Reply To: Moon Yogas Written Homework – Hemingway

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Sebastian Urrea

Hi CoVianna, I might’ve gotten confused, I recorded this but I will also post it here for reading.

<p class=”MsoNormal”>So let’s assess the Moon in Ernest Hemingway’s chart, to get an idea about his psychological and emotional outlook and processing.</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>I checked his birth time and it appears to be pretty reliable, so it seems safe to say that he is a Leo ascendant, with his Moon in the fifth house of Sagittarius with Rahu.</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>His Moon is waxing, and fairly bright; he was probably born less than a week before the full Moon. It shows good capacity for feeling grounded in the body and senses and being receptive to what life has to offer, plus a reasonably strong sense of identity and self.</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>So immediately before the Moon he has Saturn retrograde in the fourth house of Scorpio. Saturn will act like a filter for all of his experiences; he will seek out things related to Saturn. In his case, it will show that he seeks out things and experiences that he perceives as serious and realistic, and he will be drawn towards situations and opportunities for working hard, with determination. He likely wants things to be practical, useful, and of long-term value. This could make him quite guarded emotionally; he’ll value emotional safety and will take his time before making emotional commitments. He has likely had to wrestle with fear, insecurity, and depression, and might tend towards being overly serious, inflexible, and controlling.</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>Rahu joined the Moon doesn’t technically form a Moon Yoga, but it’s worth noting that this conjunction can bring a very ungrounded quality, with a lot of tendency to stress, worry, and imagined fears. He likely feels self-conscious and separate from others, but it can also bring a lot of emotional transparency and emotional intuition with other people.</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>There are several planets in angles from the Moon, which do provide support for his emotional processes. He has Venus in the seventh house from the Moon, which shows that he gets a lot of emotional support through other people, especially partners. It could show indulgence in sensory desires or pleasures with others as a way to deal with emotional problems (i.e. sex) but with Ketu there as well I find that less likely. Venus is the 3<sup>rd</sup> and 10<sup>th</sup> lord though, so it could show support through work and colleagues, and through his own skills and interests. This combined with the fact that it’s Venus can definitely be an indicator of how he found a lot of emotional anchoring and support in his career as a writer.</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>Mars and Mercury are in the tenth house from the Moon, which also shows that he gets support for integrating his emotions through his career or his actions. He likely worked a lot to feel better, and did it with a lot of drive and enthusiasm, given that Mars is there and it is also his fourth lord. Mercury as the eleventh lord here can show a lot of ambition in this area as well, and emotional stability through pursuing his ambitions.</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>I am not especially familiar with Ernest Hemingway and his work, but I did read a little bit about it. Some of the things that stood out to me were that his style is characterized by short, simple sentences, uncomplicated syntax, and what I saw described as a scientific portrayal of emotions. I could see this related to Saturn before the Moon; Saturn stops or slows what it influences, and tends to strip it bare, makes it humble, so emotional things getting filtered through Saturn would get shortened, simplified, and rationalized. Especially given that Saturn is in the fourth house, I could really see it doing this.</p>
<p class=”MsoNormal”>A lot of his themes are related to love, war, travel, wilderness, and loss. Love I could see related to having Venus in the seventh from the Moon, and also having Saturn as his seventh lord in the fourth in the house before the Moon. War I could see in having Mars in the tenth from the Moon. And travel, wilderness, and loss seem to fit in well with the Moon itself being his twelfth lord. It seems like women and death are also prominent themes; women would be related to Venus in the seventh as well, and death to Saturn before the Moon. It also seems that he was good at realism and writing the common experience in a natural way and elevating it, rather than glamorizing life. That realism and connection to the common experience can be shown by Saturn before the Moon as well.</p>

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