Scorpio Sun, Aries Moon

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Often, when we consider what war means, vivid  images of physical battle pervade our psyche. Sometimes, so much that we lose the complete picture, forgetting that the spiritual and psychological components of war are arguably as important as what we do with our bodies. With the Sun- Moon blend of Scorpio and Aries, two Mars ruled signs, warrior is your middle name.

In a birth chart, when the Sun is in Scorpio, the core life energy which provides stimulus to the individual consists of the desire to plumb the depths of life experience. Even if this investigation happens to put them in the way of danger, there’s an unshakable faith in the finely honed intuition and sensitivity of the Scorpion which will allow them to proceed without trepidation.

The Scorpio Sun is fueled by passionate involvement and possesses incredible amounts of physical and emotional reserves which carry transformative potential for themselves as well as others who might be so fortunate to be close enough to be involved in their realm of life experience, no matter what it may be.

Typically, there are three levels of Scorpio’s existence: The scorpion, eagle and the phoenix. The Sun’s placement here suggests the individual is capable of living all three, from wallowing in the dark, dismal abyss of vindictive and vengeful behavior to rising from the ashes and soaring above baseness to heal, empower and regenerate individuals and systems.

The Moon in Aries reflects the Scorpio Sun’s light in the form of a personality who needs to “ram” ahead as a courageous and autonomous individual. There’s an emotional need to be first and catapult themselves into the forefront.

This placement also suggests the need of the personality to engage in dynamic action and keep the fiery flames burning. The Moon in Aries is nourished by competition. However, it’s not so much the external battles which provide them sustenance, rather the internal “wars” which are waged as a self-honing process which leads to greater personal strength. The key to integrating this combination is learning the most constructive ways which to use that power.

When this Sun-Moon combination manifests dysfunctionally on a behavioral level, there can be a ruthless individualistic streak which somehow forgets that others have the same rights and freedoms to express themselves. An overt “all or nothing” steamrolling quality which alienates others from providing any form of support.

Using this blend constructively, the potential exists for an iron will and untouchable self-confidence. This belief in self extends in the form of goodwill towards others, thereby encouraging them to contact  the warrior within and push courageously through life despite any obstacles which might reveal themselves along the way.

Pisces Sun, Sagittarius Moon

The poetic signature which permeates through your life has the potential to catapult you to new heights of genius and inspiration, or contribute to a severely disillusioned and misguided mentality. There’s no doubt that you seek truth in ways which encompass all of your senses, and trusting your ability to intuit is important. This Sun-Moon combination suggests a pronounced strength holistic thinking. However, let’s not forget that the FACTS and DETAILS are just as important during your quest for spiritual understanding.

Hopefully, throughout your life, you’ll learn the necessary lessons surrounding seeing things in an ideal state vs. dealing with the concrete reality which exists right in front of your face. For you, the “power of the now” can be an exhilarating time and have life-changing ramifications.

Just as it nourishes your foundation to travel physically, spiritually and emotionally, it’s of equal significance to take what you’re learning and water the seeds of human progress. Ideas are rarely a problem, as the scope of your intellect is designed to become broad and telescopic. In fact, I would dare to say that you’re one of those people who’s able to find meaning in just about everything. To you LIFE is a symbol within itself: signs, synchronicity, and messages from “beyond” assure you that there’s no such thing as a coincidence, only divine timing and you may even consider the concept of TIME to be an illusion.

It’s obvious that your aspirations are fueled by influencing thought and elevating spiritual awareness, the question which remains is how you go about doing this. Your answer will be highly personalized, but it must include a strategy for translating the language of the higher mind to those who feel trapped in the mundane sphere of dead end jobs, never ending bills and relationship woes.

Make peace with the “instructions” that flow through you and accept that feelings and judgments from those around you may be less than ideal. There’s a sensitive spot when it comes to having your philosophies and opinions valued and respected, but do not allow this to distort your vision of clear sighted truth.

Faith is your ally, and as long as you sincerely operate from your center with pure intentions, humanity has a true friend in you.

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Aquarius Sun, Gemini Moon

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There are a multitude of ways to explore one’s uniqueness and part of your purpose for operating with this sun moon blend will be to place information you gather about how you function into a larger context to find out what really makes YOU the person that you are.

Your life’s mission isn’t supposed to be relegated to a static and cumbersome existence. You may find that you’ll have to “try on a number of hats” and embrace the continual transformation that’s taking place.

An insatiably inquiring mind, your ability to adjust to changing circumstances and a non-conformist bent are all resources which you need to tap into in order to maximize this solar/lunar connection. You’ll find that you will be able to display your capacity to awaken others most effectively when coming off of the heels of major insights about yourself and your multi-dimensionality.

With all of this “air” floating around, a concern is that you’ll concoct the most brilliant ideas, but will never use them. Or, you’ll get trapped into your head and rationalize that you’re so “ahead of your time” that others won’t understand you, or in some cases, don’t deserve to hear what you have to say.

Deep down, what you really want is appreciation for being an original thinker who doesn’t suffer from conceptual incarceration and is constantly open to a revolutionary stream of consciousness. However,  there needs to be a solid strategy for bringing form to your brilliance.

If you find yourself feeling stifled, it’s most likely because you haven’t truly allowed yourself the space which you need to circulate or made room for the truism that every second, you’re evolving into a different person.

Obsession about classifying every facet of your being can lead to stagnation of the highest order, so pull out all of the stops in figuring out what makes you tick and then compare what the various explorations are trying to tell you. Understand that this is a lifetime process and that you’re really seeking something that can’t be encompassed in the walls of hard-core definitions.

Scorpio Sun, Pisces Moon, Cancer Rising

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Heavy immersion in water.

In this combination, raw emotional honesty and the potential for self-healing, as well as facilitating healing in others is illuminated through merging with one’s deepest spiritual source and nurturing your unity with nature. Your cosmic package is surrounded by an acute sense of  self-protection from the dangers which exist through a need to connect with and belong to the human family. Your celestial makeup suggests identification with the pain and suffering as well as the bliss and elation of others.

Some valid questions that this sun/moon/rising combination brings forth are : What is the meaning of authentic personal power? What does it mean to be a wise handler of such power? In what ways does my awareness empower or retard my own healing?

You’re fueled by crisis situations which hold the promise of self-transformation. Your life force is stimulated through delving into the aspects of life which transcend a superficial experience in favor of a deeper existence. You may be perceived as dangerous or threatening by some because whether it’s intentional or not, there’s a penchant for investigation, which by proxy, digs up hidden undercurrents and brings them to the light. Often, people can feel “naked” or exposed in your presence if they’re only attempting to parade what they deem as being the best parts of themselves.

This astrological makeup calls for the deep examination of any inner turmoil which exists as a result of attempts to obsessively control information about oneself. You may feel as if the more you know, and others don’t, the more powerful you are.

While you’re nourished and fulfilled by a sense of connection to a spiritual source and unity with your fellow human beings, one of your challenges is how to go about simultaneously nurturing personal connection with acute insight which isn’t meant for the faint of heart and only well received by those with a similar emotional wavelength.

The dilemma which you face is similar to the one outlined in Chapter 2 of bell hooks’ book “Sisters of The Yam” entitled “Tongues of Fire”.

Hooks writes about how African-Americans confront issues of openness and honesty. The Scorpio Sun suggests that nothing else will do, while the Pisces Moon and Cancer Rising add a refinement which can smooth a cutting edge which keeps ears and hearts open. The author says:

“Often times, black folks find it easier to “tell it like it is” when we are angry, pissed and desire to use “the truth” as a weapon to wound others. In such cases, even though a speaker may be open and honest, their primary agenda may be to assert power over another person and hence use the practice of truth-telling to assault someone else’s psyche. That’s why this chapter attempts to distinguish between the harsh critiques we give one another, which may contain “truth”, and liberating truth-telling, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME.”

With all of this water going on in your chart, there’s no doubt that there’s a swirling of emotional undercurrents. You may have learned sometime in your life that using honesty to “shame” or humiliate another person is the best way to get them to do what you want. In fact, this may have happened to you and you’re merely imitating the very strategies which were impressed upon your mental and emotional body at an earlier time. It’s important that you examine if this is the case or not because your ability to facilitate healing in other people will be only as effective as your absolute honesty with yourself concerning the material that you’re still grappling with.

Amidst the sense of danger that you sometimes may feel, the “vehicle” which you’re equipped with to navigate the world is one which is designed to optimize emotional involvement, yet preserve a safe space for continuous introspection and self-care. When you’re able to understand how to create and maintain inner security, you’ll have a much better idea what constitutes a feeling of mental, spiritual and emotional well-being for others.

References: “Sisters of The Yam” : black women and self-recovery by bell hooks

 

Scorpio Sun, Cancer Moon

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There’s a swirling of interior, self-protective energies contained in this Sun-Moon blend. I call it an “emotional powerhouse”.

A need for emotional security and to connect to others as a biological or ideological “family” is reflected in the personality. One is fulfilled through belonging to that which supplies acceptance and nurturance. There’s a nourishment derived from people and situations which foster growth.

The individual’s vitality is maintained through a desire to plumb the depths of their own existence as a gateway to burning away any debris which is outmoded or could possible muzzle their creativity and self expression.

I also call this blend the “therapist’s therapist” because of the combination of the empathizing, absorbing lunar energy and the penetrative, incisive solar thrust . One thing this Sun-moon blend won’t allow YOU to do is be dishonest with YOURSELF, so imagine the upheaval when they try to play that game with THEMSELVES.

Within this blend, there’s a strong need to give and receive emotional support. When one feels as if they’ve gone above and beyond to be there for another person, and the same sentiments aren’t reciprocated, you will most likely be informed in a way that will stir the depths of your very soul.

The same penetrative powers of analysis which feels to you as if it has “the script” to your heart can be used to dissect you in a language which unmistakably shreds that same script into little pieces.

One of the challenges for this combination will be to direct that energy toward their own self-care and well being:

“Healer: Heal Thyself!!” is the call.

Gemini Sun, Libra Moon

In an individual birth chart, when the Sun is placed in Gemini and the Moon in Libra, the person is fueled by variety of perspectives. The core life energy is geared toward quenching an almost insatiable intellectual curiosity. This consists of gathering facts, classifying information, defining and labeling with the ultimate goal of differentiation.

The Sun’s placement in Gemini suggests the the potential to express oneself with mental agility as well as strength in logical analysis.

The Libra Moon uses the Gemini Sun’s light to reflect a personality whose essential need is to balance acceptance of self with societal approval. There is an emotional need to be seen as a humane, kind and affable person. Someone who “gets along with everyone.”

Harmonious relations are what nourish the individual with the Moon in Libra. The placement suggests that if effort is applied, a considerable amount of progress can be made in building bridges and finding common ground with others.

When this Sun-Moon blend is operating dysfunctionally within a person, they have the potential to be the MASTER conflict dodger. Since the Gemini Sun’s placement suggests the life energy that surrounds verbal dexterity: a.k.a, being slick with words, and “rubbing others the wrong way” is a Libra Moon’s anathema, facing the reality that disagreements are going to happen can pose as a challenge.

Astrologer Hadyn Paul writes:

“Your need for approval may mean that you follow the group path rather than listening to your own inner promptings or your own personal needs, due to a fear of becoming ostracized or alienated from group acceptance. You need to belong, and this need is projected out onto social groupings, but perhaps the deeper need is that of owning and reflecting your whole nature.

In trying to please others and make yourself indispensable you may be repressing areas of your own nature, especially the moon qualities resulting in emotional repression and denial of your own feeling instincts.

In an attempt to minimize disharmony, Libra can tend to evade, whether inner or outer, especially those painful areas of self and life, preferring to ignore or run away from them. This is often the case where the alternative is to face up to the realities of a relationship where the need is for direct confrontation designed to resolve developing differences and for a deeper level of communication to clear the air.”

The key to using this Sun-Moon blend effectively is to develop the capacity for communicating and relating at deeper levels even though the result may not necessarily carry the breezy “lightness” that you’re used to.

Also, to use the gift of gab and social astuteness as not only vehicles to align yourself with others, but also as devices to help navigate conflict resolution rather than the wholesale avoidance of confrontation.

Reference: Queen of the Night: Exploring the Astrological Moon by Hadyn Paul (Element Books)

Virgo Sun, Sagittarius Moon

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If the Virgo Sun/Sagittarius Moon combination could be broken down into items, Virgo would be a microscope, while Sagittarius would be a wide lens telescope.

Virgo would analyze the debris sitting within immediate reach, while the archer would have its gaze firmly set upon a distant horizon. The fusion of these two types of energies provides a narrative which speaks to our multivaried options of how we wish to experience our respective worlds.

In a birth chart, when the Sun is in Virgo and the Moon is in Sagittarius, the fundamental energy which stimulates this individual is one of improving life processes through constant analysis, refinement and correction. Make no mistake about it, Virgo wants to use its systematic wiles in service of being “right and exact”.

The propensity of this solar placement is to view the world in relation to how it can immediately be made better. One of the psychological needs of Virgo is to enrich whatever situation, relationship or process that they become a part of. The perfection of skill and technique to be offered as a valuable contribution to humanity is what’s ultimately sought. More than anything, Virgo wants to be useful.

The Sagittarius Moon utilizes the Virgo Sun’s light to reflect a personality which needs to grasp the most all-encompassing worldview possible. This placement suggests that the individual is nourished through physical and mental exploration. This activity can take the form of studying how the laws of the universe and cosmos operate to provide the cords that bind us all or trekking halfway across the globe to experience culture shock.

After some of these experiences have been digested and internalized, the Sagittarius Moon individual needs to have its observations and opinions respected on how they view the grand design that we call life:

“The distant horizon is always felt as more appealing than the here and now. They particularly need mentall freedom [including religious and spiritual room to improve themselves] since their aspirations are not just high, but boundless.”

“In fact, they want to say yes to every opportunity; they want to feel that life is unbounded by any limits , and so they tend to instinctively promise far more than they can ever deliver.” 

I’m a  firm believer that we can learn valuable and insightful lessons from every sign in the zodiac when the entire system is viewed as a continuum or a progression. I also think that the energies contained in our birth charts are begging for our utilization of them.

The Sun  in Virgo needs to use the Sagittarius Moon in order to highlight the large scale possibilities in this world. As not to get snared in the “overanalysis leads to paralysis” trap, better known as the obsessive-compulsive style of the overfunctioning Virgo.

Robert Shapiro states:

“When the obsessive-compulsive person is unable to reach a decision by formula or rule, (s)he may begin to stew. S(he) will struggle to find the “right” solution. S(he) will tax him (her)self to think about it.

But the obsessive-compulsive person’s stewing has very little in common with the normal person’s thinking over the relevant facts. In the course of his(her) stewing, the obsessive person will continue long after he(she) has worn out the relevant facts and exhausted any possibility of new understanding from them. (S)he will have combined them in alll of their possible combinations and done so many times.

(S)he has, in other words tried to deal with the problem of decision according to his(her) style. (S)he tries to deal with it as if it were the most taxing technical problem- the search for the “right” answer. But most of the time this search is bound to fail.

There is no “right” answer in this sense, in the sense that there is a right answer to a technical problem. The decision, as much as s(he) shrinks from the fact, comes to a choice, a preference.”

Conversely, the Sagittarius Moon stands to benefit from the Virgo Sun’s potential for attention to detail and pragmatic focus.

There can be significant gains in the area of practical application of knowledge and understanding. Bringing high-minded ideals down to everyday life so that they don’t just remain ivory tower theory, but rather subject themselves to be tested by reality.

In this manner, the lifetime journey is full of options. Both the forest and the trees are available as well as the long range view and the immediate details. The wide eyed wonder associated with the Sagittarian quest is grounded by Virgoan utility without the obsessive after taste that’s common as a result of attempting to compulsively control events and outcomes.

THIS is a win-win.

References: “Neurotic Styles” by Robert Shapiro; “Person To Person Astrology” by Stephen Arroyo

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