Moon in Astrology

Energy Point Type: Satellite to Earth
Rules Sign: Cancer
Rules House: 4th House
Element: Water
Key Phrase: Soul Path

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The Moon represents your Soul Path, your emotional drive in life. Its placement in Sign and House reveals how we give and receive love, give and seek emotional nourishment, and try to manifest our spiritual and soulful purpose alongside our primary drive (Sun).

Consider a person with the Moon in Libra in the 12th House. Libra is an Air Sign. Air’s expression is analytical, strategic, and curious. In Libra, the Element acts judgmentally, decisively, and neutrally. So, his or her key phrase is “Your Soul Path manifests through your analytical and balanced quest for and attraction to harmonious and logical spirituality.” In short, this individual believes in and follows a spiritual path of moderation and makes most of his or her decisions based on ideals of fairness, right judgment, and negotiation.

The Moon expresses itself through a Sign and acts most powerfully in an area of your life by House. This section will look at all 12 Sign and House placements for the Moon. It is important to make a clear distinction between the Sign and House. While it is correct that each Zodiac Sign rules a particular House, it is vital not to conflate the two.

The Moon in Aries is not the same as the Moon in the 1st House even though Aries rules the first House. A person with the Moon in Aries has a Soul Path devoted to independent and maverick behavior regardless of House placement. Someone with the Moon in the 1st House has a Soul Path devoted to figuring oneself out and working on identity issues over the course of his or her lifetime.

Moon in the Signs

Think of the Moon as you, inside and unseen by others (unless you decide to share yourself). The Ascendant would be the clothing you wear out into the world and the Sun is you, naked. The Moon is representative of your feelings.

The Moon in Aries

Individuals with the Moon in Aries need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to independent, maverick, and individualistic behavior. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote freedom. They express their feelings by being assertive, direct, impulsive, fearless, and impatient.

The Moon in Taurus

Individuals with the Moon in Taurus need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to safety, stability, and pleasure. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote security and enjoyment of the physical world. They express their feelings by being steadfast, reliable, responsible, conservative, resistant to change, and stubborn.

The Moon in Gemini

Individuals with the Moon in Gemini need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to studying mental stimulation, and communication. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote talking and listening, gathering and sharing information, and constant interaction. They express their feelings by being mentally agile, curious, inquisitive, witty, hyperactive, and flighty.

The Moon in Cancer

Individuals with the Moon in Cancer need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to nurturing, caretaking, sympathy, and emotional support. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote compassion, belonging, and understanding. They express their feelings by being caring, protective, receptive, reactive, sentimental, and vulnerable.

The Moon in Leo

Individuals with the Moon in Leo need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to self-esteem, creativity, and self-expression. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote performance, enjoyment of self and others, and recognition. They express their feelings by being proud, confident, expressive, dramatic, showy, and egocentric.

The Moon in Virgo

Individuals with the Moon in Virgo need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to efficiency, service, and inventiveness. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote competency, improvement, and problem-solving. They express their feelings by being technical, precise, systematic, orderly, discriminating, critical, and meticulous.

The Moon in Libra

Individuals with the Moon in Libra need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to harmony, balance, and fairness. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote judgment, negotiation, and analysis. They express their feelings by being engaging, charming, appealing, impartial, considerate, cooperative, and compliant.

The Moon in Scorpio

Individuals with the Moon in Scorpio need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to transformation, healing, sex, and power. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote reform, overcoming trauma, and intensity. They express their feelings by being erotic, passionate, powerful, controlling, dangerous, manipulative, and regenerative.

The Moon in Sagittarius

Individuals with the Moon in Sagittarius need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to truth, purpose, and morality. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote hope, faith, and belief in a higher power. They express their feelings by being enthusiastic, philosophical, persuasive, expansive, and excessive.

The Moon in Capricorn

Individuals with the Moon in Capricorn need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to success, structure, and order. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote achievement, status, and goals. They express their feelings by being serious, formal, realistic, exacting, organized, and conservative.

The Moon in Aquarius

Individuals with the Moon in Aquarius need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to other awareness, social roles, and friendship. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote idealism, the needs of the many, and future visions. They express their feelings by being detached, objective, original, eccentric, broadminded, rebellious, and humanitarian.

The Moon in Pisces

Individuals with the Moon in Pisces need to follow and learn from a Soul Path devoted to spirituality, transcendence, unity, and unconditional love. These people need to be in careers, relationships, and families that promote imagination, dreams, and globalization. They express their feelings by being passive, reflective, yielding, empathic, forgiving, escapist, and intuitive.

Moon in The 12 Houses

The Houses represent different areas of our lives and how we “quest” or work or solve problems in those areas. The Sign ruling each House is determined by the time of birth, which is why it is so important. When a Point occupies a House the focus of the House becomes amplified by the nature and intent of the point. This next section will look at the Moon in each House.

The Moon in the 1st House (of Identity)

Individuals with the Moon in the 1st House will have a Soul Path devoted to their identity and the development of the Self. It will be an emotional life of Self and survival. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Taurus rules the 1st House, then the individual will feel the constant need to understand his or her identity through physical health, the pursuit of financial security, and the accumulation of resources.

The Moon in the 2nd House (of Resources and Security)

Individuals with the Moon in the 2nd House will have a Soul Path devoted to their safety, security, and their body. It will be an emotional life of gathering what is needed to feel stable and protected. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Sagittarius rules the 2nd House, then the individual will feel the constant need to use philosophy, enthusiasm, and the ability to persuade people as the way to get his or her financial security.

The Moon in the 3rd House (of Communication)

Individuals with the Moon in the 3rd House will have a Soul Path devoted to trying to understand the world around them and successfully communicate with others. It will be an emotional life of networking and social interaction. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Cancer rules the 3rd House, then the individual will feel the constant need to empathize, sympathize, and use emotional intelligence to try to interpret and communicate with people in his or her daily life.

The Moon in the 4th House (of Family)

Individuals with the Moon in the 4th House will have a Soul Path devoted to trying to learn lessons from and build his or her family. It will be an emotional life of significant inner work and the dynamics of a family. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Aquarius rules the 4th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to revolutionize his or her family, trying to achieve and experience an idealized vision of what family should be and his or her role in the family.

The Moon in the 5th House (of Creativity)

Individuals with the Moon in the 5th House will have a Soul Path devoted to trying to express themselves in ways that build their reputation and recognition. It will be an emotional life of performance and creativity. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Virgo rules the 5th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to be inventive, methodical, and critical in his or her efforts to create and perform for others.

The Moon in the 6th House (of Service)

Individuals with the Moon in the 6th House will have a Soul Path devoted to service, health, and day-to-day work. It will be an emotional life of hard work and usefulness. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Aries rules the 6th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to work independently, stay active for his or her health, and develop skills for self-sufficiency.

The Moon in the 7th House (of Partnerships)

Individuals with the Moon in the 7th House will have a Soul Path devoted to forming relationships and learning from others, as well as teaching others. It will be an emotional life of partnerships and how to give value to and get value from others. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Scorpio rules the 7th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to transform others and seek to be transformed by the people he or she forms partnerships with during their lives.

The Moon in the 8th House (of Intimacy)

Individuals with the Moon in the 8th House will have a Soul Path devoted to trying to understand power, change, and sexuality. It will be an emotional life of intensity and periods of significant regeneration. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Gemini rules the 8th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to be curious, communicative, and open-minded about how to explore and deal with his or her sexuality, the process of transformations, and encounters with power issues.

The Moon in the 9th House (of Mastership)

Individuals with the Moon in the 9th House will have a Soul Path devoted to exploring the world broadly and deeply, using scholarship and belief as tools of study. It will be an emotional life of authority and learning from experience, culminating in recognition as an expert. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Capricorn rules the 9th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to drive to the highest levels of practice and achievement in whatever knowledge and wisdom they pursue and others want from them.

The Moon in the 10th House (of Career)

Individuals with the Moon in the 10th House will have a Soul Path devoted to accomplishment, measurable success, and material prosperity. It will be an emotional life of work, and, by extension, family responsibility. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Leo rules the 10th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to use creativity, performance, and the pursuit of recognition to become prosperous and shape his or her career.

The Moon in the 11th House (of Community)

Individuals with the Moon in the 11th House will have a Soul Path devoted to community and the search to fit in and help society thrive. It will be an emotional life of socializing and devotion to a cause. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Pisces rules the 11th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to use imagination, spirituality, and awareness of the unity of humanity to integrate into and support his or her community.

The Moon in the 12th House (of Spirituality)

Individuals with the Moon in the 12th House will have a Soul Path devoted to spiritual pursuits, finding and living one’s purpose, and connecting the divine with the material. It will be an emotional life of counseling and advising. This energy will be modified by the Sign ruling the House. Suppose Libra rules the 12th House, then the individual will feel the constant need to analyze, negotiate, and attempt to find the balance for and with individuals in one-on-one interactions dealing with belief, mysteries, and the spiritual aspect of life.

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