Astrologers have known about the wounded Moon for centuries, but
most psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists are totally
oblivious to how this affliction affects the life of an
What is a Wounded Moon?
When the outer planets of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto form
a negative relation to a person's Moon in their birth chart,
they are emotionally wounded. This is not a rare occurrence. It
is often found in the charts of many people.
It is important to realize that the Moon in your birth chart
shows how you receive and give nurturing. When our Moon is
afflicted by the outer planets, we often feel totally unstained
emotionally by life.
A skilled astrologer can see these aspects immediately and can
determine how these planets impact your emotional life.
Here Are Some Indications of a Wounded Moon:
When Saturn has a negative relationship to the Moon in the
birth chart: Saturn has often been called "the leaden
planet" because its dark energy leads a person to feel heavy,
emotionally depressed, and blocked from any sense of inner
nurturing. They are often unaware of the cause of this
depression. This person was born depressed, because their life
began in a depressing environment. The nurturing energy of the
mother (the Moon) was denied them. Even though the mother may be
present after birth, the child gets the message that she is cold
and uncaring. This Saturn aspect indicates that the mother does
not sustain the child emotionally. There may be karmic
conditions in which she has no choice. But, regardless of the
circumastances, the child feels unloved and unprotected by the
When Uranus has a negative relationship to the Moon in the
birth chart: When Uranus afflicts the Moon it creates a
volatile energy and indicates an emotionally rebellious
individual. They cannot tolerate any restrictions or boundaries
in their personal life. They may have had some traumatic birth
experience where they had a hard time getting out of the womb.
This experience could be the cause of why they have such strong
reactions to being restricted in any way. Their attitude toward
their mother or other family members may be unreasonable and
emotionally reactive. They seem to be very touchy individuals
and can "fly off the handle" in an instant.
When Neptune has a negative relationship to the Moon in the
birth chart: A Moon that is afflicted by Neptune often
reveals a deep sadness in the person. They feel that they were
abandoned by the mother and feel totally unsustained by her.
This condition creates very deep emotional needs and often leads
the person to become a caretaker of others in order to feel
nurtured themselves. They have a great "need to be needed" and
will often sacrifice their own life caring for others. In this
way, they feel connected emotionally. They have a strong feeling
that they have never had a home and feel cut off from any inner
When Pluto has a negative relationship to the Moon in the
birth chart: This is a very deep and painful affliction
which creates tremendous anxiety within the individual. When
there is even a hint that their security is threatened, they
will burst out in a most terrifying rage. Much of this exists in
their imagination, but nevertheless, very real to them. To most
people the event that triggered the rage seems like a very minor
one. The negative outburst seems totally uncalled for. This
person is always "putting out fires" which don't really exist.
They often react with such intensity that people tend to avoid
their company. They can be very coercive and emotionally
demanding, and they find it practically impossible to adjust
their needs to the needs of others. They are simply too busy
trying to take care of their own security needs to be bothered
by those of other people.
If you suspect that you may have a wounded Moon, talk to a
skilled astrologer. He will help you understand how you are set
up emotionally and will provide you with suggestions on what you
can do to change or work with the energy.
(c) Randall Curtis is a professional astrologer with world-wide
clients. Click on SkySage.com to gain
quick and valuable insights into your Moon, your relationships,
your true work, and your life purpose.