Though Venus is known as the planet of love and relationships, the Moon also plays a big role in how we relate to each other. The Moon gives insight into our emotions, our needs and our home environment. Loving in a lunar way is cozy, intimate and personal.
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Lunar love expresses itself in private after we’ve really opened up and started to trust another person deeply. So how can you cultivate your own lunar love? The element of your Sun sign can give you clues as to how you relate to the more emotional and vulnerable qualities of the Moon, and will help you learn how to activate your lunar self with more power and ease.
Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Air signs prefer to talk rather than feel, so they need to learn how to relate to the emotional landscape of the Moon. Air signs can practice being more in tune with the Moon by acknowledging their feelings in their bodies before expressing their emotions. They can cultivate their inner lunar lover by being aware of and sensitive to their partner’s emotions as well.
Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
Fire signs want to do rather than feel, so the slow and inward pace of the Moon may make these them feel impatient and irritable. Learning how to take the time for feelings to emerge can help Fire signs be more compassionate in relationships. As these fast-paced signs take the time to understand where their partners are coming from and develop greater receptivity and openness, they may be surprised at how their relationships deepen and grow.
Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
The element of Water is harmonious and supportive to the energies of the Moon. These gentle and compassionate signs understand how to let their emotions take center stage. They have a natural inclination toward feelings and intuitions, knowing how to take the time to tune into their own instincts. Water signs are natural lunar lovers, knowing just what it takes to provide emotional support for their partners.
Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
The stable reliability of the Earth signs may not seem to resonate with the watery flow of the Moon, but in fact, Earth energies are very harmonious with the caring nature of lunar love. Receptive and nurturing, Earth signs understand how to relate in ways that are mutually supportive. Since the Moon is what is known as “exalted” (strong and powerful) in the Earth sign Taurus, it makes sense that lunar energies would express themselves well in the grounded practicality of these signs.
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more