The Moon in the signs of the Zodiac indicates the person’s type of immediate emotional response to life’s situations. The Moon position also shows the kind of attitudes that were instilled in the individual by the family, in childhood. It shows in what manner early experiences have colored the emotional outlook. It determines how the person is likely to react to external influences and the actions of others. It is important in determining how the person conducts his home life and the type of relationship he has with his mother and with women in general. It ca~ indicate how the person responds to the public at large. It suggests attitudes in everyday affairs, domestic ones. The Moon position is also an indicator of eating habits and food preferences.
What the ancients said:
Activities & Morals: Lying, calumniation, over-anxious for health and comfort, generous in distributing food, too uxorious, levity in appropriate places, excellent spirits.
Manners: Simple, adaptable, a king among kings, a servant among servants, good-hearted, forgetful, loquacious, timid, reveals secrets, a lover of elegance, respected by people, cheerful, a lover of women, too anxious, not intellectually strong, much thought and talk.
Professions: Engaged in business matters, missions. agencies, accounting; strenuous in rel1gion and divine law, skill in all branches; practice of medicine, geometry, the higher sciences, measuring land and water; growing and cutting hair; selling food, silver rings and virgins. also indicates captivity, and prison for the deceptions of wizards.
The Moon Sign and Emotions
Living in a mechanized, high-pressure world, we become divorced from our feelings, at the cost of much emotional pain and self-defeating behavior. Some of us spend a great deal of money on therapists, who guide us in exploring our buried emotions and the reasons we keep acting in predictable, self-destructive patterns. Not that therapy doesn’t help, or that this book will replace therapy for those who really need it, but your Moon sign can provide valuable insights into less conscious parts of yourself, serving as a guidebook to the dark side of your Moon. So, even though the book is about astrology, it’s really about you and how you deal with these mysterious and ever-changing emotional responses.
If you take a look at the biggest mistakes of your life, many of them happen when you’re not paying attention to your real feelings and needs—or worse, when you’re trying to override your gut responses and ignore your instincts. Since all these areas—feelings, needs, instincts, and responses—are connected with the Moon sign, you often make the biggest mistakes of your life when you’re ignoring the Moon.
Not only does the Moon sign describe your predominant emotional reactions and how you deal with them, it also shows your immediate, instinctive responses to crises, which are predominantly emotional and unconscious in nature. Thus, the Moon sign represents complex parts of the personality that are extremely important to understand, precisely because they are less conscious than the Sun. You learned the characteristics related to your Moon sign in your mother’s arms, so early you can’t remember or verbalize them, certainly before you left the family circle to start school. Thus, your Moon sign has much to do with the kind of mother you had and what parts of your own nature and reaction patterns you learned from her. Since we live what we learn, it also shows what kind of parent you would be.
Moon in Signs (in Natal Astro Chart)
Moon in Houses (in Natal Astro Chart)
Moon in Transit
Moon in Solar Return
Moon in Progressions
Moon in Synastry