The Moon is the ruler of the days, the years, and the passage of time, with a dusting of nostalgia and oozing with emotional residue on its surface. A wide range of memories from this body’s extensive back catalogue of records can be accessed when it is triggered. It has control over our memories, dreams, and sense of belonging, transporting us back to our sepia-toned past. It is the wellspring of our remembering, recollections, and speculations, and it serves as a dividing line between the conscious and unconscious minds. Lunar phases are nocturnal, and the Moon represents our emotional side as well as our unconscious, feelings reactions, and soul nature. Among other things, it shows our most fundamental needs and is connected with the deepest portion of our psyche. According to some astrologers, the moon’s shadow side is a monster that devours everything on Earth.
In many circumstances, particularly in the early stages of life, the Moon is more powerful than the Sun – the Moon being the dark, passive side of the solar system. In it, we can see a great appreciation for the past, as well as a deep sense of history, which describes our origins and the places where a part of us will always be at home. As the ruler of what we used to be, the Moon preside over the shadows of days gone by that are still vividly recalled deep inside the spirit. The Moon has a profound need for acceptance, as well as a strong desire to belong and be a part of a family, inside it. Insecurity, uncertainty, shyness, and dread are all emotions that the Moon struggles with on an emotional level.
Memory works strangely on the passage of time, however, for to remember is to make past moments present. If time’s passage is like a line, then memory bends the line into a circle, or rather into a spiral, for we know very well that when we revisit the past in memory we are not in the past but have only made the past present for a while. And we know that our reliving of the past is imperfect: we have forgotten some of the details, or repressed them, or polished them up with the glamour of delusion, hope, or love…Memories are imprecise and conceptual, faded not lived; the experience of an art work corrects these limitations. So does the apprehension of a ghost, and so too do dreams where the encounter with revenants most often occurs. Thus dreams—which typically also offer rooms or landscapes in which the repeated, beloved past can be enacted. Compacting time
Our horoscope will reveal where we behave habitually and in what manner based on the Moon’s sign, house, and aspects, especially when we are feeling insecure and unsafe. How can we identify whether we’re responding in a way that indicates emotional hunger? A compulsive urge, over-dependence, clutching, and anxiety are common characteristics of this disorder. The position of the Moon determines our emotional reactions as well as where we experience our lunar cycles, therefore it is the area where things tend to vary and feel the most cyclical. It is also where our most established habit responses are situated, as well as where conditioning takes place. Consequently, the sign and aspects of the Moon reflect the emotional self’s touchy parts, which are rendered particularly sensitive as a result of unsatisfied demands manifesting themselves more hungrily.
The Moon symboloizes our emotional undercurrents, and it can be where our dependencies reveal themselves, attachments form, and fluctuation of feelings occurs. The Luminary in one month travels through all twelve signs of the zodiac and has a close relationship to our fluctuating moods. According to Isabel Hickey, Cancer is ruled over by the Moon and it is ”The most subconscious of all the signs, everything being latent and hidden. Cancer is at the mercy of their moods one day up another day down, with difficulty cutting the umbilical cord that binds them to the past. The personality is an unlit room.” Astrology, A Cosmic Science: The Classic Work on Spiritual Astrology
The Moon also has a tendency to describe things that are soothing or at the very least familiar to us. Everyone has feelings of anxiousness from time to time, and this is very normal. When moon hunger takes over the person’s personality, it becomes an issue. Basically, the Moon enjoys being comfortable, and we enjoy it when people inquire as to how we are feeling ‘on the inside.’ We require a feeling of roots in our lives in order to be emotionally fulfilled; otherwise, we are prone to becoming extremely worried and fearful. Some people yearn to return to the area where they grew up; others need to find a lifetime spouse and soul mate in order to feel truly comfortable; and still others believe that a certain vocation or place in the world is the place where they are most emotionally fulfilled.