Cyril Fagan on Sidereal Moon signs

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Cyril Fagan on Sidereal Moon signs

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon May 08, 2017 3:19 pm

Cyril Fagan's Moon-sign interpretations, first published in The Symbolism of the Constellations (Moray Press, 1962), are rarely seen. Years ago I excerpted the main bullet points in a list structure similar to the other lists given here. Below, I give my extractions of Fagan's Sidereal Moon-sign interpretations.

Fagan's gigantic and honored roll in the history of Sidereal astrology was that of pioneer. His sign-interpretations had all of the strengths and weaknesses of pioneering work. On the one hand, he saw the broad strokes with astonishing raw insight. On the other hand, on the fine points he sometimes really missed it! (They also reflect social perspectives of the 1950s and early '60s which, in places, thankfully seem bizarre half a century later.) This is no slight upon him - the work of reconstructing ancient knowledge of zodiacal meaning was far more than a single person could do. That's the main reason that I'm posting here the persepective of numerous Sidereal pioneers.

The following, then, should be taken as premises to investigate, or starting points for further observation.

INDEX/LINKS TO FAGAN'S MOON-SIGN NOTES
Moon In Libra viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p638
Moon In Scorpio viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p639
Moon In Sagittarius viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p642
Moon In Capricorn viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p645
Moon In Aquarius viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p647
Moon In Pisces viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p650
Moon In Aries viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p651
Moon In Taurus viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p653
Moon In Gemini viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p654
Moon In Cancer viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p656
Moon In Leo viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p657
Moon In Virgo viewtopic.php?f=13&t=105&p=636#p659
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Moon in Libra

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Those born when the Moon is coursing through the constellation, Libra, the diurnal house of Venus, and if there are no planetary configurations at the time, are suave and polished in manner, charming, gentle, persuasive, graceful, and courteous. They move easily, softly, and without apparent effort among people, and this is all the more so the case when the malefics are in the background, and are unconnected with the luminaries. People having the Moon in this constellation are somewhat addicted to finery, stylish attire, and even "fine-feathers" - sometimes, excessively so - but usually in good taste. Not given to too much exertion, then tend to be easy-going, and love idling in elegant ease, being prone to dalliance and poetic utterances when the mood takes them. As Saturn is exalted in Libra, those having the Moon in this constellation tend, betimes, to be reserved and somewhat despondent, if not melancholic, in disposition. Liable to be pushed aside and ignored by the ruthless and ambitious, they often suffer, at some period of their life, the "slings of outrageous fortune." Rather than endure the unpleasant consequences of a refusal, women allow themselves to be imposed upon and, under certain circumstances, may even welcome it. Whilst, at the time of crisis, men sometimes find themselves deserted by their erstwhile supporters, and, defenseless, are left to face alone the attack brunt of the attack, often being made the sacrificial victim.

Among those who have the Moon in Libra, mention may be made of: -

William IV, Dr. Livingston, Louis XIII, Louis XVII (Dauphin), Maximilian of Mexico, Sir Walter Scott, Lord Randolph Churchill, Torquato Tasso, Philip Bourke Marston, Prince Albert (Consort), Barbara Villiers, General Eisenhower, Charles Chaplin, Beatrice Cenci, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Louis XVI, Thomas Grey, William E. Henley, Lord Lascelles, Sir Anthony Eden, Edward W. Whiteman, Henry Burton, Theresa Neumann, Longfellow, General L.H. Lyautey, Beau Brummel, Alphonso XIII, G.K. Chesterton, Nostradamus, Farouk, Hector Berlioz, Lord Haig, Cardinal Mercier.
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Moon in Scorpio

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A valuable clue to the interpretation of the constellations is to regard the Sun or Moon, as the case may be as being in conjunction with the ruler of the constellation wherein it is placed. Thus, when the Sun or Moon is in Scorpio, either one should be construed as being in conjunction with Mars, Scorpio's ruler. When a luminary or planet passes through a constellation, it imparts its own unique attributes. Thus, the Sun imparts to the constellation wherein it is placed masculine qualities of integrity, uprightness, honesty, candour, majesty, and magnificence, with a complete absence of sordidness of any kind. The Moon, on the contrary, softens the constellation she is in by making it feminine, alluring, appealing, magnetic, and desirable. In short, the Moon signifies the source of a person's sex appeal, its development, and the nature of its attractions. The charms of those who have the Moon in Scorpio at birth proffer a great challenge to the adventurous, reckless, daring, militant, and sea-faring, and, accordingly, their amorous escapades are liable to be heated, turbulent, and passionate, thereby conditioning their lives in the same vein.

Ancient authors were not at all complimentary when considering the characteristics of those who had the Moon in Scorpio at birth; the Moon was deemed to be in her 'fall' in this constellation. They considered that a malicious streak motivated their moods and humours, and that their jealousies and envious traits drove them to make mischief in devious ways, usually by innuendo and sarcasm. In extreme cases, i.e. in cases where the Moon is configurated with the malefics but holds no configuration with the benefics, their talk is venomous and their behaviour outrageous. Serpentine in movement, they tend to shroud themselves in mystery, and what are apparently candid remarks are statements really cloaked in semi-concealment. A strong sense of the dramatic and mysterious is added to all they say and do, in order to produce a corresponding effect on the listener or reader. For this reason, they become popular as story-tellers, and they love to hold the attention of the audience all the time. Because of their daring, freedom from taboos, social convention, and the like, women with the Moon-in-Scorpio often make conquests with men where more attractive women may fail. Such women prove to be very popular among those serving in the armed forces, mercantile marines, and so forth.

Among those having the Moon in the constellation of "The Serpent," mention may be made of:-

Domitian, William II, Maurice Utrillo, A.R. Wallace, Sir Sven Hedin, Eon of Beaumont, Lawrence of Arabia, Raphael of Urbino, Harry Houdini, Vaslav Nijinsky, Charles Gounod, Casanova, F. Nietzche, Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Charles Dickens, Honore de Balzac, Franz Liszt, Harry Thaw, Leggs diamond, Reinhart Heydrich.
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Moon in Sagittarius

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When the Moon is in Sagittarius the native is usually popular in personality and likely to prosper. Moon-in-Sagittarius people are addicted to "churchianity" and the study of theology or philosophy, and they delight in attending meetings where such subjects are discussed. Generally speaking, they live lives of rectitude and decorum, many becoming vegetarians, non-drinkers, and non-smokers. Being prone to moralize, they feel they have a divine mission to perform; there is an "itch" to ascend the pulpit. They firmly believe in disciplining the young, and are the first to clamor for "the return of the birch."

Among those who have the Moon-in-Sagittarius are the following: -

George Colman (the Younger), Ramon Navarro, Neville Heath, David Lloyd George, Victor Hugo, Ivor Novello, Charles de Fourcauld, Yuri Gagarin, Billy Graham, Charles IX, Field Marshal Montgomery, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Prince Aly Khan, Thomas Alva Edison, Mary Queen of Scots, Bismark, Theophile Gautier, Rubens, Marshal Foch, George Washington, Adolf Eichmann (27°27'), and Peter Kurten (27°55').
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Moon in Capricorn

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According to tradition, the Moon is not happily situated when placed in the summer constellation, Capricorn, wherein it is debilitated. Because it was identified with the Great Satyri and Italian Fauni, the pastural gods of midsummer, natives of this constellation were presumed to indulge in all forms of sensuous pleasures to excess. Rightly or wrongly, the "goat" became the symbol of carnality, and practice of "The Black Arts," generally. Frequently, there is a marked association in ideas between one's sobriquet (if not one's personal name) and the symbol of the constellation that contained the Moon at Birth. Thus, Joan of Arc's sobriquet, "The Maid," finds a fitting association with the constellation, Virgo. This contained the Moon at birth. Napoleon I was known among his partisans as "The Eagle," whilst his son, the King of Rome, was known as "The Eaglet," and at both births the Moon was in the constellation, Capricorn, which is inb juxtaposition to the constellation, Aquila, "The Eagle." To associate the eagle or vulture with Scorpio is a common error. Being ruled by Saturn, Capricorn is an austere and parsimonious constellation, which imposes severe restrictions and hardships on its children. Ibn the exercises of their profession or work, those who have the Moon in Capricorn at birth are often called upon to endure many trials, privations, and discomfitures. Indeed, they may live in a barrack sort of existence, such as soldiers, explorers, excavators, and the like. But, even when the necessity does not arise, these people, by choice, tend to adopt such a mode of living in their private lives, stinting themselves, and sometimes their families, in every direction. Generally speaking, the Moon in Capricorn does not object to working, often laboriously, in his studio, laboratory, or cabin, and under conditions that would drive others to seek the comfort of their fireside armchairs. Should Saturn configurate the Moon in Capricorn, a tendency to indolence, depression, or even melancholy is not unlikely.

Among those who have the Moon in this constellation at birth mention may be made of:-

Nelson, Rudolf of Austria, "George Eliott," Isaac Pitman, Voltaire, George Stephenson, Ernest Shackleston, Baden Powell, Havelock Ellis, Regs Parkes, John Dee, Henry Cavendish, Van Dyck, Rupert Brooke, Henry Ford, Pierre Loti, Marcus Aurelius, Brigham Young, Mary I, William Crooks, Lavater, Pietro Arentino, Richard Wagner, Agrippina, Rider Haggard, Huysmans, W.B. Yeats, R.H. Benson, Magnus Hirschfeld, Von Molthe.
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Moon in Aquarius

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Deviation of the sexual impulse seems to be the most marked characteristic, when the Moon is in the constellation Aquarius, even to the extent of a complete physical change of sex which is more common in the East than elsewhere. The attractions are wide and considerably varied, and rarely do they conform to normal expectations. Sometimes the attraction is to women many years older; and just as frequently the other way round. There is always something unusual about the mating instinct and the chosen menage. Even in everyday life, those who have the Moon in Aquarius tend to be peculiar and difficult to pigeon-hole. Frequently self-made men and women, their tastes verge on the peculiar and their imagination inclines to the fantastic or bizarre. They prefer to mingle with ordinary folk, shunning the society of those of their own status, adopting their dress and avoiding publicity. Not a few have married morganatically or consorted with those of humble birth.

Among those who have the Moon in Aquarius mention may be made of:

Alexander II, General Boulanger, Cadbury, Cardan, "Charubel," Aleister Crowley, Deibler (Executioner), Alfred Dreyfus, Francis I, Goethe, Fritz Haarman, Emperor Hadrian, Pope Julius III, Rimsky Korsakoff, Louis XII, Mata Hari, Michelangelo, Napoleon III, Petrarch, Edgar Alan Poe, Franz Schubert, R.C. Smith (Raphael I), R.L. Stevenson, Shelley, Sir Philip Sydney, Victor Emmanuel.
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Moon in Pisces

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The craving for subtle sensation distinguishes the psyche of those born when the Moon is in the constellation Pisces. These sensations may be so subtle as not to be obvious to the casual observer, or they may be so quickly cloaked as to escape the most discerning detection. Many celibates in "Holy Orders," having the Moon in this constellation, find adequate satisfaction in "Spiritual Communion": while pious women, being mindful of "the sins of the flesh," treat their marriage as a sacrament in the real, religious sense of the term. But those who are not influenced by religious fervor may demand of the act of union more than the partner suspects, or is capable of giving. Craving and concealment go hand in hand. A "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" sort of existence is not unknown to those who have the Moon in the constellation Pisces at birth. Many cases are known to the writer. A typical one is that of a woman who married a rich man many years older than herself; he was also incapable of satisfying her. So, unknown to him, and disguised as a common "woman-of-the-streets," she used to frequent the public houses of a neighboring shipping port, where sailors resort, but where she was unknown. At her birth, the Moon in Pisces had culminated.

Indulgence in acts of sadism or masochism are not uncommon. Moon in Pisces folk appear to make excellent physical mediums, healers, and sympathizers; they are adroit in the art of "laying on of the hands" and the like, for they are very psychic. But here the native must be on his guard, as Pisces contains great possibilities of selrf-deception.

Among those who have the Moon in Pisces at birth, the following may be mentioned:

Cardinal Richelieu, Edward V (strangled in the Tower), C.W. Leadbeater, Dr. W.J. Simmonite, Charles VIII (Orleans), August Sternickel, Regiomontanus, St. Francis de Sales, "Lethal Louise," "Masochista," H. Himmler, Sir W. Gilbert, Dr. J.M. Peebles, Madame le Laurie, Earl of Chesterfield, Frederick William I, Archduke Frans Ferdinand, Leopold Duke of Albany, Duke of Chambridge, Johann G. Fichte, Baldur von Schirach, Nicholas II, Tikel, Paul I, Johann Strauss, Rabindranath Tagore, Horatio Bottomley, Pierre Laval, Algernon Swinburne, Huey Long, Alan Leo, Cardinal Dubois, "Carmen Sylvia," Benvenuto Cellini, Joseph Vacher, Isabelle Eberhardt, Emile Zola, Henry the Navigator, Edward Carpenter, Morin de Villefranche, Samuel Johnson, Cardinal Manning, H. Daath.
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Moon in Aries

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Signifying the soft, sensuous, meek, timid, yielding, tender, diffident, negative, and effeminate elements of human nature, the Moon acquires a certain strength and alacrity of disposition when in Aries, a sign not otherwise congenial to her supine inclination. Therein she is, erotically, easily and quickly excited, and impatient for immediate gratification, and which is, moreover, rarely protracted. In both the sexes, her activity in this connection is, even in the course of a single day, quite phenomenal. Because of the "cardinal" constitution of Aries, those who have the Moon therein find it unusually difficult to be faithful, and, if the Moon be angular, they tend to succumb easily to temptation, without any apparent show of resistance.

Generally speaking, the effects of the Moon in Aries can be likened to a conjunction of the Moon and Mars. Those who have this configuration at birth seldom suffer from stage fright or shyness. At public meetings, they will be the first to mount the platform and harangue the audience, or, alternatively, ply the speaker with numerous questions from the body of the hall. Or else they make themselves useful by acting as stewards, ushers, or as vociferous members of a committee. Thinking and acting rapidly, they are always occupied. Even if somewhat impetuous in act, and hasty in speech, they are nevertheless quite capable people. The effects of the Moon in Aries are not unalike. Such folks live very active lives. Always occupied, they rarely relax or take a rest. The advancing years still find them useful members of the community. But, in extreme cases, they may be found to be a little too restless, tending, in some cases, to want to change their residence at the slightest whim, and often several times in the course of the year! In company, they find it difficult to sit still, jumping up every few minutes to be of some service or other, and, as youngsters, they are inclined to squirm so much in bed that the condition of the bed-clothes in the morning presents a sorry sight. When occupied, they give their complete attention to the work in hand, resisting all distractions. In the face of domestic or other tragedy they prefer, there and then, to do something practical rather than give vent to useless sentiment. It is for this reason that they are often unjustly accused of being unsympathetic. Their vivid imagination works overtime and always fears the worst, so that when the children do not return home from school punctually the distracted Moon in Arties parent will go out immediately, without prior consideration, to seek them.

Among those who have the Moon in Aries, mention may be made of the following:

Gaby Deslys, Renois, Schweitzer, Copernicus, George Sand, Paracelsus, Verdi, Robespierre, Prince Charles, Henri IV, General Gordon, Henry II, Francis Bacon, Marcel Proust, Myers, Thomas Arnold, Captain Roehm, Rousseau, Hans Christian Anderson, Matthew Arnold, Aldous Huxley, Karl Marx, Elizabeth I, George IV, Descartes, Von Kleist, Muret, Carl Jung, Rommel, Swedenborg, Virgil, Edward III, Titus, Tito, Don Juan, Caesar Borgia.
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Moon in Taurus

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Those who have the Moon in Taurus at birth, and when free from configurations with the planets, usually lead quiet, simple, and wholesome lives. They settle down easily to a domestic existence, not being prone to "gad" around or change their residence, unless compelled to do so. Physiologically, they make ideal marriage partners, and are the most fertile of parents, delighting in large families. Having a pronounced degree of sex appeal, they make friends easily with the opposite sex. Although neurotic types are rarely found among them, the desire for love and companionship is always uppermost in their minds, and, if not happily mated, they will go to any lengths to satisfy their desires. In manner, they are gentle, humorous, placid, easy-going, rarely ruffled, a trifle lazy, and inclined to seek comfort first and foremost. Being largely creatures of routine and habit, some Moon in Taurus folk have been known to abide in the same house all their lives, evincing little desire for change; they spend their days in serious study or other work. Indifferent to publicity, they have a penchant for the tranquility of a university or the academic life, where they can pursue their studies unmolested.

Among those who had the Moon in Taurus at their births, mention may be made of the following:

Charles II, Henri III, Sacher-Masoch, Louis XI, Koerning, Sarah Siddons, Jannings, Alexander Dumas, Hanratty, Milton, Lord Snowdon, Karl Schoch, Ludwig II, Queen Victoria, Ruxton, Kepler, Mussolini (with Mars and Saturn), Wren, Freud, Pater, Franco, Bunyan, Tennyson, Durer, Pasteur, Millet, Haydn.
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Moon in Gemini

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When the Moon is in Gemini, the feelings and emotional life, generally, are, for the most part, expressed on the verbal plane - that is, through words, symbols, and ideas rather than through real-life action. The play of ideas, imagination, and fantasies usurp the place of experience. Moon in Gemini folk shine as orators, lawyers, actors, conversationalists, raconteurs, lecturers, and others - those people who like to declaim from the rostrum or pulpit. Many of them are gifted writers. They live and have their being in a realm of ideas and counter-ideas, rarely "coming down to earth." A Moon in Gemini individual is quite capable of writing convincingly every week a column in the press on, say, chicken-farming, although he or she has never seen a chicken farm. They are great "armchair philosophers" and, with a great show of erudition, discuss everything from a needle to an anchor. They do, however, possess a great deal of information on all topics, usually garnered from newspapers and the like. Although they delight in talking, they are poor listeners, their minds being too full of their own opinions to heed those of another. They are quick to see the humor of a situation, and they enjoy modern life to the full. In general, Moon in Gemini folk represent the "white-collar workers," nd they will usually be found in offices, libraries, book shops, schools, universities, lecture halls, post offices, telegraph offices, or at home surrounded by office equipment and bookshelves. An occupation which they also find congenial is that of bus, taxi, lorry, or engine driving. They are happiest when mated with Sun in Gemini folk.


Among those who have the Moon in Gemini at the births are the following:-

Baudelaire, Bernado, Annie Besant, General Booth, Calvin Coolidge, Canova, Edward Carson, Catherine II of Russia, Nurse Cavell, Charles B. Cohran, Commodus, Robert Cross (Raphael), Culpepper, Guy de Maupassant, Alfred de Musset, Margaret de Valois, Stephen Foster, Garibaldi, Andre Gide, McLiammoir, John Stuart Mill, Sir Isaac Newton, Madame Patti, William Pitt, Proclus, Puccini, Cecil Rhodes, Will Rogers, Franklin Roosevelt.
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Moon in Cancer

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When the Moon is in Cancer she is, as the ancients would say, "in her own house," and therefore perfectly at home and at her ease. So placed and in proximity to the angles, she makes the native soft, super-sensitive, tender, gentle, delicate, timid, yielding, graceful, dependent, and somewhat effeminate, reacting to every shade of emotion which is instantaneously reflected in his expressive features. For this reason, Moon in Cancer people are popular, as they are willing to listen patiently to any tale of woe, and to tend their sympathy. Such men readily find favor with the opposite sex. Despite the Cancerians' timidity they "long to be the darling of the crowd," and are best suited for a career which brings them into close contact with people. Many scions of royal families were born with the Moon near the middle of Cancer, that is, near the 15th degree, which is that of the exaltation of Jupiter. Provided there is no influence to the contrary, Moon in Cancer folks are very conscious of their appearance, and many noted dandies will be found among them. Manetho avers:
...the Moon in her own house makes men noble in action and honor, and, if on the Midheaven, in a nocturnal nativity, makes kings...
and Varaha Mihira says much the same thing. Such a position was also said to pre-signify many voyages, and a harem!

Among those who have the Moon in Cancer at their births, the following may be mentioned:

George H. Bailey (on Asc.), Anna Bonus Kingsford, Byron, Samuel T. Coleridge, Count d'Orsay, Duke of Marlborough, Emerson, Gracie Fields, Frederick the Great, Mahatma Ghandi, James I, James II, Marc Edmond Jones, James Joyce, Junctinus, Karl Josef of Austria, La Place, Leopuld III, Louis XIV, Bulwer Lytton (on Asc.), Messonier, Jawarlal Nehru (on Asc.), Simon Newcomb, OUida, Charles Stuart Parnell, Evita Peron, Philip III, Philippe II, Queen Alexander, Ripley, John Ruskin, Sepharial, Bernadette Soubirous, A.P. Sinnett, Oscar Wilde, and William III.
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Moon in Leo

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon May 08, 2017 3:24 pm

The first lesson in the interpretation of horoscopes which the tyro in astrology learns is that the twelve zodiacal signs are divided into:

(a) Triplicities, and
(b) Quadruplicities

The quadruplicities are three in number, each containing four zodiacal signs, namely:

(1) Cardinal
(2) Solid, or Foundation
(3) Common

First, the Cardinal signs. These are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. Secondly, the Solid or Foundation signs. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius belong to this category. Thirdly, the Common signs. In this group are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. These have been likened to a wheel, where the "foundation" signs have been compared to the action of the hub, the "common" signs to the activity of the spokes, and the "cardinal" signs to that of the rim. He has been taught that people who have the "Chief Significators," namely, the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, and Midheaven, especially the Sun and Moon in the "solid" signs, are noted for their solidity and setness of purpose. They are at the center of all great enterprises and at the heart of all great movements; the rest of humanity revolves around them. They are characterized by their strength of character, their massiveness and power of control. They are, as it were, the true kings of the earth.

The "cardinal" signs represent the executors, the captains, the performers, the leaders, those in the vanguard, the social extroverts, and "busy-bees" of society. The "common" signs represent the plain man-in-the-street type and his wife, the ordinary folk, undistinguished in any unusual way, easily dominated by leaders, and victims of mass psychology, evincing no great strength of character or ambition, slaves of tradition and habit; in short, the "collective" people, who flock to sporting fixtures, the theater, cinema, and temple, always as spectators, and who observe the national festivals by turning out in their Sunday best, devour the "dailies," and whose lives are circumscribed thereby. Indeed, for many tyros, their efforts at interpretation do not extend beyond judging by triplicities and quadruplicities.

Let us look a little more critically at these quadruplicities. Would any astrologer consider President John Kennedy of the U.S.A. or Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during the recent war, as just weak, common people, of no great strength of character? Assuredly not. Yet, at birth, the President had the Sun in the tropical sign Gemini and the Moon in the tropical sign Virgo; whilst Sir Winston Churchill had the Sun in the tropical sign Sagittarius and the Moon in the tropical sign Virgo - all "Common signs!" Surely there is something seriously amiss in this? Is not the interpretation far from the truth? Ibn fact, is it not fundamentally false? But when these natal positions of the luminaries are converted into terms of the sidereal zodiac it will be found that, in the case of the President, the Sun is found in the heart of the "Bull" and the Moon in the constellation of the "Lion"; whilst, in the case of Churchill, the Sun is in the heart of the "Scorpion" and the Moon in the constellation of the "Lion" - all "solid" constellations! Thus, there is afforded a vital stellar clue to their massive psychological strength.

Those who have the Moon in the constellation Leo at birth are noted for the strength and dynamic force of their personalities. Seeming to overawe and "cow" wherever they go, others it is generally found make way for them. Always the center of attention, they are fully self-contained, and seem to fill the picture. Demanding attention, they immediately get it. Seldom can they be pushed aside. When they talk, others listen and make obeisance. Often in their rather sweeping statements and tendency to generalize, they strike terror into the hearts of their listeners, and they appear to talk as from the rostrum. Rigidity is noted in their actions. Rarely can they be soft or sybaritic. Always, one is always conscious of a "bigness" about them. To converse with them is seldom easy or simple; they are too prone to judge prematurely, condemn, exaggerate, or castigate, and their prejudices are pronounced.

Women who have the Moon in the constellation Leo have, as a rule, queenly figures and uphold themselves erect, inwardly despising a display of weakness and lack of self-reliance in others. Never are they the "clinging-vine" variety. Always independent, they soon cut out a line in life for themselves. Rarely do they seek sympathy or complain about their health; they have a contempt for those that do so. They always appear healthy and happy, strong and capable. But they have a horror of illness and old age, and a dread of doctors and hospitals. Hot-tempered and impetuous, they can, betimes, roar like the lion, but they are seldom violent. Gracefulness in speech, action, and movement is, unfortunately not theirs. They never like being taken at a disadvantage or found in embarrassing positions - their pride is fierce. Not being gregarious, they keep very much to themselves, with a tendency to be "snobs." In married life, they have a dread of scandal and exposure, and so eschew the publicity entailed in separation and divorce proceedings. Nor are they given much to sentiment, but they adore their children, and, identifying themselves with them, sacrifice all for their worldly success. They dislike visitors who walk in unexpectedly, finding them unprepared. And, unless they can "put on a good show," they seldom entertain or go visiting, especially if their means are limited. In love they are ardent, passionate, impulsive, and forthright. Being devoid of coyness and other feminine artifices, they do not seek to charm or entice, but, without preamble, declare themselves overtly. Having superb sex appeal and magnificent womanhood, inviting the envy of others less endowed by nature, they are a tremendous challenge to the opposite sex, particularly those who, also, have their natal Sun in the same constellation. But they are not invulnerable to flattery, which is sometimes their undoing.

Among those who have the Moon in Leo at birth are the following:

Pope Alexander VI (Borgia), Roger Casement, Francisco Cenci, Charles X, Cicero, Lord Craigowan, Thomas Cranmer, Grace Darling, Marquis de Sade, Benjamin Disraeli, Don Pedro I of Portugal, Madame du Barry, Edward II, Abbas Effendi, Flammarion, Emperor Franz Josef, "Cheiro," Robert Graves, Emperor Hirohito, Baron Houghton, Sarah Jennings, Lord Kitchener, Leopold II, Louis XV, Ludwig I, Mohammed, Emperor Nero, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Ovid, Pius X, Pius XI, Steve Reeves, Vivian Robson, Guiseppe Sarto, Schopenhauer, Robert Schumann, Stalin, Leo Tolstoy, Harry Tracy, Paul Verlain, Vespasian, Whistler, Walt Whitman.
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Moon in Virgo

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon May 08, 2017 3:25 pm

Those born when the Moon is gliding through the constellation Virgo, the "Cinderella" of the zodiac, are endowed with super-sensitive minds, capable, at all times, of picking up immediately extra-sensory impressions. They are accounted peculiar, eccentric, and original, because they live in inner worlds of their own, bordering on the unseen and the occult, and they have an abiding interest in out-of-the-way subjects. Having a taste for divination, they are markedly clairvoyant and clairaudient, and what is passing through the minds of those around them they appear to know. Averse to business and commercial life, they are unworldly and largely divorced from the affairs of this world, and they like to bury themselves in study or research. They have a curious hypnotic power, which they exercise unconsciously. Often the future is an open book to them. As their minds are mirrors that reflect the unseen, most of their knowledge is gained from such sources, which, to outsiders, gives an impression of great erudition and scholastic learning, and which may not really be the case. Having the gift of seeing into the heart of a subject, they cull its essential content.

Often considered odd and even irresponsible by their more conventional and obtuse confrères, they are seldom taken seriously, and are frequently ignored, pushed aside, derided, humiliated, victimized, slighted, rebuffed, treated with scant courtesy, or disrespect. As children, they tended to fare badly at the hand of tougher school mates, and often were made the scapegoat for the wild escapades of others. Few Moon in Virgo people pass through life without there being made an attempt to besmirch their fair name, or to dishonor them. In their youth, they are especially liable to be attacked.

11. Too serious and impersonal in thought to be socially acceptable. Prefer solid study or experimentation to a life of frivolity and worthless gossip.

In thought, they are too serious and impersonal to be socially acceptable, and they prefer solid study or experimentation to a life of frivolity and worthless gossip. Distant, out-of-the-way parts - to those places they like to travel, and alone, often for reasons both strange and curious. Women who have the Moon in this constellation often become actively interested in subjects normally considered masculine, such as mathematics, engineering, mechanics, science, aeronautics, and so forth. They pay scant attention to the dictates of fashion and the blandishments of the feminine world.

Moon in Virgo folk are gentle, patient, tactful, discerning and usually intelligent, yet withal simple and unaffected. Manually dexterous, they can do almost anything with their hands, and being pliable in physique make excellent dancers, with a wonderful sense of movement. But they seldom make ideal husbands or wives, as the frivolity of social life is inclined to bore them. They find it impossible to whisper sweet nothings in the ear of their beloved. Nor are they "given" to gushing sentimentality or expressions of sympathy, which is the stuff social life is woven of.

Joan of Arc was born on the day the Moon was in conjunction with Jupiter in Virgo. It was not without a cause that she was called "The Maid of Orleans." She is a good example of the Moon in Virgo temperament. Clairvoyant and clairaudient, as Commander-in-Chief she led the French armies to victory against the British, and she saw the weak King of France crowned. Betrayed by her enemies, she was handed over to the church, who accused her of "hearing voices," "believing in fairies," and "wearing men's clothes." Condemned as a witch, she was burned alive at the stake. Eventually, she was made one of France's national saints.

The following were born when the Moon was in the constellation Virgo:

Ampere, Marie Antoinette, Lord Birkenhead, H.P. Blavatsky, Niels Bohr, Tycho Brahe, Eva Braun, Sir Richard Burton, Cagliostro, T. Carlyle, Charles I, Charles VI, Claudius, Thomas Clifford, Frederic Chopin, Catherine de Medici, Mrs. Despard, Lord Alfred Douglas, Amelia Earhart, Edward VII, Edward Fitzgerald, W.E. Gladstone, George V, Jay Gould, Amy Johnson, Agha Khan, Omar Khayyam, K.E. Krafft, D.H. Lawrence, Le Verrier, Ludendoff, F.A. Mesmer, R.H. Maylor, Ernest Renan, Jean Rimbaud, Victor Sardou, Crown Princess Stephanie of Austria, Nikola Tesla, Swami Vivekananda, James Watt, the Duchess of Windsor.
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Re: Cyril Fagan on Sidereal Moon signs

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:30 pm

For those interested, I now have typed out the entirety of Cyril Fagan's original Moon-sign interpretations from The Symbolism of the Constellations, to replace my previous bullet-point summaries of his main themes.
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