Moon, the ruling star of 2023: Check the predictions for this year
The Moon in Astrology is the representation of our emotional nature, our instincts, and the way we relate to one another. It is also the star of strong connection with our origins and our intuitive side.
In 2023 we will have the Moon as the ruling star, and obviously this brings us the tastes and displeasures belonging to it. The popular expression of sometimes saying that someone is of the Moon is not usually attributed in good situations, because it reveals the characteristic of inconstancy and mood swings in a short period of time.
Can we say then that it will be a year of oscillations and changes? Yes!
But I would also like to remind you of another popular expression given to a happy moment after the wedding ceremony, wishing that, despite all the ups and downs, you will have a beautiful honeymoon in 2023.
ABOUT THE MOON: like a guardian that watches over us
Every year-end there is the expectation of knowing which will be the ruling planet in the following year. And this curiosity is due to the fact that this information sets the “tone” of the year. Therefore, understanding about the Moon can also help us direct our attention to some important issues throughout 2023. I also recommend that you read about the full astrological forecast for the year so that you have more guidance inputs for everything that lies ahead.
The Moon is a natural satellite of the Earth, that is, it naturally orbits around our planet, like a guardian that watches over us and “prowls” the Earth’s surface, and for this reason in only 27 days it makes one complete revolution around the planet.
Considering the size of the circumference of the planet Earth, this is a very fast transit. Think that the most distant planets from Earth take more than 10 years to make this movement, that’s why the Moon is so associated with movements of more constant changes, one of its strong associations being the feminine, not only for all the emotional and sensitive characteristics that I will report later, but also for carrying in itself the symbol of cyclicality.
For being the closest star to our planet, with good movement and easily seen with the naked eye, the Moon has been analyzed and studied since ancient times when the correlation of its movements and the changes that happened on Earth was noticed. One of the best known and easily observed phenomena is that of the tides, when the water level of the sea fluctuates due to the gravitational force that the Moon exerts over the entire land layer. And I like to highlight this phenomenon because it indicates the potential force that the Moon also exerts on us, after all our body is 70% water. Have you ever thought about this?
The truth is, although the popular expression of saying that someone “is from the moon” is usually used in some situations and only for some people, the truth is that we are all from the moon, whether you like it or not. And creating this awareness helps you to understand yourself, your feelings and mood swings.
The Moon is also a source of light, but a secondary light, since the illumination it emits is derived from the light it receives from the Sun, and taking advantage of this interesting feature I briefly remind you that in Astrology the Moon is the representation of our emotional and the Sun our identity, so the more we are shining in our solar essence the better we are emotionally as well.
During the trajectory of the Moon around the Sun it receives light in different parts of its hemisphere, forming different positions of light and shadow, and this is how we identify the famous phases of the Moon: new, crescent, quarter crescent, full, waning gibbous, waning quarter, and waning.
THE MOON IN 2023 – allow yourself to navigate through your feelings and your vulnerability
Having this beautiful star as the ruler of the year invites us to connect and pay attention to everything that usually gets left aside when we are living on autopilot. It will be a year where the main reminder is to prioritize nurturing your emotions. And what does this mean? It means first putting the ego aside and respecting your sensations, valuing and attending to your emotional needs that are completely private. Even if you have the life of your dreams, if you are not nourished emotionally it is very difficult to be happy.
To respect your emotional is also to allow yourself to get in touch with your feelings, which we can call intuition. It’s about the communications that “arise” from within you and whisper wills, paths and actions, which are nothing more than the most genuine desires of your soul.
It all sounds very poetic, and in fact the Moon is poetic, but taking it seriously is very challenging for the simple fact that we are prone to act driven by our rational, based on data, opinions, reviews, and evaluations. Any and all external information is more easily considered, however, the most difficult information to interpret is precisely the information that comes from within.
From the social point of view, we can say that everyone will be more sensitive emotionally, and there may be a movement of rediscovering our origins, valuing family and family history, reconnecting with ancestral wisdom, connecting with nature, and a greater search for activities that help in the process of silencing the mind and putting yourself in a state of presence.
My advice for this year is that you allow yourself to navigate through your feelings and your vulnerability, understand and accept yourself in all your oscillations and emotional phases, because only this way you will also be able to understand and help others.
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