Coming Home to Yourself: Womb Wisdom and Your Moon Sign
Women hold the power of the Moon inside them. Like the moon, our energy and emotions wax and wane through a monthly cycle, reminding us that life’s natural course is a fluid and cyclical affair, not a linear one, as we may be conditioned to believe.
Womb Wisdom reminds us to ‘come home’ by nurturing our emotional, cyclical, creative, intuitive, sensual and instinctive self. Then we can find creative, healthy ways to live in alignment with all aspects of our being and carry out our duties without feeling drained of energy.
Each of us has a unique style in which our Womb Wisdom (Or if you prefer, ‘Moon Wisdom’) communicates and unique needs that must be in place for us to hear the promptings of our intuition and creative impulses. The physical womb and pelvic bowl is the seat of our desires, emotions, ‘gut instincts’, and nurturing. In astrology, it corresponds to our astrological moon sign, phase and placement, and can give us clues to the unique style in which our feminine wisdom expresses itself. The moon changes signs about every 2 ½ days. Where it was at the moment of your birth, and its relationship to the other bodies in the sky strongly influences who you are and how you operate.
The moon influences our emotional nature, how we handle cycles, how we experience ‘the feminine’, our relationship with our mother, our health, instincts, how we feel nourished, childhood experiences, past-life experiences and basically what ‘home’ feels like for us. It’s a powerful influence on our personality, and for women, an indicator of her overall Womb Wisdom style, feminine gifts, emotional roadblocks and emotional growth path. The Maiden, Mother and Crone archetypes (another subject for my next blog!) live within all women, and manifest through all the signs. But our moon sign is personal to each individual woman, and influences us for life. It is our Goddess-given gift and path of emotional karma.
You can find out your moon sign by visiting this site and plugging in your birth data. It is important to know your birth time as accurately as possible. The moon sign is very important but still only a portion of the full picture of your moon wisdom found in the birthchart. The moon phase, house and aspects to the other planets also must be considered
I have been observing and working with the moon and her cycles for over 15 years. I have also spent those years studying astrology in depth and have certified in levels 1 & 2 with CAAE.
Here is a taste of Womb Wisdom through the moon signs:
Moon in Aries- The Warrior Woman:
Your home element is Fire. Like fire, your creative instincts are warm, hot, direct, active, dynamic and bold. You feel nourished by challenges and situations that call for quick, decisive action and physical prowess. Your womb wisdom has a Zen-like nature. She thrives on stimulation but despises melodrama. You nurture in a pioneering, independent way, inspiring strength and confidence in your colleagues, family and friends. When not heeding your Womb Wisdom, emotions of frustration, irritability, anger and impatience may call you to recognise your need to spend some time by yourself, release pent-up energy into a physical activity, tackle a new challenge, forge a new path, or fight for a cause. Nurture your fiery soul with candlelight, warm colors and sunshine. Your gift is your ability to be true to yourself and self-reliance. Nourish the Warrior Woman within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Herself.
Your home element is Earth. Like earth, you possess the ability to sustain and nurture life through patience, constancy, and physical pleasure. Your instincts are sensual, slow, and steady. You feel at home in familiar surroundings, with a certain amount of predictability and routine. You feel nourished by singing, music, physical touch and food. You help others feel safe, secure and physically comforted. Your womb wisdom has a particular rhythm, and that rhythm must be followed. Changes in life must be made slowly, one step at a time. Otherwise, emotions of fear, stubborn resistance, tenacious clinging mundane patterns or emotional eating can result. You enjoy the outdoors have a gift for cooking, growing things, and working with your hands. Nurture your earthy soul with plants, herbs, flowers and crystals. Nourish The Earth Mother within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Rhythms.
Moon in Gemini- The Butterfly Maiden
Your home element is Air. Like air, you crave movement, change and interaction. Your instincts are curious, witty, and expressive. You feel nourished by learning new things, absorbing new facts and experiences and sharing what you know with others. You nurture the curious child in your family, friends and colleagues, bringing lightness, flexibility and new ideas to others. Your womb wisdom craves communication. Any form of self-expression such as writing, dance, art, teaching, speaking or conversation with a friend is a great way to bring Her into balance. Take time to read, listen and receive new input. When out of balance the reactions that arise may be anxiety, nervousness, impatience, incessant talking or over-rationalising. Your gift is communication. Nurture your airy soul with deep breaths of fresh air, natural incense, or collecting bird feathers. Nourish the Butterfly Maiden within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Voice.
Your home element is Water. Like the water, your feelings ebb and flow, and you crave a sacred space of your own in which you can retreat when the outer world becomes too much for you. Your feminine instincts are maternal, empathic, compassionate and fluid. You feel nourished by a serene and secure home base, family, and nostalgic reminders of your past. You help your loved ones and colleagues feel genuinely cared for and emotionally comforted. Your womb is sensitive to the emotions of others and the cycles of the Moon. Investigate your past lives and heal your childhood wounds, for you carry many gifts from your emotional experiences. When not heeding your womb wisdom, you will over-react to everything, turn to emotional eating for comfort or manipulate others through childish tactics. Nurture your watery soul with frequent baths and spending time in or near water. Nourish the Moon Goddess within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Feelings.
Moon in Leo- The Queen
Your home element is Fire. Like fire, your instincts are bright, warm, playful, and dynamic. Your womb has a flair for drama and you add color and vibrancy to everything and everyone you touch, putting your unique stamp on things. You nurture others by radiating warmth and confidence, inspiring the playful child in your friends, family and colleagues. You feel nourished by stories, art, drama and beauty. Your womb is highly creative- you need to express yourself and the freedom to play. As a Royal Lioness, you must have your own ‘domain’ to nurture and be in charge of for you gifted as a natural leader. When not heeding your womb wisdom, you can become dominating, attention-seeking, insecure and melodramatic. Nurture your fiery soul with candlelight, warm colors and sunshine. Nourish The Queen within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Radiance.
Moon in Virgo – The Medicine Woman
Your home element is Earth. Like earth, your instincts are receptive, methodical, health-conscious, and sensual. You nurture those around you by patiently caring for the ‘little things’ that make a big difference. A dependable problem-solver, others often seek you out for help. Your womb wisdom has an intuitive understanding of the mechanics and functioning of things. You are blessed with natural healing abilities and adept skilfulness in everything you attempt to do. You are nourished by learning new skills, being of service, working on an ‘improvement’ project, healthy food, spending time with animals and taking care of your body. When not heeding your Womb wisdom, you can become myopic with details, fretful, nervous, and perfectionistic. Nurture your earthy soul with plants, herbs, flowers and crystals. Nourish the Medicine Woman within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Growth.
Moon in Libra- The Love Goddess
Your home element is Air. Like the air, you crave flow, movement, lightness and interaction.Your instincts are relationship-oriented, craving balance and harmony with your surroundings. You are nourished and deeply touched by beauty, art, music, romance and love stories. You have artistic gifts and a natural ability to bring people together. Your loved ones are nourished by your openness, kindness and sensitivity to what they need and when. Your womb is acutely aware of her surroundings and tuned to a frequency of harmony that you strive to recreate around you. You need to stay surrounded by positive people and calming environments to feel balanced. When not heeding your womb wisdom, you may fluctuate between emotional extremes, live vicariously through others, or repress your true feelings in order to not ‘rock the boat’. Nurture your airy soul with deep breaths of fresh air, natural incense, or collecting bird feathers. Nourish the Love Goddess within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Inner Balance.
Moon in Scorpio- The Shamaness
Your home element is Water. Like the water, your feelings run deep and intense in order to cleanse and renew you. Cycles of death and rebirth feature prominently in your life, for your womb center desires cathartic emotional experiences that transform you completely. You are nourished by uncovering mysteries, challenges and surrendering to a power greater than your own. You help others feel at ease in crisis situations with your quiet strength, and ‘I’ve been there’ empathy. You are gifted with healing abilities, passion and magnetism. Your sexuality is often a path of emotional growth and spirituality. You need to forge intimate bonds, uncover secrets, continually transform and have a creative outlet for your feelings. When not heeding your womb wisdom you may find yourself creating unnecessary drama, becoming obsessive, controlling or self-sabotaging. Nurture your watery soul with frequent baths and spending time in or near water. Nourish The Shamaness within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Passion.
Your home element is Fire. Like fire your instincts are warm, enthusiastic, explorative, and playful. You crave freedom and an expansive awareness of the world. Drawn to the exotic and foreign, your womb thirsts for new perspectives and experiences that glean a ‘teaching’ or new pearls of wisdom for living. You are nourished by travel, foreign studies, being out in the wild, myths and philosophy. You nurture others with your generosity of spirit, joviality and sense of humour. You carry the gift of teaching and need to satisfy your desires for adventure and learning. You tend to feel most at home when you are on your way to somewhere else. Home is in the journey itself. When not heeding your womb needs, you may become restless, pompous, tactless and irresponsible. Nurture your fiery soul with candlelight, warm colors and sunshine. Nourish The Priestess within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Wisdom.
Moon in Capricorn- The Wise Woman
Your home element is Earth. Like the earth you are a stable, grounding, solid presence. Your instincts are to build and create supportive structures that nourish yourself and others. You crave making your mark on this world- for you hold the gift of Manifestation. Unafraid of hard work, you manifest your visions resourcefully and patiently. You nurture others in practical ways, helping them to feel secure and loved for the long term. Aware of the darker aspects of human nature, you use sarcastic wit and realism to rise above it. You feel nourished by knowing your limitations, knowing what’s expected of you, accomplishment and purposeful work. You are deeply sensitive and sensual but only show your soft side to those who really matter to you. When not heeding your womb wisdom you may become controlling, depressed, fearful or insecure. Nurture your earthy soul with plants, herbs, flowers and crystals. Nurture The Wise Woman within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Strength.
Moon in Aquarius- The Future Woman
Your home element is Air. Like air, you crave freedom, movement, communication and change. Your instincts are progressive, inventive and community-oriented. You carry the dreams of the future and must manifest your visions for humanity. Your offbeat nature requires some alone time for reflection and inspiration. Then you can come back to nurture the community with your new ideas and plans for making a better future for everyone. You attract many friends with your sisterly warmth, tolerance and unique individuality. You need to nurture a cause, be in community, learn new things and be stimulated with change. Movement and exercise are helpful. If you do not heed your womb wisdom you may become restless, over-idealistic, lonely, or emotionally detached. Nurture your airy spirit with deep breaths of fresh air, natural incense, and bird feathers. Nourish The Future Woman within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Dreams.
Moon in Pisces- The Mystic
Your home element is Water. Like water, you are affected by the ripples of emotions around you and easily ‘go with the flow’. Your instincts are empathic, dreamy, gentle and compassionate. You easily pick up on the feelings of others and my not be able to separate them from your own. You carry a blissful memory of Oneness that exists between mother and child in the womb, and in Spirit. You strive to transcend the boundaries and limitations of the material world. A natural shapeshifter, you are able to blend in with your surroundings or take on a different personality as the situation requires. You nurture others with your devoted, compassionate energy and by being a soft shoulder to cry on. You carry artistic and musical gifts which also nurture the spirits of those around you. You need to nourish yourself with peaceful, calm environments, music, spiritual practice, and time to daydream. If you do not heed your womb wisdom you may feel overwhelmed, melancholy, escapist or manipulative. Nurture your watery spirit with frequent baths and spending time in or near water. Nourish The Mystic within by reclaiming your feminine power as She Who Honours Her Spirit.
You may find more than one description resonates with you. Keep in mind the moon sign is specific to your sense of feeling ‘at home’, your instinctive needs that help your intuition become stronger. Also, keep in mind that the astrological house and planetary aspects will influence the moon as well, which may share some things in common with other signs.
May you nurture the Goddess within and may Her gifts and beauty grow with you for lifetimes to come. xo Serena