Moon Phase Astrology
The Lunar Key to Your Destiny
By Raven Kaldera
(Destiny Books, Paperback, 9781594774010, 368pp.)
Publication Date: March 28, 2011
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A guide to understanding the phases of astrological Moon signs and their effects on emotions and personality
• Describes the positive and negative character-defining traits of each of the 96 Moon phase/Moon sign combinations
• Explains how to use your natal Moon’s sign and phase to predict how current and approaching Moons can affect you
• Explores the universal challenges arising during each Moon phase throughout the year and ways to honor each phase as it passes
The Moon’s ever-changing phases offer a way to deepen our understanding of our natal Moon sign as well as the Moon’s day-to-day influence on our emotional tides. Through its 8 phases and its wandering dance through each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac--from the Infant’s Moon (the New Moon in Aries) to the Storyteller’s Moon (the Full Moon in Gemini) to the Prophet’s Moon (the waning Balsamic Moon in Aquarius)--the Moon shares its story in 96 different ways.
Telling the stories of the heart of all 96 Moon phase and Moon sign combinations, Raven Kaldera explains the creative gifts and emotional challenges bestowed upon those born under each Moon archetype as well as how to nurture the positive traits and improve--or at least discourage--the negative ones. Exploring the influences each Moon archetype has on us as it passes, the author reveals which Moons are the most difficult, what innate qualities each Moon brings out in us, and what we can do to honor each Moon. Including evocative quotes illuminating the nature of each Moon, Kaldera shows how to use your natal Moon’s astrological sign and phase to find your “hidden Moons”--the shadows cast by passing Moons--and predict how current and approaching Moons will affect you.
Raven Kaldera is a Northern Tradition Pagan shaman who has been a practicing astrologer since 1984 and a Pagan since 1986. The author of several books, including Pagan Astrology and, with Kenaz Filan, Drawing Down the Spirits, he lives in Hubbardston, Massachusetts.
“Astrology can be overwhelming for novices, but this guide makes for both easy reading and comprehension. The heart of the book tells the stories of 96 moon phases and moon-sign combinations, from the Infant's Moon to the Prophet's moon. . . Beginners will finish with an understanding of how to find their moon sign and phase through an astrological chart, and more advanced readers with a greater interest in using the moon as a life guide will find much useful information here. Easy-to-understand astrology for beginners and beyond.”
-Kirkus Reviews, March 2011
“Moon Phase Astrology is a valuable resource on a neglected topic. Through the use of descriptive and poetic titles, insightful text, and inspiring historic quotes, Raven Kaldera illuminates the subtle differences of the often forgotten Moon phases through the twelve zodiac signs. A must read for those walking the path of the Moon.”
-Christopher Penczak, author of Ascension Magick, Spirit Allies, and The Three Rays of Witchcraft
“In Moon Phase Astrology, Raven Kaldera weaves a magical tale of Moon lore, astrology, archetypes, and practical spiritual insight that imparts deep knowledge and understanding of the Moon’s impact on our lives. The wisdom of the ages permeates this methodical collection of information, enticing you to learn more about your dance through the seasons and cycles of the Moon based on the lunar phase at the time of birth. Highly recommended!”
-Susan Selene, internationally known psychic and astrologer
“Raven Kaldera’s Moon Phase Astrology is a much-needed addition to astrology’s literature on the Moon and how it affects our emotional and spiritual approach to life. By understanding the current Moon phase and the phase we were born under, we can more easily manage our responses to the ebb and flow of both stressful and joyful intervals. This book is an exceptional tool for keeping ourselves on an even keel during these challenging times.”
-Donna Cunningham, MSW, author of Moon Signs and The Moon in Your Life
“Moon Phase Astrology portrays the 96 Moons with a poetic license that captures the talents and gifts of each Moon, as well as the challenges and negative tendencies.”
-Dell Horoscope, October 2011
“For those interested in moon astrology, or for pagan peoples who are interested in anything Luna–related, this will provide another perspective on lunar frameworks.”
-Frater U.I.F., Behutet Magazine
“...the book is well-written and sufficiently covers an interesting niche area of astrology. For those interested in moon astrology, or for pagan peoples who are interested in anything Luna-related, this will provide another perspective on lunar frameworks.”
-Frater U.I.F., Behutet Magazine, October 2012
“Intuitive, poetic, and intriguing. More reverie than textbook, Raven Kaldera’s work makes for an enticing read.”
-Sue Tompkins, author of Aspects in Astrology