by Stefan Stenudd


The Moon in the Complete Horoscope

The Force of the Soul's Longings in Classical Astrology

The moon in the horoscope.
The inner longing of the soul,
responsible for cravings hard to satisfy,
apart from aspirations of the conscious.

The MoonThe Moon is almost as important in the horoscope as the sun is. It governs your emotions and mood. They change a lot, of course. And the moon is the fastest of the heavenly bodies in the horoscope, moving around the whole Zodiac in about a month. So, it travels through a sign in two days and a few hours.

       To know the correct position of the moon in your horoscope, you need to have it calculated properly - and you need to know the time of day of your birth.

The Moon in the Zodiac

Here are short descriptions of how each Zodiac sign influences the moon, your emotions, when that's where it is in your natal chart.

Aries brings frustration and impatience.

Taurus brings simple needs and emotional stability.

Gemini brings a sense of humor, a good mood, and an unwillingness to take things seriously.

Cancer brings a need for deep relations, and makes you quite emotional, sensitive to mood swings.

Leo brings a need to be admired by others, and to feel good about oneself.

Virgo brings a sometimes frustrating inability to trust others.

Libra brings a need to do the right thing, and frustration in the face of injustice.

Scorpio brings a need for excitement and the unexpected.

Sagittarius brings a longing for freedom, and reluctance to attachment.

Capricorn brings a need to get things done and to be in control.

Aquarius brings a thirst for knowledge and a tendency to get lost in daydreaming.

Pisces brings emotions that shift quickly, but still are strong.

The moon and its glyph.
The moon and its astrological glyph.


Here are the twelve Zodiac signs, and keywords for the character they give to the moon, i.e. your emotions:

Aries   impulsive

Taurus   patient

Gemini   joyful

Cancer   caring

Leo   proud

Virgo   doubtful

Libra   disciplined

Scorpio   passionate

Sagittarius   impatient

Capricorn   dominant

Aquarius   complicated

Pisces   yielding

The Moon, by Beham.
The Moon and its traits. Woodcut by Hans Sebald Beham, from the 1530's.


The moon is also said to show your relation to your mother. Pay attention to any aspects of the moon, and the House it occupies, to study the astrological image of how you and your mother relate to one another. Basically, much is said by what Zodiac sign the moon is in.

       Here are the twelve Zodiac signs, and keywords for the character they give to your relation with you mother, when the moon is in that sign:

Aries   challenging

Taurus   stubborn

Gemini   superficial

Cancer   bonding

Leo   respectful

Virgo   critical

Libra   polite

Scorpio   vibrant

Sagittarius   independent

Capricorn   demanding

Aquarius   profound

Pisces   confused

Selene, the Greek moon goddess. Her Roman name was Luna. Athenian red-figure kylix from the 5th Century BC.
Selene, the Greek moon goddess. Her Roman name was Luna. Athenian red-figure kylix from the 5th Century BC.

Planet age

Each of the heavenly bodies represents a period in your life of about seven years. In the case of the moon it is early infancy, from birth to about seven years of age.

       The position of the moon in your horoscope reveals what that period of your life is like, generally speaking. So, this period of your life is of vast importance in forming your emotional character, and the feelings that move inside of you.

The Planets

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The twelve Zodiac signs and what they mean in astrology.

Aries Zodiac Sign


Taurus Zodiac Sign


Gemini Zodiac Sign


Cancer Zodiac Sign


Leo Zodiac Sign


Virgo Zodiac Sign


Libra Zodiac Sign


Scorpio Zodiac Sign


Sagittarius Zodiac Sign


Capricorn Zodiac Sign


Aquarius Zodiac Sign


Pisces Zodiac Sign



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Stefan Stenudd, Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction.

About me

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