the long run, the Moon cannot be ignored: needs too long denied,
feelings too long buried, insecurities perpetually pushed
aside, all eventually fester and can ultimately build us to
a kind of crisis (we can) describe as lunar burnout. Essentially
this is a kind of breakdown in which you are so drained from
giving to others and ignoring your own needs that life's demands
become too much for you."
Cunningham from Moon Signs - The Key To Your Inner Life
Moon, the 4th House, and Cancer
Moon, the 4th house, and Cancer are all about the "unconscious," the
past, memories, and the emotions those
Moon (its positioning and Zodiac Sign placement in
chart) points to how we instinctually go about getting the
emotional security we need in order to feel safe...
birth chart Moon is "where we go" when feeling frightened
the Mother and Child Reunion
Moon is about emotional nurturance and the
mysterious, archetypal bond and connection between
and the Child..."
very image of "Mother"
the existence of "the
Child..." And, likewise... The
image of "the
the existence of "the
Human infants are quite different from almost all of the other
infants in the animal kingdom. For
all intents and purposes we humans are born quite prematurely.
birth (and then continuing on for several years) -
we're incredibly vulnerable and dependent upon mother (or
a suitable alternate mother figure) for our very survival
on the planet. And
as newborn infants (regardless
of whether we be male or female)
was the first great love affair
of our lives...
newborn infants, we learn very quickly (and
adapt to) what's needed to keep Mommy contented,
happy and pleased. (To
be sure, there's a bit of a two way street here...)
newborn infants, we had no clue there was an existence that
might be somehow separate and
apart from our experience of Mom... And
we somehow instinctively knew our very survival depended
on Mom and her presence in our life... And
perish the thought during those times when
Mom left the room... then
our entire infant world fell apart!
The particular positioning and sign placement of our birth
Moon reflects to a large degree: just
exactly how well our love affair with
Moon reflects the way we individually perceived of and experienced
our human mother (or alternative mother figure) especially
during our first year of life and then while growing up...
Moon Mom in
the Eye of the Beholder
I place emphasis on the Moon
being the way we "individually perceived of and experienced"
our human mothers. You
see... the way we each perceived of "mother" -
(or may not) have been all that objectively
way we perceived of "mother" may
not have been anything like our real,
flesh and blood mother... However,
the way we perceived "mother" is subjectively real
in that: it
is how we personally experienced and
believed our mother to be...
perception is our reality. As
an adult, haven't you ever had the experience of talking to
a brother or sister about "Mom" - and suddenly the
person they're talking on about and describing as "their mother"
is someone you don't readily remember or recognize as being
all of this...
internalize our early experience of "mother" - and
as adults we continue to instinctually nurture ourselves in
the very same ways that made us feel
the womb, then as infants, and
finally as young children.
And like it or not...
of what the various personality theorists have to say (regarding
the significance of early nurturing experiences being critical
to our sense of mental/emotional well-being as adults) is
the particular positioning and sign placement of our birth
Moon reflects (and gives clues to) the challenges we all face
as adults in getting the emotional security needs of our inner
child met. And
just how well the love affair with Mom went - often has long
lasting "unconscious" effects on our ability as adults to
form long lasting, mutually satisfying relationships/love
planets in the 4th, 8th and 12th may suggest energies,
patterns and qualities which are inherited but
which need individual consciousness to release
their most positive dimensions. Left unconscious,
they may release more destructive dimensions, impelling
the individual into compulsive behaviour which
results in events which feel "fated." Liz
Greene - from "The Oracle and the Family Curse"
Click Moon To Go Back