Counseling bereaved people came into my life after the loss of my twin sister, although I’d already encountered death as a teenager. After losing my mother unexpectedly at 17 I went into an untreated depression. In the 60’s very little was known about treating grief, so our entire family suffered in silence. I learned a lot about loss, grief and loneliness at an early age. Not having a mother made me different from all my friends back in the 60’s before divorce and blended families were common.

Fortunately, I was an identical twin, and my sister and I bonded in an even deeper way. Somehow we pulled each other through the darkness. Two years later at college I met an astrologer and got a reading. It was brilliant! Almost immediately I latched onto astrology as a point of certainty in an uncertain world. Of course, as my study deepened I realized that I would never be able to “know” the future exactly, but by that time I was passionate about astrology and using it to earn a living. As time passed I became a full time professional counseling astrologer and teacher, formed a stable long term relationship with a woman who was later to become my wife, and became a mother of two daughters.

I’d always had a special relationship with the planet Uranus having an Ascendant in Aquarius. Uranus played an important role with awakening me to my lesbianism and love of astrology in my middle 20’s as it squared my Natal Venus and a year later made a conjunction to my natal Mars. Within those couple years Uranus woke me up. A decade later when transiting Uranus made a square to my natal Sun a significant love relationship broke up and I was devastated. I was paying close attention almost two decades later as it came to opposition with my Natal Sun.

Weeks later when my twin sister called from the hospital to say her doctor admitted her to run some tests, I knew deep in my heart that we were soon to be separated. She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and died five months later. Her loss rocked me to the very core of my being. She’d always been there, from the very beginning, and then she was gone. I didn’t know who I was or how I would survive. Slowly over time, the shattered fragments of my lost self found their way back together, but in a new and different way. A few months after her death I put the date, time and place into my computer and began to study her death chart. What I learned was phenomenal. She breathed her last breath just as our Second Saturn Return began. Astrology helped me understand the world again. Twelve years (a Jupiter cycle) after her passing I decided to share what I’ve learned about the Death Chart with my clients by offering you this reading.

Grief is a complex and multifaceted process that takes time to resolve. Trouble with sleep, overeating, under-eating, drug use, physical ailments, recklessness, apathy and over-working are some of the most common coping mechanisms. As astrologers, we are not here to make judgement on these behaviors but help you to come closer to some degree of acceptance of the death, have a way to express the pain of the loss, learn to live without the loved one and eventually find a healing connection through memories.

This is how I managed to make peace with the loss of my twin.


Here’s what some clients say about their readings:

Ten years ago I experienced the loss of a great friend and mentor; his death sent me on a journey into a whole new world and understanding of myself in the world without him. Moon’s expertise and in-depth knowledge about eclipses and the major planetary cycles helped me to make sense of the impact of this loss and the profoundness of this experience throughout my life. As we sat together and worked through the “death chart” I felt that shades long drawn, and windows boarded shut, were opening.

Moon has always taught that astrology helps us to make meaning of the world in which we live; that is absolutely what I experienced in that session. I left with a deep gratitude and greater reverence for my tragedy.

I’d recommend this kind of session for anyone with lingering grief and questions about the loss of a loved one or friend. While the session cannot bring that loved one back, Moon can help you to understand this experience at a deeper level that leads to further integration and healing.

Many blessings, Max H.


I wasn’t sure what to expect from a death reading, but was curious how astrology could help shed light on the past rather than the future. Moon simply brings to life the complexity of chart reading and helps to translate the heavenly motions into relevant themes. My death reading offered me new insights, helped to heal and move on from beliefs that were no longer serving me. F.B.



  1. Jeanne Hoene Fayfield on May 5, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Hi Moon,
    My Mom is in decline. As you know, we have had our hands full with working through so many things with Elena, and with my fall and broken bone, I haven’t been up to see my Mom for a few months. We have a large family reunion coming up in late June, 2018 — not sure if she will make it to this though I know she wants to. She is having compromised kidney issues, some heart/muscle issues, and some lung issues (re-occurring pneumonia). She has moved to a nursing home location two weeks ago. We are hoping we won’t lose her too fast – so much going on in all our lives. I travel tomorrow/thru Sunday to visit my Mom and help my sister take apart her assisted living apartment, move furniture, etc. I have a million things on my plate preparing everything for Elena’s graduation and travel to boarding school, and a busy month of May for Owen with school and baseball. My Mom’s birthdate is September 26, 1932 in Hibbing, MN — I don’t have a time. Please let me know what your time is like and we will work something out,

    Thank you,
    Jeanne Hoene
    952/412-5157 (cell #)

  2. Jane Whitlock on May 8, 2018 at 3:01 am

    I am an astrological newby but use it a little as an End of Life Doula. My husband died in 2013 and that is what put me on this path. I have felt oddly and with growing conviction that he did what he came here to do and he was being called elsewhere. I would love to do a reading with you. I do not know his birth tone at all. Is that a deal breaker?

    • Linda Zlotnick on May 24, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Jane,

      Just checking in about doing a Death Chart for your husband. If you have his date, place and time of death, we can proceed from there.

      Thanks, Moon

    • Rebecca Gislason on August 1, 2018 at 2:48 am

      Hi Jane, it’s Rebecca from MNDDA. I am so grateful my friend, Jodi, introduced me to MoonRabbit’s blessed work. I would love to hear more about how it has impacted your work in EOLD, I would love to use it as I work with my EOLD clients. Blessings to everyone!

      • Linda Z on July 21, 2019 at 7:46 pm

        Hi Rebecca,
        I would love to meet with you some time to talk about Death Charts and using astrology to help the bereaved. If you are interested please email me

        Thank you, Moon

  3. Natasha Nay on September 9, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Hi Moon,
    I would like to do death charts for my parents. I have date and time of death for my father and date and a half hour window for time of death for my mother. How do I contact you to schedule this?

  4. Jane whitlock on October 8, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Sorry I never got back to you. He died December 25 at 10 PM 2013 in St. Paul

  5. Tiffany on June 23, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Hello everyone
    I’m commenting tonight mostly because my late ex husbands death has so many speculations of his newest wife and her sister being involved with his tragic death.
    Unfortunately I’m not able to give our children any real answers to help them heal or have any form of closure because I myself have no real answers.
    If anyone would mind giving me any feedback it would be greatly appreciated for my children’s sake.
    Thank you so kindly

    Late ex husbands info is
    DOB 4-10-1983
    TOB 2:01am
    Date of death March 24, 2019

    • Linda Z on July 21, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Tiffany,
      I would need more information but I might be able to help you.
      If you are interested contact me at: moonrabbitastrology@gmail

      Thank you, Moon
      and sorry it took so long to notice your comment

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