Moon sextile Venus is a pleasant aspect in synastry. It helps two people to feel comfortable with each other.
The Moon is one of the two Luminaries of the birth chart. As such, it plays an important role in every aspect of our lives, including our relationships.
The Moon governs the day-to-day details of our lives. This includes our emotions, our activities, and even the food that we eat.
Venus is the primary planet responsible for our relationships.
A sextile is a friendly aspect. Planets that are sextile like each other. They complement and balance each other as well.
Moon Sextile Venus in Synastry
The Moon sextile Venus will create comfort and familiarity between people.
It does not create compatibility by itself, however. Instead, it makes the overall compatibility profile more favorable.
If the other synastry aspects are tense and difficult, it will soften them. If the other synastry aspects are good, it will make them better.
The two will want to get along, and they will tend to give each other the benefit of the doubt in any conflict or misunderstanding.
The connection created by this aspect is mostly non-verbal. They feel safe in each other presence and have an easy time trusting one another.
This aspect has a number of special sign combinations that color its meaning.
Positive Sign Combinations
There are a few sign combinations that make this aspect even more favorable. If these combinations are present, this aspect will indicate compatibility by itself, regardless of the other aspects.
Moon in Taurus, Venus in Cancer
This is the best possible combination for this aspect. The Moon is exalted in Taurus and rules Cancer. Venus is strong in Cancer and rules Taurus.
This means that both of them are comfortable in their own skin. At the same time, they are comfortable relying upon each other for mutual support.
Moon in Pisces, Venus in Taurus
Both of these planets are strong in the individual birth charts of the two people. The Moon is comfortable in Pisces, and Venus rules Taurus.
At the same time, the Moon is exalted in Taurus and Venus is exalted in Pisces. This means that they are happy and comfortable with themselves, while at the same time, respect and honor each other.
Moon in Cancer, Venus in Taurus
The Moon and Venus are both in the signs that they rule, which gives strength to both of the individuals.
There is also receptivity to each other, as the Moon is exalted in Taurus, and Venus is comfortable in Cancer.
One-Sided Sign Combinations
In the following sign combinations, one person will be receptive to the other and to the relationship, and the other person will not.
It will be important to look to the other aspects between the charts to get the full picture for how this aspect will operate.
Moon in Virgo, Venus in Cancer
The Moon rules Cancer, but Virgo is hostile to Venus.
With this combination, the person with Venus in Cancer will want to depend on the other person. The person with the Moon in Virgo will tend to be rather critical and may push the other person away.
Moon in Pisces, Venus in Capricorn
Venus is exalted in Pisces, but Capricorn is an unpleasant place for the Moon.
The person with the Moon in Pisces will adore the person with Venus in Capricorn. This adoration may not be reciprocated, and the person with Venus in Capricorn will tend to be rather cold to the person with the Moon in Pisces.
Difficult Sign Combinations
The sign combinations below will complicate this aspect quite a bit.
With all of them, the two will like each other, but there will be an element of distrust between them. They will also both have a lot of emotional issues, and they will act them out in the context of the relationship.
Virgo and Scorpio
Venus is miserable in both Virgo and Scorpio, and the Moon is troubled and tormented in Scorpio.
Any combination of the Moon and Venus in these signs will be turbulent. The person with the planet in Scorpio will be overly combative, and the person with the planet in Virgo will be overly critical.
This will make for a messy relationship.
Scorpio and Capricorn
This combination is also complicated. Both Scorpio and Capricorn are hard on the Moon, and Venus also has trouble in Scorpio.
No matter what the combination of the Moon and Venus are, the person with the planet in Scorpio will be overly emotional. The person with the planet in Capricorn will tend to be a bit too cold to manage the other’s emotions well.
In addition to the special sign combinations, it is important to look at what houses this aspect influences in each of their birth charts.
Man’s Moon Sextile Woman’s Venus Relationship
The Moon sextile Venus is a gentle and comfortable aspect. As such, by itself, it will not generate sexual attraction or chemistry.
Even so, it is a good aspect to have in a romantic relationship, especially if the desire is for a marriage or long-term relationship.
It will create a sense of sanctuary in the relationship. The two will feel safe and comfortable together.
The man will tend to take on a nurturing and protective role in the relationship. The woman will create safety and comfort.
In general, the two will bring out the best in each other.
Woman’s Moon Sextile Man’s Venus Relationship
As is the case when the genders are reversed, this produces safety and comfort in the relationship.
It does not produce “love at first sight,” but it is excellent for fostering a relationship that lasts over time. The two will be able to support each other through all of life’s ups and downs.
In this case, the woman will take on the nurturing role. If they marry or live together, she will generally be the primary cook.
He will be a soothing presence for her and will be someone she can go to when she is upset.
Moon Sextile Venus in Frienship
This aspect lends itself well to a friendship, and it is the most natural relationship that it produces.
Friends with this aspect will be confidants for each other. They will feel like they can tell each other anything.
They will also be able to give each other a non-judgmental perspective when they are upset about something. These are friends who will always be there for each other no matter what.
How to Tell if the Moon is Sextile Venus in Synastry
The signs that are sextile each other are shown in the graphic below:
The influence of this aspect will be present if the two planets are in the right signs.
For the aspect to be in full effect, the planets must be within nine degrees of a perfect sextile. The closer the planets are to a perfect sextile, the stronger it will be.
If the planets are within nine degrees of a perfect sextile from the wrong signs, they will form a cross-sign aspect. In the case of a cross-sign sextile between the Moon and Venus, the influence will be minimal.
The planets will either be in signs that have nothing in common or in signs that are square. The cross-sign sextile will mitigate the negative impact of the whole sign relationship.
Moon sextile Venus in synastry is a positive aspect. The two people involved will feel safe with each other and will generally have a comfortable relationship.
This aspect is more natural in a friendship, but it can provide stability to a marriage or other long-term romantic relationship.
It will be important to consider the signs involved, however, because there are a number of sign combinations that will modify this aspect.