Having the soul (Moon) of Aquarius means being receptive to fast, “out there” frequencies. Aqua Moon signs like to be alone, decipher what they’re picking up, and “translate” it into earthly life. Those with the Moon in Aquarius seem to have access to the mysteries of the universe through their inner lives.

Aquarius Moon at a glance

  • Aquarius: Fixed Air 
  • Sign: The Water Bearer
  • Ruler: Uranus (traditional ruler – Saturn)
  • Positive Expression: Clever, Kind, Unpredictable, Quirky, Humanitarian
  • Negative Expression: Aloof, Detached, Proud, Forgetful, Egoistic

A deeper look at Moon in Aquarius

Aquarius, the water-bearer, is co-ruled by its traditional ruler Saturn and its modern ruler Uranus. It is a masculine, fixed air sign with natural dominion over the 11th House, the house of friends, often making people with this alignment more focused on friendships than any other relationship archetype . 

Although you can feel like an outsider at times, you may have a sense of pride at how different you are. Moon in Aquarius people often grow up feeling “different”, having had untraditional childhoods.

Moon in Aquarius people have a lot of pride. In fact, when they’ve been attacked in any way (especially regarding their character), they can become very inflexible and cool. It can be difficult to know just how sensitive to criticism Lunar Aquarians are, simply because they hide it so well! When their character or behavior has been criticized, they tend to dig in their heels and keep right on doing it. They fully expect others to accept them exactly as they are, or they don’t have much use for them in their lives.

Moon in Aquarius people often grow up feeling that messy emotions are unappealing, and often pride themselves for being cool-headed, detached, and above the baser emotions. In the process, they can end up alienating others and themselves. Although Lunar Aquarians are particularly observant and can be especially adept at understanding others’ behavior and motivations, they can lose touch with their own, simply because they have identified too strongly with what they aspire to be (and these aspirations are often super-human).

There is a powerful drive for independence with an Aquarian moon. However, you need to learn to let other people in. In relationships, some may find you too distant, while others will enjoy the freedom you give people to just be themselves. If someone gives you the space you require, then you can be faithful and reliable. With people close to them, Moon in Aquarius natives can seem to lack compassion, as they often fully expect others to be as independent and detached as they are. On the whole, Moon in Aquarius people do tend to generally do better at friendships than romantic relationships.

The Aquarian tendency to be humanitarian shows up powerfully in Moon in Aquarius, so humanitarian efforts are something that appeals, though it may be more from a distance than a hands-on experience.

As an air sign, Aquarius sun sign is all about mental stimulation, and they are highly intelligent. And because the Aquarius moon people prize being unique, they are tolerant of others who look, think and act differently. They give others a lot of freedom and personal space. And they appreciate the same while coming together every once in a while to exchange ideas. Despite their independent streak, they are also social beings for the sake of bouncing ideas off of people.

They accept all walks of life into their social circle and enjoy getting a variety of perspectives on the world. And with the Moon in Aquarius, they can be very entertaining with their sense of humor and creative way of looking at things.

Things to watch out for though is that Moon In Aquarius people don’t care about feelings or mood, for those things rarely further their cause. This can make them seem aloof or detached. But they see things in a different way than others do. And they get so caught up in their own vision that they sometimes forget about those who have another opinion.

Lunar Aquarians forge their path with everything in their lives, sometimes leaving their loved ones behind for a time. But their desire to help the greater good always brings them back to reality.

Key points

  • The Saturnian side of the Aquarian nature focuses on conservation, structure, authority, restriction, discipline, and governing bodies.
  • The Uranian side involves innovation, rebellion, revolution, liberation, enlightenment, and large communities.
  • You can be emotionally detached if you refuse to let yourself feel “bad” emotions, and care too much about being superior.
  • To be emotionally secure, you have a need to feel understood and your individuality respected.


  • Parts of the physical body ruled by Aquarius: ankles, calves, shins, and circulatory system
  • Related Crystals: Amethyst. Aquamarine, Black Onyx, Emerald, Garnet, Hematite, Labradorite, Lepidolite.
  • Essential oils & herbs: Lemon, Comfrey, Rosemary, Fennel, Violet, Valerian
  • Keywords: Aloof, Independent, Inventive, Quirky, Unique


Remember that your moon sign reflects how you handle your emotions, which affect your relationships. Moon in Aquarian people have to watch out for being too independent and too unemotional, for both can affect their relationships in unpositive ways.

Moon in Aquarius people are here to show us new and innovative ways to do all the things we’re doing that don’t work anymore, so don’t cage yourself into the “norm”. It will never work for you.

Friendships are key with moon in Aquarius, find the ones worth fighting for and hold on to them. Let them teach you that sometimes, opening up your emotions, and even leaning on someone, is a good thing.