Moon in 1st house

Written By Addittya Tamhankar

FIRST HOUSE MOON means – ‘Its all about ME’. First house moon native is much focused on SELF than on others. Now depending on the quality of the horoscope – either the native becomes self-centered OR if the quality of horoscope is really good then the native starts focusing on SELF GROWTH. It is necessary to understand that there is a difference between – being self-centered and being focused on self-growth. A self-centered person is a SELFISH person, whereas a person focused on Self-Growth is aware of the fact that if an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside. A positive person with this placement thus remains focused on strengthening himself from the inside – he has a good potential to progress in meditation as well as to work on his drawbacks – thus self-learning, self-improvement, self-growth is highly possible with this placement provided the horoscope has good conjunctions and placements and is in general of good quality.

Moon is Mind and Moon in first house is like the MIND RULING OVER YOU which is NOT a good sign.

MIND or MOON on the very throne (ascendant) is not a good sign especially if the MOON is alone. Such a man or woman is easily influenced and changeable and not trustworthy.

However if the Moon is in conjunction with Jupiter – then the whole dynamics change and now this MOON becomes a beautiful servant – and Jupiter drives the Moon on the right path – the buddha path – the self-growth path.

But if Moon is in conjunction with Rahu or Venus or Mercury – then this is definitely not a good sign for spiritual progress – the person is too much trapped in the temptations of the material world.

Moon Ketu conjunction in the Ascendant or first house is good – provided the moon sign is Pisces, Scorpio or Cancer.

In short – moon alone in the Ascendant is a bad placement. for material progress but not for spiritual progress.

Lastly if Moon is with Sun in the Ascendant then the birth has happened on a NO MOON DAY Amavasya – the moon is afflicted and generally the mother of such a native suffers in life or the mother is not of a good character – or she may have certain mental problems. Moon with Sun is definitely not a good sign – especially in the first house – such a conjunction can and does create mental problems for the native as well.

Moon is the Mind. And so when Moon in the first house is with Mars – the person is found to be hot tempered – gets quickly angry.

As mentioned earlier the best placement for Moon in first house – is when Moon is in conjunction with Jupiter or Ketu. Then the person attains progress on his or her spiritual path.

However one thing is for sure – that MOON alone in the first house definitely becomes great challenge for spiritual growth because the whole essence of spiritual growth is overcoming the Mind (moon) and when Moon is placed in the Ascendant – it becomes a challenging position for spiritual seekers. However from a materialistic perspective this moon does provide certain positive results – such as it gives a beautiful body, a charming personality, a good sex appeal and overall it gives you the natural magnetism to attract the opposite sex. Many men having moon in the first house attract a lot of woman whereas a woman having this placement appears very attractive to men. A soothing personality, a caring person is what you get with Moon in the first house. The former US President John F Kennedy has this placement. His moon was placed exactly in the first house. He was probably the most likeable and popular US president in America.

First house moon is focused on turning the attention of others towards oneself. And so this is a good placement for a politician considering the need to appeal to others is very much essential for attaining power. John F Kennedy or better known as JFK was successful in attaining power – much credit goes to his moon placed in the first house. Here is a quick look at JFK’s horoscope:

As you can see – his moon is placed in the first house in Poorva Phalguni Nakshatra – Leo sign. Whereas Sun and Venus – both are comfortably placed in the house of power – the 10th house! No doubt he became the US President – in fact a very popular US President.

Moon in the first house does gives a good attractive body and face provided the lord of the first house is well placed. A woman having moon in the first house is found to be beautiful – she has a certain glow to her face but she is also very changeable – and is not reliable as such. If you have a girlfriend or boyfriend having this placement then be careful.

Public person – OR – Public figure is one trait of this placement. The very quality of attracting attention of others towards oneself makes them a public figure provided the chart has a certain level of talent and quality to it.

Nelson Mandela was born with first house Moon in Vishakha Nakshatra – Libra sign. Here is a quick look at his birth chart.

Libra sign is very much connected with SOCIAL LIFE. Men and women born with Moon in Libra or Ascendant in Libra are highly socializing and generally have the potential to become a public figure.

Nelson Mandela was a prominent social reformer and freedom fighter. He was imprisoned for 20 years – and still he never gave up. Moon in the first house generally gives a NEVER GIVE UP attitude.

Person with this placement is often found to be an extrovert. Does well in social circles. However health condition often fluctuates – at times the person is feeling energetic while at times feels low. Constant change in mental and health condition is a trademark of moon in the first house.

These men fall quickly to appreciation. If you want to make these natives happy – then just appreciate them and they will quickly yield to your demands or requests. Very often it is this trap of appreciation that make them a victim. Natives with this placement should try to see whether the appreciation is real or has some hidden agenda.

This is a very mental placement since MOON becomes the KING and when MIND becomes your MASTER then it is natural that you are going to face many trials and tragedies in your life. The MIND is a monkey – and because it is a monkey – it keeps swinging from one branch of thought to the other – it is never STILL – spirituality is all about bringing the MIND to STILLNESS – that is to STILL the wavering MIND.

A wavering mind always makes you feel as if you have wandered all over the world – as if you know everything about the world – that is what happened with a monkey. And he was not an ordinary monkey – he was the KING OF MONKEYS. One day he went to Gautama Buddha and said “I would like to become a Buddha.” Buddha said, “I have never heard of anybody having ever become a Buddha while remaining a monkey.
The monkey said, “You don’t know my powers. I am no ordinary monkey. ” No monkey thinks that he is ordinary, all monkeys think that they are extraordinary; that is part of their monkeyness. He said, “I am no ordinary monkey. What are you talking about? I am a king of monkeys.”
So Buddha asked, “What exceptional or extraordinary powers do you have? Can you show me?”
The monkey said, “I can jump to the very end of the world.” He had been jumping all along in the trees. He knew how to jump.
So Buddha said, “Okay. Come onto the palm of my hand and jump to the other end of the world.”
The monkey tried and tried, and he was really a very powerful monkey, a
very intense monkey. He went like an arrow, and he went and he went… he went. Months and — the story says — years passed. And then the monkey came to the very end of the world.
He laughed; he said, “Look! The very end!” He looked down. It was an abyss: five pillars were standing there to mark the boundary. Now he had to come back. But how would he prove that he had been to these five pillars? So he urinated near a pillar — a thing that a monkey does! so as to to mark it!

Years passed and he came back. When he reached Buddha he said, “I have been to the very end of the world, and I have left a mark.” But Buddha said, “Just look around.”
He had not moved at all. Those five pillars were the five fingers of Buddha. And they were stinking….He had been there with closed eyes… must have been dreaming.

That is how the MIND is – it is just this monkey who thought that he has been to the other end of the world when in reality he had been on the same palm of Buddha – by swinging from the little finger to the thumb of Buddha – he thought he had travelled the whole world!

When such a MIND is ruling over you – there is bound to be many miseries in your life than otherwise. So Moon in Ascendant is primarily not a good position unless the MOON is with Jupiter or Ketu – because in our galaxy these two – Jupiter and Ketu – are the only entities that can actually encourage you to turn inwards and overcome this monkey mind.

Either the person becomes too SELFISH with this placement or becomes SELFLESS with this placement – it all depends on the Moon sign lord and the aspects to Moon. You either get a BHOGI or YOGI with this placement – there is no middle ground – mediocrity is not in play when moon is in the first house. These are people of extremes – they find it difficult to compromise. And that is indeed one good quality of this placement that these natives never compromise.

“Love and respect yourself and never compromise for anything. And then you will be surprised how much growth starts happening of its own accord.. as if rocks have been removed and the river has started flowing.” – Osho

In a way this is a Royal placement – a Kingly placement where the native enjoys all pleasures of human life – that includes sexual pleasures as well.

Success in material world is guaranteed with the placement when the moon sign lord is well-placed and aspected positively.

Overall this is a placement that bring more graceful energy to the forefront – a man with this placement appears sophisticated and appealing to women – while a woman with this placement appears sexy and appealing to men.

Moon in first house means the Ascendant and Moon sign is the same – this simply means that the person is completely ruled by the MIND – and as you all know the MIND is never stable – and so is the life of these natives – it is never stable – it goes through many ups and downs. And moreover this placement brings more miseries and suffering because suffering is mental – and MOON in the Ascendant sign does makes the person more sensitive and prone to suffering.

Being rich has nothing to do with being happy. Happiness is based on the state of mind and not on the state of your bank balance. Native with this placement takes everything to his or her heart – because when you BECOME MIND – the MIND continues to cause much unhappiness in your life.

To overcome unhappiness – to overcome the miseries of life – you have to drop the mind. And when MIND (Moon) is sitting on your head – i.e. in the Ascendant – it may seem like a difficult battle. But with daily meditation practice you can overcome the mind – all you need is to get started with meditation, with chanting.

The MORE THE MOON is prominent – the more the MIND is prominent and the more the MIND is prominent the more is the suffering. And since human life is more driven by the MIND – it is obvious that LIFE becomes a SUFFERING. Buddha therefore says that LIFE IS SUFFERING.

Moon chart is therefore most important than the Ascendant chart – and in this case since the Moon and Ascendant chart is one – it is a clear indication that the native has identified himself or herself with the MIND and not the SELF.

Moon in the Ascendant or in the first house therefore becomes a challenging placement – because the person identifies himself with the mind. He becomes the MIND and then MIND then takes him for a RIDE – a very dangerous ride that leads him to more unhappiness than otherwise.

I am not denying the fact that money and fame comes with this placement but I am also making you all aware that money and fame has absolutely nothing to do with your SELF GROWTH – and your HAPPINESS.

The best advice therefore is to focus on your self-growth. With Moon in the first house – you can do this – all you need is the right guidance and the right master.

The right master is the one who gives you absolute freedom – who makes you independent – and the one who makes you capable of knowing yourself.

Everything is possible – when the master appears before you – and the master appears only when you are ready. This readiness is based on your level of surrender (ATMASAMARPAN) – and the depth of understanding that you have attained through deep penance and devotion towards God.

Nothing comes on its own – everything comes when you start taking efforts – when you remain consistent in your efforts – when you remain committed to finding the answer to the question – WHO AM I?

And when the mind becomes calm – the soul starts speaking and then you get to hear the truth that you seek…

Meditate and let the journey within begin.

Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.

Addittya Tamhankar

Addittya Tamhankar

Acharya Addittya Tamhankar is a distinguished astrologer and acclaimed author known for his in-depth knowledge and insight into astrology. He has authored over 11 books, including bestsellers on the cosmic entities Rahu and Ketϋ, and his recent works include "Come Back Home - Reconnect to Source Consciousness" and "27 Nakshatras - the Living Legends." Alongside his literary achievements, Acharya Addittya has cultivated a substantial online following, with over 1,000 YouTube videos and a community of more than 40,000 subscribers. His blogs offer enlightening discussions on spirituality and planetary influences, drawing readers and viewers who seek wisdom and deeper understanding of these complex subjects.
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