Lunar Hair Tip #6 – Astro Signs to Color Hair


Lunar hair care principles for coloring hair are all about the astrological signs. The number one quality of the astrological signs mentioned for coloring hair is “Fixed.”

Astro signs for coloring hair with a lunar hair chart.

Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius are three of the four Fixed signs used for coloring. The remaining Fixed sign of Leo is too hot and dry to be useful for coloring.

Taurus, Scorpio share the classes of fertile and semi-fertile. Aquarius is the odd one out but wins high marks for its Fixed quality and wet class. Libra has votes for its semi-fertile and wet classes.

Currently I use Aquarius for the highest rated sign, with Taurus, Scorpio and Libra following, in that order.

Taurus is a major contender with the Earth element, Fixed quality, and semi-fertile class which I am considering upgrading to equal status with Aquarius. Let me know if you vote for this change.

In addition to the astrological sign, choose the waxing moon for best absorption or the waning moon for slower growth.

Which sign works for your lunar hair coloring?

Lunar Hair Tip #5 – Thicker Hair


Just about every source in the history of lunar hair cutting agrees that the Full Moon is the best phase for seeing thicker growth after a cut or trim.

Lunar Hair Tip #5 - Thicker Hair

I like to refine that notion to include the two days before and after the Full Moon because that is the most concentrated window of time when the Moon travels through Earth’s magnetotail. If you are sensitive to the Moon’s magnetic qualities like I am, you will know what I mean. If not, that’s okay, NASA figured it out for us.

Folklore says to choose any Full Moon for this treatment. It is my experience that it is wise to skip Virgo, Cancer and Pisces. Virgo is barren and better suited for haircuts during the waning moon. Cancer and Pisces are both excluded with the ongoing Pisces-Cancer Debate. I have to say that Libra is wet and hot and would also not be my first choice.

On all the other days of the moon cycle other than the Full Moon, the focus is on specific astrological signs for the goal of thicker hair after a haircut or trim. The recommended signs in order of popularity and importance for lunar hair cutting are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn.

Taurus and Capricorn are semi-fertile; Scorpio has the class of fertile.

Taurus, Leo, and Capricorn are all dry.

Taurus, Capricorn and Scorpio are cold.

Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio are Fixed.

Leo, a popular sign for haircuts and thicker growth (think lion’s mane) is curious in this category because it is barren and hot, and so unlike the astrological qualities of the other signs. European folklore from the year 1748 has a published almanac about cutting hair at the Leo moon as the common practice. We accept the votes from folklore and history as valid, even with a little mystery. Write to me or comment if you have further insight.

Choose both a Full Moon and a recommended astrological sign for maximum impact. A Taurus full moon. A Leo full moon. A Scorpio full moon. A Capricorn full moon.

Did you miss it this month? That’s okay, grab your astrology calendar and choose future dates with the next Full Moons and astrological signs. It’s also a good practice to look ahead for the whole year to see how many dates will be available. If you need more help, all of the dates are calculated for easy reference in Lunar Hair 2017.

Lunar Hair Tip #2 – Slower Growth


In traditional Western lunar hair charts the waning moon is the focus for the goal of seeing slower growth after a cut or trim.


Which astrological signs to use for slower re-growth.


The waning moon is the light getting smaller, moving towards the New Moon again. The greatest strength of the wane is the week of Last Quarter right before the New Moon. Specifically, two days after Last Quarter day up until the day before the New Moon.

Aries, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Aquarius

For agreeable astrological signs, Leo comes in with the most votes from the experts on lunar hair care. Followed respectively by Sagittarius, Aries, Virgo, Gemini and Aquarius.

Let’s take a look at why these signs are better than others. What they all have in common is being barren or semi-barren. These terms are used also in lunar gardening. It is the time for maintenance when the moon is in a barren sign, not for planting which is saved for fertile times.

The other common factor is the class of dry. Leo, Sag, Aries are dry and also hot. Virgo is also dry, but cold. Gemini and Aquarius share the hot class.

Consider both the waning moon phase along with an astrological sign for best results for lunar hair care.

–Excerpt from Lunar Hair 2017, Chapter “Lunar Hair Style Descriptions”

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