The Reactionary Moon: Creatures of Habit

In astrology, the Moon represents our emotional responses to life, which are often a deeply ingrained part of who we are. Everything we’ve ever learned, from how to walk and talk to how to ride a bike, is stored away and remembered when we are in the unconscious state. This is where we do things without thinking, and we know how to do something so well that we don’t have to think about it at all. If the Moon wasn’t there, we would always have to start over and learn what we already know. It’s kind of like how the first time we learn something new, it’s hard because we have to keep doing it over and over again until it finally clicks and sticks in our heads. After that, we can do it easily, naturally, and so automatically that it seems like we’ve always been able to do it since the beginning of time. When we try to get rid of a bad habit but can’t seem to do it, we should think about how the Moon might be involved. Everyone knows that if we do something for a long enough time, it will eventually become an automatic thing.

Absolutely nothing outside of us can ever make us feel anything inside. We are the home (Moon) of these feelings, such as anger, frustration, and sadness. These feelings come from what we have learned on subconscious levels and how we react to it. We can sometimes feel like a victim because of how we react to different situations. When a person is anxious, the Moon changes their moral character in ways that depend on the kind of emotional turmoil they are under. All of our emotions, feelings, behaviours, and habits are affected by the Moon.

Often, this planet has a bigger impact on our life when we’re younger. This is especially important when we consider that we didn’t know how to exercise control as a child. Our emotional side might sometimes throw us off. People will know how to catch us off guard if we don’t have control over ourselves. We are born with many different feelings, but it’s usually our emotional responses that lead to problems and have unintended repercussions on everyone.

Too much Moon and there is a purely matriarchal consciousness dispensing with the value of the individual, giving absolute importance to family and to tribe, justifying the impression or destruction of the individual self-expression if the security of the group is threatened. There are no ethics or principles in this domain. All is justified by instinctual needs and preservation. The Luminaries: The Psychology of the Sun and Moon in the Horoscope (Seminars in Psychological Astrology)