The Moon rising influences the temperament, making it more pronounced and having the stamp of heredity more clearly defined. It affects the functional arrangements according to the sign it occupies. It never fails to make the native ambitious or fond of fame and public recognition and gives a desire for change, a love of novelty, and much curiosity. The native has a very receptive and clear mind, according to the nature of the aspects which the Moon applies to from the ascendant.
Moon in the fifth house denotes much fluctuation in all speculative affairs, and much activity and change in all enterprise. It gives a love of pleasure and a peculiar aptitude to gain pleasure out of amusement. It denotes changeable and fickle affections, and an engagement with the opposite sex which may quite absorb the life even although the object of the native's affection may be not in the least worthy of the affection or attention shown.
Moon in the ninth house denotes a keen imagination, a mind receptive to higher thought ideals, and the ability to study or understand metaphysical subjects. It gives a love for travel and denotes many changes in the life and those chiefly of a beneficial and improving nature. If afflicted : by Mars, affects the religious tendencies, either giving over-enthusiasm, or peculiar and unorthodox views ; by Saturn, sorrow and grief through religious difficulties ; by Uranus, a tendency to become too romantic, dreamy and visionary.
The Moon is the natural ruler of Cancer. The Moon is really not a planet but a satellite of the earth. It is considered as the second most important body after the Sun. The Moon takes 27 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes to complete one rotation around the earth. It is a feminine planet and rules emotions, fertility, marriage and motherhood. A well-placed moon can show a sensitive, caring and emotional person, while a poorly placed Moon may denote an unstable mind, weakness and confusion. The Moon rules the breasts and the womb.
Moon in the third house shows native to be changeable and inconsistent in mental pursuits ; very curious and inquisitive ; fond of enquiring into all kinds of knowledge, ever possessing a fund of information and superficial learning, but lacking in continuity and stability. Fond of publicity, and eager to know all that is going on under any conditions. Much depends upon the aspects of the Moon from the third house to the various planets as to whether the above will be modified or accentuated.
Moon in the twelfth house denotes a life in which restrictions and limitations play a prominent part. This is the ideal position for a monk or nun, a hospital surgeon or nurse, for it favours all out-of-sight sympathy or work. The native will either carry the secret of another, or have some secrets of his own which would injure him if known to others. This position gives a love of occultism, mystery or romance.
Moon in the fourth house denotes much fluctuation of circumstances and many changes of residence at the close of life. It is only a favourable position when the Moon is well aspected at birth, when it denotes probable gain by inheritance and some reputation or popularity through one or both of the parents. It is a frequent indication of adoption, or early separation from the home sphere.
Moon indicates money derived from the mother or her side of the family, from females, or from inferiors through the employment of labour. It indicates subordinate positions, the employee rather than the employer, unless it is elevated or rules the mid-heaven ; arid it has a general signification of occupations that are connected with the water or liquids, with the masses and the general public rather than with superiors or the few. It gives more thrift and prudence in money matters than does the Sun.
Moon in the seventh house in a female horoscope denotes some romance in married life and a partner whose affections fluctuate. Unless the Moon is well aspected this is not a very favourable position. It should not be taken as the sole significator in a male horoscope, but it must be considered as an important factor in producing marriage. It favours early marriage, and if alone in the seventh without aspects marriage will probably take place between twenty-four and twenty-eight. The marriage partner will be fond of change and travel and not always constant in affection.
Moon in the sixth house denotes a liability to suffer in health through changes and fluctuating causes ; it is particularly inimical during the infantile stage, and if much afflicted shows danger of an early death. The health is always liable to break down when under adverse lunar influences. If afflicted by : Sun or Uranus, the digestion is usually impaired by this position, and the native becomes a dyspeptic ; Mars, inflammatory complaints ; Saturn, chronic diseases are shown.