Scorpio Moon Sign Astrology: Fascinating Facts about Your Emotional Personality

If you have a Scorpio moon sign, your deepest emotions and desires take on the qualities of the Scorpio zodiac sign: mysterious, intense and trustworthy.

Ah, la luna! Your astrology moon sign indicates the “inner you.” If you have a Scorpio moon sign in your natal chart, it means that when you were born, the moon was traveling through the Scorpio zodiac sign. Your moon sign and your Sun sign combined make up a more in-depth portrait of your personality.

What is the difference between a moon sign and zodiac sign in astrology?

The moon sign in astrology governs our “inner selves”—those feelings, deep desires and soul urges that not everyone sees. Much like the moon waxes and wanes, reveals and hides itself, the lunar cycles can also affect how much we share or show. Your moon sign can reveal how (and who) you love, or what you need to feel emotionally secure. It also plays a major role in romantic compatibility, revealing how harmonious your dynamic will be.

Your Sun sign is considered your “main sign” and it’s the forecast you read on websites and in newspapers. The Sun changes zodiac signs approximately every thirty days, so people born in these clusters will share a Sun sign and many basic personality traits.

Your moon sign is your emotional personality

In the astrological birth chart, the moon sign is your “emotional personality,” a crucial part of understanding what makes you or someone else tick. Since the moon is the celestial body that’s  closest to the Earth, our moods and feelings are governed by its movements. In a person’s natal (or birth) chart, the moon sign indicates what will provide us with a sense of home and security—what we need as individuals to feel safe, secure and comfortable. The moon also drives some of our “gut reactions”—how we respond on a primal, instinctive level.

Because the moon comes out at night, the moon sign can also influence our internal  “shadow sides”—the parts of ourselves that only become visible when we self-reflect or get vulnerable with people. Often the moon sign doesn’t present externally or immediately like the robust Sun sign or masquerading rising sign, but becomes much more visible as you get to know a person and see how they respond to different life situations.

What it means if you have a Scorpio moon

Intensity! Mystery! Seduction! Mmm-hmm. If you were born with the moon in Scorpio or the 8th house, your emotions are complex and mysterious. The moon is in “fall” in this sign, which is said to be one of its most challenging placements in the zodiac. It’s true that your feelings come with a strong current, one that’s been known to pull you into an obsessive undertow. But thanks to this deep-diving lunar placement, you don’t mind going (way down) there. Anything too “surface,” light or superficial won’t hold your interest.  

Scorpio and the 8th house are associated with transformation. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, you must touch the fire of destruction before you can elevate to the illuminated heights of awareness. Tough emotional lessons? You’ll weather plenty of them in this lifetime. It’s part of your process—and how you develop your superpowers as an empath, mystic, counselor or guide.  

Loyalty is everything to a Scorpio moon sign

Because of this, you exude a trustworthiness that draws people into your confidence. Friends—and even strangers—are quick to share intimate personal details they’ve “never told anyone else in my life.” The Scorpio/8th house moon understands the sanctity of a secret. Lord knows, you have plenty of your own tucked away.  

But sharing your own deep, dark feelings is another story altogether. Few people can make you feel safe enough to reveal your emotions. Anything that makes you feel “weak,” vulnerable or needy is not your cup of tea. Betrayals are hard to forgive for the Scorpio/8th house moon. If you sense that you’ll be judged in any way, the vault remains locked.  

Beyond earning your trust, a confidant must be intelligent enough to help you parse through your layered, multi-dimensional experience. You’d rather keep your feelings bottled up than to confess them, only to look up to a shocked or confused expression on the listener’s face. One of the best investments this moon sign can make? A high-level therapist or coach who can guide you through the complex nuances of your own psyche.

Sexual chemistry is important to feeling loved

Strong sexual chemistry is important to feeling loved for a Scorpio/8th house moon sign. You need to know that you’re attractive, and feel quite strongly about the intensity with which you’re attracted to others (or even repulsed for that matter!). When it comes to desire, you’re hot or you’re not. You may go long periods of time without feeling drawn to intimacy. But when it’s on, it’s on! With your rich inner life, you can also go for long periods of time being solitary, and then suddenly end up in a soul-stirring partnership that lasts a lifetime. 

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