Is there a connection between our Moon sign and the modeling imprinted from our mothers? I ended speculating about this the other day after realizing it turns out I’m good at being married. My Libra Moon is content with being part of a committed, formal partnership and intuitively knows what to do in this situation. Could this be related to what I absorbed from my Libra mom growing up? From my perspective I knew she loved us kids but my dad was number one and I was OK with that. However I also realized my siblings had a different experience than I did and it is reflected in their Moon signs. My older sister has her Moon in nurturing Cancer, my brother’s is in detached Aquarius and my younger sister has a Capricorn Moon. Here is where the speculation begins . . .
My Cancer Moon older sister as the first born had our mother all to herself the first year of her life though I came along very quickly. . .our birthdays are only one year and two days apart. It is her two daughters who are the center of her world. She has been married twice, the first time to her children’s father and then a second brief marriage in her thirties. Since then she has been single and devotes most of her time to doing elder care.
Now my Aquarius Moon brother is a highly successful nerd. He has a doctorate in engineering and has always excelled in the sciences. He was a straight A student and all that good stuff. When we were small children, my mother was frantically busy. She often gave my brother and me toys, pets and books to entertain ourselves with and we were content. As long as he excelled in school, he didn’t have to exert himself to understand what made people tick . . . he relied on me to explain those things to him.
Our baby sister with her Capricorn Moon got the message she was best off conforming to the parental rules to get her strokes. She is still the most conventional of us though she has loosened up with age. Of all the siblings she is the only one actively involved in organized religion and devotes a great deal of her time to her church family. A certified teacher, she successfully homeschooled her two children.
I’m sure other people’s experience with their mothers is quite different than mine or my siblings. How our Moons are aspected is one factor as is the Sun sign of the mother. It is fun to speculate about though!