Moon conjunct or quincunx Venus is the grand-trifle-on-top-of-a-meringue aspect. This sugar fest doesn’t really have to do anything.. In its pure essence Moon/Venus sits there, looking luscious, until some Mars type takes a great bite out of it. Generally Moon conjunct Venus doesn’t have to make a great deal of effort to get the good life, attract good fortune and be at the right place at the right time. These people expect a life of luxury and abundance so they usually get it. BUT, (and sometimes it’s a really big butt…), all this passivity leaves these people wide open to being exploited and manipulated by the Svengalis of this world. One thing Moon conjunct Venus wants above all else is peace and love. They are hungry for affection and will comply to keep things as harmonious and pleasant as possible at all times. Many of them believe they are unlovable if, for example; they loose their temper, criticise their partner, put on weight, show their face without makeup, or anything else that is not aesthetically pleasing.
Hyper-Sensitive Honey Pie
The ultimate job for someone with this aspect strong in their chart would be a wedding planner. All the ingredients of Moon conjunct Venus would fit nicely; Romance, nostalgia, bringing families together, sensitivity to the needs of the couple, creating a beautiful setting, sentimental music, gushy speeches… But surprisingly Moon conjunct Venus can sometimes attract violent behaviour as it goes about trying to bring fairness to situations. Moon/Venus also has to watch out it doesn’t become a bit of a doormat with its people-pleasing. Sociable Moon conjunct Venus is so hypersensitive to the needs of others that paradoxically the only way they can get any “me” time is by shutting themselves off from company all together. These people can be quite reclusive at times despite the lure of glamorous parties. In love relationships too, they crave the romance, but will suddenly withdraw if they see conflict on the horizon or if they are feeling particularly vulnerable.
At first it might seem strange that the quincunx should have anything to do with the conjunction, but we must remember that traditional astrologers don’t even regard the conjunction as an aspect since it cannot ‘see’ the planet next to it. The quincunx is also known as the inconjunct since the planet has no mode, sex or element in common with the sign the aspecting planet is in. It also cannot ‘see’ the other planet and they have absolutely no common ground at all. So Moon conjunction Venus can be ultra sweet and sickly, but the quincunx makes it’s more like sweet and sour. Moon quincunx Venus is greedy for affection and needs tangible expressions of love, but they go about this in an indirect way. Therefore, the person Venus/quincunx Moon are attempting to extricate this material ‘love’ from, does not even realize they are being syphoned. Moon/Venus has real difficulty with asking for what it needs in the normal fashion.
Cheese ‘n Jam
Moon quincunx Venus wants everyone to be happy, loving and congenial, but they can be obsessive in their pursuit of fairness and perfection. Because of their perfectionist quirk, these subjects really don’t take criticism well, are extremely sensitive and get upset far too easily, which draws them into very un-peaceful fights. So this combination can be very paradoxical, for example the ‘Champagne Socialist’ who declares they want a fair society where we are all equal, while having very elitist tastes. Moon quincunx Venus looks like witchcraft to me and is a little eerie. The unusual combination seems to create harmony where it just shouldn’t. The quincunx causes creative dissonance, it’s especially effective with Venus’s slant towards harmony and the Moons amazing, intuitive imagination. This aspect can veer towards the kinky in relationships due to the mother figure being the chief disciplinary parent in childhood. Women therefore can be held in awe; worshiped and hated at the same time.
Moon conjunct Venus
Brad Pitt has been named one of the world’s most attractive men and the sexiest man alive. His much-hyped relationship with Angelina Jolie, dubbed ‘Brangelina’ probably makes them the most famous celebrity couple on the planet. Brad Pitt became a sex symbol after his love scene in the film Thelma and Louise (1991). After that he mostly played Stetson-wearing hunks. ‘Interview With The Vampire’. (1994) showed he could do ugly. He gained respect as a serious actor in after playing a detective on the crime thriller ‘Seven’. (1995). Brad is known for his humanitarian work and in particularly sponsoring environmentally friendly architecture. He is a supporter of same sex marriage and said he would only marry Angelina when everyone in America could legally marry. In their relationship it is generally regarded that Angelina wears the trousers, true to Brad’s Moon conjunct Venus compliant nature.
Also: Rihanna, Ashton Kutcher, Anna Nicole-Smith, Brook Shields, Ewan McGregor, Michael J Fox, Honor Blackman, Catherine The Great, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Uri Gellar, Edgar Allen Poe, Rene Descartes, Zelda Fitzgerald, D.H. Lawrence, Howard Hughes, Tom Conti, Auguste Renior, Pietro Mascagni, Paul Avril, Matthew Manning, Griffith/Banderas Davison.
Moon Quincunx Venus
John Lennon (20’) is a great example of Moon quincunx Venus displaying the ingenious artistic and musical talent that this aspect can give and also his very Venusian campaigning for peace. John is also an example of the paradoxes too ‘Imagine no possessions’. I’m a big fan of John, but he was hardly what you would call spartan….I’m thinking of his psychedelic Rolls Royce. He adored his musical and glamorous mother Julia, but she always put her lovers before him. John desperate for her attention, set upon becoming the perfect rock-star for her, just like the ones she idolized. Julia did the Moon/Venus thing and totally spoilt John in an effort to make up for abandoning him when he was just 5.
Julia was not bothered John was flunking school to come round and party, drink and play banjo at her house. His strict, but totally devoted Aunt Mimi (who practically adopted John), represented the Moon in his life while Julia was very obviously Venus. Lennon’s unusual Moon quincunx Venus upbringing coloured his attitudes to women and gender roles for the rest of his life. His relationship with Yoko was very different to his first marriage where he played the traditional dominant male role. With Yoko he was content for her to wear the pants and take care of business. When John’s second son Sean was born, he hung up his guitar, baked bread and played the house-husband.
Also: Aleister Crowley, Lord Byron, John Dee, Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II, Joan Of Arc, Franklin D Roosevelt, Patty Hearst, George Harrison, Julian Lennon, Sarah Ferguson, Martin Luther, Theodore Roosevelt, Gene Wilder, Gertrude Stein, William Wordsworth, Chuck Berry, Johnny Marr, LL Cool J, Shirley Manson, Jessica Ennis, Martina Navratilova, Bobby Womack, Madonna/Penn Davison, Newman/Woodward Davison.
Moon Venus Aspects
Moon conjunct Venus • Moon sextile Venus
Moon square Venus • Moon trine Venus
Moon quincunx Venus • Moon opposite Venus