Sun opposite Moon in the natal chart occurs when the Moon is Full. It symbolizes on a psychological level an intense push and pull between feelings and conscious aims. A person with this aspect will often be fully in touch with feelings but will tend to fear emotions upsurging and a host of difficult unconscious responses taking a stronghold over their life. Sometimes it can indicate the individual’s parents engaged in a kind of power struggle during childhood and the person tends to find themselves in very similar polarized positions. In relationships, the split often shows itself powerfully and one their biggest life themes is to learn how to moderate the conscious self and the instinctive self. It is not about controlling the flow of feelings but to allow both parts of their personality fair expression. The Sun is our stable source of energy and it plays a central role in our lives. It is the focal point of all our experiences.
The Sun is our stable source of energy and it plays a central role in our lives. It is the focal point of all our experiences. The Sun gives a clue about where a person will shine brightest in life. Moreover, revealing what will make them positively beam with pride, and reflect a radiance in personality. The solar part of the personality is what keeps us positively glowing. The Moon in the personality reflects the inner part of the being, and can only be seen by someone who knows them well. However, there is a conflict happening between the luminaries, enacting itself in an oppositional force between what makes the individual radiate out into life and the family’s needs.
Sun Opposite Moon: A Clash Between Individual Purpose and Private Life
A clash is occurring between the ego, talents, and individual purpose opposing the tides of emotions coming from their private life, domestic conditions and what is needed emotionally to feel secure. The Fmaternal side of life purposely opposes the person’s desires for the future. Thus, the urge to feel protected and nurtured conflicts with creative effort. Emotional security is challenged by the need to be a separate “I,” and this is necessary for every person’s sense of continuity. The Moon does not want to be separated from others and no amount of individual achievement can satisfy any soul’s need to feel a sense of belonging. The Sun-Moon person wants to feel unique but can face feelings of manipulation, vulnerability, and dependency. In life, every time they attempt to make a separation, there is a dilemma between self-realization and the emotional bonds formed.
Sun Opposite Moon: You may find yourself torn between two loves or passions, a love of the past versus the future, mother versus father, a younger crowd versus an older crowd. A basic antagonism of home and surroundings against the need to grow, progress, and push on. The Astrology Book: The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences