Natal Moon in Aquarius

When a person has his natal Moon in Aquarius, the sign will grant a big part of its attributes to everything that the Moon represents in his chart. As the Moon is generally governing our emotional parts, Aquarius energy will make the native’s emotions quite changeable, and their patterns unpredictable. On the other hand, Aquarius will grant to emotions a very altruistic approach, and will prompt the native to radiate them towards groups rather than individuals.

Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and has the planet Uranus as its ruling celestial body. Before the discovery of Uranus (which was first named Herschel), the planet Saturn was considered to be the ruler of Aquarius. Still, many astrologers use Saturn as the co-ruler of the sign. Aquarius is a fixed sign, which makes the Moon function in a rather dynamic way. The person with this placement has strong emotions, and he will not easily change his opinion when they urge him to do something. Perhaps a part of the stubbornness concerning feelings is transferred from the archetype of the sign’s old ruler, Saturn, too.

In the sign of Aquarius, the Moon is in peregrine condition. Peregrine is a rather neutral condition, where a celestial body does not function very potently (as it does when in domicile or in exaltation), nor is very weak (as it does when in detriment or fall). Yet, we should state that Aquarius receives the Moon better in the last decan of the sign. We should not forget that the Moon is in detriment in Capricorn, which is the sign right before Aquarius. So, it is quite natural that the first degrees of Aquarius are allowing some Capricorn energy flow towards the native’s Moon, making it slightly less potent. In addition, as the Moon is rather well received in Pisces, the last degrees of Aquarius will give more harmonic traits.

For more information about the Moon’s potency in the signs you can read the article about the Moon’s Essential Dignities.
We also should note that the Moon changes sign about every two and a half days, as it is the quickest moving celestial body. This means that, for calculating the exact placement and sign of our natal Moon, we should be as exact as we can with our time of birth. In some occasions, where the Moon is near the cusp of the next sign, a mistake of a couple of hours only can give us a different Moon sign as a result.
The Moon is the second brightest object in the sky, our planet’s satellite which influences the biorhythms of life with its orbit. The Moon is impersonated by the ancient Greek goddesses Selene and Artemis (Latin Diana). The Moon governs all liquids on earth, even on a physical level. The Moon’s movement has a direct effect on the tides of the sea, while also on the body liquids of plants and live organisms. It is connected with the divine feminine, and in our charts represents our own mother, other mother figures amongst people in our lives, while also our relations to the female gender.

Thus, the Moon in Aquarius will give an Uranian type of mother. She will be of a rather strange nature, and the chart owner has understood since his early years that she is rather out of the common stereotypes that the human society imposes. Her character may be radically different than the masses, and she is usually a non-conformist, an independent person that makes her own decisions and rules. Her emotions may come in unexpected waves and definitely not in a typical feminine way. She usually thinks of love on a collective level, and thus may be a visionary or even a pioneer in changing the social system. There is a possibility that his mother is somehow involved in groups and organizations, especially those that promote new ideas for the society or somehow help for a cause. She may be part of some non-governmental organization, a syndicate or elsehow fighting for the people’s rights. Thus, this may give a love of social life to the young chart owner, and his mother passes to him the archetype of liking groups of people, even if it is a group of friends and not an official organization. We should not forget that Aquarius is the ruling sign of the eleventh house, and the Moon placed here will draw the native’s attention to the house matters. Thus, his mother may make him quite fond of being a member of groups, and from his early days develop his abilities to be a social being. All these traits are passing to the native as stereotypes when he is a child, which later manifest in his own life through his emotions, and in all the areas that the Moon rules in his chart.

If the native’s Moon in Aquarius is well aspected, he will perceive his mother as an enthusiast, a very interesting source of new ideas and opinions. His mother can frequently be of the sign of Aquarius. Alternatively, his mother may have a lot of planets in Aquarius, or her Uranus strong by placement and aspects. An adversely aspected Moon in Aquarius may indicate that the mother has problems concerning her neural system or some forms of psychological/mental disorders. Of course, in most cases, it just shows an unstable character, and nothing more serious. Yet, in extreme situations, bad aspects give a mother who will be either completely erratic and not serious in her role as a parent, or even a person that has serious mental issues to resolve. Of course, such extremes need more than one difficult aspects to the Moon from other malefic planets to happen, such as oppositions, squares or conjunctions with Mars, Saturn or Pluto. In addition, a mental illness will usually develop when Mercury is also heavily afflicted. In most other cases, the mother’s behavior usually is amongst the typical human norms that will just categorize her as someone with a mind using an alternate way of thought.

An Aquarius Moon person is a genuine altruist. Being strongly inspired by ideas of social fairness, he will frequently volunteer his time and effort in favor of other people, even unknown to him. Such a placement is wonderful for people that like to offer to the society. Individuals with their Moon in Aquarius will offer pro bono services to those who cannot afford to pay, or might even dedicate their lives to some certain cause that aids groups of people that suffer. They may fight for the rights of the minorities or elsehow contribute to those that are weaker than them. Humanism is definitely the spiritual way that Aquarius Moon people choose to follow.

Sometimes, such a placement may make the chart owner feel out of place or time. This is because the structure of his emotional self is different than the one still used in this society. An individual with his natal Moon in Aquarius feels affection in new, pioneering ways, which will tend to become a norm in our society after some generations. Their antennas are able to foresee coming emotional patterns of future societies – and those echoes are slowly implemented in our reality. Yet, time is needed for such emotional patterns to become a stable and vital norm of the society.

In case that your natal Moon in Aquarius is afflicted, be a little more careful about your tendencies for ego dissolution. No matter how inspired you can be in dedicating your time to groups and melting inside hyper organisms, you should never forget to give time to yourself. If you do not do this, then the real reason you prefer groups may be an urge to run away from yourself and your emotions. By working on your own self you create a healthy path of joining groups and offering whatever you can give. And then, your service to other people awakens divinity inside you and furthermore brightens up your path of spiritual evolution.

Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.

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