Scorpio Moon. To be a non-entity or a super-entity. We see these two extremes in the Scorpio Moon position.
It is the Moon position of four extremely ambitious directors:
- Stanley Kubrick
- Francis Ford Coppola
- Steven Spielberg
- Bernardo Bertolucci
The common theme that runs through all these men’s movies is darkness, sexuality, the human condition, huge visions and epic exertions of will in the realization of those visions.
The bulk of the movies they have made reflect this Moon position to one degree or another. Kubrick and Coppola in particular have made movies that are what may be termed “dark and visionary.” No compromise productions. Spielberg is the slickest member of this list, though he has made one of the darkest films around-Schindler’s List.
There is a distinctly unpleasant quality in the men that have this moon position. I cite:
- Dave Mustaine
- Mark Wahlberg
- James Caan
- David Caruso
These men all share a noxious fume in their vibe. You would not want these guys on your trail.
On the other hand, it is the moon position of some of the most inoffensive and innocuous men around. I cite:
- Orlando Bloom
- Roger Federer
- Eric Clapton
- George Harrison
- David Schwimmer
- Ben Affleck
There is a feminine quality in their personalities, a sort of passive and enervated vibe. They come off as “nice” but there is more to them than this surface niceness because Scorpio is a sign of what is beneath the surface. In other words, they are not nice, though they may appear to be.
With the two types of manifestations of Scorpio Moon it is more a question of is it being expressed or repressed. This Moon position has a tendency to either repress emotions or overexpress them. In any case there is a lack of balance in the emotional nature.
There is either overbearingness or underbearingness. The motivation in both cases is control and domination of others.
Introverts that prefer Feeling over Thinking will tend to express the underbearing side of it. Extraverts that prefer Thinking over Feeling will tend to express the overwhelming side of it.
The moon is fallen in Scorpio, which means that this is the worst place to have the moon for the Moon’s significations. The main signification of the Moon is feelings, having and expressing them. As far as having feelings and being aware of them, the Scorpio moon often is, but its feelings are often too strong for them to be comfortable with them. As for expressing emotions they are either not openly expressed or they are expressed with such vehemence that others find it hard to take. It is a position of extremes.
Those that don’t find some way to express their emotions are going to be in bad shape. If held inside these very charged emotions will poison the nature of the person born with this Moon position.
There is an insensitivity and a denseness regarding the feelings of others as well, which will either be manifested visibly in noxious and insensitive behavior or will dwell deep down as an underground impulse. The latter may appear sensitive to other’s needs because they seem so nice and inoffensive but don’t be fooled by appearances. Scorpio Moon people are rarely truly nice.
They are instinctively manipulative and controlling primarily because they feel they cannot come into the open with their true attitudes, so they resort to emotional manipulation and domination and control. Many are cynical about human nature and disappointed in people. These people were not able to get the nurturance they needed and so resort to hidden behaviors to get their needs met. They feel that can’t come out into the open with their true feelings and desires. The least conscious of the bunch may be unaware of their feelings, even to themselves.
The Extraverts with a Thinking preference will tend to demonize something out there that represents their Scorpio Moon. These will be the types that will make overly assiduous cops and detectives for example.
Where there is Feeling in the nature it tends to make it too much. Where there is an absence of feeling it tends to make it even less. Too much femininity or too little.
The best side of the Scorpio Moon is expressed through a deep commitment to creative pursuits. It is self-sacrificing in the realm of making manifest a dark vision of apocalypse or in telling a tale of suffering and honest self-revelation, those type of things. It will go to hell to get its version of things out there. This probably occurs most in intuitive temperaments, introverted intuitive in particular.
Art that reflects this position
- The End, The Doors
- Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola
- Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Notes from The Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe
In ordinary life there is bound to be suffering. The native is not popular and does not fit in well with the common things of life, even if they pretend to. They have a definite secret life where only things that they know are known to them. On the surface they appear to be going along with things but they are really deeply subversive in their heart of hearts. They may appear easy-going and like doormats letting people walk all over them but there is more going on with that than the surface appearance of such acts. IN other words, they allow this to happen but there is a reciprocal thing going on there, they allow it in exchange for a certain hidden power. They are good at getting what they want in an indirect way.
- Find a way to express highly-charged emotions
- Find a person you can trust
- Keep a journal of feelings
- Come clean. Confess to someone
- Join a drama club
- Make a work of art that shows the rot and stench
- Express the unpleasant in some medium
- Watch and experience Scorpio Moon type art
I’ll list examples and explore themes of these types of feelings in art in future articles.
I realize I’ve said much in the foregoing that may seem nasty and insensitive but this is what I see based on observation. Much like a Scorpio Moon I don’t want to blunt what I see with sugary prose. Scorpio Moon is not an easy position to have the Moon in and it may be the hardest position. If you see this position in the natal chart know that the native will have much to overcome and come to terms with. There is a certain loneliness to this position that makes it hard for anyone to really know the person. It is difficult for them to communicate what they are feeling and many people don’t want to know about these darker feelings and impulses. The person who has this position often gets in their own way resorting to deceitful methods to get what they want. Their desire nature is very strong exciting them to unnatural cravings. It is often difficult for them to satisfy them through conventional means. There may be a need to explore taboo subjects and relationships, such as death and mortality and perverse sexual styles.
How the person will respond to these impulses will depend on their temp type. I see ISFJs having the greatest problems with it because they tend to lack insight and because they are introverted and emotional. This is a deadly combination for this Moon position. This is where the compression of impulses begins and there is a desire to shut them out because ISFJs are conventional types. They don’t want to be seen as weirdos.
An ESTP or ENTP might not have too much trouble with this position because Scorpio is the weakest sign for them. It may actually be helpful to them because of their general insensitivity to deep emotions.
As I said, introverts that prefer Feeling over Thinking will have a more difficult time with this Moon position because they are going to be embodying the Moon and Scorpio rather than experiencing it more objectively as something out there. However, they will be less inclined to act it out in a criminal act as an extravert might do.
An ENTJ with a Scorpio moon will just be an unpleasant son of a bitch. They are the type that will most externalize their Scorpio Moon. They will react to their environment in a particularly unpleasant way. They would be hard to be around unless you have a thick skin. But as for themselves they are not tortured by repression of these dark impulses, though they may be attracted to people that are. They might also be driven to get to the bottom of certain mysteries. They may become possessed with catching hard to get criminals, if they were police detectives.
Watch David Caruso in the movie King of New York to get an idea of what an ENTJ with a Scorpio moon is like.