Self Care with the Moon (Astrology)

Nurturing, Self care and your Moon sign/placement

The moon in a natal chart represents how we nurture, how we want to be nurtured, our habits and our receptivity.

If you’re feeling tense, anxious or in need of self care and nurturing, look to your moon sign for some help as to how you can take better care of your emotional well being.

Moon in Aries/1st House/conjunct the AC from the 12th
- Express your emotions to others upfront
- Take care of your appearance
- Do jobs for yourself, you’ll feel better being independent
- Have that emotional blow up, don’t hold it in
- Don’t sit around wallowing in your emotions. Get up, and go DO something, take initiative
- You want to cry? Do it….
- Be in solitude sometimes (if your moons in the first house, you’re quite receptive to other people’s emotions. You need to get away from that from time to time)

Moon in Taurus/2nd House
- Material comforts such as good food, a soft bed, and comfy clothes will greatly help nurture you
- Having a well balanced bank account
- Write down 5 things a day that you value (about yourself, and/or what you have - not what you want). A gratitude diary would be great!
- Listening to music (or making music if you like to) will help you relax. Also painting and sculpting
- Hugs! Physically holding another will help you relax
- Nice smelling perfumes on your body or in your house
- Using Body moisturiser and beauty products

Moon in Gemini/3rd House
- Talk about your feelings
- Get out of the house and go for short trips around your neighbourhood/local area. Being in your house for too long will make you agitated
- Talk to others, In real life or online. Prolonged solitude can make you feel lonely very quickly (Facebook/Snapchat/Skype people when you can)
- Hang out with your siblings (if you have any/if your moon isn’t afflicted). If you don’t have any siblings, cousins and neighbours you’re close to is also great!
- Write things down, especially about how your feeling. You may enjoy journaling

Moon in Cancer/4th House/Conjunct the Ic (possibly from the 3rd House)
- Hugs Hugs Hugs!
- Cook/eat your favourite food
- Spend time at home (if you’re a 3rd House moon conjunct the IC, go out for short trips then come home to relax - you kinda need both)
- Be with your mother/family (if your mother is present/if your moon isn’t afflicted)
- Nurture others
- Be with children
- Cry on someone’s shoulder, it’s ok!
- Snuggle in bed

Moon in Leo/5th House
- Be generous and spread happiness to others
- Take the spotlight (but don’t be too greedy)
- Let people know how you really feel (don’t be too pushy about it)
- Express your creativity!
- Dance if you want to!
- Watch a comedy or joke around with friends
- Play games with children/Release your inner child
- Party 🎉
- Play games!
- Express your love to your lover. Give and get kisses and cuddles you deserve

Moon in Virgo/6th House
- Take care of your health. Take your medication, eat healthy and exercise
- Do yoga
- Make a ‘To-do’ list and calendars. You’re naturally emotionally stressed, make it easy for yourself by planning things
- Keep your house and environment organised and clean
- Pamper yourself by being well groomed and hygienic
- Relax in a spa bath
- Enjoy a healthy meal
- Make goals for yourself and aim to achieve them
- Help someone else out. Be of service
- If you aren’t feeling great, ask someone to do some jobs for you. It’s only fair

Moon in Libra/7th House/Conjunct the DES from the 6th
- Make art. Draw and paint
- Make yourself look beautiful. Wear your favourite outfit, get your hair/makeup done
- Listen to music
- Talk to others and close friends
- Spend time with a romantic lover
- Do something nice for someone
- Settle/balance an argument
- Weigh the pros and cons to making a decision
- Beautify your home and environment

Moon in Scorpio/8th House
- You’re emotions are so intense, you may need to seclude yourself fairly often from people. Take time out with yourself to avoid emotional strain
- Spend time 'going within’ yourself. You can do this through mediation or simply self contemplation. You have a need to know yourself.
- You need to protect your vulnerability. Find someone you can trust 100% to tell your feelings to, for you need a channeled way of release
- You can purge excess emotion and passion through sex and connecting with someone on a higher level
- Share your feelings with those you truly trust

Moon in Sagittarius/9th House
- Go for a long drive/bus/train trip. Explore your local area, or if you can, take a trip to a nearby town. Explore your sense of adventure
- You probably generally don’t like to think/talk about your emotions, and your resilience allows you to support yourself
- Enjoy the company of good friends. Laugh and have a good time
- You may enjoy watching a comedy
- Ask yourself the biggest questions of life and let your mind wander in the possibilities. It brings you ease knowing that everything happens for a reason, allowing you to maintain your optimism

Moon in Capricorn/10th House/Conjunct the MC from the 9th
- You like Scorpio moon folk, tend to prefer to keep your emotions under wraps
- You make like to literally 'work’ your problems out. Doing jobs and focusing on goals allows you to gain satisfaction of achievement
- At times, you may feel lonely and cut off from others. This is often self imposed. Don’t be afraid to open to others who you feel comfortable with
- Like Virgo moons, setting your self job lists can help give you direction, removing any feelings of being at a loss with life
- Spend sometime away from people who try to pry you open all the time as this can really stress you out

Moon in Aquarius/11th House
- You’re emotional wellbeing may not be the focus of your life, and you have great difficulty expressing your feelings to others
- You have the ability to logically analyse your emotions and fix things in your external environment that’s causing you problems
- Change things in your home/environment often to keep yourself stimulated
- Perhaps spend time partaking in humanitarian causes
- Talk to anyone and everyone. Being part of society can make you feel quite buzzed

Moon in Pisces/12th House
- Your emotions are highly sensitive and you are greatly sensitive to the emotions of others. Surround yourself with loving and supportive people or if that’s not possible, find a secluded space
- You react to emotional stimulus quite easy. Listen to happy music or watch a funny, lighthearted movie
- Never blame yourself for something you know you didn’t do. Don’t give into pieces victim mentality. Tell yourself the truth always
- Learn how to set yourself boundaries and don’t give into everyone all of the time. It’s great to be loving and generous, but you need to also take care of yourself
- Watch movies or play games that really draws you in and allows your imagination to run freely in a channeled way

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☽ Emotional Comfort: The Moon In The Houses
  • -☽-☽-☽ What Makes You Happy
  • Moon in the 1st House: Expressing yourself freely
  • Moon in the 2nd House: Protecting the things you value
  • Moon in the 3rd House: Sharing your ideas with others
  • Moon in the 4th House: Spending some time at home
  • Moon in the 5th House: Going out just to have fun
  • Moon in the 6th House: Feeling needed and useful
  • Moon in the 7th House: Spending time with your friends
  • Moon in the 8th House: Realizing how much you've grown
  • Moon in the 9th House: Travelling & chatting with foreigners
  • Moon in the 10th House: Being respected and admired
  • Moon in the 11th House: Feeling like you made a difference
  • Moon in the 12th House: Understanding yourself a little better
  • Moon in the 1st house:
  • "I'm emotional. The sky must feel it and know it. I will make rain
  • Moon in the 2nd house:
  • "I'm emotional. I need to spend all my money on lipstick and dresses and anything on 'sale"'
  • Moon in the 3rd house:
  • "I'm emotional. I better make a long blog post or tell everybody"
  • Moon in the 4th house:
  • "I'm emotional. I need my bed. I need my home. I need my pillow. I need cuddles"
  • Moon in the 5th house:
  • "I'm emotional. It's time to perform!"
  • Moon in the 6th house:
  • "I'm emotional. But why do I have feelings at all when they are so disordered and vulgar. They should be better"
  • Moon in the 7th house:
  • "I'm emotional. And everyone around me has a sad face too. Look what I do to people"
  • Moon in the 8th house:
  • "I'm emotional. Voices from the unconscious are ridiculing me again"
  • Moon in the 9th house:
  • "I'm emotional. I need to run away. I need to be anywhere but here"
  • Moon in the 10th house:
  • "I'm emotional. Let's evaluate all the ways I have failed"
  • Moon in the 11th house:
  • "I'm emotional. I need to save the world"
  • Moon in the 12th house:
  • "I'm emotional. I better hide, I better get away from people, or it won't stop"
Solving problems using astrology

Sometimes if you are having trouble in particular aspects of your life, your birth chart can help you figure out either what is going on or what you can do to fix it. Below is a list of some common issues and what houses to look in to try to solve them. You may also want to check where the planetary ruler of the sign on the cusp of the house is.

Self-image issues? Look to the 1st house

Self-worth issues? Look to the 2nd house

Communication issues? Look to the 3rd house

Family difficulties? Look to the 4th house

Creative blocks? Look to the 5th house

Work or health issues? Look to the 6th house

Relationship troubles? Look to the 7th house

Concerns regarding sex or death? Look to the 8th house

Personal belief system confusion? Look to the 9th house

Career or reputation issues? Look to the 10th house

Friendship troubles? Look to the 11th house

Nightmares or spirituality issues? Look to the 12th house

You may want to check the placements of Saturn and Chiron, as they represent issues that we will suffer from but also learn from.

Venus Blessings

Wherever you may have Venus in your house(s). If it is empty, check which sign your Venus is and apply it to the house that it rules.

Venus in the 1st House: You are blessed with natural charm and attraction. You typically have a good fashion sense, dedicating a lot of time on your physical appearance. 

Venus in the 2nd House: You are blessed with money and/or spectacular taste in possessions. You typically value/attracted to: art, beauty, and luxury. 

Venus in the 3rd House: You are blessed with words and communication. Whether it’s by talking–or writing, you can flatter/compliment without even trying. 

Venus in the 4th House: You are blessed with interior design. You really know how to make a home feel and look beautiful. You can host a house party like no other.

Venus in the 5th House: You are blessed with romance, creativity, and children. You love a good party and romantic affair. Creativity comes naturally to you. You are good with and/or will have children.

Venus in the 6th House: You are blessed with pleasant co-workers, polite mannerisms, and an artistic career. You may even have others volunteer to help you out at work as well. 

Venus in the 7th House: You are blessed with long relationships. Marriage, Business, and/or friendships are often harmonic and balanced. Your partner will most likely be very attractive.

Venus in the 8th House: You are blessed with inheritance, the art of seduction, and sex. Sex is usually like a transformation for you after every experience. 

Venus in the 9th House: You are blessed with journeys/travel, foreign language/culture, and higher education. You attract exotic people with different, cultural backgrounds; possibly, marry a foreigner as well. You may be a gifted writer/publisher.

Venus in the 10th House: You are blessed with a respectable job profession. You will have an easy time developing a good relationship with authoritative figures. You could also gain a high title in an art career. 

Venus in the 11th House: You are blessed with a large group of friends. Your friends will probably have an artistic nature to them. You have a natural flow with social groups. 

Venus in the 12th House: You are blessed with a hidden/secret, creative talent. You may even hide priceless possessions from the world to see. Hidden love affairs are also quite possible. 

Second House Insecurities

**If you don’t have any planets in the second house, look at the ruling planet of your second house cusp. These are the things the signs feel that they lack and therefore value and wish to have in themselves. 

Sun in the second: Insecure of personality, feels they are boring or lack charisma

Moon in the second: Insecure of deeply felt passions and desires, feels they’re unable to control emotions

Mercury in the second: insecure of intelligence, feels they lack good speaking and writing skills, finds it hard to confront others and communicate ideas

Venus in the second: insecure of sociability or social skills, feels they lack charm or are unattractive

Mars in the second: insecure of their ability to assert themselves, feels they may be too dependent on others

Jupiter in the second: insecure of wisdom and street smarts, feels they are inexperienced

Saturn in the second: insecure of their own authority, feels irresponsible or immature

Uranus in the second: insecure of individuality or ability to rebel, feels they may conform too much or be a stickler for rules

Neptune in the second: insecure of spirituality or religion, feels they aren’t understanding or compassionate

Pluto in the second: insecure of their own personal power, feels they are weak or unable to influence others

neptunian feelings

Neptune in the 1st: your personality feels fickle, unstable, you don’t know who you are, relying on multiple personas to hide your insecurities and fears. you tend to pick up traits from the people you’re closest with.

Neptune in the 2nd: in your mind, you never have too much. you believe money can buy you a ticket out of unhappiness. luxury is a fantasy. feels like your belongings can save your life, so you cherish them with heart and soul

Neptune in the 3rd: fiction is always better than the real deal. your thinking process is frequently clouded with distractions, daydreaming is part of your nature. you’re easily hypnotized by whatever seems divine at the moment

Neptune in the 4th: you seek protection in places you won’t find it. your childhood left a void in you so you try to fill it by creating illusions of a perfect home in your mind, and trying to recreate your definition of a perfect family

Neptune in the 5th: over dramatization of love. you’re either in cloud nine, or extremely heart-broken. you idealize romance and daydream about intense affairs. glamour & art attract you for giving you a sense of pleasured escapism

Neptune in the 6th: marked by hypersensitivity and avoidance of rules, schedules, plans and routines. easily bored by daily activities, and generally comfortable among messes/disorganized spaces. work has to be inspirational.

Neptune in the 7th: codependent and easily attached, more to the ideas you fabricate about people than to them. you mirror the behaviors of others. You glamorize romantic relationships, often ignoring flaws. you want to save, or be saved by your lover.

Neptune in the 8th: overwhelming desire to understand death, the human mind and everything that is inexplicably complex. emotional wounds are very heavy on you & you dwell on them. self-destruction tendencies are familiar.

Neptune in the 9th: hopeless and delusional optimism, incessant quest to find “heaven” on earth not through physical pleasure but through existential fulfillment. you’re lured in by promises of transcending the mundane

Neptune in the 10th: you’re confused about your place in the world and can’t seem to find a purpose in life. marked by an obsession with reputation and your position in society. impressionable and unsure about career options 

Neptune in the 11th: easily influenced by friends, often unable to realize malice and evil intentions behind people’s actions. enchanted by the possibility of saving the world, but also emptied out by it.

Neptune in the 12th: you feel fragile and over-exposed so you seclude yourself, and then feel lonely. permanently unsatisfied with what life gives you, so usually feeling hopeless and lost. fantasy is better than reality.

by crystal melbourne | within the zodiac

The Deadspace
  • Pluto in the 1st: Can feel like they don't exist at all, like the self is inactivated and unconscious. The individual can repeatedly question why they were born at all
  • Pluto in the 2nd: It can seem like they don't truly touch anything, and nothing ever leaves them satisfied. Money can be equivocal to power. The voice can be too quiet
  • Pluto in the 3rd: The mind can feel paralysed and the immediate environment can seem forbidding. The first instinct can be to calculate potential danger and threat
  • Pluto in the 4th: Possibly feeling like the 'black sheep' of the family generated from the sense of being unwanted, as a result, they don't want to know themselves
  • Pluto in the 5th: They can feel caged inside their own bodies and chains of self-negativity, it can obstruct the flow of free and spontaneous creative self expression
  • Pluto in the 6th: There can be troubles with dexterity, maintaining routine, trouble maintaining employment, and compulsive rituals that are self destructive and can become matters of life and death
  • Pluto in the 7th: The natural attraction to intense spirit can bring forth demanding, controlling, or belittling partners, it's possible to live a lifetime in somebody's shadow
  • Pluto in the 8th: Everybody can be guilty of willing their demise or destruction until proved innocent. Unity of souls is most active with Pluto in the 8th, but it's impossible to conjure without deep trust
  • Pluto in the 9th: It's possible for faith, religion, and all matters spiritual to seem threatening and daunting. The person may have grown up with repetitive and sometimes formidable religious teachings. As they grow older they begin to see the deception in these teachings from authority figures. As a result, the individual can doubt and distance themselves from every spiritual or esoteric pursuit
  • Pluto in the 10th: It's possible for the individual to never feel 'ready' enough. As a child, they may have been conditioned to impress a superior like a parent or institution. It can mean that when they become an adult they are not sure who they must relentlessly impress, and they can become paralysed by choice, fear, or insecurity
  • Pluto in the 11th: Dreams can be occluded by dark vision, the individual can self destruct when the vision is in sight. They can remain too secretive with friends and trust nobody enough to truly connect
  • Pluto in the 12th: Sometimes being alone can feel like a child left in the dark. The individual can fear insanity, have troubles with sleeping, or suppress human sensitivity
The Moon in the houses

Moon in the 1st house:

Do not think that you can hide or disguise your emotions: they are obvious to everyone. Your well-being depends strangely on your appearance and how people perceive you.

Moon in the 2nd house:

Although you have a lifetime of financial ups and downs, you become increasingly persistent and you learn to manage your money. Perhaps you do not consider yourself a materialistic person; Yet money matters.

Moon in the 3rd house:

You have a curious mind, a strong attachment to your brothers and sisters, and the ability to easily establish emotional ties. You have a sense of communication, both verbal and written.

Moon in the 4th house:

Your parents and the patrimony of the family are very important to you, and the past has a charm that you can hardly resist. You have very strong security needs. It is essential to have a home in which you feel good. In your search for the perfect home, you will most likely change residence.

Moon in the 5th house:

You are romantic, theatrical and emotional, especially with regards to heart stories. You are also creative and talented, perhaps in more than one field. Risk-taker, especially in love, you easily establish contact with children, whether yours or those of others. (That’s why you have to become professors guys)

Moon in the 6th house:

It is likely that you will often change jobs, until you find a job that really satisfies you. It is not enough to work for money; You need to be productive and realize yourself. The professions of service or health will give you great satisfaction. You also worry about your health, which may be affected by your reactions at work.

Moon in the 7th house:

Marriage and other associations play an important role for you, although you may be undecided about relationships. Once you get involved, you run the risk of becoming too dependent. In business, people are looking for you.

Moon in the 8th house:

You have emotions that fluctuate strongly, the ability to heal your emotional wounds yourself, and possibly even those of others. On the emotional level, you are courageous and ready to confront reality in the face. In the financial field, you experience ups and downs, especially through a romantic relationship.

Moon in the 9th house:

The more you push the limits of your life by looking for new experiences, the happier you are. You have an active imagination and a desire for knowledge. You may explore many religions and philosophies before finding the one that will satisfy you. Journeys soothe your soul.

Moon in the 10th house:

The peace of your mind goes hand in hand with your professional success. Career plays an essential role for you, but you may change professionally often before finding the right field. Once you have found it, you will immerse yourself in it. Your privacy suffers. Fortunately, if you like what you do, it does not matter to you.

Moon in the 11th house:

On the social level, you are popular and at ease, with a great aptitude for friendship. You possess an instinctive understanding of other people, and friends play a central role in your life. It’s possible that your goals and aspirations change often, so your circle of friends may change.

Moon in the 12th house:

It is not easy to update your secrets. You are in a changing, sensitive mood, and attracted by the secret side of life. Your mode is that of withdrawal. You prefer to conceal your emotions. You might be engaged in institutions like hospitals or prisons. Clandestine relationships may offer you a form of emotional food that you can not find elsewhere.
Mercury in the Houses- What are you thinking about?
  • >>> I KEEP THINKING ABOUT...
  • Mercury in the 1st: How others perceive me, how to improve myself, how to express myself better, my identity
  • Mercury in the 2nd: What is truly valuable, my talents, my resources, how to get what I want, how much I spend/gain
  • Mercury in the 3rd: If I'm making myself clear, if I know enough about something, what to learn next, favorite books
  • Mercury in the 4th: Who to protect, where is 'Home', how others feel, where I belong to, my mom, my safe haven
  • Mercury in the 5th: Romance, the outlets for my creativity, how to find happiness, what to create next, who to flirt with
  • Mercury in the 6th: How to improve my lifestyle, how not to waste my time, who needs my help, my day to day schedule
  • Mercury in the 7th: Who surrounds me, who complements me, the place others have in my life, how others want/expect me to be
  • Mercury in the 8th: Life's darkest side, what is there to be discovered, how to dig deeper, who to bond with, who to trust
  • Mercury in the 9th: Where to go, what to believe in, what to study, who to learn from & who to guide/teach, my morals
  • Mercury in the 10th: What to do with my life, my purpose, my place in the world, my accomplishments, who I can influence
  • Mercury in the 11th: My friends/groups, where I fit, how to make the difference, which bigger causes I'm fighting for
  • Mercury in the 12th: My dreams, what to hide from others, what makes me suffer the most, what to give away to charity

Neptune Loneliness 

Neptune makes us feel something immaterial and out of this world. 
It’s where we can feel, see, hear, and sense what other people cannot. Our vulnerability also means we are subject to exploitation, our concept of reality is severely interfered with. It can be where we have feelings of exile, loneliness, or secret longings 

Neptune in the 1st: Feels lonely in life and separated from the human experience, it may seem like it’s difficult to ever fit in 

Neptune in the 2nd: Feels strangely uncomfortable and exiled in places/homes/buildings with unusual or striking vibes, rooms have a mood they can feel and it can be hostile

Neptune in the 3rd: Can feel lonely in a crowd of conversation, may have felt lonely or separated from peers at school or different from siblings

Neptune in the 4th: Can feel disconnected from the feeling of being real and human, everywhere they go can seem like a strange and deja vu place 

Neptune in the 5th: Can feel lonely in the pursuit of romance like they are looking for someone or something they don’t know exists, as if they will never be truly loved 

Neptune in the 6th: Can feel lonely participating in the daily grind, separate from colleagues and business people, separate from the traffic, the noise, the suits

Neptune in the 7th: Feels exceedingly lonely when single, but feels even more lonely with incompatible partners

Neptune in the 8th: Feel lonely in their unreal conscious experiences where they are exposed to spirits, demons, callings of death and psychic activity

Neptune in the 9th: Feels lonely in their spiritual hunger, as if their urges for redemption and guidance from a higher source could never be understood 

Neptune in the 10th: Feels separated and lonely in public spaces, sensing stares and intrigue, like they can never be who people want 

Neptune in the 11th: Feels a sense of loneliness within friendship circles, longing for their company but feeling like they don’t truly fit in

Neptune in the 12th: Senses exile from the world as a child, feels lonely in their depth, psychic vulnerability, and the painful traumas of other people they are forced to experience and feel

-C.

art: kukula art 

2-11-17

Aries: This isn’t about trust issues, this is about that last fucking pancake.

Taurus: The inks, oils, and acrylics staining the indents around your nails will not come off easily. It’s a badge of honor for an artist. Wear it with pride.

Gemini: A thousand painters working for a hundred years could never capture your likeness and do it justice. Only the movements of the milky-way could ever rival the curve of your lips.

Cancer: It’s hard to tell if you’re just being you or riding an impressive high sometimes.

Leo: Sing more often. You may not enjoy the sound of your own voice, but we do and it brings a certain, inexplicable comfort to the moths.

Virgo: You should make muffins today. The House Ghost would be very pleased.

Libra: Lemon juice will remove that smell. Afterwards you’ll smell a bit like floor cleaner, but at least the cigarette smell will be gone?

Scorpio: Stop trying to help solve everyone else’s problems. Yours are enough to deal with on a daily basis.

Sagittarius: This isn’t your fight, but damned if you aren’t going to go for a knockout in the first round.

Capricorn: It’s both a threat and highly motivational. Funny how that tends to work that way.

Aquarius: The rats thinks you’re cute.

Pisces: Everyone always says “Time Heals All Wounds”, but no one ever tells you that  you can be left with the emotional equivalent of rheumatoid arthritis.

Venus in the Houses & what fills you with joy
  • Venus in the 1st House: Knowing who you are/ want to become
  • Venus in the 2nd House: Realizing how much you have
  • Venus in the 3rd House: Showing your mind to others
  • Venus in the 4th House: Finding your safe space
  • Venus in the 5th House: Letting yourself loose
  • Venus in the 6th House: Mastering your craft
  • Venus in the 7th House: People who make you feel complete
  • Venus in the 8th House: Following your guts
  • Venus in the 9th House: Reading about far away lands
  • Venus in the 10th House: Being admired and respected
  • Venus in the 11th House: Connecting with others
  • Venus in the 12th House: Daydreaming away
  • 1st house: grandfather
  • 2nd house: dependants
  • 3rd house: siblings, neighbours, teachers, cousins, classmates
  • 4th house: feminine guardians, spirit guides, grandmother
  • 5th house: our children
  • 6th house: aunts, uncles, pets, colleagues, your doctor, tutors
  • 7th house: personal connections and relationships, your astrologer, business partners, open enemies, nieces and nephews
  • 8th house: ancestors, your psychiatrist
  • 9th house: mentors, gurus, friends from overseas, lecturers and professors
  • 10th house: masculine guardians, authority figures, step parents
  • 11th house: social groups, followers, tribe, friends
  • 12th house: secret enemies, forbidden relations, oppressors, destructive influences `