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The Scary Truth About Scorpio Moon: Snake or Eagle? Demon or Vishnu?

Updated: Mar 6

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What does the Moon represent?

The receptive, feminine Moon is one of the planets that represent the Self. It is our conditioned consciousness, emotional expression, our ego, and it represents our deepest needs. The Moon is our inner knowing that doesn’t need external validation or facts. 

Not only does the Moon reflect our emotions, but it also shows what we’re comfortable with and our environment. If we grow up in a tranquil environment, it can be very uncomfortable living in a chaotic place. 

If you roll a ball, it’s able to adapt to what’s in its way. If there’s a rock, it’ll go over it or bounce around it. That’s what the Moon does. He is adaptable in this world that is constantly changing and full of obstacles. (In Vedic Astrology, all of the planets are male.) A person with a favorable Moon in their chart will be able to adapt to their environment to get their needs met.

A healthy Moon desires relationships and is lovesick. He craves emotional intimacy and a spiritual bond. It’s a planet of profound connection.

Scorpio’s Description

Before we discuss the characteristics of the Scorpio Moon, let’s delve into the characteristics of Scorpio according to Vedic and Western Astrology perspectives.

Scorpio represents a small limbed creature with bristles that makes it sensitive to its environment. He’s extremely perceptive and can notice the slightest shift in vibration, more than any other sign. People with healthy planets in Scorpio aren’t easily tricked because they can tell when something’s off because they notice the slightest vibrational shift when they’re getting scammed.

A core characteristic of Scorpio is deprivation and a lack of breast milk, while Taurus, the opposite sign, is about abundance, being resourceful, and getting its needs met. People with afflicted planets in this water sign can experience a lack of emotional nourishment. While favorable planets in Scorpio can make a person spiritually oriented. When we don’t get our needs met, we can either be emotionally deprived and succumb to the monsters within or become nourished through spirituality. If a person doesn’t get what they want or need, they can acquire a disposition to the likes of a demon or they can have a more honorable disposition like Vishnu, who is the manifestation of God in all things. When we innerstand that Vishnu is God in all things, we know that everything is working for us and not against us on our path to evolution. What is available for us is meant for us and what’s not, isn’t. Knowing that the manifestation of God is everywhere, including all living creatures and all inanimate things “good” and “bad”, a person is more able to take the higher road and soar like an eagle.

Scorpions crawl into a hole to feel safe and protected. Similarly, it’s ideal for people with Scorpio placements to go into their hermitage to work out his/her emotions and emerge with a renewed perspective. However, afflicted planets in this sign can cause an individual to do self-destructive things such as drinking heavily every day and indulging in other addictions.

Snakes tend to be scarier than scorpions and many people are fearful of these slithering reptiles. Snakes are also another symbol of the sign of Scorpio, which represents our greatest fear. It’s no wonder that Scorpio is the eighth zodiac sign. The number eight corresponds to Rahu, the North node of the Moon that represents unknown places from our worst nightmares. This eighth sign and the eighth house correspond to our greatest fears. Individuals with afflicted planets in Scorpio may succumb to possessions, snake bites, and problems with water such as drowning. While Scorpio has to do with the spooky and unexpecting things we may confront, it also has to do with the evil lurking in our subconsciousness. The “demons” buried in the darkest corners of our minds are there to awaken us and to prompt us to look within and make an inner shift.

The transformative side of Scorpio is about shedding dead skin and renewing oneself, one layer at a time. It’s essential to heal our emotional trauma so the “demons” in our subconscious don’t haunt us or manifest into physical ailments. More science is emerging on how unhealed emotional trauma can cause blockages and diseases in certain parts of the body.

Is the Moon Debilitated in Scorpio? 

In Vedic astrology, planets can be natural friends, neutral, or enemies of other planets. Fortunately, the Moon doesn’t have any natural enemies. Contrary to popular belief, it’s extremely rare for a person to have a debilitated Moon, which only happens in the first three degrees of Scorpio. Similarly, Taurus is only exalted in the first three degrees.

A person with a debilitated Moon is scared to face their deepest wounds and face their internal demons because it’s too horrific. Like the deepest parts of the ocean, who knows what’s deep down in the subconscious? 

A person who has their Moon in Scorpio within the first three degrees can have a hard time adapting and being flexible. They struggle to recognize/express their emotions and overcome troubling emotions. They won’t see the best things in life because they tend to focus on what could go wrong. By focusing on things that can’t fulfill their needs such as sex, they’re overcome with fear and emotional sorrow.

Moon in Scorpio Description

As I mentioned before, if you or someone you know has their Moon in Scorpio, it is most likely not debilitated because this only happens when the Moon is in the first three degrees of Scorpio. The majority of Scorpio Moons have intense feelings because they’re looking for emotional security and are very sensitive and perspective to their environment. They can be connected to their inner knowing and aware of what they lack. 

When a person’s Moon isn’t debilitated or in the same sign as Saturn and Rahu, they generally can face their demons and transmute negative emotions and feelings into something productive. Scorpio is a moksha or water sign that represents emotional security. Water has a cleansing effect. When it rains, it washes away the impurities in the environment. Similarly, a Scorpio Moon person can cleanse their conscience and remove limiting concepts that hold them down so they can soar above problems like an eagle. 

It’s essential for people who have their Moon in Scorpio to have emotional security and that they feel safe in their environment. A big part of feeling emotionally secure is making peace with what’s haunting them, so they don’t continue attracting external demons. Those with their Moon in the eighth sign can have the power to overcome monsters. They’re able to transmute negative experiences and use that energy to heal and work out difficult emotions. Individuals with the Moon in the eighth sign must learn to be friends with their fears and wounds and understand that the negative forces help us grow and connect to our inner knowing and inner Vishnu.


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Gina from Her Cosmic Crown

I'm Gina, a California native who has voraciously studied astrology since 2018. I use Tropical Vedic Astrology and cartomancy as my main vehicles in my cosmic quest for profound spiritual understanding and healing. 


I hold a BA in Psychology and an MS in Marriage & Family Therapy from San Diego State University. With over fifteen years of counseling and teaching experience, I've always enjoyed listening to people's stories and helping them on their path. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, globe-trotting, chasing sunsets, reading, or doing something astrology-related.

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