sign position of the Moon
reveals much about our habits, reactions, and instincts. It shows
how we express, and deal with, our emotions. Most obvious in our
homes or in private, our Moon sign reveals our innermost needs.
Many astrologers feel that the Moon represents our experience of
mothering; it also shows how we "mother" or
Nothing quite happens soon enough with this position of the
Moon. There is an inherent impatience with getting what they
want. Life is a series of emergencies for Lunar Ariens. They
live in the moment and have a hard time waiting for things
to happen. Whims of the moment take absolute precedence in
This is a fiery position of
the moon. Even if the Sun or rising sign is more low-key,
Moon in Aries people possess inner passion and fire.
Emotional issues take precedence--there is simply no
pussy-footing around when it comes to dealing with the
feelings. And, dealing with new sentiments and needs stirs
up a huge desire for activity. Moon in Aries has a need for
acting out their needs, with no time to waste. It is hard
for them to see the long-term, or to wait for things to
happen. Instant gratification rules!
Oddly enough, this is a
very defensive position of the Moon. These natives take
things very personally, and they deal with problems by
facing them right away so that they can then get on with
other things. Their flare-ups generally end almost as
quickly as they started.
Lunar Ariens have an
unmistakable independent streak. They put themselves right out
there in the world, and make an impression in whatever
they do. Their self-confidence is actually variable.
Although a strong personality is projected, Moon in Aries
people go through plenty of ups and downs. Their moodiness
is not like Cancer or Pisces moodiness--they don't withdraw
into themselves or escape the world when they're down.
Instead, they are temperamental.
Some might say that people
with Moon in Aries actually enjoy trouble and
confrontations. Indeed, this position is easily bored with
environments that are too peaceful. Their homes--especially
their childhood homes--are often battlegrounds. They rule
the roost, or at least want to, and are not the most
peaceful of folk to live with!
Moon in Aries men and women
are prone to have plenty of crushes and other short-lived
yet intense desires. "Needs" and "wants"
are indistinguishable to Lunar Ariens at any given time. In
their minds, what they want is so powerful that it becomes
an absolute need. In young adulthood, they can be dangerous
with a credit card. Whoever offered the advice to freeze
your credit card in a container of water, and then let the
block of ice thaw before using the card, unwittingly had
people with Moon in Aries in mind. The whole idea was to see
if the shopping whim of the moment would pass by the time
the card was ready to use. Still, with this scenario, I
wouldn't be surprised to see Moon in Aries hacking away at
the ice. That is, if Aries actually takes the advice in the
Others will appreciate that
people with Moon in Aries rarely sulk or play any drawn-out
games of manipulation. You can pretty much know what they
want at any given time. They are generally ruled by their
own emotional needs, and they're not always as concerned about
others' needs during these "emergencies". Somehow,
they have people around them scrambling to help them solve
their problems. There's an
aura of childlike innocence around Lunar Ariens, even when they're
getting their way again, that can be charming indeed!
Familiarity is important to Lunar Taureans. These people are
earthy and strong-willed. They feel with their senses and
they are pretty much rooted in their ways. They revel in
material comforts--in fact, building a solid and comfortable
home and foundation helps to keep them feeling safe and content.
It isn't wise to try to
push Lunar Taureans into doing anything, but once they have
made a commitment, they're persevering.
There's a steadiness to
this position of the Moon that is comforting to those close
to them. But the conservative streak in these natives can be
maddening to more progressive personalities. They tend
to go out of their way to avoid "messy" or unpredictable
situations, crises, and emotional displays. Instead, they
focus on creating a reliable and secure life around them. In
relationships, Lunar Taureans may not easily recognize their
partner's need for change, growth, or emotional stimulation.
Moon in Taurus natives are
generally very romantic. Their affections are strong, deep,
and unwavering. They are sentimental and warm. Since Taurus
is a practical earth sign, the placement of the Moon in this
sign suggests an ability to protect themselves and their own
interests. They will rarely make a move without first
determining that it is safe and that there's something in it
Generally, Taurus Moon
people have reliable instincts. They are very much tied to
the physical world, and they often have a particularly
well-developed sense of smell.
Relationships with people
born with this position of the Moon are often quite enduring.
Many Moon in Taurus people hang onto their mates, even in
the face of serious conflict. Taurus is a fixed sign, so
break-ups don't happen easily.
There is a serenity to them
that is calming. In fact, it takes a lot to really get to
them. However, they do get off-center every once in a while.
They are not the most adaptable people when their own
routine is interrupted, for example.
Though some Lunar Taureans
might be considered anal, most simply have a stubborn streak
that keeps them rather resistant to change. Rarely are they
spontaneous sorts. Uncomfortable with surprises, these
natives value stability. Their needs are strong but quite
simple at the same time--they love the "good
things" in life. The world of the five senses is
all-important to these natives. Their love of stability and
steadiness can make them slaves to routine. However, they
are loyal and capable people.
Lunar Geminis are usually
pleasant, witty, and charming people. At home and with
family, however, they can be moody and irritable at times.
People with Moon in Gemini are always interesting
people--they have a finger in every pie, are curious to a
fault, and are generally well-informed.
Nervousness and worry are
common traits with this lunar position. An underlying
restlessness is common, and many Lunar Geminis need more
stimulation than others. They usually read a lot, talk a
lot, and think a lot with this airy, mutable position of the
Their homes are often a
perpetual work-in-progress. They generally dislike
housework, but are big on home improvement. Re-organizing
their homes in little--and sometimes big--ways seems to keep
them happy, as Lunar Geminis are easily bored by both
routine and constancy. Often, this is a reflection of their
inner world--"the grass is always greener..."
applies here. Inwardly, Lunar Geminis are often unsettled.
Moon in Gemini parents are generally more adept at handling
the intellectual needs of their children than emotional
ones. Others' complicated emotions, in general, can be
difficult for Lunar Geminis to handle.
In their families, Lunar
Geminis often take on the role of organizing get-togethers.
They are at their best when they have plenty of things to do
Moon in Gemini people
almost always have a way with words. They are clever and
witty, and more often than not can be found chatting with
others. They are sociable and friendly, and feel comfortable
in crowds. Some pay too much attention to what everyone else
is doing, and lose touch with what they really want to do.
Generally, Lunar Geminis have a million and one projects
going. They are impressionable folk, and their imagination
Their openness to new ideas
is admirable, although decisiveness and persistence take a
blow as a result. Still, versatility and adaptability are
some of the stronger traits of this position of the Moon.
When irritable, these
people can easily become snappy. Their moodiness is
complicated--this is not the same kind of moodiness you'll
find with water sign moons, for example. Usually, difficult
behavior stems from inner restlessness. Lunar Geminis want
to do it all, and have trouble sticking to any one project.
When problems arise, the
first instinct of Moon in Gemini natives is to talk things
out. Their tendency to analyze can give them the appearance
of emotional detachment. In fact, Lunar Geminis may be
especially comfortable talking about their feelings, but feeling
their own feelings doesn't come as easily. Those that don't
take time out to really emote and understand their own needs
may end up baffling others. Feeling misunderstood is common
for Moon in Gemini natives. The only real solution to the
problem is learning to get in touch with their own
This is the most subjective position of the Moon. The Moon
is "at home" in the sign of Cancer, as the Moon is
the natural ruler of the sign.
Moon in Cancer natives have
a large potential to be able to get in touch with the
feelings and moods of others. Often, they are quite wrapped
up in themselves. Their memories of the past are
outstanding, especially for all things emotional. Moon in
Cancer people are never detached -- they cling to things,
their home, and people they care for. They seek out security
and familiarity in all they do. They look for peace and
quiet. Their attachment to all that is safe means they are a
little leery of change.
These peace-loving souls
dislike superficiality in all of its forms. They are devoted
and accommodating. The insecure ones accumulate things
in an attempt to feel secure.
Because of their strong
attachment to, and memory of, the past, others may complain
that Moon in Cancer natives tend to whip a dead horse. They
may dwell on hurts long after everyone else has moved on.
When they feel they have been taken for granted (which may
be often!), they don't always confront others directly. This
is when they can use roundabout ways to get your attention.
In fact, these natives, when they are insecure, can become
quite manipulative. They can also be victims of habit.
These people can have a
hard time compartmentalizing their lives, simply because
their watery Moon tends to know no boundaries. Sometimes, as
a result, they may act irrationally.
One of the most delightful
characteristics of Moon in Cancer people is their loony
sense of humor. These people can be extraordinarily funny.
Their moodiness can baffle others, but their unique outlook
on life is something most people can appreciate.
When treated with
tenderness and understanding, Moon in Cancer natives return
the favor with warmth and protection. Give them security,
and you'll take the crabbiness out of the Crab, at least for
These people are
wonderfully dependable overall, despite their occasional
mood swings. Make a friend of Moon in Cancer, and
you will be taken care of for life.
Depending on other positions in the chart, Moon in Leo
people are not necessarily outgoing. When they feel
comfortable, they do like being the center of
attention. That is, they like being in the
"spotlight" in the comfort of their own homes and
with family and friends. They enjoy entertaining others, and
often take on the role of comic.
Lunar Leos often feel a
need to organize, and even control, their families and
friends. They have an inner mission to set things right, and
generally like to oversee the goings-on in their little
This is a rather creative
position of the Moon. At the very least, Moon in Leo people want
to create and entertain. They can be rather lazy at times,
and a little bossy too. Generally, though, they have a deep
need to treat others fairly and justly.
Lunar Leos require lots and
lots of love and care in order to function well in the
world. When they feel slighted, these people can be dramatic
in their emotional displays. When their pride has been hurt,
they are given to big scenes and sulking. This rarely
happens in public, however. Lunar Leos are far too concerned
about their image to make splashy scenes outside the comfort
of their own homes. In public, they prefer to take things in
dignified ways. At home, however, they're given to big
displays of emotional drama. These scenes generally don't
last too long, however. Lunar Leos are often personally
popular folk who are valued for their integrity and strong
sense of justice.
Generally, it is easy to
reason with a Lunar Lion. Appealing to their well-developed
sense of fairness usually works well.
Lunar Virgos find security in the little things in life.
They feel most content when they've straightened out all the
details of everyday life. Many of them enjoy running
errands, paying bills, and balancing the books. They take
care of these things happily, although some won't let on. In
fact, many Lunar Virgos are quite practiced at nagging and
complaining. As long as they are appreciated, however, these
people will help you take care of your life, too.
They are at their best when they feel useful and needed. If
somebody needs help, they are generally the first to jump up
and take on the task.
Some people with Virgo
Moons are accused of being underachievers. While it may be
true that Lunar Virgos can lack self-confidence, many
are--quite simply--content with living "regular",
unassuming lives. They appreciate simplicity, and are often
most comfortable when they're not getting too much attention
from the world at large. Lunar Virgos are easily overwhelmed
by pressure and stress. They worry incessantly when there is
too much to think about; and they know their limits.
Arguably the worst position
for a Lunar Virgo is without a steady routine or a simply
satisfying job. They need to feel useful, and they best
express this by helping others in little ways. They need
something to call their own, and the space to do what they
want to do.
The unhappy Lunar Virgos
are fussy and complaining sorts. They are victims of routine
and freak out when their plans are not followed. They are
restless and nervous, and can't seem to see the big picture.
Probably the best remedy for these people is a job or hobby
in which they can express their deep need to analyze, attend
to details, and micromanage.
These people express their
affection for the people they care about in little, but
practical, ways. They can be a little stiff when it comes to
open, gushy displays of affection. Lunar Virgos are often
shy with new people. However, when they are comfortable,
they are anything but shy.
More often than not, others
can count on Moon in Virgo people. They are reliable and
trustworthy. Above all else, Lunar Virgos are practical.
Others turn to them for help and advice.
In relationships, Lunar
Virgos can be self-effacing and kind. Some are quite shy in
love, and easily intimidated on a sexual level. Many are not
very comfortable with their sexuality, but they aim to
please nonetheless. The sign of Virgo is very body-aware, in
general. If this awareness combines with a lack of
self-confidence, Lunar Virgos can be too aware of the
parts that make up the whole. This can lead to a tendency to
be intensely self-critical. Once Lunar Virgos learn to come
out of their shell, however, they can be earthy partners
with a lot to give.
Some of the most skeptical
people are Lunar Virgos. They can't help but poke holes when
faced with others' blind faith. Their criticism can be
maddening, and their insistence on seeing the practical in
anything emotional can be challenging, especially if you are
the dreamy type.
Virgo curiosity shows up
big time with this position of the Moon. To some, it can be
confusing. Lunar Virgos seem very interested in others'
problems, for example, but can be quite cool and even
unsympathetic in the long run. Their advice can seem hard to
more sensitive folk; yet Lunar Virgos can be surprisingly
delicate when faced with others' criticism.
Virgo Moon people are
generally busy and quietly happy when they have their lives
under control. They aim for a simple existence, and are
often quite content with very little. Many are early risers,
ready to take on the day with enthusiasm. They scurry
around, keeping busy and managing their life quietly and
expertly. As long as their little world is manageable, Lunar
Virgos can be a delight to be around.
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