When the Moon Transits the 10th House

Moon in the 10th House

 

The 10th:  the house of achievement and fulfillment in one’s life.  The true vocation — not the job; that’s the 6th house.

I was just about to think that the Moon in the 10th house has nothing to do with anything occurring in my life right now–when duhhh! How obvious could it be?  Let me explain.

When  the Moon transits the 10th house it hits the emotional psyche or the part of us that relates to what we do here!  Our work, our career, our cosmic job description!  The 10th is ruled by Saturn/Capricorn which relates to “society”, the public.

You know this, right?  That you can sell shoes and still be doing your cosmic job description, right?  I mean we do what we came here to do no matter what our J.O.B. happens to be and we do it whether we can help it or not really.

Anyway, how could I not get such an obvious connection with my life right now?   Today I’ve been revisiting/evaluating my prior job experiences, my writing work and some other things (details not as important as the archetype meaning that I’m getting at here).  Career and how we are viewed by the public and how we view our own role in the world–that’s the 10th house.  Its what and how we are doing what we are here to do.  Well, you get the idea.  It’s the authority connection to–the 10th.  Saturn links to “the boss” or the conventional authority figure and often that archetype relates to “father” or “dad” which is another connection that Saturn /Capricorn have as far as archetype meanings.

Do I want to change it up, mix it up, flip it or turn it all around.  Do the Hokey Pokey shake it all around?  Those topics, that subject, has been dancing around in my heart the past few days, especially today.  Psychic work, astrology work, writing the novel and being of service to the world in the ways that I know how to.

I’ve been thinking about how I see myself in the world and evaluating my ability to be of service in other ways today. And actually that’s  right on time with a Moon transiting in the 10th house of career and the public image.  The opposite polarity, the 4th house, relates to self-image while the 10th relates to public image.   My entire day today was consumed with these thoughts and actions–thus the earlier duhh!  How could I not realize this connection right off–it took me a few minutes thinking well, the 10th house Moon has nothing to do with ‘me’ right now.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

Okay. What about you?  Generally speaking when the Moon transits the 10th house it is time to dedicate yourself to getting ahead in the world, either in your current career or setting things in motion toward your ultimate goals.  Authority of any kind can be an issue, either your own authority in the world or that of your boss or parents.

The soul’s wish to leave a mark in the world to bear fruit in the community somehow in a meaningful way would be triggered emotionally when the Moon moves through the 10th.

Issues of social ambiance can trigger the emotion too.  The Moon is sensitive to issues of social atmosphere in the 10th house.  Do you think this fits?  My sister just asked me if our other sister could come here at Thanksgiving.  More the merrier?  Not in this case! A religious nut and a Psychic in the same house?  Use your imagination.   Talk about right on time too– a great example of Luna transiting the 10th!  Thanks to the Angels for that great example actually.

Status or as they say over the pond STAY-tus is another thing the emotions could be sensitive to when it moves through the 10th house.  These things are good to know because while everything happens for a reason the emotional intensity in that area will back off when the Moon moves on in a day or two.  It’ll be back there next month but the great thing about the Moon and life in general is that… well, as my mother would often say, “This too shall pass.”

Our sense of life mission will be prominent in our heart when the Moon moves through the 10th.  We may feel that our emotional needs involve stepping outside of a “job description” to more of a calling instead.  We may, at this time, struggle with whether or not we are going to accept any kind of social external definition of our identity and we may be emotionally challenged to align the external sense of self with our internal.

Responsibility is also an archetype here.  Some days I do not have a client to work with but I still work.  I blog or use that day to write the weekly newsletter or work on my writing project–my “someday it’s going to be a novel”.   I make myself accountable or responsible to offer something to the community at large whether it is always noted or acknowledged doesn’t matter.  Any writer writes because they have to.   People who are ingrained in the standards of society don’t always understand this and this is what I mean by external and internal self worth.  Do I measure my worth in the world against my bank account?  That’s a great 10th house Lunar transit question.   And its a bit harder to grapple with when the Moon is here–the emotions they can clobber you about that if you’re not careful and aware.

The 10th, you see, is about standing alone just like the planet Saturn that rules here does.  And it can be lonely sometimes when those “You and Me against the World” feelings kick up.  Remember that song?

Responsibilities to pay those bills can grow and loom large when the Moon moves through here too–any responsibilities for that matter take an emotional hit from the Moon.  But the emotional triggers can help to make changes where those are necessary.  Everything happens for a reason and it’s not circumstances that upset a us, it’s the view we take of them as someone smart once said.

The more you know about the lunar cycle, the more consciously you are able to work with the energies of the psyche at that time, the more you are able to use the energy to your

advantage or at least the more equipped you are to understand yourself.  And if you know when the Moon is moving through someone else’s 10th house, that helps too.


 

 

 

 

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When the Moon transits the 7th House

MOON in the 7th House

When the Moon Transits the 7th house issues of trust can surface, knowing who to trust.  We can also be sensitive to the moods of others–it is, after all, the house of others, any others, including but not exclusive to partners.  The 7th relates to intimacy and connections with others so at the time of the month that the Moon moves through your 7th house you may take a risk to initiate intimacy on some level.  For example, I wrote to a client/friend this week about something very personal which is unusual for me to do (unless I trust them and also know them well).  I realize that the connection to Luna in the relationship house supported my doing that.

We can project like crazy and accept the projections of others when the Moon connects in here—this house is ruled by Venus and Libra and they are the queens of projection.

We are going to naturally be seeking harmony and balance with others when the Moon passes here because the Moon in us wants to feel happy and secure and harmony and balance support that serenity,

We may be indecisive about how we feel about things–the Libra quality with the Moon here in the 7th will enable you to feel both sides and the paradox making decisions about feelings somewhat difficult.  For example, “How do I REALLY feel?”

We can also realize how dependent we are upon others when the Moon transits here–emotional realizations come to the forefront about how we “can’t do it alone” and how we need others.

Any partnerships that seem to be working can be very satisfying to our feelings of security at this time.  We become more aware of one-on-one relationships too and feel a deeper emotional connection to our traveling companions on our life path.

We will tend to feel the “pathos” of others–feel empathy for others easily.  Recently as the Moon was leaving my 7th house I was overwhelmed with the feeling of empathy for others and made this tweet post:  “Feeling great compassion for the human condition. I want to give ALL in this world a hug!” –that’s a pretty good example of a 7th house lunar transit expressing.

At this time we are more likely than at any other time of the month to be able to feel what it’s like to be the other person–able to see life through the eyes of another.

The Moon is about our ability to “feel” and to respond emotionally.  Realizing what other people ‘are’ and what they ‘are not’ is essential to our happiness and when Luna moves through this area of life experience we get a good feel for that.

We may find also that a 7th house transit helps us ‘clear the air’ in relationships.

Recently I found out that a prior life partner was undergoing a medical procedures of his heart–my X-husband of 20 years and the father of my three daughters.  This is happening just when the Moon is transiting my 7th house this month.  I found myself revisiting our past, our marriage, our good times and bad and certainly feeling emotional on that level.  And certainly right on time in alignment with Luna in my 7th.  (By the way, the cusp of my 7th house is Aquarius and that’s his Sun Sign–and that’s typical or astrologically normal that the cusp of the 7th describes the partners one connects with.)

Also,  I’ve been able to spend quality one-on-one time with each of my family members as the Moon has moved through the 7th house which is another archetype of a 7th house Lunar transit–sometimes we all get so busy this doesn’t happen.  I’m going to track Luna more frequently through my houses and see what may happen consistently.

Some call the 7th house the house of open enemies and I did have a taste of that the other day when something was stolen which brings in that first line about issues of  knowing who to trust that  can crop up with a 7th house transit.

See you in the 8th house.  So far my x-husband is doing well but still undergoes other procedures over the upcoming days.

(By the way, the Moon is FULL now and in Pisces as it moves into my 8th house)


When the Moon Transits the 5th House

Moon in the 5th HouseWhen the Moon transits the 5th house you may want to take a break from your routine.  The energy of the 5th house supports a pleasurable time.  This is what will satisfy the emotions and help you to feel happy and secure.  The moody Moon will also seek out bonds with children typically at this time or for some folks the attention will be focused on the hobby or some creative pursuit.

As the Moon visits the Leo/Sun house (the 5th) the emotional nature will be sensitive to feelings of being appreciated.

There will typically be an emotional need for some type of self-expression.  (I am writing this blog when the Moon is in the 5th house in my chart… I also wrote my weekly newsletter today which are both types of self-expression in harmony with Luna in my 5th house.)

When the Moon moves through your 5th house, it is good to not give the opinions of others too much power.

You may find yourself wanting to be spontaneous–go for it!  Taking a vacation from everyday life–I’ll say it again.  Break routines!  That will make you happy during these few days of the month.  The less you do out of your routine, the more you achieve!

PERSONAL NOTE:  The 5th house is the house of “children” and this week I’ve been in touch with my daughters more than usual due to (what I call) ‘cat duty’; caring for their feline family members while they are away.  One of the cats is sick and requires some extra attention.  In any event, I’ve been on the phone with them more than normal, since the Moon has moved through my 5th house.  I also am taking a break from my normal routine in another way; shopping in different stores, and spending time in places that I don’t normal spend time.  All of this is in harmony with my 5th house Moon right now.

I spent some time on a creative pursuit this morning that was also not typical behavior for me.  I can really “feel” that whole 5th house lunar connection right now.