirited Woman allows herself to tap into this deep vein of archetypal intuitive AND instinctive wisdom, a big picture emotional awareness emerges from the depths of her soul. Without honoring both, we may lose our way and traverse paths that leave us only exhausted and depleted, rather than emotionally satisfied and fulfilled.
Astrology breaks down the 12 astrological signs into four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. Every Spirited Woman has a Moon in her personal horoscope, or natal/birth chart, and the element of your Moon tells us how you react emotionally and what you need to feel secure in this lifetime.
How easy or difficult it is to live one’s Moon energy depends on its sign, location in the chart, and its aspects to other planets and sensitive chart points.
Fire & Air Moons
Fire Moons--Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius—encompass adventurousness of spirit, creativity, and a generally unabashed sense of joie de vivre. The Spirited Woman born with a fire Moon may leap before she looks, react before she thinks, and is undoubtedly imbued with a fire burning within.
Fire Moons may act quickly, but if the impulse to act is stifled it can result in issues that “somatize,” or manifest as potential dis-ease in the body. A fire Moon Spirited Woman must express her creative impulses in order to be true to her nature. While she may find she’s moved too quickly into anger or defensiveness at times, this is far better than suppressing the urge to move, create, express, or engage in life with gusto!
Earth Moons—Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn—are far more concerned with security and keeping their feet on terra firma, or solid ground. The Spirited Woman with an earth Moon may be conscious of what’s in her bank account, be an expert at detailed work, and/or possess the desire to climb the upwardly mobile ladder to success.
The issue to watch out for here is getting stuck—or too attached—to your body, your perfectionism, or a belief system that may not reflect the Spirited Woman’s true core values. Allow your earth Moon to intuitively dig deeply into the wisdom of your body and to obey the laws of the universe to understand that the one true constancy is change!
Also, it pays to be mindful that true security is not rooted in what you own, and success lies not necessarily in how many resources you may accrue. Rather, real peace of mind is gained by getting to the core of your soul’s definition of the value of TRUE happiness…
Earth & Water Moons
Air Moons—Gemini, Libra, & Aquarius—are usually social, rational thinkers. Curious and loquacious, their concern with fairness and equality in partnership, and communication of ideas trump their need for action.
The air Moon Spirited Woman must guard against allowing ideas to confuse rather than enlighten. Also, over-concern with “right” relations may eclipse the personal will. When compromise becomes the only solution for every situation, it may come at the expense of getting what you want—at least some of the time.
Additionally, watch out for ideas that become so fixed that your perception of “right” belongs only to you but isn’t shared by anybody else…and be alert to the propensity to rationalize your emotions instead of FEELING them…
Finally, water Moons—Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces—are visceral because they feel their emotions acutely. Of all the elements, Water Moons are most likely to be highly sensitive, and to exhibit compassion, loyalty, sympathy, and empathy through deep and lasting emotional bonding.
This propensity to absorb other people’s pain in an attempt to alleviate the sufferer can land the water Moon Spirited Woman in a bit of hot water as she may ultimately find she attempts to escape her own emotions by absorbing herself in those of others. This is a slippery slope, though on the other side of the coin, water Moons are extremely intuitive, emotionally deep, and spiritually connected...
Fire, air, earth or water—one thing is for sure: The Spirited Woman’s Moon puts her in touch with her divinely inspired feminine wisdom. As many of us already know, when women concentrate on accessing their precious gift of intuitive wisdom, the results are often most amazing!
Amazon #1 Bestseller & professional intuitive psychological/archetypal/evolutionary astrologer at Karmic Evolution Astrology, Sheri Horn Hasan analyzes natal horoscopes as the blueprint that can help one’s soul to recognize & reach its highest destiny in this lifetime. Her mission is to assist others to move from chaos to clarity and co-create their own future through astrology! Read Sheri’s story about her astrological awakening!