Moon Square Mercury

"I am capable of finding inner balance and embracing change to overcome conflicts within myself."

Opportunities
Healing Yourself Through Communication
Projecting Your Focus Externally
Goals
Overcoming Your Inner Conflicts
Get Past Your Defensiveness
 

Moon Aspects

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 a profound inner tension, stress, and frustration. This tension calls for a radical inner adaptation to rebalance the conflicting energies of your conscious mind and the protective lunar habit patterns. This internal friction can manifest as unconscious lunar domination of your rational mind, where deep emotions and feelings subvert thought processes, leading decisions, judgments, and objective evaluations to be influenced by emotionally charged attitudes. These unconscious attitudes and values can condition present choices, with issues from the past still dominating your current life. Essentially, head and heart are in conflict within you, and decisions are made according to whichever is dominant at any given time.

This temporary supremacy can vary, much like a pendulum movement, often related to the sign, house, and element that each planet occupies. It may be that one planet consistently dominates, causing the other to become repressed. If Mercury dominates, then the Moon's activity can sink deeper into the unconscious mind, subtly and pervasively influencing you from a hidden position where the emotional coloration is less noticeable to you than to others. Conversely, if Mercury is repressed, rationality and logic may diminish, and choices may be influenced by insistent emotions, instincts, and feelings, with habit patterns biased towards providing the sense of safety you lack.

When attempting to restore inner balance, you may observe that Mercury begins to excessively rationalize feelings and emotions. If this persists, you may start to deny the validity of your emotions and feelings, thereby repressing your Moon sensitivity and creating another imbalance. This disharmony between your conscious and unconscious levels often results in inner tension that manifests as highly nervous activity. To others, this can come across as insecurity and self-doubt, potentially leading to psychosomatic illnesses and digestive issues.

Another challenge could emerge from self-centeredness and separatist ways of living and expressing yourself. 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 might react with aggressive defensiveness without first considering the validity of the other point of view. Suggestions from others that you may be wrong can make you feel insecure, often leading to defiant and compulsively assertive responses. Paranoid feelings can accompany this reaction, making you emotionally touchy and prone to misunderstandings and communication breakdowns.

Even with closer friends, acquaintances, and family, this pattern of defensiveness and insecurity can persist, albeit with less belligerence. When issues of personal security are central, Mercury is repressed by a dominant Moon, leading to a lack of objectivity and self-understanding, coupled with a surfeit of emotional bias. This can weaken your ability to discriminate between reality and illusion, fact and fiction. You might evade necessary inner changes by engaging in continual chatter, creating unsatisfactory relationships and wasting energy that could be used positively to alleviate internal stress through self-understanding.

Begin the process of change by leveraging your strength: communication with those with whom you feel safe. In these moments, a touching and sentimental emotionality about such relationships is revealed. Relationships could improve if you were less self-preoccupied, recognizing others' needs as equally important as your own, and offering the attention and care you wish to receive. Directing your attention externally can help you become aware that others have equal needs and difficulties. Through mutual support and understanding, all can benefit and lead more fulfilling lives. Reflect on this: How can you cultivate a balance between your emotional depth and rational clarity to foster healthier relationships and self-understanding?