Natal Moon in Pisces

When a person has his natal Moon in Pisces, the sign will grant a big part of its attributes to everything that the Moon represents in his chart. This is a rather potent placement because the Moon rules water and all that is liquid, and Pisces together with Cancer are considered to be the moistest signs. Of course, this can be a double-edged knife, as Pisces is the most sensitive and emotional sign, and the Moon’s placement makes the native’s emotions be even more fragile, intense and changeable.

When located in Pisces, the Moon is rather difficult to control. Traditionally considered the most passive sign, Pisces bear a lot of feminine energy. Combined with the role of the Moon, the Grand Female archetype, the emotional patterns of the native will be very feminine even if he is a man. This does not imply homosexuality, yet definitely gives a feminine approach of perceiving emotions.

The Moon swims wonderfully in the Piscean spiritual waters and definitely opens the gates to the outer realms. Yet, such an individual rarely has control over his spiritual experiences, mostly being an empath and a receptor. Such an aspect may grant powers of visions through dreams, being a medium, high intuition and generally makes the borders between the material and the spiritual world so blurred that the person can find difficulties to set a fine line.

As the Moon is generally governing our emotional traits, its presence in Pisces will make the native’s emotions difficult to express, shy and changeable. On the other hand, they are usually very intense and uncontrolled. Pisces Moon people usually carry constant fears of expressing their feelings, and tend to have a lot of worries regarding the fact that other people will neglect them.
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and has Neptune as its ruling planet. It belongs to the mutable signs along with Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius. It is moist and fertile, offering plentifulness, rather mystical and foggy. The Neptunian energy always makes a mist over anything connected to it, hiding things or making us not understand them fully. Therefore, it is not a surprise that someone with a natal Moon in Pisces cannot fully understand his own feelings. The reason is simple: they mostly spring from his subconscious and unconscious. If he has not researched this terra incognita by himself, the mechanisms that create his emotions will remain a mystery forever, even for him.

Pisces governs the 12th house, the house of self-undoing, hidden enemies but also of self-sacrifice and the collective unconscious. The twelfth house has always been considered the most difficult one, containing all those things unknown to our conscious self, our phobias and everything that happens behind our back. Natal Moon in Pisces bears a lot of common patterns as having the natal Moon in the 12th house.

In the sign of Pisces, 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, as we already mentioned, the water element of the sign still gives some extra potency. We should not forget that the old traditional ruler of Pisces was Jupiter, before planet Neptune was discovered. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, which we can definitely see in everything connected with Sagittarius. Yet in the sign of Pisces, expansion happens towards the inside rather than the outside. This sometimes can become rather problematic, as a Pisces Moon can expand his emotions very much, yet keep them trapped inside him instead of externalizing them. Such unhealthy behaviors can in extreme cases lead to psychological issues, usually concerning affection towards other people.

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, a Pisces Moon gives a Piscean type of mother: very feminine, very emotional, probably rather fragile and melancholic. The native’s mother may be a passive character, receiving life as it is and not really being a fighter. If the natal Moon in Pisces is well aspected, she may be an artist of some sort or elsehow connected with the arts even as a big admirer of them. Rather impractical, lost in her own dreams and visions, a daydreamer that cannot hold a steady grip on the material reality. In extreme cases, when the natal Moon has difficult aspects from malefic planets, she may have been absent in the native’s life. Even if she physically exists near him, she does not really play the maternal role as she should. In addition, heavy aspects can indicate a mother who has problems with intoxication, alcoholism, drug abuse or dependency to medicine. Still, such a chart owner may be idealizing his mother, even if she is not a role model to follow.

A person with a Moon in Pisces is directly copying his mother’s sensitivities. People with this placement are the first to break under emotional pressure or when experiencing failures. They have a tendency to give up and surrender when things get difficult in their personal life, and can subconsciously bring such results to themselves through self-sabotage. It is common for Piscean Moons to cry more than the average people, as Pisces is a water sign. They always have tendencies to become loners, confining their emotions to internal prisons. When difficult aspects apply to their natal Moon, they can develop depression and sometimes will even subconsciously enjoy martyrdom concerning their feelings. Masochistic tendencies develop mostly when the Moon is afflicted by Mars and/or Pluto, while Saturn is mostly responsible for emotional imprisonment and pessimism.

On the other hand, positive aspects can make a native with Moon in Pisces a wonderful artist. Such people have a very vivid imagination and will daydream a lot. They can tune towards higher abstract ideas, and the biggest source of inspirations for them is the idea of love and affection. Their escapist tendencies will make them create whole dream worlds in their minds, and they can easily transform them into poetry or other forms of art if they learn to use something different than words as a tool for it. This placement is great for musicians, painters and even if someone is not a real artist, he can usually perform well in such ways of expression. Keep in mind that creativity is a powerful weapon for Pisces Moon individuals to strengthen their emotional weaknesses and fight any depressive tendencies. Indulging in empowering their Moon energy will somehow dissolve the Piscean mist, allowing them to face their fears and give certain patterns to the abstractness that Pisces represent. Through such ways, they can better understand their own emotions or heal any possible childhood traumas concerning their mother.

We already mentioned that a natal Moon in Pisces can give very strong psychic abilities. The person with this placement usually is an empath, a sponge who can absorb other people’s emotions. Thus, an important piece of advice is to stay away from negative or pessimistic people, and definitely keep psychic vampires and dubious people outside of your life. A Pisces Moon person can even easily receive the emotions of an unknown person sitting at the table next to him in a café. So, in case you have this aspect, always use your intuition to avoid toxic people. You have a strong antenna, but it comes without the proper filters that would prevent you from being receptive to negative things. Choose wisely the people you hang out with, while also your surroundings. If you feel that something is emotionally wrong in your life, spend some days alone so that you do not receive other people’s energies through osmosis and clear yourself. Try to meditate, and you might even find answers about who or what imposes negative effects on your mood and emotions. And be brave enough to cut off anyone who might be feeding on your fears, your guilt or sadness. There exist people that do exactly this, for their own reasons, in an attempt to be powerful. You could be an easy meal; resist becoming one. Even if your subconscious tendencies of martyrdom whisper you to allow it.

A person with the Moon in Pisces tends to decide by emotion rather than logic. This can be wonderful in his love affairs, as he can experience affection a lot deeper than other Moon signs. His whole existence can manifest through his sentiments, and when he falls in love the world around him will melt. Such an aspect may make someone so focused on the desired person that nothing else in the world will interest him – as long as these emotions last. It is a tsunami of feelings, that no borders can keep from flooding every single part of his mind and soul. This is definitely a blessing, which other people might not even be able to understand. On the other hand, such a behavior based solely on instincts does not leave room for logic. This may lead to quite a lot of trouble, mostly through having feelings for the wrong people. A native with a Moon in Pisces will wear his pink glasses, seeing only what he wants to see in the desired one. This, in turn, can make him be used or mislead, as he will not pay attention to any possible negative facts, details and behaviors of the desired individual. In case that the things don’t go well, the emotional burden is usually very heavy. Especially if the Moon is somehow touched by Saturn: chronic depression can get triggered by difficult emotional events. Also, such a natal placement can give the blues to the native without apparent reason – even if his emotional life goes well. This is definitely connected with the phases of the moon, and such manifestations will usually pass in a couple of days. A person who has his natal Moon in Pisces should observe his ups and downs, and will maybe even discover a monthly pattern. In charts of women, it will probably be connected with their menstrual cycle as well.

Pisces is one of the signs that are most open to the other realms. The Moon in Pisces may indicate some psychic abilities that are highly uncontrolled. They can channel and receive information through non-conventional ways. The presence of water in their geographical surroundings may further empower their abilities. In some cases, this placement makes them sleepwalkers or may elsehow grant them weird powers during their sleep or during certain phases of the Moon. They can be drawn towards occultism, yet we would suggest them to be rather careful and not enter groups or blend with individuals who practice spiritual arts. The reason for this is that they can be easily used by charlatans, as they are more susceptible to hypnosis than the average person. Also, such individuals should be careful with religions. Their natural compassion urges them to help other people through churches or other spiritual organizations but they can end up used by the priests and spiritual leaders, both for their wallet and as a person willing to do what he is told.

Another strong trait of having the natal Moon in Pisces is the love of water. People with such a placement may have hobbies connected with it, and will be quite happy if they live near the sea, lakes or rivers. If you are born under this Moon sign, consider empowering yourself by meditating in such places, or doing some everyday activity that is connected to it. Learn to clean yourself through water, and especially how to expel any negative emotions, while also energetic traces that other people leave on you.

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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