The Moon is our inner intuitive, unconscious and reactive self. The Moon more than any other planet, is tied to how we feel safe and secure in the world. It is also the most helpless part of ourselves and embodies lessons we learned in infancy before we could speak. A good understanding of the natal Moon can provide you with tools that finally bring you out of a state of helplessness and defeat to a sense of maturity and independence.
If you were born with the Moon in Scorpio, you have learned early in life that the world is unsafe and full of dangers lurking under the surface. You may have learned that survival is important from your mother, who had to go through some form of ‘survival’ before you were born or in her own family relationships. The mother is usually a fighter for her children and their security. Often, the mothers of Scorpio Moon children struggled with making sure the basic needs for security, food and shelter are being met. As a result, the sense of ‘fight and flight’ is a deep part of the inner world of the Scorpio Moon child. The part of the brain that reacts to danger tends to be most active.
In some cases, the survival instinct of the Scorpio Moon is related to dark secrets in the family dynamics that impact how much the mother feels secure. It is also no uncommon for the birth itself to be somewhat traumatic or involve medical intervention. However, even with the fear lurking around Scorpio Moon children they also learn deep attachment very early. This is not surprising because infants are completely dependent on their caregivers for survival. The infant must bond with the adults around them to meet their needs. Scorpio Moon children are by nature very attuned to the needs of others because they feel that their survival depends on it.
That is not to say they do not experience real love and care from their caregivers – they do. The mother tends to be passionately focused on the needs of the child. However, Scorpio Moon children often feel like their physical needs are the prime focus. The parents can focus on feeding them, clothing them or making sure they are healthy and safe. In the process, the emotional needs of this sensitive Moon can become neglected and eventually concealed. The stereotype of the Scorpio Moon as “secretive’” is somewhat disingenuous to their true nature which is raw and terribly honest. The concealment of their needs and true thoughts is a learned behavior.
The Scorpio Moon child starts out completely open to receive all signals from the world around it with no filter. They tend to pick up on the fears and worries of the adults with a unique sensitivity that they feel in their bodies. This is why Scorpio Moon children who do not learn to deal with their emotions tend to suffer from anxiety or nightmares. The worst thing you can tell a Scorpio Moon child is that “everything is ok” when they clearly feel their heart hammering in their chest. Sadly, many Scorpio Moon children learn to ignore their emotions and hide them even from their own conscious minds. It is very important that the adults around them tell them to articulate how they feel with words and teach them to respect their emotions. Some Moon signs thrive on playful distractions and games, but the Scorpio moon needs to feel involved in the family issues or they become fearful. If a crisis is happening in the house, it is a good idea to involve the Scorpio Moon in the solution. They need to feel involved in the dangers around them to feel secure. This means that if the parents are going through a hard time financially, it is better to tell the child that is the case and show them what steps are being taken to make things better. If one of the parents feels sad and angry, they should admit it to the Scorpio moon child and show them ways to cope with negative emotions. Otherwise the child will start to to second-guess they intuition and mistrust it.
Scorpio Moon children are actually very easy to appease with honesty and when you show a sense of competency. They do not like being treated as immature and like they are incapable of understanding the complexities of the adult world. They are also right not to tolerate such treatment because they can see behind the veil and intuit what the adults are feeling.
The adults around them may find it somewhat intimidating that the child knows so much and sometimes makes remarks about the true nature of their issues and fears. This ‘fear’ the adults feel around the Scorpio Moon child can be exceedingly hurtful because it signals to the child that something is wrong with them. The parents must show they value the Scorpio Moon’s insights. The Scorpio Moon child might blurt secrets that they shouldn’t but they should never be punished for doing what they naturally do best.
A Scorpio Moon child is a blessing to any family in many ways. Through them, the adults become aware of the wounds and skeletons in the closet and the hidden strengths they have to rise above their circumstances. The complicated family history would always be a theme in any home the Scorpio Moon is born into- but also would be the power, strengths and ambition of the family members. It is not uncommon for the Scorpio Moon child to be born into a poor family that becomes rich or a wounded family that becomes strong. They have a secret role in making things like that happen.
The women in the child’s family would tend to be influential figures who overcame many challenges. The men, too, can be fighters and athletes who teach the child how to win. The siblings of the Scorpio Moon tend to be very important, although the relationship with them can often be somewhat complex.
The Scorpio Moon needs to feel safe above all else. They have a storm inside of them that is composed of the fears of all the adults around them. They are too young to know that their worries are sometimes unrelated to real threats. They need to learn skills to articulate their fears and to respect them as valid. Otherwise, they will start to conceal their feelings from everyone – including themselves. They should also learn grounding techniques like breathing and meditation early on to feel secure even when their bodies react to danger. The adults can learn a lot from this child if they only stop and listen. If the adults fear the Scorpio Moon child, there is something for them to bring out of the shadows. This little sage with large all-knowing eyes is a blessing and a beauty to behold. They will make sure all the darkness comes out and turns into light.