I am not majorly into progressions. Some say introvert astrologers prefer and are good at progressions whilst the extroverts get off on transits. I am totally a transit person. But if i am really keen on figuring something out, the progressions can create some brill oh-my-goddings moments.
But I DO love the Progressed Moon. It is like a sort of temporary or extra Moon that you have for two and a half years. Without bogging you down in astro-theory, you can figure out your progressed moon by going to Astrodienst and then the Extended Chart Options & getting your Progressed Chart from the list. Obviously, if you are an Astro-Fiend, you can do all sorts of fun stuff with that – but for now, just look at the Moon & voila; your temporary Moon.
It’s especially handy if the prog Moon is – for instance – in a sign or an element that could be boofed up a bit in your chart. eg; you have hardly any Fire but the Moon hangs out in Leo for two and a half years. Or it makes an aspect (a conjunction to your natal Pluto, say) that wakes up hitherto unrealised aspects of your psyche. But i think it’s just fun to be aware of. Mine has been in Taurus for the last little bit and is about to go into Gemini & I am already feeling it; less interest in food, more fidgety & impulsive, amoral…But i loved what the temporary Moon in Taurus did for me. I got into gardening! Self-acceptance! And a really hard-to-define sort of primal sensuality that is how i imagine Taureans feel all the time?
So check out your temporary Moon & have some fun with it. Remember also, that the Moon in your chart needs to be fed-fed-fed. You do what your Moon needs and you will always feel at home in the world. NOT what someone else thinks would be cool for you or some generalised dictate; your Moon. Thus if you look to your progressed Moon as well, even better…Try it and see.
These Moon ideas are off the top of my head and apply to both the Moon you were born with AND your temporary/progressed Moon;
Moon in Aries needs respect & to lead NOW, Moon in Taurus to have their body fed regularly & tended to via bodywork etc ALL the time, Moon in Gemini needs mental stimulus, no dullards & variety within a urbane routine, Moon in Kataka needs to feel home is a haven & peaceful peeps, Moon in Leo likes theatre, laughter, to be officially glam & big haired-fab, Moon in Virgo needs clutter-free, clean-clean-clean & a sense of perfect health, Moon in Libra has to have everything pretty-gorgeous, smelling like heaven, freaks at grot, lack of symmetry, Moon in Scorpio either needs sex ten times a day or to be celibate for the year + kundalini yoga & to relax by reading conspiracy theory, Moon in Sagg; travel, freedom, wandering, at the very least ethnic foods/foreign movies, a lot of wilderness, Moon in Cap; to climb, score success, be able to obsess re financial freedom/security with fab results, apply personal full ON living systems, Moon in Aquarius needs to individuate & do precisely what they want at any given moment no matter what & Moon in Pisces – okay – will prob like a few drinks, lol and/or explore transcendental escape via meditation/art etc. Needs to be mystical & easily freaked by admin…
The Progressed Moon goes for two and a half years so it is good to know it!