Feb 12

Natal Moon in Taurus

When a person has his natal Moon in Taurus, 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 traits, Taurean energy will make the native’s emotions quite stable. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and has planet Venus as its ruling celestial body. It belongs to the fixed signs along with Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, and is the moistest of the Earth signs. Taurus is feminine and fertile, and the watery characteristics of the Moon are fruitfully enhanced by the sign’s plentifulness.

In the sign of Taurus, the Moon is in exaltation, and the most potent degree is the 3rd. In case you have your natal Moon somewhere in the first decan of the sign, you are lucky to have your Moon functioning at the top of its power. When a celestial body is in its exaltation sign, you can say that its manifestation is slightly less powerful than when it is in the sign it rules. Such a placement always tends to bring out the positive traits of the planet. For more information about the Moon’s potency in the signs you can read 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 only difficult placement of the Moon in Taurus is when it conjuncts the fixed star Algol, which is located at 26°10′ of the sign. Algol is a bright multiple star in the constellation of Perseus, also called beta Perseus or the Demon star. It is mythologically connected with the Medusa’s head, which Perseus holds in his hand after killing her. The strong effects of the star appear when the conjunction orb is about 1 degree. Algol is considered the most malefic star, and its effects on the native’s Moon can be highly detrimental. Algol can create violent reactions and a vicious character, so when in conjunction to our Moon he can make our emotional side cunning and malicious. People who have this conjunction can be very revengeful, and traditional astrology states that it is an indicator of violent death and sickness. The health problems that can appear are usually connected with the throat or the neck area.

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 our 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 Taurus, it will give a Taurean type of mother. There is a high possibility that the mother is bearing quite a lot of Venusian feminine energy, making her very protective and nurturing. She is probably a person who considers security as very important, both on an emotional and material level. This natal placement usually gives a sweet mother, who is somehow connected to plants, gardening and generally observing actively the biorhythms of nature. In addition, the Moon placed in Taurus may make the mother a good cook, which constantly is dedicating her time for providing the native with food. All these traits are passing to the native when he is a child as stereotypes; these 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 warm and friendly person, always present to support him and grant a smile. His mother can frequently be of the sign of Taurus. Alternatively, his mother may have a lot of planets in Taurus, or her Venus strong by placement and aspects. An adversely aspected Moon may indicate that the mother has problems concerning her views on financial security, or may be very resistant to any type of change. In extreme cases, bad aspects give a mother with materialistic views, constantly pushing the native to put prosperity as his life’s vital role, and demanding emotional reassurances. 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.

A Taurus Moon person is usually rather calm and does not rush concerning his feelings. People with this placement are usually emotionally tied to objects they consider that belong to them. This placement can make them collectors, and they can easily spend a lot of money on obtaining things they will adore. They will frequently observe and admire those items, and are rather possessive. Lending them to other people is a big no-no, as such items may even reach the level of becoming fetishes. Taurus Moon people like to keep objects from their past that remind them of something. In addition, they have the tendency to not throw away something that has a potential use. Of course, this trait bears the danger of piling up large amounts of useless stuff. This trait has probably its roots in the native’s negation of parting with someone or something. This is nothing more than a typical manifestation of the Taurean fixed characteristics, which dislike change.

Individuals with their Natal Moon in Taurus will enjoy everything that is luxurious. This placement can easily make them lazy, preferring a life of physical comforts and enjoyments. The Moon placed here is an indicator of adoring gourmet food, while also being very interested in its preparation. For people with such a natal placement, the process of creating food might even be a spiritual experience. They will especially show strong interest in the foods that pass a transformation, such as cheeses and dairy products, processed meats and more. In addition, all luxurious types of foods will always attract them too. In some occasions, when their Moon and Taurus are strongly connected with the career houses (6th and 10th), choosing a job which involves food may be a very successful decision.

Taurus Moon people are usually very fond of tenderness, and like physical contact when in a relationship. They like to cuddle and generally be in touch with their significant other’s body. This placement can give rather stable emotions, or reappearing patterns towards their partners. A Taurean Moon person will enjoy feeding his beloved ones, and generally taking care of them. He will adore gifting luxurious presents, or elsehow spending his assets as a sign of caring about the other individual. When they love, they can be quite possessive, regarding their partner as an object belonging to them. Slight problems can evolve because of the stubbornness which comes along this placement. As we already mentioned, a Taurus Moon does not like change regarding his emotions, and will not accept a break-up easily. Parting with people is a rather big shock for them, unless it is their own decision. Individuals with these placement may have problems with overeating when stressed, especially when their problems are of a sentimental matter. Taurus Moon people do not like being emotionally empty, so even when they are not in some sort of relationship they will have someone covering their needs. A potential problem this need can bring is using people as substitutes for love, when real love does not appear in their lives.

In general, Taurus Moon people are cautious in their reactions, and will prefer to wait than act quickly. When they cannot make a choice, they will leave it for later – which usually turns out to be the best thing they can do. Of course, a negative side effect can be procrastination and postponement of important choices. This behavior is also connected with the general attitude Taurus Moon persons have, that life brings everything itself. It is true that such an exalted Moon placement can grant them with abundance of recourses, especially if the Moon or the sign are connected with the 2nd or 8th house. People with this placement will not have real problems concerning the necessary wealth to survive, and may even have an overabundance of it. Thus, they usually have a more relaxed approach towards financial matters, except if greediness kicks in or they feel that their assets are being threatened or diminishing. In all other occasions, Taurus Moon people dedicate their time to enjoying what they have rather than overthinking.

This placement creates calm people, but Taurus Moons sometimes can hold grudges. For them, revenge is a dish that is usually eaten cold. They never attack someone first, and when mistreated they might not even retaliate at the same moment. We could say that individuals with their natal Moon in Taurus like calm surroundings, and will prefer emotionally stable people that do not raise their voice tone. They do not like arguments and have big respect for people who prefer to do a conversation than argue. And yes, such conversations are always better done while eating.

When the chart is of a male person, he might be overly attached to his mother. As a child, he was being the center of her attention. This harmonic relation may have a positive effect on his relations to other females. Of course, a small problem that can arise is his possessiveness, an emotion that the native was definitely also feeling towards his mother. In a female chart, this placement can give very good relations to other females. In addition, a Taurus Moon will raise the needs of physical comfort and wellness. This position makes the chart owner fond of spa, massages and everything else that is considered luxurious and makes the body feel better.

Another strong trait of having the natal Moon in Taurus is the love of nature. People with such a placement may have hobbies connected with it, such as gardening, collecting fruits and planting vegetables, foraging mushrooms and other. By being in the nature, they make their Moon even more potent – which in turn has an effect on other life matters. This planetary combination usually makes them love moist and fertile places, where earth and water blend. Forests, fields and other places where nature can bloom and produce plentifully are their favorite. If you are born under this Moon sign, consider empowering yourself by meditating in such places, or doing a hobby that is connected to it. Observe the cycle of life, the seasons and how the trees blossom; experiment with planting your own. On a symbolical level, this process of understanding how nature awakens and fruits can help you bringing balance and prosperity in your own matters.

Every Taurus 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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