sign position of the Moon
reveals much about our habits, reactions, and instincts. It shows
how we express, and deal with, our emotions. Most obvious in our
homes or in private, our Moon sign reveals our innermost needs.
Many astrologers feel that the Moon represents our experience of
mothering; it also shows how we "mother" or
Signs Cont'd: Moon in Libra through Moon in Pisces
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Moon in Libra people have a
strong need for partnership. Without someone to share their
lives with, they feel utterly incomplete. This is why many
people with this position get involved in marriages or
living-together arrangements quite young.
Because this drive for
harmony, peace, and sharing is so powerful, Lunar Librans are apt to do a lot of conceding. They are sympathetic and
concerned for others, enjoy socializing, and revel in a good
debate. Mental rapport with others is especially important to them.
Lunar Librans feel safe and
secure when they are in a partnership. These are the people
who seem to always need to have someone tag along with them
wherever they goeven if it is to the corner store. They
find strength and reinforcement in and through others.
Both men and women with
this position are often quite charming. They can be very
attractive to be around, and are often given to
flirtatiousness. Rarely directly aggressive, these people win
your heart with their gentle and refined ways.
Moon in Libra natives
simply can't help but see flaws in their environment and
their relationships. In fact, anything out of whack will
bother them until it's fixed. Although diplomatic with
acquaintances, when Moon in Libra natives argue with their
long-standing partners, they rarely let up until they win.
And, winning an argument is a Libran specialtyin fact,
they may not even believe what they are saying, but will
adopt all kinds of ideas just to get the last word. Living
with Lunar Librans can sometimes feel like you are on trial,
and Libra is the expert lawyer. Sometimes, though, Libra is
defending you and supporting your point of view.
Lunar Librans' idealistic
outlook and constant striving for the best, most harmonious
lifestyle can lead to much discontent. Looking for that one
(elusive) perfect way to lead their lives can detract from
enjoyment of the moment.
While others may find security
and comfort in material things, Moon in Scorpio people seek
out emotional intensity. No matter what, there is something
very intense about Lunar Scorpios. They are diggers when it
comes to the world of emotionthey can see beyond facades
and cut right to the core of a person. This ability to
"see" what isn't obvious to the rest of the world
can be intimidating to others or wildly attractive,
depending on the audience.
Their deep-seated need for
transformation and rebirth can manifest itself in the lives
of Lunar Scorpios in different ways. Most have powerful,
emotionally intense lives. Some feel like it is
beyond their controlthese natives seem to attract
emotional upheaval, and their lives appear to consist of
plenty of dramatic ups and downs. However, when accepted as an emotional
need, rebirth and change doesn't need to be so dramatic and
overwhelming. In some way or the other, Moon in Scorpio
natives seek out intense experiences. If their lives are
regular in any way, there can be an unconscious need to test
their own strength and stir up emotional excitement. Self-awareness and
acceptance is probably the best way to handle this deep need
for emotional drama.
Doing things halfway or
having meaningless relationships simply doesn't fulfill
them. Lunar Scorpios want all or nothing.
Moon in Scorpio people
often have a strong fear of betrayal. They seek out
commitment, and feel the need for a partner to give up
something for them. Some will put the people they love
through a series of tests, and these are not always
conscious. Their apparent suspicion can be trying for
the people who love them. However, once committed, Moon in
Scorpio people can be the most loyal and protective partners
Even the shy ones have
enormous presence. Their lives are emotion-driven, yet many
Moon in Scorpio natives spend a lot of time controlling and
mastering their emotions. Their intuition is enormous,
although it is sometimes self-serving.
Moon in Scorpio people
radiate strength. Even in the absence of experience, they
seem to "just know" things. It would be difficult
to shock or scare away Lunar Scorpios in the face of
emotional honesty and power. Some people instinctively want
to lean on them, and other less brave folk run a little
scared. Lunar Scorpios have exceptional "radar"
that allows them to size up a situationand a
personquickly and expertly. This ability to understand
human motivation and nature can be too close for comfort for
some, and enormously comforting for others.
Many Lunar Scorpios are
intelligent and astute. Those that use their enormous powers
for intimacy and honesty are the happiest, and they make the
most interesting and rewarding friends and lovers.
More than anything, Lunar Sagittarians have a need for
personal freedom and space. They are extraordinarily happy
and easygoing folk, as long as they don't feel caged in or
Lunar Sagittarians have a
simultaneous need for activity. Meeting new people, going
out in the world, and travel are all important to their
sense of well-being. They love open spaces, and, in their
homes, a roomy and bright environment.
There's a bit of a teacher
in Moon in Sagittarius, and definitely a helpful spirit.
They easily forget appointments and the like, and some are
even considered irresponsible. However, it is hard to stay
angry at a Lunar Sagittarian! They are so cheerful and
upbeat, and their optimism is catchy.
Many people with this
position are outdoorsy types. At the very least, they have a
great love for friendly competition.
When the going gets tough,
these people run away. They don't like to be caught up in
routine for too long, and they simply need to escape.
There's a blind faith in
Lunar Sagittarians that is admirable. They simply believe
that everything will work out. Not much for making detailed
plans, people with Moon in Sagittarius prefer to wing it.
They're very adaptable and generally on the go.
Being useful and productive are basic needs for Lunar
Capricorns. Because they generally keep their emotions under
check, Moon in Capricorn people come across as competent
However turbulent their
emotions may be under the surface, Lunar Capricorns keep
cool-headedand they come across as steady and reliable
This position of the Moon
suggests a desire for clear boundaries and realistic goals.
Not much for taking risks in life, Lunar Capricorns look for
safety and security in most everything they do. Most of them
respect authority and tradition,
and many are planning well ahead of the rest of us. You
likely won't have to remind them to protect their interests,
plan for old age, or keep fall-back money in their bank
accounts. These things come naturally to them.
Calm, cool, and
collectedthese words sum up Moon in Capricorn natives
well. Messy emotions and "leaky" souls are a bit
frightening for most with this position of the Moon. Truth
is, they can have plenty of mood swings and some dark
emotions now and again. Lunar Capricorns are often quite
hard on themselves, and would benefit from letting their
guard down once in a while. They quickly garner reputations
of being mountains of strength, and they easily hide their
sensitivity behind a sarcastic manner.
You may have read that Moon
in Capricorn natives are a bit cold and calculating. The
fact is, they are unlikely to be any less emotional than the
other 11 sign positions of the Moonthey simply aren't
comfortable "letting go" when it comes to emotions. They keep
their emotions under control. Wherever Capricorn is found in
the chart, there is a desire for structure and control.
Capricorn is the sign of organization and efficient
management; so, when the Moon is found in the sign, the
world of emotions are well-managed and handled in an
efficient and practical manner.
At the heart of Lunar
Capricorns is a powerful need to feel worthwhile in the real
world. There's a basic need for respectability and a big
attachment to the world of the senses. Lunar Capricorns put
a lot of value in all things tangible and real. And, perhaps
more than anything, they need to be respected by others in
order to feel secure.
Moon in Aquarius people are extremely observant. They are life-time students of human nature, loving to
analyze why people do what they do. This often stems
from a detached even shy personality, especially in youth.
Whether due to character or conditioning, Moon in Aquarius
people often grow up feeling "different". Although rather
sociable, they are often loners at heart. Many have
strong egos, or at least powerful defense mechanisms, and
most Lunar Aquarians will do their best to be the most
unique and unusual person they can be. Their inner feeling
of lonelinessthat they don't quite fit inputs them on
the outside, looking in.
There is a very idealistic and progressive
streak in Lunar Aquarians that is admirable indeed. However,
when the Moon is in Aquarius, natives often will deny the
more irrational qualities of emotionssuch as jealousy,
possessiveness, and fearin an effort to be
"above" what they consider "pettiness".
When this goes too far, Lunar Aquarians can be emotionally blocked,
distant, and detached.
Lunar Aquarians can be very
willful, especially in childhood. With age, these natives
generally learn to handle their strong needs. Their desire for
independence is powerful indeed, no matter what their age.
With a quiet Sun and/or Ascendant, their desire to
"shock" others is not always apparent until a
relationship becomes comfortable. They are generally proud of
their family members, boasting just how unique they
are. When their families are ultra-conservative, the boast
will be that they rebelled against all of that!
Although given to temper
tantrums and willful behavior in youth, Moon in Aquarius
often grow up feeling that messy emotions are unappealing. They
often pride themselves for being cool-headed, detached, and
"above" what they consider the more base emotions.
In the process, they can end up alienating othersand
themselves. Although Lunar Aquarians can be especially adept
at understanding others' behavior and motivations, they can
lose touch with their ownsimply because they have
identified too strongly with what they aspire to be (and
these aspirations are often super-human).
The Aquarian tendency to be
humanitarian shows up powerfully in Moon in Aquarius.
However, their kindness and concern for others is generally
more a broad philosophy of life. With people close to them,
Moon in Aquarius natives can seemingly lack compassion, as
they often fully expect others to be as independent and
detached as they are! In close, personal
relationships, however, Lunar Aquarians generally give others a
lot of personal freedom, and they will tolerate and enjoy
all kinds of idiosyncrasies in people around them.
Moon in Aquarius people are
rarely flighty people, but they can be unreliable when it
concerns the little things in life. Often, this is simply an assertion of their independence.
In the long haul, however, they are rather constant, as
Aquarius is a fixed sign. As long as they have their own
space and the freedom to be themselves, however kooky that
may be, they are trustworthy and loyal.
Lunar Aquarians generally
make wonderful friends. They'll make a point of leaving
nobody on the outside. Many will fight for other's rights
and crusade for equality.
What may be surprising is
that Moon in Aquarius people have a lot of pride. In fact,
when they've been attacked in any way (especially regarding
their character), they can become very inflexible and cool. It can be
difficult to know just how sensitive to criticism Lunar
Aquarians are, simply because they hide it so well! When
their character or behavior has been criticized, they tend
to dig in their heels and keep right on doing it. They fully
expect others to accept them exactly as they are, or they
don't have much use for them in their lives.
These sometimes maddeningly
unpredictable people are nevertheless quite charming. They
have an unmistakable stubborn streak, but when left to be
themselves, they make unusual and endlessly interesting
people to be around. Life just wouldn't be the same without
Lunar Aquarians' unusual spin on the
world and the people in it!
Lunar Pisceans are known to be dreamy and not always in touch with reality.
However, though these people may not always show real-world
savvy in day-to-day, practical affairs, they make up for
this with remarkable intuition. They can put themselves in anybody's
shoes with extreme ease. On the plus side, this endows them
with remarkable compassion and love. The down side with this
apparent ability to break down boundaries is that these
people can easily lose themselves in the suffering of
Their sense of humor is
delightfully silly and a bit odd. These are perceptive souls
who seem to be in touch with all the nuances and subtleties
of human nature. Often this comes through in a strong sense of
humor that is more of the receptive kind than the type of sense of humor
that would make people the "life of the party". It's generally pretty
easy to get them giggling.
Moon in Pisces people may
get tagged as "spaced out", but there's a lot more to them
than meets the eye. They feel things out, and rely on their
intuition. It just doesn't feel right for them to do otherwise. Their
dreaminess can mean plenty of moments of
absent-mindedness. These times of oblivion can land them in
all sorts of predicaments with others who can too easily
misunderstand these complex souls. Without plenty of space
and time to daydream, Pisces Moons easily get overloaded
with life. Give them room to be alone with themselves, and
they're generally able to take on the worldeven if their
style when they do so is not always conventional or
soft-hearted and sweet, Lunar Pisceans care about others and
are easily touched by human suffering. This tendency gains
them the reputation as suckers for sob stories. Although
this may sometimes be true, many Lunar Pisceans learn, in
their lifetimes, how to discern between sincerity and
manipulation. Still, they definitely do have plenty of soft
There's a delightful
accepting side to Moon in Pisces that is sometimes mistaken
for weakness. Pisces is the twelfth and last sign of the
zodiac, and thus carries with it a little of each sign of
the zodiac. As a result, they see themselves reflected in
the behavior of others, giving them seemingly boundless
compassion. Since the Moon represents our instinctive nature, Moon in
Pisces seems to know how things feel without actual
experience. For example, they may have never had sex,
but seem to know all about it even, or especially, the
subtleties of it. The ones that aren't too shy make
awesome actors and actresses. This ability to empathize even in the absence of
experience gives them an open mind and heart. Most long
to express this through writing, music (both listening and
making), poetry, and artin fact, the happiest people
with this position do just that.
Though some are doormats,
most Pisces Moon people instinctively know when they're due
for a much-needed recharge. It's at these times that they
retreat from the world (and its harsh realities) if only to
gather strength to face everything and everyone again.
Solitude is important to them, but they also need people, so
their retreats will usually be short-lived.
Pisces Moon individuals believe; and, let's face
it, the world needs Piscean leaps of faith.
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