Natal Moon in Scorpio

When a person has his natal Moon in Scorpio, the sign will grant a big part of its attributes to everything that the Moon represents in his chart. As the Moon is generally governing our emotional traits, Scorpionic energy will make the native’s emotions quite secretive, while also possessive and even vengeful. Scorpio is the eight sign of the zodiac, and has planet Pluto as its ruling celestial body. Before Pluto’s discovery, planet Mars was considered to be the sign’s ruler. Now it is considered to be the co-ruler, yet seldom used in interpretations. Scorpio belongs to the fixed signs along with Taurus, Leo and Aquarius, and is the most powerful of the Water signs triplicity. This sign is feminine and fertile, highly intuitive but also very suspicious.
In the sign of Scorpio, the Moon is in fall, as Scorpio lays opposite of Taurus where the Moon is exalted. The least potent degree is the 3rd one. In case you have your natal Moon somewhere in the first decan of the sign, your Moon is functioning at the least amount of its potential power. Imagine that such a placement’s effect just diminishes the potency of the Moon’s energy. Such a placement may tend to bring out the negative traits of the planet, as the Earth’s satellite feels quite uncomfortable in such a dark place. Moon in Scorpio could feel common as having the Moon in an aspect with Lilith. The dark side of the Moon is awakened more easily, shedding its light (… or maybe darkness) to emotions such as jealousy and the pursuit to manipulate other people’s feelings.

For more information about the Moon’s potency in the signs you can read the article about the Moon’s Essential Dignities.
We also should note that the Moon changes sign about every two and a half days, as it is the quickest moving celestial body. This means that, for calculating the exact placement and sign of our natal Moon, we should be as exact as we can with our time of birth. In some occasions, where the Moon is near the cusp of a new sign, even a mistake of a couple of hours can give us a different Moon sign result.
The Moon is the second brightest object in the sky, our planet’s satellite which influences the biorhythms of life with its orbit. The Moon is impersonated by the ancient Greek goddesses Selene and Artemis (Latin Diana). The Moon governs all liquids on earth, even on a physical level. The Moon’s movement has a direct effect on the tides of the sea, while also on the body liquids of plants and live organisms. It is connected with the divine feminine, and in our charts represents our own mother, other mother figures from people of our lives, while also our relations to the female gender.

As we already mentioned, Scorpio Moon people can be very secretive, especially concerning their emotions. In addition, the Scorpionic influences can make them rather investigative, and they can have a very strong intuition about the emotions of other people. Such natives can have strong inner fears of getting hurt, and will frequently choose dubious methods of protecting themselves and their feelings. They can become suspicious towards emotional expressions of other people, and will thoroughly research or even test them through time. In extreme cases, a Moon in Scorpio native will even prefer to hurt his partner in order to avoid being hurt first. This pattern can especially arise in periods of emotional turbulence, where the chart owner senses a loss of control over the situation and his feelings. As Scorpio rules the 8th house, such a native can have similar behaviors to an 8th house Moon person. This can bring a deep urge of emotional merging with their significant other, and this need may be rather impulsive and exist from the very first steps of their relation. Moon in Scorpio people are rather loyal, but also expect loyalty in return. The Plutonic energy that a Scorpio Moon bears can be rather obsessive in its nature, and in case of emotional failure such a person can be left deeply hurt. When such a Moon has bad aspects, especially with Mars or Pluto, it can bring revenge. In some cases, such destructive aspects may be the core of the emotional problems to other people. The chart owner may be pressing his partner emotionally and expecting constant patterns of feeling expressions in return, which may eventually push the other person away.

If the native’s Moon in Scorpio is well aspected, he will perceive his mother as a very protective and strong person, always present to help the native. She is a responsible mother, not allowing life bring uncontrolled situations to her and her child. She is the grand defender, becoming a stealth shield to her kin. His mother can frequently be of the sign of Scorpio. Alternatively, his mother may have a lot of planets in Scorpio, or her Pluto strong by placement and aspects. In addition, she can have a powerful 8th house, as it is ruled by the sign. An adversely aspected Moon may indicate that the mother has problems in her perception of control. She may exceedingly intervene in his personal matters, even if the chart owner is of mature age. A Scorpio Moon gives a nosy mother, who will not hesitate to become a detective and lure information about her child, or else she will constantly worry. Bad aspects give a dominative relation between the native and his mother, which can simply not manifest in a good way. If you have such aspects, think about reconsidering the relation pattern between you and her. Of course, the most problematic aspect is the square, yet oppositions and conjunctions can be highly potent too. Naturally, such a natal Moon dysfunctions the most when in bad aspect to Mars, Saturn or Pluto.
A Moon in Scorpio native is usually hiding his emotions and generally likes his privacy. He will not rush to externalize them, and sometimes keep such information only for himself. Scorpio Moon people do not like to be seen emotionally weak, and especially in periods of emotional crisis will pretend to be cold-blooded. The reality is quite opposite, they can suffer a lot when their heart is broken. The loss of control over the situation further empowers their frustration.

The Moon in Scorpio is naturally an indicator of supernatural powers, as Scorpio is the ruler of the 8th house and everything that has to do with magic and transformation of reality. Scorpio Moon individuals are usually granted such powers through their mother, their grandmother and such forces usually pass through the female lineage of the family. In case the native is a female, she will be even more open to manifest magical abilities. In case the native is a man, such abilities may appear blunted. Yet, in case that they are activated during his life, his female side will start prevailing in his character and he will tend to reproduce his mother’s characteristics. The 8th house rules conscious magic, and if the chart owner enters such realms he will definitely try to hold control over them. Of course, any individual with the Scorpio Moon adversely aspected by “malefics” should avoid such activities, as his female ancestors may have misused their powers and may pass bad karma and luck on him. Difficult aspects prompt the chart owner to concentrate on resolving inside him the wrong archetypes he received through his mother, and not empowering them even more.

As Scorpio is one of the signs most responsible for analyzing in depth, Luna will grant them great abilities of intuition concerning the details. They can easily solve puzzles and riddles, and also can excel in sciences such as psychology. Their guess is usually correct, which can make them good detective and investigators. In addition, uncovering the truth brings them satisfaction, and constant exercise on their intuition during the passage of years just makes them better and better in discovering the causes behind the phenomena.

Individuals with their Natal Moon in Scorpio will enjoy everything that is mysterious. They are attracted to paranormal phenomena, and will frequently be raised up with fairytales or other books of mystery fiction. Many times the Plutonic energy inside them will make them feel more sympathy for the evil characters of a story. Also, they are usually attracted to dark or macabre aesthetics; such a placement turns the symbolism of death and rebirth to art in the native’s mind. Thus, many people with Moon in Scorpio will prefer black clothes and other symbols connected with death. They may not be exactly fascinated by the Goth culture, yet may manifest a lot of similarities with them.

Scorpio Moon people are usually very fond of bonding with others. The 8th house influences urge them to bond and to share, disappear in a union. For this reason, their extremely strong sexuality is usually yearning for a deeper expression – not just casual sex. They want to become one with their significant other and together dissolve through this transformative act, emerging afterwards as a new interconnected being. Their extremely deep bonding is also responsible for difficult break-ups, especially when their partner is the one to first abandon the relation.

In general, Scorpio Moon people are persistent and can become narrow-minded when they feel that they want something. From the moment that they establish an emotional attachment, not obtaining the desired result is not an option. This can lead them even to extremes concerning getting a desired object, person or situation. As Scorpio rules the 8th house and thus the possessions of other people, such a native may indulge in trying to take what belongs to someone else.

This planetary combination usually makes them love dark, moist and fertile places, where darkness and water blend. The perfect place for such a native to meditate is a cave, especially if it has some underground parts filled with water. A technique they could use is concentrating on the sound of the drops falling from the cave’s ceiling to the floor or into small lakes. People with such a placement should also meditate on their own transformations, no matter if it is a symbolical death and rebirth, their real one that is to come, or sex and orgasms as a simulation. On a symbolical level, this process of understanding how the soul and matter transforms can help you release internal pressure, and stop seeking excessive control over matters.

Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.

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I absolutely adore your interpretation of Scorpio moon
I have a hades moon in Scorpio and this piece truly resonated

Love and light


Hi Chantel! My name is Chantel too, and I’m also a scorpio moon!


“In case you have your natal Moon somewhere in the first decan of the sign, your Moon is functioning at the least amount of its potential power.”

So, the Cusp of Drama isn’t dramatic?


it gives Libra traits, and the moon feels good in this sign


Bravo. Explicitly exact. In love.