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Moon Synastry

Synastry, also known as relationship astrology, studies the compatibility of any established relationship, be it professional, familial, romantic, marital, parental, friendships, or enmity. The easiest method to check the compatibility of this relationship is to observe the inter-aspects formed between the planets of the horoscopes by placing the planets of one around the wheel of another. Inter-planetary aspects formed in the chart thus formed intensely impact the said relationship, with each aspects accentuating the qualities of the planets involved.

Since the Moon is symbolic of emotions, the Moon rules the emotional part of any established relationship. Lunar aspects can make one sensitive to the other's sensibilities, making them emotional, and any challenging aspect can considerably bring tension in domestic affairs.

Moon-Sun Inter-aspects

A classic aspect in a male-female relationship. The Sun represents the masculine or the yang side, the will, and the Moon represents the feminine or the yin side, the emotions. The Sun in a woman's chart reflects her masculine disposition, whereas the Moon in a man's chart reflects his feminine side. The Moon-Sun conjunction is the most fulfilling aspect and the most desired in a male-female relationship as it complements each other well enough to tide over issues that are otherwise rather difficult. The Moon-Sun trines and sextiles establish harmony in a relationship over a sense of needing each other , and it may also not suggest longevity. Oppositions and squares between the Sun and the Moon brings a neutrality. Oppositions can suggest attraction, with levels of conflicting emotional exchanges. Squares suggest power struggles and imposes a question of authority.

Moon-Moon Inter-aspects

Emotional harmony and emotional expression becomes the theme of a relationship that caters to this planetary inter-aspect. With easier aspects like the sextile and trine coming in place with the Moons of those involved in the relationship, they will find common grounds of interest. There will be more sensibility involved, when they make a pleasing, comfortable, and a secure environment for each other. Challenging aspects like a square or an opposition can bring up contrasting aspects in personalities of the people involved. These inter-aspects can be tricky, making it difficult to adjust and tolerate, and bringing frustrations more often. They may find it hard to synchronize with each other.

Moon-Mercury Inter-aspects

A Moon-Mercury contact entirely depends on the emotional stimulus involved in the aspect. A Moon-Mercury inter-aspect integrates the Moon's emotionality with Mercury's intellect. Such a contact can be stirring or irritating depending on the nature of the formed aspect and one's reaction to the emotional stimulus. A harmonious conjunction between the Moon and Mercury can imply deep conversations and comfort in confiding in each other. Mercury brings in the subjects in conversations while the Moon incorporates feelings in them. Lively, insightful conversations are bound to happen in an opposition but these can occasionally go overly intellectual and detached from feelings. A Moon-Mercury square can be critical, unsympathetic, judgmental and insensitive. Other harmonious aspects like the trine and sextile between the Moon and Mercury encourage self-expression, appreciation, sympathy, and understanding.

Moon-Venus Inter-aspect

The most amicable and harmonious aspect that a Moon forms are with the planet Venus. Even a square in the lunar interrelation to Venus can imply a deep emotional high. An easy aspect, be it a trine or a sextile between the Moon and Venus, wards off any element of conflict and disharmony. There is increased genuineness and affection in the relationships formed from this aspect. Challenging aspects, i.e., a square or an opposition between the Moon and Venus, may lead to taking each other for granted, not appreciating the other, or possibly getting into conflicts over some issues.

Moon-Mars Inter-aspect

A Moon-Mars exchange involves both emotional and physical exchange of energies as the Moon implies emotions and Mars represents drive and energy, especially sexual drive. When the Moon and Mars conjunct each other, the attraction between the individuals involved is both physical and emotional. As this combination is the merging of yin (Moon) and yang (Mars) planets, there may arise instances when the qualities of Mars dominates over that of the Moon. Therefore, it is highly likely to go into conflicts. A difficult aspect like a square or an opposition between the Moon and Mars is substantially similar to that of the conjunction. Co-dependency in this aspect is not ideal, and the relationship may often fall into arguments. A Moon-Mars trine or sextile is a strong indicator of attraction since the Moon nurtures and calms Mars's ego. Such a relationship is instantaneous and instinctual.

Moon-Jupiter Inter-aspect

A Moon-Jupiter connection can imply mutual admiration as well as intense emotional fervor and zest for each other. Easy inter-aspects between the Moon and Jupiter like the trine or sextile come easy with attraction, gratitude, deep genuine feelings and infectious energy. Honest and candid communication is easier in this combination. A square or an opposition, on the other hand, can bring mood swings and misunderstanding following poor discretion, making it difficult to balance the emotion.

Moon-Saturn Inter-aspect

Conjunction, square and opposition inter-aspects between the Moon and Saturn are powerful in Synastry. An air of responsibility envelops over the sense of dependency in the relationship in such cases. When Saturn contacts with the Moon, the individuals involved in the relationship can restrict and further stabilize emotional expressions. When the Moon and Saturn come in sextile or trine, there is easy flow of energy between the individuals. They become more steady, reliable and supportive of each other.

Moon-Uranus Inter-aspect

A Moon-Uranus inter-aspect can seem exciting. There may be sudden attractions and overpowering desires in the initial stages of a relationship in unconventional ways. If the contact is a sextile or a trine, the intensity of this affinity may not diminish and die off, but instead it may mature into love. Hard, challenging aspects like the square or the opposition between the Moon and Uranus will likely divert the feelings of the initially formed desires to rebellion. Conjunction can be a powerful aspect that may result in emotional distance in the relationship.

Moon-Neptune Inter-aspect

When the Moon and Neptune make contact in synastry, the relationship may be idealistic or spiritual. An easy aspect like the sextile or trine between the Moon and Neptune potentially heightens intuitions and extends sympathy and sensitivity in a relationship. The individuals involved synchronize and their relationship is ideal. Tendency to misread and misunderstand each other's actions and intentions are high if the inter-aspect is a square or an opposition. A conjunction is a powerful aspect to occur which can go either way, depending on the nature of other aspects in the crossed horoscopes.

Moon-Pluto Inter-aspect

Moon forms the most difficult aspects with the planet Pluto when the Moon's emotionality becomes dangerously intense. This contact, however, could be good for an air Moon (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), but can be hard to handle otherwise. The bond established is strong as an anchor if the Moon and Pluto forms a trine or a sextile. The individuals become resilient to survive any difficulties that come their way. The relationship can be struggling with emotional conflicts if the aspect formed is a square or an opposition.