This post is a follow-up to Moon-Mars Aspects in Synastry: Sex and Psyche
Though we’re dealing with a masculine and a feminine planet with Moon/Mars, it is a less sexually divided pairing than Venus/Mars. All of us have emotions, memories and conscious awareness (Moon), and all of us, male or female, express our sexuality through Mars. However, issues come up when one or the other party isn’t fully attuned to the planetary energy. If a man isn’t in touch with this emotional side, or a woman is out of step with the more aggressive parts of her nature, then the Moon/Mars pairing can get uncomfortable.
Woman’s Moon and Man’s Mars: When a woman’s Moon is involved with a Man’s Mars, he’s stimulated by her basic femininity. On the whole, women are in touch with their lunar side and express it unconsciously, unless there has been damage in childhood. Unlike Venus aspects with Mars, which can be about give and take and the game of seduction, Moon/Mars contacts require no effort to attract. One of the most seductive things about this combination is that it seems organic, natural. Unless there is a lot of conflict, the physical expression of this pairing is effortless. He seems to know just what to do, and she knows just how to respond. He will stimulate whatever nurturing responses she has, and if he’s the kind that seeks nurturing, he’s in the right place. He will spur her to a more complete expression of herself as a woman.
Related: A man’s Mars conjunct a woman’s Moon