Moon in Aquarius

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THE MOON:

You are idealistic, creative, tolerant, a humanitarian with a progressive outlook.

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON:

You are unpredictable, contrary, aloof, a fixed opinion.

You are extremely observant. You are a 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, you often grow up feeling “different”. Although rather sociable, you are often a loners at heart. You may have a 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. Your inner feeling of loneliness—that you don’t quite fit in—puts you on the outside, looking in.

There is a very idealistic and progressive streak in you that is admirable indeed. However, you often will deny the more irrational qualities of emotions—such as jealousy, possessiveness, and fear—in an effort to be “above” what you consider “pettiness”. When this goes too far, you can be emotionally blocked, distant, and detached. You can be very willful, especially in childhood. With age, you generally learn to handle your strong needs. Your desire for independence is powerful indeed, no matter what your age. With a quiet Sun and/or Ascendant, you desire to “shock” others is not always apparent until a relationship becomes comfortable. You are generally proud of your family members, boasting just how unique they are. When your families are ultra-conservative, the boast will be that you rebelled against all of that!

Although given to temper tantrums and willful behavior in youth, Moon in Aquarius people often grow up feeling that messy emotions are unappealing. You often pride yourselves for being cool-headed, detached, and “above” what youconsider the more base emotions. In the process, you can end up alienating others—and yourselves. Although you can be especially adept at understanding others’ behavior and motivations, you can lose touch with your own—simply because you have identified too strongly with what you aspire to be (and these aspirations are often super-human).

The Aquarian tendency to be humanitarian shows up powerfully in Moon in Aquarius. However, your kindness and concern for others is generally more a broad philosophy of life. With people close to you, you can seemingly lack compassion, as you often fully expect others to be as independent and detached as you are! In close, personal relationships, however, you generally give others a lot of personal freedom, and you will tolerate and enjoy all kinds of idiosyncrasies in people around you.

You are rarely flighty people, but you can be unreliable when it concerns the little things in life. Often, this is simply an assertion of your independence. In the long haul, however, you are rather constant, as Aquarius is a fixed sign. As long as you have your own space and the freedom to be yourself, however kooky that may be, you are trustworthy and loyal. You generally make wonderful friends. You’ll make a point of leaving nobody on the outside. Many of you will fight for other’s rights and crusade for equality.

What may be surprising is that you have a lot of pride. In fact, when you’ve been attacked in any way (especially regarding your character), you can become very inflexible and cool. It can be difficult to know just how sensitive to criticism you are, simply because you hide it so well! When your character or behavior has been criticized, you tend to dig in your heels and keep right on doing it. You fully expect others to accept you exactly as you are, or you don’t have much use for them in your life.

You are sometimes maddeningly unpredictable, but nevertheless quite charming. You have an unmistakable stubborn streak, but when left to be yourselves, you 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!

IN PAST LIVES

Past lives spent in communal living situations (harems, monasteries, orphanages, etc) has given you self awareness in the context of group situations. Thus, in this life your emotional stability tends to be dependent upon maintaining mental accord and harmony with those around you. There is a tendency to compromise your individuality in order to keep the peace. Past life group involvements have made you too dependent on friendship to the exclusion for more intimate involvements. You are now learning to make yourself strong by becoming more aware of what you want and then exercising your creative power to fulfill it. You are learning to create what you want by giving attention to those relationships that are important to you and carefully monitoring the situation to see that it is still headed toward your goals.