You’re probably already familiar with your Sun sign. In astrology, your Sun sign describes the soul and the developing self. While this is the focus of horoscopes and the center of birth chart readings, it is only one piece of the puzzle. In fact, to understand the very basis of your astrological chart, it is essential to be familiar with your Sun sign, Moon sign, and Ascendant, which can all be calculated using sites such as Cafe Astrology. Your Moon sign is a key component as it represents the brain and the emotional self. As a result, it provides massive insight into the way you think and responds to emotional situations. So what does your Moon sign say about your mind and emotional sphere and what piece of yourself is explained by your placement?
The Aries moon screams confidence. In stressful and emotional situations, you are astrong-willedd, fast responder that will often carry the responsibilities of an entire group on your shoulders. You are usually a leader in one or more areas of your life because you firmly believe that you are the one that will best accomplish any given goal. On the downside, you can be impatient and you refuse to be controlled, making you distrustful of others’ advice. The Aries moon sign is known for its widely respected leaders and risk takers, however, you may find that slowing down and taking the time to listen to others’ experiences will enrich your life even more.
The moon is exalted in Taurus, which means that it’s in its ideal placement and at its highest energy potential. Taurus moons are the least emotional and the least moody of all of the moon signs. This makes you the most dependable. More so than any other Moon sign, you require security through tangible materials, such as a constant influx of food and a reliable source of income to feel safe and happy. This means that you also attract a wealth of materials into your life. Taurus moons are often wonderful home decorators and you feel at your best when your surroundings and belongings reflect beauty.
Gemini moons are generally intelligent, quick thinkers with racing minds and non-stop ideas. You need conversation and intellectual stimulation to be emotionally fulfilled, however you usually focus on the number of stimuli rather than the depth of their sources. Lunar Geminis do not generally like emotionally charged situations and in groups of people, you are an optimist seeking to lighten every situation. Sometimes your mind can be too loud even for yourself. In these moments, you are at your happiest listening to loud music to overpower your whirring thoughts.
With this moon placement, emotions are internally amplified. Cancer moons are extremely caring and sensitive, however, you often bottle up your feelings and refuse to show your deep emotions to the world. You are kind and selfless but you may find that you give too much of yourself to others without enough in return. Over time, you have built up walls in order to guard yourself. This is because you are waiting for someone who will truly reciprocate all of the love and nourishment you have to offer.
Lunar Leos gravitate towards the limelight. You know your worth and refuse to accept anything less. You also have a tendency to idealize your partners, but since no one is perfect it is only a matter of time before this image comes crashing down. While this can create some emotional scars, Leo moons are never down for long. You will always hold your heads high and move forward with grace. You are gregarious and flashy and you know how to sell yourself in all areas of your life.
Virgo moons are far from moody. You are rational with your emotions and when it comes to dealing with another’s feelings, you believe in action over padding and pampering . The Virgo moon is unafraid to voice the good the bad and the ugly and this makes you a stellar honest friend. You do not tend to appreciate public displays of affection and routine and organization are key for your everyday happiness and sanity.
Libra moons are all about emotional balance. You need harmonious give and take in your relationships, and though you tend to think more than feel, you are not overly analytical and you appreciate beauty for what it is. You have a natural activist nature and you love to be involved in politics and any realm in which you believe you are achieving justice. Lunar Libras love to be mediators and are often highly valued in their friend groups for this reason.
The Scorpio moon has deep and hidden desires often invisible to the rest of the world. Devoted to those you love, you are highly protective and this can often be misconstrued as jealousy. You tend to be in love affairs that take off quickly and passionately and you love feeling attractive and attracted to others. This can be off putting if others do not understand your highly emotional nature.
Sagittarius moons are adventurers at heart. You crave excitement and in relationships, you do not like to feel trapped. You have a need to feel free and you are always looking to learn and achieve new levels of intellect. Lunar Sagittarius are optimists that seek the highest truth and are often in touch with their spiritual side. You love ideals and you need to feel that you are changing the world in order to be happy.
Capricorn moons are hard workers. You do not believe anything worth having will fall into your lap. You may feel lonely in certain areas of your life, however this is because it takes you a long time to develop trust for others. As a result, you tend to be surrounded by loyal friends that admire your strength and virtue. You are skilled at saving money and have a strong work ethic as you innately desire earned accomplishment.
Aquarius moons are innovative, forward thinking individuals. You love to share your thoughts and your love for topics such as literature, art, law, and science. Lunar Aquarians can appear detached with friends and partners and do not excel at communicating emotion. You prefer peaceful companionship over wild love affairs that you may view as senseless. You are a socialite at heart and you have a knack for inspiring individuality and progression.
The moon in Pisces is another emotional placement. You love romance and you are often off in a dream world or another reality, sometimes even experiencing psychic visions. Because of this it can be difficult for you to see yourself among your peers. You are interested in religion and spiritual realms as you are certain there is more to life than meets the eye. Pisces moons need to create, nurture and dream in order to be happy.