THE MOON IN ARIES gives a very independent type of mind which aims to hew out its own path in life whether right or wrong and is extremely quick to resent any interference from others. The person is ambitious and aggressive but lacks forethought, so that he is liable to meet with numerous setbacks. However, this position gives a dauntless courage and such people are not easily defeated. When they have failed in one direction they immediately try another venture and in the end their very persistence usually brings them into prominence in their line and gives them ultimate success, unless the Moon is afflicted; then they are prone to take up one occupation after another without giving themselves time to try honestly to make a success of any one. Beacause of the MOON OPPOSITE MARS, MOON SQUARE SUN and MOON SQUARE JUPITER, Moon can be considered afflicted.
Concerning the frame of the ’fixed stars’, Moon conjunct ’eta Piscium’ – ’Al Pherg’ – which is a (double) star in the cord near the tail of the Northern Fish. By the traditional interpretations, ’… this star is of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter, and it gives preparedness, steadiness, determination and final success.’ (V. Robson)
On the basis of the Ancient Indian Lunar Mansions, Moon is in ’Ashvini’ at the same time; ’… it is a light asterism belonging to the Vaisya caste (farmers and merchants) and favorable for sales, art, sculpture, learning, marital love, wearing of ornament, medicine and purchase of carriages when containing the Moon. Those born on the lunar day will be physicians, military commanders and dealers in horses. With Moon here at birth native will be polite, fond of ornaments, handsome, popular and intelligent. Rules towns and the upper part of the feet.’
From Washington, D. C. , Moon will rise at 00:25 EDT (19th July), 6 hours and 34 minutes before the Sun, and attain an altitude of 55° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:39 EDT.