The Moon in the Houses
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Moon in the 2nd House: You have a strong need for financial security so you can make a stable home for your family. Financial conditions may fluctuate and you often make money through the public or public commodities. You have good business ability, especially in areas related to food, housing and real estate. Your emotional well-being is usually dependent on material comfort. If the Moon is in a fixed and/or earth sign, you're usually able to hold on to the money you earn, but you may also have too tenacious a hold on people and things. You may gain through your mother or your spouse. You're able to change others' values. You must avoid being stingy and/or overly generous.
Moon in the 3rd House: You're prone to daydream and fantasize and your imagination strongly influences your thinking. Thoughts and speech may be preoccupied by trivial matters and are influenced by unconscious emotions arising from family affairs and early childhood lessons. You're easily swayed by your environment and become emotionally involved in and identify with the ideas of others. You have a good memory but often lack the concentration ability needed for studying, so you learn more by listening to others. You may change schools often in your early years. You're dramatic, introspective and have an incessant curiosity, especially in intellectual matters. Your love of travel and restless nature mean you're constantly on the move. You can't tolerate routine. As an elder sibling, you're very protective. You interact a lot with your siblings. Neighbors are considered part of the family.
Moon in the 4th House: You're intuitive and nurturing and usually like cooking and housekeeping. You love home, family and country but, if the Moon is heavily afflicted, you may be separated from them. You're not happy without a meaningful home life and have a strong attachment to a parent, usually your mother. You tend to be self-centered and to insulate yourself from reality. You love to collect things, especially if related to your past and ancestry. If the Moon is in a mutable sign, you'll likely have many changes in residence. If the Moon is afflicted, you tend to cling to your children. You do well in business related to food, the home or real estate. Your financial prospects are usually better in the latter part of your life. To find the inner peace you want, you must move beyond personality and ego.
Moon in the 5th House: Your imagination and emotions influence your romantic attractions and your search for pleasure. Unless the fixed signs are prominent, you'll have many love affairs and, if the Moon is afflicted, your family tends to interfere in your love life. You have great charm and a poetic and dramatic imagination. You're able to use your creative and artistic talent to teach young children, usually getting fast results. You must cultivate your will and will power. You're interested in, and usually good at, sports. You're strongly emotional where your affections are concerned and may be emotionally dependent on your romantic partner. You want attention because you need to feel important. You'll have many children, especially if the Moon is in a water sign, and you can be a good parent, although women tend to bind their children to them. You may be successful in your early life but, if afflicted, emotional impulsiveness may lead to unwise gambling or speculations.
Moon in the 6th House: Both work and health fluctuate according to your emotional state. You're considerate of others, especially employees, but, unless the Moon is in a fixed sign, you have many changes of occupation or have difficulty finding or keeping stable employees. You expect others to work just as hard as you do and do well in industries that serve some public need since you have a strong inclination to mother and serve others. You're usually a good cook but must learn good dietary habits since it directly affects your health. Don't eat when you're overtired and/or emotionally disturbed. You have an interest in health and hygiene, especially in the home. Your health is weak as a child and your nervousness may manifest as psychosomatic illness or stomach troubles. Unless the Moon is in a fixed sign, your habits are changeable.
Moon in the 7th House: You tend to marry, often early, for emotional and domestic security, but you must develop maturity for it to work. Your family may influence your marriage, even to the point of choosing a mother or father figure as a mate. You usually have several opportunities for marriage, but often have trouble deciding who to marry or even if to marry. You're socially popular and will have many relationships with women. You're emotionally sensitive to others and seek emotional fulfillment through relationships, although your feelings often change over the years. You may have dealings with the public in business. If the Moon is afflicted, your mate is sensitive, moody and often unstable.
Moon in the 8th House: You're sensitive to others and to social demands and are very psychic. Although you must learn to sacrifice your feelings and learn to live impersonally, using your personality to help others with their resources, you may allow yourself to be too vulnerable. You have an interest in sex, death and the after-death state that may become a preoccupation. Unless the Moon is afflicted, affections are more important than sex. Your financial affairs are affected by partnerships and marriage-- money may come through your partner, your mother or women in general. You're often involved in handling others' or the public's money.
Moon in the 9th House: You have a strong recognition of the need for spiritual and moral values in your domestic life and you have a deep emotional attachment to the values you learned as a child. This may limit your spiritual understanding for if you change your religion, parental disapproval follows. If the Moon is afflicted, you may have a narrow-minded, dogmatic outlook. Your convictions are based on emotion rather than reason and your personality is built on experience. Since you're receptive to superconscious realms, you may have flashes of inspired, intuitive insight and your dreams and visions can be very important. You're able to study serious subjects deeply, but tend to learn more unconsciously or by osmosis. You're a natural teacher in almost any field. You love to travel and often settle far from your place of birth, or even emigrate.
Moon in the 10th House: You feel a need to achieve prominence and recognition, which may lead to a scandal, damaging the reputation you value so much. On the other hand, you're highly self-protective due to a lack of a private life since you're usually prominent in the public eye-- possibly in politics if well-aspected. You need to feel socially useful, often working in some capacity with the public, women or in fields related to women. Your career, which will probably change several times, is helped by the influence of women. Your parents are generally well-to-do and they want the same things for their children. This is especially true of your mother.
Moon in the 11th House: You need companionship for your emotional well-being so you like to join groups and societies. You make friends easily, many through family associations, but must guard against superficiality. Many of your friends, especially women, are helpful, but if the Moon is heavily afflicted, your friends may use you since you used them in the past and few of them are really close friends. Your home is usually the place for group activities. Your goals are varied and changeable. Your views are objective, detached and unprejudiced.
Moon in the 12th House: You have a psychological need for seclusion to restore your emotional sanity. You need to firmly develop your intuition and good imagination since you're so open to the feelings and instincts of others and tend to live in your world of imagination. If the Moon is afflicted, you may be lonely, neurotic or become involved in a scandal through women. If heavily afflicted, you may be institutionalized due to mental illness. Suffering you experience through your mother is usually repayment of a karmic debt. You must serve those who are limited or afflicted in some way or you'll find yourself facing limitations and restrictions. You can be shy and easily hurt but you're reluctant to communicate your feelings. Hypnosis may be dangerous for you. If the Moon rules the fifth, seventh or eighth house or is strongly aspected to Venus, you'll experience emotional suffering through secret love affairs. You tend to be self-sacrificing and may become resentful of imagined slights. You don't like new or strange surroundings-- once you settle down, you tend to remain there.