What It Means If Your Moon Is in Scorpio

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Moon in Scorpio guys and gals are intimate with the shadowlands of the psyche. This familiarity with what's hidden is a gift, but sometimes it feels like a burden.  

Scorpio Moons have a hyper-awareness of what's not being said, and that makes them masters of "subtext." It's nigh impossible to trick them, and they are surprisingly realistic, for being so passionate.  

Many are secretive, and are wary of getting too close, especially if they've been burned in love. It's often said that Scorpio Moons go through epic ordeals in love that become a matter of life and death. This happened to my brother, a Scorpio Moon, when a betrayal shattered his life, and took him to the brink of madness and back.  

It's this capacity for profound psychic upheaval that keeps Scorpio Moon from diving into the deep end. But these ordeals seem part of the story of Scorpio, too, as part of the scenario of being rocked-to-the-core. Scorpio is Pluto-ruled, and deals with risk, regeneration and cracking open what's repressed or buried.  

The ordeals and everyday dramas are seeds that then take root in the garden of the psyche.  

Lovesickness and Digestion 

Astrologer Kevin Burk notes that the Moon is in its detriment in Scorpio. That means it's tough to respond (Moon) with Scorpio intensity in everyday life. It frightens people, and Scorpio Moons instinctively know that, and bottle up their Feels.  

Writes Burk (in Understanding the Birth Chart): "If they are not able to express their feelings, the emotional blocks will manifest in their physical bodies, and they will get physically ill -- most frequently in the form of stomach discomfort (the Moon rules the stomach).  

The Scorpio Moon needs full whole soul engagement in life, but might only find this in passionate, dramatic love affairs. A challenge, says Burk, is for them to find that in other areas of their life, too.

This is a water Moon, making you ultra sensitive to the moods around you. You digest all the vibes, good and bad. Scorpio Moons are especially vulnerable to dark atmospheres -- toxic, heavy, stagnant, spiritually degraded.  

You need to purge ill feelings on a periodical basis. Over time, you learn to trust your strong instincts about situations and people. You need emotional catharsis, to keep your own springs from getting murky.  

Still Waters Run Deep

Those with the Moon in Scorpio often try to act cool and under control but there’s a brooding intensity below the surface. With an emotional base in the sign of the extremes, they experience intense feelings, which they often fear to let out. This in turn makes even intimate friends and family reluctant to probe too deeply.

The secretive Scorpio Moon can sometimes end up lost in all that churning emotion. If they are not self-aware, they could end up being driven by this subterranean force in the end. Along with the highs of the light side, they can fully dwell in the dark and struggle with jealousy, thoughts of revenge and serious resentment. Their nature is a conundrum -- repressing their feelings makes them too powerful to contain. Over time, they’ll learn that letting them out is the only way to tame the beast within.

They're in a position to understand the full emotional spectrum of the human condition, and so would make excellent dramatists or criminal detectives. They’ll excel in any field where penetrating insights into psychological extremes is required. And the focused ambition of the Moon in Scorpio adds to their chances for success.

Look to the Moon in the Houses, for your most emotionally charged life sphere.

In work and romance, they’ll need many outlets for that reservoir of emotional intensity. It can take years to win the trust of the suspicious Scorpio Moon, and even then there may be a fortress of defenses. 

When Scorpio inhabits the Moon, there’s a powerful sexuality felt by others, as well as a strong need for this catharsis in their lives. Sometimes primal desires can eclipse all other emotional truths and lead them into dangerous situations. Those in a committed relationship have a chance to experience this deep sensuality in an atmosphere of trust.


ambitious, intuitive, imaginative, intense, sensual, capable

The Shadow Side

secretive, controlling, vengeful, brooding, manipulative, resentful