Moon – Courtesy NASA/JPL/USGS

The Moon causes the tides in the oceans and stabilizes the wobble of the Earth’s axis.  The moon’s stabilizing influence on the climate makes life possible.  In astrology, the moon represents our emotional life and the nurturing we give and receive. Physically, the moon rotates as it orbits the Earth and always shows us the same side.  The other side is hidden from us, and some craters on the poles are even hidden from the Sun. This seems to correlate with our experience of our emotions. Some are very accessible to us throughout our lives, but others are rejected or unexplored, hidden as we build our defenses in childhood.

The Moon is emotions, instincts, habits and memory. The Moon is reflective. The Moon is associated with the nurturing we give and receive.

The Moon is a Yin planet – feminine and receptive. The Moon was considered Cold and Wet by the ancients. The Moon was considered to be the ruler of Water and fluid metabolism as well as the emotions.

The Moon is the sect leader in the Night sect.


The Moon has Domicile rulership of Cancer. Cancer is a watery sign of connection and protection where the Moon is at home with the people she cares about.

The Moon is in Detriment in Capricorn. Capricorn is a sign of determination and achievement in the outer world. Capricorn represents our outer roles and responsibilities, and it is the sign where the Moon is farthest from her home.

The Moon is Exalted in Taurus. Taurus can help ground the Moon in its senses and in tangible experiences and pleasures.

The Moon is in Fall in Scorpio. Scorpio is a water sign with depth and passion. The Moon can get overwhelmed or caught up in investigations and suspicions. The Moon can grow here, but it isn’t always easy.

In a Night chart, the Moon is the Triplicity ruler of the Earth signs. The Moon also cooperates with both sect rulers of the Water signs.

Vibrational Astrology

In Vibrational Astrology, the Moon’s energy wants to bring the past into the present. This can be emotions and instinctual reactions, both of which are often triggered from past events. The Moon is your habits. It can also be and interest in history, your lineage and your ancestors. When the Moon is in a three planet pattern, you feel the need to express the energy on an emotional level


Earth’s Moon NASA Overview
Greek Medicine – Qualities of Planets

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