©May 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
After moon in Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, it is the moon in earth signs turn.
The Characteristics of the Moon in Earth Signs
Moon in Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn are pragmatic, security conscious and materially oriented. They are grounded on tangible things and are attuned to the practicalities of day-to-day life.
The more they appreciate the needs of the body and the reality of mundane living, the better for their sense of safety and security. Moon in earth people get comforted by rituals when stressed as they provide reassurance, protection, stability, and continuity.
In Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, this luminary has an unconscious need to be occupied, to be doing something, rather than being lazy and wasting time.
Maybe this attitude comes their instinctive understanding of the rhythms of nature, never idle, always purposeful and everything is in constant motion, contributing to meaning and the perpetuation of the life cycle; hence, their earned reputation for being workaholics.
A Need for Financial Security
Financial security and social acceptability constitute the mainstay of an earthy moon. No amount of money is ever enough to protect from chaos and change. Business comes before pleasure as to ensure safety and protection; consequently, they are always planning their next move to greater financial security.
Work, responsibility, order, and organization are their ticket to their dreams: an investment net full of benefits and material stability. Their greatest fear is to die in poverty. Nothing sweeter and better than a solid bank account with healthy savings, a sizeable portfolio of stocks and bounds, real estate properties, and a well-funded retirement plan.
Body needs are of paramount importance for this placement due to their highly tactile and sensuous nature. They require regular physical contact and sensory stimulus to be grounded and connected within.
Reliable, dependable, and stable are some of the attributes of earth signs moon, in addition to conventional and traditional. They make steadfast, faithful, and loyal friends who dream of an enduring relationship with those same characteristics.
Uncomplicated Feelings and Pragmatic Emotions
A romantic gesture for them means to be fed, stroked, touched, and be given tangible and concrete things. Nothing says, “I love you” better than pizza, and a diamond ring!
Simple and uncomplicated, they do not comprehend nor dwell on emotional complexities. Moon in Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn struggles to understand nuances of feelings or just simply be able to relate to a point of view different then hers; therefore, they have often been accused of being superficial and concerned only with the material world.
They adopt a pragmatic attitude towards emotional problems. If the difficulty cannot be resolved in a concrete way, it is not worthy of their interest. Hence, it does not exist. A stance that offends sensitive people, such as water ones and has earned earthy moons a reputation for being uncaring and unfeeling.
More details will follow tomorrow with a closer view at each placement in Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
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