Following is an excerpt from The Geostel Brownbook describing the "Moon-IC" locational influence as found on astrocartography maps and astrological similar linemaps. Compare this Julian Lee text to the A*C*G descriptions of the same influence. (Quoted at the bottom of this piece.) 


Julian Lee

MOON in Fourth
and at cusp (IC)
Moon is a usually a benign and positive influence in your Fourth Sector or at the "IC." ("Ic" or imum coeli means the starting cusp of the locational Fourth House.) The exception would be a badly positioned natal moon, or a moon undergoing transiting attacks during the time lived in the location. Otherwise, Moon-Four produces sweet phenomena, especially the water and earth moons.

Grow Some Roots

This is one of the major nesting influences. People who stay a long time in the same home are likely to have a Moon-Four in their RelNats. The Fourth House is the Cancer House -- the Moon’s own domain. So living here your Moon feels happy and you put down roots. People who have lived with Moon-Four very long are almost immovable, except when hard transits hit that Moon or the locational Fourth House Ruler. Even if you leave, you'll probably be returning. These places draw you back.

Family & Clan: Mother of All Tribes

This is one of the best locations for family life. You find yourself surrounded by a group that feels like intimate family, normally including natural family. You develop a potent family consciousness, with the strong inclination to benefit your little “tribe.” You become protective of them. You come to feel emotion, deep and rich, for family and clan. You won't easily allow others into the family circle, but once they are in, it's in a real way. You become territorial, aware of family boundaries. You become sensitive about your space here. When someone knocks you tend to open the door just a bit. You'll be aware of little things that go on around your land and home.

Moon Beings Shine Around The House

Any time you take a feminine planet and place it into your locational Fourth sector, you manifest female energies and persons around your home space. This is true of Moon-Four,  especially for men living with it. A female presence around the home is a common manifestation. She'll usually have strong "mother energy” that is comforting to be around. Often living here you find that your mother is a strong presence in your life. She is nurturing and caring (unless your moon is afflicted.) On the other hand, she can be smothering and controlling, overfilling your life. This female can make it very hard to leave here; hard to be your own person. But on the other hand, you will feel your own attachments to her and family ties, pulling you to stay here. If this figure isn't your real mother, still you are likely to find some female having a deep influence in your daily life.

The Place of Nourishment

You are well fed here. Somebody makes sure you eat well. This position is an improver of digestion and you are likely to store up food and provisions. You become the earth mother archetype or household herbalist, always having the right concoction on hand which you have acquired or made from your garden outings. You become a saver of sentimental things.  Meaningful objects collect around you. This location, along with Venus-, Sun-, and Jupiter-Four, has the effect of preserving  family heirlooms, records, and personal treasures. 

The Gardener’s Secret

Certain planets placed into your locational Fourth House will favor successful gardening. These include Moon, Venus, Neptune, Jupiter, and the Sun. But the best of them all, if you want to be a gardener or "grow your own," is the Moon-Four. At least this is true if you have a decent moon, not too afflicted and better yet, in an earth or water sign. (Moons in Cancer, Taurus, Virgo, and Pisces are the best.) So the Moon-Four or Moon-IC often correlates with the inclination to garden, and success in gardening. The interest veers toward vegetables and herbs more than flowers, but all sorts of garden moments are enjoyed by these locatees. Self-sufficiency becomes an interest, and a fruitful activity. You will likely be found poring over magazines like The Mother Earth News. Gardening is less likely and less successful if you have a drier moon, say in Aquarius, or afflicted by Saturn.

You are emotional here but try not to show it. You are fidgety and like to be moving about. At night, Moon-Four locations improve your sleep, and enrich the dream life. (As do Jupiter-, Neptune-, and Venus-Four.) You develop  intuition and receive guidance from hunches. Your imagination is rich, especially when at home.

Living here one is likely be the beneficiary of a home and property through family ties. By itself Moon-Four doesn’t necessarily bring a large or opulent home, but a cozy nest. Here people tend to maintain furniture arrangements and family patterns for long periods. You may notice a little dirt around the homes of these locatees

Moon-Four puts you a little "out of your element" when in the exterior world. The outer realm seems brash and dangerous, and you are relieved to get back to the sanctuary of home. Moon-Four is not an enhancer of career development. But you become a fixture of your realm even so. Locals come to feel you as a part of the secret wealth of their town, the deeper layer of the community known best to old-timers. Just the thought of your tender concerns and quiet staying power in the village is a comfort to those who see you walk by.

The Keepers of Culture, Husbandmen of Civilization

When you live for a while with Moon in your locational Fourth House, you come to understand instinctively the "cellular" principle found throughout nature, how separation and compartmentalization are nature's essential techniques allowing for the nurturance of unique and diverse life forms. You are initiated into the principle of the cult -- the hidden and protected place essential for the cultivation of life. Throughout nature the secret and protected place -- the cult -- makes possible the germination, nurturance, and cultivation of living things in their vulnerable, inchoate states. The seed in the ground undisturbed, the embryo in the womb, the private family free of invasion, or the small community or cadre nurturing a unique or rareified lifestyle -- from these occult (hidden and protected) places finally emerge solid and vital life forms -- especially children and that primordial community, the family. Cumulatively, from out of secret places of cultivation comes one other thing that begins with a "c":


Then from that fruit of the Moon -- Culture -- emerges the Moon's highest fruit: Civilization.

When the cults are lost -- family, secret societies, and hidden places; when the Moon has no place to hide anything, civilization declines. When the roots are disturbed, the glorious plant above dies. In a Moon-Four location you come to understand all of this by pure instinct. These locatees -- tending to stay in their places long -- work in the very foundry of culture. With quiet staying power they work the seedbed of civilization. Thus the Moon-Four locatees can be considered to be the custodians of culture and finally civilization. Living here, you create nature's indispensable "cell walls" behind which children and family thrive. You become a nurturer here. People might view you as clannish. But like a gentle crone who secrets away heirloom seeds, you carry the vital family consciousness of the realm, which is the seed vitae of all forms of community. Moon-Four locations produce the solid, cohesive, self-sufficient citizens of the nations. These people form the national repository of tradition, dharma, and handed-down family knowledge which comes to constitute a nation's authentic culture, giving meaning, depth, and enjoyment to outer life.

In general, living with Moon in locational Fourth is a sign of good karma, especially in a childhood location. If you have a good moon, and you move here for the first time, you will find the location soothing, a balm to your soul. You will always feel drawn back to Moon-Four locations, and if your moon is not receiving any hard transits when you do return, the return will be sweet.

Technical Notes

All of the above will be noticeable with Moon anywhere in the RelNat Fourth. It is strongest with Moon at the starting cusp (IC) or ending cusp of the RelNat Fourth. On a scale of 1 to 10, the planet at Ic produces the phenomena to a degree of 10; late in the House an 8-9, and anywhere else in the House a 7-8. It is not necessary to have Moon right at the beginning cusp (IC) to get this phenomena. (See later section, “Going Beyond Linemaps.”)

Moon is most adversely affected by harsh transits and  progressions from Mars, Uranus, Saturn, and Pluto. The harshest transits are the dodecile, the quincunx, and the square -- in that order. Moon-Four locations produce various kinds of stressful fourth house dramas at these times. 

Comments on the Original ACG Moon-IC Material
The above positive observations on Moon-Four/IC come from my personal interviews with over 4,000 living individuals in their locations, as well as study and observation of individuals I've known personally, and public figures as well. But a basically positive attitude toward Moon-Four is also warranted by classical theory, in both western and Vedic lore. The original A*C*G material (see below) makes The Moon-IC seem of little value, a kind of annoyance, or even undesirable. This could only be due to a lack of observation, or perhaps the author's personal lack of interest in Fourth House/Moon values.

Even starting from bare theory, we have to acknowledge that the Fourth House and its cusp (IC) are the Moon’s own territory, and that a planet is considered to be both comfortable and powerful in its native house. In truth from my observation, the Moon placed in its own house locationally produces phenomena both meaningful 

and somewhat fortunate. This will be especially so with water and earth moons, and moons having  good aspecting, and transit coherency. So I differ with the A*C*G material and find it sketchy and a bit obtuse. (See below.) The A*C*G material also probably misstates the case in saying this influence produces relocations. This may well be so with a Moon or Fourth House in an afflicted situation. But my observation is that Moon-Four locatees more often cling tenaciously to an existing residence and keep one home for a long time -- even a small and humble property. In a similar dynamic, a Moon-ruled Fourth House (a Cancer Fourth House cusp in your Relocated Natal) normally gives the same amazing staying power and rootedness. The crab was chosen by the ancients as a symbol for the Moon and Cancer because of the creature's tendency to hole up, and to cling to things. The hermit crab clings to it's home to such an extent that it never leaves it.  What should the Moon cling to more than family and home?

Compare the Julian Lee material to the
original Jim Lewis/A*C*G material on Moon-IC:
"Here, family matters, concerns of home and property tend to take up all of your time and energy. There is a comfortable feeling of belonging, and a need to seek and insure security, but also a tendency to move constantly, due to a need to totally control environment, and to insure privacy. You want to feel at home and secure, but things out of your control keep happening, especially West of this line, and people who need you seem to be always arriving. "Me and mine" ideas develop strongly here, and you are able to blend into any environment, seem to belong where you are, despite the constant change and emotionalism with which home and personal matters are charged."
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