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Facts & Trivia Rules Cancer and the 4th house. Where the sun rules the growth of life, day time and our core egos the moon has rulership over the night, emotions and our core instincts and reactions. Where the sun is obvious, literal, visible...the moon is covert, intuitive, hidden. The changing face of our emotions, the ebb and flow of our feelings all are explained by the placement of our moon in our natal chart. The moon describes those things we need to feel nurtured, those things that make us feel safe and comfortable. Under our own lunar glow we are night creatures whose instinctual bodies react to nuances and hunches that hide in the shadows of the dark. The moon will also help understand where and how we react instinctually, where we kick into self protective mode and how we will do so. It is gut swift actions designed to protect...reactions which bypass the balance and reasoning of our minds momentarily and put us in contact with our intuitive, sometimes primal awareness. The moons connection with the feminine essence of life through its cycle, its quiet knowing, its nurturance describes our relationship or feelings around our mother. It outlines how we were nurtured, taken care of, supported or, at least, how we perceive those qualities in our lives. Whether we are high strung and volatile, mellow and calm, intuitive and reactive, watchful and quiet is found in our natal moons. In the 19th Century occupations attributed to Moon included: Sailors, travelers, fishermen, carriers, managers of public conveyances, dealers in fluids, silversmiths. 20th Century occupations include: Real estate brokers, midwives, nannies and nurses.