MOON URANUS ASPECT ARCHETYPE
In astrology, Moon represents your innermost needs and feelings. Some astrologers think of the Moon as the soul, containing all your memories, desires, and your primal connection with your mother and the home.
Natal Moon aspects are highly personal – you tend to feel the energy of the aspecting planets deeply from a young age. You get attuned to the energy of the planet aspecting the Moon – it becomes familiar, like the comfort you may feel from your mother and your childhood home.
In many ways, Moon represents the comfort of your roots, of your past. Knowing your emotional roots helps you to know who you are.
In contrast to Moon’s sense of rootedness in one’s past, Uranus archetype contains the energy of tomorrow. Not tomorrow as a continuation of yesterday and today, but as a threshold that opens into the unexpected, the unknown. It represents endless possibilities for change and new ideas, but also threatens to disrupt the comfortable patterns and routines established in the past.
How do these two vastly different archetypes interact, both natally and in transit?
NATAL MOON CONJUNCT SQUARE OPPOSITE URANUS
SHOCK AND DETACHMENT IN EARLY HOME
Natal Moon represents your early home environment, as well as the mothering you experienced. Natal Moon conjunct, square or opposite Uranus may suggest a break in a relationship (either literally or emotionally) in your early home. There may be a sudden, unexpected event that results in separation, or an element of shock or detachment (perhaps emotional distance) in relation to your mother.
If the event was traumatic, such childhood experience could result in an increased anxiety and a feeling of not being safe in the world, or a sense of not having a comfortable place to belong – even well into adulthood. On the flip side, there may be a sense of being accustomed to experiencing sudden changes, which might help you feel more comfortable in making bold life decisions as an adult.
NURTURING YOUR INDIVIDUALITY
Moon Uranus aspect isn’t just about shock or separation at home. Another expression for this aspect’s potential is that of nurturing (Moon) your individuality (Uranus). Maybe your mother encouraged you to pursue the development of your unique talent, despite how different it may have seemed at the time.
Even without such encouragement, your early home environment might simply have allowed you to pursue your unique interest, whether it was writing, painting or performing etc. There may have been stimulating role models around you that helped you to think for yourself, and not be afraid to stand out. If enough support and encouragement were given during childhood, you might have grown up feeling confident and even proud of your individuality.
WELL KNOWN EXAMPLES OF NATAL MOON URANUS ASPECT
Here are just a few well known people that have natal Moon Uranus aspects. Note how individualistic they are:
- Author J.K. Rowling (the creator of Harry Potter series) has natal Moon conjunct Uranus. She wrote down her first story when she was five or six, and even then she knew she wanted to be a writer.
- Artist Andy Warhol (the leader of pop art movement) also had Moon conjunct Uranus. He was often bedridden as a child due to a disease in his nervous system – a time he used to draw and collect pictures of movie stars.
- Donald Trump has Moon opposite Uranus. His Moon is in opinionated Sagittarius – Regardless of what people may think about him, he is someone that isn’t afraid to express his views – and be different as a result.
- Salvador Dali, a famous eccentric painter, had Moon square Uranus, and so did stunt performer Evel Knievel.
TRANSIT URANUS CONJUNCT SQUARE OPPOSITE MOON
UNEXPECTED EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Uranus transit tends to break established patterns, so it’s frequently surprising regardless of what you expect. Transit Uranus conjunct, square or opposite Moon may affect your family and/or your own emotions in unexpected ways.
The more challenging expression of this transit is the potential for separation affecting your home and family. This does not have to be a tragic development, but more a natural course of life, such as your kids growing up and leaving home, or a job change affecting your living condition, etc.
Changes of established routine does not have to be traumatic – rather, it could be invigorating to be thrust into a new situation, where you’ll have to form new emotional bonds, or learn how to take care of your own needs and emotions in a new way.
A TIME TO REINVENT YOURSELF
The active, empowering way to make use of Uranus Moon transit (and probably the true symbolic intent of this planetary combination) would be to work on releasing stagnant emotional patterns, so that you regain your emotional vitality and a vibrant sense of self.
If you’ve been feeling trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, perhaps during this transit you might suggest to share an exciting new adventure (a new hobby, travel, etc) together with your partner, which might introduce a new pattern in your interaction.
This is also an excellent time to ask yourself “What action am I not taking, that would make me truly happy if I did it?” and “What am I afraid will happen if I did?” Or “What emotional pattern am I ready to let go of?” and “Once I release this pattern, what needs to take its place?”
If you can use this period to reprogram your emotional patterns, you may find yourself energized and more confident in expressing your individuality.
Do you have a natal Moon Uranus aspect? Or are you going through a Uranus Moon transit right now? Please feel free to share your thoughts and experience in the comment section.