Understanding the  

Moon Cycles

Every month the Moon – our night sky luminary that guides us to FEEL our way forward, attune to our Intuition,

and ‘see’ where our daily habits are working for us or against us – brings a new cycle of Self/Soul growth potential.

Each month’s New Moon will be in a zodiac sign that in turn activates themes within your birth chart.


After a few months you’ll be amazed at what you begin to ‘see’ more consciously about yourself,

how you Emotionally deal with situations and people in your life (depending upon the theme activated that month).


New Moon


A seed of unrealized potential is planted this day, with the theme from the sign the Moon is in at that moment. In turn, you learn WHERE this seed is activating within your own chart, for the next month. Here the Sun and Moon sit in the same place in the sky – a combination of fire/action/Soul with water/emotion/Ego. This phase begins the waxing portion of the Moon Cycle – growing, moving, changing.

Crescent Moon


A phase where there is a struggle between letting go of the Old (same old habits or way of BEing, Emotionally) in order to make room for the New – a new aspect of your Soul Self making its way into your consciousness.

1st Quarter Moon


This phase brings some kind of CRISIS to ACT, whereby the ACTION breaks the binds of old habits in order to initiate much-needed CHANGE showing up from deep within you.

Gibbous Moon


By this phase we see the development of our Self/Soul growth and are able to evaluate how well we are doing with it (as in, is there any Ego resistance, denial, distractions taking place yet?).

Full Moon


Here the Moon is fully reflecting the light of the Sun (they sit opposite one another) revealing the Sun’s unconscious desires (and AHA! moments) finally BEing illuminated now. Here we ‘see’ what we’ve really been growing anew from deep Within, easily or not, depending on how active our Ego self has been so far this Moon cycle!

Disseminating Moon


This phase denotes the waning portion of the Moon cycle – something within us is dying – consciously or not – with ease and grace or not (depends on how creative and wily our Ego is!). Here we reap the Wisdom of the abundance of what we learned from the New Moon to Full Moon phases, and perhaps be teacher to others in our world as we share this Wisdom.

Last Quarter Moon


This phase really shows us how our Ego is showing up via resistance, denial, acting out as it needs to, trying to prevent some piece of itself from dying. There will be a Crisis of Consciousness – a reorientation of some sort within Self. Making a decision, one way or another.

Balsamic Moon


This last phase brings an Emotional Release of ALL of what you have unearthed this Moon cycle – please allow it to occur. We don’t want to bring it with us into the next New Moon phase or cycle. LET GO and LET GOD / GODDESS / GREAT SPIRIT.

Your Monthly Lunar Return chart Reading: 


Your Moon sign, identified within your Birth chart in its Zodiac sign and House of Life Experience, shows how you're wired, emotionally, for self-nurturing and how you nurture others in your circle of relationships. It also shows how you do your daily routines, and how your Ego-self brings resistance to much-needed change or distraction, keeping you away from any of your soul-full decisions and movement forward in this life. 

Each of us is born under a certain Moon phase - this also adds to the "why" of how you deal with your inner emotional world. Some of us spring into action around the New Moon, or struggle between the traditional and the new (do I? don't I?) or we could constantly be searching for wisdom or sharing it with others. It all depends on that Moon phase!

All of these pieces of information bring clues to your emotional nature, how you access your Intuition and inner guidance or wisdom. They can also speak to what times of the month are most fertile for women hoping to become pregnant in the coming months. 

Every Moon cycle (which moves through all 12 Zodiac signs within 29.5 days) brings the current Moon into the Zodiac sign your natal Moon was in at birth, at some point in the calendar month. Hence, Lunar Return. When the Moon returns to its birth position.

The Lunar Return reading occurs each month (not on the same day) and most likely changes its position within the Houses of Life Experience in its chart - and brings you a new emotional focus that month. The Moon cycles occur 12 - 13 times each solar year, bringing us 12 - 13 opportunities to let go of emotional baggage we may be hanging onto. If we so choose.

The Lunar Return chart reading brings a deeper view into how you connect with your own feelings and intuition, and what you'll possibly be letting go, emotionally, within your unique monthly Moon cycle. 

This reading is 1 hour long, audio-recorded, with your Lunar Return chart compared with your Birth chart, while understanding how the current Moon and planetary locations in the heavens are interacting with one another, and therefore, with you! Over time, we'll compare previous Lunar Return charts with the current one, showing you your own emotional and soul growth along the way.

You'll receive

  • Your birth chart where your Moon's birth position is highlighted for easy referral in future.

  • Handouts about the Moon's 8-phases and which Moon phase you were born under and its meaning that has shaped your life.

  • The Mercury Retrograde timings, Eclipse season information and other key planetary changes will be discussed as they occur throughout the year, if you decide to have ongoing monthly Lunar Return readings.

  • Guidance and insightful AHA moments along the way.


Your Investment:

$90 monthly, via E-transfer or PayPal

Contact Laurie Rae to Book this reading - see the contact form below



Coming in JUNE 2021: Virtual New Moon Gatherings!


Now that most of us have embraced virtual technology, I thought it was time to bring back my monthly New Moon Gatherings! It's been 10 years, in June 2021, since I started my first New Moon Gathering in Nanaimo, BC and I am excited that my national, regional and local clients - and folks who want to test-drive what all this Astrology fuss is all about - can join in on these insightful meetings.

Beginning Thursday JUNE 10th, 2021 - New Moon in Gemini AND Solar Eclipse - join me via Zoom video as we take a look at what the New Moon energy and themes of Gemini are bringing our way. We'll discover, month after month, how the dance between the Sun and our Moon help us discover and uncover the unconscious parts of our psyche, our emotional nature and body. We undergo this cycle 12 - 13 times a year, learning to connect to and with our feelings, intuition, how we receive nurturing from others, and allow ourselves to nurture in return.

Along the way, we'll also chat about the impact of Mercury Rx/retrograde (3 times a year, usually) and our Eclipse seasons (usually 2 per year) that change things up for all of us.

JOIN US! You'll receive the Zoom meeting link along with the compound Astrology chart of your Birth chart and New Moon chart - we'll chat about it during the Gathering - and timely handouts that help you understand the Moon's role in our lives, and the Sun's need to shine as they dance together, over time. Your take away will be a better understanding of how your Birth chart works, unveiling its teachings and insights, over time. The Sun activates one House of Life experience every month, taking 12 months to journey through your chart, while the Moon moves through the whole chart in 29.5 days!

Your Birth Chart is YOUR Sacred Contract - unique to you, wired the way your Soul needed it to be, for optimum growth. It should not be a mystery to you. I want everyone who has a reading from me to KNOW THYSELF through their Birth chart - and know their chart! The Sun and Moon's movements around that chart bring huge consciousness and awareness to all of us. Every month.

Email or Text or Call me to tell me you are interested. I have a Contact Form at the bottom of this page - easy peasy!

Your Investment: $30 via E-transfer or PayPal invoice and you have the choice to pay monthly or for 3 months at a time, or 6 months at a time, or annually - in one lump sum. Ask about discounts for multiple months worth in payment. I look forward to hearing from you. Namaste

Life can be a Puzzle – Astrology Reveals Your Missing Pieces…

The Moon waxes energetically from New Moon to Full Moon; then wanes and slowly dies from Full Moon to the next New Moon. What aspects of YOU are waxing anew and what are you letting go of, allowing to ‘die’ within you thereafter?

Each Moon cycle brings in the NEW, what's to be ILLUMINATED, and what will die/be let go of, Within, Emotionally.

You will learn more about the seasons, how Astrology truly is a natural science, and how well you are attuned to your Inner seasons along the way! You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you learn about yourself and SEE your own Evolution!