About this series by famed astrologer, Donna Cunningham: Astrologers feel that the Moon in a man’s chart shows what his mother was like and therefore, the type of woman he feels most at home with. Many years ago, the famed psychologist, Carl Jung did a research study to determine the glue that held marriages together. A devotee of astrology, he looked at the charts of hundreds of couples who stayed together for the long haul and were compatible. He found that when the Moon sign of one of them was the same sign as the Sun, Moon, or Ascendant of the other, they were most likely to stay together because they could live together with more comfort. In this 4-part series, we’ll be looking at men’s Moon signs and, to give you a sense of what they’re like, some examples of famous men with those Moons.
Moon in Aries: Men with this Moon are conflicted about closeness. Dependency is threatening, so he keeps on the move to avoid sticky involvements. He looks for a take-charge female who won’t expect to be babied and who might accidentally nurture him a bit while running the show. Unfortunately, Mom also wore the pants, and he’s got a chip on his shoulder toward women because of it. He takes a fighting stance toward any threat to his security.
Action is his remedy for any problem, even those with no immediate solution. Emotions threaten him, too, so look for a good fight if you provoke any. It’s not easy to get next to him with the soft, sharing aspects of relating because it’s so hard for him to own up to those parts of himself. For him, sex may be a sublimation of the finer facets of intimacy.
Men with Aries Moons: Antonio Banderas, Anderson Cooper, Enrique Iglesias, Emeril Lagasse, Mario Lopez, Kevin Spacey, Kiefer Sutherland, Randy Travis, Stevie Wonder and a bajillion athletes.
Moon in Taurus: He accepts the cultural stereotypes of what men and women ought to be because he’s old-fashioned. He basically likes women. He chooses the ones who do good Moon things in a consistent and down-to-earth way, like Mom did, in return for his protectiveness and stability. He then feels he has to make a killing in the business world. Material things are security and insurance that the lady won’t leave him stranded with his dependency needs down.
Food has strong associations of security, comfort, and squelching feelings that might interfere with serenity. He can, however, become the raging bull when pressured to change too quickly. Ditto when there are threats to his security, such as a loss of money, belongings, or the lady in his life! Thus, he can be possessive and rather jealous.
Men with Taurus Moons: Kobe Bryant, Matt Dillon, Robert Downey Jr., Michael J. Fox, Hugh Grant, Dennis Leary, Rob Lowe, Dr. Phil McGraw, and Montel Williams.
Moon in Gemini: Intellectually he might reject the macho stereotype because that’s how he handles everything — intellectually. He knows feelings exist because he’s read all about them, and he can talk about them quite articulately. Neither he nor you should get too deeply into them, however, or he might have to fight you off with that glib tongue and facile wit. Words are a screen to avoid closeness and to prevent anyone from recognizing his vulnerability.
He feels dependency simply isn’t logical in a grown man, so it isn’t to be tolerated. Nothing can make him insecure as long as it’s analyzed and categorized. However, give him something to deal with that he can’t put a label on and he gets thrown for a loop. It’s nice that he’s found a woman of your intellectual caliber who can appreciate his brilliance and wit. Mom always said he’d be the next Hemingway.
Men with Gemini Moons: Jason Alexander, John Edwards, Fabio, Wayne Gretzky, Howie Mandel, Dylan McDermott, Freddie Prinz Jr., Barak Obama, and Colin Quinn.
Note: This is part 1 of a series of 4 articles designed to help you understand men of all 12 Moon signs. Read the rest of the series:
About the Author
Donna Cunningham, MSW is internationally-respected for her many books, articles, and columns on astrology, flower essences, and other metaphysical topics. She now teaches writing by teleseminar and correspondence course, as well as teleseminars and a correspondence course on astrology. Order her books at Moon Maven Publications and visit her blog.
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