THE MOON ☽
You have doubtless noticed by this time that words in every-day use, such as “jovial,” “saturnian,” “mercurial,” “sunny,” applied to the dispositions of the human temper correspond with remarkable exactitude to the names given by Astrology to the various planetary types.
The rule holds good with the Moon subjects, whom we call “Lunarians” (not “lunatics”).
These Lunarians are above the average height, with blond hair, rather prominent, light- colored eyes and a round head with somewhat bulging brow. They are stout, but this is often due to an ultra-lymphatic temperament. They have a tendency to dropsy and kidney diseases. The hair falls easily and so do the teeth; there is a sort of vague expression in the eyes, which are often watery.
To the Lunarian type belong the nervous, hysterical temperaments, easily hypnotized and genuinely clairvoyant.
Their intuition is all the more remarkable, since they are very poor reasoners and are swayed to and fro by an ever-working imagination. Their nature is seldom well-balanced and, unless properly trained or protected by “friendly” Planets in favorable aspects, the Lunarians may end in insane asylums as “lunatics.”
However, a fair amount of Moon influence may be beneficial, especially to those whose profession calls for a constant supply of imagination, such as poets, novelists, composers, and even painters and sculptors.
As a rule it is among women that one finds the greatest number of Lunarians; their special physical troubles are also very powerfully influenced by the Moon. Intuition, this precious gift of the weaker sex, is due to the same planet; finally, the Lunarians are decidedly hypochondriac, that is, constantly imagining themselves the prey of some disease or other.
This closes my present review of the Planets’ characteristics. Remember, this is only the ground-work of what is coming later; but, like every other kind of groundwork, it is an essential part of the structure and has to be studied in all its details, if any satisfactory results are to be secured.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain