When a person has his natal Moon in Sagittarius, 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, Sagittarian energy will grant an adventurous and happy scent to the native’s emotions, making it a rather pleasant placement to have natally.
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac and has the grand benefic, Jupiter, as its ruling planet. Sagittarius is a mutable sign, easily adapting to new surroundings and with a constant inner urge to expand. This makes the Moon function in a rather volatile and adventurous way. The heart needs to expand and break even geographical or cultural borders. A person with such a placement will usually be attracted to anything that is foreign, and naturally also expand towards people and situations that involve such foreign elements.
In the sign of Sagittarius, 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). Usually, the Moon is rather well received in this sign. The best decans for the Moon in Sagittarius are the two first ones, mostly because the last degrees of the sign are bordering with Capricorn, where the Moon is in detriment and debilitated. So, it is quite natural that the first degrees of Sagittarius are allowing some Scorpio energy flow towards the native’s Moon, making it slightly more passionate.
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 natal Moon in Sagittarius will give a Sagittarian type of mother. She will be radiating Jupiterian energy, probably having a very good sense of humor and smiling a lot. Her character may make her be an active person in the family, and many times maybe even the leading parent. She is fun and plays a lot with the young native, while at the same time teaches him to be independent and to discover new things. The young native feels her as a positive influence, helping him expand in all ways. In some occasions, as the Moon also governs the process of being fed by our mother, Sagittarius has for impact to be fed too much. As Jupiter also symbolizes “big” people, the mother may have a rather large figure, which in some situations could also mean being physically fat. This protective archetype concerning food can be perceived as a factor of stability for the young chart owner, and thus the child may continue being interested in gastronomy during the rest of his life.
Saggitarius Moon people will appreciate foreign cuisines, or simply any new taste to discover. Eventually, the Moon in Sagittarius can indeed be of a great aid to anyone that is interested in having a life connected with geographical expansion. Such people will find it very easy to fall in love with anything that looks “exotic” compared to what they are used to have as a surrounding. Foreign languages are for them not only aphrodisiacs for their erotic life, but also a beautiful terra incognita to discover and even conquer. Foreign cultures or religions will cast a similar spell to the native, who might be strongly drawn towards them.
We should not forget that Saggitarius is the ruling sign of the ninth house, and the Moon placed here will draw the native’s attention towards all the 9th house matters. His mother might be a traveler, or in some cases even a foreigner. She may be deeply involved with religion, or even into philosophy and publishing. The 9th house is the house of higher education, and he may have a mother involved in teaching or writing. These characteristics can later manifest in his own life through his emotions, and in all the areas which the Moon rules in his chart.
If the native’s Moon in Sagittarius is well aspected, he will be rather optimistic. He will be choosing people that are fun to hang out with and create a healthy and fertile environment for his emotions to grow. They like recreational activities, sports and will even travel in order to gain such experiences. In case that it has difficult aspects, problems that can usually come are from overexpansion. Curiously enough, this placement can hurt other people more than the native himself. For example, overexpansion of his emotions towards many people can create issues with their dear ones. It is not uncommon for Sagittarius Moon people to be attracted to more than one person at the same moment. In extreme cases, this placement could lead towards different systems of perceiving affection, such as polyamory, or general instability concerning whom the native chooses to give the biggest part of his attention. Also, there are high possibilities of abstaining from deep commitment. Sagittarius requires freedom of movement, and will always be drawn towards opening new horizons.
The Moon in Sagittarius is like a boat in the sea. It is not meant to be tied on a shore, because it will rot. When it sails, it fulfills its destiny. In case someone you know has this aspect, do not be overly judgmental about him. Understand that his volatility is part of his nature.
Many times, the solution that individuals with their Moon in Sagittarius choose is to turn everything into humor. They may even turn their failures or difficulties into sarcasm. Humor, all the Sagittarian positivity, is their special way of curing their Moon and emotions. If you have this aspect, you might consciously try to experiment with using humor as a tool of self psycho-therapy. Naturally, another way of healing your feelings is through distant travel and connection to foreign cultures. Of course, the big picture is that any type of external expansion will benefit the Moon and the feelings. Food can play the same role too, yet be careful because this can also bring some physical expansion.
One small detail that people with a Moon in Sagittarius should be careful of, is the tendency to irresponsibility. The duality of the sign may make them multitaskers, but with a tendency to fail in completing any of the tasks. They can have a child-like attitude, especially concerning their daily routines that are somehow connected with the Moon. Again, this could mostly create issues with people that are around them. Sagittarius Moons may become a “Puer Aeternus”, a child that never gets old, and by this blessing give to themselves a happy reality.
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.