Moon in Vocational Astrology
In vocational astrology, natal Moon’s placement in your horoscope has much to do with what you need for work satisfaction (for a basic introduction on Moon signs related to your career, read Moon’s emotional need in the workplace.)
Although you’ll always want to look at the entire horoscope for a full understanding of your vocational potential, you can nevertheless learn a lot from studying your natal Moon position.
Case Study: Steve Jobs’ Peregrine Moon in Aries
In Steve Jobs’ natal chart the Moon in Aries is peregrine, in 7th house, and quintile the Midheaven. Let’s break this down to understand what each point suggests:
1) Moon is in Aries: The driving need here is simply to be Numero Uno in his field. Within one’s career, this Moon’s need tends to be satisfied through exercising leadership and independent decision making.
2) Moon is Peregrine (forms no major aspect): This pattern suggests extreme independence from others’ opinions (“Marching to one’s own drummer” – Noel Tyl) and a wild intensification of the Arian need to be Number One.
We can see how this would strongly suggest being an entrepreneur. Even within a corporate world, whoever that has a similarly placed Moon will need to be given free rein in his/her area of responsibility.
3) Moon is in the 7th house: In terms of vocational astrology, 7th house represents the public and/or business partnership. Steve Jobs expressed both potentials of his Moon: His famous business partnership with Steve Wozniak, as well as his charismatic public persona that was key to Apple’s success.
4) Moon is quintile Midheaven: Quintile, “the aspect of creativity,” connects his public, “I’m Number One” Moon to his vocation. This is a powerful pattern that suggests creative public expression in his career.
Here we’re reminded not only of Jobs’ dramatic stage presentation, but also of how his sense of aesthetics guided the evolution of Apple’s brand image as the “creative people’s computer of choice.”
Moon and Your Vocation
The purpose of the above case study is not to talk about the mythical Steve Jobs, but to illustrate how the Moon’s placement in your horoscope reflect what you need in order to be fulfilled in your career.
You might have a similarly placed Moon in your natal chart (peregrine, Aries, 7th house, etc.) By understanding the essence of your Moon’s needs (in this case: To be Number One, with a great deal of freedom in decision making, working with the public, and/or a business partner, etc), you might be able to assess how close you’re to a genuinely satisfying career.
How is your Moon placed in your natal chart? What is your career, and does the work you do reflect some of the potentials suggested by your natal Moon? Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences through email or in the comment section below.