May 8th is Mother's Day and the Moon (appropriately) will be in Cancer. Cancer symbolizes Mom, nurturing, childhood and the womb.
In honour of Mother's Day I'd like to write about women who don't want children. There's an assumption, especially if she's in a stable relationship, that a woman is going to have kids. Even in these liberated times, people start to wonder what's up if a woman is not pregnant by a certain age.
I know at least 5 women who have no plans to get pregnant. Ever. Their reasons vary but the general feeling is that having children is not a priority. Some of these women are married, some are not. I looked at a couple of their charts and discovered examples of free will at work.
One woman's Moon is in Cancer in the 5th House of children. But her Moon squares Uranus (freedom) and Mars (independence) so it would never have been easy for her to be tied to anyone. She has directed her energy into writing as the 5th House also represents creativity.
Another woman's Moon is in generous, protective Leo (natural ruler of the 5th House) with an exact conjunction to fiery Mars. Heart of gold for sure but perhaps its 11th House placement (friends and groups) diffuses the energy too much? She is well known for spending all her energy looking after others.
The two charts have powerful Moons with their 5th House/Leo influences. These women have taken this energy and used it the way they wanted to. I'm sure they could have children but this is only one possibility open to them.