When the Moon is in Aquarius, you put a lot more thought into global problems than you do into ones that directly affect you. The Moon’s position in this sign is emotionally charged with the future ahead, giving you an innate understanding of societal trends before they manifest, and providing nourishment from the ideas and patterns at work in your surroundings. Whether it’s for political, fashion, or artistic events or social activity, your sign is likely to be interested in participating in the media. Aquarius is the astrological sign of the humanist and the detached observer of society. Astrologer Liz Greene claims that Air signs, like the proverbial “fly on the wall,” are best suited to listen to and observe emotions from a critical and detached distance.
Rising Above It All
We exhale and inhale air with every breath and every word we speak. It’s both infinite space and the quality of winged creatures; in this context, it suggests the possibility of leaving the ground and looking down from a higher vantage point, with a feeling of detachment and, perhaps, a sense of transcendence. In order to rise above the world and achieve success, you must be devoid of negative emotions such as greed, fear, rage, and envy. Negative feelings about oneself, such as egotism and possessiveness, are often buried or ignored. The social issues, ethical standards, and equality are central to your Moon in Aquarius philosophy. You prefer to keep your cool under pressure and are strongly against being confined. Perhaps you place less value on close personal relationships, such as those with family, than the average person does. You demand autonomy in your intimate relationships and the freedom to make as many friends of either gender as you like. Neither a possessive partner nor being dominated by one is appealing to you.
The Need for Friends
You thrive in free-form, exploratory settings; you need regular verbal and social interaction to avoid the anxiety that can come from being isolated. You have a natural disposition toward kindness, attentiveness, and dispassion; you give sound advice and have a penchant for intellectualising because the Moon is in Aquarius. However, this approach may cause you to come across as distant and emotionless in your own one-on-one interactions with others. Those born under the Aquarius zodiac need their “friends” very much, and their vitality flourishes in communities that promote and share their values, beliefs, and vision. To find common ground with others, all you have to do is look for it. You’re the kind of person who constantly prompts others to step back and look at the big picture.
Dana Gerhardt has stated the following:
As a beginning astrologer, when I made my first tentative offers to read charts for friends, Aquarians were the first to step forward. Aquarius Risings, Aquarius Suns, Aquarius Moons—they were all intrigued by astrology. They didn’t need my profuse and nervous disclaimers that I couldn’t predict their futures. Whatever it was I could tell them, they found fascinating. Those early sessions were so affirming. I’d say “You’re a unique individual—not like the rest of your family.” They’d nod their heads. I’d say “People, especially friends, are important to you,” and they’d say “Yes, that’s true.” When I said, “You’re creative and a bit rebellious,” not one disagreed! Their sheer friendliness allowed me to think I was becoming a good astrologer.
Aquarius is one of the most likeable signs of the zodiac. If you walk into a roomful of strangers, feeling awkward and shy, an Aquarian will likely break ranks and welcome you, as happy to see someone new as greet an old friend. This sign has a genuinely curious and unpretentious manner. No wonder its natives seem to know everyone in the room. And when their eyes turn on you, you can suddenly feel so interesting. Think of Oprah Winfrey—the Aquarian talk show host—whose effervescent rapport with guests and audience allows millions of viewers to feel like she’s a dear friend.
A Scorpio client once complained, “I have the hardest time with Aquarians. Like my daughter-in-law… she’s so detached, always doing for everybody else. My grandson got hurt on a gate at daycare. I was furious. I wanted to drive down and yank him out if they didn’t fix it immediately. But instead my daughter-in-law gets a toolbox and the whole family heads to the school to fix the gate themselves. ‘That way,’ she tells my grandson, ‘no one else will get hurt.’ Can you imagine?” She shook her head. Water sign Scorpio is so intensely emotional, that the cool efficiency of Aquarius can be derailing.
But detachment does not provide protection. Aquarians do bleed from their social wounds. I first learned this from my good friend Molly. With her Aquarius Moon, she’s a citizen of the world. Wherever we go, restaurant, concert, meeting, or hike in the woods, we run into someone she knows. True to the eccentric and egalitarian nature of Aquarius, her eclectic interests connect her with a wide variety of people. Molly knows bikers, classical musicians, drug addicts, and recovering alcoholics; also, equestrians, born-again Christians, native American traditionalists, holistic health practitioners, dog breeders and more. Yet social rejection has been her recurring theme. Reading for Aquarians over the years, I’ve learned to ask this standard Aquarius question: “Have there been times when you felt like an outcast?” The answer is always yes.
The Non-Judgemental Moon
The Moon in Aquarius is progressive, accepting, and curious about the world and its problems. Planets in Aquarius operate with high standards of decency and honesty, and they will give people space, but they will not tolerate secrecy or lack of communication. Sue Tompkins thinks it’s crucial to have strong platonic relationships with women if you have this Moon sign position. The pressure to distinguish yourself from the pack and avoid being typecast may seem oppressive or even alienating to some. You are technically savvy and inventive by nature, and if your Moon is in a favourable position, you’ll experience moments of profound inspiration and a deep-seated drive to improve the lives of those around you. Therefore, you might find safety in the realm of ideas and spheres that are not affected by the imperfections of the physical realm.
Moon in Aquarius: This gives some inclination for astrology, fortune telling, dreaming, visions, mediumship, mysticism, and the occult generally. Subjects that are unusual, original, eccentric, and novel, attract you. You may become a freemason, or join some secret or mystical society, association or brotherhood. You are broad and humanitarian in your sympathies; fraternises readily with those who are congenial to you, you’re easily drawn into the company of such, and will be found in some club, society, association, or group of those similarly minded. You have an inclination for political, educational, and scientific work, and may join any movement or public body relating to these; you also have some inclination for local politics and municipal affairs. You’re sociable and sympathetic in manner, and desirous of the good opinion of others, and yet may be very independent, unorthodox, and unconventional at times. Alan Leo