The Moon has been a source of mystery and wonder since humans first began to study the heavens. Its monthly phases has been tied to women’s menstrual cycles, its silver glow has been used to navigate the would be pitch black night skies, and it has also been proven that the moon affects the tides of the ocean.
When studying astrology, the Moon is an important “planet” in one’s chart. The Moon travels through each zodiac sign within a month’s span, spending only a few days in each sign. Because of this, someone who has the same sun sign as you and born the day before you could have a totally different Moon sign.
As discussed in the post The Moon in Astrology, the Moon represents how you express (or hide) your feelings and describes the inner you. Many people prefer to conceal their emotions and desires, and the Moon sign is your instinctive and natural behavior that you do subconsciously. It also influences the way others feel about you. Hence the saying “He/She gives off a [insert feeling] vibe.”
Understanding your Moon sign will help you uncover layers of yourself that have been buried away and those things you’re afraid to face. Uncovering and unlocking your shadow self through the powers of the Moon will not only free you, but will guide you in knowing and loving yourself in a more fulfilling way.
Moon in Aries
With an Aries Moon you act impulsively and love a good adventure. You’re a passionate and loving person, but at times are too impatient and opinionated. You express your feelings very boldly and others either love you or hate you for it. You’re a person who is motivated by your goals and ambitions. Just make sure you stay humble because it’s easier than most for you to become vain.
Moon in Taurus
You are calm and affectionate in your dealings with others. Others see you as reliable, stable, and dependable. However, sometimes you can be stubborn. You have a hard time dealing with change and you like things to be a certain way. Committed relationships are ideal to you and your significant other will find you patient and trustworthy.
Moon in Gemini
Moon in Gemini people feel with their heads more than their hearts. You like to analyze your emotions instead of feel them. To others you can come off aloof and detached, especially to the water signs who like to openly express their feelings. You have a curious personality and intellectual pursuits motivate you.
Moon in Cancer
The Moon is at home in Cancer and with your Moon in this sign you’re naturally receptive to its characteristics. You are nurturing, sensitive, expressive with your emotions, and have a great memory. You wear your heart on your sleeves. There are times when you can be moody which puts others off and you may have an irrational fear of rejection. Learn to not use your feelings to make others feel guilty and manipulate them.
Moon in Leo
With a Moon in Leo you express yourself in a grand way. You naturally present yourself as a celebrity/star that enjoys being the center of attention. You have a warm heart and others enjoy being around you. That is when you’re not being vain and self-centered. Luckily you’re charming so others easily forgive you.
Moon in Virgo
With a Virgo Moon sign, you are practical and reserved. People think you’re shy, which may be true. You probably just want to be cautious as you don’t like criticism or judgment. You prefer to be in control of your emotions. Because you have common sense and are responsible, others find you dependable and trust your judgment.
Moon in Libra
You are someone who enjoys surrounding yourself with peace and harmony, as this is the sign that represents balance. You have a relaxing and soothing presence that others are attracted to and want to be around. It’s important that you don’t try and please everyone or you lose sight of yourself. Sometimes you can’t make up your mind which frustrates others. Overall you are a likable and creative person with an independent mind.
Moon in Scorpio
When your Moon is in the sign of Scorpio, your life will be somewhat of an emotional rollercoaster until you can gain control of your emotions. You are passionate, loving, loyal, and an ambitious person. Others find you mysterious and sensual. This is the Moon sign that has an affinity for the occult and subjects that causes those under it to dwell in the shadows. At your worst you can be tyrannical, jealous, and resentful, though you will do any and everything to try and hide it.
Moon in Sagittarius
As a Sagittarius Moon person you’re more open-minded and adventurous than most. You best express who you are and your feelings when you have the freedom to do as you please. You have an upbeat and optimistic personality and others see you as lucky. Sometimes you’re too optimistic which makes you careless, reckless, and irresponisble. It’s hard for you to make commitments because you value freedom so much. It’s good for you to learn discipline.
Moon in Capricorn
You are cautious and take your time when making decisions. You value basic needs, such as money, food and clothes. You have feelings of insecurity and you fear being alone, but you won’t admit it. Others may see you as cool and unapproachable, but those who really know you know that you are loving and will help anyone in need. You express your desires through your ambitions and discipline.
Moon in Aquarius
With your Moon in Aquarius, you come off aloof, detached, and cool to others. You don’t openly express your emotions and may get uncomfortable when others do. You have strong opinions that others may regard as you being stubborn. You are a humanitarian at heart: you love helping and being with others, but you don’t get too close to them. You have a calm nature that others enjoy being around.
Moon in Pisces
If you have a Pisces Moon, you are a dreamer and a compassionate person that others love and trust. You are artistically inclined and may have a knack for the visual and performing arts. Because you have a powerful imagination, sometimes you can be unrealistic and easily confused about practical matters. It’s easy for you to fall prey to the opinions of others. Work on not always living in the dreamworld and experiencing and enjoying life as it is.