Moon in 1st House ⋆ Moon in Ascendant


Last updated on January 27th, 2022 at 04:51 pm

Moon in the 1st House unites with the energies of Aries and its ruler Mars. First House reflects the fiery, passionate, and courageous nature of Aries and Mars. The energies of the first house (Aries) are directed towards the initiation of tasks, projects, and taking first steps with courage, willpower, and intelligence in order to become prosperous, independent, happy, wealthy, and healthy in life.

The first house relates (by significance) to the Sun, which represents the soul, power of initiation, and vitality.

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It is important to note that the positive placement of Sun and the first house lord plays a major role in amplifying the favorable results of Moon in 1st house. Additionally, the majority of results are also determined by the zodiac sign in which the Moon resides in the 1st house.

In addition to that, as the Moon has different phases and strengths associated with that, it is also important to consider whether Moon is waxing, Waning, or Full. Herein waxing and full Moon is the strongest while waning and dark Moon is the weakest. The stronger the Moon, the better the results.

Results of Moon in 1st House

Very Handsome

The Ascendant (just like Sun) is related to the constitution of the body and the placement of the Moon in the considered house influences the overall looks and appearance of individuals with this combination.

Accordingly, Moon in ascendant bestows a soft, delicate, pleasantly charming, handsome appearance and well-proportioned body figure.

As Moon is a feminine planet, it is especially favorable for females, as Moon blesses with ample feminine beauty.

If Moon is waning or dark, it is still capable of blessing with feminine beauty, but without eye-striking luminance of the appearance.

Moreover, the first house governs the complexity of the skin in which Moon represents fair complexion, just like Moon which is bright and luminous.

Alternatively, the incoming aspects on the ascendant, its lord, and Moon modify the complexity accordingly by the planet that casts its aspect on this combination.

Strong & Healthy

Moon (small and dense planet) in Ascendant signifies a short stature of the body. Additionally, it blesses with a good amount of physical strength, without increasing musculature. This indication is also modified by incoming aspects from other planets.

Moon is fast-moving and fluctuating in nature (phases). Therefore, when it is in the ascendant, it makes one prone to move frequently. It can be in form of frequent short-distance traveling due to work.

A dignified and waxing Moon in the ascendant makes one very active and indicates a movable lifestyle, which also promotes the beautiful shape of the body.

Moon rules over the fluids (Moon) in the body (ascendant) which is favorable in the 1st house as promoting the good flow of water in the body, which keeps all the organs nurtured, healthy, and well-shaped.

If Moon is waxing or undignified in the given house, it indicates having various health complaints and less power of resistance.

A fallen Moon in the given house increases depression and stress levels which can take a great toll on health and also affects the outer physique adversely.

To avoid negative effects from manifesting or to minimize them, it is important to take on activities that improve mental peace, such as various therapies.

Gentle But Confident

Moon in the ascendant, which is represented by fiery Aries and its ruler Mars, indicates being independent, straightforward, and go-getter in nature.

If Moon in this house is waxing and dignified, it also blesses with a great amount of willpower and self-confidence.

However, their confidence is expressed unusually. Namely, a gentle natural benefic planet in ascendant does not make one very assertive, but still initiative and valorous enough to maintain the chosen direction.

Speaking of which, these individuals are very soft-spoken and gentle from overall nature. They are valorous but almost always prefer to tackle issues with the most gentle tactics possible.

This combination also gives passion for adventure which means being fond of constant traveling to discover beautiful places that nurture the mind.

On the contrary, if Moon is fallen and waning in this house, the native is not very talkative, has servile tendencies, and is less capable of using the intellect.

Sensitive & Fluctuating Emotions

Moon associates to emotional intelligence and general thinking patterns whereas the 1st house denotes personality and character.

Accordingly, Moon in the considered house indicates being emotionally sensitive and empathic. It indicates having a great ability to understand the feelings of others as well as having a great amount of unconditional love and care for others, especially for the underprivileged.

An empath is an emotional sponge. They absorb the stress and also the positive emotions into their own bodies from other people.

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Other than that, Moon in ascendant blesses with a positive outlook on life and a strong, healthy mindset which helps in succeeding in any venture.

If Moon is waxing and dignified in the 1st house, it also provides emotional intelligence, which is helpful in remaining calm and concentrated even at times of crisis. This trait helps to avoid emotional breakdown which equally indicates good leadership abilities.

Alternatively, if Moon is ill-placed, waning, or dark, it indicates being constantly overwhelmed by the needs and negative emotions of other people in the surroundings. It also indicates emotional instability and being often under heavy loads of stress which causes depression.

A fallen and waning Moon in the given house indicates being apathetic and having a very hostile mentality.


Moon signifies public image, admirers, and followers while the ascendant represents the self, self-awareness, and general personality.

The connection of Moon with the 1st house is highly beneficial as it indicates being admired, loved, and followed by lots of people.

It also indicates being a motivational and inspirational guide to others in society or the world in general depending on the overall strength of the 1st house.

Moon in ascendant provides a kind, honest, soft, delicate, and compassionate style of self-expression which offers emotional nourishment to the admirers and followers.


Moon in the 1st house creates a deep emotional connection with the mother, who carries an important part in life by shaping the character of the native with this combination.

If Moon is well-placed in the birth chart without any malefic influence it indicates being abundantly nurtured by their mother during childhood and strong connection with her even in adulthood.

This combination indicates that the mother is independent and active in life. However, it also indicates that she is over-protective and controlling.

Possible Powerful Yoga

When Moon is in its own sign in 1st house also becomes the first house lord which brings all the best qualities of Moon to the fore that amplify the favorable results of the 1st house a well.

Keep repenting and repeating secretly in mind: "God is enough for me and I bear witness that there is no other worthy of worship than the Almighty Creator alone" for the pleasure and abundance of God to flow in
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness) his/her goal, Allah (english: God) makes his/her heart rich, and organizes his/her affairs, and the world comes to him/her whether it wants to or not
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2465)

And God is the most merciful and loving. The God Almighty said: By My might and majesty, I will continue to forgive them, as long as they seek My forgiveness.
(Musnad Aḥmad 11237)

And God protects the faithul more than a caring Mother protects her child
(Sahih al-Bukhari 5999)

Do not perform idolatry, impiety, disrespect for parents, murder, theft, adultery, false witness, and envy
(Surat al-An’am 6:151-153)

The Messenger of God [PBUH] used to stress charity in his sermons, and prohibit mutilation. But protect truth and believers at all costs.
(Sunan an-Nasa'i 4047)

There must be no sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women.
(Words From The Last Sermon Of The Last Prophet {PBUH})

All people are theoretically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet

Furthermore, if the Moon is waxing or full bright, it is an extremely fortunate position and blessing from Almighty giving even more amplification to the favorable results. This strong set of combinations or Yoga blesses with strong health, courage, willpower, and independence in abundance.

The kind and emphatic character provided by the considered Yoga also blesses with an abundant amount of admirers and followers. Moreover, it provides an extremely pleasant character and handsome appearance which attracts people from surroundings.

The considered combination also gives strong intuition and emotional intelligence to withstand all the difficulties in life and succeed in self-initiated ventures.

Classical Interpretation

Bhrigu Sutras

In this classical source, it is mentioned that people with this combination are endowed with physical beauty and attractiveness.

Moon in the 1st house provides an unsteady mentality to the native as the general nature of Moon, which changes its phases often, suggests.

Moon is a sensitive planet and makes the body soft and sensitive to the environment. Thus it is stated that such natives tend to have concerns or minor health issues regarding their delicate bodies.

Moon is a watery planet as per sidereal Vedic astrology and the positioning of it in the ascendant (self) makes these natives fond of being in places where there is plenty of water around. They will feel happiness and relief in their souls when being close to the water bodies, such as seas, oceans, rivers, ponds, etc.

It is also mentioned that in their 15th life year and onwards, they will take on many journeys, especially to the places where there is plenty of water.

In this classical source, it is also mentioned the effect of 1st house Moon in different zodiac signs. Namely, the settlement of Moon in Aries, Taurus, or Cancer zodiac sign while being in the 1st house makes the native well versed in ancient knowledge, wisdom, and scriptures. In addition to that, they will be mentally smart, have ample financial gains, and be contented in life. However, they are emotionally sensitive and vulnerable.

In addition to that, their behavior is soft and delicate, as the general nature of Moon suggests in the ascendant (behavior of self). The skin of the body is sensitive, soft, and delicate but the structural organs will be strong and well built. It is because Moon supplies the organs of the body with an abundant flow of fluid which also provides sufficient nutrition to inner organs, especially bones.

On the contrary, if Moon is in bad dignity or weak in the 1st house, it indicates health ailments due to weak body and vitality. It also makes them emotionally unstable and weak.

With that being said, such natives become easily manipulated because even though they know and see the truth but still believe the beautiful lies people say to them.

However, if the Moon is well associated with natural benefic planets (Venus, Mercury, Jupiter), the native is saved from health ailments.

Moreover, with benefic influence on Moon in the 1st house, the native becomes very influential and affluent. That is, they are able to illuminate the masses and gather a large number of followers regarding their topic of interest.

In addition to that, well placed and aspected Moon in Ascendant blesses with great intelligence, wisdom, and emotional strength which makes them great communicators and socializers.

Brihat Jataka

If Moon is in bad dignity, it also influences the general personality and mentality of the native negatively. That is to say, people with weak Moon in ascendant are mentally unstable, lacking mental intelligence, without the power of speech or influence, base, and beggarly.

These qualities also make their behavior rude and undesirable.

However, if the Moon is well placed, there are positive results. Specifically, If Moon is in good dignity in its own (Cancer) or exaltation sign (Taurus) in the 1st house, it blesses the native with prosperity, success, and plenty of riches.

If Moon is in Aries in the ascendant, it blesses the native with compassionate and caring character traits. Hence, these traits make them also great parents to many children.


This classical source puts a lot of emphasis on the phases of the Moon while interpreting results.

Accordingly, if Moon was waxing or half-bright at birth, it makes the native valorous, fearless, and healthy. Such a native will also have a well-built and strong body physique.

There is also mentioned that the waxing Moon provides and nurtures the native with all the basic and crucial needs. Thus, they will never feel the lack of the most important things in life.

On the contrary, if Moon is waning or half dark in the 1st house, it produces negative results which are basically opposed to the positive ones that are listed above.

The same results are listed in classical scripture Saravali.

Chamatkara Chintamani

In this classical source, all the similar matters are mentioned as above. In addition to that, if Moon is in Aries, Taurus, and Cancer while in the ascendant, it blesses with a very comfortable lifestyle with plenty of conveyances and luxuries.

Moon in the ascendant in all other signs causes either average or some negative results when lordships and planetary relationship is considered.

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The mentioned effects manifest in specific periods and the intensity of them depends on planetary strength level and many other factors.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Please comment & share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.


  • I see some similarities to the ascendant of Cancer. With both of these, the placement lord of the sign is so important. With moon in first house, this will be an excellent position for writing, communications, etc., as the third from the moon corresponds to the house of communication!

  • I think my moon is in waning and the hostile attitude is more pronounced as I’ve aged, in my 30s now. It is in Sagittarius in 1st though ascdndent is 27 deg scorpio, my moon conjuncts Uranus, mars and maybe saturn, all 4 are in sagittarius, have another stellium in pisces, my sun sign, venus and jupiter all in 3rd, Mercury in 4th Aries, Uranus squares venus. Pluto is in scorpio 11 neptune in capricorn 2, Just the whole moon thing and being a bit of a bastard. I appreciate all you have written on this site


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