Birth Moon in the watery signs, Cancer Scorpio Pisces

People born with Moon in the watery signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces pride themselves on being psychic, sensitive, intuitive and that they ‘channelise’ energy. Which is quite true, but the real thing is completely different. There is always a heavy price to be paid for this ‘sensitivity’. If you are more sensitive to the astral you lose the vitality of the physical.

Water is connected to the Moon in so many ways. The tides of the sea, the movement of blood in our bodies and the sap movements in trees are all connected to the movements of the Moon. Water is the source of all life. From the instant of our real birth as a fertilised egg within our mother’s womb we float in liquid. Our physical death and the Anteyshti, the last correct action, is not complete till the cremation ashes/asti are immersed in flowing river/sea.

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We always flow. Life is series of inter-connected flowing events through space and time. When the body reaches its full potential, it is discarded. The soul then takes a brief rest and again occupies a new one. This intervening period is also under the control of the Moon, as the soul moves to a dimension called Chandra-lok (realm of the Moon) for a time before taking its new birth.

And then what is life without ‘emotions’? Moon is the agent of the mind. The mind is the tattva which feels emotions. The cycles of happiness and sadness, hope and despair are all of the Moon. Water gets agitated and flows out in ripples, then again stills and is peaceful. Unknown depths and secrets within. The sun total of your existence throughout numerous lives.

The Moon is always present as the link between opposites, spirit-material, reality-illusion, birth-death and death-rebirth. He connects everything.

The three watery signs make up the natural Moksh trikon.

You plant a seed. It takes in the power of the Sun through the Moon. A seed without water will not germinate. Moon’s reflection of the Sun’s energy is life-giving. The Sun by himself is a natural malefic! Moon is the most important determinant in a chart. If he is strong and well balanced he can draw in energy from the Sun more effectively. He tempers the dry destructive heat of the Sun and makes it more amenable to Life. We Indian astrologers give prime importance to the Moon sign not the Sun sign. The Sun’s power cannot be used directly. The Sun is self-identity, self-ego, sense of individuality, the soul. The Moon is in-charge of building the mind and the body as an appropriate house for the soul. It is very personal. He makes the mind/body capable of handling and channeling the soul’s power. In the chart the Moon represents the alchemical power of the body/mind to accept and use the energy derived of the Sun and the other planets.

Now if the Moon can construct, he can also destroy. If he is is trouble, under malefic influence, debilitated, in challenging placements, in the dusham-sthan, houses 6th, the 8th and the 12th (to some extent the 3rd also), the other face of the Moon will occasionally be seen. He will cause trouble, he can deny nutrition, deny nurture, deny roots, deny the comfort of a home, deny the security of a mother’s love and cause the emotions to dominate the mental process/intelligence. The Moon represents your emotional security issues.

 

If your Moon is placed in a watery sign you will definitely be a psychic, sensitive to energy but you will also be highly vulnerable. Unless your chart has support from other planets who protect such a Moon. The energies of such a Moon are stronger when they can flow. What he does with this strength at his command depends on your entire horoscope. If he is in trouble, you will face problems which disturb your emotional stability and also your physical structure. You will be extra-sensitive to emotions often from unseen forces. You tend to take things ‘personally’. Eg You will pick up nuances in the speech, in actions, in the behaviour of others, the unseen cues which they give away and feel intense emotional hurt. You will pick up the information from the aura which never lies. Other’s will think this to be your ‘fancy’ and wild imagination. Eg if you are infatuated with someone and you pick up indifference from his aura you will be traumatised for a few days. High level of sensitivity to certain things can be problematic. There is a reason why ‘other’ senses are normally absent. If you cannot make intelligent use of these extrasensory cues it is better that you do not ‘see’ them in the first place.

Birth Moon in the watery signs, Cancer Scorpio Pisces

Now for those sensitive ones, there is another problem. The Moon controls emotional and behavioural responses. He moves very rapidly, crossing one sign in 2.25days. His nature changes as per the sign /house he is transiting at the moment. And also as per the changing aspects of other planets on him. Fast moving planets give fast changeable results. So sensitive ‘watery’ Moon people are always under the influence of varying emotions, prone to ‘mood swings’.

Moon placed in the three watery signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces works differently but perhaps in the same way essentially. These three signs are watery movement and they are different aspects of flow. Cancer is a moveable sign, Moon himself rules it, it is his swa-kshetra. Scorpio is a still sign owned by Mars and the sign of debilitation for the Moon. Pisces is Jupiter’s sign, dual-natured, two fishes moving in equal opposite directions. All three are deeply connected to emotions and the astral self. Common traits are that they are mysterious, even to themselves. They are emotionally insecure in some way or the other. Water needs the support of a jug, else it just spreads out any way! Deep sleep is often denied to them as they work out their karma in the dream state. They may look healthy and robust but often are not. Deeply sensitive and terrible in their own ways, because they are themselves not aware of what they might do, to what extent they might go to. They have great astral /spiritual strength. There will be diseases which will drag on long-term and have slow recovery times. The Moon Mahadasha will be generally difficult and cause health problems.

If you have watery Moons in your friend-circle observe them, they make good subjects as the rate of change is high. Or you are one yourself, do pay attention to your spiritual, emotional and physical health.

 

Birth Moon in the watery signs, Cancer Scorpio Pisces

 

Planets placed 6th from Moon, emotional stress

The 6th house is the Maha-dushamsthan, servitude, sufferings, victimisation, debts, loans, illness, conflicts, imbalance, karma due, litigation, enemies, broken contracts, stress to marriage, divorce etc is the domain of this house. The physical actual conflicts are seen from the 6th house from the ascendant sign, but the 6th from the Moon is one placement which you should analyse in detail. The emotional aspect of imbalance, which hits harder than the mere physical aspect.
This one house indicates those agents who are emotionally imbalanced, or cause emotional conflicts, make you miserable, those who are jealous or you, cause problems for your emotional security. This house also indicates illnesses of the mother and how the stresses created in your marriage affect your emotional comforts. Moon basically is nourishment, nurture and nature. All things represented by the Moon are eroded by the house located 6th from the Moon.

You know what the Moon generally signifies, but you should first analyse what your Moon signifies in your chart. e.g. for Libra ascendant, Moon is the owner of the 10th house, the profession, workplace and social status. Planets placed 6th from this Moon will cause emotional problems for the things indicated by your 10th house too. You might think this to be rather convoluted analysis, but astrology is only 9 graha, 12 houses/signs and covers all aspects of your life. So analysing a chart is always like this, patterns within patterns.

Planets placed 6th from Moon, emotional stress

Here is a framework which you can use to analyse. The full results of a planet are dependent on several factors, like is it exalted, debilitated, in retrograde or forward motion, combust, involved in a planetary war, in the house of its friend/enemy, aspected by malefics /benefics, where are the signs owned by it placed in the chart, etc. Every chart is unique.

Sun is placed 6th from Moon – Here the self-ego creates problems on the emotional front. Your children, students, expressions of creativity create emotional discomforts. You might want to help them but it backfires on you. Or you might suffer because of men who are father-figures or creatively inclined, always egoistic who attract initially but later create persistent emotional issues for you. Recognise the pattern and try to come out of it.

Mercury is placed 6th from Moon – emotional arguments with neighbours, younger age group, traders, siblings, teammates, mother’s relatives, servants. These agents of Mercury dislike you but you desire to help them! The lesson that this 6th from Moon house is out to teach is this, even if you emotionally want to help these agents, they will create stress for you. So a better option would be to keep a safe distance form them and avoid getting emotionally tangled with them beyond a limit. People with this placement if in business should be alert. Either you wont be able to see the big picture and get lost in the details or you will be associated with such people who will cause you stress.

Venus is placed 6th from Moon – Here you have to look out for addictive behaviour. Women will be a source of pain, sisters too. Venus in the 6/8 axis from the Moon can push towards potentially addictive behaviour of over-indulgence in sugary, alcoholic, numbing, soothing, foods/drugs. The mother may be addicted to something. If this chart is of a man, the mother and the wife are always at loggerheads. Arguments on emotional and trust between the husband and wife, if other factors exist can lead to divorce. Finances will be unstable, as the person takes an emotional attitude towards money, also spends money in paying for ‘soothing’ distractions. Here too, if you are involved in business, be alert.

Mars is placed 6th from Moon – emotional anger and confrontations. Agents of Mars, brothers and brother-figures especially are a source of stress. In helping these brothers, the native gets into emotional trouble. If you have Mars located 6th from the Moon remember that the closer you are to your ‘brothers’, the more you will be stressed emotionally. Then Mars will create aggression, arguments which will make the situation worse. Accept that you cannot help him and be free yourself. If in this, Mars is retrograde, the turmoil you go through is not expressed outwards in a healthier way it gets internalised and you suffer more. This placement can also indicate emotional stress because of boyfriends.

Planets placed 6th from Moon, emotional stress

Jupiter is placed 6th from Moon – Jupiter expands thus there will be several emotional issues in life. You will be overweight. This is because you are under emotional stress from so many people in life that you put on fat as a protective barrier, you may over-eat or not eat much but still you will be over weight! All agents of Jupiter cause stress, so the spiritual-teacher, peers, patrons, seniors, demands from your ancestral spirits, even the philosophies that you live your life by, etc will create stress. If this is a woman, the husband creates a significant chunk of stress, e.g. he may be ill, or takes bad decisions etc. This stress is not primarily physical, it is emotional and mental which later filters into the physical body. This placement also confers a workaholic nature on the native, he works and works to fulfil the never ending demands made on him by everyone. If you have this placement think on how much you give to others and how much you give yourself,

Saturn is placed 6th from Moon – this is a difficult placement as the mother is primarily affected due to which the childhood is affected. Perhaps the mother was over-worked, over-burdened, low in the social order etc thus had no time for child-care. Things do get better after Saturn matures at 36yrs of age but life is burdened by a list of responsibilities and duties. There will be demands from the public, you will be required to cater to the society at large, especially to classes lower than yours. You will never feel emotional satisfaction. The body and mind is tired always, there might be an undercurrent of fear. You are afraid to explore emotional ways of releasing yourself and prefer to work instead. Vimshottari periods of Saturn-Moon and Moon-Saturn will be troublesome. If you can cultivate a pragmatic and sensible approach some of these strains can be reduced.

Rahu is placed 6th from Moon – this should be analysed with some caution, as Rahu (and Ketu) take on characters of the planets aspecting/conjoint them and the house owner’s qualities too. Rahu is the rule breaker and the agent who sneaks into privileges rather than honestly earning them. He thrives in the environment of the 6th. He can use the problems of the 6th in imaginative, unbelievable ways to gain. But he always gives body pain. The stress of the wild, unpredictable Rahu, 6th from Moon, who desires stability and cyclic predicable routines, causes internal conflict. Moon wants to nurture and nourish but Rahu drains this Moon completely. There are several unending constant demands made on the personality to ‘give’,which ultimately gives a constant body pain. Moon-Rahu, or Rahu-Moon Vimshottari periods will be especially stressful.

Ketu is placed 6th from Moon – Ketu is scattered and diffuse, so here you are unaware of the emotional stress created by the 6th. The mind ignores people/environments which cause emotional turbulence. Is a rather good placement in a way. There might be pains and troubles in the physical body but the emotions are not affected. But if the lord of the 6th house is powerful then Ketu will take on his influence and give his results as per this planet’s nature.

The Vimshottari Mahadasha period of the owner of this house, 6th from Moon, is always emotionally turbulent. But if you are aware of what is happening you can better cope. So during this period you can expect conflict in your emotional/astral / subconscious / astral bodies / inner depths which will soon filter into your physical body as pain. Depending on the nature of this planet, you will experience internal pain first as a result of arguments, betrayal, treachery, broken promises, unfulfilled expectations, accusations and similar negativity. Some new agent linked to this planet may enter your life then cause emotional stress. (eg if the Moon himself is the owner of the 6th house from the birth moon, it will be a maternal figure). You take care of others but no one even asks if you are tired! You subconsciously expect this to happen and does happen. You are overworked emotionally perhaps victimised and ultimately exhausted. You expect emotional support/validation which doesn’t happen. However if you become aware of this emotional exploitation it loses its sting.

In my opinion, it is best if this 6th house from the Moon remains vacant. If you have a bunch of planets here you suffer more on the internal/emotional levels. The 3rd and the 6th houses of the zodiac are naturally ruled by Mercury with his agenda of arguments and mental loops, the 3rd house from the birth Moon is also a source of emotional stress where your thoughts loop.

The solution is ultimately awareness, if you can be aware of things, you can intelligently manage them, else you remain a puppet in the control of circumstances.

 

Planets placed 6th from Moon, emotional stress