Moon in Leo
Because of the Sun's stewardship of this sign, the emotions and personal domestic life may be difficult to keep private. In fact this person may not want their personal lives to be private. In extreme cases, the native may reveal too much about themselves and make others uncomfortable in the process, leading to embarassing situations. There is often a need to be recognized, admired and applauded and this behavior is sometimes transparent. This is where the sayings, "wearing your heart on your sleve" and "living life in a fishbowl" come from. They are gifted in expressing themselves and getting their point across, but sometimes lack emotional objectivity. They can become attached to personal belongings because this is the 2nd solar house of the Moon.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day counteract the Moons sensitive nature and inhibit the free expression of emotion to some extent. However, public attention tends to be attracted to their personal life whether they wish it or not. They enjoy public adulation and have a strong need for recognition, although they will not let themselves appear desperate for it.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moistness of night amplify the Moons power allowing for spontaniety of emotional expression. This Moon is very romantic, expressive and creative. The natives mother tends to be a powerful influence. I once had a client with this position, who tried to bring his mother along for the reading. I said no, explaining to him the importance of personal boundaries and the inappropriateness of the situation. This native is the more likely of the 2 sects to try to involve everyone in their personal business.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring