©May 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
Next in our series – Planets and the Elements, we turn our attention to the Moon.
The Moon as an Emotional Weather Barometer
The element of the Moon’s placement (Water, Fire, Air, and Earth) in our chart is an indicator of many influences.
First of all, it indicates the characteristics in which we express our feelings. When placed in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, we tend to show our emotions in a spontaneous way; in an earth sign, the tendency is to demonstrate in practical and concrete manner.
By extension, the element represents our emotional weather barometer, a guide of which specific approach we adopt in regards to this aspect of our life. It tells us what can make us experience love, and consider safe, and secure. In addition, it is also an important signifier of how we behave in a relationship.
The more attuned to the particularities of our moon, the greater are the chances to develop emotional stability and comfort with who we are.
Stephen Arroyo states “The Moon’s element also shows how you react instinctively to all experiences, with what energy you spontaneously adjust yourself to the flow of life.”
The characteristics of Moon in Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
An air sign Moon find its security with intellectual ideals, an awareness of the power of communication. In this element, this luminary is most comfortable with self when expressing ideas and interacting with others. Thus, people with this placement develop a wide range of friends and acquaintances with whom to share their special awareness of words and concepts.
Gregarious, friendly and sociable, the Moon in Gemini, Libra and Aquarius needs verbal contact through intelligent conversations, intellectual humor, engaging pursuits and thought provoking topics to experience aliveness. Air moon signs seek mental stimulation over passion. Without this type of excitement, there is no emotional attachment to the relationship.
They have a profound hunger for a beautiful and intelligible world. The more these two qualities are present in their lives, the more nurtured they feel.
Being able to articulate their emotions is another safety requirement. A moon in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius enjoys talking and analyzing their feelings, however they do not want to acknowledge them. They need human contact but an uncomplicated one.
Forethought and objective evaluation of a situation is the hallmark of this moon when confronted with change.
On the other hand, an air moon people are threatened by ambiguity, complex emotions, isolation. Any undercurrent in relationships drowns and suffocates them.
To defend themselves against emotional situations, they model their behavior according to social rules as opposed to their natural inclination. They are conventional in this regard and want to follow the proper and accepted conduct.
Thus, their habitual response when faced with such situations is to talk about their emotions instead of living them. As a consequence, this attitude has earned them a reputation for being cold and unfeeling and are often perceived as superficial and non-responsive; cut-off from the mind-body connection.
However, the moon in air sign lack of responsiveness can be a blessing as she is able to distance herself from too much turmoil and assess things with a more detached approach. The need for private space helps in this regard.
Have you recognized your Moon in those vignettes? What is your experience of Moon in an Air sign?
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