I see you. I know you.
People born with the moon in Scorpio have super powers. This isn’t bragging. It’s just the truth. The most powerful one, for me at least, is being able to see the general character and psychological makeup of everyone I meet. If I meet you, and get to spend more than 10 minutes with you, I will know you. Chances are I’ll know your secret pain, what its source is. I’ll know if you’re benevolent or vengeful even if you’ve learned to hide it well. I’ll know if you’re real or shallow and empty. I’ll know if you’re experienced and wise or blissfully immature. Particularly bothersome to my own psyche, I can ‘feel’ those very negative, malevolent energies that Christians might call ‘demons’ and psychologists might refer to as personality disorders or more serious mental illnesses such as psychopathy. I feel these heavy, distressing energies even if the person doesn’t speak at all. I can also feel a calm, an inner warmth, when I’m with someone whose psyche and temperament is in sync with my own and these are the people with whom I feel most at peace. Virtually without exception, these people are Scorpio, Capricorn, Cancer, Gemini and Leo suns, depending on the layout of the other planets in their chart.
Most importantly, I’ll know if you’re lying. About anything. I may not know exactly what your truth is to the letter (however many times I do) but I’ll know that what you’re saying isn’t it.
From the sound of this, one might think these are pretty sweet abilities to possess. You’d be wrong. I think most, if not all, Scorpio Moon people are actually empaths and from my own perspective, this is not an enviable state of being. Try being a sponge for a day or two. You’re nice and clean and feeling fine until you find yourself lying on a counter covered with spilled ketchup, food particles, coffee drips, caustic chemicals. There’s nothing you can do to preserve your own pristine cleanliness because you were created to absorb. You’d absorb everything that you came into contact with and alien things would cling to you whether you wanted it or not. It literally takes a lifetime to first learn that this is what’s happening to you and then to learn how to mitigate its impact on you. I believe Scorpio moons have the reputation of being emotional nutcases because many times, they’re dealing with the woes of the outside world in addition to their own on a very physical and emotional level.
I’m going to talk about the Scorpio Moon from my own personal perspective because it’s just bullshit trying to weed through the commentary about this placement from other, usually completely incompatible, signs who read a chart and surmise what our traits should be. I sort of like hearing what other signs have to say about their own compatibilities or inharmonious dealings with Scorpio Moon. But I cannot tolerate having anyone tell me who I am.
And that’s trait #1
There is so much that’s hidden within me, I’m not sure there’s a person on earth, other than my Scorpio Sun/Cancer Moon husband, that truly knows me. Unlike some descriptions of SM, I don’t hide things because I’m being disingenuous or trying to deceive anyone. There simply are not words that exist to describe most of the thoughts, emotions and feelings that go on in my mind and heart. I tried many times when I was younger and what comes out sounds pale and shallow and not good enough and, at worst, it comes out sounding glib and cheesy. To my own ears, anyway. When I speak about certain things that I feel or think that I’m very passionate about, deep-seated issues, they sound somehow disrespected and minimalized. To me, some things are inviolably sacred. To a mature SM, the ‘secrets’ that some say we love to keep are simply sacred things whose value to us should not be diminished, like the name of god, by speaking it.
On the other hand, yes, there are times we may keep secrets from people we do not want to hurt or to keep the peace within a potentially volatile situation. But we are straight-forward and truthful people and have no problem speaking our mind if we feel you can handle it…or if it will help in some way. But this is also one of the debilitating features of this moon placement. Most people can’t handle what SM has to say nor what they feel. So precious few people are allowed to get close enough to glimpse the full character of a Scorpio Moon. Their tragic experiences in life begin early and inform their emotions until the day they die. Everything matters, all is important and colder, airier, superficial signs find it frightening and ‘too much’ for them to handle. The simple fact is, these types of signs have usually not dealt with a fraction of the catastrophic life events that Scorpio Moons endure. One of these much-less-than-ideal scenarios will probably begin at birth.
The mother factor.
And that’s trait #2
Yes, we frequently drive people away with the sheer intensity of our thoughts, emotions, opinions, likes and dislikes. Especially when SM is young, life can be pure chaos. The debilitated mother situation is mentioned frequently with regard to SM and was certainly the case with me. My Leo mother’s schizophrenia began to manifest when I was 6 or 7 years old and possibly even earlier. I see no point in describing the terrifying aspects of this illness but Schizophrenia combined with a strong Leo sun meant that as a child, I had no self other than in relation to my mother. She was aggressively, angrily controlling and critical when I was young but this transformed into clinging fear and childlike behavior as her sense of reality eroded and suicidal actions increased over the years. I was her mother. And probably not a very good one because I was absolutely filled with resentment at her illness, that I had no mother, that I spent large amounts of time being shuffled between aunts and uncles while she was in a mental institution. I was angry for her that her life was ruined. I was angry at god for doing this to us. And then she died very suddenly at the age of only 51.
Yes, there were mother issues.
Ok, these kinds of revelations are draining and I intended to cover at least 5 traits but I’m going to have to take a break. Plus, honestly, I feel I’ve said too much and I’m repelled by the idea that some of you might feel sorry for me. One thing that I want to make clear to everyone about the moon sign of Scorpio…those of us who were born under this sign are absolutely, without exception, able to handle it. In some ways, we handle the chaos and heartbreak and personal tragedies that we are dealt in this life better than a Scorpio sun would do. Scorpio is fixed and in many ways, unbendable, but SMs have no choice but to flex and sway with the gales and strive on.
More to come….