People born with the Moon conjunct Mars are feisty little fuqers, pugnacious and highly aware of their emotional boundaries. It’s almost like they see their psyche as turf that they run, like a gang boss or maverick cop. They’re brave as all get-out and don’t duck the self-awareness. Whether or not you are born with this snazzy aspect, you can ping off it once a month. When the Moon is in even the same sign as Mars, you’re hotwired straight to your psyche. People with unresolved issues tend to get tetchy or drive like maniacs. If you’re together or deliberately working this alignment for insight, you can use it to identify and overcome obstacles.
For example, the Moon conjunct Mars is fab for overcoming body-image angst and just showing up at the beach already. Or for flinging yourself into a sport/new workout regime. It’s when you can recruit the Warrior strength of Mars to augment your psyche. Or bring more intuition to your tactical, assertive process. A conjunction means that the two astral energies have to get along, like it or not. It is the strongest aspect of all. So there are three different Moon-Mars scenarios to think about. (And, by extension, this applies to any aspect in astrology.)
Their Deepest Instincts Are Hot-Wired Into Their Go-Getter Persona
(1) Natal conjunction – aka you’re born with it. This is the definition for that from my Astral DNA birth chart report.
Moon-Mars is the snazzy Bruce Lee conjunction. He had it in Scorpio. Regardless of the sign, Moon-Mars people have their deepest instincts hot-wired into their go-getter persona. If the instincts are good, they’re formidable. Bad instincts? They’re acted upon with the same alacrity. These people are most relaxed when hurtling around pursuing a quest. Margaret Atwood – author of The Handmaids Tale – has this. They are fearless and nimble on emotional turf others would hesitate to even enter. Another Moon-Mars woman: The poet Edna St Vincent Millay: “…My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light…”
(2) The Monthly Moon conjunct Mars – when the Moon crosses Mars. You can see this in the Moon Calendar if you know the current sign Mars is in. It’s also covered in the Horoscopes, usually mentioned when Mars is in your sign or it’s a particularly notable Moon – New, Full or an Eclipse. It’s a zippy little zone for asserting your rights and having courageous conversations.
(3) Mars transits to your Natal Moon. These can feel confrontational as in your comfort zone is invaded. But, with awareness, they’re opportunities to build strength and emotional muscle.
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