I admit to being obsessed with astrology for many years now. Not a day goes by that I don’t check my Susan Miller Astrology Zone app for my daily horoscope and I get my astral projections done and read twice per year now with Sue Valencia, an astrologer and blogger from México.
Why am I so obsessed with what the planets have in store for me? Because it provides a clear map of where my opportunities and challenges lie every day and it also removes me from getting in the way of myself. Meaning that sometimes, as much as my ego hates to admit it, things are not always about me. There’s a larger energy at work for all of us that, if understood and used wisely, can eliminate a lot of stress in our lives from wanting to control it all.
Don’t get me wrong, we are definitely not astrological marionettes; we are in complete control of our destiny, but it’s good to know when tides are in our favor to push or pull or just lay low. For example, it’s now so common to hear people on Facebook and Twitter warn others that we’re in a Mercury retrograde stage and, of course, all craziness is loose. It’s actually great to know when Mercury is retrograde (we are in one right now, by the way!) because you know that if anyone gets confrontational with you, if flights get delayed, if nothing seems to go right, it’s not your fault! See? Doesn’t that put your mind at ease already? Knowing the planetary movements affecting you every day is just another way to be in control of your life, guided by a clear map of obstacles and opportunities.
Soon after my daughter was born six years ago, I realized that it would be good mothering if I also understood what her natal chart looked like. This way I would be able to understand why some things are challenging for her, where her passion points may manifest, and how to best nurture her soul, mind, and imagination.
Sue Valencia of Una Luna, Dos Lunas, explained to me that “astrology is an amazing and thorough tool that helps us know our children better and find ways to truly help bring out the best in them.” She adds that, of course, nothing beats parent intuition, but when it comes to having some help, taking a look at your child’s natal chart and knowing his/her lunar sign is essential!
As Sue explains it, “Your child’s moon tells you exactly what he or she needs to feel nurtured, safe, loved and therefore self assured. All babies need the same basic stuff: food, shelter, care. But some babies need to be fed on a schedule, others whenever they are hungry. Some babies respond really well to being swaddled, others will scream their lungs out and wiggle their way out of the blanket… they need freedom to move!”
See how much we can understand about our babies just from knowing their moon sign? Plus, the benefits of nurturing his moon will last him a lifetime because it will help in the process of him or her becoming an emotional mature adult later on in life.
To find your child’s lunar sign, go to a site like Lunarium and just enter her place, time and date of birth and it will give it to you immediately. Go get your kid’s sign and come right back here because Sue has shared with us a few tips to nurture your child’s natal moon. Just click through and find his/her lunar sign below: