These are synastry overlay interpretations for the Moon in the partner’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th houses. (See instead: Moon overlays in 7th–12th houses.)
Moon in 1st House Synastry Overlay
The Moon in the partner’s first house of a synastry overlay creates a safe environment in your relationship for the sharing of each other’s feelings.
The Moon person automatically feels secure with the house person. You (Moon person) allow yourself to let your guard down around the first house person. You feel comfortable opening up the this person and sharing your personal side with them. You have an instinctual feeling that they “get you,” and that they’ll be there for you. And, you tend to assume that the first house person feels the same way about you.
The first house person is moved by the Moon person. The Moon person’s openness touches you (house person) in a soft spot. The Moon person brings out a sensitive side in you that you perhaps never knew you had. They arouse your nurturing, caring side.
This is a tender and warm relationship since both of are emotionally sensitive to each other. This synastry overlay is a strong one for marriage.
Moon in 2nd House Synastry Overlay
If your Moon is in your partner’s second house of a synastry overlay, you value the second house person as a source of emotional satisfaction, rather than for romance. They may sound similar, but they’re not. Emotional satisfaction is about getting your own needs met, while romance involves equal amounts of giving and receiving.
Naturally, if the second house person senses this, they can feel a little unsure about the Moon person. This can cause the house person to act out by becoming possessive of the Moon person. If the second house person is not naturally an earthy or possessive person, this will not become a problem. However, if the house person is already a possessive person, this overlay can exacerbate the possessiveness, which will not allow love to bloom.
With this overlay, both partner’s do sense something of a tangible value in each other. You find each other valuable. But true love isn’t measured in terms of tangible value. True love can be illogical. Your individual personalities would determine if you are okay with this overlay. For those of you who want “cloud 9 romance” and “butterflies in the stomach,” this overlay can be too practical for you to enjoy. On the other hand, if you are a very practical, down to earth person, this relationship fits the bill.
Moon in 3rd House Synastry Overlay
The Moon in the partner’s third house of a synastry overlay creates a cooperative and friendly atmosphere for you.
If you are the Moon person, you admire the way the third house person goes about their life. The way they do things just feels right to you. Because of this, you’re supportive and encouraging of their priorities.
The third house person appreciates this and enjoys your company. If you’re the house person, you find yourself thinking of the Moon person, often.
Your relationship is both relaxed and productive. Together, you can get a lot done in both work and play. You don’t irritate each other. You communicate well with each other. Although this synastry overlay is not focused on romance, this friendly and cooperative tone can enhance any relationship.
Moon in 4th House Synastry Overlay
The Moon in the partner’s fourth house of a synastry overlay creates a love/hate relationship. You may have conflicting feelings about each other.
On the one hand, you feel deeply bonded to each other. The bond you feel is not the fairy-tale type of bond, but rather an ancestral bond, like that between siblings and close family members. (For those that believe in reincarnation, this overlay would indicate that you were very close, and possibly related, in a past life.)
On the other hand, you feel competitive with each other, like siblings do.
The Moon person may feel like a parent to the 4th house person. You (Moon person) feel a need to establish authority in the relationship.
With this overlay, both partners feel that your roots together go very deep. This is not actually an easy-going position. While you can be nice to each other at times, the trend is that you get each other so deeply stirred in the pit of your souls that you may need to get away from each other to relax.
There is a depth and intensity in this relationship that is not comfortable for everyone. The high level of tension and energy between you makes it difficult to stay together too many hours at once. You may feel the need to schedule some time apart. Unless, of course, you can handle it. It would depend on your individual needs. Scorpio types would enjoy this type of intense relationship.
Moon in 5th House Synastry Overlay
The Moon in the partner’s fifth house of a synastry overlay creates a pleasant environment for love to bloom.
The fifth house person arouses a strong sense of pleasure in the Moon person. You (the Moon person) feel like the house person is a indescribably lovely piece of art, or a moving musical melody. The way that you (the Moon person) feel about the house person is, “that’s they way people are supposed to be!”
Actually it’s not that the fifth house person is perfect. Rather, your senses are unconsciously filled with pleasure when you’re with the house person. You just feel like the house person is perfect.
You (Moon person) completely drop your emotional guard and you find ways to be with the house person simply because their presence cheers you and surrounds you with a feeling of beauty and sweetness. You feel an emotional connection. You especially seek them out for fun and pleasurable activities.
The fifth house person is flattered by this appreciation. They get a sense of pride from the Moon person’s attention. The house person responds with warmth and love. If you’re the house person, you find yourself enjoying the emotional part of this relationship just as much as the lighter sides.
Both partners enjoy your time together. Your dates and outings are fun. There is great potential here for love to grow and thrive.
Moon in 6th House Synastry Overlay
If your Moon is in your partner’s sixth house of a synastry overlay, you have contradicting feelings towards the house person. On the one hand, you feel obligated to the house person. On the other hand, you feel that they impose a burden or responsibility on you.
The sixth house person may sense your obligatory feeling, and they may unconsciously assume that you’re their to do favors for them, or to be of service to them. This can also go in the opposite way, with the house person becoming the servant.
One of you tries endlessly to help and support the other. You may wonder why you’re carrying this load.
Can this type of relationship work?
It depends on the integrity and character of both partners. If you’re not too abnormally self-absorbed, then this relationship can be productive and beneficial if you’re working together for some common goal. One of you provides opportunities and support for the other. You may enjoy the feeling that you’re doing the right thing.
However, if either of you are less than ethical, or overly demanding, this overlay can make a martyr out of the Moon person. The house person may find themselves in a situation that forces them to demand help and sacrifices from the Moon person. The house person may resent doing so, but may be unable to do anything about it. The Moon person will illogically be drawn to sacrifice, and then resent it. This would create resentments that most relationships cannot survive.
So, this overlay can only work if both partners have integrity, are ethical, are not too self-absorbed, and not very demanding. This relationship requires a purity of character that is becoming less common. If you’re making this type of relationship work, pat yourself on the back.