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.
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
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.
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 awhile.
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 circle.
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
Moon in Virgo
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 micro manage.
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
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 betoo 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.
Moon in Libra
Moon in Libra people have a strong need for partnership. Without someone to share their lives with, they
feel utterly incomplete. This is why many people with this position get involved in marriages or living-together arrangements
this drive for harmony, peace, and sharing is so powerful, Lunar Librans are apt to do a lot of conceding. They are sympathetic
and concerned for others, enjoy socializing, and revel in a good debate. Mental rapport with others is especially important
feel safe and secure when they are in a partnership. These are the people who seem to always need to have someone tag along
with them wherever they go—even if it is to the corner store. They find strength and reinforcement in and through others.
Both men and women with this position are often quite
charming. They can be very attractive to be around, and are often given to flirtatiousness. Rarely directly aggressive, these
people win your heart with their gentle and refined ways.
Moon in Libra natives simply can't help but see flaws in their environment and their relationships. In fact,
anything out of whack will bother them until it's fixed. Although diplomatic with acquaintances, when Moon in Libra natives
argue with their long-standing partners, they rarely let up until they win. And, winning an argument is a Libran specialty—in
fact, they may not even believe what they are saying, but will adopt all kinds of ideas just to get the last word. Living
with Lunar Librans can sometimes feel like you are on trial, and Libra is the expert lawyer. Sometimes, though, Libra is defending
you and supporting your point of view.
Lunar Librans' idealistic outlook and constant striving for the best, most harmonious lifestyle can lead
to much discontent. Looking for that one (elusive) perfect way to lead their lives can detract from enjoyment of the moment.
Moon in Scorpio
While others may find security and comfort in material things, Moon in Scorpio people seek out emotional
intensity. No matter what, there is something very intense about Lunar Scorpios. They are diggers when it comes to the world
of emotion—they can see beyond facades and cut right to the core of a person. This ability to "see" what isn't
obvious to the rest of the world can be intimidating to others or wildly attractive, depending on the audience.
Their deep-seated need for transformation and rebirth
can manifest itself in the lives of Lunar Scorpios in different ways. Most have powerful, emotionally intense lives. Some
feel like it is beyond their control—these natives seem to attract emotional upheaval, and their lives appear to consist
of plenty of dramatic ups and downs. However, when accepted as an emotional need, rebirth and change doesn't need to be so
dramatic and overwhelming. In some way or the other, Moon in Scorpio natives seek out intense experiences. If their lives
are regular in any way, there can be an unconscious need to test their own strength and stir up emotional excitement. Self-awareness
and acceptance is probably the best way to handle this deep need for emotional drama.
Doing things halfway or having meaningless relationships simply doesn't fulfill them. Lunar Scorpios want
all or nothing.
in Scorpio people often have a strong fear of betrayal. They seek out commitment, and feel the need for a partner to give
up something for them. Some will put the people they love through a series of tests, and these are not always conscious. Their
apparent suspicion can be trying for the people who love them. However, once committed, Moon in Scorpio people can be the
most loyal and protective partners around.
Even the shy ones have enormous presence. Their lives are emotion-driven, yet many Moon in Scorpio natives
spend a lot of time controlling and mastering their emotions. Their intuition is enormous, although it is sometimes self-serving.
Moon in Scorpio people radiate strength. Even in
the absence of experience, they seem to "just know" things. It would be difficult to shock or scare away Lunar Scorpios
in the face of emotional honesty and power. Some people instinctively want to lean on them, and other less brave folk run
a little scared. Lunar Scorpios have exceptional "radar" that allows them to size up a situation—and a person—quickly
and expertly. This ability to understand human motivation and nature can be too close for comfort for some, and enormously
comforting for others.
Lunar Scorpios are intelligent and astute. Those that use their enormous powers for intimacy and honesty are the happiest,
and they make the most interesting and rewarding friends and lovers.
Moon in Sagittarius
than anything, Lunar Sagittarians have a need for personal freedom and space. They are extraordinarily happy and easygoing
folk, as long as they don't feel caged in or cooped up.
Lunar Sagittarians have a simultaneous need for activity. Meeting new people, going out in the world, and
travel are all important to their sense of well-being. They love open spaces, and, in their homes, a roomy and bright environment.
There's a bit of a teacher in Moon in Sagittarius,
and definitely a helpful spirit. They easily forget appointments and the like, and some are even considered irresponsible.
However, it is hard to stay angry at a Lunar Sagittarian! They are so cheerful and upbeat, and their optimism is catchy.
Many people with this position are outdoorsy types.
At the very least, they have a great love for friendly competition.
When the going gets tough, these people run away. They don't like to be caught up in routine for too long,
and they simply need to escape.
a blind faith in Lunar Sagittarians that is admirable. They simply believe that everything will work out. Not much for making
detailed plans, people with Moon in Sagittarius prefer to wing it. They're very adaptable and generally on the go.
Moon in Capricorn
Being useful and productive are basic needs for Lunar Capricorns. Because they generally keep their emotions
under check, Moon in Capricorn people come across as competent people.
However turbulent their emotions may be under the surface, Lunar Capricorns keep cool-headed—and they
come across as steady and reliable people.
This position of the Moon suggests a desire for clear boundaries and realistic goals. Not much for taking
risks in life, Lunar Capricorns look for safety and security in most everything they do. Most of them respect authority and
tradition, and many are planning well ahead of the rest of us. You likely won't have to remind them to protect their interests,
plan for old age, or keep fall-back money in their bank accounts. These things come naturally to them.
Calm, cool, and collected—these words sum up
Moon in Capricorn natives well. Messy emotions and "leaky" souls are a bit frightening for most with this position
of the Moon. Truth is, they can have plenty of mood swings and some dark emotions now and again. Lunar Capricorns are often
quite hard on themselves, and would benefit from letting their guard down once in a while. They quickly garner reputations
of being mountains of strength, and they easily hide their sensitivity behind a sarcastic manner.
You may have read that Moon in Capricorn natives
are a bit cold and calculating. The fact is, they are unlikely to be any less emotional than the other 11 sign positions of
the Moon—they simply aren't comfortable "letting go" when it comes to emotions. They keep their emotions under
control. Wherever Capricorn is found in the chart, there is a desire for structure and control. Capricorn is the sign of organization
and efficient management; so, when the Moon is found in the sign, the world of emotions are well-managed and handled in an
efficient and practical manner.
the heart of Lunar Capricorns is a powerful need to feel worthwhile in the real world. There's a basic need for respectability
and a big attachment to the world of the senses. Lunar Capricorns put a lot of value in all things tangible and real. And,
perhaps more than anything, they need to be respected by others in order to feel secure.
Moon in Aquarius
in Aquarius people are extremely observant. They are life-time students of human nature, loving to analyze whypeople do what
they do. This often stems from a detached— even shy— personality, especially in youth. Whether due to character
or conditioning, Moon in Aquarius people often grow up feeling "different". Although rather sociable, they are often
loners at heart. Many have strong egos, or at least powerful defense mechanisms, and most Lunar Aquarians will do their best
to be the most unique and unusual person they can be. Their inner feeling of loneliness—that they don't quite fit in—puts
them on the outside, looking in.
is a very idealistic and progressive streak in Lunar Aquarians that is admirable indeed. However, when the Moon is in Aquarius,
natives often will deny the more irrational qualities of emotions—such as jealousy, possessiveness, and fear—in
an effort to be "above" what they consider "pettiness". When this goes too far, Lunar Aquarians can be
emotionally blocked, distant, and detached.
Lunar Aquarians can be very willful, especially in childhood. With age, these natives generally learn to
handle their strong needs. Their desire for independence is powerful indeed, no matter what their age. With a quiet Sun and/or
Ascendant, their desire to "shock" others is not always apparent until a relationship becomes comfortable. They
are generally proud of their family members, boasting just how unique they are. When their families are ultra-conservative,
the boast will be that they rebelled against all of that!
Although given to temper tantrums and willful behavior in youth, Moon in Aquarius people often grow up feeling
that messy emotions are unappealing. They often pride themselves for being cool-headed, detached, and "above" what
they consider the more base emotions. In the process, they can end up alienating others—and themselves. Although Lunar
Aquarians can be especially adept at understanding others' behavior and motivations, they can lose touch with their own—simply
because they have identified too strongly with what they aspire to be (and these aspirations are often super-human).
The Aquarian tendency to be humanitarian shows up
powerfully in Moon in Aquarius. However, their kindness and concern for others is generally more a broad philosophy of life.
With people close to them, Moon in Aquarius natives can seemingly lack compassion, as they often fully expect others to be
as independent and detached as they are! In close, personal relationships, however, Lunar Aquarians generally give others
a lot of personal freedom, and they will tolerate and enjoy all kinds of idiosyncrasies in people around them.
Moon in Aquarius people are rarely flighty people,
but they can be unreliable when it concerns the little things in life. Often, this is simply an assertion of their independence.
In the long haul, however, they are rather constant, as Aquarius is a fixed sign. As long as they have their own space and
the freedom to be themselves, however kooky that may be, they are trustworthy and loyal.
Lunar Aquarians generally make wonderful friends. They'll make a point of leaving nobody on the outside.
Many will fight for other's rights and crusade for equality.
What may be surprising is that Moon in Aquarius people have a lot of pride. In fact, when they've been attacked
in any way (especially regarding their character), they can become very inflexible and cool. It can be difficult to know just
how sensitive to criticism Lunar Aquarians are, simply because they hide it so well! When their character or behavior has
been criticized, they tend to dig in their heels and keep right on doing it. They fully expect others to accept them exactly
as they are, or they don't have much use for them in their lives.
These sometimes maddeningly unpredictable people are nevertheless quite charming. They have an unmistakable
stubborn streak, but when left to be themselves, they make unusual and endlessly interesting people to be around. Life just
wouldn't be the same without Lunar Aquarians' unusual spin on the world and the people in it!
Moon in Pisces
Pisceans are known to be dreamy and not always in touch with reality. However, though these people may not always show real-world
savvy in day-to-day, practical affairs, they make up for this with remarkable intuition. They can put themselves in anybody's
shoes with extreme ease. On the plus side, this endows them with remarkable compassion and love. The down side with this apparent
ability to break down boundaries is that these people can easily lose themselves in the suffering of others.
Their sense of humor is delightfully silly and a
bit odd. These are perceptive souls who seem to be in touch with all the nuances and subtleties of human nature. Often this
comes through in a strong sense of humor that is more of the receptive kind than the type of sense of humor that would make
people the "life of the party". It's generally pretty easy to get them giggling.
Moon in Pisces people may get tagged as "spaced
out", but there's a lot more to them than meets the eye. They feel things out, and rely on their intuition. It just doesn't
feelright for them to do otherwise. Their dreaminess can mean plenty of moments of absent-mindedness. These times of oblivion
can land them in all sorts of predicaments with others who can too easily misunderstand these complex souls. Without plenty
of space and time to daydream, Pisces Moons easily get overloaded with life. Give them room to be alone with themselves, and
they're generally able to take on the world—even if their style when they do so is not always conventional or understandable.
Generally considered soft-hearted and sweet, Lunar
Pisceans care about others and are easily touched by human suffering. This tendency gains them the reputation as suckers for
sob stories. Although this may sometimes be true, many Lunar Pisceans learn, in their lifetimes, how to discern between sincerity
and manipulation. Still, they definitely do have the plenty of soft corners.
There's a delightful accepting side to Moon in Pisces that is sometimes mistaken for weakness. Pisces is
the twelfth and last sign of the zodiac, and thus carries with it a little of each sign of the zodiac. As a result, they see
themselves reflected in the behavior of others, giving them seemingly boundless compassion. Since the Moon represents our
instinctive nature, Moon in Pisces seems to know how things feel without actual experience. For example, they may have never
had sex, but seem to know all about it — even, or especially, the subtleties of it. The ones that aren't too shy make
awesome actors and actresses. This ability to empathize even in the absence of experience gives them an open mind and heart.
Most long to express this through writing, music (both listening and making), poetry, and art—in fact, the happiest
people with this position do just that.
Though some are doormats, most Pisces Moon people instinctively know when they're due for a much-needed recharge.
It's at these times that they retreat from the world (and its harsh realities) if only to gather strength to face everything
and everyone again. Solitude is important to them, but they also need people, so their retreats will usually be short-lived.
Pisces Moon individuals believe; and, let's face it, the world needs Pisces leaps of faith.