In ancient cultures, the influence of the planets was not an abstract concept, but a felt experience that was integrated into daily life. It's easy to toss off astrology if you're trying to understand it solely through the intellect. Author and astrologer Vicki Noble encourages women, especially, to consider the Moon a pathway to understanding the planetary movements. In her influential book, Shakti Woman, Noble suggests beginning by observing the Moon passing through the signs for a year and a day.
Every two and a half days, the Moon moves into a new sign of the Zodiac. Almost everyone acknowledges that the full Moon stirs people up, but it takes a subtle receptivity to sense it passing through each different sign, taking into account the element, quality and lunar phase. For example, with the Moon in Sagittarius today, you might get a feeling for how you respond to a mutable, waning Moon in the element of fire. All you need is an astrological calendar, like We'Moon, and the curious openness to make the intuitive connection.Medieval text (pd)