When you ask, most people will be able to tell you their sun sign, because it is the astrological element that we talk about the most. But this is only one of the various important factors that make up a person’s natal chart and reveal the astrological secrets of their character.
Another important element is your moon sign, which reflects the emotional side of your personality and can indicate how you will respond to different challenges. It is also linked to your natural intuition and your approach to nurturing and caring for others.
Elements of the Astrological Natal Chart
The most talked-about element of the astrological natal chart is the sun sign, because it is the easiest astrological element to generalize about. This is because the sun spends 30 days in each sign throughout the year, and those dates are the same each year. So, astrologers use sun signs to communicate with large groups of people in a meaningful way.
In comparison, the moon only spends about two and a half days in each sign, and the dates vary from year to year. So, you need your exact time and place of birth to accurately determine your moon sign.
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Your moon sign can provide you with information on the subconscious and instinctive side of your personality that is the driving force behind your emotional reactions. It can help you to understand your emotional landscape and what is likely to trigger you.
Your moon sign can also help you to understand your natural intuition and how it can guide you, and it is also linked to your approach to nurturing and caring for others. Many people believe that your moon sign is more revealing about your true character than your sun sign.
If you want to get serious about your moon signs, you can also consider the degree of your moon sign. Each zodiac sign encompasses 30 degrees in the sky, so you can identify which degree the moon was in at the time of your birth to get a more refined reading.
What does your moon sign say about you? Let’s take a look.
Aries Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Aries, you don’t tend to be a person of hidden emotional depths. Your emotional responses tend to be straightforward rather than mixed, though they are always very strong. When things aren’t going well, you tend to get angry rather than upset. This lets you exorcise your emotions and move on quickly.
Aries moon personalities don’t have a strong sense of intuition because you see the world in black and white. The grey areas are often lost on you, so you don’t see the nuance that can help you understand a situation better.
Your approach to nurturing tends to be that of a problem fixer. As an Aries moon, you aren’t the type to dissect problems or just lend an ear. You want to take active steps to help the people that you care about and resolve issues.
Taurus Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Taurus, you tend to be emotionally practical. You know that dwelling on something or getting upset about something won’t get you what you want, so you box those emotions up and move on quickly. However, you can be very stubborn and find it very difficult to forgive and forget.
Taurus moon signs are good at seeing order in situations that may otherwise seem chaotic. You have a natural intuition for understanding unwritten social rules and sniffing out where the power sits within groups.
Your approach to caring for others can often be seen as controlling. This is because Taurus moon signs tend to think that the best approach to happiness is stability, and therefore staying inside your comfort zone. You may try to control others in order to keep them safe. A little bit of self-indulgent comfort also goes a long way in you opinion.
Gemini Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Gemini, your emotional landscape is very changeable. You can go from feeling happy to scared to sad and back to joyous within a matter of minutes. But you tend to be comfortable with inconsistent and mixed emotions. Rather than try and figure out “what it all means”, you experience each one and then move on.
Your intuition can be hit and miss as a Gemini moon sign. You are very perceptive and tend to have all the pieces in front of you, but can’t necessarily put them together because you treat every experience as new rather than try and define things based on experience.
Gemini moon personalities are great listeners because you are incurably curious about people. You are also good at asking the tough questions that people need to consider, but don’t necessarily want to hear. But you don’t necessarily like to offer your advice, because you believe that everyone is different.
Cancer Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Cancer, you are highly emotional since the moon is also your ruling planet. This means that you feel everything intensely, and even the little things feel like life or death to you. You can’t ignore your feelings, and often need to sit with them for a while to process them and eventually let them pass.
When you are born with the moon in Cancer you are incredibly intuitive, especially when it comes to what other people are thinking and feeling. You may seem like you are psychic with the accuracy or your empathy.
Cancer moons are natural carers and want to mother everyone in their lives. You can be a bit controlling because you believe that you always know what is best. And much to the chagrin of some of the people closest to you, you are almost always right.
Leo Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Leo, your sense of self-worth and therefore your emotional stability is highly wrapped up in the opinion and approval of others. This means that you often suffer an emotional rollercoaster of highs and lows based on what is happening outside of yourself. Your emotions always manifest with intense strength.
Rather than being naturally intuitive, Leo moons tend to project their thoughts and emotions onto other people, which often clouds your judgment. You might be particularly bad at understanding how other people see you.
You are generous and warm and tend to want to wrap the people that you care about up in a warm blanket of love and protection. But if your moon sign is Leo, your protection can be overpowering and leave others feeling like they need you.
Virgo Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Virgo, you are very self-aware of your emotional triggers and why certain things set you off. So, you tend to know when you are being completely unreasonable, but that doesn’t make the feeling any less intense. It just means that you also get to feel bad about your emotional over-reaction.
When your moon sign is Virgo, you are more observant than intuitive. Nothing gets past you and you are good at putting the pieces of the puzzle together. But your deep understanding of what is happening around you comes more from your head than from your gut.
While you care deeply about others, you can find it difficult to express those emotions. Virgo moon signs often think that others will be inconvenienced by their help of care, so instead take a step back. But Virgo is great to talk to, and you can always help people see problems from a new perspective.
Libra Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Libra, tends to have very balanced emotions and you rarely let yourself become overwhelmed by your feelings. This means that you process things quickly, and you are good at hiding your feelings from others. You care deeply about what other people think, and this will play on your emotions.
You are excellent at reading people and you are highly intuitive, especially when it comes to social situations. Libra moon personalities tend to be able to see the connections between people, and you know exactly how to get others to open up to you.
If your moon sign is Libra, you are probably a bit of a bleeding heart and take on the challenges of other people as if they are your own. You will never tire of listening or supporting someone through a difficult time. But you do tend to think that the best way to care for people is to help them “fit in” wherever they are.
Scorpio Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Scorpio, you are highly sensitive and take everything personally. Every word and every small deed cuts deeply, and your wounds tend to be slow to heal. But, at the same time, you are highly secretive with your emotions and never share them with anyone. This means that you store things up and often carry weight around your heart.
Scorpio moon signs are very intuitive. You just understand how people tick and you can always see the opportunities in any situation. You often use this power to manipulate others, pulling people’s strings in order to get what you want.
Your desire to protect and hide your emotions means that it can be difficult to open up and care for others, because you know that it leaves you vulnerable. So, as a Scorpio moon, you will probably choose to look for active solutions to help the people that you care about. When you can focus on doing, you can keep yourself protected.
Sagittarius Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Sagittarius, you tend to have relatively light emotions. You probably think of emotions as a physiological response, and therefore you rarely feel the need to dwell on them or dissect them. If you aren’t feeling good, you generally think that the best thing to do is to distract yourself with something fun.
Sagittarius moon signs aren’t particularly intuitive because you often choose to see the world how you would like it to be. You often block out things that you would prefer not to see or know about. This can be great for your mental health, but not your intuition.
You tend to take the same approach to caring for others as you do yourself. A Sagittarius moon sign will assume that a friend needs cheering up through a distraction or a change. You find it much more difficult to just be there for someone without action.
Capricorn Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Capricorn, you are an expert at compartmentalizing and putting emotions and feelings away where you don’t have to deal with them. You would never share your emotional struggles because you really don’t think that anyone else is interested. While this makes you seem emotionally even, your emotional baggage gives you a clear intensity.
People born with the moon in Capricorn don’t tend to be very intuitive as you tend to focus on the things that need to be done, rather than solving mysteries. You probably have very little time for people that seem like they are trying to hide things from you.
When it comes to helping and caring for others, you like to be practically useful. As a Capricorn moon sign, you are probably very self-sufficient in most things, and you assume that most other people have the same capacity. You will help people, but expect them to take the final steps themselves.
Aquarius Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Aquarius, you spend a lot of time in your own head exploring and understanding who you are as a person. This gives you an emotional intelligence that lets you process your emotions in a very healthy way. You also aren’t concerned by the opinions of others, which gives you great freedom.
You are good at seeing and understanding the big picture behind things and embracing the why. As an Aquarius moon sign, you find it more difficult to focus on the details and intuit the little things that need to be done to make a big difference.
You can find it difficult to form deeply close relationships, which means it can be challenging for you to understand how other people need to be cared for. But Aquarius moon signs have no lack of emotions, they just always show them in their own special way.
Pisces Moon Sign
If your moon sign is Pisces, you have an incredible ability to see the positive in every situation, which helps you to maintain emotional stability. However, you are also very empathetic and can take on the emotions of others as your own. This means that sometimes you are carrying emotions that you are unable to resolve yourself.
Pisces is another moon sign is that highly intuitive. You have a natural way of understanding the world and you trust your gut. You probably feel like quite a spiritual person and actively seek to connect to something greater.
As a Pisces moon, you are genuine and generous in your feelings for others and there is no limit to the amount of yourself that you will give you the people that you care about. You find natural fulfillment in seeing others happy and supporting them.
What’s your Moon Sign?
So, what is your moon sign? Do you feel like it helps you better understand your emotional world and how you connect with other people?