Moon in Aries
The Moon is peregrine here. Aries tends toward initiation and the Moon is the opposite, lethargic by comparison, cold and wet. They often feel that their mother is independant and competitive and she may be the dominant parent. In extreme cases the child may be abandoned by the mother. Because the Moon represents the physical body and Aries is about survival, these natives often have a strong survival instinct. Their consideration is first for themself, therefore in childhood these natives have the most difficulty empathizing and identifying the needs of others and if these tendencies are not unlearned, they can become selfish adults, albeit great survivors.
In a dirunal chart, the feelings are more volatile, and their personal life and relationships with women tend to be more troubled and hectic. The Moon seeks to put down emotional roots and belong according to its cool and inactive nature, but the day burns off excess moisture which might help create a bond. For this reason they tend to be more emotionally detached than their nocturnal counterparts. Those born with this position will tend to be on the move more than average and find it hard to sit still and be patient. The extreme is hyperactivity disorder. The excess movement (physically or otherwise) can create feelings, or be a result of, insecurity. Occasionally, their volatile temper may cause them to react rashly to situations on a gut level without thinking things through before acting.
In a nocturnal chart, the moisture and cold is more easily held and concentrated in this sign of initiatives. This translates into an intense personal drive with a fair amount of control over its direction and usefullness, especially if the Moon is above the horizon. There is less rashness and more consideration for others, and often they perceive the mood of others very swiftly. While the feelings of insecurity are still there, the native reacts by fortifying vulnerabilities. This can create an individual who is quite formidable in any contest.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring