Moon opposite Venus will bring a bit of zest to what otherwise would be a soft, compliant, custard-pie combination. Having the two most feminine bodies in astrology in opposition makes for an interesting tug of war between the glamorous, but impossibly vain lover and the caring, self-sacrificing mother. Moon opposite Venus could well feel torn between her loving mothering duties and satisfying her sensual desires. When this happens, one end of the opposition gets projected. One manifestation with Moon opposite Venus is a person obsessed with making everything gorgeous, perfect and idyllic while bemoaning the kids with their sticky fingers and life’s unpleasant bathroom smells…
Turning it round, the Moon could become the self-righteous martyr-mother who will do anything for her kids. This is the sort of person who thinks treating oneself to the hairdresser is indulgent or selfish. The Moon opposite Venus subject is hungry for love and affection and always thinks someone else is more beautiful, a better parent, more gifted artistically or just plain richer than they are. Their striving for Venusian glamour fuels them to be the best at whatever they do. This is helped by the moon which makes them popular, in tune with the public mood and with arty Venus too creates a pretty package. Examples of successfully blending the Moon/Venus polarity would include a careers in architecture, interior design or a master-chef who presents his food beautifully.
Moon Opposite Venus Natives
Alanis Morissette (06’) started off as a teenage dance-popper with bubbly Venusian curls. That is, until she rather abruptly flipped over into the wild-haired moody moon. She is credited with paving the way for other serious female singer-songwriters. Her most successful album “Jagged Little Pill” was famous for its raw emotion and most of her songs seem to deal with the pain of rejection and not getting enough love. “You Oughta Know” gained attention for its scornful and explicit lyrics directed at her ex-partner over choosing a more respectable, domesticated lady for a wife. Alanis seems to have turned the Venusian ‘woman scorned’ into an art form.
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