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Having the Moon in the Zodiacal realm of Taurus when you are born tends to give you a very stable and methodical approach to your emotions. The Moon represents the realm of emotions and feelings as well as defining the cyclic nature of your life. Do not confuse "emotions" with "romance", though - love lives are the domain of Venus.
With your birth Moon in Taurus, your emotions will tend towards stable, familiar, and uncomplicated ground. It will be difficult to make choices that change your current emotional standing (such as attachment to a job or relationship), although dire circumstance or overwhelming evidence can be presented to help you through those choices. Likewise, when change comes upon you even with reasonable warning, you can experience a sense of loss and despondency when your emotional world changes.
At the same time, Taurus will create an expectation for a sense of "magic" and connection in your emotional interactions. An example of this would be finding yourself drawn to someone simply because they (in your mind's eye) "sparkle", or having a difficult time finding interest in someone that would logically be a good match but doesn't have that j'ne sais quois.
When it comes to having your Moon in Taurus, you know what you know about your emotions, and this can make adjusting your feelings for someone else a little difficult. Surprises are not your favorite thing - unless you know they're coming. Flexibility can seem scary, but allowing yourself gentle progress and persistence will make having relationships (romantic and otherwise) easier as time goes on.
There is another connotation to the statement "Moon in Taurus", and that is the monthly progression of the Moon through the house of Taurus. It lends a general feeling of stable footing in the realm of feelings, but it can also extend unnecessary squabbles by promoting stubbornness. It often provides a nice little break between the fiery impulsiveness of the Aries Moon and the airy changeability of the Gemini Moon. There are many good programs and sites available to track the current condition of the Moon's phase and Zodiacal position.
The Moon in Pisces is very psychic and receptive. The mother was probably deeply sensitive and artistic, who encouraged her children's dreams. People with the Moon in Pisces need to express themselves emotionally through a medium such as poetry, art or music. They can be very romantic and loving, but also very insecure. They have great capacity to visualise their dreams.
Pluto is powerful in the Eighth House. This house is ruled by Scorpio, and Pluto rules Scorpio, so its influence may be felt here even without an aspect to a personal planet, i.e The Moon. Pluto in this house signifies transformation through sex, and power and control of finances. There is a sense of identification with the mysteries of sex and death.
The Moon in the First House can give a "moony" appearance, with a round face, full bright eyes and a dreamy expression. They may look like their mothers, and have many of the same attitudes. Like the Moon, they tend to be very visible sometimes, and fade into the background at other times.
The Moon in Scorpio is emotionally intense, and gives to extremes of feeling. The mother was likely to have been sexually alluring, but manipulative and unforgiving if crossed. People with the Moon in Scorpio need to trust absolutely before they can open their hearts, if at all. But they delight in penetrating the emotional core of significant others. They tend to bottle up their emotions, and this can be almost frightening when it is released.
The Moon in the Seventh House needs to be able to express emotions in a balanced partnership. The mother was probably fulfiled by her wifely role and encouraged her children to marry. People with the Moon in this House may be looking to repeat their parents' marriage experience, the men looking for a girl "just like Mom." But they will be emotionally indecisive when it comes to settling down, because they will want to marry for life.
The Moon in Aquarius feels more comfortable with emotions that do not intrude too much into everyday life. The mother was probably an eccentric, challenging figure who encouraged radical thinking in her children. People with the Moon in this sign do not respond emotionally as others would expect. They may prefer emotion from a distance and can strike up quite intense relationships over long distances, by phone or email.
The Moon in the Fifth House is impulsive and creative, especially in matters of love. The mother was probably a childlike, playful personality who enjoyed outings with her children. People with the Moon in this house express their emotions easily, and enjoy the company of children.
The Moon in Leo is very romantic and warm hearted. The mother was probably a flamboyant, generous and playful personality who took pride in her family. People with the Moon in Leo need to feel needed, and may be demanding emotionally. There is probably an interest in theatricals, though it may never go beyond a hobby. The home will be well decorated and a source of pride.
The Moon in Cancer is in the sign of its rulership and very powerful here. The mother was probably very emotional and may have been smothering and clinging. People with the Moon in Cancer need to feel emotionally secure, and have a deep attachment to home and family. Memories of a difficult childhood can trouble them all their lives until they learn not to live in the past.
The Moon in the Eleventh House is gregarious and bonds emotionally with friends, creating an extended family. The mother was probably open-minded and friendly, whose home welcomed people from many different backgrounds. She may have adopted children. People with the Moon in this house find emotional fulfilment in caring for other people's children as well as their own. They may have periods in the spotlight as group leaders or through taking up a cause.
The Moon in the Tenth House shows periods of public acclaim and/or notoriety in the life. The mother is likely to have been a person whose career may have had precedence over her relationship with her children. People with the Moon in this house need to feel they have a good influence on others, although prolonged periods in the spotlight may be emotionally draining for them. The nature of the Moon is not to shine all the time, so they will welcome those periods of relative anonymity.
The Moon in Libra balances emotions as delicately as on a see-saw. Having the balance thrown out can make them feel quite ill. The mother was likely to have been a charming, but superficial, personality whose main concern was keeping up appearances. People with the Moon in Libra need a calm, beautiful environment and harmony in relationships. They can take ages making up their minds about the future of an emotional involvement.
The Moon in Capricorn finds emotions difficult to express. The mother may have been emotionally stifled or absent in some way, causing her children to feel undernourished emotionally. People with the Moon in this sign need to have structure and limits so they can feel safe expressing their emotions. They are likely to be very ambitious, but the nature of the Moon is to go through periods of brightness and darkness, so they will not always be noticed for their efforts.
The Moon in the Fourth House is emotionally attached to home and family. The mother was likely to have been a real homemaker, but she may have been a bit smothering. People with the Moon in this house need a stable, secure homelife. If there is disharmony in the home, they become emotionally and physically upset. They are great collectors and they are likely to have at least one collection on display in the home.
The Moon in Sagittarius is very wary of the "C" word - commitment. The mother was probably a free spirit who encouraged her children to explore the world around them. People with the Moon in Sagittarius need an escape valve in emotional relationships, as they can easily feel smothered. These people love to travel, and may live in another culture just for the experience.
The Moon in the Sixth House is sympathetic and practical. The mother was probably a nurse, or a hardworking personality with an interest in health matters. People with the Moon in the Sixth House need to feel needed, and enjoy being of service to others. But they prefer not to be emotionaly demonstrative, they prefer a low key approach.
The Moon in the Twelfth House can indicate traumas early in life. The mother was probably subjected to suffering or involved with the care of those who suffered. People with the Moon in this house need to feel their sacrifices are not in vain. There can be intense emotional pain with this placement, but this leads to an extraordinary gift for empathising with the pain of others. In the home, they will need a retreat or meditation room where they can be alone with their thoughts.
With the Moon in the Eighth House, the emotional nature will be sexually intense. The mother was probably a fascinating figure who encouraged her children to explore their emotional depths. People with the Moon in this house may receive a legacy, financial or otherwise, from the mother. They need to feel emotionally safe before they can express what they keep below the surface.
The Moon in the Second House can indicate someone who is very good at making money from antiques and other memorabilia from the past. They may follow the mother's example when it comes to making and spending money. They enjoy material possessions and may become emotionally attached to them.
The Moon in Gemini is very restless and may change homes frequently. The mother was likely to have been talkative, with an air of perpetual youth who preferred to be friends with her children. There is a need to communicate emotions at all levels. They need partners who don't mind "deep and meaningfuls" at 2am. There is an interest in writing down family history.
The Moon in the Ninth House is restless and seeks emotional fulfilment in exploring the wider world. The mother was probably well travelled, or from a different culture, who encouraged higher learning in her children. People with the Moon in this House need to feel free to openly express their emotions, but not be tied down by them. They may make their home far from the place they were born, and marry into another culture.
The Moon in Virgo is analytical about emotions, constantly picking things to pieces. The Mother was likely to have been very keen on healthy living and may have showed less concern about emotional development than she did about physical development. People with the Moon in Virgo need to express their feelings in a practical way, rather than with words.
With the Moon in the Second House, there may have been a very close emotional attachment to the mother in early life. People with the Moon in this house are restless and move around a lot. They need to be able to express their emotions clearly, and may follow the mother's example in speech patterns and behaviour while young.
The Moon in Taurus revels in comfort and security. The mother was probably very nurturing, who supplied food in times of distress, so there may be a tendency to "comfort eating" with the Moon in this sign. Stability in relationships is very important, as is a home with an atmosphere that includes good food, good friends and good music. Moon in Taurus people have long memories and are slow to forgive or forget.
The Moon in astrology is associated with emotions. Since we are feeling, sensitive, emotional creatures from birth, our first lessons in emotions begin with the mother, so the Moon is very connected to our feelings about our mother. The Moon rules the tides of the oceans and our feelings can fluctuate in the same way, rising and ebbing like the tides.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|