It is the largest celestial body visible in the night sky, shining with the reflected light of the Sun. What is more, it is a natural satellite of the Earth and needs about 28 days to go around it. This makes it the fastest blue body moving in the sky.
The Moon as we see it from Earth changes every day. This rhythmic cycle is called lunar phases. They are related to the rhythms of nature the tides and outflows of the oceans. That is how the weather is monitored and various natural phenomena. For this reason, the Moon symbolises what is variable and quick, something that fluctuates, appears and disappears. Just like emotions that are the expression of our internal reactions.
In Astrology the Moon represents our Mother, our needs, our past, our feelings and our mood.
The Natal Moon in Water Signs
Moon feels best in water signs, especially in romantic, caring but also capricious and moody Cancer which tends to hesitate.
With the Moon in Cancer, you rely on the acceptance and recognition of others. Your deep sensitivity can cause from time to time a brooding and moody nature. With your exceptional memory, you are one of the fastest learners in the whole zodiac.
Once you learn something, it stays in your mind for a long time if not forever. However you do not strive to become intellectually superior to others, but you do feel the need to be educated enough to escape negative judgment. To get through life, you rely more on your instinct than thought.
Without the doubt with Moon placement in this sign, the heart overrules the mind. Nevertheless, you do have a strong intuition. It is hard for you to make a confident decision since rational thought is not your most potent ability. However, you do have a strong intuition and trust that above and beyond even your own naturally distrusting and suspicious thoughts.
Your sensitivity is so acute that the emotions and attitudes of your surroundings can influence your mood. Your heart is on your sleeve, but you spend significant amounts of time crafting a shell over it so that others can’t spot the vulnerability. How you are perceived is so vital that you may have a genuine fear of showing weakness. These changing moods can make it difficult for maintaining a relationship. That’s unfortunate, considering how much importance you put on family and the security of home.
In a loving relationship, you are gentle and romantic, significantly protective over their castle. You can be so protective that it crosses the line and becomes controlling. You give the utmost importance anything that has to do with securing the home. You do not appreciate anything that challenges the security of the house. Apart from that you dislike sudden change, risks or divergent opinions and treat them with apprehension. You enjoy holding on things tightly. However, you should realise that they may not be around forever.
Similar characteristics take place with Moon in Pisces; however, also, this type of people are also very dreamy and are willing to sacrifice others needs above theirs. On the negative side, people with this Moon placement might be prone to addictions and are also extremely sensitive and melancholic.
Intense emotions, and at the same time secretiveness, the need for power and control over others, are revealed by Moon in Scorpio (water sign). With this placement, one may experience intense feelings often combined with jealousy. These are often denied and kept hidden away from people.
The Natal Moon in Earth Signs
It is very different when the Moon is found in earth signs. In this case, then you don’t have problems with inner emotions. You are joyful, stable, reliable and accept others as they are, without overcomplicating anything.
Nevertheless, with Virgo placement, you are critical and cold with sharp analysis. You are quick learners, very adaptable and practical putting the logic first and feelings second.
With the Moon in Capricorn, you may experience the fear of rejection and serious emotional problems. You put your duty and obligation above internal needs. Children with this placement often mature sooner than their peers.
The Natal Moon in Fire Signs
When Moon is found in fire signs, the native will be spontaneous and energetic, dominant and impulsive.
When in Aries you can be easily irritable and nervous.
However, with Leo placement, you will be more stable, but also often spontaneous.
With Moon in Sagittarius however, you will have a great sense of humour with an optimistic attitude towards life.
The Natal Moon in Air Signs
Finally, with Moon in an air sign, your emotions are controlled, as you may not always be able to engage deeply in emotional relationships.
With Moon in Gemini, you have a mind that can absorb and process thoughts and information very quickly. That is frequently communicated verbally through articulate speech and a funny joke. You favour the head over your heart and treat emotions as a whimsical side act to your probing intellect. You are quite conscious and can analyse a wide variety of situations rapidly. Your mind may be so fine-tuned that those around you are unaware of how quickly it indeed is coming to conclusions and making deductions.
Friendly, outgoing, and generally happy you easily attract friends and lovers. As a natural communicator, you love to be around people, and the feeling is mutual. Writing is also one of your many talents. Mental relationships with other people are more important than those of an emotional nature.
Because the mind comes over emotion, your experiences tend to be novel and varied- lacking depth and emotional attachment. Your moods are so changeable it can cause a nervous aura around you. Your energy can scatter and spread thin. Your restless nature pushes you forward in search of a new challenge or experience. You don’t seek out experiences out of a need for success or material wealth.
Your ability for learning often makes you a student for life. Observation, reasoning and instinct trump all other things. Your incredible sense of humour allows you to attract people in and keep them around. You perceive the security of a family life and home eas more of a hindrance than a benefit. There are many areas that you would like to explore in your life, and anything that ties you down and seems to prevent you from this explorative freedom is not going to be kept around for long.
When the Moon in Libra, the native will be very adaptable, will rarely explode and will instead stay in check.
However, with Aquarius placement, you will be at odds with your feelings. That, in turn, may give an impression to others that you don’t need anyone.
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