Healing Yourself Through Communication
Projecting Your Focus Externally
Overcoming Your Inner Conflicts
Get Past Your Defensiveness
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 Square Mercury
The Square aspect between the Moon and Mercury indicates inner tension, stress and frustration. There's a need for a radical inner adaptation to rebalance these conflicting energies of your conscious mind and protective lunar habit patterns.
One likely imbalance is an unconscious lunar domination of your rational mind, where thought processes are subverted by deep emotions and feelings, with a consequence that decisions, judgments and objective evaluation are influenced by emotionally charged attitudes. Such unconscious attitudes and values can condition present choices, where issues from the past still dominate your current life. Simply put, head and heart are in conflict within you, and so decisions are made according to whichever is dominant at any given time.
This temporary supremacy can vary, like a pendulum movement, often related to the sign, house, and element that each planet is in. It may be that one planet consistently dominates, and the other becomes repressed.
If Mercury dominates, then the Moon activity can sink deeper into the unconscious mind, influencing you more subtly and pervasively from a hidden position where the emotional coloration is less noticeable to you than to others. If Mercury is repressed, then rationality and logic may diminish, and choices may be influenced by insistent emotions, instincts, and feelings, and habit patterns may become biased towards providing the sense of safety you lack.
Sometimes you may observe that, when attempting to restore inner balance, Mercury begins to excessively rationalize feelings and emotions. If this is allowed to persist, you may start to deny the validity of your emotions and feelings, and in doing so repress your Moon sensitivity, creating another imbalance.
Prompted by disharmony between your personality's conscious and unconscious levels, you often feel inner tension that then manifests itself as highly nervous activity. It comes across to others as insecurity and self-doubt, and can lead you to suffer psychosomatic illness and digestive problems.
Another problem could emerge from self-centeredness and separatist ways of living and forms of expression. For a sense of stable security, you may rely on fixed attitudes, beliefs and values, and such inflexibility can create relationship difficulties. When someone else's opinion differs from yours, you can react with aggressive defensiveness without first considering the validity of the other point of view.
You hate suggestions from others that you may be wrong, as this makes you feel insecure. Your response to this is often defiant and compulsively assertive. Paranoid feelings often accompany this reaction, and you can be very touchy emotionally, often triggering off misunderstandings and communication breakdown.
With strangers you often feel insecure and on the defensive. Even with closer friends, acquaintances, and family this pattern persists, although with less belligerence.
When issues of personal security are central, Mercury is repressed by a dominant Moon. Because of this, you can lack objectivity and self-understanding, and have a surfeit of emotional bias. Sometimes your ability to discriminate between reality and illusion, fact and fiction, is weak.
You often evade making necessary inner changes by engaging in continual chatter. This creates unsatisfactory relationships and wastes energy which could be used positively to change internal stress through self-understanding. You can often be full of unresolved questions, uncertain of what you really think and feel about life and people, even though you defend whatever thoughts you are presenting.
Start the change with what you’re good at: communicating with those with whom you feel safe. At these moments a touching and sentimental emotionality about such relationships is revealed. Relationships would improve if you were less self-preoccupied, seeing others' needs as being as important as your own, and giving to others the attention and care you would like them to give to you.
Attention needs to be directed externally for you to become aware that others have equal needs and difficulties. Through mutual support, all can benefit and have a more enjoyable life.
Useful Moon Square Mercury Crystals