Busy people who want to work with the Moon don't always have the luxury to go outside and observe her movements.
Fortunately, there's an app for that.
Several, actually. For the astrologically minded, these are three of our favorite Moon apps for smartphones. All of them feature the Moon phase and sign, as well as many other features and Moon lore.
Check out the reviews to see which one best meets your needs. Or, just download all three and try them for yourself.
All are available for iPhone or Android.
Blue Marmot, Free
Classic, simple and free.
It only shows current Moon data, so you can't check past or future dates.
iLuna is the go-to app for some of the AH Team for Moon information. Its no-frills interface isn't the prettiest, but it has exactly the information astrologers need without having to hunt for it.
The main screen features the Moon phase, void of course times, and even the Lunar Mansion (the lunar zodiac). It also displays information for right now, the entire day, or the month.
Click on each link and it displays a mini interpretation. Even better, you can set it to send you a text notification when the Moon changes signs or turns void of course.
Deluxe Moon Pro
Sergey Vdovenko, $2.99-$3.99
Deluxe Moon Pro is a visually stunning Moon app, which will provide you with more information on the Moon that you know existed. Not only does the home screen feature the phase, Zodiac sign, rising, culminating, and setting times, just click the menu for a wheel of other features — eclipses, apogee/perigee, and more.
The app also includes tips for gardening by the Moon and astrological forecasts by Tropical zodiac sign and by a 29-day lunar zodiac (from the Avestan calendar by Russian astrologer P. Globa).
It will take a bit of exploring to look through all the app features, but if you want to immerse yourself in all things Moon, you won't be disappointed.