The Moon

The Moon in Astrology: Its Meanings & Attributes

Astronomical Data

The Moon passes through the entire zodiac in 27 days, seven hours, and 43 minutes. Her mean daily motion is 13°, 10 minutes, and 36 seconds. Her northernmost latitude is 5° and 17 minutes, and her southernmost latitude is 5° and 12 minutes. Like the Sun, the Moon can never be retrograde. She rules Cancer, and is in detriment in Capricorn. Her exaltation is in the third degree (2.0°-3.0°) of Taurus, and her fall is in Scorpio.


Feminine, nocturnal, cold and moist (though there is some heat in her, as she reflects the Sun’s light). Phlegmatic. Corrupts and putrefies all bodies. Can be malefic or benefic. Thickest, densest, moistest and lightest objects. Moisture and opacity.

Human Faculties

Reproduction and giving birth. Natural power.

Body Parts/Humors

Blatter and genitals, menstruation and liver in women, the left eye of men and the right eye of women. The phlegmatic humor. Skin and lungs. Vision and taste. Neck, breasts, stomach, spleen.


Strokes, palsy, colic, bellyaches, all illnesses in the left side, stones, dropsy, diarrhea, gout in wrists and feet, stomach flu, sciatica, worms, eye problems, upset stomachs, convulsions, epilepsy, smallpox, measles, scrofula. All illnesses stemming from the abundance of moisture. Diseases of many kinds.


Infancy, especially during the period of nursing. Also the entire life, according to the four quarters of the Moon.


Medium height, pale complexion, round face, gray, glowering or gloomy eyes. Hairy. Good hair with locks. One eye may be larger than the other, short and fleshy hands, with a plump and phlegmatic body. Fast in his movements. If the Moon is waxing, a white complexion, if the Moon is waning, a dark complexion.

If the Moon is afflicted by the Sun, this indicates some problem with the eyesight or near the eye. If, in such a case, the Moon is in a succedent house, the problem is near the eye. If the Moon is angular and with certain fixed stars, the problem is with the eyesight.

Human Conditions

Contemplation, emotiveness, forgetfulness, timidity, revealing of secrets, love of festivity, magic, storytelling, lies, and gluttony. Captivity, and prison for deceptions of wizards.

Behavior When Dignified

Composed, soft, gentle, and tender. Lover of the arts and sciences, and of all novelties. Naturally loves to change his living space, emotionally changeable, and lives for today. Loves peace and quiet, and yearns to escape from the cares of daily life. May have many occupations and may have multiple careers or means of making money. Pure in heart, adaptable, forgetful, lover of elegance, respected by people, cheerful, lover of women, too anxious about women. Levity in appropriate places, excellent spirits.

Behavior When Ill-Dignified

An idle vagabond, lazy, drunkard, happy to live as a beggar, without a care, one unhappy in all surroundings and conditions, whether good or bad. Lying, over-anxious for his health and comfort, uxorious.

Countries and Cities

Holland and Zeeland, Denmark, Nuremberg, Flanders. Mosul (Iraq), Azerbaijan.


Seas, fields, fountains, baths, sea inlets and bays, highways, desert places, ports, rivers, fishponds, standing pools, boggy places, shores, brooks, springs, harbors. Plains and level ground. All wet places, underground or underwater brickmaking. Narrow streets of the common people.

Ethnicities and People

Queens, countesses, ladies, women, the common people, travelers, mother, her sisters, and one’s older sisters, pregnant women, and pilgrims. Kings, nobles, noble matrons, celebrated and wealthy citizens.


Adherents of the prevailing religion.


Sailors, fishermen, fish sellers, brewers, bartenders, vintners, postmen and messengers, coachmen/drivers, hunters, millers, drunkards, all women who sell items in the streets, midwives, nurses, servants, travelers and water bearers. Engaged in business matters, missions, agencies, accounting, medicine, geometry, the higher sciences, measuring land and water, growing and cutting hair, selling food, silver rings and virgins.


All animals that live in the water or are nocturnal; frogs, fish, otters, snails, weasel, sea birds, cuckoo, geese, swans, duck, the night owl. All shellfish, oysters and clams, crabs, lobsters, tortoise, eels. Mules, donkeys, cattle, hare, any white animal. All domesticated animals, sheep, oxen, camels, giraffes and elephants.

Trees, Plants, Fruits and Vegetables

All plans with soft and succulent leaves, or ones that grow quickly or in watery places. Colwort (could be anything from the cole vegetable family: Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, etc.), cabbage, melon, gourd, onion, mandrake, Poppy, pumpkin, lettuce, rape, Linden trees, mushrooms, endive, old trees or plants that have round, shady, or spreading leaves, and are not fruit bearing. Willows, peach trees, and cucumbers. Cinnamon. Wheat, and barley. All short-stemmed plants, like vines and sweet pomegranates. Grass, reeds, canes, flax, hemp, trailing plants.


Fresh or bland, unripe taste. Salty. All foods that are cold and moist, sometimes beneficial, sometimes not. Foods not in constant use. All beverages.


White or pale yellow, pale green, silvery.


All clothing and spreads.


Silver and all things manufactured from it.


Selenite (moonstone), soft stones, crystals, onyx, lime. Nabatean glass, emerald. Pearls, strung beads.

Days, Nights and Hours


Geographical Direction

North, some say WNW.