Having some questions about Moon aspects (my Moon-Pluto in particular ◐.̃◐) in my natal chart, I decided to do some reading on ℳother ℳoon.
“In Astrology, the Moon represents your emotions, your inner self, your instincts, habits, and reactions. The sign it occupied when you were born is your Moon Sign. Your Moon Sign describes character traits, feelings, and personal responses that are very familiar to you. In fact, it’s common for people to relate to their Moon Sign qualities far more than their Sun Sign.
Your Moon Sign is, in many ways, “you” without the interference and conditioning of outer world experience … and as such, it’s the inner personality you revert to instinctively when your feelings are involved and your buttons get pushed.
The Moon represents:
✯ your emotional self, your inner self, your moods and intuition
✯your instincts, habits, memories, and automatic reactions
✯your reactions, feelings and “personal responses”
✯your early home environment, family conditioning, heritage
✯your living arrangements, private life concerns
✯qualities developed in your relationship with your mother or early maternal figures
✯the way you relate to family members and people you relate to “like family”
When it is comfortable and expressing positively, Moon energy is benevolent, family-oriented, intuitive, sensitive, and compassionate. When it is uncomfortable and stressed, Moon energy is emotionally unbalanced, repressed, resentful, dependent, fearful, and anxious.”
“The Moon tells the juiciest stories. Our Moon remembers when we cried out in our diapers, wanting nurture, the warmth of touch, a breast or bottle of milk. It remembers what happened next, whether our needs were met and we learned our world was generous and cheerful or stingy and impatient. Aspects to the Moon describe our interpretation of mother’s mothering, whether we experienced her as comforting and supportive or smothering and resentful. the Moon’s memory stretches even further back, into other lifetimes, when we picked up certain gestures, habits and expectations no one else in our family seems to have. The Moon represents a deep imprinting, physical and emotional, harboring mysteries a team of psychologists could not itemize or explain. Its reactions are instinctive and spontaneous. Its boundaries are porous, its core so sensitive, even in our elder years it can receive a cruel remark with the unprotected vulnerability of a child. The Moon remembers everything and wants only our happiness. It’s the first to raise a fuss if our needs aren’t getting met.”
“The Moon, in Astrology, is the ruler of Cancer. It is associated with the mother and with feminine energy in general. The Moon is both our inner child and our inner mother. It is responsive, receptive, and reflective. The Moon is our spontaneous and instinctual reactions. Just as the Moon circles the Sun, in a symbolically protective manner, and reflects the Sun’s light, the Moon in our chart shows how we protect ourselves, as well as make ourselves feel secure, comfortable, and safe.
Grant Lewi, in Astrology for the Millions, offered the most evocative description of the Moon when he wrote the following: “When you know what you mean but you can’t say it, it is your Moon that knows it and your Sun that can’t say it. Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears are the thoughts of your Moon’s nature. The wordless ecstasy, the mute sorrow, the secret dream, the esoteric picture of yourself that you can’t get across to the world, or which the world doesn’t comprehend or value – these are the products of the Moon in your horoscope”. In the natal chart, the position of the Moon by sign shows how we emote and respond to our environment, as well as our instinctual habits, especially in our homes and in private. By house, the Moon’s position shows which areas of life we feel the most “at home” or comfortable.”
Find your Moon sign here: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp
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