How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.– Friedrich Nietzsche, Sagittarius Moon conjunct North Node.
The number one thing to say about the Sagittarius Moon is that they are intelligent and curious people. The Moon in this sign is somewhat detached from emotional involvement but very lively and energized to explore the world. For the Sagittarius Moon familiarity breeds contempt and new adventures equal the promise of true love around the corner.
Jupiter the planet of ‘other horizons’ rules their emotional instincts and makes them very open-minded and aware of the vast amount of cultures, religions, strange people and ideas that await them.
The Sagittarius Moon thrives on learning what they like and believe over time. They dislike being told what to do and are independent thinkers who are always searching for something new. The need for open possibilities is something they need to be happy and stable. They despise feeling trapped or like there’s no future ahead and they do not like people putting them in a box or demanding that they conform to a system of rules.
That said, Sagittarius Moons tend to have unyielding principles that they will not move from no matter what. They may seem flexible because they are always willing to learn and talk to people. Curiously, others may find them to be very changeable in their ideas and almost too open-minded. However, in reality, the Sagittarius Moon does not move away from the core beliefs they develop and tend to stick to individualistic life philosophy with passionate loyalty. It is not uncommon for them to be spiritual, religious or related to a community of political thinkers. They are most likely to choose either anarchy or conservative values that they reinvent to fit their dream of utopia.
For this Moon, having a very well-defined life-path brings a sense of optimism and peace. They tend to choose a teacher o figure that they admire and learn from. This can make some of these Moon’s are somewhat susceptible to cults, political conspiracies or mystical practices. They must remember that they cannot be free if they rigidly follow someone else. Thankfully, personal freedom matters to them and so they usually break away from dogma and authority. They have a dream of an open road that they can travel over until they find their dream home. They desire a home full of foreign guests, friends, and fiery, dramatic lovers who surround them with humor and warmth.
This Moon dislikes heavy emotional displays or irrational people but it is very tolerant of anyone from a different background. They tend to collect the most curious and sometimes ‘manic’ friends around them. Friends that become romantic partners are common for this Moon and their contra part the Gemini Moon. They tend to value their friends over their biological families or even romantic partners (unless Pluto is involved). This is not because they are heartbreakers by nature but because they view all of humanity as their community and family. As a result, people tend to find them very friendly, approachable and fun to be around. They are the type of friends that would lift your spirit and make jokes that break the ice in the room. This leads me to point out that the Sagittarius Moon has no filter over their self-expression and can say and do outrageous things. Don’t be fooled by the clown they play because inside hides an old wise magician who is busy making anthropological notes about your reaction to their humor and actions. They tend to value authentic self-expression over being polite which some people can find offensive. There is something about bending the rules using emotional-expression that this Moon finds appealing and even valuable. The way they do this will vary on their chart and the Jupiter placement; it can vary from making pranks to writing serious books about society. Whatever they publish tends to have a unique set of rules that people can follow to better their life. That is because at heart this Moon wants to learn and teach others how to be happy and fearless. Secretly, they harbor many fears and worries about achieving the future they want. Much of that fear is related to being trapped in a cage (office, job, marriage, location) that will swallow their fire and make them into robots. To some extent, this fear is very justified because this Moon does not thrive in confinement or when they cannot have the option to grow. They need to find a career and relationship that offers them movement, growth and constant learning. This does not mean they must travel or always change jobs but they need to find a path that allows them to always incorporate new ideas and skills. The Sagittarius Moon is the archetype of the ENFP in MBTI and they do make excellent salesmen, teachers, brand-mangers and entrepreneurs. Many have lucky breaks and sudden growth spurts that lead them to success and even fame.
That said, the flip side of this Moon can appear almost too dark compared to their bright, optimistic light. “The dark side of the Moon” applies here very strongly. They tend to suffer from disillusionment when they become stuck or when their high hopes prove too far from reaching. People who are not close to them will not always notice this because the Sagittarius Moon may become even more busy, excited, sleepless and workaholic when they feel down. They tend to become very nervous and over-excited physically to the point of agitation. They will speak very fast and avoid sleep. Their mind tends to almost burn out with potential solutions and ideas that prevent them from resting. Impulsive behaviors and emotional over-spending can happen during very hard periods of life. Some of the extreme cases tend to adopt a very dogmatic point of view and start preaching their truth. The worst-case scenario of this Moon involves leading cults and political revolts. The sad aspect of this extreme case is that this Moon genuinely believes they are saving the world. Maybe sometimes they are.
The shadow side of Sagittarius is Gemini (Mercury), so if they don’t deal with their emotions, they will suffer nervousness and anxiety. They should also avoid overloading on information that is not helpful or fear-based. The Sagittarius Moon needs to be surrounded by optimistic people who don’t complain too much. They can also get out of a depressive episode by traveling and writing about the experience. Many are very gifted with words and can actually use that to change their own thoughts at will. Positive affirmations have a very healing effect on this Moon (unlike with water moons who tend to thrive on expressing their negative emotions).
To feel secure and safe, this Moon needs to plan for the future they want. The dream needs to be very vivid and exciting. If they feel there are losing their adventuress spirit, they can do something small to ‘break the rules’ and change their routine. Physical activity and also tends to inspire them with confidence. If they feel lazy, they can imagine that the sport they are learning will serve them on a trip or to survive the upcoming zombie uprising. Whatever they imagine needs to be fun and somewhat out of the ordinary.
This Moon also tends to love music and even the rhythm of the dance. At heart, they imagine the tribe of humanity around a warm fire, listening to stories and planning the hunt. They are the shaman or the cave artist who teach the tribe how to rise above their physical hunger and fear. This spirit allows this Moon to make wise choices and to control its emotional fire until it burns away any obstacle on the vast open road.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
-Albert Einstein, Sagittarius Moon in the 6th house.