Without the Moon, life would suck. We would have no souls, we would be just mechanical and emotionless being doing what we are supposed to do.
However, the Moon is different. In astrology, the Moon represents your intuition, emotions, creativity. When reading a birth chart, analyzing the Moon by signs and houses is essential―this article will help you learn what the Moon reveals about a person.
What happens if you see an air Moon in the natal chart?
Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius Moons are often accused of being complicated and detached. If you have an air Moon in your life, you probably know this.
Why are air Moons so different?
How to connect the best with an air Moon?
In this article, you can learn everything you need to know about air Moon signs in astrology. No matter if your air Moon is in Gemini,Libra, or in Aquarius, these placements are very special and they deserve to be understood!
(Being understood is what an air Moon craves more than anything, by the way!)
Challenges an Air Moon Has to Face
The life of an air moon is not easy at all.
The Moon is at home in watery Cancer. The Moon wants to feel safe and nurtured. There are signs that excel at making you feel like this, and there are signs that don’t. Air signs belong to the second group.
In astrology, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are all about change and thinking. Thoughts come and go, but emotions are relatively stable. The emotional Moon has to deal with this instability when placed in an air sign. This is one of the reasons air Moons are often nervous.
Another reason is that emotions are simply not logical. You just feel them. And this freaks air moons out. They want to rationalize everything, including emotions, what is not possible. You just have to accept them and go with the flow, as water signs do in astrology.
Air moons tend to have low intrapersonal intelligence, especially if the Moon is afflicted in their charts. They don’t understand why they respond to something the way they do, what leaves them confused.
Air Signs in Astrology
There are three air signs in the Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. They all have their unique qualities, however, there are some traits they all share in astrology.
Generally speaking, air signs are intellectual, need mental stimuli, and they are emotionally detached. They are reserved and sometimes come across as cold. However, they love to connect on a mental level. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are usually very social, especially the first two signs.
They love to be around people. These people better be interesting, however, because they will move on to a more interesting company when they feel bored. Air signs love change and versatility.
Air signs have a way with words, and they are usually very smart. The element air corresponds to the brain. It’s role is to help us connect and think, however, it prefers thoughts, not feelings, what would be the natural expression of the Moon in astrology.
Air Moon signs have a hard time here. Is it impossible for this air moon to be caring and gentle? No. It’s just that this is unfamiliar to them.
There are many traits all air moons have in common. The exact difference between Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius Moons is easier to understand if you know that Gemini is a mutable, Libra a cardinal, and Aquarius a fixed sign.
If you want to learn more about the element air in astrology, you should read this article about elements and modality in astrology!
Air Moons: Gemini
What does it mean if you see a Gemini Moon is someone’s birth chart?
In astrology, Gemini is the mutable air sign. People with this placement tend to intellectualize their feelings. They are often said to be insensitive. Their remarks and observations are extremely accurate, but they sometimes hurt the feelings of those around them.
Gemini is both street-smart and smart as in knows a lot of things. Learning is something you find comfort in. A Gemini Moon has a deep need to gather information about the world. This makes them want to be on the go all the time. Often labeled as restless and easily bored, this air Moon simply needs new mental stimulation. Novelty is a must here.
Gemini lives in the moment. If they don’t find excitement here and now, they feel down and depressed. People with this placement tend to be more extroverted. Unless their Moon is hidden, for example, in the twelfth house, they like to talk about their feelings.
There is an emotional need for connection here. These air moons like to tell you everything about the cool guy they went to see last night or how upset they are because their coworker didn’t act as they expected. A Gemini Moon loves to discuss all the small things (and the more important ones, too). They prefer versatility to depth.
If you see that someone has a Gemini Moon, you can expect them to crave a deep intellectual connection in a relationship. The Moon reveals what you need in love and what kind of person balances you out. There is no way this air Moon feels content in a relationship that lacks a mental bond.
In the birth chart, your Moon shows how you want to be nurtured and what makes you feel safe. Gemini Moons benefit a lot from writing, reading, going for a walk to make a short pause.
If you have your Moon in Gemini, your mother was probable well-educated, and she encouraged you to educate yourself, too. You perceived her as smart and witty, but sometimes she wasn’t emotionally available to you.
Gemini tends to have a bad reputation in astrology. It’s labeled as unfaithful and superficial. While it’s true that Gemini loves new adventures, this doesn’t mean that they are unable to maintain a long-term relationship. Remember, we all have emotions. We just express them in a different way.
Air Moons: Libra
Libra air Moons are very special. With this placement, there is an emotional need to be around others. They love to make friends and they are usually very popular among their peers. This air moon wants to be liked, and when they feel that someone doesn’t like them, they become overwhelmed. Flattery goes a long way with a Libra Moon.
Libra Moons want to share their experiences with others, especially their partner. People like to be around you and they appreciate your kind nature. Being in a relationship is what makes these air Moons feel safe and nurtured. If the rest of the birth chart supports it, there can be a tendency to be in co-dependent relationships.
There is a deep need for harmony. A Libra Moon freaks out if there is a conflict or if someone argues with them. Being afraid of standing up for yourself is a well-known Libra weakness. You try to achieve balance at any price. Libra moons are friendly and easy-going, but it’s important to learn to set boundaries. Learning to be self-reliant is necessary here.
This air moon tends to be idealistic. If you lack earth in your chart, you often have great ideas, but executing is not your strongest traits. One major difference between an Aquarius and a Libra Moon is that the Libra Moon accepts the facts as they are, there is no need to initiate changes here (unless there is an imbalance).
This placement of the Moon in your natal chart suggests that your mother was a graceful and elegant woman. She probably had a good taste and was liked in her community. She taught you good manners and encouraged you to be social.
A Libra air moon can benefit a lot from creative pursuits. If you have this placement, you are probably drawn to the arts, and you often possess artistic talent, too. But the pure joy of creating is very good for Libra Moons, just like appreciating art. Visiting galleries with your friends is the perfect activity for this air moon.
Air Moons: Aquarius
Aquarius is not what comes to your mind when you hear the word emotional. This air Moon doesn’t experience emotions in a way for example a Cancer Moon does. Aquarius Moons tend to rationalize their feelings.
In a relationship, Aquarius Moons are detached and sometimes appear cold. They are not the ones who crave an intimate bond, if a person is immature, it might straightforward scare them if you want to connect on a deep, emotional level.
Freedom is everything to this air moon sign. This doesn’t mean that Aquarius moons are not able to be in a relationship. They are, but the relationship has to be good or they will get out very quickly. Don’t force an Aquarius Moon to commit, they will do it on their own if they find you interesting enough, or it’s better for both of you to find new partners.
The only way to make an Aquarius like you is by creating an intellectual connection. This air Moon craves an egalitarian relationship, both in love and in friendships. They favor a partner who offers mental stimulation in addition to intimacy.
Aquarius Moons want an idealistic world. They believe in fairness and justice, and there is a deep need for creating an environment where freedom, intelligence, and justice are valued. Channeling your emotions into volunteering or working on creative projects is calming to you and helps you be more grounded. You are altruistic by nature, however, sometimes people make you feel overwhelmed.
Aquarius is the sign of originality in astrology. With this placement, it’s important to you to have the freedom to be who you really are. You often express your emotions in a unique way. Aquarius Moons have a vivid imagination and they are highly creative. If they can’t these creative energies flow freely, it’s detrimental to their mental health. To you, being unique is very valuable.
Aquarius is the sign of reforms and changes. If your Moon is in Aquarius, you enjoy working on yourself and evolving into a better you. There is a need for self-improvement. Your emotions are often subject to changes. This air moon is oriented on the future rather on the past.
In a romantic relationship, an Aquarius Moon needs to be friends, too, in addition to being lovers. When dealing with an Aquarius Moon, you have to know that they think a lot before they say something. They are different than an impulsive and hot-headed Aries moon. An Aquarius Moon carefully analyzes the situation before acting on their emotions.
How to Understand Air Moons?
What you have to know about air Moons is that they don’t feel really good in their sign. In astrology, the Moon rules the zodiac sign Cancer, which is a water sign. The Moon feels best in water signs (except Scorpio). The Moon is exalted in Taurus, which is an earth sign.
However, the intellectual attitude of the air signs is not familiar to the emotional Moon. It takes time to learn how to express this side if you have an air Moon in your natal chart. Especially if the Moon receives challenging aspects from the rest of the chart or if it is placed in a house where it does not feel at home.
When talking about an air moon, it’s important to analyze its position in the natal chart. Besides the sign of the air moon, its house and aspects are also important. They color how the Moon manifests in the life of a person, and reveals more information about their emotional nature.
Air Moon Signs in Love
If you are an air moon in love with another air moon, you can get along well. Neither of you expects the other to be overly emotional. You both enjoy a good conversation more than some cheesy romantic movie.
Air Moons don’t like to be vulnerable. If you are in love with an air Moon, don’t force them to be vulnerable, and they will appreciate it a lot.
In a relationship, air moons need stability. Because they lack this trait on their own, they work the best with signs that can help them be more grounded.
The element air is the most compatible with the element fire in astrology. Air moons and fire moons get along very well.
Water Moons are totally different than air Moons in astrology. Emotions come natural to water Moons, just like acting on them. However, the same thing scares the air Moons, because it is unknown to them. They don’t know how to react. Should they comfort or cheer up a sad water Moon? Should they just walk away? Deciding what to do is a challenge for an air moon (not just for Libra Moons!). On the other hand, a water Moon freaks out because they feel that the air Moon didn’t hear them out, or even worse, doesn’t care.
This is not to say that a relationship between a water moon and an air moon can’t work out. It definitely can, but they both need to be open-minded and make adjustment. Just being aware of it that your partner is wired differently is of tremendous help here.
The Moon in Astrology
The Moon is the celestial object the closest to us. It’s beautiful to look at, reminding us that there is something bigger than humans and that we are not alone. Here’s a picture of the Moon if you are reading this at daytime and you can’t see it in the sky right now:
In astrology, the Moon has a special meaning. The Sun and the Moon are the foundation of who you are. The Sun is your conscious self and the male energy in you, while the Moon is your subconscious, and the female energy in you.
The Moon represents your emotions, intuition, deep needs, subconscious mind, memory, and habits. In the birth chart, the position of the Moon shows what makes you feel safe and nurtured. The sign tells how you love and nurture. If you have an air Moon, this is through communication and in a mental rather than in a emotional way.
Besides this, the Moon governs females, your mother and wife, pregnant women and children in astrology. The Moon is the planet of periodicity and fluctuation. Where you see the Moon in the natal chart is where you can expect periodical changes.
Understanding the Moon in a natal chart holds the key to understanding the person. The Moon represents a deeper layer of your personality, sometimes not accessible even to you. However, learning about our Moon and embracing its needs is a straight road to happiness.
If you want to learn more about the Moon, you can read more about the Moon and its meaning in astrology if you click here.
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