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The Moon

The planet of emotions, family, and instincts


The Moon In Astrology

The Moon is the planet of our inner world: our emotions, reactions and life patterns. Though not classified as a planet in Astronomy, the Moon is one of Astrology’s most important planets. From New to Full and back to New again, the Moon goes through eight phases each month, each impacting our overall energy in a different way.

There is no more important astrological symbol than the Moon. She is mother, home, roots, food, family needs, feelings and habits, and unconscious and instinctual responses to life. She is the receptive yin to the Sun’s active yang that connects us to the past and sets the rhythms of the present.

The location of the Moon in your personal Astrology chart influences your own emotional tendencies (just like it affects the ebb and flow of the ocean tides), while the Moon’s current location in the sky impacts your feelings and behaviors in the here and now.

Fast Moon Facts

Zodiac sign the Moon rules: Cancer

Exalted in: Taurus

House the Moon rules: 4th House of Roots and Security

The Moon retrogrades: Never

The Moon stays in each zodiac sign for: 2.5 days

The Moon makes a complete trip through the zodiac: Once every month

The Moon and Cancer

The emotionally charged Moon rules over the sensitive zodiac sign Cancer. In Astrology, the Moon has a powerful hold over the human emotions while Cancer is a tender sign driven by feelings and desires of affection. The sign Cancer embodies its lunar influence by taking responsibility for and prioritizing the feelings of those around it before all else.

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