MOON SQUARE NEPTUNE
This aspect is a seat of inner tensions. The tension of the square gives us motivation. Squares are dynamic aspects that give us the drive to succeed. What begins as an inner problem is overcome or accepted, and then becomes a door to understanding.
It is important to understand that the Moon rules the home and the family. It also rules the emotions, feelings, sensitivities and moods, while Neptune is spiritual, dreamy, imaginative and has escapist tendencies. These are two planets that are naturally ruled by water signs, which would be Cancer (the Moon) and Pisces (Neptune). Water Signs are known for their intuition, emotional depth and intensity.
This aspect is prone to heavy moods and bouts of depression. Often times this aspect will leave an individual without a grip on reality and often times sinking further and further into fantasy and imagination. In other words, this aspect runs away with its imagination. If you can literally picture a spider web and visualize it loaded with emotions, that is what a web of emotions looks like. If the individual under this influence is mature enough, then through time they have probably learned how to pull out the softer side of themselves so that they can channel their emotions constructively, rather than destructively.
The Moon squaring Neptune can leave an individual so confused that they have trouble separating fact from fiction. The loss on reality is so great that depression sets in and everything around them becomes disorganized, out of order and downright dirty. The clean watery elements become more like a cesspool of emotion. This is where the escapist tendencies come into play. The individual becomes so overwhelmed with emotion, confusion and disorder that they want to get away from it all, which in typical fashion would mean they would turn to drugs, alcohol or food. The best choice of course would be to channel the energy into a creative or artistic pursuit since Neptune is incredibly spiritual and artsy. While writing this I became curious about Vincent VanGogh wondering if he lost touch with reality and then whacked off his ear and sure enough, Vincent VanGogh had his Moon squaring Neptune and struggled with mental illness.
Reality vs. Imagination is a real problem with this aspect as the individual tries to meld their emotional view with the physical world. When this aspect shows up in the natal chart of an individual, then that person is likely to have some sort of mental illness or distortion with reality. When this aspect shows up as a transit and influences the population at large for one day, it makes everyone seem as though they have lost their marbles for the day.
This aspect can also make an individual escape their responsibilities at work or home because they just don't want to 'deal with it'. These individual's are not rejected by others, as much as they reject others.
This square does have psychic and mediumistic tendencies. If the individual can use these gifts to self-examine intellectually, rather than emotionally, then they can lead healthy and productive lives without harm to themselves or to others through their own self-undoing.
There is a nice charm to this aspect where an individual can get just about anyone to help them out, which could easily make others the 'enablers'. Now click the graphic for your Sun Sign below and go read today's Daily Horoscope, plus your Monthly, Yearly and Generational Horoscope.
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