Expanding Your Consciousness
Aiming for Exponential Personal Growth
Seeing Other Perspectives
The moon represents our emotional nature, our security and deepest needs. It containts our basic habits and unconscious reactions related to our past karma and upbringing. It is associated with the mother and with feminine energy in general, it is both our inner child and mother. It is responsive, receptive, reflective and instinctual. In our personal chart it shows how we respond to our environment emotionally.
Moon Conjunct Mercury
All Moon-Mercury planetary contacts are concerned with the relationship and dynamics of the Moon's instinctual, feeling, and emotional tendencies, with the analytical and communicative abilities reflected by Mercury's natal chart position. This relationship is reflected in the type of inner relationship you have between unconscious personality functions and those of the separative conscious mind and ego.
The close conjunction of Moon and Mercury suggests a relatively open channel between your unconscious mind and your rational mind, but exactly how this relationship works is variable, with the strengths and weaknesses of each planet being displayed over time. Rationality assumes a higher priority, and conflicts will occur when lunar messages contradict Mercury messages. Repressing either Moon or Mercury principles is always possible, but not an advisable course of action, neither in the short nor long term.
You can be friendly and sociable, with others relating to you easily and often trusting you as a confidante, as they recognize your sympathetic understanding. The Mercury dimension appears as intellectual and imaginative abilities, as well as a positive attitude to life's experiences.
You believe that lessons can be usefully learned from whatever happens, and that experience is truly the best teacher. You can benefit from formal study, as you are able to absorb information relatively easily, but your ideal type of study is one which also involves an emotional component, so that the Moon is also included.
The main challenge is to unite both Moon and Mercury qualities consistently so cooperation, and not conflict, results. You need to distinguish between opposing inner messages, discriminating those instinctual, emotional and habitual, security patterns associated with the Moon from those which the Mercury-influenced logical mind presents.
These messages can be either complementary or conflicting and identifying them as such requires your self-understanding. Real success in life only comes when the partnership is harmonious.
Useful Moon Conjunct Mercury Crystals