Cosmic Relief: The Stars and Your Moon

You probably know your sun sign, or perhaps that if you were born in December you’re either a Sagittarius or Capricorn. But did you know that’s only the tip of the iceberg of your cosmic makeup? In my opinion, the most fascinating part of astrology is its multidimensionality. 

There are twelve archetypes in the zodiac wheel. Our natal chart is a diagram that shows the exact position of the constellations and planets at the moment and geographic location of your birth. Each sign highlights different aspects of your personality, suggesting we are all multidimensional beings with complex relationships to cosmic energies in the sky. At a glance, you may be intimidated by the diagram and, in truth, the complexity of astrology is endless. 

Your sun sign speaks to the position of the sun in the zodiac wheel on your birthday. Astrolgically, it relates to the active, ego-centred, aggressive aspects of your personality which are traditionally referred to as the ‘divine masculine’. Your moon sign refers to your passive,  subconsciously-centred and intuitive qualities. These are traditionally referred to as the ‘divine feminine’. 

There are a lot of parallels between astrology and psychology. Your sun sign refers to your ego and your moon sign your subconscious. The fact that most of us are widely familiar with our sun signs and less aware of our moon signs may speak to a collective relationship with the subconscious world, or the ’divine feminie’—a world that perhaps favours extroverted advancements. Yet our internal and intuitive processes are just as complex and important. Understanding your moon sign can help you understand how your inner world works. If you’re curious to calculate your moon sign there are many sites online to do so

As we settle into Cancer season this month, a sign ruled by the moon, we can indulge in exploring our inner world. This month, give yourself a break from the hustle and surrender to the emotional, intuitive and subconscious. After all, developing a strong relationship with both the inner and outer world is one of the objectives of astrology. To help you navigate all the feelings you’ll likely have this month, here are some suggestions based on your moon sign, on how to connect with your divine feminine and nurture yourself and another cosmic playlist to put a spell on July.


Take a long hot bath with your drink of choice while watching a sentimental drama. 


Dress up in your favourite costume or outfit and have a socially-distanced dance party with your friends.


Sit in quiet contemplation for hours then journal or create something expressive with your findings.


Decorate your home with things you find beautiful and have a heart-to-heart chat with your closest friend.


Get out some tarot cards, wine, and candles and ruminate in the darkness for a few hours. 


Take a long hike with a friend then come home and watch an interesting documentary or learn a new skill. 


Organize your workspace, make some goals for the weeks to come and look over your finances. 


Have some nice chats and brainstorm sessions with friends on a patio and take some time to research interesting ideas online. 


Meditate with some good music and indulge in something creative while having a good cry.


Play outdoors while doing something active and end the day off with a huge bonfire.


Indulge in a luxurious self-care body treatment, make a delicious meal and connect with your sensual side.


Share some good stories with friends over drinks, go for an explorative walk or drive then journal all about it. 


Elfie Kalfakis is an artist inspired by mythology, play, the occult and consciousness. Her work is multidisciplinary, intuitive and uses mediums such as, but not limited to: collage, film, illustration and street art. She aspires to use her artwork as a means of breaking down stigmas and barriers within popular culture towards metaphysical concepts and has a passion for female empowerment, mental health advocacy and understanding the collective unconscious.