Chanel Lion Collection (source: Chanel)

I just realized that the progressed moon changes signs in my chart on the day that I get back from Las Vegas in September.

The progressed moon spends about two-and-a-half years in a sign. Recently, the progressed moon conjoined my midheaven in Cancer. Once it moved into my tenth house, I felt a definite shift in my attitude toward my place of work and my perception of how my future might play out there. The urge to do something else altogether quickly dissipated as I began to realize that I could actually exert more control over the day-to-day operations of the facility. I’m feeling powerful there lately. I was not feeling powerful there before.

Anyway, I visited “Café Astrology” to read up on the progressed moon’s ingresses through the signs. Of course, I was dumbfounded by the interpretations offered on the site. The first passage reads as follows:

“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.”

Having the moon exerting this influence over my horoscope while my fourth house was crowded with transiting planets only exacerbated the way in which I felt trapped in my own house during the pandemic. While I was grateful for the security I had at the time, I am absolutely thrilled to have moved on from the era of forced introspection I encountered during the lockdowns. Every day I feel as if I’m leaving that part of my life further behind me.

The next passage offers a forecast for this new phase I’m about to enter:

“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.”

What’s interesting about this prediction is that I’m already feeling more creative. Just a couple of days ago, I blogged about how nice it was to have a deadline for a writing project because I’ve felt as if I’ve been in a creative drought for the past couple of years. Curiously, my progressed moon entered Cancer in August of 2022. That was five months into the pandemic: right around the time that I gave up trying to write anything because nothing I was doing seemed to satisfy my creative urges. Furthermore, my home office became someone else’s home office. It was a terrible environment for me to do my own thing.

The progressed moon in Leo should usher in a period where doing my own thing becomes possible again. I am especially encouraged by the last sentence of the passage I posted above because I am eager to be “heard, seen and noticed.” I’ve got a talent that has made me borderline famous in the past, and this new project reminded of how great it was to share that talent with the world. I feel emotionally satisfied when people respond positively to my work, whether that is the work I do at my full-time job, or the creative work I do on the side. For that reason, I couldn’t be more optimistic about what this new phase might offer me.

I already can’t think of anything else but my Vegas trip in September. To know that I might be coming home to an even more auspicious environment afterward delights me more than words can say.

I can’t fucking wait!

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