Moon and Emotional Priority

Above the very basic survival level, probably we start to make decisions on a very different set of emotional priorities, suggested by our individual Moon position. Example: I have a Sagittarius Moon conjunct Neptune in the 9th house, and at each fork in the road, the emotional need symbolized by this position is what drove my decision making: toward learning, inspiration, spirituality, the opportunity toward teaching and guiding others, to function internationally.

This drove me to participate in international nonprofit activities for a spiritual group that I belong in (through translating, teaching workshops, traveling to several countries etc.) , as well as study astrology. If I can make a living teaching something meaningful, I will most likely do that no matter the income. In other words, the priority is organized around my emotional need to teach and guide others.

The other side of the coin, then, is that I must continue to keep learning from others (9th house) so that I will continue to be able to teach!

What does your Moon tell you about your emotional priority?

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  1. Timothy Neilson says:


    Were I my Moon I’d demand to be center stage and way out in front of the crowd. Somehow I need to be important and significant in the drama that’s going on. I do not necessarily need to be first, but definitely I feel a desire to be respected and important to any situation. I feel I can teach and coach in ways that enable others to exceed their own expectations. I am at my best in the heat of battle.

    My Moon is peregrine in the 5th in MR with Mars… I have much more to learn. As I approach middle age I can see how my patience can be a force of action. Emotionally I crave discipline

  2. Hiroki Niizato says:

    Hi Tim,

    Excellent analysis! “I am at my best in the heat of battle”, indeed! Brings up scenes from Iliad…

    I like the mention of discipline – a warrior word and so fitting because of Mars’ exaltation in Capricorn.

    Thank you for sharing your insight!

  3. MajjikMoon says:

    H2 Leo Moon conj AV (anti-vertex) squares H5 Scorpio (H3 Virgo Pluto) for this H1 Cancer emotional priority are my children and all things creative.My profession is in obstetrics which allows me to earn a decent living.My prog Asc was conj this point during the birth of my 4th child..whereas my H8 vertex in Aqua highlights the sudden death of my husband and trines my natal H3 Uranus in Libra conj Vindemiatrix..widowed now for last 9yrs since the birth of my youngest son.My children are..and always will emotional priority.

  4. My Scorpio moon is in the 11th house but then forming a conjunction/stellium with Mars, Neptune and Jupiter
    in the 12th. I have been told that I should interpret my moon as being in the 12th. I have great happiness in solitude and feel I definitely need it. I am extremely sensitive and so easily hurt and moved. I always try to keep my emotion hidden. I fear that if I show my emotion I will appear as a desperately needy child…which I am. I feel so advanced, progressive and mature in many ways but emotionally I feel like my growth was stunted and I never got past age 9. I need privacy, secrets, depth, touch, animals around me (vegan life), quiet, feeling of safety. People I don’t know very well share with me their darkest secrets and I am trustworthy and would never betray the trust. I am easily startled and panic at an unexpected knock on the door. I moved to a place that has 2 gates between the street and my door. I feel an emotional need for this. My house is a converted garage that still looks like a garage. I feel so happy that no one knows anyone lives there. I feel an emotional need for that privacy. I use food for emotional comfort. I am emotionally soothed by fire (fireplace and candles). I need to feel warm and love always being on the verge of or in a sweat. Feels like I am in a womb. Always choose very small spaces to live. Overall I am a happy person. ( Sag rising with Venus and Mercury in the first) Thank you for allowing me to share!

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