When you have your own column in the
newspapers as a permanent contributor, you are required to submit every
text within the defined deadline. Very often it happens that you have a
writer’s block while the deadline is drawing nearer and nearer. To avoid
panic in such situations, I use my resourcefulness: I write “the
articles which one can do with one hand tied behind one’s
back”…Therefore, in such situations I would write easy and simple
articles which do not require a lot of “mental challenge“ on my part.
This is one of such texts. However, to my surprise, it was well received
by the readers.
This is why I pulled this article out of the
archive and published it on my website.
“Argument”, 19 January 1998
astrologer, Professor Nikola Stojanović, wrote
the following text about the influences of the
Moon while transiting our horoscope signs
WHEN SHOULD WE STUDY LANGUAGES
AND WHEN SHOULD WE
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
Moon symbolises the moment of our life, that is, the present, and thus
the transits of the Moon through the Zodiac signs and houses influence
the daily events both in the lives of individuals and the nation as a
whole. The transit of the Moon through a particular sign carries the
symbolic of such sign, making people to focus more attention and
interest on the areas symbolised by this sign. I will give a few
examples from my own life.
summer day I took my kid (she was a baby at that time) out “for a breath
of fresh air ”. I joined the group of fathers for a chat. We started
talking about our time spent in the army and the weapons we used, and
soon we were joined by our neighbour who was a knife-grinder. He talked
about his job and how surprised he was by a large number of customers he
had that day. While we were talking, someone bent down and picked up an
abandoned ball in our vicinity, suggesting to play volleyball. We were
all delighted at the suggestion and spent the next two hours playing
volleyball. We were so absorbed in the game that we even forgot to pay
attention to what our children were doing.
way back home I was feeling relaxed and satisfied. Being an astrologer
at heart (Moon in Aquarius) and recalling the past events, I thought
that the transiting Moon must be in Aries. When I got home, I looked it
up in ephemeris (book which contains the planetary positions for
midnight, and for each day in this century).
Naturally, the Moon was in Aries. Since the Moon influences daily
events, its transit through Aries influenced the events I experienced
while being outdoors. This is because Mars, the ruler of Aries,
symbolises the army (we talked about the army), weapons (we talked about
weapons), knives (the knife-grinder had a lot of work that day) and
physical activities such as sport (we played volleyball). Naturally,
everything was happening at a subconscious level for none of us knew,
including me, where the Moon was that day.
day, a neighbour of mine came to me all depressed, worried and sad. He
told me that his wife had left him. She took her things, their baby and
went to stay with her parents. He asked me to look at his horoscope to
see whether she would come back to him and when this would happen. He
feared that her anger would last for a longer period for she had a bit
of a temper. I told him that he had to be patient for a couple of days
and restrain himself from calling her and then, on a particular day he
was supposed to call her and she would come back home without a word of
objection. And this really happened. She came back home without any
objections and the family was together again. My good neighbour was
surprised how smoothly his reconciliation with his wife went for he was
expecting many weeks of persuasions and reconciliations.
what was the point ? On the day when I told him to call his wife to come
back home to him, the Moon was transiting through Libra.
Libra as the sign, and Venus as its ruler, symbolise marriage, harmony,
harmonious and peaceful relationships with other people and love, which
is why his wife wanted more than anything to come back to her husband on
that day for she greatly missed everything that was symbolised by Libra
(on that very day). Thus, when you want to make amends with someone or
ask him or her on a date, the best time to do it is when the Moon is
Another neighbour of mine, who is an extremely hard working man and
spends all of his time working, about every 28 days withdraws into
himself, does not go to work, does not answer the phone and spends the
whole day in the house. All of us experience such days when, mildly put,
we feel listless, in a bad mood and want to be alone. This happens when
the transiting Moon passes through the 12th house of our horoscope,
since this house symbolises loneliness and wish for isolation. Since
this house also symbolises unanticipated difficulties, one should never
do anything important while the Moon is transiting the 12th house for,
in most of the cases, something unforeseen will happen that will produce
poor results of our work or no results at all.
From what has been said we can conclude that when we know the symbolic
of each sign and house in our horoscope, the knowledge of Moon transits
can be applied in practice. For example, I
use Moon transits in the upbringing of my child.
example, since I want my child to like classical music, when the Moon is
transiting Taurus I play for her “uncle Pavarotti ”, for Taurus
symbolises both opera and opera singing. Naturally, I was quite
successful in my intention and every time when she sees uncle Pavarotti
on TV she turns the volume up.
the Moon is transiting Gemini, I always give her a piece of paper and a
pencil and she draws and writes letters the whole day long, because
Gemini symbolise everything connected with drawing, writing, books and
similar things. When you want to teach your child to ride a bicycle, you
should also do that while the Moon is transiting Gemini, for Gemini
symbolise all means of transport, including bicycle. If you want your
child to be able to speak foreign languages, start teaching him or her
when the Moon is transiting Sagittarius, for this sign symbolises
everything that is connected with foreign countries. If you want your
child to be religious, take him or her to church when the Moon is
transiting Pisces, for Pisces symbolise churches and religion.
The point is that the Moon transiting through a particular sign releases
everything symbolised by this sign and your child will accept and
understand everything much easier. This
way, you will avoid forcing something on your child in his or her
upbringing, which often can backlash. When the Moon is transiting Aries,
your child will have a lot of energy and its best for the child to let
him or her play outdoors with their friends for, otherwise, they would
do in the house everything that they would normally do outdoors and the
house will be a mess, while the child will irritate you and provoke your
aggression. Do not forget, the Moon in Aries influences you too (the
ruler Mars ‑ aggression), and can make you slap the child (Mars ‑ blow).
example, when the Moon is transiting Cancer, the children are more
attached to their mother for the Moon rules Cancer which symbolises
mother. This can bring worries to young fathers for their child will
simply take no notice of them. However, the Moon quickly enters Leo
ruled by the Sun (father), and all the attention of the child will be
focused on the father. If, by any chance, you are not at home with your
child in that period, it will long for you (father).
Therefore, buy ephemeris, track the motions of the Moon and live in
harmony with the nature.
Author: Nikola Stojanovic