KeywordsEmotions, feelings, response, memory, nurturance, changeability, unconscious.
NeedEmotional tranquility, inner support and security, a sense of belonging, change.
SymbolsMother, women, feminity, the public
OrbitApproximately 27.33 days
Time in Sign2.5 days
About The Moon
The Moon is our personality. In the Sun sign, our ego, we find positive qualities we wish to integrate into our Soul. The Moon represents the unconscious, receptive, responsive, emotional side. All past experiences, all hopes, fears, patterns, and expectations are represented by the Moon. The Moon is the caretaker of the soul's memory which includes past experiences in this lifetime, and memories and experiences from past lives. The Moon in the Natal chart represents the experience and attitude toward motherhood. It also represents the family, including families of origin, families of choice, ancestors, and heritage.
The Moon operates largely from the unconscious. Those aspects of ourselves that are lunar cannot be understood purely by logic. They must be understood through feelings and emotions. Emotions are a part of the self which is hereditary or formed at a very early age. The Moon dominated parts of the mind act like computer programs or emotional reflexes. These instinctual reflexes are difficult to modify by rational means.
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