Moon – Mercury Aspects in the Natal Chart
Moon conjunct Mercury
With Moon conjunct Mercury, these people sometimes have a direct pipeline to their emotions and feelings, and are able to talk about them easily. On the other hand, there can be a tendency to rationalize feelings to the point that feelings are rarely felt. This is because the Moon is the feeling function and Mercury represents the lower mind–the part of our minds that processes information, analyzes impressions, and sorts things out. In some ways, Moon conjunct Mercury is similar to Moon in Gemini.
These people are generally quite expressive and animated in their speech. They have outstanding memories and tend to pick up a lot of information from their environment. These people love to chat and to exchange ideas. Even if they are shy, once you’re friends, they love to talk about pretty much anything under the sun, and they do enjoy sharing stories from their past! For the most part, they are focused on day-to-day activities in their communications rather than on grander philosophies.
Moon conjunct Mercury people are accommodating and curious, but they are not as well equipped to handle heavy emotional demands. They thrive on change and variety. Some are addicted to gossip! Most, however, are simply very curious about others.
Instead of allowing themselves to feel on a pure level, these people are constantly asking themselves how they feel. The need to define their feelings rather than experience them as is can be a problem. On the other hand, they are experts at communicating with sensitivity. They are also true problem solvers–completely confident that any predicament can be solved by analyzing the issue and logically arriving at an answer. They are helpful people who possess an inherent and natural concern for others.
Sometimes, their advice feels a little bit too logical and rational…sometimes. But there are usually good intentions behind these tidbits. Mind you, when they are moody, it can be difficult to understand them, as they are very subjective and have problems expressing themselves clearly. There is also a distinct sensitivity to criticism, or perceived criticism, of their ideas and intellect.
There is a twinkle in their eyes, and these people are never short on humor. They are playful and versatile–they make fun companions and interesting friends. They listen! Yes, they do talk and occasionally interrupt in their excitement, but they are curious people who do want to hear what you have to say, and that is a real pleasure. In fact, they are more able than most people to get you talking, simply because they are very receptive and sympathetic.
Some Famous People with Moon conjunct Mercury: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Clint Black, Whoopi Goldberg.
Moon square or opposition Mercury
There is a conflict here between the head and the heart. The emotions tell them one thing and the mind tells them something else. The result is a wavering, and a see-saw effect is most evident with the opposition–emotional to the point of irrationality at one moment, and logical the next. How to blend the head and the heart is a constant struggle for these individuals, usually because there is a tendency to resist blending them!
These people love to chat, enjoy story-telling and writing/poetry, and usually possess a sparkling wit! They are animated when they speak, and have a sense of humor that others appreciate simply because it’s very imaginative. Some are especially adept at satire. You can usually tell their moods by how much they’re talking. When nervous or excitable, they talk up a storm.
Moodiness is a characteristic, definitely, and an especially subjective nature makes them prone to hypersensitivity. It usually has to do with the fact that they take in so very much from their environment. This is also one of the reasons why they tend to be indecisive.
While Mercury conjunct Moon people tend to be quite consistently rational, the hard aspects of Moon-Mercury generate a swing between irrational and rational thoughts and feelings. This rarely transfers into action, however. It’s pretty much something that takes place “upstairs” in the mind, although others are sure to see the struggle from time to time.
These people are always interesting, and usually funny. They have a tendency to misrepresent themselves with what they say from time to time, but they’re charming, if a little kooky, friends.
Some Famous People with the Moon in Hard Aspect to Mercury: Squares – Cameron Diaz, Sheena Easton, David Byrne; Oppositions – Judy Blume, Kirk Douglas, Mary Tyler Moore, John Travolta, Tina Turner.
Moon sextile or trine Mercury
It is easy and natural for those born under a harmonious aspect between the Moon and Mercury to make easy conversation, to be inquisitive and interested in the world around them, and to express themselves well.
With the ability to make sense out of emotions and feelings, these people have common sense and help others out readily and willingly. Need some good advice? Turn to these people. They factor in emotional considerations, and tend to treat you as an individual, hearing your problems in this manner. In other words, they won’t be quick to judge you.
They believe that problems can be solved with logic, but their answers are not insensitive or “too” rational ones. It is not everyone who can call upon the head and the heart and come up with something coherent, without dishonoring either faculty.
These people are attracted to the written word, especially poetry and imaginative stories. Many possess talent in writing and/or speaking, as they are able to weave considerable imagination and animation into either. Most are wonderful listeners. They do enjoy talking, but they are curious and interested enough to truly listen when others speak. They pick up others’ feelings and body language readily.
The trine aspect is the more dynamic of the two harmonious aspects. Those with the sextile can call upon these traits when needed, and those with the trine between the Moon and Mercury have incorporated the traits of the aspect into their personalities, expressing them naturally and consistently.
Some Famous People with Moon in Harmonious Aspect to Mercury: Sextiles – Kate Hudson, Wilem Dafoe; Trines – Ray Bradbury, Jamie Lee Curtis, James Caan, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Naomi Judd, R.D. Laing, Lucille Ball, Sophia Loren, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dan Rather.
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Interpretations written by Annie Heese.