What Is A Moon Sign? Explore Your Needs
The Meaning of Your Moon Sign
Did you know your Moon sign is just as important as your Sun Sign? In fact, when you are young (under 30) the qualities of your Moon sign may be much more obvious than your Zodiac or Sun sign.
It’s really important to know that whilst your Sun Sign describes the qualities that you are learning to develop and become as you fulfil your potential, your Moon Sign describes who you already are.
Qualities you learned from your home environment, especially from your mother, are symbolically represented by your Moon sign and house making this an essential part of your astrological makeup.
Your Moon sign and Emotions
The Moon Sign in astrology describes the instinctive and emotional part of your nature. It is equal to your Sun Sign in terms of outlining your unique personality. Your Moon Sign reveals your emotional, genetic and intuitive makeup. Knowing this will help you understand your needs and how to have them met.
The Moon sign reveals your innate reactions to everyday events, and what you need in your life to feel comfortable or secure. Your fundamental needs, feelings and responses are described by the position of The Moon, as well as its house.
When you think about the qualities of your Moon sign you will find these areas of life feel natural to you. Your emotions and instincts arise without you even being aware of it. Basically, your Moon sign, its’ house and any close aspects to the Moon (to learn more about aspects and houses you can join our online astrology course) show what you need in life, how you are likely to instinctively react, and what gives you a sense of comfort on an emotional level.
The Difference Between Sun and Moon Signs
Here’s a simple way to think of it. Your Sun sign represents your core motives that lead you to growth and your Moon sign shows your innate needs. The combination of your Sun Moon and Rising signs is called The Big Three in astrology and together they represent the foundation of your unique personality
If you think of your life story as a cosmic play then because the Sun is at the centre of the solar system Your Sun Sign describes the central or lead actor in the drama that is you!
As the lead character, The Sun is always interacting with every other planet (or character). Because of this, everything in your astrology chart must in some way connect back to the central story that The Sun describes.
We can think of your Moon Sign therefore as the supporting actor or co-lead in this story. She is the one who fills out the script and makes it realistic and believable. Equally as important in terms of your overall personality, together the Sun and Moon combine to form the basis of your unique astrological personality.
Your Sun and Moon Signs Work Together
This is really, really interesting and will be one of the first things that any astrologer who looks at your chart will consider. By comparing the qualities of each sign and house combination you can learn so much about who you are, what you need and what circumstances are most conducive to help you succeed
Do your Sun and Moon signs have things in common, or are they challenging each other in some way? Do they share the same interests or have nothing in common at all? This is fundamental in terms of understanding your unique strengths, challenges and opportunities.
Remember, your Moon sign and house describes your usual responses to things. It is the base-line position you take as you make your way through the world. As mentioned, it is most common for us to behave more like our Moon sign when we are young, and then as we grow, the qualities of our Sun sign really start to emerge.
If your Sun sign is very different from your Moon sign then you may struggle with your instinctive responses to things and what you truly would like to experience in your life.
This is where talking to an experienced professional astrologer can be extremely useful
Here’s a simple way to think about it. Your Sun sign shows what you want, your Moon sign what you need and your Rising sign shows how you will go about getting it.
It’s really helpful to compare the drives, emotions and motivations of your Sun and Moon signs. Do they blend or seem to contradict each other? Think about the way your Sun Sign describes your central motivations. Does this sit well with your Moon Sign and what you need?
By finding these similarities and differences in your birth chart you can identify where you might have conflicts or challenges as well as where your greatest talents lie.
How do I find out what my Moon sign is?
If you don’t already know your Moon sign, then it’s fairly simple to find out. Especially if you are new to astrology – we are here to help.
First, you should know that your birth chart (which is unique to you) shows the positions of the planets relative to you at the time of your birth. The time and place you were born REALLY MATTERS because this is what makes your chart so unique.
The best way to know your Sun, Moon and Rising Sign is to create your own birth chart.
We have put together a quick 5 minute video here to help you do just that. Just make sure you come back to this page once you have the information – we have all the insights and tools here you need!
Even if you don’t know the time you were born you can make a chart for 12pm on the day you were born that will still give you lots of information.
Your Moon Sign Personality
The Moon in your Astrology Chart
Your Moon Sign describes your instinctive or emotional energies, your innate reactions, and the things you need to feel comfortable or secure. It can reveal your emotional, genetic and intuitive makeup. Whilst your Sun Sign describes qualities you are learning to develop and become, your Moon Sign describes those that you already are.
Your Moon sign will describe what you do instinctively, your emotions and how you are likely to react, as well as what you need to feel comfortable. Importantly, your Moon Sign is often more noticeable when you are younger. You develop into the qualities of your Sun Sign as you get older.
It’s really important to know that whilst your Sun Sign describes qualities you are learning to develop and grow into, your Moon Sign shows how you grew up and who you already are.
Your astrology chart reflects the ways in which you develop and grow.
Born with the Moon in Aries, you are likely to need to do things on your own. Independent from an early age, you will feel most comfortable when left to your own devices.
Your dynamic approach is one of your best qualities. You are likely to have an abundance of energy to direct toward the things you feel passionate about. You need to experience the thrill of taking action and getting new projects off the ground.
Born with the Moon in Taurus, you are likely to need a degree of stability and security in your life. You know what gives you pleasure, and you probably also know how to make sure these needs are met.
Taurus is an Earth sign, and so relates to the material aspects of life. You are likely to connect easily with the physical plane, finding comfort through what you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste.
Born with the Moon in Gemini, you are likely to be a curious individual, with an active, versatile mind. You need to communicate and be informed.
You are in fact likely to be a natural communicator. You will feel comfortable when given the opportunity to share information and ideas. You may have been born with “the gift of the gab” and can talk to almost anyone about anything
Born under a Cancer Moon, you need to express your desire to nurture, support and protect others. You are emotionally very sensitive, and will feel especially responsible for the moods and welfare of those around you
Empathy is probably one of your greatest assets. You have an intuitive understanding of what others need, which can guide your relationships and life choices.
You may however find yourself constantly deliberating between trying to pursue what you need versus meeting the expectations and wants of others.
Born with the Moon in Leo, you need to find ways to express your creativity and do things that you love.
In fact, you were born with an innate need to follow your heart. It’s important you find a place in your life for plenty of fun, passion and creative self-expression. Notice what makes your heart sing. This is most likely to be your best choice.
From an early age you probably had quite a passionate nature, and big dreams for yourself. As you grow older you need to protect the child-like spirit of fun and creativity that lives inside you. Whatever you do in life you will do best when you pursue something you truly enjoy.
Born under the Virgo Moon, in essence you are likely to be service-oriented, analytical and practical. You have an extraordinary ability to provide assistance to others, both from your willingness to help and your capacity to problem-solve.
You have a gift for making yourself useful, and you need to be able to apply these gifts in ways that are appreciated by others.
Watch this video to learn more about Moon and Rising Signs
Born under a Libra Moon, you have a need to be fair. Socially aware from an early age, you are likely to have developed a marked ability for reason as well as capacity to understand other people’s point of view.
At best, Libra is an objective, sociably-oriented sign. You have a profound need to be fair in your dealings with others. To reach your full potential therefore, you should make justice paramount in all your dealings.
Born under Scorpio Moon, you need depth and intimacy from those you share your life with. By nature you are both sensitive and loyal. You feel things deeply and when you commit to someone or something you are likely to stay the course.
You need to know who you can trust. You also need to let others support you when required. Being close creates a sense of stability. This gives you the reassurance you require.
Born under a Sagittarius Moon, you are likely to be innately optimistic, expansive and positive in perspective. You need to see your life as an adventure, with a feeling that you are always broadening your horizons somehow.
Sagittarius is a Fire sign, lending a passionate, idealistic and creative aspect to your personality. The Sagittarius Moon is also very changeable, which suggests you need variety and plenty of options in terms of future plans. Because of this, more than anything you need freedom.
Born under a Capricorn Moon, you need to face life realistically. You are a pragmatist at heart and want to live within the limits of what you believe is currently possible. From this grounded perspective, you are able to set goals and eventually achieve much more.
Growing up, it is likely you were taught to be responsible, serious and measured in your responses. Your family, but in particular your mother, probably had a no-nonsense, hardworking approach to life. You have inherited a work ethic that will guide much of what you do. You need challenges to realize your capabilities.
Born under the Aquarius Moon you have a need for objectivity and fairness. Your strength is in your ability to detach from emotional situations and look at them from a logical point of view. Your challenge is in understanding how your emotional responses work.
Aquarius is a conceptual and humanitarian sign. You are likely to be in some ways unique and may have grown up under unusual circumstances.
You need to assert your independence and express your individuality. You may be progressive in your viewpoint and able to understand others from a detached point of view.
Born under a Pisces Moon, you need to find outlets through which you can express your acute sensitivity. You have an extraordinary degree of perception and intuition. You need to understand how sensitivity shapes your response to life.
With the Pisces Moon, you are a highly impressionable individual. This can give you an advantage but it can also be quite challenging to deal with. You will be strongly influenced by your environment and naturally attuned to the compassionate, creative, imaginative, romantic and idealistic aspects of life. You need avenues within which you can channel your intense feelings
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