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The Moon and Jupiter in tense aspect

Astrological aspects: general introduction

The analysis of a natal chart must be as comprehensive as possible. This is what we do as we make our personalized reports available in our e-shop. It must be borne in mind that many astrologers concentrate on the interpretation of planets in signs and in houses, and of angles, without paying enough attention to aspects. On the contrary, we believe that when aspects involve personal planets between themselves or slow-moving planets, they are of fundamental importance. In all cases, they are at least as significant as the Ascendant or the Sun. This is particularly relevant when the orb is tight (i.e. when the aspect is exact). This is the criterion we apply for this new series of articles which describe how well-known personalities experience certain aspects.


The Moon and Jupiter in challenging aspect

The aspect we explore here relates two planets sharing certain common traits, especially regarding popularity and mobility.

With its subtle and changing nature, the Moon governs our emotional world and our needs. It is the nocturnal counterpart of the Sun, influencing our moods and sensitivity.

The Moon represents our spontaneity, our psychic structure in terms of receptivity and intuition. It also symbolizes the mother. For a man, in particular, it corresponds to the type of woman who attracts him and who may later become his spouse.

Jupiter, on the other hand, emerges as a social planet, traversing each zodiac sign in about a year, coloring the atmosphere of the period accordingly.

Individually, Jupiter, once known as the Great Benefic, describes our capacity for integration, expansion, and optimism. It's one of our assets in life, provided it doesn't receive too many negative aspects in our chart.

When these two celestial bodies are connected by a tense aspect - the opposition or square, which are the most visible - the person with this configuration retains the benevolent sides of these planets. However, disturbances can arise in their relationships due to their versatility or unclear behaviors.

For a man, this can stem from his partner, with the Moon symbolizing feminine energy in traditional astrology, leading him to delegate this role in a way. For a woman, this tendency is more likely to be directly embodied.

In any case, the natives are overly confident, appearing naive or remaining excessively optimistic.

This confidence can, however, fluctuate, leading them to waste time on unproductive questioning.

They might also struggle to control their emotions, becoming transparent to those around them and preventing them from adopting any strategy when necessary.

In the realm of relationships, direct bonds, especially with the mother or as a son or daughter, can be a source of friction. Increased vigilance is recommended regarding close ones, colleagues, household staff, or unscrupulous friends.

Risks include misunderstandings due to a misjudgment of interactions with the public. Excessive lightness leads to neglecting the consequences of their actions.

The Moon, being linked to popularity and mood, and Jupiter to exaggeration, their conflicting link creates an excessively emotional character, with sometimes inappropriate reactions or a rollercoaster reputation, alternating between love and abandonment or disinterest.

The appetite for material things or dependence on pleasures of all kinds can manifest disproportionately, whether it involves luxury tastes or simple pleasures like gastronomy. The Moon is not known for its discipline, and Jupiter even less so for its restraint or control.

It's important not to stifle the Lunar and Jupiterian qualities of this aspect while remaining vigilant. With some adjustments or with age, it's possible to benefit from it.

We can never emphasize enough that a dissonant aspect deserves its alternate name of challenge aspect because if this challenge is met, it often brings, with maturity, strength, wisdom, and positive outcomes in life. It is simply slower and more difficult to master than a beneficial aspect like a trine or sextile.

In order to better explain this aspect, we are mentioning several well-known personalities (here Jonathan Rhys Meyers (opposition), Gwen Stefani (square), François Hollande (opposition), and Kim Kardashian (opposition)). This article deliberately isolates the aspect so as to better describe them. For this reason, it claims on no account to be a psychological analysis of the celebrity in question, for whom many other articles are available in the "Focus" section.

It is possible to find thousands of other horoscopes having the Moon in tense aspect with Jupiter (or any other aspects), with the online tool search. The planets, positions in sign and in house as well as the orb, are configurable.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers / Author : Georges Biard 06-2013 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

The talented actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers stands out with an astrological chart that highlights a Fire Moon, located on the Sagittarius Ascendant.

It faces the planet that rules this sign, Jupiter, which is in the opposite sign, Gemini, in exile and in the 6th house. It's also important to note that the planet is still conjunct with the cusp of the Descendant. This placement stages the relational axis, with two mutable signs. In his case, the connections are fiery, excessive, and passionate.

From the start, the relationship with his mother posed a challenge for Rhys Meyers. She, who had to raise her children alone, struggled with alcoholism. This is a typical excess of this aspect.

Despite these difficulties, the influence of his mother on his personality is so profound that he chose to carry her surname.

Later, life did not spare him the pain of losing a young child. Through his heritage and this Moon-Jupiter dissonance, located on a crucial axis of his chart, the actor also fell into the same excesses, alcohol, which he turned to when he had significant troubles.

Often, with the Moon and Jupiter, every behavioral slip-up ends up catapulted onto the front pages of all the scandalous newspapers.

The favorable presence of Mercury, well connected to both planets, helps him, mitigating these effects.

However, his personal story shows us that even an aspect involving a planet with a good reputation like Jupiter can prove formidable if not mastered, especially if it is one of the dominant planets in the chart.

Born:Wednesday, July 27, 1977
In:Dublin (United Kingdom)
Sun: 4°35' LeoAS: 29°43' Sagittarius
Moon:27°39' Sagittarius MC: 7°40' Scorpio
Dominants: Sagittarius, Gemini, Leo
Uranus, Moon, Jupiter
Houses 6, 12, 10 / Fire, Air / Mutable
Chinese Astrology: Fire Snake
Numerology: Birth Path 4
Height: Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 5' 10" (1m78) tall
Pageviews: 91,687

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Jonathan Rhys Meyers:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, born July 27, 1977, 7:25 PM, Dublin (United Kingdom) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 51' 35' 18° 18' 29° 05' 11° 46' 18° 20' 40' 45' 13° 35' 27° 39' 29° 43' 22° 46' 00' 23° 10' 25° 32'

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani / Author : lovely lady folly from Houston, Texas 06-2007 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/deed.en)

A precocious star of the music scene, Gwen Stefani was propelled into this world by her brother. He got her a job as a backup singer. With her lovely voice, she didn't take long to attract attention, seizing the opportunities of the aspect we're discussing. Her qualities are certainly just as present in a dynamic mode, in a challenging aspect, but with more uncontrollable consequences.

Gwen Stefani has a powerful Moon, angular at the Descendant and ruling its sign, Cancer. It forms a square with an equally valued Jupiter, conjunct the Sun, in Libra.

With a connection precise to the degree, Gwen Stefani must contend with desires that generate challenges and provoke intense tensions.

Jupiter, located in the 9th house of ideals, confronts the Moon, rooted in the house associated with the public. The singer may thus feel constantly torn between easy success by sacrificing her personal tastes, or less easily touching her fans by exploring artistic territories dear to her.

Due to other tensions experienced by her Moon because of the opposition of Mars and its presence at the Descendant, emotions are difficult for her to control. Overflowing and excessive, they can impair her discernment and harm, when transits allow, her relationships and general communication with others.

Recently, her appearance on a television show with a large audience may have unsettled some viewers. Sporting pronounced makeup, the singer seems to have succumbed to the temptation of cosmetic surgery. Although fortunately, she is not yet unrecognizable, many online fans have called on her not to engage in a reckless race against time and to prioritize natural beauty.

Born:Friday, October 3, 1969
In:Fullerton (CA) (United States)
Sun: 10°28' LibraAS: 14°13' Capricorn
Moon:15°03' Cancer MC: 3°58' Scorpio
Dominants: Capricorn, Libra, Cancer
Moon, Saturn, Mars
Houses 9, 7, 12 / Earth, Water / Cardinal
Chinese Astrology: Earth Rooster
Numerology: Birth Path 11
Height: Gwen Stefani is 5' 6" (1m68) tall
Pageviews: 273,137

You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Gwen Stefani.

Below, you will find the horoscope of Gwen Stefani:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Gwen Stefani (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Gwen Stefani, born October 3, 1969, 2:09 PM, Fullerton (CA) (United States) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15° 03' 21° 34' 13° 06' 25° 31' 38' 48' 10° 28' 15° 07' 18° 47' 58' 26° 47' 00' 14° 13' 20° 57' 23'

François Hollande

François Hollande / Author : Manuel Canevet 10-2013 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en)

The former French president is an emblematic figure of the dynamics of a dissonance between the Moon and Jupiter in opposition.

For a long time the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party, François Hollande skillfully navigated through differences, and initially, no one envisioned him as a presidential candidate.

His breakthrough in this role came almost "despite himself" following the scandal surrounding the then-favorite, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Portly and not particularly physically advantaged, a king of compromise and synthesis but never forcefully imposing his personal views, François Hollande charted his path and ultimately became the head of state in May 2012.

Nevertheless, he had to accept the constraints related to his public image, such as going on a diet to lose some weight for the election, in line with a challenging Moon-Jupiter aspect.

In his birth chart, the Moon in Capricorn occupies the 8th house, forming a very precise opposition with Jupiter in Cancer in the 2nd house. It's noteworthy that the Moon rules the latter. In the arena of political power, associated with Capricorn values, François Hollande indeed paid for some of his excesses, which are too numerous to recount here.

The Moon-Jupiter opposition also influenced his love life. For years, he was in a political duo with Ségolène Royal, the mother of his children, with whom he experienced both failures and successes. However, marriage was never on the cards for them.

Later, the media feasted on his complex relationship with Valérie Trierweiler. Their breakup, marked by a scooter ride to meet a new companion, actress Julie Gayet, thinking he would remain discreet, was as unexpected as it was amusing, and the press had a field day with it.

With fluctuating popularity, falling so low that he could not run for a second term, François Hollande hasn't necessarily had the last word and could well return to the limelight, even if not necessarily for the supreme position, thus illustrating the volatility of his natal Moon and the excesses of Jupiter, sometimes fortunate or exaggerated and gaffe-prone.

Born:Thursday, August 12, 1954
In:Rouen (76) (France)
Sun: 18°43' LeoAS: 7°50' Gemini
Moon:17°30' Capricorn MC: 6°06' Aquarius
Dominants: Leo, Cancer, Gemini
Mercury, Uranus, Sun
Houses 4, 3, 6 / Fire, Air / Fixed
Chinese Astrology: Wood Horse
Numerology: Birth Path 3
Height: François Hollande is 5' 7" (1m70) tall
Pageviews: 246,873

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Below, you will find the horoscope of François Hollande:

Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of François Hollande (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of François Hollande, born August 12, 1954, 12:10 AM, Rouen (76) (France) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 26° 49' 03' 14° 28' 17° 30' 06' 50' 17° 42' 24° 57' 17' 18° 43' 24° 29' 12' 23° 12' 23° 40' 42'

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian / Author : Eva Rinaldi 09-2014 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en)

With Kim Kardashian, we are looking at a personality who perfectly embodies the tension between the Moon and Jupiter. Whether liked or not, she has been and continues to be one of the most media-covered personalities of the social media era.

Her sometimes controversial influence extends over one or two generations of young women who emulate her makeup and clothing style, which is never discreet.

Her Jupiter sits in Virgo at the Midheaven, highlighting her quest for social dominance, which she wishes to control down to the smallest detail.

However, the opposition of the Moon, also angular and in the sign of Pisces, reveals difficulties in wanting to control everything.

She tries hard to keep her overwhelming emotions under wraps when it comes to her life as a mother or her home. But despite her dazzling successes, the star struggles to protect her family.

With the fluid energy of Pisces, her intentions often remain vague, and she can get carried away by her impressions, disconnecting from reality.

Nevertheless, she is capable of finding original solutions thanks to a favorable Uranus, acting as a mediator between these two planets.

A notable aspect in her chart is the sextile between Mars and Saturn, a sign of resistance to challenges, and her Jupiter's position, so close to the Midheaven, should not be underestimated, as it guarantees her, in spite of everything, exceptional social success.

Author: The White House from Washington, DC
Credits: President Trump Meets with Sentencing Commutation Recipients
Licence: Public domain
Born:Tuesday, October 21, 1980
In:Los Angeles (CA) (United States)
Sun: 28°29' LibraAS: 13°44' Sagittarius
Moon:28°09' Pisces MC: 28°27' Virgo
Dominants: Virgo, Sagittarius, Libra
Jupiter, Saturn, Moon
Houses 10, 11, 4 / Earth, Fire / Mutable
Chinese Astrology: Metal Monkey
Numerology: Birth Path 22
Height: Kim Kardashian is 5' 2" (1m57) tall
Pageviews: 787,939

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Astrology: horoscope and birth chart of Kim Kardashian (Placidus) Image taken from the horoscope, birth chart and astrological portrait of Kim Kardashian, born October 21, 1980, 10:46 AM, Los Angeles (CA) (United States) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17° 33' 19° 36' 28° 27' 28° 52' 41' 21° 58' 28° 29' 29° 49' 19° 48' 24° 12' 48' 13° 44' 20° 35' 28° 09' 13° 24'