Review: Moon Phase Astrology: The Lunar Key to Your Destiny

Moon Phase Astrology: The Lunar Key to Your DestinyMoon Phase Astrology: The Lunar Key to Your Destiny by Raven Kaldera
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lots of books discuss Sun-sign astrology. This is a book of Moon-sign astrology. In fact, it’s a deluxe book of Moon-sign astrology, because the author not only talks about the Moon in each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, but also traces it through each of its 8 phases. 12 x 8 = 96 descriptions to enjoy. Each sign/phase combination has three parts: an in-depth description of the archetype Kaldera has chosen to symbolize the pairing (Queen’s Moon, Shield-Father’s Moon, etc.), some suggestions on activities for the few days each year the Moon is in that phase and sign, and a description of what people who have that sign/phase combination in their charts are like.

Like Kaldera’s other books, I found Moon Phase Astrology to be a good read. Each description builds on the descriptions that come before it, so there’s a story about growth and maturing for each of the twelve signs. I think this book fits in almost as a bridge between Mythastrology: Exploring Planets & Pantheons, which uses myths to illustrate all the planets in the signs, and Pagan Astrology: Spell-Casting, Love Magic, and Shamanic Stargazing, which has suggestions for rituals, altars, and activities for the different features in an astrological chart. My only major concern is that I had trouble recognizing myself or other people I know in Kaldera’s descriptions of how these Moon phases manifest in real people’s lives. I plan to look into this further however. But even if the descriptions never do ring bells with me, I still found the book to be worth reading.

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