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The Moon in Scorpio: Chaotic, Heart-breaking, Unrelenting Love

The Moon in Scorpio: Chaotic, Heart-breaking, Unrelenting Love

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To gain admission into the Lunar Scorpio Club….

… one must be born with the boldness to throw caution to the wind and hurtle heart first into epic, desperate and exhilarating love affairs, mating with scoundrels or sirens the world tells you not to and pledging to love not only through the romantic moments but also the hectic drama that inevitably comes with a Moon in Scorpio.

Casual  love doesn’t exist in this club. Neither does calm love for that matter.

These people love deep.

They fall hard.

They do not listen to caveats.

Why so intense? The Moon is the most primal expression of Scorpio energy. People with this aspect cannot control and direct the Scorpio passions as a Scorpio sun can. Moon in Scorpio people operate on reflex and instincts — not mental calculation. They feel stimuli, then their Scorpio forces react automatically.

Don’t expect them to wear emotion on their sleeves where you can spy it externally — because the Moon is also the most private location for Scorpio energy.  They try to mask even more than Scorpio suns, striving to trap all the chaotic, raw emotion internally (But they are not successful).  Often,  they cannot even process or articulate these emotions., which may conflict with their sun sign principles, their ascendant behavior or Mars. If a Scorpio Moon is possessed by a Air Sign that doesn’t respect the emotional realm or an Earth sign that strives to be more stoic, the emotional nature might become repressed and  denied to a large extent.

Scorpio Sun vs. Scorpio Moon

Whatever a Scorpio sun might feel is intensified at the Scorpio Moon level.  Lunar Scorpio emotions are definitely more potent, concentrated and on edge. It’s like the Zodiac took a syringe, filled it with Scorpio extract and stabbed it into the aortas of those born when the Moon was in Scorpio.

Even so, these natives don’t give off a harsh, hard vibe they way sensitive Scorpio Suns do when they want to divert attention from their emotions. Although more  extreme and raw,, the Moon in Scorpio emotion is much more vulnerable because the Moon itself is the more vulnerable luminary.

Since the Moon’s primary job is to  feel, Lunar Scorpios, are primarily yearners and cravers. They crave  all the things that Scorpio energy makes appealing:  amped-up passion, dangerous or mysterious mates, exciting sexuality, forbidden entanglements, profoundly deep connections and intimacy so great you can’t tell where one soul begins and the other ends.  Scorpio Moons don’t do boring and ordinary.

They are always searching for the hottest, greatest,  sexiest and most loyal paramour. They don’t just want them, they NEED them to feel secure. They need a love that feels right, passionate and perfect in order to feel pacified.  In love, Scorpio Moons feel extreme devotion but will break up and move on to find a more suitable lover because Scorpio Moons must find their truest soulmate before they die and take their last breath. The Moon — the source of a person’s greatest needs — can never just settle for less.

Attraction to Scorpio Suns

Scorpio Moons & Scorpio Suns are magnets for one another, such as with this couple: Scorpio Lisa Bonet and Scorpio Moon Jason Momoa (a Leo)

Scorpio Moons & Scorpio Suns are magnets for one another, such as with this couple: Scorpio Lisa Bonet and Scorpio Moon Jason Momoa (a Leo)

When Lunar Scorpios meet Sun sign Scorpios, it’s comfort, harmony and understanding at first synchronized glance.  There is an intrinsic sense that these two should be close.  Jennifer “J-Lo” Lopez (Leo Sun/Scorpio Moon) had Scorpio P.Diddy.  Before Jada, Will Smith (Libra Sun/Scorpio Moon) had first wife Scorpio Sheree Zampino.  Steve Tyler (Aries Sun/Scorpio Moon) had Scorpio model/ ex-wife Olga Gomonova as well as ex-girlfriend Scorpio Teresa Barrick.  Elizabeth Taylor (Pisces Sun/Scorpio Moon) had Scorpio  ex-husband Richard Burton.  Alanis Morissette (Gemini Sun/Scorpio Moon) had Scorpio Ryan Reynolds. This list could go on and on. Scorpio Moons can’t find dens large enough to collect the Scorpio friends and lovers they’ll have over a lifetime.

Scorpio Suns and Scorpio Moons might take a while to trust everyone else, but they trust each other instantly and instinctively, feeling at home…. until the inevitable and mutual stings arise, creating the volatile love that is all too characteristic of a Scorpio Moon – Scorpio Sun matchup.

In any sign,  Sun conjunct Moon can be a strong soul mate aspect, provided other harmony exists.  Moons tend to admire Suns and see them as external expressions of their own inner selves.  A Scorpio Moon may not follow anyone else, but would follow and take direction from a Scorpio Sun. Meanwhile, Suns tend to be protective of moons and understand their unspoken issues better than anyone else.

Imitators of the Scorpio Moon

The 8th house moon is an alternate and lesser expression of Scorpionic Lunar energy since the 8th house is the natural realm of Scorpio.  Scorpio Moons, therefore, will feel some camaraderie with  people who have moons in the 8th house and be drawn to them intuitively. Lunar Scorpios, lunar 8th housers and Scorpios Suns may all feel an eerie closeness.

When it comes to 8th House Moons, the sign the moon is in determines how much the 8th house influence comes through. A watery Cancer or Pisces Moon in the 8th house might feel more similar to a Lunar Stinger since these signs approximate the sensitive emotionalism of Scorpio. Fire signs  bring passion and fervency to the 8th house moon, which could offer an existence so wild and intoxicating that it successfully emulates the extremism of the Scorpio Moon. Earth moons in 8th house? Eh, they probably are not that adventurous or willing to take enough risks to be cousin of the Scorpio Moon.

An air moon in the 8th house is limited in feeling and only capable of superficial emotion. An 8th house location would surely direct that emotion toward Scorpio interests and Scorpio people, piquing an attraction to all kinds of secret, scandalous matters of sexuality, the taboo, and anything pertaining to the dark underbelly of Life. If that air moon is in Libra, the sign of partnerships, the moon could mimic  a Lunar Scorpio’s zeal for one-on-one bonding.

When Scorpio’s ruler Pluto is next to a person’s moon, that natal aspect can also can mimic a Scorpio Moon vibe. Pluto conjunct Moon can create a loner with intense healer-feeler talents, as might a Pluto Moon trine.  Pluto-Moon aspects can make one obsessive in love and even a bit violent and domineering in relationships, particularly when the aspect is a square or opposition. Even if the person’s Sun or moon is in a social or emotionally detached air sign like Aquarius or Libra, the Pluto-Moon aspect will still inspire a loner and emotionally charged persona.

Since the 4th house is associated with the Moon, the home and the Mother, Pluto in the 4th house also merges Scorpio and Lunar energies. However, this combination lacks that defined Scorpio magic. The poor native would likely suffer upheaval at home, thanks to Pluto. And, as far as taboo, methinks both Pluto-Moon aspects and Pluto-4th House aspects could possibly encourage a mild Oedipal complex since the Maternal is exposed to Pluto’s erotic fixations.   While Pluto-Moon and Pluto-4th House combinations are reflections of Scorpionic moon energy, they are not equivalents.

There is only one true Scorpio Moon and all other energy configurations are just great imitators.
If the Scorpio Moon is the race-car driver through the Underworld, the 8th House Moon or Pluto-Moon person is just the touristy and tentative pedestrian.  In More Plutonic terms: A Scorpio Moon would be the participant in an orgy while a Moon in 8th or near Pluto would just be the voyeur watching it.

Dark Side of the Scorpio Moon

On the dark side of the Scorpio Moon are the traits of jealousy, controlling behavior, cheating, volcanic tempers and a predilection for arguing and physical fighting. Due to the moodiness of the Moon and the tendency for Scorpios to go through cycles of death and rebirth, a Moon in Scorpio often suffers through an internal climate that is a volatile and ever-changing.

Raging Moon

According to astrologer Raven Kaldera, when a person is born when the Scorppio Moon is at the start of a new lunar cycle, that New Moon in Scorpio is considered a “raging moon.”  A person with a raging moon is said to enter life as a wounded, unhappy soul that lives with anger and an ominous sense that people are out to mistreat and misuse them.


Quotes from Celebrity Scorpio Moons

If you want to know what a Lunar Scorpio admires and cherishes, heed these few real-life examples:


Libra actor Will Smith puts his Scorpio Moon on display when he gushes how much he loves a tough woman who can handle chaos and drama:

” She [wife Jada Pinkett Smith] is just absolutely hardcore, like she absolutely is unfazed by the weight and the pressures of life… She can bear anything, and I just love that about her.”



Aries rocker Steve Tyler’s Scorpio Moon makes his lovemaking emotional and intuitive. He claims he  instinctively knew each time sex led to pregnancy and cried during conception!

“When we made love, we cried and we had a kid. It was that heavy. It was magic.”

–  Okkkk…..

Leo Jennifer Lopez’s Scorpio Moon has led her from one notorious relationship to another, but she doesn’t care what you think. She’s looking eternally for love.

“I m a hopeless romantic and passionate person when it comes to love….. I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love … It’s still my biggest dream.”


Pisces actress Elizabeth Taylor, now deceased, once shared her Scorpio Moon’s primal attraction for the Scorpio Sun man she married twice and couldn’t stay away from, Richard Burton:

“Richard is a very sexy man. He’s got that sort of jungle essence that one can sense.” 




Emotive Gemini rock singer Alanis Morissette speaks on the Scorpio Moon need to validate  dark emotions.

“We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.”



Famous Moon conjunct Pluto People

Robin Givens,

Eartha Kitt,

Adrianna Lima,

Sheila E. ,


Famous Moon in the 8th People

Bill Clinton

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Synthia L. Rose

Synthia L. Rose is a 9th house Scorpio with a four-planet stellium in Sagittarius. She has more than 10 years of experience as a professional journalist and six years of experience as a professional blogger. An ardent student of astrology, she has studied intuitive astrology since 2008. Synthia is obsessed with penning blogs that examine Scorpio's mystique, Plutonic personalities and the risqué, taboo 8th house life.