Sun Square Moon Natal and Transit

Sun Square Moon Transit

Sun square Moon maximum orb 6°00′.

Sun square Moon natal is one of the most difficult aspects in astrology. Your need to shine as an individual always conflicts with your need for emotional security. What you want to do is often challenged by emotional pressures; your heart and your head are not always working together. You may have had misunderstandings with your parents, or the relationship between your parents may have been especially tense.

You will likely experience many ups and downs, with many dramas in your life, especially with superiors and authority figures. Negative emotions can rise up and get expressed through your ego. This can make you irritable, and you may even become quite combative. People may, therefore, be defensive around you, which is often the cause of relationship problems. Your aim is not to react too emotionally, not to take things too personally.

However, the inner tension of the Sun square Moon does seem to push you to great achievements in life despite the setbacks. Perhaps you feel you have to prove something to the world. You have to fight harder than most to succeed but have great powers of regeneration to come back after a setback. Being born on a quarter moon makes you tough and resilient.

Sun Square Moon Transit

Sun square Moon transit adds stress and irritation in Moon-related areas like the home, family, and other close relationships, especially with women. What you want to do is challenged by emotional pressures; the heart and the head are not working together as well as they usually are.

The Moon is also the subconscious and how we instinctively react, so any negative emotions can rise up and get expressed through the ego. This is the cause of any relationship problems at the moment.

Other people will pick up on the inner tension and vulnerability and may see more negative traits and habits than they are used to. The aim here is not to react too emotionally, not to take things too personally under this influence. The Sun shines a light on negative emotions, habits, and outdated automatic reactions that you are usually unaware of. The square aspect gives the push needed to face these problems and deal with them successfully.

This interpretation for Sun square Moon transit can also be read for a Solar Eclipse and New Moon square Moon.

Solar Return Sun Square Moon

Solar Return Sun square Moon adds stress and irritation to all areas of your life. Your need to shine as an individual comes into conflict with your need for emotional security. What you want to do will often be challenged by emotional pressures; your heart and your head are not always working together.

You will likely experience many ups and downs with many dramas this year, especially with superiors and authority figures. Negative emotions can rise up and get expressed through your ego. This can make you irritable, and you may even become quite combative. People may, therefore, become defensive around you. Your aim is not to react too emotionally, not to take things too personally.

However, the inner tension of a quarter moon on your birthday makes you tough and resilient. It can push you to great achievements, despite setbacks. Perhaps you feel you have to prove something to the world. You may have to fight harder than most to succeed this year, but have great powers of regeneration to come back after a setback.

Sun Square Moon Celebrities

Gavin Newsom 0°01′, Jay Mohr 0°02′, Olivia Newton-John 0°03′, Kate Hudson 0°11′, Arthur Ashe 0°12′, Maura Murphy 0°13′, Jamies II of England 0°22′, Johann Heinrich Jung 0°23′, Willie Garson 0°26′, Freddy Prinze Jr. 0°28′, Marguerite Duras 0°39′, Maria Shriver 0°40′, River Phoenix 0°46′, Queen Letizia of Spain 0°47′, Eleanor Roosevelt 0°49′, Ashley Judd 0°50′, Peter Jackson 1°00′, Edward VI of England 1°04′, Allen Ginsberg 1°10′, Janet Leigh 1°11′, Michael Douglas 1°12′, Stacy Keach 1°13′, George IV 1°17′, Sébastien Grosjean 1°19′, Ariana Grande 1°24′, Zoë Kravitz 1°25′, Marquis de Sade 1°25′, Warren Buffett 1°26′, Yuri Gagarin 1°34′, Jeffrey Archer 1°35′.

37 thoughts on “Sun Square Moon Natal and Transit

  1. I have Sun (Gemini 2nd hse) square Moon (Pisces 12th hse) and can definitely see how your explanation plays out in my life. The plethora of intense challenges in my life have always seemed to make me want to achieve my dreams/goals that much more and I guess have probably given me the “steam” needed not to give up when I feel like I can’t take anymore. I do kind of feel like a “comeback queen” in that I’ve had to learn how to overcome my many “areas of opportunity”, but now because of those lessons, I’ve learned so much about how to REALLY LIVE, understand and appreciate what’s important in life and can use it all to achieve what I’ve been reaching for, for sooooo long;-) I’m really looking forward to the the planet’s shift in consciousness!!!!!

  2. I have Pisces Sun (H6) SQUARE gemini moon (h9) within a grand air trine kite & Tsquare!! It sounds like a lot going on in my chart but some how all the planets/aspects balance out…sun square moon is just ONE lonely aspect. BEST to look at one’s whole chart before jumping to any conclusions UNLESS – this is the most “prominent” aspect.
    Good stuff, however. Keep Writing!!

  3. @PiscesPrincess
    Hey, I have the same thing! Were you born in March of 1981? I was born March 13, 1981. I am trying to interpret all of these aspects.


  4. I have Cancer Moon on Asc (05′) square Libra Sun by 2. Its a part of cardinal T square with Saturn in Aries opp Sun.
    I found this square worked on several level: 1)early divorce of parents 2)life time dychotomy of head and hart 3)life time phobia of any mother/motherhood issues. The square both between SO/MO as well as T square iwth Saturn, is definatelly not a peace aspect. It had brought only stress on many levels, but as Carolyne Myss says, ‘A real Hero must find his own path and cut his tribal cords early in order to fulfill his destiny’…Next life time, I’ll opt out!

    • i too have cancer moon libra sun square. life time phobia of ever having a baby here too. Though i’m only 34 but babies are scary. i work hard at understanding and using this square to my advantage. it is there for a reason.

      • Very difficult question to answer Rebecca, with doing a full natal reading. Generally with squares you are going to be faced with challenges that force you to deal with an issue, and in this case the fear of being a mom. Moon, mothering, square Sun, your whole identity. Like most phobias you have to confront the fear in order to overcome it, and with the square, you will be facing this fear often, seeing friends and family with kids etc. Perhaps even feeling like there is pressure on you from family and partners to start a family. The reason could be very soul growth related, karmic in nature. But again, the entire chart has to be looked at.

    • Moon in Cancer square Sun in Libra, with Chiron opposing sun forming a cardinal T-Square, 2nd to 5th, 5th to 10th. I grew up very conscious of the tension and toxicity between my parents and was put to work at an early age being their parent psychologist, going between them, to and fro, to lesson the conflict, drama, trauma, abuse, egoism and insecurity that was my parental relationship. My emotional needs went unmet while my desire for independence outside the family home grew stronger the more independent I became and could relieve myself of the tension that existed within me when I was around them psychically. My need for self-expression, freedom in identity, personal development, self-awareness and independence especially from emotional life crystallised the divorce from my feeling self. and by extension, the emotional identity that’s traditionally connected to women and motherhood. I hid the discord and abuse in my childhood, not only from others, from myself. Emotions were the source of pain and I escaped to my head and wore my heart on my sleeve – still trying to fix and heal those in pain and suffering, focused on others. not even realising I had the very same need. My thoughts were in conflict with my feelings, but feelings were ugly and uncivilised like my parents. So I continued to hide them and work on my sense of identity and self-awareness. My needs in relationships were freedom, not always physical but I needed to be me, no matter what and I would be. I met guys who gave me this and then years went past and I needed them significantly and they weren’t there, they lacked empathy. Then I had men who were really supportive and overly focused on emotional support, but they were possessive and clingy and ick. I’m 40 years old now and I no longer hide my feelings, I no longer relate them to the toxic narcissism in my childhood. I haven’t met a partner who’s emotionally supportive and able to help me work through my independent self yet, I can’t work through the square as much as I’d like to on my own, my relationship with myself is too peaceful, and lazy 🙂 The discord from insensitive or controlling partner’s is not the kind of motivating stressor I need either. Have I missed the the opportunity to work on the square im motherhood? I hope so (not), maybe, I don’t know… I’m free of babies (yay). Though I absolutely love kids (5th house sun), they’re rad. Mindfullness has helped the internal conflict, which I consciously experience stressfully, it’s a sort of interim relief, but not really. I put my independence before my security needs and although I am free, I am also vulnerable.

  5. I have sun in pisces II house, square saturn in sag XI house (conjunct moon, and therefore also sun square moon)and I have identified some of the inner limitations that are keeping me from progressing in the direction I want, and I believe I’ve come a long way as far as self confidence and positive attitude is concerned (and a challenging relationship with my mother) but it seems it’s still not enough to move on. So I’ve noticed I got a bit obsessive about recognizing the lessons in every little thing (read failure/rejection) job or personal related, and the constant internal struggle and indecisiveness (blaming the sun square moon for that) doesn’t help either.
    so yes, I am proud of myself because I at least I have understood where these limitations come from and learned to put less pressure on myself, but it’s still very hard and, well to be honest, I am very afraid that I am constantly missing the lessons I should be learning.

    • Good feedback Gee Gee. You should be proud of yourself, very challenging aspect this one. By the sounds of things you are not really blaming the aspect, more like recognizing how it works in your life. I’m sure that having an understanding of astrology gives you an advantage.

  6. I’m guessing how to absorb some annoying aspects from my natal chart: sun square moon (Leo – Taurus), sun square pluto (Leo – Scorpio), pluto opposite moon (scorpio – taurus). I’m a libra rising so I’ve Pluto in the II house and I have been told to be a plutonian type. I can’t understand how to find an equilibrium between these aspects…can anybody help me?

  7. I’m curious your perspective, Jamie. My daughter was born with a Stellium of Pisces. According to Liz Greene’s chart, it says she has sun square moon (and moon squaring the stellium, so moon square neptune, moon square mars, moon square mercury & moon square chiron.

    however, the moon is in Scorpio (11th)
    and her Sun is in Pisces. (3rd)

    How can this be a square? And is it a true square?

    Also, with all those conjunctions going on, I am curious to know/see a bigger picture.

    My partner and I have had a bit of conflict -we are not married, but we are committed to Mila; however, I can envision our differences being an issue for her to navigate in her lifetime. The poor little lamb also has saturn opposition jupiter. But she has some beautiful trines. Wondering how to support her the best I can. Intuitively, the squares give the impression of inner conflict and with compassionate parents, I feel this aspect can be transmuted while young, so that its native has a healthy awareness of inner and outer conflict. curious your perspective.

  8. My Aq. moon is square tauras sun in 12th. I read that since father and mother were at odds, it’s best to follow your own feelings. Father a tauras took us out to live with him in a logging camp in nature. Mother a pisces really didn’t mind the ocean and the moon’s trailing across it.
    As a tauras sun I loved nature and the solitude of the 12th but my Aq. moon is 10th the handle of a bucket. Later met a yoga teacher, revered nature and loved practicing in the sun and air. Transcended and blew my notion of god and nature all to hell but replaced it with eternal calm. Still like nature though.

  9. I have a Libra sun Square Leo Moon aspect and it drives me crazy. It’s like Im stuck in life and can’t move forward, To the point I am losing everyone around me. I’m depressed of all the back and forth with my head and heart. I don’t even know what I want anymore. Help???

  10. Jamie,

    is a it possible to have a pisces sun and a moon in scorpio and for them to square one another in terms of degree, even if their signs aren’t squaring signs?

    • Yes, late Scorpio Moon and early Pisces Sun. It is the orb of the aspect that is important, not what signs they are in.

  11. one more question: as a parent of a sun square moon, how can i best support this aspect in her. i wonder if it mirrors the fact that her father & i square one another. he’s a sun in aries, i’m a sun in cap. i want to know how to support her as she grows with this aspect.

    • I have sun square moon. Finding a balance is crucial, you look to the opposing signs of the square for answers. In your case, the qualities of cancer and libra is where you find the tools for handling the square.

    • I don’t pay too much attention to the Sun signs. I tend to get more information from any fixed stars influence.

    • I also have Pisces Sun and Sag Moon (im male). In my case, the square seems to be related with a conflict between an orphan father whose (practically lost) family was of Danish/Irish roots (and very much linked to higher-education, which is a Sag moon theme…), and a mother of rather middle-class (Italian) roots (im from a Southamerican country): this split within my (cultural)heritage have all sorts of ramifications; for example, i almost feel like not belonging at all to any sort of social subset, and so on…Im actually being split into a part of myself totally willing to develope my musical talents (say, a subconscious one…related to the moon), on one hand, and my conscious-self telling me to invest as least as i can (just because, seemingly, this way i would fit to my father´s heritage of lack and loss, pending somehow as the orphanage´s projection…)…i would be indeed capable of composing many things (either songs, guitar pieces, and so on…), but for reasons i hardly grasp, im not doing it…

  12. I have 0 degrees Pisces sun in the 11th house, square 29 scorpio moon in the 8th house.
    I want to be involved with new age groups and be all light and moon beams then the scorpio moon square uranus jolts me right out into no man’s land?
    Thankfully the older i get, i recognise the script and the signs and do not act out, have learnt not to jump too quickly into things, i now do alot of gardening and try to incorporate into my life the new age things i need to learn without committing to much, knowing that i might tip the apple cart.

  13. When you have your natal Sun square your natal Moon, it means that your core self is basically at odds with your emotional self. So security, safety and emotion based needs are at odds with your need to express your life force energy.

    • Kendra, I have the same. You likely read the article which gives the description and is later repeated in the comments above.

      I can sympathise with you repeating the question though. If you look online and read people complaining about the transit you might get a sense of being disturbed by it like me.

      I have come to the conclusion that it is unlikely I will ever understand what the description really means in terms of life any other way because it takes an outside perspective to get a real understanding of what an inner reality could actually be like.

      If you were born around 72 you are likely to enjoy the curse/blessing of having your Moon conjunct Pluto in synastry with a great percentage of people you relate with.

      The intensity of that intraspect and the direct experience of, is one reason I have come to really believe in astrology. I always look for that contact first when looking at a synasty with someone.

      You are likely going through Puto conjunct Sun right now and if so, I hope you have fared better than I have. I have truly lost everything. Wife, family, friends, home, job, cars, money and most disturbing of all, my identity.

      Combine that Uranus is conjunct Ceres on my Midhaven and Jupiter on my Nadir, I have no idea who I might be nor where I’ll be a year from now.

      All of these powerful transits have effected me in the most extreme ways and I have worked so hard to maintain even the smallest shred of connections to my former life as I’ve understood it.

      Jamie’s outlook for Capricorn 2nd decan has brought me to tears hoping that better days are ahead. The mention of a greater sense of being connected to community and better relationships with women are most sincerely desireable. Most sincerely.

      Astrology is very real. It seems ths all started really pounding me when my (now ex) wife started having affairs with my closest ‘friends.’

      Unsurprisingly, Jamie posted a possibility for her (dob 12-18-70) to engage in an extramarital affair associated with a fixed star right around the time she claimed it began. Her Pluto sextile Sun also reaped all the usual suspects of ditching one and starting up with a new relationship with an old friend that would be irresistible. Her obsession being a different friend ths time, my best friend of 12 years.

      Their ruthless and even evil actions toward me have help me get in touch with the dark side of my soul that Pluto conjunct Sun can tend to do.
      To say I’ve discovered parts of myself that I was previously unaware of is an understatement.

      I used to think of myself as a good person and I certainly didn’t walk this road because I wanted to. I can only say Ive done the best I can. My resistance was utterly futile. Utterly.

      I can’t say I’ve appreciated how her life has only seemed to get better and better even though she has publicly fallen from grace quite profoundly and the children are truly scarred by all this as well as by some of my behavior I’m shamed to admit.

      Jamie pointed out she was due a wonderful sudden event around December 24th which might be me moving 8 hours away to my brothers home as the last place on earth left to me besides a homeless shelter.

      I only feel a slight tinge of satisfaction that her new man (dob 9-21-67) has na ugly 17′ up and coming. I worry about the possible fallout of their relationship in the future effecting my boys.

      I mention all this because it really happened and the story was told in the stars. Minute details too. It’s so unbelieveably real and now I can’t stop researching this ancient science.

      Also, I know my testimony will be appreciated by serious researchers.

      Mankind and civilization can and should profit from learning about our greater body, our spiritual and physical DNA available for all to see who dare look up and desire to understand our greater connectedness to the whole of creation.

      My dob: 1-7-72 Dallas, TX 6:38pm

      • Hi, thank you so much for sharing everything. It helps to write it out. I have 29 cap sun and 27 aries moon. So with the first quarter square I find things a little easier. The Moon in this case is borne again. But of course I have to beware of getting firey. The mars trine at 28 sag seems to make me more comfortable with the subject of sex it seems. I think the houses are really important to listen to when we look at sun square moon. The reason that I reply is that, through astrology, I realised why my partner of seven years started a war, beyond that which most ordinary people can measure. It was that my Pluto in Libra, was exactly conjunct his sun. We have been in court ( about our four young daughters that he uses as pawns when he can [to hurt me]) since I left him in 2015. Dark sided Libra males tend to keep ‘score cards’ so they can try to discredit their enemy further down the track. I have thought very dark things too but always come back to the ‘joy’ of the lesson. Truly I do. Life is a strange game for some. Pluto will be on my sun in a few years. Since Pluto has been in my sign, the ground underneath me has not been solid. Neptune square neptune transit has not been helpful other than for dressing up as batman. Anyway, you sound like you are riding with the punches and see the value in everything. good on you.

  14. Hello there, my son has the sun (Capricorn) moon (Aries) square natally. His father and I had a very difficult/ toxic relationship. Unfortunately he experienced the turbulence between us from birth until we finally split up when my son was 4 years old. He saw his father off and on until he was 8. I stopped the relationship between the 2 as I felt he was not a good male figure for our son (aggressive, abusive toward me) . Reading these descriptions of this aspect has crushed me, I feel horrible at the thought of my son feeling this way. I just wanted to protect him. How can I support my boy so the effects are not so horrible, so he doesn’t feel like a black sheep, unloved, not good enough or lacking without his father. No mother wants their child to grow up feeling inwardly unwanted . I just want to help him in any way I can now while he is still young.

  15. Hello dear.. I am a virgo i was checking my moms chart and saw this.. yea my dads away and never saw him.. mom is pisces and she tries her best… i have alot of anger issues and as much as my mom giving me literally everything i still feel something is missing.. i am aware i am very mean and horrible to her i blame her for everything even tho she is doing her best.. i dont know how to heal.. i also just realised i dont care about anyones feelings except mine. How do i change and be good

    • try having libra moon square cancer sun, mars, mercury and venus.
      there is always worse!

  16. I have sun square moon in my natal chart moon 0 in Libra and sun 0 in Capricorn. Any thoughts on this? I’m new at astrology and so very curious.

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