Astrology 101: What Does Your Moon Sign Say About You?

Read on to find out what your moon sign means for you!

Last week, we talked about sun signs. Your sun sign represents your energy and vitality. It’s pretty easy to calculate your sun sign as long as you know the date of your birth. But the sun sign does not tell you everything about yourself. There are other placements to explore.

Today we are talking about our moon signs. Moon signs represent our emotions and our inner self. This placement tells us how we handle our own feelings and how we relate to the feelings of people around us. Our moon sign can explain why some of us are more reserved with our emotions and why some of us wear our hearts on our sleeves. It can also tell us how we deal with our hidden feelings and our emotional trauma. Taking the time to understand our moon sign is a great first step when undergoing shadow work.

Calculating your moon sign is not quite as simple as calculating your sun sign, but it is still easy enough. You can find several sites that will find your moon sign as well as other placements in your chart, and all you have to do is plug in your birthday and your place of birth. You do not have to know the time of your birth to find your moon sign but you do need it to calculate your rising sign. We will talk about rising signs in another article.

Aries Moon


The cardinal fire sign, Aries, does not like to sit still and they hate feeling inactive. If you are a lunar Aries, you prefer to keep moving. You feel your emotions more intensely than others and you tend to behave in a rather impulsive manner. Though you may have strong feelings, you’d rather act on them than discuss them. Your motto is “a little less talk and a lot more action.”

Taurus Moon


The fixed earth sign, Taurus, likes to root themselves to the spot. If your moon is in Taurus, you have “mom-friend” tendencies. You are warm and nurturing to those around you. You are ruled by your romantic feelings and your need for security. Because you crave stability, you may find it difficult to leave intimate relationships that have run their course.

Gemini Moon


The mutable air sign, Gemini, is eloquent and poetic. If your moon is in Gemini, you handle your emotions and the emotions of others with a carefree attitude. You have the uncanny ability to effortlessly express your feelings through the written word. You like to get your feelings onto the page so you do not have to sit with them too long.

Cancer Moon


The cardinal water sign, Cancer, is ruled by the moon — so you could say they are already ruled by their emotions. If your moon is in Cancer, you are sentimental and affectionate towards the ones you care about the most. Since your moon is happy at home in its native sign, you find that you are happiest in your own home as well.

Leo Moon


The fixed fire sign, Leo, has a heart of gold and a flair for the dramatic. If your moon is in Leo, you wear your emotions on your sleeve and express yourself through big, theatrical gestures. You enjoy getting attention but you also enjoy showering your loved ones with attention. Nothing makes you happier than getting someone to smile.

Virgo Moon


The mutable earth sign, Virgo, is a logical and analytical powerhouse. If you are a lunar Virgo, it may be hard for you to see the forest for the trees, meaning you get caught up in the details rather than seeing the big picture. Because you are so detail-oriented, you can become overwhelmed when dealing with highly emotional situations. You are determined to find a solution to the problem at hand.

Libra Moon


The cardinal air sign, Libra, likes to balance the scales. If your moon is in Libra, you have a strong emotional need for peace. You try to achieve harmony with your loved ones by any means necessary. But you also know when to leave a high-stress situation to keep your own emotions in check.

Scorpio Moon


The fixed water sign, Scorpio, is brooding and intense. If you are a lunar Scorpio, that intensity is dialed up to eleven!  Your emotional fortitude is truly beyond compare. This strength makes you an incredibly powerful ally to your loved ones. Anyone would be lucky to have you in their corner.

Sagittarius Moon


The mutable fire sign, Sagittarius, craves adventure and higher understanding. If you are a lunar Sagittarian, you are emotionally fulfilled by expanding your horizons. Though you are not one to hide your emotions, you do not like examining them under a microscope. You would rather travel to exciting destinations and study new philosophies. 

Capricorn Moon


The cardinal earth sign, Capricorn, is ambitious and very proud of their achievements. If your moon is in Capricorn, your emotions are strongly connected to your goals and aspirations. You keep your feet firmly planted on the ground and you don’t have a lot of patience for people who have their heads in the clouds. 

Aquarius Moon


The fixed air sign, Aquarius, is the rebel with… so many causes. If you are a lunar Aquarian, you feel a lot of compassion for those around you but you still feel like an outsider. You want to be there for others but it can be difficult when you feel like you are on the outside looking in. Your desire to help your loved ones and your need for emotional independence are often at odds with each other. 

Pisces Moon

The mutable water sign, Pisces, is the most empathetic sign. If your moon is in Pisces, you are incredibly in tune with your emotions and the emotions of those around you. You are a perpetual people-pleaser and may have trouble setting boundaries. You are romantic, idealistic, and possibly a little naive.

Ophiuchus Moon

An Ophiuchus moon sign can not be calculated because it is not a real zodiac sign. So… NO MOON FOR YOU!

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