by Cindy Fadoir
I’ve been wanting to learn and share more about the moon phases and the impact on our lives, however, before I write in detail next month, I felt it best to recap the effects of the moon in your natal chart.
The Moon relates to emotions, nurturing, needs, and what makes us feel secure. What follows is a recap of characteristics when born with the moon under that sign. In addition, I included gifts of that natal moon as highlighted in Heather Roan Robbins’ book, Moon Wisdom (CICO Books 2015).
When the natal moon appears in Aries, the energy is expressed as emotionally impulsive and bold. There is a need to stir things up, to start new things, to feel passion or be passionate about things. Physical activity is craved. There is pride in decisiveness and getting things moving. The energy also appears as being self-absorbed, craving instant gratification and disliking authority. Your gifts are initiation, energy, resilience, spontaneity and strength.
When the natal moon appears in Taurus, emotional security depends on having and maintaining material possessions, needing creature comforts and stability. This can lead to over indulgence, possessiveness and stubbornness. Guard against using your entrenched values as a self-protective wall. Your gifts are steadiness, abundance, cuddliness, good taste and good business sense.
When the natal moon appears in Gemini, emotions may be questioned, analyzed and not trusted. Verbal discussion is desired to sort emotions out or for emotional release. Rational thought often overrides emotional needs. Your gifts are verbal ability, sociability, adaptability, being a natural translator and ability to deepen conversation.
When the natal moon appears in Cancer, having strong family ties, being needed and nurturing are all desired. Psychic abilities and fertility are heightened. The desire to withdraw and side-step, like the Crab, occurs when hurt. Being overly sensitive, moody, worried and needy are all more apparent. Your gifts are community building, heart inspiration, nurturing, intuition, protectiveness and nesting.
When the natal moon appears in Leo, need for recognition, generosity and affection are heightened. The need to be admired, to shine, might be so great as to cause melodramatic behavior like overreacting and excessive vanity. The Leo leadership influence may result in being controlling, dogmatic or bossy. Your gifts are warm heartedness, loyalty, charisma, leadership, panache, heart-centered strength and skill in an emergency.
When the natal moon appears in Virgo, analysis of feelings and emotions occur, a need to be valued for services offered is apparent, and confidence can be lacking. Desires for perfection are directed toward self and home. Your gifts are gut intuition, work ethic, curiosity, writing and listening.
When the natal moon appears in Libra, avoiding discord and seeking harmony brings a feeling of security. A need for equality and partnership is heightened. Emotions are expressed in friendly, diplomatic ways but an overwhelming desire to be liked can result in evasiveness and peace at any price maneuvers. Your gifts are diplomacy, fairness and even handedness, pacifism, natural leadership, artistry and romance.
When the natal moon appears in Scorpio, emotions are focused, introspective and broody. The need for authenticity and boundaries are heightened. Solitude, but not isolation, is needed. Emotions, desires and sensitivities are increased but shown only to those they trust. Guard against being overly secretive or suspicious. Your gifts are depth and complexity, curiosity, concentration, self-direction and primal energy.
When the natal moon appears in Sagittarius, emotions are expressed intellectually, confidently and optimistically. There is a great need for emotional independence. Security is sensed when a right path is chosen, until restlessness drives the search for another path, a greener pasture, possibly in foreign lands. Your gifts are gratitude, cheerfulness, connection with nature, international curiosity and honesty.
When the natal moon appears in Capricorn, expressions of emotions may lack warmth but include wit. Structure, approval and respect is needed for emotional security. Your gifts are leadership, common sense, competitiveness, coolness and architecture.
When the natal moon appears in Aquarius, expressions of emotions are controlled which allows a step back so the big picture can be seen. A sense of freedom, especially of self-expression, is needed to feel secure. Friendships are important. Emotions can change in a flash with bursts of inspiration. Your gifts are networking, farsightedness, extroversion, innovativeness and ability to philosophize.
When the natal moon appears in Pisces, emotions are expressed through intuition yet contradiction, imagination yet deception, compassion yet resistance. Retreating into privacy increases sense of security, guarding against oversensitivity. Artistic expression is strong. Your gifts are charm, psychic sensitivity, perception, lie detection and imagination.
I’m hoping that this knowledge of your natal moon will inspire you to exploit your gifts for the good of all. We are all part of this great story being played out in the world. Your gifts are to be shared and honored. Shine on Moon Glow!
Read more about Cindy Fadoir here . . .
A version of this article will also appear in Star Nations Magazine . . .