When people talk about dealing with emotion, there is this sense that we are meant to have emotions wash over us like ocean waves. We should sit with them, feel them completely, cry a little if we need to, and then release them. That’s the idea, anyway. But when you have the Moon, which rules emotions, in an air sign, the story is very different.
Air signs live a life of the mind. When the Moon is in an air sign, all emotions have to go through a mental filter first before they ever get to the heart. And each air sign does it a little differently.
· Gemini Moons process verbally. A Gemini Moon could write a novella about their emotions before they ever feel them. Gemini Moons have a deep need to verbalize their feelings in order to process them. Gemini Moons also get overstimulated easily, and if they are denied an outlet, they tend to shut down. They may also bury themselves in research and information in order to understand what they’re feeling and give their minds something to do while the emotions work themselves out in the background.
· Libra Moons process by weighing their feelings. Libra is a sign that is deeply concerned with fairness, and someone with a Libra Moon needs to make sure that their feelings are justified before fully accepting them. Libra is also associated with partnership, so it is very common for a Libra Moon to bounce their feelings off of their partner or other trusted person. They require outside validation and benefit greatly by having their feelings reflected back to them.
· Aquarius Moons process by compartmentalizing. Aquarius, being ruled by Saturn, is an inherently structured sign. Aquarians tend to have a well-defined belief system and worldview, and they need to be able to fit their emotions into that system in order to understand and accept them fully. When an Aquarius Moon is confronted with something that doesn’t fit, they are likely to push that feeling away, and may even dissociate entirely. As a fixed sign, it can take a while for an Aquarius Moon to fully integrate their feelings, so they often step back and allow the process to happen behind the scenes.
While there are endless mitigating factors in every chart, all air Moons will share a few commonalities. They need to think their emotions before they feel them. They often need to process through words, and are capable of talking themselves into or out of feeling almost anything. It may not be the easiest place for the Moon, but when all is said and done, air signs are left with emotions that are crisp, clear, and placed in their proper context. And that sounds pretty good to me.
Do you have the Moon in an air sign? What is it like?