Progressed Moon Signs
The Secondary progressed Moon Through the Signs
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The Moon is the fastest moving "planet", so it follows that the Progressed Moon is the fastest moving progressed planet. Because the Progressed Moon moves at an approximate rate of 12 degrees per year, it passes through a zodiac sign for approximately 2-1/2 years.
These 2-1/2 year periods show us attitude shifts in our lives. The current sign of the Progressed Moon shows us the energies that we are drawn to at that point in time.
Because zodiac signs move from masculine to feminine to masculine, and so forth, every 2-1/2 years (approximately), our energies tend to shift from outward to inward to outward again.
It is important to remember that our natal charts are wired, so to speak, such that each sign is tied to particular houses. If Aries, for example, is found on your sixth house cusp, when the progressed Moon is in Aries, it will, at least for some of the time, also transit the sixth house. As you read the descriptions of the Progressed Moon through the signs, always keep in mind the house position as well. Signs always reveal attitudes and the houses show specific behaviors and circumstances.
The Progressed Moon Through the Signs
Progressed Moon in Aries
The focus at this phase of life is on outward-oriented energy and action. We look for direct confrontations, challenges, and stimulation during this period of our lives. We have newfound courage. We focus on new beginnings, fresh starts, and new projects, because we now feel motivated in these directions.
Progressed Moon in Taurus
While in Aries, we welcomed change and action. When the Progressed Moon changes signs to Taurus, we slow down and seek out some security in our lives. This marks a less impatient and competitive period of our lives. We don't look for new experiences as much as we manage our lives in a more solid, secure manner. We value predictability during this period.
Progressed Moon in Gemini
While in Taurus, we don't feel much need for learning new things. When the Progressed Moon shifts signs to Gemini, however, curiosity is ignited. We need to communicate with others, we need doors to open for us, we explore our little worlds and reach out to others. New friendships are often made during this markedly more sociable and busy period in our lives.
Progressed Moon in Cancer
This marks a time when we need the comforts of a home base. While the Progressed Moon moves through Cancer, we turn inward and focus on building or solidifying our home base and our families. We have a greater need for security and the feeling of being safe and comfortable during this period. This is a time for building your sense of security.
Progressed Moon in Leo
From the security and safety of the Progressed Moon in Cancer phase comes a desire for self-expression. Energies are directed outwards as we feel more confident moving about in the world, and we have a greater need to be heard, seen, and noticed. An increased desire to create, and to display our talents is often experienced during this phase.
Progressed Moon in Virgo
After a somewhat naive and playful period while the Progressed Moon moved through Leo, this phase indicates a need and/or desire to perfect our craft. This is a time of dedication to work, health, and routine. This is a more introverted period in your life when you might have your "nose to the grindstone", so to speak.
Progressed Moon in Libra
The focus turns outward again as the Progressed Moon moves from the introverted Virgo to sociable Libra. An increased need to be with people, to socialize, and to compromise are featured during this period of life. More attention to physical appearance and attractiveness, as well as graciousness, is often prominent.
Progressed Moon in Scorpio
There can be a hunger now for deeper experiences and more powerful bonds. Emotional commitments come into focus. While the Progressed Moon was in Libra, harmony was most important to you. At this time, however, harmony might take a back seat as you feel the need for something more powerful and significant in your life.
Progressed Moon in Sagittarius
Freedom on all levels is the focus while the Progressed Moon is in Sagittarius -- not only physical freedom of movement and expression, but mental and spiritual freedom as well. The emotional need during this period of your life is for expansion and growth. You do not want to be limited by boundaries or barriers. This is a more gregarious position of the Progressed Moon. Independence, new experiences, and intellectual growth are the focus.
Progressed Moon in Capricorn
The Progressed Moon in Capricorn shifts the attention to approval and recognition. The focus is on establishing some sort of order and control in your life. A stronger need for recognition and for concrete success is typical of this Progressed Moon phase.
Progressed Moon in Aquarius
This is a more sociable and gregarious position of the Progressed Moon. Stronger social awareness and a desire to belong to a group is present at this period in your life, although sometimes it's more about expressing your own individuality and breaking the rules. Networking is the keyword for this period.
Progressed Moon in Pisces
Heightened sensitivity and an emotional need to connect with your inner world is dominant during this period. This is often a more introverted period in your life when the focus is on your dreams and longings, personal creativity, and sensitivity.
We offer a Progressions Report that interprets the secondary progressions based on your personal birth data.
References & suggested further reading:
Progressions (Astrology: a Language of Life) by Robert Blaschke
In Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark by Bernadette Brady, an illuminating chapter dedicated to progressions offers students of astrology tools to help understand the meaning of progressions in individual lives. Excellent!
In The Art of Predictive Astrology, Carol Rushman shares with readers some very valuable predictive techniques, culled from over 30 years of experience. This is a fascinating read for intermediate students of Astrology. The book contains quite a bit of information about progressions in addition to other techniques.