Feb 5, 2022
The Moon represents your emotional body. It’s what an astrologer looks to when they want to understand what you need to feel happy, safe, and nurtured. The Moon is also the part of you that determines whether someone or a situation is trustworthy. In a breath, your moon sign will explain what your non-negotiables in life are.
*Note: Your Moon sign is rarely the same as your Sun sign. To find out what your Moon sign is simply run your birth chart online using your birth date, time and location*
The heart of a freedom seeking, independent, rebel. You want nothing more than to be your authentic self. Which, not to complicate things, is always changing. Life is constantly changing, so you are constantly changing.
Our moon sign is tied to our emotions. Therefore, here we marry the idea of freedom with emotion: You need to be able to respond to life honestly. Holding back or faking a response isn’t your style. Your opinions often challenge, or at least differ, from the average Joe. You’re the type of person to laugh during the part of the movie where everyone else is crying. The theatrics and exaggeration of it all is just absurd to you.
This is an airy moon, which in English means that you’re prone to intellectualizing your feelings rather than experiencing them. You don’t feel a certain way about anything. Instead, you think about it. It can baffle non-airy signs because they’re looking for an emotional reaction from you when you didn’t actually have one.
Air signs are known to be chatty people. Aquarius is unique here, too. Whilst you definitely have interesting conversations to bring to the table, you’re not exactly a socialite. You keep to yourself because you believe that you’re strikingly different. You think that if you engage, you’ll be grossly misunderstood. This gives birth to a surprising amount of social anxiety which you usually transform into a superiority complex. You don’t actually enjoy employing this but it is your defense mechanism. Instead of large social gatherings, you’d much rather spend the evening with close friends.
Aquarius is known for being detached and almost cold hearted. However, there’s a purpose for everything. Through detaching from a situation you’re able to step outside of it and craft an unbiased perspective. Getting too invested in emotions when your dealing with others heightens the chance that you’ll be persuaded or influenced. Well, this flies in the face of everything your heart stands for: you want to know who you are and what you stand for as a forward thinking individual.
Living With An Aquarius Moon
Like air, you need to be able to move in and out of spaces freely. You want to come and go as you please without any obligations to your family and/or housemates. Independence is everything to you.
You decorate your space with things that reflect your varied interests. It’s likely to be a very unique and dynamic space.
Love With An Aquarius Moon
This section should be called friends with benefits instead. Especially in your younger years you’ll want to have “relationships” where the door is wide open for both of you to come and go with no promises or strings attached.
This is actually the perfect arrangement for you because it quenches your thirst for intimacy whilst also maintaining that platonic atmosphere you like so much.
When you finally do commit, it’s going to be with your best friend. This will be someone who supports your vision and lifestyle yet doesn’t want to merge with you and “become one”. You love being your own person and having your own life. A partner who approaches relationships similarly will win your heart.
You want your person to be autonomous, interesting, and educated. You admire someone who has goals and aspirations that s/he’s striving to accomplish. Simply put, you want a relationship where 1 + 1 = 3. There’s you, your partner, and then the relationship as it’s own entity. You benefit from partners who show you that love and commitment doesn’t translate to having your independence ripped from beneath your feet.
Now, this is where house placement comes into play. Imagine your Aquarius moon falls into the seventh house of commitment and partnerships. This means we introduce Libran qualities to the moon. This can translate into someone needing others to hold the mirror in front of him in order to understand himself better. He doesn’t have the capacity for complete independence. Take everything into consideration when analyzing the Moon.
When An Aquarius Moon Loses It
Whilst you’re not one to usually fall to peer pressure, you’re not immune to it either. You’re fiercely loyal to the few people who’ve made it into your heart and feel obligated to do things that they ask of you in the heat of the moment; especially if you can sense they’re coming from a place of love. So, you opt to try to be whatever it is they’re asking of you even if it requires hushing that voice inside of you that’s pissed that you’re not being genuine.
But, tread carefully, nothing drains your energy and joy like faking the funk-- even if it’s in the name of love.
In fact, you find yourself fighting this battle often: choosing between what you want vs. making someone else happy. You will play with this and will end up going too far in either direction until you’ve figured out the right balance.
When you’re pleasing others you force yourself to be someone you’re uninterested in being. When the rebel takes over, you channel your stubborn fighting energy in lost causes that have no purpose in the long haul. You do this in effort to remind others that you are free to do as you please.
It’s in moments like these that you’ll own the “outsider” mask. There are times when people may label you as a black sheep, but this impression serves them well as it communicates, without a sprinkle of doubt, that you are not here to fit in or be tamed.
Either extremity hinders your sense of self, though because you aren’t operating from a truly authentic space. You’re either wearing the “normal human” mask or reacting from your freedom starved heart.
Your Moon Sign And Your Mama
A Moon in Aquarius can run one of two ways (because it’s ruled by Saturn and Uranus). One tells the story of a modern mother who was often a step ahead of the crowd. Maybe she took you to get your palm read, had a natural birth when it was frowned upon, or tried out new parenting methods that weren’t popular in society yet. The idea is that she was doing unusual yet progressive things with you. She was at her best when you were a teenager, and into adulthood became a friend that you want to hangout with.
The other option is that your Mom was erratic and high strung. There was an air of inconsistency in her approach to loving and caring for you. You, in response this, came to have a challenging relationship with authority. This is, of course, the lower functioning side of an Aquarius moon mom. She could’ve been a teenage mother or had you by accident. Something about you coming to be was unexpected. Nonetheless, it wasn’t until after you were born that she realized just how restrictive being a parent can be. She felt stuck. If she had the means, childcare may have been normal to you. Even if your mom was physically present, you felt her to be emotionally absent or erratic.
Your Moon also speaks to your inner child. The vibe at home was cold, often characterized by repeated disruptions or separations. Now, prolonged periods of stability make you anxious. It’s like you’re just waiting for something to go wrong or to be uprooted from your sense of security.