By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, October 2004


How many of us can truly say we are happy?

Often what people think would make them happy turns out to be an illusion once it is actually attained. Eventually, we realize that real happiness is not contingent upon externals.

Our astrological Moon sign, not our Sun sign, indicates our emotional fulfillment. Happiness is found in the following ways:

ARIES Moon: independently creative, standing up for something meaningful, adventurously manifesting new beginnings, causing joy.

TAURUS Moon: values the visual or audible arts, merges with color and sound, uses money purposefully instead of merely acquiring it.

GEMINI Moon: understanding diverse approaches to life, sharing knowledge, mobility, flying.

CANCER Moon: emotional honesty and intimacy, especially within family. Give in a manner that strengthens, not weakens, the receiver.

LEO Moon: recognizing love as the core of one’s own essence. It shines in the performing arts, dance and drama, and helping youth believe in themselves.

VIRGO Moon: being of valuable service, helping to create order, cleanliness, health and well-being, as Mother Theresa did when washing the feet of the lepers. “The real miracle is not that we do this work, but that it gives us joy to do it.”

LIBRA Moon: balancing out injustices of life, making the world more beautiful and harmonious, cultivating co-creative relationships.

SCORPIO Moon: perpetuating the creation of life, sharing resources or helping with the transition from earthly life to afterlife.

SAGITTARIUS Moon: relating to the divine, pursuing its spiritual path with complete sincerity, finding Heaven on Earth.

CAPRICORN Moon: feeling connected to the context of the past and preserving the traditions that uphold the structures of its identity.

AQUARIUS Moon: humanitarian, uplifting masses of humanity, usually total strangers, often in foreign lands, supporting noble causes.

PISCES Moon: in solitude with the sanctity of its own soul, or in soul-level connectedness with special people or large animals, bridging both worlds.

Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at

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