Gaining Greater Inner Harmony
Perceiving the World More Clearly
Admitting Your Flaws
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 Opposition Mercury
With the Opposition, friction between Moon and Mercury results in emotions, instincts, and feelings pulling in one direction, and rationality, logic and the conscious mind moving in the opposite. This inner disharmony then manifests through projections onto the external world. As long as this inner division remains unresolved, relationship conflicts will persist.
Decision-making can prove difficult, and you may rely on others deciding things for you, as you cannot determine whether to follow your instincts, your emotions or your rationality. Inner unity, when internal messages coincide, is a rare experience for you. This situation can stultify actions and choices, distorting perceptions and judgment. Confusion often results, with regular changes of mind and heart often disrupting relationships.
Sometimes attempting to break through an impasse may force you to act impulsively and instinctively, with variable results. And responses can be emotionally biased, devoid of rational evaluation or common sense. Alternatively, Mercury can dominate, with an extremely cold perception which only succeeds in temporarily denying any emotional feeling at all.
You can be insensitive and offensive to others, unaware of a lack of tact, sensitivity, and diplomacy, although you are quick to rise to others who criticize you personally. Like everyone else, there are times when you will be wrong in life, as no one is infallible. You may, however, need to learn how to better admit your mistakes. Otherwise, increasingly imbalanced, unconscious emotional patterns will distort your inner messages and life perceptions, diminishing your abilities for clear thinking and clear communication.
Compulsive talking, lacking in depth and content, is often a compensation for real connection. With the Mercury influence, rationality and objectivity are required to help rebalance inner disharmony. The challenge is to integrate these two opposing messages. Until some progress is made, self-expression will be restricted and distorted.
Your lunar patterns of emotional need, dependency and reliance on security and stability would benefit from some Mercury clarity and awareness. With self-understanding and integration between your emotional and rational nature you can start to live a better life. Favoring either planet creates conflict, but honoring each planet is the route to wholeness, and the key to resolving this psychological imbalance.
Useful Moon Opposition Mercury Crystals