In synastry, Moon square Venus is a mixed aspect. It generates chemistry, but it can also create misunderstandings and hurt feelings.
The Moon is one of the two Luminaries of the chart. As such, it has a wide range of functions, governing most of our day-to-day activities.
Venus is the primary planet that governs relationships. It also shows what we like and our tastes in most things.
A square is an aspect of tension. It shows where two planets rub each other the wrong way. On the other hand, in synastry, the friction created by this aspect can generate chemistry between two people.
Moon Square Venus in Synastry
By itself, the Moon square Venus in synastry is mildly challenging. On the other hand, in general, its influence is rather weak.
A square is a difficult aspect, but as a benefic, Venus tries to do as little damage as it can. This means that this aspect will take a background role to the other aspects in the chart.
The main issue is that the way that the person whose Venus is involved shows their love and affection does not have the intended effect. It does not feel comfortable to the person whose Moon is involved.
If there are a lot of negative aspects, it will add a little more difficulty to the overall synastry picture. If it is with mostly positive aspects, it will some create small misunderstandings that are easy to resolve.
In a romantic relationship, this aspect will add an element of physical chemistry which will bring a little excitement and sexual tension into the mix.
There are certain sign combinations that will change the meaning of this aspect somewhat.
Moon in Libra, Venus in Cancer
This is the best combination for this sign. The Moon rules Cancer, and Venus rules Libra.
Because of this, the two understand each other on a deep level. Even if they rub each other the wrong way from time to time, they are ready and willing to give each other the benefit of the doubt.
They quickly forgive any slights or misunderstandings that may occur.
This sign combination turns this aspect from mildly negative to slightly positive.
Moon in Aries, Venus in Cancer
This sign combination makes Moon square Venus even more complicated than it already is.
The person with Venus in Cancer will be strongly drawn to the person with the Moon in Aries. Yet, their feelings may not to be reciprocated.
The person with the Moon in Aries can easily become annoyed with the attentions of Venus in Cancer and will not appreciate their tendency to fuss and worry.
Moon in Libra, Venus in Capricorn
This combination is also quite complicated.
The person with the Moon in Libra will find the person with Venus in Capricorn attractive. Yet, the person with Venus in Capricorn is likely to reject, or worse, not even notice them.
This could turn into a painful situation for the person whose Moon in Libra.
Moon in Aries, Venus in Capricorn
This is the worst sign combination for this aspect. In this case, Moon square Venus becomes negative in and of itself.
Not only will the two rub each other the wrong way, but they will mutually dislike each other as well. Unless the other synastry aspects between the two are very positive, this sign combination can prevent a relationship from forming at all.
The impact of Moon square Venus in synastry will also be determined by the houses that are involved in each person’s chart.
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Man’s Moon Square Woman’s Venus Relationship
This aspect is a bit more challenging when it is a man’s Moon that is square a woman’s Venus.
Everyone has Venus in their birth charts, regardless of gender. This is the planet that governs love and relationships and it also governs our tastes and the things we like and don’t like.
On the other hand, Venus is also associated with women and femininity. Indeed, in astrology, when one is looking at issues regarding women, Venus is the main significator.
In the context of a heterosexual relationship, Venus signifies the way that a woman will express her femininity.
If a woman’s Venus is square a man’s Moon, the most natural meaning is that there is something about the way that she expresses her femininity that annoys him on a visceral level.
Because of this, in general, the best way to manage this aspect is for the couple to avoid adopting traditional gender roles in their relationship.
Woman’s Moon Square Man’s Venus Relationship
The situation is a little more complex when it is a woman’s Moon that is square a man’s Venus.
As discussed above, men have Venus in their chart, and it has a number of significant roles that go beyond gender. Yet, Venus is associated with femininity as well.
If the couple follows traditional gender roles in their relationship, this combination will not have much influence on the synastry between the two. Some of his natural tendencies will annoy her, but they will not come up very often in the context of their relationship.
If the the gender roles are reversed between them, however, it is far more likely that the traits that annoy her will come to the surface often enough to create conflict between them.
Moon Square Venus in Friendship
If a friendship forms between two people with this aspect, it will be because of other synastry aspects that are more positive.
This aspect will not get in the way of a friendship forming, but it could add an element of friction. This could keep the friendship from becoming as close as it otherwise might be.
If the two are of the right gender and sexual orientation to make a romantic relationship possible, one or both of them could develop an attraction to each other.
Assuming that they are both available and the feelings are mutual, it is not necessarily a bad idea to act on such feelings. A lot will depend on the other aspects between them.
How to Tell if the Moon is Square Venus in Synastry
The signs that are square to each other are shown below:
If the Moon and Venus are in the right signs to be square, the influence of this aspect will be present. As this is a relatively mild aspect, though, this influence will tend to be overshadowed by the other synastry aspects between the two.
For the aspect to be strong enough to play a major role, it must be within nine degrees of being exact. This is called being “within orb.”
The closer it is, the stronger it will be. If it is really close, such as within a degree or two, it could be strong enough to be play a major role in the overall synastry analysis.
If this aspect is within nine degrees of being exact from the wrong signs, technically, it is still present. On a practical level, however, it will not have much impact at all unless it is within one or two degrees.
Even in that case, the influence will be quite mild. It will add an element of tension, and perhaps attraction, to the overall picture of the relationship.
The Moon square Venus in synastry can create tension and misunderstanding in a relationship. It can also lead to physical attraction between two people.
Although the impact is mildly negative, it generally does not create too many problems. In many cases, it is overshadowed by the other synastry aspects between the two charts.