Natal Scorpio Moon Sign? Qualities, Traits + Characteristics of your Astrology!

Close up of a natal scorpio moon sign woman

The Natal Scorpio Moon Sign is strong, intense, and emotionally deep astrology.

Wondering if you’ve got a Scorpio Moon Sign? You can find your natal Moon HERE with this free birth chart calculator.

…If you discover that the Moon was moving through the eighth sign of the zodiac at the moment of your birth, then you have a natal Scorpio Moon sign!

What’s so important about your natal Moon?

Most people know their natal Sun sign (or as a lot of people call it, your star sign, or “horoscope”). This describes the parts of you, that you tend to show to the world on a normal day. It’s the “you” that most people know you as.

But your natal Moon sign can actually be a lot more revealing, as it relates to your inner world.

Your Moon sign is closer to the “you” that only close friends and family see (and that’s why the natal Moon sign is usually much more on display in children).

For this reason, combining knowledge and insight of both your Sun AND Moon signs, tends to make up a much completer and more in-depth picture of who you really are. TBH, you can’t really understand your astrological personality without it.

The Moon is a powerful symbol of your inner world, your emotional landscape, and your unconscious mind…

Your natal Moon represents how you connect to the world on an intuitive level.

Her astrological placement in your chart speaks of your feelings, sensitivities, and instincts. And what lies in the shadows of your unconscious.

La Luna also refers to your maternal relationships – how you find comfort and security, how you were mothered, and how the mother archetype shows up in your life (this relates to men and women).

The astrology of your personal Moon also opens up the world of friendship, love, and romance – how you behave in relationships, what you need, what challenges you, and why.

Quite simply… unlocking the secrets of your natal Moon sign can help you understand what drives you from the deepest layers of your being.

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The personality traits of your natal Scorpio Moon (OR Moon in the 8th House)

So, at the exact moment you were born, Grandmother Moon was transiting through the Scorpio Zodiac sign.

This can be an extremely intense place for the Moon to be!

With this astrology, you’re likely a person who feels very deeply, perceiving the world through the changing lens of your moods and emotions. You’re likely someone who naturally leads with your heart, rather than your head.

As the zodiac’s only fixed water sign, Scorpio brings depth, devotion, and strong intuition to the cosmic cauldron…

Folks with this natal Moon are often fuelled by their deep-seated need to find security in relationships. In fact, the intense desire to connect on the most intimate levels can be the driving force for your entire life.

Because of this, your sense of personal value and self-worth tends to come from whether your emotional needs are being met by a significant other. It’s not for everyone, Scorpio Moon! But for those who ARE able to fully meet your intense feelings, the connection can be magic.

The Natal Scorpio Moon was born to FEEL

While some people ride the waves of feeling letting emotions wash through them, the Scorpio Moon personality can sit in the deep pool of their raw emotions indefinitely.

Your sensitivity is unmatched.

But this doesn’t necessarily mean you wear your heart on your sleeve – your emotional nature isn’t always revealed to the outside world straightaway. And what this means, is: Just because you feel things, doesn’t mean you talk about them.

But with such emotional intensity, Scorpio Moon people can run into trouble if their true feelings aren’t expressed (in healthy ways!) Whilst some privacy is okay, too much of it can create misunderstanding. That’s right – problems can, and do arise for this astrology. Especially when the depths of the emotional upheaval you go through aren’t shared.. and then processed appropriately.

Without developing maturity around your powerful emotions, they may instead emerge unpredictably, or as dramatic ups and downs. So this natal Moon, in particular, needs to watch out for extremes in emotional energy: Expressions such as jealousy, possessiveness, and passive-aggressive behavior.

It’s also important for the Scorpio Moon to learn not to take things personally.

Again, the intensity with which Moon in Scorpio folks feel can sometimes cause pretty strong mood swings. And the resulting emotional drama is what gives the Scorpio Moon sign a bad rap!

… And it’s your natural instinct to think it’s all about you!

But these strong emotions are usually rooted in your need for safety and security – at the heart of the emotional excitement that seems to revolve around the Moon in Scorpio, is the simple desire for love.

Scorpio Moon signs are loyal, committed and true

This natal Moon loves the depth of intimacy that comes with deep devotion.

Quite simply, your intense emotions need somewhere to go! So it’s no surprise that the Scorpio Moon woman (or man) tends to throw themselves 100% into their most significant relationship.

Commitment is paramount.

In fact, Scorpio people can be the most steadfast and trustworthy of all. There’s no middle ground where Scorpio Moons are concerned, and this comes from a deep need for truth, love, and transformation.

A little like the Libra Moon sign, Scorpio Moons come to know themselves through their relationships with others. Yet the level of intimacy this requires is unique! And certainly, not everyone can handle it! But for the Scorpio Moon sign, vulnerability is where real power comes from – i.e the power to do and be anything in the world!

The Moon in Scorpio is the home of transformation

Scorpio Moons are represented by not one, but three animal totems – scorpion, eagle, and phoenix. So this sign knows a LOT about shapeshifting through space and time to become something new.

Maybe you’re the master (or mistress) of reinvention?

Love giving yourself a makeover, or creating a brand new image on a regular basis?

Despite being a fixed sign, it’s a common trait in Scorpio Moon people, to be experts in renewal and rebirth. Maybe it’s the DEEP intimacy and contact with life itself that you love? Or maybe it’s because you know how to handle the intense experiences that come with complete metamorphosis?

Either way, one of the primary motivating forces in the lives of Scorpio Moons, is to push the edges of self until they become something new. And this isn’t only a self-serving skill – the Scorpio Moon sign is an incredible agent for change when it comes to other people, communities, and organizations. This natal lunar energy has the ability to catalyze change where it’s most needed, leading to growth, expansion, and very often prosperity.

Natal Scorpio Moons have laser-sharp sight

More than any other, this natal Moon can see right to the heart of an issue, situation, or scenario… and find solutions.

This means in any group of friends, the Scorpio Moon sign is usually best known for its focused awareness and penetrating gaze. And because of this almost supernatural ability, people open up to you. You invite them in. And using your uncanny intuition, you create spaces for those who really need it, to share their feelings and vulnerability. This is a real gift that Scorpio individuals seem to carry with ease.

Scorpio activates the element of water

This natal Moon pertains to the water element, and the realm of feelings, intuition, sensitivity, and close relating.

Meaning: People born with their Moons under the eighth sign of the zodiac sign tend to feel extreme highs and extreme lows of emotion. And the moods that result are their guiding lights in life.

If YOU were born under a Scorpio Moon, then your overall well-being is inextricably linked to how your own feelings are playing out, on a day-to-day basis. And of course your moods ebb and flow, just as the tides rise and fall. Nature is ruled by rhythm.

Scorpio moves to the deepest of all depths.

This Moon sign represents the mystery, the void, the dark pool of the unknown. And you can be a mystery to some people! Yet with the right container, i.e. the structure you need to feel secure, and someone to hold you with the strength and firmness you crave, you’ll gladly reveal your true self.

Tending to see things from more of an emotional perspective than an intellectual, logical, or rational one (that’s not to say Scorpio Moons aren’t highly intelligent!) the natal Scorpio Moon sign is intuitive, instinctive, and often visceral. It’s the nature of each water sign to FEEL the whole spectrum of feels, from deep fear, to loving devotion to pure ecstasy! And while this way of being, does have its challenges, you get the best of ALL worlds – lucky you!

Fixed Sign Scorpio: Double down

Scorpio is a fixed zodiac sign. So like Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius, the sign of Scorpio comes in the middle a season, holding, sustaining, and maintaining.

This means the Scorpio Moon sign isn’t afraid of staying in the moment. That’s right – Scorpio energy enjoys being fully present, soaking up every last drop of the eternity of now. Brilliant at focusing, concentrating, and dedicating your energy to something for long stretches of time, the Scorpio Moon has an abundance of staying power! And this characteristic will be valued in professional spheres demanding tenacity and grit. And a LONG attention span.

But this super-focused trait can find its nemesis in obsessive, compulsive behaviors.

The Scorpio Moon sign is SO adept at fixating on just one thing, that at times, these people can seem like a dog with a bone. If you ever feel unable to let go and move on from something that made a deep impact on you, well your Scorpio Moon could be why. 

The Scorpio Moon is ruled by Pluto (and Mars) the planets of transformation and passion

This extra layer can be a little confusing. So just imagine the planets Pluto and Mars as another thread running through the weave of your emotional world…

** Mars is Scorpio’s traditional planetary ruler, while Pluto is the modern ruler. (Despite being downgraded to asteroid status in 2006, Pluto is still very much regarded as a planet in the astrological sense).

Pluto is named after the Roman God of the underworld, so pertains to the “dark side” of the psyche. This refers to the shadow, the unconscious and the renewal and rebirth that can only come from facing the unknown. So living life through the lens of your Scorpio Moon, it may feel like you have a direct line to the darker aspects of life.

  • Maybe you’re naturally drawn to the occult, magic, divination, and the unseen realms?
  • Perhaps you have a knack for asking the most piercing questions?
  • Do you often land on the subjects that other people like to brush over and avoid?
  • Or maybe you’re fascinated by cultural taboos?

Scorpio people are often the zodiac’s shamans, witches, and magicians… though they’d probably never claim those titles for themselves. The influence of Pluto means you are the natural navigators and explorers of the unconscious, the hidden, and the suppressed.

Smalltalk definitely has no place in this world.

With Mars as an additional planetary influence, Scorpio Moon sign energy can feel hungry, passionate, and powerful. This is determined astrology, and can bring out a competitive streak, especially when it comes to love and relationships.

Scorpio Moon sign COMPATIBILITY

The natal Scorpio Moon woman (or man!) is a passionate, devoted, and loyal partner.

We’ve already mentioned how you thrive when connecting intimately with others – and a romantic partnership is your favorite place to be.

Seductive, complex, and obsessive, you are a veritable magnet when it comes to the opposite sex. There is literally nowhere else to go when a Scorpio Moon sign has you in their sights!

There are no subtle ways to get together with this natal Moon. Meaningless relationships have no place here – you’re all in or you don’t exist to the Scorpio Moon.

This Moon sign will pour every last drop of life force energy into their significant other. You don’t think twice about working hard to make your relationship a success. And by success, we mean ensuring your partner’s every need is met.

Sex is highly important to this Moon sign. Having a deep and satisfying sex life is a priority, and the Mars impulse means you have the passion to keep the flames of desire alive! Coupling up with fire signs Aries and Leo could lead to the heat you crave. Fixed earth sign Taurus may also be the one to give you the attention you need, in the bedroom.

Scorpio Moon people make highly protective partners.

Your instincts around the undercurrents of love and relating can be frighteningly accurate. BUT… your imagination may run a little wild at times, leading to jealousy and even possessive tendencies.

BUT, for those who CAN handle the emotional storms, fully accepting the traits and characteristics of a Scorpio Moon sign can be bliss.

Whoever does end up in a long-term partnership with a natal Scorpio Moon sign will be lucky to have you. When the match is right and the stars align, you’ll give your ALL to your significant other.

Best compatibility – The fixed Moon signs of Taurus and Aquarius could give you the commitment you deserve.

A Leo Moon could fan the flames of love. Capricorn Moon signs are likely to work as hard as you do on your love, but they may not give you the emotional intimacy you desire. A Pisces Moon, on the other hand, has the depth AND the emotional availability to last years into the future.

The Natal Scorpio Moon Sign Shadow Side…

The shadow is where we put all the parts of our personality and traits + characteristics that we reject, suppress, and disown. But inside the shadow, these disowned parts become distorted and still have control over our lives – though without any conscious awareness.

You can read more about the shadow here.

Knowing your natal Moon sign can be an amazing tool for unpacking the shadow.

This is because the Moon also refers to and activates the realms of the unconscious – this place with SO much power over us yet, that’s usually vastly unknown.

 For the natal Scorpio Moon sign, the traits that may unlock the door into your shadow include:

  • Obsessive thoughts and actions
  • Jealousy
  • Manipulation
  • Being controlling
  • Holding resentments
  • Revenge
  • Addiction

Now tell me… are you here because your natal Moon is in Scorpio?

Leave a comment below and tell me which trait or quality stands out the most for you.




  1. Alyssa N.

    Yes, I am here because my natal moon is a full moon in Scorpio.

    All resonated ✨‍♀️✨

    • Katherine Anne Lee

      Amazing! So glad you found us… thanks for the feedback!


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