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Sun opposition Moon

Born with Sun opposition Moon means that you were born around the time of a full moon. The fullness of the moon’s light on the day of your birth symbolizes the importance of an ideal life purpose, relationship, or belief system you wish to manifest. Having your moon in opposition to your sun also reflects a thematic polarity of self-versus other. This indicates that relating with others will be a continual source of learning for you. Relationships and the feedback they provide bring needed objectivity to you and help in clarifying your life purpose. It will be important for you to learn to integrate your own inner tensions, so as not to project your own issues into your relationships. Similar to the tidal force of a full moon, your emotional expression can be powerful and dramatically impact those around you when it is unleashed. Ideally you can discover a larger context or greater cause to express the tension between your sun and moon inside.

Sun opposition Moon is the second most important aspect in astrology, behind Sun conjunction Moon. The reason is, that the Sun and Moon are the equal most important bodies in the heavens, and the opposition comes just behind the conjunction in strength. Life on earth depends on the relationships between Sun and Moon, as seen and felt from Earth. When Theia collided with Earth, it tilted our planet to allow the seasons. The formation of the Moon from the debris of the giant impact was, and remains, essential to keeping our planet from hurtling into space. The earliest records in stone point to the obsession with understanding this cosmic relationship, with the prediction of full and new moons, and lunar and solar eclipses becoming an exact science. Sun opposition Moon in the natal chart creates a competitive, sometimes confrontational nature. The major themes in life are polarities, extremes, and understanding. Through pitting oneself against the other, greater self-understanding is attained. This process involves much stress and tension, a constant battle against the adversary. As if looking in a mirror, the understanding of the subconscious self comes through conscious questioning of the other. You investigate your inner nature and behaviour, through the reactions they provoke in other people and events around you. This gives you a different perspective, evolving your sometimes blinkered nature over time. Gaining knowledge of the facts, or conscious reality, is the path to trusting your subconscious, your intuition and instincts. When young, you may be more of a scientist and sceptic, but with age, you learn to balance the conscious and the facts of the Sun, with the subconscious and the mysteries of the Moon. Compromise and negotiation will be mastered.

Sun opposition Moon

People born when the Sun opposes the Moon have an internal struggle between their needs and their wants. In contrast to the Sun-Moon conjunction personality, the Full Moon personality is inclined towards lack of focus and indecision. Their ability to be objective is both an asset and a liability, simply because when they decide on one route, they are pulled in another direction at the same time. Something tugs at them, and they begin to question their stance. “But what if…” and “on the other hand…” are statements they can’t help making and that plague them. While Sun conjunct Moon people have an Aries style about them, Sun opposition Moon natives have a distinct Libra energy about them, in that they are always aware of the opposing point of view, the other side of the coin, and so forth. Their inner struggle is most obvious in their vitality, as both the Sun and the Moon strongly influence the vitality. They have many ups and downs, and it is hard to know if it is physical or emotional. In fact, it’s likely both. These people might spend a week working hard, and the following week they lack motivation and find it hard to accomplish much. Their energy fluctuates more than most people, and it is very much a reflection of what is going on inside. The messages they received in their early lives in terms of what was expected of them were conflicting, and even opposition. Some people born under the Full Moon viewed their parents as two very different and separate individuals who each wanted something very different from their child. Their parents or parent figures “stood for” two very different things, and their child internalized this. There may have been some emotional frustration in connection with the father and a stifling of the go by the mother.

It is hard for Sun opposition Moon people to find happiness within themselves. They tend to look outside of themselves for fulfilment. They are inclined to form serious relationships at an early age, simply because of this tendency to try to find an answer to happiness from an “other”. They are prone to divorce, partly because of this prematurity, and partly because their needs are complicated. Full Moon people are also more apt to seek counselling because of this need to find answers. These people appear to be very self-aware. They entertain a myriad of different points of view and perspectives. They are excellent psychologists and are able to read character and uncover motivations–but with an important caveat: if they are too emotionally close to the situation, they fumble. The truth is, although they appear to know much about how people tick, they spend a good part of their lives uncovering more of themselves and learning about themselves. Generally, this is done through comparisons or through the mirror of relationships. They can most certainly frustrate the people who are close to them with their indecisiveness and frequent changes of mind (and of heart). A word to those who deal with this on a day-to-day basis: their changes of heart are not a form of insincerity–they are the result of an internal struggle that is very real and very confusing to live with! Sun opposition Moon people can be temperamental, insecure, and very sensitive. The ability to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, and to consider other points of view, is a true asset.

Sun opposition Moon may represent an internal struggle

However, at some point in their lives, they need to uncover what it is they truly want. This comes easy to New Moon people and can be a life-long struggle for Full Moon people. On the other hand, it is extremely easy for a Full Moon personality to understand others’ points of view–something that doesn’t come as easily to a New Moon personality. Sun opposition Moon people are generally interesting and complex. Born under a Full Moon, they can be a bit “loony”, perhaps manifesting itself in a unique sense of humour. Look for a planet that might trine and sextile the Sun-Moon opposition for a way to release the tension the opposition creates. Somehow, some way, through that planet, its sign, and its house position, the Sun opposition Moon person can find an “answer” to the struggle. Look also to the sign polarity involved for more details of the struggle. If it’s Aries and Libra, for example, there is a conflict between two equal drives to be independent and to depend on others. People born with a Sun-Moon tension can spend much of their lives struggling to balance the principles of the Sun and the Moon within their personalities, and will bring this struggle to some degree into their relationships. The urge to form meaningful relationships is generally powerful, but relationships can be as much of a struggle to these natives as the inner conflict is to themselves. This inner conflict occurs with the square, opposition, and quincunx. The desire to find meaningful relationships is stronger than it is when the natal Sun and Moon form a sextile or trine, and early relationships, in particular, can be challenging until the stressful aspects are recognized as an inner tension.

A woman with Sun opposition Moon, who had lived through her parents’ difficult divorce as a child, complained that her husband seemed to be quite complacent about their marriage, simply expecting that it would work out without much effort. His Sun and Moon form a sextile. When faced with a relationship problem, her instinct was to work on it actively, but her husband did not see such a need. In fact, he did not “see” the problems as clearly as his wife did. He felt that she was looking for problems that didn’t exist, while she felt he was taking the relationship for granted by not addressing problems as they arose. A stressful Sun-Moon aspect seems to imprint the native with the (often unconscious) expectation that relationships can very easily fail, and the natives will be especially aware of conflicts in partnership, taking them to heart. The upside of this natal conflict is found in this sensitivity itself! Those with a Sun-Moon opposition, in particular, are generally willing to work out problems in a relationship due to their acute awareness and sensitivity to the conflicts that arise in their partnerships. However, if they face a partner who denies the problems exist in the first place, as in the example above, they can easily become frustrated. This is because learning and growing through relationships is a basic urge – so basic that it is a need. These natives are learning about themselves through their relationships, and need partners who are willing to be a part of that process.


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