According to astrology, there are good times to do certain things, and bad times to do certain things. Some farmers look to see which sign the moon is in before planting or harvesting crops. People down through history have been consulting with astrologers to see when the best time was to do anything — going to war, getting married, having children, etc.
The effects of the planets on our lives has been studied since the Ancient Babylonians looked up to the heavens. Today, we can even use the movements of the planets and the moon to decide when to get a haircut!
Because let’s face it, a haircut can make or break your appearance. It’s better to use the universe’s positive energy to your advantage when making such a major decision.
For changing our hair, we will look at the influences of three major heavenly bodies — The Moon, Mercury, and Venus.
The Moon is the most important because it changes signs so frequently, and because it’s so close to the earth, it has the biggest effect on our minds and bodies.
The Moon Signs = Favorable or Unfavorable for a Haircut
♉︎ The best times to get a haircut are when the moon is in the signs of Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius. These signs have the energy of removing to make way for the new or changing and perfecting.
♈︎ The worst times to get a haircut are when the moon is in Aries, Cancer, or Pisces, or during the New Moon. These signs are more favorable for planting seeds (literally or figuratively) and not for cutting.
♊︎ The moon in the signs of Gemini, Scorpio and Sagittarius are neutral here, and neither favorable or unfavorable for haircuts.
♌︎ The Moon in Leo is the best time to dye your hair or get highlights. Leo energy promotes good haircuts. People who have a lot of Leo in their charts usually have great hair, or spend time making their hair look extra perfect.
☽ Get your hair cut during the Waxing Moon (the period between the new moon and full moon) or Full Moon if you want your hair to grow faster.
☾ Get your hair cut during the Waning Moon (the period between the full moon and new moon) if you want to slow the growth of your hair.
Moon Void of Course
Another important factor is whether or not the moon is in it’s “Void of Course” phase. The Void moon is when the moon is passing from one sign to the other, and during this time, it loses any influence it would’ve had. It’s like the moon is taking a short break between shifts. You can check this page (MoonTracks.com) which always has an updated monthly calendar showing when the Moon enters VOC and when it enters a new sign.
℞ The 3 weeks of Mercury Retrograde that happens every 90 days is a bad time to commit to things, and a haircut or dye job is no different. Mercury is the planet that influences communication, travel, and our thought processes. We can tend to make bad decisions under the influence of Mercury Rx. It’s best to wait until a week or so after Mercury goes direct after the “shadow period” is over.
℞ We can also make bad decisions about our aesthetic appearance during Venus retrograde. Our hair is an important part of our physical beauty, which is influenced by the planet Venus. You might be tempted to get an unusual haircut during this time or dye your hair a totally different color than normal. The best thing to do is to wait until Venus goes direct before acting on this decision.