Equally they tend to react strongly to their surroundings; these people can be seen as empathetic, understanding, and accommodating. The appearance may take on some of the features of the Moon and they may possess a highly expressive face, which quickly shows the person’s moods and reactions to any given situation, and so they have a harder time masking these quickened responses.
These people may feel like the most vulnerable aspects of their personality are always on show. Sometimes the personality appears to be very ‘soft’ and vulnerable, and they may also be crabby and defensive at times, protective, needy, emotional, or clinging. Highly sympathetic, with strong imagination, these people have the ability to nurture and please. Sometimes there is too much dependency on their physical appearance and how they are perceived by others.
Sometimes they can appear moody, unstable, and overly –dependent on others. However, there is often a powerful hunger for personal expression, and there is great sensitivity to the people around them. Some may gravitate towards the role of the carer, and others will elicit this response from others. The personality is usually subject to the ebb and flow of the changing moods, and the Moon also needs to feel secure in their environment and might not venture out until it is perceived to be safe.
This suggests someone with a strong imagination who goes out into the world with great sensitivity. Sensitivity to their surroundings and sensitivity to the people around them. ...Often this would have come about as an above average sensitivity to the mother's needs. Perhaps she was moody, so the youngster would have learned how to read her moods; how to accommodate perhaps even how to mother her, for whatever reason. Often the individual will resemble their mother physically. The Contemporary Astrologer's Handbook (Astrology Now)