YO fellow Eclipse travellers – i am reposting this from the archives as tres relevant this week x
Obviously, there are oodles of factors that contribute to your mothering style but astrologically you look to your Moon. Also, arguably, Ceres & stuff in the 5th House but for now, let’s do the Moon…And, as always, this is just off the top of my head, for fun and not taking into account your whole chart.
For example, if your Moon is in Scorpio but it’s bang on Uranus, you are totally looking at an Aquarian/Uranian zing to that Scorped up Moon. And if you’re an Astro-Fiend, look to the easy/harmonious/soft versus tricky/challenging/hard aspects made by the Moon to see how you fit motherhood into other aspects of your life.
A few ideas to get you thinking…
Moon in Aries: Gung-ho Mum who imbues her kids with sense of can-do & the ability to compete in healthy ways. She models this by refusing to ever knuckle down. If shit happens, Moon-in-Aries Mum is not seen crumbling, whimpering “oh no, not now, not this again” – she is UP and at ’em. So she role models sensational ambition & flair. Fantastic sports mum – unless you lose, lol. Moon-in-Aries Mum can occasionally be low in empathy & does not like “grizzling.”
Moon in Taurus: Serenity Mum who transmits eerie soothing rays to even the most unruly of offspring, tetchy of babies. Moon-in-Taurus Mum, at best, is the archetypal herbal mother a la the Empress in the Tarot. Excellent at creating a secure-feeling and luxurious atmosphere of peace & plenty, regardless of funds available. Moon-in-Taurus Mum gives excellent money & worldly living advice, provides child with strong sense of adequacy. Child will prob not crack up before 20 due to cuckoo credit card debts and louche living.
Moon in Gemini; Young-at-heart Mum who flits about forever able to relate to offspring’s foibles as her inner child so super-alive. Often prefers school age children and onward to the baby stage as the older ones can be so easily employed to collect gossip and are more rewarding for her to dialogue with. Gets off on the imparting of knowledge & moulding young mind aspect of parenting. Gives child verve & ability to never-ever be a bore as child HAD to be amusing for Moon-in-Gem mum. Child comes out brainy & urbane…
Moon in Kataka; Classic Mum as this Moon is in the sign La Luna rules – the sign of parenting. Moon in Kataka loves pregnancy, birthing & breastfeeding in primal way that amazes other mothers – has profound spiritual link to the whole thing. Is nurturing to the nth degree with only the slightest hint of martyrdom/guilting. Can and will pull off such a high level of nourishing and caring for the child, that the standard of cooking/empathy et all is never again reached. Can be terribly clingy. Child has strong feeling of being wanted & is usually a fab cook/emo-together.
Moon in Leo; Chic Mom. Moon-in-Leo Mum is fiercely loving of offspring a la nature documentaries & she is ultra-adept at all milestone events such as choreographing parties, attending funparks and ensuring the child looks just-so for the first day of school. Child can feel a bit like co-conspirator in major fabulosity scheme. Moon in Leo has fervent belief in her child’s extreme beauty, talent and star potential – how could it be any other way for a being who sprung from her gilded loins. Will make scenes at parent teacher meetings if child’s genius not acknowledged. Fiend for table manners & grooming.The child will have awesome pics of self – maybe even a portrait.
Moon in Virgo; Details Mum. No way will the child of Moon-in-Virgo Mum ever have be sheepish at school because of excursion note not signed et al. All details from childs fingernails being filed to regular dental check-ups and ability to pronounce words properly will be taken care of. Supernaturally together young peeps often spring from Moon-in-Virgo mums who ensured they always have needle and thread to sew on buttons, their taxi fare home & the ability to properly read instructions. Her child will be educated, healthy & wise…Or else. Can nark off a bit. Or be a bit hypochondriac.
Moon in Libra; Yummy Mummy. Moon-in-Libra Mum is not the sort of saint who skips a facial so that her children can have new shoes but she models that detached & independent woman who doesn’t lose herself in parenting. She flirts. Even with the ob-gynae who helps to deliver her baby. She imparts her sense of justice, symmetry and elegant living to her children and weilds her charm to make even the most mundane aspects of childhood quite fascinating. Her child is imbued with a social conscience, charm & eloquence and beauty worship. Moon-in-Libra Mum insists her children conduct themselves in public and at quite adult occasions v.early on. Result; sophisticated, take-anywhere children.
Moon in Scorpio; Totality Mum. Moon-in-Scorpio Mum needs to bond deeply with her children and experience a primordial and open bond with them. She can be amazingly single-minded and obsessed when it comes to backing them – i often think those child progidies have Moon-in-Scorpio Mums. They’ll read every single parenting book going and apply the findings. They want their child actualised & individuated – with no hang-ups. They can be a bit more focussed than some of the other Moon Signs on what they felt they had to give up, to become a parent. Her children are v.self-aware & often have one unique & official talent.
Moon in Saggo; Boho Mum. Moon-in-Saggo mum is the most likely to jump on a plane to take even toddler kids trekking in Spain or whatever mind-expanding experience she deems appropriate. She believes in candour and space for herself so she’ll encourage her kids to be likewise extremely honest and with the ability to create the mood/space they need to be themselves. Banquet style dins on the table every night ain’t her style. Kids get spontaneity & a lot of quite frothy political thoughts/beliefs/opinions about everything. Kid will be a great debater. She’s slack with rules & always on the child’s side re school. Will argue validity of homework as a concept – putting the whole system on trial – rather than admit her child didn’t do it.
Moon in Capricorn; Moon-in-Capricorn operates much like Moon-in-Virgo mum only with less details consciousness and more of an over-riding long term vision for her child. Foresight is her. She puts childs name down for right kindie at conception. Ditto proper schools etc. She thinks way ahead and even back; child is not only member of right clubs, child is very aware of ancestors and where he/she fits into society. Child gets fantastic head start in life & a whole lot of – at the appropriate age – witty & bawdy insider secrets of Life. But there will be no slacking. Moon in Capricorn’s child often does not realise all that is being done for her/him at the time.
Moon in Aquarius; Eccentric Mum. Child learns about conspiracy theories, Kombucha mushroom as an antioxidant or maybe not and alternative realities early on as is taken along with Moon in Aqua Mum’s perpetual personal growth trip. Moon-in-Aquarius Mum is not going to fit into a bourgeois parenting paradigm – no way- so her child may well be alt.schooled, alt.healthy and alt-thinking from an early age. Moon in Aqua Mum can be super-rigid but her over-riding philosophy of New Age parenting will usually win the day. Her child gets the gift of a cosmic consciousness, open mind and the gift of being his/her own person.
Moon in Pisces; Moon in Pisces Mum can be a tad inconsistent. Yin, Yang and Yin again. One moment she’s Domestic Godesssy and it’s cupcakes at dawn – the next moment, everyone is on a macrobiotic diet and learning to meditate. One moment she’s overbearingly THERE and wanting to bond, the next screeching for space so she can create her magnum opus. Again. Moon in Pisces children get a sense of the world as being an enchanted place, where magical thinking works. He/she will also be ultra-culturally literate as Moon-in-Pisces is a polyglot who appreciates similar in her children. They will v.rarely be stuck or queruously peevish. She bequeaths them magic & fluidity.
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