As my answer for Curious Gemini proves, there are not only ultra-ancient rules for timing things by the Moon – haircuts, getting cats, planting seeds, turning your mattress – they still work.
This Moon in Virgo has me going mad over perfecting my life. I have been adding new sections to my diary ALL DAY. I think your previous post about Moon in Cancer as the best time to buy a bra inspired me to do EVERYTHING possible at the best possible time — is this normal?
I’ve added pages on the best timing for hair removal and hair growth/coloring/treatments. I’ve even looked over the spreadsheets of my business and taken track of what was going on astrologically to my natal chart when the $$$ was best. From this, I have tried to create a new schedule of best times of work during the month. Why would I want to waste time when I can have the BEST times?
I read a quote of Hippocrates saying, “Do not touch with iron these parts of the body that are governed by the sign through which the moon is passing.” Does this apply only to surgeries? I was wondering when would be the best time for manicures and pedicures, although the instruments used aren’t iron, it’s the same kind of thing.
There needs to be one big website, with all the info on everything beauty according to lunar phases.
I’m just concerned about the validity of my information. I would hate to apply this new routine for myself if what I thought was best, is worst?
From, Curious Gemini.
My Dear Curious Gemini,
Okay, there IS validity in what you say – definitely – but thinking like this is also a short cut to going bats. Astrology is a practice. So yes, there are rules, but it is also essential to note your reactions to various Moons.
Keep a journal where you note dreams, hunches, horoscopes that resonated and Tarot reads. It will very quickly become like a psychic goldmine.
I become skincare or scent-obsessive with Moons in Libra and tend to be more herbal/sprout/seed Zen Hippie with Cancerian Moons. I get incredibly emotional about historical scenarios like the witch burnings and inquisitions when the Moon is in Scorpio.
But enough about me. The indicators marked on the Moon Calendar are helpful and here, FYI, are some of the more ancient Moon Rules.
Get a new broom to effect sudden remarkable change and put it outside your house, three hours before the New Moon.
Only do beauty maintenance or therapy on a Friday, because it is the day of Venus but not if the Moon is in Aries or Scorpio.
If You Want Your Hair To Grow Longer, Trim It On A Waxing Moon
If you want your hair to grow longer, trim it on a waxing Moon. But discourage hair growth by cutting it (or getting your legs waxed) on a waning Moon.
A bird that comes to you on a Scorpio Moon is someone you know, perhaps passed over.
Don’t pick up scissors or broken glass during the Moon in Aries or Scorpio.
Don’t gaze in mirrors too long when the Moon is in Pisces.
If you ask someone a question when the Moon is conjunct Saturn, they will have to tell you the truth.
Prayers and wishes are more likely to be answered when the Moon is conjunct Jupiter.
As for the iron instruction from Hippocrates, that’s fascinating. I think it only applies to surgery and timing for operations far more complicated than mere Moon rules.
You look at Neptune (for anesthesia), Mars-Saturn for surgical skill and many other factors.
What does everyone else think?