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  • Leo Moon who was emotionally neglected, abused and ostracized by everyone growing up

     Individualist_ updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Individualist_

    Member
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Hi, I just want to express something about my experience.

    Life has been really hard for me as a Leo moon. I feel like Leo represents a very innocent, happy and joyful energy— Leo rules the heart, after all. Everyone I’ve met with Leo placements has this energy of playful innocence that makes me drawn to them… I love Leo energy.

    So it’s not fair that my Leo energy has basically been snuffed out of expression thanks to other people. At my heart, I am an innocent, playful soul. I embodied this energy when I was younger, I was so excitable, and wore my heart on my sleeve. But almost everyone I met in my childhood was cruel to me. What was wrong with me? Why did people treat me like I was a defect, when I was just being happy and friendly?

    Knowing now that I am a Leo moon, it makes me really sad to look back at my younger self and see what was happening to her. Leo just wants to love and be loved. I wasn’t loved, I was rejected constantly, in little ways and big ways. Both by the adults who were responsible for me, and other kids. By the time I was a teenager, I had become so detached from my feelings that I literally thought I didn’t have emotions. I *remember* actually thinking that. That I didn’t have emotions. That’s crazy to think now… Emotions are so important.

    Even when I reached adulthood, and had my first job, I noticed that when I expressed my Leo energy, it made people not take me serious. Like they could disrespect me… like I was a joke. That’s when I finally learned that I could not show my emotional self or Leo-ness to people. What’s so bad about happy Leo energy that it means someone isn’t worthy of respect??

    As an adult I now wear a mask of indifference when interacting with people I don’t know well. I’m too afraid to show my true personality to people because I don’t want to be rejected and feel that pain all over again. I just want to embody my Leo moon and enjoy self-expression and joy but I’m too traumatized now. It makes me really sad.

    As a side note, the reason why I always like other Leo placements is because I can sense that carefree, innocent and non-judgemental energy in them and it makes it easy to trust them— because they’re like me.

    End rant.

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    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

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  • divinelight3333

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I’ve got a stellium in Leo including Sun and I’ve dealt with similar things. On one hand, we want to be appreciated and validated. We want to have fun, and entertain at times, but then you step out on stage as a new comic and you bomb. The most important thing is to never give up.

    The challenge for you is to not worry about what other people say or do or whether they like you, so that you can be yourself. That’s tough and takes a lot of work, but so does everything else in life. It gives you a goal – self improvement, and it becomes an ego booster when you accomplish that goal.

    Pride is the enemy of Leo placements. There’s a healthy way to express our egos, and it’s a huge mistake to down others if they don’t meet our expectations.

    My DMs don’t work on this app, but you can use the Leo sub you were on to ask questions, if you want.

  • CokeMooch

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Fellow Leo moon here. I wish I could hug you. Your experience is relatable, though for me I felt stifled by the outside world, not so much at home. I hate that you felt/feel this way and weren’t able to express yourself safely, it’s a fkng crime. Just know that you’re more in control of your life now and need to surround yourself with people who let you shine and make you feel comfortable.

    Remember: you are *never* too much, and you are always enough.

  • ZucchiniMid6996

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I am a leo moon, as also my father, mother, grandma and a brother. The common theme is that every single one of us were mocked for showing big emotions. All were told to not be ourselves, told to be quite, to shut up, to learn ‘manners’. All becomes quiet adults.

    I think this is what we have to experience as Leo moons. Every single thing you wrote is true for us. I just want to make everyone happy. I’m excited about everything but people just sneer at it and made it seems like I’m ‘extra’. Especially relatives. Now I’m this emotionless, stoic introvert who hates people.

    My son is also a Leo moon. I am trying hard not to give him the same experience. One of my chart reading says that one of my life’s destiny is to break generational karma/curses. By being the only one in my family involved in astrology community, I hope this is the sign that I am actually breaking a curse.

  • MormolocxD

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I am a Leo moon too and had a similar childhood and adulthood experiences..and **I FEEL YOU**!!!!

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    It’s so heartbreaking when you just try to be yourself and others come and make fun of you, tell you to be quiet, telling you that you are exhausting.. Now I am trying so hard to find myself again and not be afraid of what other people think..and damn..it’s hard.. but I guess with patience and a lot of hard work..it can be done.

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    Sometimes, looking back, like you said, my heart is broken for the little me, for that little girl who wanted the love from her family and friends..to be appreciated for being me and not be judged..

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    I am still in the healing journey of my inner child and …**OMG**.. it’s hurtful, but needed!!

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    It will be okay, focus on yourself, start doing things you loved when you were a child and start being a friend of your emotions, they are your **superpower**.. not your weaakness!!!! That’s what we LEO Moons are emotions!

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    I love you! I am proud of you! YOU ARE AMAZING

  • 19neo91

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Here’s some extra sunlight for you,

    #🌅

    What house is your moon in and what is the placement of that house?

  • Sweetcheeks864

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I’m also a Leo moon and just want to say that I feel you. I’m also sorry that the people around you growing up hurt you and took away some of your joy, and perhaps some of your childhood. I love that you’re connecting to your inner child and recognizing that feelings are a good thing. If you haven’t already, I’d really encourage therapy as all of this is definitely something you can work through. Sending good vibes 💓

  • FlameMoss

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    If you are a Leo placement that shines in any way….You are here to fight.

    Everywhere I come as my own shiny-self, the dark comes crawling out of the gutters to attack…and then I am not even talking about the spiritual warfare that becomes increasingly more frequent.

    Long live the fighters!!

  • Wild_Magdalene

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I’ve heard that experiences such as this are really common for Leo moon people. I can definitely say that it’s something I’ve been able to relate to within the context of my own life, too. It’s a lot of work to regain the confidence, but it’s possible. I’ve still got a ways to go, but I can also say I’ve come a long way. We’ll get there 💛

  • aromage-luka

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I’m a Leo moon with similar experiences and I wish I could give you a hug. I’m *terrified* to express myself and my emotions due to the way I was treated growing up. I’m shy, introverted, and I try my hardest to not wear my heart on my sleeve anymore out of fear. I just wanna stay in my own little shell and keep others out.

    For reference, my moon is in the 3rd house, which is ruled by Cancer. It’s conjunct my IC, and my moon also opposes Neptune :’)

  • Hero_Of_Shadows

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Man, that sucks, offering you a hug over the internet.

  • MooseCannon316

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Fellow Leo moon here, I feel like I could’ve written this post ❤️🦁

  • DommeIt

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Leo Moon checking in. Yep! Same/similar experience.

  • desperateforhairhelp

    Guest
    October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I replied in another part of this post but for statistical purposes, writing a reply here as well.

    I have had very similar experiences with my Leo moon and have spent my entire life feeling like being myself was/is, essentially, a nuisance to everyone around me when. All I’ve ever wanted to do is make others, especially those I love, happy. I’m too loud, too excitable, too bubbly, too emotional, etc, etc. Like damn. Sorry for being who I am?

    And when I try to be quiet in an attempt to appease, I get told I’m too quiet and get accused of being “antisocial”. It’s never good enough. 😤

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