The influence of planets and stars on human lives has been known to people since ancient times. They observed and recorded this influence and effects and named the study of the stars’ influence, astrology.
Astrology gives us valuable insights in different matters; it gives influence of people’s traits and likely events they might experience; it also gives us predictions about possible future events and outcomes of situations, etc.
Astrology analysis can give us important information about many questions that interest us; it can especially give us insights about personal traits, appearance, attitude, interests, preferences, beliefs and other details about some individual.
Planets in houses – individual charts and synastry meaning
The basis of astrological analysis is creating a natal chart. This is the chart of the planetary positions in a certain moment of time; this moment is usually the birth of someone.
Natal charts can also be made for any other significant moment in time to determine outcomes of certain situations and foretell future events.
The chart consists of 12 houses and planets placed inside these houses. The astrologer gathers information from these positions.
The angles of the house, especially the angle of the first house which represents the Ascendant of the person is very important, because reveals additional traits of the person, especially their public appearance and attitude. The houses that have planets inside are the most important.
These planets add additional characteristics to the areas ruled by the specific house where they are placed as well as events that might happen in the life of that person. The houses with planets show where the person’s focus is.
In synastry, which is an astrology technique used to analyze relationships and their potential, the houses with planets also play significant role for the analysis.
The houses where the partner’s planets are placed in the other partner’s chart reveal the way this relationship is likely to influence the owner of the natal chart.
All houses have their specific areas of rulership. The houses rule our personal traits and appearance, relationships, our family members, parents, brothers and sisters, children, other family members, our interests, education, hobbies, health, travels, surroundings, home, neighbors, social life and other matters in our life.
The houses are divided on angular or cardinal (which are the houses 1, 4, 7, and 10), succedent or fixed houses (which are the houses 2, 5, 8, and 11), and cadent or mutable (which are houses 3, 6, 9, and 12).
According to the influence they have on our life the houses are divided into two categories: personal (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6), and interpersonal houses (7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12).
The houses are also divided into houses which represent our personal identity (1, 2, and 3), houses which represent integration into environment (4, 5, and 6), houses that represent our awareness of other people (7, 8, and 9), and houses which represent our social expression (10, 11, and 12).
Moon – Basic Qualities
The Moon is the shiniest astronomical object on the night sky. The Moon is not a planet; in fact, it is the only Earth’s satellite.
No one can doubt or deny the significance the Moon has for life on our planet, but some people dispute the general belief about its origin.
Namely, it is believed that the Moon was created as a result of a massive collision of the Earth with an asteroid which is believed to have happened some 4.5 billion years ago.
Some people don’t believe in this story and trust that the Moon is an artificial creation and that it was made by aliens.
As the Earth’s satellite, the Moon circles around it; it takes it 27.5 days to make one full circle around the Earth, crossing through all of the 12 Zodiac signs. In astrology, the Moon is a ruler of Cancer; its exaltation falls in Taurus; its fall is in Scorpio, and its detriment is in Capricorn.
The Moon is the ruler of emotions and feelings and all matters related to these areas; it also rules our subconscious, our inner guidance, intuition, and our memories.
This is why people who are under a strong influence of the Moon are usually very sensitive, tend to have a strong intuition and inner guidance, and have an excellent memory.
In fact, their memory can often be the cause of their problems because they tend to hold on to the past and refusing to let go of past hurtful memories and experiences which are preventing them from moving forward.
The Moon is also the ruler of women in our life, and the most important women, our mother; it rules our motherly instincts and our femininity. The position of the Moon in our birth chart describes our mother and the relationship we have with her.
One important area that the Moon rules is our home. The placement of the Moon in our natal chart and the aspects it makes reveal how attached we are to our homes, and in some cases describes how they look.
The Moon also reveals how much comfort we seek and need in our lives. The house where it is positioned reveals the areas of life where we feel most comfortable and relaxed.
Moon people are easily hurt, and it takes great precaution when dealing with them. They can often misinterpret reactions and words and get offended or angry even when the person didn’t have anything bad in mind.
These people’s sensitivity often leads them to insecurity and dependable behavior. They can become very needy and demanding which can irritate those around them.
This is all combined with their tendency to change their moods swiftly, often without an apparent reason, and often without any reason at all. They can also be very possessive.
These people should learn how to control their emotions and not allow themselves to attach too much to situations and people; they need to learn when it is time to let go of something or someone for their own good.
They are family and home types and mostly enjoy spending their time at home surrounded by the people they love and trust.
Fifth House Meaning
The fifth house is the house of entertainment and pleasures; it is also the house of our creativity and creative endeavors.
This house is ruled by the Sun and the sign it corresponds with is Leo. The 5th is the house of romance and romantic encounters and relationships, emotional pleasures.
This is also the house of our children, and it can often reveal the gender of the first child. This house rules joys, pleasures, games, hobbies, and all activities which give us pleasure and joy.
This house can reveal the level of creativity of a person; it rules crafts and arts, sports activities, creative hobbies, painting, writing, entertainment events, etc. It describes whether the person knows how to enjoy life or not.
The fifth house reveals a lot about a person’s romantic life. This house can show us whether the person is open to dating and having fun, going out and meeting new people, falling in love, etc.
Moon in Fifth House Meaning in Individual Charts
The 5th house is the house of children, love affairs, creative self-expression and creativity in general; when the Moon is in this house, it adds its traits to these areas.
The person with their Moon in 5th house is usually creative and enjoys expressing themselves in some creative form.
This position of the Moon is often an indication of a personality who is very emotional and romantic; this person needs to express their feelings through a romantic relationship.
If the Moon is afflicted this position could indicate dependency of the person to their romantic partners, clingy and needy behavior which they tend to express when they are romantically involved with someone.
This position could also indicate the person acting motherly towards their partners, nurturing and caring for them as if they were their mother.
The Moon in fifth house could also indicate a person who has dramatic behavior and wants to be in the center of attention. This person could be prone to public behavior which they use to attract the attention of others to themselves.
This position of the Moon usually gives a strong desire to have children, and these people usually do have children they are very attached to. This could be a position of a person with a lot of children. These people enjoy doing fun stuff with their children and playing with them.
In most cases, these people are creative and have a strong desire to creatively express themselves. The type of self-expression will depend upon the sign where Moon is placed and the aspects it makes with other planets.
This position of the Moon describes the person’s mother as a fun and creative person who inspired this person to be creative and pursue their passions.
This might also be a sign of a mother with artistic abilities who tried to transfer her love for the arts to the person owner of the chart.
The mother of the person with this position of the Moon is usually very imaginative and nurtured and inspired their imagination and desire to creatively express their uniqueness.
A person with Moon in 5th house usually feels most comfortable when they are doing something inspiring and creative, as well as activities which bring them pleasure, such as hobbies, sports, writing, reading, painting, etc.
They might be prone to frequently change their focus of interest when it comes to their creative endeavor and their pursuits for fun.
This position of the Moon (usually when the Moon afflicted), might be a sign of a person prone to gambling or frequently changing romantic partners. In general, these people have a playful and open nature.
Moon in Fifth House Meaning in Synastry
When one person’s Moon falls into another person’s fifth house, this is usually a sign that the Moon person is fascinated by the fifth house person’s talents and creativity.
They enjoy observing the 5th house person enjoying her fun activities and pursuit of her passions. They enjoy supporting the 5th person’s creativity and passions and encouraging her to demonstrate all her qualities.
The Moon person is able to help the fifth house person to express their creativity in a way they never dreamed of.
The Moon person in some cases might be prone to undertaking a role of a parent towards the fifth house partner.
Depending on the individual chart of the fifth house person and the mutual aspects between their planets, the fifth house person might feel comfortable being treated in such a way by their Moon partner, or they might feel very uncomfortable which can be a cause of conflicts and this person’s desire to leave the relationship.
This is usually a good Moon placement for the relationship between two people because they can consider their relationship as something comfortable which they both enjoy.
The Moon person enjoys being around the fifth house person and this can be a very passionate connection. There can be a strong dose of attractiveness, especially on the Moon person’s side.
The fifth house person fills the Moon person with joy and happiness, and the Moon person could easily perceive them as their ideal romantic partner.
These two can enjoy doing fun activities together, like going out, doing some sports together, or even sharing a hobby. The attention and admiration they get from the Moon person makes the fifth person very happy and flattered.
They usually respond with appreciation and acceptance and are eager to tolerate the Moon’s sometimes overly demanding behavior. They enjoy being in a relationship with them and their emotional intensity makes them respond in a similar way.
The Moon in fifth house in individual charts is a sign of a person with extremely romantic nature and a desire to be romantically involved with someone.
These people are creative and enjoy expressing themselves creatively.
They also love doing fun activities and pursuing their passions, whether they are related to arts, sports, or some other field. They love children and usually have lot of children.
With the Moon in 5th house in synastry, the relationship between two people has a romantic connotation.
The Moon person admires the 5th house person’s creativity and talent and the 5th house person is grateful and appreciative for the attention and admiration they receive from the Moon person. These two enjoy spending time together doing fun activities.