The Sun and the Moon synastry is the most important indicator of the partners’ psychological and emotional compatibility. The conjunction is the strongest aspect; both trine and sextile can result in mutual attraction. An important factor is the Signs in which the Moon and the Sun are located even if they do not form a precise aspect. For example, if your Sun is in an Air Sign and your parnter’s Moon is in an Air or Fire Sign, then even without their obvious aspect you can expect a harmonious relationship.
Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?
Percy Bysshe Shelley — “To the Moon“
The Sun opposite or square the Moon synastry often signifies the attraction of the partners to each other which is complicated by problems and difficulties.
The Sun conjunct the Moon synastry
The Sun conjunct the Moon synastry embodies a natural principle of polarity between creative and perceptual factors. The “Solar” constantly seeks to influence the “Lunar”, dominating the emotional aspect of the relationships. If the “Solar” is a natural leader, this synastry turns out better (for example, if it is a relationship between a director and an actor). In other cases, the “Lunar” may feel in danger.
In intimate relationships of such partners, the Sun conjunct the Moon synastry is most likely to result in a strong mutual attraction, especially if the “Solar” is a man and the “Lunar” is a woman. In a reversed situation, the psychological superiority of the woman becomes a direct threat to the man’s pride. If the relationship is purely psychological or emotional, it becomes very complex and confusing.
In most cases, the Sun conjunct the Moon synastry partners become good friends. Mutual striving for creative activity allows them to successfully join forces in solving various problems.
Man’s Sun conjunct woman’s Moon
This type of Sun conjunct Moon synastry is great for bringing out the natural shine in the man as the woman is susceptible to it. The relationship will be dominated by the man, but the woman can play a protective maternal role. This aspect brings discernment and understanding to the partnership, as well as the traditional perspective on marriage. This relationship has creativity and feeling, two essential ingredients for a wholesome experience.
Woman’s Sun conjunct man’s Moon
This version of Sun conjunct Moon synastry symbolizes a woman-dominated relationship. Although there is a natural intimacy between the partners, the man eventually becomes a receptive follower of the woman. In such a relationship, various forms of resentment can emerge. If the man can take on a role that reflects the strength of the woman, this aspect can be the basis for a compatible union.
The Sun square the Moon synastry
The Sun square the Moon synastry characterizes a rather complex relationship in matters of love, family, and marriage. The “Lunar” considers the “Solar” insensitive and unbearable while the “Solar” considers the “Lunar” easily changeable, gloomy, and lazy. It is highly unlikely that these people can match each other in temperament, as well as in basic life principles and worldview.
There are significant disagreements on financial, business, and pedagogical (in relation to the upbringing of children) issues. The roots of the disagreements are often emotional (this is especially true for the “Lunar”). Under the Sun square the Moon synastry, the energy principle is in conflict with the family principle, and the severity of these differences depends on other aspects.
In marriage, the “Solar” can be inattentive and ignore, hurt, and annoy the “Lunar”, usually unintentionally. In such a relationship, the “Lunar” will need to resist his or her excessive sensitivity and a serious attitude towards trifles. However, the Sun square the Moon synastry does not lead to serious conflicts because the disagreements mainly have to do with different temperaments and can be resolved relatively easily, allowing the partners to achieve harmony.
Man’s Sun square woman’s Moon
This type of the Sun square the Moon synastry causes difficulties as the partners try to achieve their instinctive identity. They may have the same goal but, due to past experiences, each has a different idea of how to get there. The man must overcome his subconscious memories of his mother; the woman must stop succumbing to the subconscious notion of her father. If this is achieved, the relationship can work for the benefit of both partners.
Woman’s Sun square man’s Moon
This variation of the Sun square the Moon synastry causes difficulties in perception and understanding. Misunderstandings of feelings, points of view, and morals are common as each partner has an internal struggle related to sexual expression. The woman may doubt her femininity and the man may doubt his masculinity. This personal problem will color the relationship by blocking more important aspirations until each partner learns to overcome the anima/animus role permutations through which they test each other.
The Sun trine the Moon synastry
The Sun trine the Moon synastry corresponds to romantic and marital relationships, especially if the “Solar” is a man and the “Lunar” is a woman. In addition, Sun trine Moon synastry is successful for the business, family, home, and pedagogical and educational relationships.
The “Lunar” gladly absorbs the energy of creative self-expression of the “solar” who, in turn, receives the positive potential of the practical possibilities of the “Lunar”. The “Solar” actively takes the initiative and the role of a leader, if other aspects do not contradict this. The “Lunar” is quite capable of providing the necessary emotional calming effect for the “solar” personality.
Man’s Sun trine woman’s Moon
This type of the Sun trine the Moon synastry is characterized by cooperation without competition. True communication can manifest itself on many levels as each partner has the necessary qualities to balance the other. The “parental residue” in subconscious memories, which is part of the relationship, adds flavor, flair, direction, and meaning to what is already an excellent partnership.
Woman’s Sun trine man’s Moon
This version of the Sun trine the Moon synastry allows the woman to express herself easily. She tends to lead the relationship, and cooperation is easy for the man who relies on her advice, trusts her wisdom, and sees her as a guiding light. At the same time, by accepting the role of his own mother, he discovers great happiness in his family life.
The Sun sextile the Moon synastry
Sun sextile Moon synastry corresponds to a relationship based on cooperation and mutual understanding. At the same time, the “Solar” tends to be more active and influential. For a “man-woman” couple, the most favorable type of this synastry (in the sense of minimizing the number of disagreements) is when the man is the “Solar” personality and the woman is the “Lunar” one.
The Sun sextile the Moon synastry is especially good for family relationships and business partnerships.
The Sun opposite the Moon synastry
The Sun opposite the Moon synastry is fairly common in family and other committed relationships where the “Solar” is dynamically influencing and the “Lunar” is statically receiving. As far as conservative ideas of the family are concerned, the Sun opposite the Moon synastry works better when the “Solar” is a man and the “Lunar” is a woman. In this is the case, Sun opposite Moon synastry affects the emotional side of the relationship well stimulating the partners to harmonize the moral climate in the house.
Sometimes situations arise when the “Lunar” feels downed by excessive “Solar” who responds by considering the “Lunar” weak, indecisive and pessimistic. Sometimes the “Lunar” behaves absentmindedly and inconsistently toward the “Solar” partner, annoying them with melancholy. This harms the relationship greatly.
With the Sun opposite the Moon synastry, the creative, energetic principle opposes but still attracts the family, passive principle. This results in a robust exchange of emotions; they are quite different in nature but close in spirit. Much depends on other aspects which can show whether the attraction will be long-term or temporary. If the attraction is prolonged, the Sun will have a dominant influence and the partners can achieve a lot together. Unlike most other oppositions, the Sun opposite the Moon synastry is usually beneficial for marriage if other aspects support it.
Man’s Sun opposite woman’s Moon
This type of the Sun opposite the Moon synastry emphasizes the need to break through past parenting issues. The man works out the difficulties he had experienced with his mother while the woman works out the difficulties that she had with her father. As a result of this, each can help the other to grow and develop, but friction can easily arise in this process.
Each partner is forced to face the figures of anima (for a man) and an animus (for a woman). There is a transformation of subconscious expectations in relation to these figures. Man’s Sun opposite woman’s Moon is more difficult for marriage as the natural harmony required in a relationship is overshadowed by the need to get over early childhood experiences.
Woman’s Sun opposite man’s Moon
This version of the Sun opposite the Moon synastry brings out childhood memories of the man’s relationship with his mother. The woman seems to dominate the relationship while the man, against his will, begins to gain a new understanding of his childhood. The woman feels that she is burdened with a double role: beloved wife and mother, which she may not like at all.