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Geminis (source: W)

In the midst of a bunch of big changes in the cosmos occurring this week, I just realized that my progressed moon is switching signs.

I don’t pay a lot of attention to progressions because I don’t really practice that sort of predictive astrology. However, I know that a lot of people who do pay attention to progressions consider the progressed moon the most important element of the progressed chart.

The reason for that is the pace at which the progressed moon travels. Every two-and-a-half years, the progressed moon moves from one sign to another. Most planets don’t seem to do much in a progressed chart, so I can understand why the progressed moon cycles are worth studying.

Anyway, my progressed moon enters Gemini at the end of this already-eventful week. Cafe Astrology, always a wonderful place to get a succinct description of an event like this, had this to say about the move from Taurus to Gemini:

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.

In the past couple of months, I’ve made some big changes to my life, but I also feel as if I’m just getting started. On Saturday night, I went out with a friend who also is experiencing some changes in her life. We both seemed to be quite enthusiastic to embrace something — anything — different, although neither of us could actually articulate what that was.

I felt more social that evening than I’ve felt for ages, and it honestly felt terrific just to get out of the routine I’ve been in for so long. The past month has offered me a glimpse into this new cycle I’m about to enter, and I’m thrilled about it.

Change was already in the air. I didn’t realize that it would inspire me so profoundly. I feel optimistic about all these cosmic changes, including this progressed moon ingress. Maybe I’ll change my mind about the Geminis that I know, too. Maybe I’ll even start to appreciate Mary Kate and Ashley during this new phase of my life. Stranger things have happened . . .

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