The Moon in Scorpio

When the powerful moon meets moody Scorpio, get ready for drama!

Unlike Taurus, which prioritizes physical and material possessions, the most significant influence in this placement is emotions—and lots of them. Scorpios want to get to the truth of the matter in any situation, no matter the cost. So when the moon is in Scorpio, this can lend itself to emotional outbursts when seeking the truth. As this sign is intensely passionate and sexual, this full moon may also bring out some hot sessions in the bedroom and interest in breaking out of your comfort zones. No matter what, you're in for a wild ride.

Moon in Scorpio: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Water & Fixed

Positive keywords for Moon in Scorpio:

  • Devoted
  • Focused
  • Intuitive
  • Sharp
  • Unshakable

Negative keywords for Moon in Scorpio:

  • Defensive
  • Guarded
  • Mistrustful
  • Resentful
  • Unforgiving

Moon in Scorpio Personality

On the surface, Scorpio moons appear to be the most controlled of their watery brethren. Lunar Scorpions prefer to sift through their emotions alone, projecting a mysterious air to everyone but their dearest (and sometimes, not even them). But, like a lake frozen over, their psyches contain any number of lurking sensitivities and troubles. Unfortunately for their loved ones (and those trying to join those ranks), they have an inherent distrust towards others.

Conversely, those with their moon in Scorpio actively seek out commitment. However, their defensive and overly suspicious natures make it difficult for their relationships to reach the profundity that they crave. But for the rare few that manage to break through Scorpio moon's walls, a wealth of devotion awaits them. The affection of a Scorpio moon isn't for everyone, but for those who receive it, it is everything.

Positive Traits

Due to their suspicious dispositions, little gets past their penetrating gazes. Scorpio moons can be human lie detectors, intuiting crookedness from the slightest inconsistency. Naturally, lunar Scorpions intuit others' psychology with ease and can understand even the most off the wall reactions. Therefore, these lunar natives could never be satisfied with shallowness. They drip with and crave intensity. In fact, powerful emotional experiences help them shed their old skins. It's all or nothing for a Scorpio moon.

Often unintentionally, these powerful individuals act as a catalyst for change in anyone they come across—for better or worse.

Negative Traits

Fears of treachery keep lunar Scorpions up at night. Therefore, they may cut people off over minor hurt feelings, feeling that others' actions preclude further hurt. For those they don't remove from their lives, Scorpio moon puts through significant trials and tests meant to prove their trustworthiness. But even once they've reached the point of trust, those with their moon in Scorpio may seek to control and test their loved ones.

Or worse, their need for intensity can lead them to self-sabotaging behaviors. Overall, the emotional landscape of someone with their moon in Scorpio can be thorny and hostile if they aren't careful.


Despite Scorpio moon's Great Wall of (Perceived) Emotional Unavailability, their emotional landscape is akin to a black hole—massive and seemingly endless in its depth. With such profundity, it comes as no surprise that lunar Scorpions keep their hearts in high security lock up.

Furthermore, since they scratch obsessively at the surface of appearances, they often see the worst of people before the best, casting a pessimistic shadow onto their perceptions of others. Scorpio moons must make an effort to let (and keep) people in. They (usually) don't bite.