Those with the moon in Scorpio are usually tough and resilient, able to face change and adversity with courage and turn bad luck to their advantage in the long run.
Lunar Scorpios Are Self-Reliant and Strong
Unless the sun and ascendant are in fire or air signs, the Scorpio-moon person tends to be an introvert, preferring to work alone, and seeking out a small group of close friends rather than acquiring a large circle of acquaintances.
Self-reliant survivors, Scorpio-moon people are usually good in a crisis, and are often at their best when situations are at their worst. In difficult circumstances, the Scorpio strength and courage come to the fore, enabling them to perform well under pressure.
Scorpio-Moon People Are Interested in the Intangible Aspects of Life
The lunar Scorpio seeks to understand life’s mysteries. These mysteries may be explored directly via scientific inquiry or indirectly through occult studies or spiritual pursuits. Many moon-in-Scorpio people experience events that are not easily explained by science, such as predictive dreams or connections with the afterlife, and they are often drawn to ideas and experiences that frighten other people.
Scorpio-moon people also seek to understand human psychology. They are extremely intuitive about the emotions of others, and they are good at getting people to confide their secrets. Kindhearted lunar Scorpios use this knowledge to provide comfort and practical assistance when needed, but an unethical Scorpio-moon person may exploit it to take advantage of other people’s weaknesses.
Moon-in-Scorpio People Experience Intense Emotions
There is a tendency toward extremes whenever Scorpio is prominent in the natal chart, and so Scorpio-moon people tend to experience profound loves and hatreds rather than simply perceiving others as either pleasant or irritating. This trait is particularly evident in relationships with women, both romantic and platonic.
Although the moon-in-Scorpio person has a passionate nature, he is in firm control of his emotions when others are watching. He is prone to jealousy, rage, and anguish, but also exalted feelings of euphoria. Many people with this moon sign have a secret sorrow related to their families or childhoods.
Scorpio-moon people can be secretive and difficult to know. They hide their true feelings from others, as they can’t stand to show vulnerability and risk another person having power over them. A hedonistic streak combined with a tendency to suppress feelings also increases the risk of addiction.
Rejection and betrayal seem to hit Scorpio-moon people harder than others, and they are unlikely to forgive or forget. Resentful of those they believe have slighted them and inclined to hold grudges, Scorpio-moon people can be vindictive unless the sun or ascendant is in a more peaceable sign. With lunar Scorpios, a kindness is never forgotten, and it is likely to be repaid tenfold, but the same goes for a cruelty. Due to this tendency, Scorpio-moon people make loyal, supportive friends and fierce enemies.
The lives of Scorpio-moon people are often characterized by emotional drama, either their own or that of those around them. Easily bored with anything superficial or lukewarm, they seek to forge deep connections with other high-intensity people, even when these connections are volatile and traumatic.
Given the association of Scorpio with death and rebirth, it is unsurprising that Scorpio-moon people seek high-intensity experiences and often make sweeping life changes, particularly when under stress. Rarely content with halfway measures, the Scorpio-moon person will often overturn her life and burn some or all of her bridges if she feels the need to renew herself.
Emotional security for the lunar Scorpio comes through establishing a loving partnership or platonic friendship where he can be sure of the other person’s loyalty. Fiercely protective of those he cares about, the moon-in-Scorpio person is inclined to risk great danger to ensure the safety and happiness of those close to him.
If other planetary placements and aspects in the natal chart incline the person toward gentleness and balance, the lunar Scorpio can be extremely compassionate, generous, and altruistic, and these traits will be enhanced in times of stress. If she feels that the cause is just or the individual worthy, the positive Scorpio-moon person will make noble sacrifices.
Famous People with the Moon in Scorpio
Some famous people with the moon in Scorpio include:
- Alanis Morissette
- Alfred Hitchcock
- Aristotle Onassis
- Avril Lavigne
- Charles Chaplin
- David Schwimmer
- Elizabeth Hurley
- Elizabeth Taylor
- Harry Hamlin
- Henry Miller
- J. Paul Getty
- Jimmy Carter
- John Steinbeck
- Nelson Rockefeller
- Patrick Stewart
- Shannen Doherty
- Steven Spielberg
- Truman Capote
- Warren Beatty
- Whoopi Goldberg
For more on Scorpio, see the Scorpio Personality Profile. To see personality and romantic compatibility profiles for all the sun signs, visit main Astrology page. To get an astrology chart, see the Astrology Charts page.
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