If the Sun and Moon sit close together (within 10-12 degrees of each other) in the same sign, it is considered a conjunction. The Sun/Moon person is able to express their emotions (Moon) consciously (Sun). This is powerful stuff; it sets the course for their entire lives. When they need something, they focus on it and make it their goal. When they feel something, they know exactly what it is. This seems like it should be a recipe for emotional mastery, and these people do have an aura of absolute conviction. When they are in a relationship, they commit their entire being. Their partner will have no doubt that the Sun/Moon person is all in.
Sun or Moon Dominance?
Issues with Sun/Moon and House Placement
Other issues can come up, related to the huge emphasis on sign (and House placement). Someone with a Sun/Moon conjunction in Scorpio will express extreme versions of that sign’s behavior: intensity, jealousy, passion, control. Put that conjunction in the Tenth House of career, and you have someone who may obsess about status and achievement, to the exclusion of everything else (including their partner).
Even a Sun/Moon conjunction in relationship-oriented Libra (in the Seventh House of relationships), can present partnership challenges. While they’ll have a driving need (Moon) to consciously manifest (Sun) a relationship (Seventh House) in their lives, they’ll still have the issue that all Sun/Moon people have: extreme subjectivity. Even in other-focused Libra, the Sun/Moon person will be self-contained. Decisions will be made without consulting their partner, who may wonder if the Sun/Moon person even takes them into consideration. Naturally, the Sun/Moon person is aware of their partner’s needs (the emphasis on their Moon makes them highly intuitive). But they know what is best for themselves, and they’ll act on it. Immediately.
Balancing Sun/Moon Energy
Balance is sorely needed with this combination. It can be achieved through aspects from other planets in the chart (hopefully, planets in different signs). These can moderate the energy of the Sun/Moon sign. The Houses that the other planets are in can drain some of the focus from the Sun/Moon House, as well. But it’s up to the Sun/Moon person to actively engage the other energies in their chart.
The Sun/Moon person will always be remarkably self-possessed. The key is bringing this quality down a few notches, so they involve their partner in the decision-making process. They have a heavier wheel (than most people) to steer their ship. It may take extra effort for them to adjust course, but, once they do, they can move ahead with tremendous power.
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