Episode 126. The Moon symbolizes your emotions, needs, and how we respond to others and the world around us.
There are twelve houses in the natal chart. You can go back to older episodes to learn about the attributes of each house.
Where the Moon sits in your natal chart shows where you get emotional. Because the Moon is changeable, this can also indicate where conditions in your life may fluctuate too.
1st: The Moon in the first house indicates a personality that expresses feelings outwardly. Your heart is right on your sleeve. Sometimes, you may be too reactionary.
2nd: The Moon in the second house means money is important to you. It comes and goes, which can create anxiety. When you have enough cash in the bank, you tend to be more chill.
3rd: The Moon in the third house indicates emotions tend to color your thoughts. You’ve got a great imagination and might be intuitive. At times, you need to work hard to keep your feet planted on the ground.
4th: The Moon in the fourth is at home since this is the natural placement for la luna. Home is where your heart is and you’re probably close to your family. You might have a comfy home too. You’ll need to guard against holding on to the past. If you can’t let go of the old, you can’t be present.
5th: The Moon in the fifth house makes you a hopeless romantic. You want true love, and nothing less will do. You’re probably fertile, could have many children, and would make an excellent parent. But watch out that your pursuit for pleasure doesn’t cause you to leave a trail of broken hearts behind you.
6th: The Moon in the sixth house means work needs to be emotionally satisfying. You may choose a career as a caregiver or in the food industry. Drama at work can affect your well-being and could sometimes be a catalyst for many job changes.
7th: The Moon in the seventh house places emotional emphasis on relationships. You crave security through a long-term partnership. You’re highly empathic but can also become codependent.
8th: The Moon in the eighth house heightens intuition. You can feel things - and people out with ease. You also have good instincts for handling money. However, boundaries can be weak or you may struggle to find emotional intimacy. Hot and cold? Yep.
9th: The Moon in the ninth house creates a desire to see the world or feed your head. You love to learn about other cultures and may have a strong moral compass. But this placement of the Moon could also indicate restlessness or religious hypocrisy.
10th: The Moon in the 10th house means the public loves you and you love them. You want recognition and you probably get it. The negative side of this placement could be someone who does whatever they think will get the most applause.
11th: The Moon in the 11th brings close emotional relationships with friends. Friends often become members of the family - or you may have a chosen family of buddies that replaces an unhappy birth family. The Moon in the 11th can also make you susceptible to peer pressure.
12th: The Moon in the 12th house indicates a deep, emotional need for solitude. Too much time spent with others drains your batteries. Frequent sabbaticals or therapy helps you to restore your sense of emotional balance. You’ll need to be careful that your past experiences do not color the present moment. Let go of those old stories!
Those are some quick thoughts about the Moon in the natal chart houses. If you want to learn more, be sure to grab a copy of Astrology for Real Life - a No BS Guide for the Astro-Curious. I also recommend Planets in Houses: Experiencing Your Environment Planets by Robert Pelletier.