The Moon is the mirror of Pure Consciousness. In its waxing and waning, we get to witness the changing of the tides–within and without. Governing the movements of all life’s waters, it flows easily into our emotional bodies and subjective realities. In a sense, the Moon is the closet thing to the idea of the ego.
She is a pattern generating machine. All the experiences in life are filtered through the Moon. We dream through the Moon. We process and personalize and habituate through the Moon as well, on the perpetual search for safety within this temporary abode. And so, all things that keep us safe, like mothers and homes and safe havens are Moon temples. They show us how to be nourished, but also how to nourish.
When working with the Moon in the Horoscope, the first element we want to distill is its relationship to the Sun. Knowing which phase it’s in, tells us just as much as Sign, House, and Aspect. The Moon is mood, and to some degree, we are all food for the Moon.