The Ascendant represents our self-image, our physical appearance, and the way we project ourselves to the world. The Moon represents our emotions, home, and family. When your Moon makes and aspect to your partner’s Ascendant, or vice-versa, you will be sensitive to each other’s feelings.
In the case of a conjunction between one person’s Moon and another person’s Ascendant, a strong emotional connection is indicated. In this case, the way the Ascendant person projects him or herself has a strong emotional impact on the Moon person. The Moon person provides security to the Ascendant person. As a result, expressing your feelings to one another comes naturally to you both in each other’s presence. You will easily reveal information to one another, no matter how personal the information is! The Moon person is likely to feel dependent on the Ascendant to satisfy her emotional needs. On the downside, this aspect can produce excess emotions, due to the ease in which you express yourselves to one another.
In one of my previous relationships, my ex’s Moon was conjunct my Ascendant. Like the description above suggests, he revealed an incredible amount of personal information to me, almost immediately! He told me he had never felt so comfortable with expressing his emotions to anyone. In fact, he tended to reveal a bit too much; he told me things I didn’t even want or need to know! He was completely dependent on me for emotional support, which I personally found a bit draining. In addition, his physical attraction to me was through the roof. This is because a man’s Moon (along with his Venus) is the prime indicator of what he is looking for in a mate. As such, my physical appearance and self-image were ideal to him. Indeed, he strongly felt I was the one he would marry, but unfortunately, I didn’t feel the same way.
The trine and sextile aspects between one person’s Moon and another’s Ascendant indicate a similar energy as the conjunction, but without the threat of emotional excesses. In this case, you find it easy to express your emotions to one another. This aspect favors affection, warmth and kindness, as well as mutual support. You are sensitive to one another’s moods, and know how to reassure each other. There is a strong feeling of acceptance and feeling loved by one another.
The square aspect between the Moon and Ascendant in synastry can pose some problems for a couple. In this case, you are overly sensitive to one another’s moods, which can lead to disappointments and hurt feelings. The Moon person is likely to display excess emotions to the Ascendant person, which can put the Ascendant person on edge. As emotional outbursts continue, the Ascendant person may feel they are walking on eggshells around the Moon person in order to avoid further emotional chaos. There is a feeling of being misunderstood and unwanted on the part of the Moon person. This aspect can also indicate differences in families or upbringing, which can cause further problems for the couple.
The opposition between the Moon and Ascendant are easier to handle than the square. In fact, this is a common aspect to find in the synastry charts of married couples. In this case, one person’s Moon is conjunct the other person’s Descendant, which indicates the Moon person expresses her emotions in a way that is ideal to the Descendant person. Family and domestic issues are important between the two of you. This aspect indicates a keen awareness of each other’s feelings, which can lead to emotional outbursts and hurt feelings. However, the Moon person is very supportive of the Ascendant person, while the Ascendant person sees the Moon person as nurturing and caring. In fact, the Ascendant person may become dependent on the Moon person for emotional support, and vice-versa.