Sometimes you just don’t feel good. Sometimes you know exactly why you’re feeling what you’re feeling and other times all you can identify is the effect. Wherever the stimulus is coming from you can at least identify the effect: your Moon. It’s the Moon that feels. You may be having a Mars problem or a Pluto problem, or whatever problem but if the symptom that is giving you trouble is a feeling, it’s the Moon you need to soothe first.
Certainly, just as with an illness, the symptom can mask a deeper problem that needs resolution. However, many times you need to address the problematic symptom (feelings) before you’re able to go after its source.
There’s a simple fix that usually works. Look at your Moon’s placement by sign and house first. The simplest solution is to employ something that fulfills it by sign and house. In my case I have Capricorn Moon in the 5th house. The simplest thing I can do is work (Capricorn) creatively or with my children (5th house, Leo). That usually makes me feel better, but sometimes I feel so lousy that won’t do it.
In that case I look to my Moon’s easiest aspect. That can be a trine or a sextile. If you have both, go with the sextile first; I tend to think the results last a little longer. I have Moon sextile Pisces Mercury. I listen to music, watch a spiritually uplifting or funny movie, or read a book I love.
Sometimes a person doesn’t have an easy aspect to utilize. In that case look for a spot that balances your Moon. In my case that would be straight across in Cancer. When worse comes to worst I go get in bed (womb, cradled, Cancer) surrounded by pillows and stay there till I feel like getting out. Another point of balance can be an empty spot that WOULD give you a trine or sextile if something was there. Or you can really hit it from all sides and create a fix that uses more than one of these points.
In my case, last night I pulled out the big guns. I got in bed with a bunch of pillows (Cancer) to watch three hours of Bill Moyers interviewing Joseph Campbell on mythology (Pisces Mercury), while eating a big ol’ piece of cherry pie (Taurus). These are supportive things for my Moon because they are energies by sign that support my Moon. It’s a good way to figure out new ways to support yourself. I’ve never put those three together before and now I feel so much better.
Can you come up with a new way to comfort your Moon using this method?