Feb 9

Natal Moon in Aries

When a person has his natal Moon in Aries, the sign along 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, Aries energy will make the native’s emotions quite fiery and dynamic. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and has planet Mars as its ruling celestial body. Thus, the hot temperaments of Mars make the emotional responses quite quick, no matter if they are positive or negative.

In the sign of Aries, the Moon is in peregrine condition. Peregrine is a rather neutral condition, where a celestial body does not function neither very potently (as it does when domicile or in exaltation), nor is very weak (as it does when in detriment or fall). Yet, we should not forget that Aries is rather dry, fiery and impulsive, and the Earth’s moist satellite has difficulties of expressing itself while positioned here. Nevertheless, the raw Martian energy can be beneficial if assisted by other planetary positions, and definitely makes the Moon very active. More information about the Moon’s potency while being received in the signs you can read in the article about the Moon’s Essential Dignities.

We should also 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 a new sign, even a mistake of a couple of hours can give us a different Moon sign result.

The Moon is the second brightest object in the sky, our planet’s satellite which influences with its orbit the biorhythms of life. 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 figure people of our lives, while also our relations to the female gender.

Thus, when the Moon is in Aries, it will give a Aries type of mother. There is a high possibility that the mother is bearing quite a lot of Martian masculine energy, while also being the dominant parent of the house. She is probably of a rather impulsive and quarreling nature, while sometimes even becomes aggressive. All these traits are passing to the native when he is a child as stereotypes, which later manifest in his own life through his sentiments, while also in all the life areas which the Moon rules in his chart.

If the native’s Moon is well aspected, he will perceive his mother as a very active person, who is an everlasting source of energy. His mother can frequently be of the sign of Aries. Alternatively, his mother may have a lot of planets in Aries, or her Mars strong by placement and aspects. An adversely aspected Moon may indicate that the mother has problems with her temper, or even being very narrow-minded. In extreme cases, bad aspects give a mother with violent outbursts or even physically abusive, who exercises dominance and control using sharp words, verbal attacks or even physical ones. Of course, such extremes need difficult aspects to the Moon from other malefic planets to happen, such as oppositions, squares or conjunctions from Mars, Saturn or Pluto.

An Aries Moon person is usually very enthusiastic, with a tendency to rush concerning his feelings. People with this placement are usually emotionally tied to sports and physical activities, which in turn makes them attracted to people who exercise them. Aries in Moon frequently creates people that are in love with sports, both playing and watching them. Such types of people usually become supporters of teams or individual athletes, and may dedicate a lot of their daily time to such activities.

Individuals with their Natal Moon in Aries are usually quite independent, and like to lead when in a relationship. Many times, it is difficult for them to enter a stable relation. Aries gives a strong urge of personal freedom, and the native cannot feel captured and imprisoned. On the other hand, this placement makes someone a hunter concerning sentiments, and Aries Moon people will fight to conquer the desired person. Slight problems can evolve because of their need to be the first in the relationship, especially when the Aries Moon person is a woman. Her temperament may repel men who are not willing to submit to her strong character, or lead to power battles when the man is not weak. Curiously enough, an Aries Moon woman will not be satisfied near a weak man whom she can easily conquer, and when she conquers a strong one she can get turned off after he submits to her. For such reasons, a natal Moon in Aries may create a person who is more time single than being in a relationship. Also, it definitely brings quarrels with your significant other, while also to females in general. All such reactions are echoes of the mother’s character, so if you have this placement you can even consciously work on stopping these patterns. Learn to hold your explosive side, and your relations to others will become smoother.

In general, Aries Moon people react quickly without thinking any consequences, and can be quite rude when provoked. This placement imprints inside them the archetype of rapid action when feeling threatened. This, in turn, can have as a result misunderstandings and hurting people who were not intending to harm the Aries Moon native. Yet, their anger is usually not lasting long, and they do not hold grudges neither seek revenge. We could say that individuals with their natal Moon in Aries like a good argument, and feel complete when they win one. When in the chart of a male, he might have unresolved psychological issues with his mother which obstruct his harmonic relations with other females. He may have negative explosions towards any other woman, as he subconsciously blames the female gender for any wrongdoing of his mother. In a woman’s chart, this placement makes her act many times as a man, due to the strong amount of masculine energy it carries.

Individuals with this natal placement like activity of all types, and hate boredom both in their relations and their everyday reality. The Martian energy of this Moon makes them seek physically active people, and affection passes through doing together activities. For such natives, the best way to bond with another person is through sports, physical hobbies, martial arts and outdoor activities. In some cases, it may be even through being together in the army, working in a factory or any other Martian type of profession.

Other effects that this placement has is impatience and taking risks. The native reacts impulsively, especially when something touches his emotions. This can bring quite a lot of situations of “love at first sight” in his erotic life, but also general tendencies to act before thinking. Of course, such a placement needs a lot of physical activity in order to play out in a good way. If you grant yourself constant training of a sport, a martial art or generally expel any aggression through using your body, you will be able to calm down that fiery Moon and tame any uncontrolled reactions it grants you.

Every Aries Moon has different effect on you, depending on which house it resides in. In order to find out where your natal Moon is located, you can make your natal chart.

Read the respective article about the Moon in each of the 12 houses:  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Also, examine the aspects that the Moon forms with other planets of your natal chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that the Moon has in your horoscope.

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