Astrology addicts gather round: Today we’re going to talk about a little thing called moon signs, a lesser-known (but highly important nonetheless) part of your birth chart. When most people read their horoscopes or look something up according to their zodiac sign, they’re generally only looking at their sun sign. But your birth chart is a vast and complicated place, and sun signs only represent one side (albeit an important one) of your personality.
But if you’re into ~lunar magic~ then you know that the moon is super important, too — so naturally, knowing your moon sign and what it represents is a must. There are even some cases where your moon sign might be more important than your sun sign altogether, so moon signs are not to be slept on!
To break it down, sun signs represent our basic personalities. As explained by Cafe Astrology, a sun sign “shows our style, our life purpose, and some might say, our destiny,” and can be thought of as the “boss” of your personality.
Conversely, the moon represents your inner self and your more hidden side — like your emotions, desires, and subconscious feelings. While the sun is on display in the full light of day, the moon only shines at night — and you can think of the parts of yourself governed by these planetary placements in the same way. Your moon sign represents the more hidden, intimate, and emotional aspects of your personality that are just beneath the surface — not generally quite as obvious and “in charge” as your sun sign’s side can be.
We’re going to be talking about the meanings of the New and Full Moons depending on your zodiac sign. The New Moon is a time of reflection and introspection, perfect for new beginnings and/or new plans in life. The Full Moon, however, is a time of peak energy. They are for completing certain goals, outpouring creativity, and harvesting. Everything comes out in the wake of a Full Moon.
1. Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
New Moon: March 24th
This new moon will help lighten your mental load and has a strong relationship vibe. The new moon in Aries will effect all zodiac signs, but Aries, Libra, and Capricorn will feel it the most. Finally, you’ll be all about ditching the drama. There’s enough of it going on in the world RN—you have no interest in taking part. Instead, focus on virtually reaching out to old friends and family you might not have seen or talked to in a while and relishing the joy in those simple moments.
Full Moon: October 1st
Feelings of uncertainty can have the zodiac sign, Aries, make hasty decisions. Do not rush if you have a deadline to make. Slow down. Try to focus on problems, which have a quick solution and manage your work. Plan short-term matters that will not get you a dull time. The benefit of respecting the independence of the others.
2. Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
New Moon: April 23rd
The Moon enters a Fixed state in the zodiac sign Taurus. When the Moon transits a Fixed Modality sign, emotions are ruled by the sense of security and stability. It is difficult to escape or change the current mental state. Dominated by a sense of peace and calmness, people lag the ability to change and adapt quickly. This is not a time of fast reactions, but stability in the status quo.
Full Moon: October 31st
Safety depends on stability which is going to be difficult now. Accept change as a part of life Find your own self-respect and do not look for it in material things. Accept yourself on the inside to have peace on the outside.
3. Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
New Moon: May 22nd
The new moon is in Mutable zodiac sign Gemini. When the Moon transits a Mutable Modality sign, emotions are balanced and calm. Extremes are rare and more likely caused by another stronger influence. When the Moon transits the Air Element sign, emotions search expression and need to be analyzed. Sometimes is better to not let them out, but ignore them, even when it is very difficult to be done.
Full Moon: November 30th
The full moon in the zodiac sign, Gemini, is very suitable to discuss and clear family relationships. Relax enjoying the company of friends by doing a short trip or an outdoor walk together. What a grade time to write the long-postponed letters to the relatives. Be careful of your vanity and do not let it disturb the people close to you.
4. Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
New Moon: June 21st
The new moon in the zodiac sign, Cancer, is a good time to balance between home and career. Finding the quickest way to your nearest state of security is a key to positive emotions. Emotions and moods prevail over logic and rationality. Maternal and parental instincts elevate the senses of belonging, care, and protection.
Full Moon: January 10th
When the Moon transits Cardinal Modality sign, emotions are very impulsive and often cause direct actions and rash reactions. Emotional extremes are easily reachable. Strong emotions and feelings push people to extremes in their behavior. Over-reacting makes some people look exaggerated or blocking and hiding any reactions makes them look emotionless.
5. Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
New Moon: August 19th
The new moon enters a fixed state once more in the zodiac sign, Leo. When the Moon transits a Fixed Modality sign, emotions are ruled by the sense of security and stability. It is difficult to escape or change the current mental state. The best way for a person to deal with his different mental states is alone, by himself.
Full Moon: February 9th
Drawing attention to ourselves becomes so important, that it is difficult to notice the others need to attract attention too. Your pride grows at the same speed as your search for the focus of the lights does. When you get praised, and in the spotlight, you may find yourself lost. You should admit your fear of criticism and your inability to accept it.
6. Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
New Moon: September 17th
The new moon in the zodiac sign, Virgo, makes you aggressive in the search for perfection. Be a little more polite and pity to mistakes made of the people surrounding you. Been less critical or small-minded may reward you with serene communication in the family and home.
Full Moon: March 9th
The moon enters a mutable state in the zodiac sign, Virgo. When the Moon transits a Mutable Modality sign, emotions are balanced and calm. Extremes are rare and more likely caused by another stronger influence. Emotions tend to be palpable and real. This is the time to deal with them, sometimes with the help of the others.
7. Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
New Moon: October 16th
The Moon in Libra stimulates our desire for harmony and balance, while the sense of beauty, refinement, and aesthetic increases. It is the time of justice and impartiality. Calming social relations and behavior may contribute to the easy creating of new partnerships or extending the existing to higher levels.
Full Moon: April 8th
During this time, emotions are very impulsive and often cause direct actions and rash reactions. Emotional extremes are easily reachable. Emotions search for an expression and need to be analyzed. Sometimes is better to not let them out, but ignore them, even when it is very difficult to be done.
8. Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
New Moon: November 15th
The Moon enters a Fixed state once more in the zodiac sign Scorpio. When the Moon transits a Fixed Modality sign, emotions are ruled by the sense of security and stability. It is difficult to escape or change the current mental state. Over-reacting makes some people look exaggerated or blocking and hiding any reactions makes them look emotionless.
Full Moon: May 7th
During this time, Scorpios will desire meaningful emotional exchanges now more than ever. Their intense emotions and feelings are easily projected upon the others. Even if it is not easy, you will be forced to change many things. Shallow relationships will not last.
9. Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
New Moon: December 14th
During this time, your greatest need will be to constantly search for something- anything. Don’t be surprised, you can’t stay in a place. Moon is projecting the desire of Sagittarius to move and travel, while all outdoor and sports activities are inherent. Take a deep breath and walk somewhere, it is a good time for recreation, excursion or to begin a distant trip and visit foreign places.
Full Moon: June 5th
In order to feel safe, you may find you need to have a goal, mission, or philosophy that gives your life meaning. You will have an optimistic approach to life this month and might feel you cannot get into trouble.
10. Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
New Moon: January 12th
This zodiac sign may have a strong need to be useful to society and look for validation from the outside world. When the new moon transits this earth element sign, emotions tend to be palpable and real.
Full Moon: July 5th
Shyness may be accompanied by resentment of the fact that others ignore you. Do not seek approval from the outside at his time. Use this time to try to benefit from building bridges to other generations and especially relations to older influential people. You may experience some tenderness in family relationships.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 19th)
New Moon: January 24th
With the new moon transiting the zodiac sign, Aquarius rises the interest in everything new and unconventional. These days your head gets congested with original ideas. Do not be surprised if people around you act selfishly. It is difficult to escape or change the current mental state. Emotions search for an expression and need to be analyzed. Sometimes is better to not let them out, but ignore them, even when it is very difficult to be done.
Full Moon: August 30th
When the full moon transits Aquarius some friends may become more important than relatives. Sympathy, affection, and care to non-relative people may get ahead of the family.
Pisces (February 20th – 20th)
The New and Full Moons in the zodiac sign, Pisces, will make you aggressive in the search for perfection.
New Moon: February 23rd
When the new moon transits over the water element sign, strong emotions, and feelings push people to extremes in their behavior. Over-reacting makes some people look exaggerated or blocking and hiding any reactions makes them look emotionless.
Full Moon: September 2nd
You will have a great perception of your surroundings. Feelings of insecurity will arise. You need to be patient and just wait and see what happens. Because of the Pisces’ great creativity, you should look within your own spirit. This moon visits Pisces in days shroud in mystery and obscurity. Emotions prevail against rational thinking. Fantasy inclination and over-sensitivity often oppose the common sense. Search for secluding and solitude easy turns people into dreamers.