©May 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
Fire Moon Characteristics
The fire sign moon is the most impulsive of all 12 placements. They are dominated by the needs of imagination, and engage any activity with an energetic approach to match their enthusiasm. Freedom loving, thrill-seeking, pleasure-oriented, they are the best representatives of the spontaneous, child-like, optimistic side of life, filled with passion, love, and fun.
The moon in fire requires a sense of meaning, an imaginative connection to a deeper and higher pattern. In Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, this luminary tries to revitalize material reality with drama and imagination. What crushes a fiery moon more than anything else is a banal life. The mundane bores them easily, and causes them to lose interest when things fall into a routine. Practical matters, such as grocery shopping and paying bills, stifles and, constrains them.
This elucidates their willingness to take risks in the hopes of shaping the endless sea possibilities into a more creative life. For this moon, contentment comes from exploring opportunities, opening new doors, starting anew.
The downside price is self-centeredness and immaturity.
A Constant Need for Falling in Love
Restlessness, impatience, often accompanies the question what’s next? Falling in love. The fire sign moon likes being enamored. The newness of discovering the ins and outs of a partner excites their imagination; and is the source they tap into for nourishment. Therefore, aliveness for them is to constantly find new things or people to fall in love with.
They keep the drama and giddiness of being swept away by a torrent of sensations fresh and exciting by repeating the process with someone else whenever the rush starts to fade. In this sense, the fortieth time is as new as the first one, because they are enamored with the idea of being in love.
The Unintended Consequences of Passion
An unintended consequence of this need to live to the fullest is a depersonalization of their partner in favor of a romantic fantasy, full of knights on white horses, and damsels in distress.
This attitude has earned the moon in fire sign a reputation for being an exciting and fun lover who avoids commitments in relationships. Glamour and adventure quickens them emotionally, so they pursue any interests with passion with a capital P, much like a junkie in search of his fix.
Consequently, fiery moons find difficult to detach, gain perspective, everything is lived in a subjective manner. Their feelings are in constant motion, swinging between extremes of deep joy and ferocious anger, seldom in the middle. They seem to have only two modes of expression in their vocabulary: I love it! I hate it!
Something not often pointed out: moon in Aries, Leo or Sagittarius can be clinging since they depend to a great extend on someone else to feel special, to be acknowledged as an unique individual. For their emotional well-being, they need a partner who enhances their self-esteem. Therefore, if their loved one acts in an embarrassing way, this moon will run cold and might even end the relationship. They require someone they are proud of.
Notwithstanding their shortcomings, being near a Moon in fire sign is a nurturing and energizing experience.
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