SAGITTARIUS, by its keenness, seems to have the tendency to reduce the Moon to the clear, cold sparkle of a star. Almost all the femininity in her is taken away. There is no passive acquiescence in the information conveyed by the senses. The prophetic or inspirational sense is keen, more so than when the Moon is in any other sign. There is hardly any plasticity in the attitude of the native to life. The impressions are admirably focussed -- the picture presented to the mind is entirely without blurring, perfectly sharp and well-defined. The mind has consequently to deal with clearer images than when the Moon is in any other sign, and therefore one most important element, in the formation of judgment, is quite perfect, and the judgment is almost preternaturally acute. We find the coldest and clearest intelligences with this position of the Moon. This fact almost leads us to think that the main cause of mental obfuscation may be original defective presentation of the non-ego to the ego through a fault in which one may call the lens. The student will note the extraordinary clearness and concentration of the mental vision of such men of science as Copernicus, Huxley, Alfred Russell Wallace, and Davy, of a philosopher like Sir William Hamilton, and of novelists like Balzac, Victor Hugo, and one may even add, Dickens. If the observation of humanity is, to some extent, in this last case somewhat distorted by his whimsical method of portraiture, so that his creations appear like caricatures, the reason is that Neptune {175} was in direct conjunction with the Moon. In the political world, we have an excellent example of singularly clear and simple vision in the case of John Bright. The minds of people with the Moon in this sign appear to resent any confusion of issues, and are always afraid of being cheated by the introduction of facts which are foreign to the subjects under discussion. The extreme breadth of vision in Balzac may be set down to the close square of Uranus to the Moon, which enlarges the outlook and makes it more vital. In the case of the men of science mentioned above, one must note the limitation of their work. Much of the success which they obtained was due to their faculty of attending to one thing at a time. This made them, in some way, a little narrow and one-sided, as compared with universal geniuses like Newton. To produce a man like Newton, one would have to combine a Huxley and a Hamilton. The reaction of the mind to the senses, when the Moon is in this sign, is extremely quick and keen, but the reflective qualities are usually not great, unless developed by favorable aspects of the major planets.

Women born with this position of the Moon will have very much the same quality as they would have were Sagittarius rising.

The women who come closely into the life of the native will be of a high type, delicate, refined, yet keenly passionate and, at the same time, almost too ethereal to satisfy the tastes of the average man. There will also be difficulty in holding them. Gentle and timid as deer, the slightest sound alarms them and they may dash off into the depths of the woodland. They are not domestic, unless from a sense of duty, but they make admirable companions, particularly in outdoor sports. The native will be able to amuse himself with them, but may find it difficult to make them practical.

Women having the Moon in this sign will attract high-minded, religious and admirable women, and seldom suffer, if at all, from their jealously or enmity, unless, of course, their Moon is badly aspected.

Mothers having children with the Moon in Sagittarius may give too much thought to their spiritual and mental needs at the expense of their emotional requirements. They should strive to display more affection and sympathy toward such children.

The following well known persons were also born with the Moon in the sign Sagittarius. {176}

Dr. John D. Quackenbos

James O'Neil

Gutzon Borglum

Admiral George Dewey

Spencer Trask

Hudson Maxim

Frederick MacMonnies

Ramsey MacDonald

Thomas W. Lamont

Charles Hayden


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