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Astrology: The Moon, Instinct and Emotions

The Moon is one of the most important factors in astrology. In your natal chart, she has a triple meaning. For both genders, she represents sensitivity, instinct, the unconscious, and the way you deal with your emotions, your part of femininity, your daily moods, your imagination, and your intuition.

This planet, or more exactly, this luminary, refers to your REACTIONS, and not your ACTIONS. The Moon represents the automatic process which rules your emotions, your daily moods, and the way you respond to external private stimuli which are not of an intellectual order. The place where the Moon is found indicates the area which is beyond your control since she is by nature instinctive, changing, and emotional. She also describes your popularity (i.e. your impact on anonymous crowds), and according to the Tradition, to both childhood and the end of life.

The Moon: Instinct and Emotions

You can instantly get the position of your Moon in sign and in house. All you need to do is locate the yellow glyph of the Moon in the house area outside the zodiacal wheel. Then you can check the accurateness or the resemblance between your personality traits and the relevant text in the paragraphs below.

The Moon has another more symbolic meaning in male and female's charts alike. She indicates how you perceive your mother, and indirectly, your family. The Moon's influence slowly changes as time flows. At the very beginning, the influence of the mother figure is of paramount importance. Then, it gradually shifts and involves other areas. As one reaches maturity, she symbolises your female descendants, or the public, and the way you deal with these matters.

The last indication differs according to the gender. In a male's chart, after having represented the mother, the Moon symbolises the type of woman one is more likely to be attracted to, but not necessarily the ideal woman (indeed, other criteria are to be considered, such as for instance, the Moon opposite to, or sharing the same sign as the Sun). In any case, the sign where the Moon is posited shows the type of person one is drawn to. For instance, the Moon in Gemini indicates that the person is attracted to sparkling, light-hearted, mobile, curious, and lively women, whereas in Virgo she refers to intellectual women with a lot of self-control, etc.

This Pierrot by Watteau perfectly symbolises all the poetry and innocence which naturally accompany emotional upsurges. The Moon is synonymous with immersion in a rich and dense inner world, often past and nostalgia-orientated, which is precious not only because it provides a feeling of security, but also because it recalls the well-being and the intense sensations experienced during our childhood which influence us throughout our life.

This Pierrot by Watteau perfectly symbolises all the poetry and innocence which naturally accompany emotional upsurges. The Moon is synonymous with immersion in a rich and dense inner world, often past and nostalgia-orientated, which is precious not only because it provides a feeling of security, but also because it recalls the well-being and the intense sensations experienced during our childhood which influence us throughout our life.

In a female's chart, after having represented the mother, the Moon gradually integrates with the personality. Instinct, the part of femininity, and the way one unconsciously reacts to external emotional stimuli are strongly influenced by the Moon. Actually, the Moon is as important as the Sun, symbol of willpower and deep motivation.

In this article, we focus on the astrological house occupied by the Moon, which indicates the area in which your sensitivity, your intuition, as well as the passive, reactive, and mobile part of you are expressed markedly. In other words, this house describes your most sensitive spot, that which instinctively makes you react, which upsets or fulfills you.

We provide the absolute signification of the Moon in a given house taken alone, which means that other important influences, such as aspects or a stellium, are not considered here.

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The Moon in the 1st House

You are particularly sensitive, emotive and intuitive, and you perceive with sharp acuity what people say about you. This is an asset, but it also makes you very vulnerable. People's opinions are very important to you, even though it is at an unconscious level that they come into play.

Although you care for your public image, you are whimsical and capricious. You are moody, and you often switch from laughter to tears within a few seconds. Your connection with the crowd is quite a special one, perhaps because your endearing and changing personality enables you to easily become popular.

Your imagination is so vivid that it may play tricks on you. It is preferable to be very frank with you because, despite your highly developed flair and intuition, the slightest insinuation brings about nice or unfortunate situations which are far from reflecting reality.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 1st House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress Ornella Muti

Film director Roberto Benigni

The Moon in the 2nd House

Material affairs take an importance which is sometimes disconnected from reality. You tend to put an emotional charge into practical issues involving your personal interests.

It is possible that you are unconsciously afraid of having to go without. Everything prompts you to seek financial security. However, putting so much emotion in an area which does not need it may be counterproductive.

The way you make money looks like a roller coaster. You are sometimes lucky, even extremely lucky, but you lose a lot also because you are unable to remain poised when needed. Business requires inwards calm and outwards charm...

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 2nd House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress Demi Moore

Actor Michael Douglas

The Moon in the 3rd House

You are a lively and restless person, with a wandering, fluctuating, and fertile mind. You are interested in a wide range of things, and your jack-of-all-trades nature probably explains your natural charm, even though it may impair your capacity to remain concentrated long enough to finish what you started.

Your emotions are particularly strong when you are dealing with people and during your frequent short trips. Sometimes, you communicate too much, and you mix practical and affective matters.

You often change your mind, but you are very intuitive and you immediately understand who your interlocutor really is. If you are a journalist or a writer, you chose the good path! Relationships with females are usually favoured or at least intense and numerous.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 3rd House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress Meg Ryan

Actor and humorist Coluche

The Moon in the 4th House

Your family, your home, and often your mother have a particularly strong emotional importance. More than anyone else, you are attached to your roots. The private setting in which you live is essential to you because it is a continuous source of affective charges which deeply influence you.

Your home and your private life are the sacred temple and the safe haven without which you start to feel uncomfortable and worried.

Paradoxically enough, the Tradition indicates that you are predisposed to frequent house removals.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 4th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress Sophie Marceau

Actor and film director Mel Gibson

The Moon in the 5th House

It is in the areas of entertainment, leisure and parties, romance, holidays, etc. that your emotions are best expressed.

You enjoy the company of children, and you are usually quite popular, which enables you to increase the number of your encounters and to understand the level of your powers of seduction.

You are often endowed with artistic creativity, and art is an excellent way to channel all the gushing and fluctuating emotions which crop up at the slightest external stimulus.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 5th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actor Al Pacino

Actress Lisa Kudrow

The Moon in the 6th House

More often than not, you are popular in your work environment, and you are sometimes considered a star by your colleagues. If it is not the case, it is certain that you have the tendency to react emotionally, very quickly and strongly, in this area of your life.

At work, you need to feel that you are loved and appreciated, and to be shown accordingly!

You are mobile and changing in your profession, and your everyday life is quite full of surprises. You are sensitive and imaginative, and you are influenced by other people's opinion. You may also have quite excessive health concerns, and you should be careful not to become a hypochondriac some day.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 6th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress Alyssa Milano

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Moon in the 7th House

You depend a great deal on your relationships, and usually, you can confide only in people who are very close to you. Contacts are tremendously important to you, and you may be prone to be influenced by the last person who spoke. Actually, you are easily swayed.

If you are a male, you are very likely to quickly find the ideal spouse and develop a nice and intense relationship with her. If you are a female, you are always ready to listen to other people, and you tend to live in full osmosis with them, sometimes at the detriment of your own personality. However, this is precisely what provides you with an obvious and quite irresistible charm.

You are quite lunatic and impressionable. You always put your relations with the audience on a pedestal, and you tend to modify the personal image you project according to the signals which you perceive.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 7th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress, singer and model Carmen Electra

Actor and film director Sean Penn

The Moon in the 8th House

Your emotions are intense and sometimes violent. You feel all things very strongly, and your reactions are so forcefully that they may become a source of self-torment. On the other hand, you are extremely intuitive, imaginative, and warm, and you possess an indefinable charm made of density and mystery.

You have predispositions to clairvoyance and a highly developed intuition.

Topics related to death and inheritances, family investments, etc. may play an important role on your destiny. It is also possible that your mother has a major place, and that she strongly influences your main decisions until you achieve maturity.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 8th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Singer Geri Halliwell

Actor Gérard Klein

The Moon in the 9th House

Your emotions prompt you to discover whatever is remote and foreign to your roots. Indeed, you are attracted to the unknown and to anything which is different from you. It is mostly when you are abroad that you notice that your emotions are exalted, and that your popularity is obvious.

If you are a male, your spouse is most often a foreigner, or you met with her in a foreign country.

Females may be instrumental in your philosophical or moral training, or in your quest for varied and exotic knowledge.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 9th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress Angelina Jolie

Singer Julio Iglesias

The Moon in the 10th House

Career and professional achievement are the fields into which your emotions are best channelled. You are often popular, particularly with females, and you instinctively know how to please your audience and the crowds.

Your popularity is often linked to your changing, light, emotional, and lunatic side, which also implies that you are most likely to experience several changes in your profession and your orientation, but that you always come back in the spotlight.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 10th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress and model Tyra Banks

Singer Ricky Martin

The Moon in the 11th House

You are very popular with your friends, and you easily shine through your sensitivity, your whimsical side, your mobility, and your charm tinged with imagination.

In your profession, you often win your client's favours, and if by chance you work in a commercial team, you are the very person selected for contacting a prospective customer because you are so nice!

Your emotions can also be expressed best in shared projects, with friends if possible, which you undertake, and in which your selflessness and your childlike but so endearing charm are outstanding.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 11th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress Cameron Diaz

Actor George Clooney

The Moon in the 12th House

You find it hard to show your feelings, or you just consider that they are yours and must not be displayed. In any case, even though your emotions are running high, they are experienced inwardly and cannot be exteriorised. Therefore, it is very difficult to guess your mood.

This does not exclude popularity. In such a case, it is most likely that fame is linked to some humanitarian work or to your dedication. Indeed, your altruism blurs your individualistic facet and enables you to express the qualms you usually conceal, but without revealing too much about yourself.

As always when energies are bridled, this configuration may bring about a reverse and excessive behaviour.

Here is a selection of people having the Moon in the 12th House (around 1500-2000 people).

And some examples:

Actress Lauralee Bell

Actor David Hasselhoff
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