Astrology for Self-Care
Taking care right now might feel more difficult than ever, but, there’s good news. The keys to an effective self-care toolkit can be found in one of the most accessible placements in your chart: your moon sign.
Humans have been fascinated by the moon for as long as we’ve been on Earth. It has been a major part of the world’s spiritual history, and for good reason. In astrology, the moon represents your needs and wants. Not just the emotional ones, mind you, the moon also rules what your body needs. Learning how to work with the moon in your chart can unlock your abilities to rest, heal, and recharge.
Each sign that the moon is in influences your wants and needs differently, so each have their own methods of self-care.
The moon in Aries feels everything immediately. Most often, the most effective way for those with Aries moon placements to take care is to take action. Being challenged and gathering momentum are the spice, and fuel, of life.
Rest by: Clearing out your calendar and to-do’s
Recharge by: Playing a game or simply moving your body
The moon is exalted in Taurus, so it’s able to do its job very well in this sign. Those with Taurus moons need stability and comfort from which to nurture and create, and they’re more than willing to share the love.
Rest by: Building a pillow fort
Recharge by: Making something with your hands
Often understood as the most communicative of the signs, the moon in Gemini thrives on social connections and conversations. Dialogue, learning, and teaching are all part of the moon in Gemini’s self-care regimen.
Rest by: Zoning out to a podcast
Recharge by: Hitting up the group text thread
The moon is coziest in Cancer, the sign it benevolently rules, and so too do those with the moon in Cancer love their cozy time. Cultivating a sense of security and nurturing themselves and others help those with this placement bloom.
Rest by: Spending time alone at home
Recharge by: Updating the spice rack or planting something in the garden
Affection, both given and received, is crucial for a Leo moon’s emotional wellbeing. Often self-confident and cheerful, folks with this lunar placement need the exchange of the creative process, offering up a creation and basking in its reception.
Rest by: Getting cozy with a pet or loved one
Recharge by: Performing or expressing yourself
With an analytical and practical lunar placement, folks born under the moon in Virgo often have to flex their emotional muscles to stay well, otherwise they may be at risk of detachment. Establishing healthy boundaries, and finding meaningful routines and work go a long way in keeping these folks happy.
Rest by: Journaling out your feelings and concerns
Recharge by: Volunteering or helping out a loved one
Folks with a moon in Libra are often seeking peace whenever possible, and yearning to match the spaces they occupy with their gentle and harmonious energy. Keeping an open heart and flexing those creative and partnership muscles help keep Libra moons going.
Rest by: Finding stillness when possible
Recharge by: Changing your space to match your intentions
The energy of transformation itself is what fuels a moon in Scorpio. Fearless in the emotional depths, folks with this lunar placement seek others who can brave the complexities within themselves to mirror and grow with. Magic and self-exploration are important keys for this moon placement’s potential.
Rest by: Cleansing your crystals or meditating
Recharge by: Kindling a passion or changing things up
Often filled with energy, folks with a moon in Sagittarius seek freedom and adventure to expend their reserves. Finding regular outlets for energy and keeping the mind engaged are both important to keep a moon in Sagittarius inspired and inspiring.
Rest by: Spending time in a park or forest
Recharge by: Planning a trip or a personal syllabus
Ambitious in goal setting and creating security, the moon in Capricorn does the work ahead of time so they can relax later. Remembering the tenderness that inspires that ambition is crucial for keeping these folks’ hearts open and thriving.
Rest by: Enforcing that Do Not Disturb mode
Recharge by: Watching something funny
Stagnancy is a big no-no for folks with an Aquarius moon. Mental stimulation and personal awakening are the goal, and it’s go big or go home. Creating or reinventing things, or doing anything that awakens an Aquarius moon’s fascination, will keep their hearts steady and open.
Rest by: Vibing to a lo-fi flow
Recharge by: Directing your energy towards a cause
The moon’s dreamiest placement, the moon in Pisces is intuitive and compassionate, willing to embrace all realities. Folks with this placement have a heightened emotional and spiritual sensitivity, so boundaries and a network of supportive, grounded friends make all the difference.
Rest by: Taking a long, candle-lit bath
Recharge by: Reading your tarot cards