The kind of trembling, breathless sex in novels and films really captures the imagination. Deeply bonding, emotional.. the closeness, the speaking your love with your body- that’s what it’s supposed to be, right? After all, what kind of emotional Neanderthal divorces emotions from sex??
Well, if you have a Mars Moon natal opposition, those things might not dovetail..at all. And why should it even be a problem? Personally I don’t see the point in being critical of our natural tendencies- which is basically what our natal charts show us. Know your preferences, your limits, and life flows so much better.
Mars is more than sex, and the Moon is more than emotional needs, but they have a natural relationship in sex.
On paper, Mars Moon opposition seems romantically problematic. It’s not a total package, it’s more like two packages. This particular opposition, in terms of sexual expression, might look like this: your sex drive isn’t driven by emotion, and your emotions don’t need sex to blossom.
You could be very matter-of-fact about your sexual appetite, not needing an emotional component at all. That’s not to say it’s not safer and nicer to get naked with someone who cares about you, and strategic and practical if you’re looking to build a relationship. But in terms of the satisfaction scorecard? To put it frankly, a good lay is a good lay; you don’t have to stare into each other’s soul.
And what about that emotional moon on the other side? Does it feel cold and left out? No, because it might very well be busy loving and caretaking even when sex isn’t part of the picture. It might be devoted to someone who, for some reason (distance? already married? star-crossed lovers? illness or disability? no sexual attraction?) you will never have sex with. You might deeply love someone, feel incredibly bonded, and yet either feel no sexual attraction or for some reason the physical can never be. Not Neptune pining, I do mean true love. A bit of twin flame action, even.
These are just some ideas for a Mars Moon opposition. Uncomplicated physical satisfaction and love not bound by sexual exclusivity? Sounds a lot better than soulless sex and sexless devotion, doesn’t it? Picture a bon vivant, who can love ‘em and leave ‘em, yet has romantic entanglements in every port. That might be you with a Mars Moon opposition.
I’m all for seeing the positives in our natural inclinations. Do you or someone you know have a Mars Moon opposition? Can you see how it plays out?