©May 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
Moon in Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
The qualities of water signs moon can be depicted as moody, sensitive, intuitive, nurturing, and introspective. They are also sometimes exhibit tendencies for being psychic.
For them, emotional expression is a must. They need to be able to vent the full range of their feelings in order to feel nourished and, nurtured. Therefore, voicing what makes them angry, happy, sad, wistful, or content becomes extremely important to their well-being.
In this sense, one can say this moon is emotionally retentive filtering all experiences through their reactions. They possess a sensory memory capable of hoarding wounds and hurts long after the event is over.
Moon in Water Signs Characteristics
Water moon signs are ruled by their feelings and their moods, whether they liked or not. They are often compared to sponges, picking up on the emotional climate around them, and tuning in to other people’s state of mind with remarkable accuracy. Depending on the undercurrents, their spirits will be uplifted or spiral down. This openness makes this placement an empathetic, sympathetic, and compassionate one with an immense capacity for putting oneself in someone’s shoes.
However, these qualities come at a cost, as often times, watery moons experience difficulties in perceiving which feelings belong to them and the ones they absorbed from others. It also explains their regular need for time alone to dream and rest from conflicting emotions.
The Emotional Needs of Watery Moons
People with the moon in water signs require close intimate relationships in order to develop a sense of security and safety. For them, this connection is the most important thing in the world. Without it, they perceive themselves as alone, separate and cut-off from the rest of their fellowman.
Exchange of sentiments is a means of drawing people together, because feelings are the solvent, which dissolves the barriers between oneself and life and provides a way to merge with others.
Thus, having a trusting partner to bear their soul and likewise to drawn comfort and reassurance is essential. The reverse is also true. More than any other sign, a moon in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces requires a demonstrative spouse who is not afraid of sharing emotions.
Nothing draws anxiety quicker than another person’s unresponsiveness, because it is like dropping into the void. One ceases to exist.
When blocked, this placement resorts to passive-aggressive behavior to generate an emotional answer. The scenario often backfires as people pull away the moment they recognize the manipulative attitude. The end result is the exact situation they worked their best to avoid.
The Catch 22 of Watery Moons
The moon in a water sign dependency on other people’s emotional response for well-being creates a dilemma for them. How can they nourish themselves if their only means of self-validation is contingent upon someone else’s capacity to reflect back?
The underlying issue then for this moon is not to find the perfect partner capable of mirroring emotions to them but to take one’s feelings seriously and know that they matter. In other words, develop a capacity for self-love and self-value independently of someone else’s opinion.
The key to this catch 22 situation lies in the ability of watery moons to appreciate and enjoy the richness and importance of their feelings without requiring others to provide constant and unconditional acceptance, love, and forgiveness.
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