Those born with the moon in a Fire sign [Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius] want to turn their feelings into physical experiences. Fire signs are consumed with “taking action” and emotionally, a desire is the primary motivator for all action.
Think about it. Before a couch potato ever gets up off the couch, s/he “wants” something. The movement itself is motivated by a desire. It might just be the desire to go to the bathroom, but it will always be a desire that motivates a Fire Moon sign. This is the essence of a Fire Sign Moon placements.
These Moon signs are not motivated by things of a practical nature, or by the lessons of the past. Before anything else, some form of instant physical gratification must be had. What they find out after the fact is that these “actions” create memories that are hard to forget. Reckless actions create negative memories. I’d say regrets, but these Moon signs often do not have regrets. They endeavor to not spend too much time in the past with these memories [lessons].
They are constantly motivated to move forward by desires that keep them moving into the future. This is the nature of desire. It is the engine that keeps us all moving forward, in a Moon sign this desire will often keep individuals motivated only by emotional gratification.
Basically, these three Moon placements ‘feel’ that their desires are ‘needs’, rather than ‘wants’. This need, to have their desires met, feeds the passion of the Fire Moons, and is also the problem with a Fire Sign Moon. The Moon seeks to feel and remember. The Moon is the keeper of a person’s time line, and as such the Moon seeks to remember the past and create a time line of memories. Memories are very important to the Moon, but placed in a Fire Sign will be pushed into the future relentlessly seeking to feel what they desire in that particular moment in time. This is a bit of a contradiction, and can be problematic during the lifetime. These aren’t considered ‘bad’ placements, but they certainly are complex assignments.[Note: I am only talking about the Moon Placement here. Of course a complete chart can modify any of these attributes, or exaggerate them. It’s the nature of a chart to break down each placement, and then blend them all back together for an accurate interpretation. And, please do not confuse a Moon placement with a Sun placement. The influence is quite different in nature.]
A Moon in Aries is characterized by an impulsive and firey nature. Remember that fire sign Moons are aggressive in trying to meet their emotional needs, and Moon in Aries is the most impulsive of the three fire signs. Oh, all three are impulsive, it is the nature of Fire to move fast and consume everything in its wake, but Aries, being so competitive, is the most impulsive and aggressive. They want what they want—NOW, and will impulsively go after it often winning, but losing more often than liked.
The emotional range in this sign is unlimited for quick changes in mood, and reckless emotional outbursts. Their actions are motivated by emotional matters, and there is little reflection afterwards regarding the wisdom of their actions. Like a child who wants, well, everything, a Moon in Aries is essentially the eternal ‘Peter Pan’ of the Zodiac seeking immediate gratification to every desire they feel.
This placement relies on “gut instinct” more than any other sign on the Zodiac. The sign of Aries is noted for its instinctual behavior because instinct is needed to act with the speed and deliberation that is needed from an Aries. Aries is Action, and the sign has an over developed sense for instinctive action. The Moon placed here is good in most emergencies because of the instinctive action the sign of Aries possesses. Then, after an emergency is over, they can sometimes become still and unresponsive to events around them. In many ways it takes so much energy to handle emergencies, they are spent, and need to recover.
There is a pronounced need for independence here. By independence I am not referring to any lack of commitment. Once they find a mate, it is usually for life. It’s just a little more difficult to get them to settle down. Marriage and commitment isn’t a natural state for a Moon in Aries, but once they have the desire to marry or commit, they will in spectacular fashion.
However, their independence will remain a personality trait. They might not call and tell you they are working late, or stopping by the bar for a drink. They will not text you right back, or even take a call when it is inconvenient. The reason isn’t that they don’t love you, it is because they live eternally in the moment, and honestly, don’t understand the emotional need for constant communication.
But, be sure to return their text or call right away. Just sayin’.
A Moon in Leo is characterized by a magnanimous and passionate nature when it comes to the expression of their feelings. Unfortunately, Leo’s tendency for exaggeration and drama can lead to accusations from others of insincerity, self-absorption and narcissism. The truth is that the excitement of a particular moment may cause them to sincerely and passionately say or do things that they absolutely mean, but the moment soon passes and they are off to another adventure of the heart. Commitment is not their strong point, but passion certainly is.
Pride and egotism is the emotional downfall of anyone with a Moon in Leo. They cannot separate emotions from ego. It is ego that prompts them to consciously or subconsciously seek to dominate and control emotional relationships.
Leo moon personalities can be extremely stubborn. They have purpose, determination, and tenacity when it comes to getting what they want. Strongly idealistic, they are capable of great personal sacrifice for causes in which they passionately believe. Even when presented with irrefutable evidence that their idealism or loyalty has been misguided, they may find it difficult to move on. They are very assertive when it comes to protecting not only their own freedom but also the rights and freedom of others. They have a jealous nature, though they are not particularly possessive. When a romance ends, they are more apt to suffer from a wounded ego than a broken heart. They are likely to have artistic talent, or at least great interest in art, architecture, and design.
A Moon in Sagittarius is characterized by an innate need for variety and change. They get bored easily, and need constant stimulation in order to feel emotionally satisfied with life. They will like to travel to exotic locales, along with adventurous hot spots. Placed here, the Moon is always looking to push for the things that are beyond its experience.
A Sagittarius Moon will want to move away from home early in life, will travel out of state to go to College, date someone exotic or foreign, and probably choose some sort of niche employment. These are complicated people who seek relentlessly to experience all life has to offer.
There is a
tendency here for over-indulgence in food, sex, drink, and folly. They need to
have fun, and in that pursuit they will burn through any number of relationships,
jobs, and friends. In the negative, they can become lazy and feel entitled, but
they are never boring.
Placed here, the Moon accentuates the passionate, idealistic and creative dimensions of life. This Moon will possess a deep emotional connection to all things spiritual. Some are extremely religious, but others are attracted to philosophy, the law, ethics, and morality. When it comes to ethics and morality every Moon in Sagittarius will determine individually what is true or not, but all will be deeply and emotionally connected to something outside of themselves-A higher power is real to them.
After the soul searching of Moon in Scorpio, the Moon in Sagittarius seeks to travel physically, emotionally, and spiritually everywhere possible. This placement seeks to experience everything in a very real way, and will search for new experiences during the lifetime. They seek the truth, but according to who? This lunar mood is adventurous, active, and restless to experience life first hand, and like all Fire sign Moons, seeks adventure and experiences to feed the lunar nature. Sagittarius is a sign that covers a lot of ground, and often likes to do it alone.