Self-care Aquarius

How we take care of ourselves later in life, is distinguished by the way we grow up. However, each Moon Sign evokes different conduct from his peers by communicating his needs non-verbally. In the case of Aquarius the most significant need, for example, is autonomy or rather a sense of freedom. Depending on how the needs were met during childhood, each sign develops either constructively or destructively. To develop a healthy way of self-care, you first have to distinguish where your anxieties and survival techniques come from – so you can overcome them. Thus, you have to take a look at your childhood by reading the following article.

However, there might be aspects in your birth chart that indicate your Sun Sign played a bigger role during your childhood. Then, you simply can read the self-care article of your Sun Sign. If you are a mother to an Aquarius child, you can read all about the needs of your child in the following.

Basic needs of every human being:

  1. commitment (needs which the Aquarius Moon doesn’t evoke)
  2. a sense of emotional security and comfort (needs which the Aquarius Moon doesn’t evoke)
  3. autonomy (needs which the Aquarius child evokes)
  4. control 
  5. orientation
  6. appreciation
  7. pleasure gain (needs which the Aquarius Moon doesn’t evoke as a child)
  8. avoidance of displeasure

What does the Aquarius Moon child evoke?

Freedom-striving Aquarius - painted by Nastja Stefanyuk

Aquarius is an autonomous child because he always strikes out to experiment with new and exciting things. His fundamental drive is curiosity – he is especially curious about other people. That’s because he can analyze social conduct objectively from an early age since he is rather emotionally distant. However, his lack of emotionality in communication makes him strive to be a member of groups. This way he doesn’t feel enclosed because there is a certain anonymity in a group but at the same time he can feel connected. Because of his focus on group dynamics, he perceives the dynamic of a group intellectually. This way he learns a lot about fairness. 

How does the Aquarius Moon Child educate his mother?

An Aquarius child quickly teaches his mother to be more autonomous also, which means that the mother builds a self-sufficient life. Consequently, she becomes a more independent woman – parallel to her independent child. Since there is really nothing to teach an Aquarius child who is already quite intelligent from an early age, it feels like her work is already done after giving birth. 

Negligence of the needs: 

Commitment, Emotional security, and Comfort

If Aquarius’ need to be autonomous is fulfilled at the expense of commitment and sense of emotional security, Aquarius might feel disconnected later in life. Consequently, he might detach completely from commitments. Later in life, he might even suffer from depression with emotional contact being out of reach.

Negligence of the needs: 

Autonomy, and Control

When parents are strict (or even abusive) or apply tight schedules, the Aquarius Moon child feels captivated and overpowered because whatever endangers Aquarius’ personal freedom leads to a sense of helplessness. Then, Aquarius overcompensates to regain his personal freedom through different strategies.

Survival strategies:

  1. detachment from emotions
  2. detachment from commitment
  3. defiance so he can restore his autonomy
  4. rebellion so he can compensate for the experience of restriction

Self-care techniques:

If you want to know more about how to take care of your Aquarius Moon, you can then read it in the article Happiness Aquarius.