The Moon represents our emotions, home, past, childhood, and family. The Moon only spends a couple of days in each sign, which represent the temporary nature of our feelings. In the natal chart, it shows how we express our emotions, and our relationship with our past and families. It also can show the area of our lives where we undergo the most change.
This article will go over how the Moon expresses itself along the 12 natal houses.
Moon in the 1st house
The placement of the Moon in your first house indicates you wear your heart on your sleeve. Others can tell how you are feeling based on your expressions or body language. You might not like this, but cannot help it! Others see you as a caring, emotional person who they can depend on. You might have the tendency to take things personally, or make it all about you. Given the variable and changeable nature of the Moon, you might change your appearance frequently. You might It is important to learn to be more objective with this aspect.
Moon in the 2nd house
The placement of the Moon in your second house indicates your emotional health is closely tied to financial security. Your money situation may go up and down, and so will your moods. Your spending habits will reflect your moods, as well. You may be a sentimental buyer, and might tend to hold on to objects that represent the past. The 2nd house represents possessiveness and self-worth, as well, so you might be quite clingy with those you love.
Moon in the 3rd house
The placement of your Moon in your 3rd house indicates you are a very communicative and curious person. You express your emotions in an intellectual manner, or you might express your ideas in an emotional way. Either way, your intellect and your emotions are intimately connected. You have a strong need to communicate, learn, and be ‘on the go’. This aspect can increase nervousness, due to your sensitivity to other people’s thoughts and ideas. You might have a very strong, yet complicated relationship with siblings and neighbours. You might go through periods of lots of communication, followed by periods of silence. Given the changeable nature of the Moon, your ideas and opinions may change frequently. You enjoy going on short trips and travelling locally.
Moon in the 4th house
This aspect indicates you are very close to your family. They provide you with the security and support you need. You might not move out of your family home until later in life, as compared with your friends. There is usually a very special relationship with the mother or other female family members. When you feel insecure or upset, you talk to your family and prefer to stay home. Home is a very important place for you, for it gives you time to rest and recharge. Others may describe you as a homebody because of this.
Moon in the 5th house
The placement of the Moon in your 5th house indicates you are a very fun, romantic person. You like to go out and socialize, for it makes you feel good emotionally. You like being in the spotlight and having all eyes on you; a lack of attention makes you feel down. You are a very creative person with a flair for the dramatic. You love children, for they put you in touch with your inner kid! This placement can indicate some serious artistic talent, as well. You absolutely love being in love and dating, but might be more addicted to the chase than actually settling down.
Moon in the 6th house
This placement of the Moon in your 6th house indicates you do not like being idle! You like doing something productive at all times. Being lazy or unproductive is not good for your emotional health at all. You might be somewhat of a hypochondriac, or worry too much, both of which can lead to anxiety and nervousness. You might experience a lot of digestive issues, which are caused by stress, so is very important to try to relax and go at a stable pace.
Moon in the 7th house
This aspect indicates you have a strong need for a partner; you feel most emotionally secure and happy when you are in a relationship. You lean on your partner for emotional support. If you are single, you prefer taking a friend along when you go out for dinner or go shopping. Either way, you are not fond of being alone. This aspect can also indicate you frequently change your partners. Perhaps you settle down to easily out of fear of being alone, but are constantly looking for someone better suited to you.
Moon in the 8th house
The placement of the Moon in your 8th house indicates your emotional nature is intense and complicated. You will go through many emotional deaths and rebirths throughout your life. You are rather suspicious, untrusting, and maybe even paranoid. You are very ‘no nonsense’ and can easily see through people’s bullshit. You have a strong interest in human psychology and death, and love figuring out what makes people tick.
Moon in the 9th house
The placement of the Moon in your 9th house indicates you have an emotional need to travel and explore. You may have travelled around a lot as a child, and will likely move around more as an adult. It is likely that you will settle down somewhere far from your family. This placement indicates you are quite open-minded and curious about the world around you. You are philosophical and sensitive to other people’s worldview, and generally a very positive person. When you are in one place for too long, you get restless and want to start wandering again!
Moon in the 10th house
The placement of the Moon in your 10th house indicates your emotional needs are tied into with career and reputation. Working towards a goal and achievement are key to your emotional health. You are very ambitious and put a lot of yourself into your work, but may change jobs frequently throughout your life. Women will play a huge role in your success. You might have a ‘public’ job, or one in which you need to be in the spotlight a lot.
Moon in the 11th house
The placement of the Moon in your 11th house indicates that your friends are your family. You rely on your pals to get you through hard times, and you feel lost and unsupported without them. You might even live with friends at some point in your life. At the same time, friends might fall out of your life, and new friends might enter your life rather frequently. You put a lot of time and effort into your friendships because they are so important to you.
Moon in the 12th house
The placement of the Moon in the 12th house indicates you are a very spiritual, sensitive, compassionate person. Because you are so sensitive, you need a lot of time alone to recharge your batteries, especially after a period of socializing and being around people. You keep your feelings hidden, perhaps because you feel your are frequently misunderstood or misinterpreted when you try to open up to others. As a result, you come across as very mysterious to others, as no one can get a ‘read’ on you. You might tend to attract people who need help, due to the compassionate nature of your Moon.
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