The moon is our natural instincts, our true inner selves, our emotional self, what we need to feel nurtured, our nurturing style, our mother and our early upbringing and intuition. In synastry it is the heart of the relationship, where we are likely to be emotional, sensitive, intuitive or nurturing with our partners and they us, it's where we emotionally invest in the relationship.
Disclaimer: Astrology is complex, it is impossible to understand how a aspect or placement will play out in the synastry between two people without first understanding both of the individual charts, of the couple involved. Certain aspects within the natal chart of the individuals can block, suppress or enhance, the way it will play out in the synastry this is why aspect by aspect interpretations are rarely accurate. These are general assuming there are no other aspects being made and without regard to the sign.
Moon in Partners 1st house
This makes for a very close connection based on very similar emotional natures and upbringings. You are likely to share the same the sense of humor and will be very sensitive to each others feelings. You will realize that the both of you experienced growing up in a similar way or you can relate to each other on a personal level. This is a very intuitive position for the moon, you will both pick up each others feelings and will be able to respond exactly as needed because of this. You intuitively know what each other is feeling and needs. Just be careful not to mix there feelings with your own. You moods will effect each other usually when one is down the other will know it, and will try to bring them up. You have a deep understanding of what each other needs emotionally and able to provide it. This placement is very binding be cause of the almost telepathic understanding of each other's needs. The similarities are uncanny and you both feel that you are of the same tribe which makes you want to spend as much time around each other as possible.
Moon in partners 2nd house
This position of the moon adds a greater need for emotional and financial security with each other. The Moon person will want to provide for the house person. The Moon person might find, or feel security in the house person. The house person will be very generous and helpful with the Moon person. The Moon person will feel emotionally secure with the house person. This is the house of Venus and Taurus, so there will also be some jealousy and protectiveness of each other as well. You also will find you share many of the same values. This is a indication of a strong attraction between the two of you. The Moon person can help the house person get their finances in order, but it is also possible that the Moon person will cost the house person money. They each see each other as a benefit and find value in one other, this is usually a good self esteem building position for both people, they seem to compliment one another with complete ease.
Moon in partners 3rd house
The Moon person will intuit what the house person is thinking. This is a indication of similar ways of thinking and sharing ideas. They will enjoy communicating about many different subjects, and will tend toward conversations in areas of the sign of the Moon, and the sign on the 3rd house of the other. For instance, if it's a Air sign, there conversations will be more of a intellectual nature.
The house person will admire the Moon persons intelligence and the house person will feel that the Moon person just gets them. The Moon person will be sensitive to the house persons moods, their may be a psychic connection also. There is a deep intellectual understanding between these two which makes for interesting and dynamic conversations. These two will enjoy taking up new subjects of the same interest together. The Moon person will need verbal expression of the house persons feelings more often to feel safe.
Moon in partners 4th house
A feeling of being at home together is the feeling between the two usually after a very short time. You will be very supportive of one another and will experience a desire to both nurture and care for each other. You might have similar upbringings or family backgrounds in which you can relate to one another on a very deep level. This placement is ideal for a long term marriage and family if it is a love relationship. Amongst, freinds they will become like one of the family. If a love relationship you are likely to move in together rather quickly, you just feel too comfortable and why pay two rents, when your happy in one place. The moon person will feel a at "home feeling" with the house person, which may even remind them of a family member. The house person will nurture and provided a warm safe environment for the moon but it is also possible it's the other way around. This aspect is common in couples that live together for they mesh really well, and living together just flows with ease.
This is a ideal placement for family and home. You will feel like family or want to experience family together. Trust, security and safety will highlight your relationship.
Moon in your partners 5th house
This is a fun and loving placement for the moon. You both will spark a playful romantic side in one another. If other aspects allow( see variables of the aspects) this can be a highly romantic relationship. This is the house of creative self expression, play, love and children so all these things will color your relationship. Talk of children is possible, or at least you will have good relations with each other's children or the children of others. You will enjoy your alone time in your own playful sandbox together. This is a very romantic and fun placement, where you will enjoy each other's company immensely.
Moon in partners 6th house
You go out of your way to help your partner with all things necessary. You are always willing to help makes things more efficient or healthy for them. You also get a general joy out of helping or being of assistance to the house person. This person will feel they have a partner on the day to day areas of life, and are likely to feel taken care of and planned for. You may enjoy being of service to your partner, with care about their health and eating habits and well, as acting almost as if a personal assistant to them. Be careful, not to do do much, because although your partner may initially appreciate it, you run the risk of allowing this person to take advantage of your good deeds, not always intentionally. The house person will want to help you organize your life as well, and will give you great ideas on how to make your work more efficient. You can both be critical of each other so try to pay attention, not to spoil the fun.
Moon in your Partners 7th house
This is a ideal position for both Marriage or a Business Partner. This is the house of equal partnership, where you both will strive for balance within the partnership. You will both want to offer your best to each other. This is known as the house of marriage because it is the house of contracts, signed agreements, and where you find mutual benefit from being together. If you have other romantic aspects this can very well lead to marriage. Alternatively it is also the house of enemies, so if the Marriage doesn't work it would likely not end well. This shows a lot of compatibility but does not necessary guarantee a romantic relationship. You both will like being around each other, and may even want to start a business or work together.
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Moon in Partners 9th house
This is a fabulous placement for the moon for you will both appreciate each other on a fundamental level, there is a expansive feel about this relationship. Higher learning, exploring and discovering answers to life's big questions, through spirituality, religion, or the metaphysical will be likely but also through travel, publishing and trying different things. You will make great travel partners, NOT everyone is someone that you can travel happy with. If there is romantic attraction and other aspects allow- over time your love will grow and continue to expand. You both have many of the same life goals, fundamental values and many of the same interests that really matter over the long run. This is the house of Jupiter so good feelings, similar ideals, Values, and interests, along with a zest to experience "the new" and the unknown. Religion, Philosophy, Conspiracies and things of such will likely be the area in which you naturally gravitate to when communicating.
The Moon person will be very supportive of the house person in these areas, and the house person can open the Moon person up to a broader way of seeing things.
In some cases couples take on a very spiritual outlook to life, it can show similar religious backgrounds, or philosophical beliefs which only deepens their love for each other. You will feel like you can do anything together. The house person may bring out the spiritual side of the moon person or vice versa. Either way this relationship will be meaningful and larger than life.
Please also see the article below for more on 9th house synastry.
Moon in your Partners 10th house
This aspect adds a great deal of admiration. The house person may look up to the Moon person, or the Moon person may find the house person as someone they not only respect but if in a romantic situation someone that they want to make an impression on the world with, or are proud of being seen together. If a relationship is pursued you may work together at some point. The Moon person will make the house person feel more confident, and can help the house person in their Career. This does add a strong attraction. This is the house of Career but also reputation, promotion fame and fans. The Moon person may find themselves promoting the house person in some way, usually speaking very highly of the house person to others, bringing attention to them. This is a beneficial placement to have for both love and business for there is a mutual respect for one another.
Moon in your Partners 11th house
This is a fabulous placement for love, friendship or both. Being friends helps the longevity of any relationship, when you get along, you last. This placement pretty much says that you both "just plain like each other". As a matter of fact you like each other a lot. You will find that the two of you have many similarities, commonalities and even similar ways of thinking. You will be supportive of each other as true equals.
You will probably enjoy hanging out with mutual friends, or group settings together, and may even take up a cause together.
This will not be a relationship where you have separate friends, you will more than likely blend your groups quite well. You will enjoy having fun, dreaming and making wishes together. Highly compatible placement for the Moon.
Moon in your Partners 12th house
You want to be cautious about who you let in this house. This house is as predictable as the whimsical. This is the house of secrets, and the Moon here will have access to them, which when used in the positive form the Moon person can help identify things that lie hidden to the house person.
The 12th house in it's most positive can bring about your soul mate and in the lowest produce your enemy or someone that is not in your best interest. It comes down to each others Karma.
This is also the house of hospitals, sanctuaries, prisons, and institutions. Often time planets that transpose here need healing or help, and the house person is the one that may be karmicly bound to help them. For example: A woman I know was in-love with a man that clearly had many mental issues, panic anxiety disorder, psychosis, and a few more. These weren't very obvious until he would have a attack. His Mercury was in her 12th house, it's a long story what she did, but after 10years of him suffering, and 6 months after meeting her he overcame the panic anxiety. The relationship didn't last but she felt she did what she was suppose to or destined too.
With the Moon it could very well be the Moon needs healing, the person may need to learn how to express themselves emotionally or could be carrying emotional scars. This is not always the case, but it is part of the theme. It could also be a lesson from the Moon Guru for the house person.
On another note this is the house of psychic sensitivity and spirituality, so the relationship and the interaction will most certainly be highly spiritual and even psychic.
In other words you can end up in spiritual bliss and a private romance away from it all in a sanctuary with your soul mate. Or you can end up with someone that has come to you for help Or to offer you help. The planet people can also play the doctor role to the house person, people that impact this house can be our psychiatrist or us theirs.
The ideal situation would be the sanctuary or spiritual and psychic attunement, where both people have each others best interest at heart.
In the negative the Moon person can use the information gained to hurt or harm the house person.
Solution to navigating the 12th house. Be sure to see things as they actually are don't idealize or glamorize, unless it's earned first. Always match behavior and actions with words.
In a love relationship this relationship will take on a ethereal quality that will make you question whether or not half of it is real, the two can live happily ever after much like those romances in a fairytale, we are talking Neptune's house where all things are possible.
Need more? Please see special article on The 12th house synastry along with Neptune Moon Aspects for the descriptions will explain in greater detail.
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