The Moon is a reflective luminary that makes the unconscious conscious. This means Moon-dominant people are highly affected by their environment and can attune to the needs and emotions of others, reflecting back what they perceive. Their skills in sensitivity are usually developed in childhood where they were monitoring the wellbeing of those around them.
This can often present a challenge in adulthood. When someone is constantly attuning to the needs of those around them, they may not attend to their own needs first and can become emotionally overwhelmed. One of the lessons for a Moon-dominant individual is to learn how to take care of themselves first, regardless of how it will impact others. A key factor in this is carving out time alone, in their own unadulterated energy, where they can nurture themselves.
The Moon represents our childhood experiences, our mother, nurturing, emotions and needs. A Moon-dominant individual has been highly impacted by their childhood, mother (or a passive parental figure), or their role as a mother. Others tend to perceive them as a “mother” as well because they are sensitive, loving, nurturing, and kind.
The Moon is the fastest moving planet with an ever-changing face. This is part of their nature as well, where they are open to change based off of the shifting emotions and needs within them. They understand that, like the Moon, life operates in cycles. Because of this, they embrace their current phase of life, flowing with it, rather than forcing or resisting it. Regardless of gender, their life and actions tend to embody the feminine principles of receptivity, intuition, and fluidity.
Sometimes the receptive nature of Moon-dominant individuals can be considered a flaw in modern society. When people wait for opportunities to present themselves, rather than creating them themselves, people might consider them lazy or lacking assertiveness. Others might also perceive their kindness as weakness and take advantage of them. Lastly, if their intuition or emotion does not align with what they want to do, the Moon-dominant individual may take that as a sign to not act which can result in changing their mind with their moods.
While there may be good reasons for all of the above, life sometimes requires a certain grit, determination and assertiveness from us that may not come as naturally or easily to a Moon-dominant individual. That is not always the case, but often there is a need to put more effort into building boundaries and knowing when to act vs. react in life. Not everyone deserves your nurturing love and not every mood is a sign to turn away from your long-term goals.
The Moon operates best in the signs of Cancer and Taurus. Both of these signs desire to protect and care for the things that it holds dear. Cancer will defend its loved ones till the death while Taurus will remain loyally dedicated to what it values through thick and thin. One of the greatest strengths of the Moon is it’s momma bear energy which will do anything to preserve its sense of security and the people/things it loves.
The Moon traditionally represented fortune and the body. Luckily, the Moon-dominant person is gifted with incredible intuition that can help them navigate these areas of life. They can feel when their energy is off and needs attention or when their heart pulls them to a specific financial venture. The more they listen to this gut instinct, the greater it will serve them in life.
Overall, the Moon-dominant person has many gifts. Unlike many others, they know how to flow with the cycles of life, emotion and the pull of their intuition. They are able to magnetize and attract what they desire and nurture and protect the things they love. There is nothing better than being loved by a Moon individual. However, their biggest lesson is giving themselves that same love and care they so freely give others.