posted July 10, 2012 05:14 AM
Moon in Sagittarius by Judy Hall
This soul is driven by the need for emotional freedom. It is repulsed by emotional neediness in another and can be insensitive. Impulsive acting out of fiery emotions, and then regretting them, is common.
FEELING THE FEELINGS
The soul with this placement has developed detachment from the emotions in the past. Sagittarius has a problem with intimacy and the soul with this Moon may use discussion of feelings as a defense against actually having to feel the feelings. It seems much safer that way. The idea of emotions is fascinating – it is simply the challenge of being immersed in them that is difficult. One of the major tasks in life for this soul is to recognize and acknowledge not only its own feelings but those of other people. When the soul does share feelings, it can be brutally honest – Sagittarius is a tactless sign. A partner who asks “How do you feel?” may regret it!
COMMITMENT OR FREEDOM
This Moon carries the archetype of the courtesan, an intelligent, entertaining, and pleasurable companion but one who is rarely deeply committed to a relationship. The soul with this Moon prefers friendship – and is not averse to romance. It is commitment that is difficult for this freedom-loving sign, as is dealing with other people’s emotional needs, particularly if they come across as “needy.” Confronted with emotional challenges, the soul prefers a change of venue. The soul with this Moon is certain that the grass will be greener on the other side, life will be more exciting somewhere else. The response to any kind of emotional pressure or coercion is to leave. This can lead to insensitivity to other people’s feelings. However, if this soul uses its innate honesty and trust, then sharing feelings can bring joy.
The strongest need this Moon has is for freedom and the space to be whatever the soul wants to be at that moment. If the emotional ambience is not one of support to be free, then the soul will crave variety – this can be an unfaithful Moon. However, the Sagittarian Moon can have very strong, spontaneous needs – usually related to starting another relationship or moving on. So often this Moon pursues this fleeting need, only to regret it deeply later. The soul has the task of thinking first and acting later so that it can recognize exactly what it is it really needs.
The soul with the Sagittarian Moon seeks companionship and attention. Flattery panders to a fiery need to be noticed. This Moon can live off discussing feelings – preferably other people’s. Learning to be truly intimate could provide soul food.
This soul seeks a companionable mother, one who is playmate and co-explorer of the world. This archetypal Sagittarian Moon mother is spontaneous and freedom-loving. She enjoys her children but may lack discipline herself and therefore be unable to provide the guidelines a child needs. What the soul fears is that mother may be so busy exploring her own world, she will have little time for her child.
Lack of commitment and an inability to be intimate pass down through this lunar line. The family may “trust to luck” to get by, and may be none too honest in the process, so the child learns – or relearns – that being economical with the truth is acceptable. Exaggeration is also a facet of Sagittarius that runs down the family line – somehow things are not all that they are cracked up to be. There can be conflicts between a desire to tell the truth and a reluctance to reveal all. Emotional honesty is either brutally frank or nonexistent, with tact and diplomacy having little space in this home.
PAST LIFE ROLES
The soul with this role has been an explorer, a quester, and a questioner. It has sought, and perhaps fought for, freedom and independence. It may have been the conman who lived on his wits. It could just as easily have been a philanthropist or priest. Horses tend to feature strongly in past lives, as does transport.