When it comes to astrology, there are many factors that make us who we are. Each birth chart is composed of many unique placements, astrological angles, and planets that ultimately inform who we are as a human being. While most people are very familiar with their Sun sign—which is tied to their date of birth—many astrology lovers have also heard of their “Big Three.” The Sun sign, which is tied to our life force and becomes stronger the older that we are—due to us being more comfortable in our skin—is balanced by the Rising sign and Moon sign. These three factors are all found by knowing one’s exact date of birth, time of birth, and place of birth. Want to know more about your birth chart? Connect with one of the gifted astrologers here at Keen.com!
What is a Moon Sign?
In astrology, the Sun sign and Rising sign are the factors most notably expressed in one’s physicality, appearance, and visible identity. Yet, underneath it all, the Moon sign is tremendously powerful. When first meeting someone, we’ll see the radiant light of their Sun and Rising signs, yet the more that we get to know someone, the more visible the Moon sign becomes.
The Moon sign is tied to each individual’s inner world, emotions, and feelings. This is particularly important in personal relationships because it is the window into someone’s soul.
While the Sun shines brightly in a natal chart, the Moon is the factor that shows how we ebb and flow. The Moon sign aligns with how we connect to others, open ourselves up, trust, and interact.
By understanding the zodiac sign that your Moon sign falls within, you can understand more about how you process your feelings and react to stimuli that are presented to you.
It is also helpful to know the Moon sign because it can align with our unconscious, our id, and our natural instinct.
How do you find out your Moon sign?
When it comes to the horoscope, most astrologers advise you to read for your Rising sign (also known as Ascendant) and your Sun sign. Yet, for those who deeply connect with their Moon sign, they may find that by reading for this placement, they better understand the internal feelings and situations happening, as well as how they’re evolving on a soul level. It is up to your discretion to read for whichever placements resonate the most for you.
In order to find your Moon sign, you will need to hire a professional astrologer or can use your birth time, place, and date and input it into a natal chart calculator or app.
Is the Moon sign important in astrological compatibility?
Because the Moon sign is so important when it comes to how we process our feelings and interact on an emotional level, having strong Moon sign compatibility with another person can indicate a particularly healthy or important relationship. This can be found by running a compatibility report. If your Moon signs are linked or in conversation, there will be a stronger emotional rapport.
Some common positive astrological compatibility between two people are the following:
- If your Moon signs are in the same element (Fire, Earth, Air, or Water), there may be an ease of communication.
- If your Moon signs are in the same zodiac sign, you may ebb and flow and find that it is easy for you to go through emotional patterns at the same time—as well as an innate closeness.
- If your Moon signs are conjunct, this can sometimes denote a soulmate rapport—or at the very least a telepathic, soul connection.
- If one person’s Sun sign is conjunct the other person’s Moon sign, this can bring incredible chemistry.
- If a personal planet from one person—such as Mercury, Venus, or Mars—or an outer planet like Jupiter or Neptune—is in direct conversation with another person’s Mon sign, this can also bring a profound sense of compatibility.
What does an Aries Moon sign mean?
If someone has an Aries Moon, they tend to be especially fiery, intense, and impulsive around emotions and intimate matters. They like to charge headfirst into their feelings. Their emotions may quickly ebb and flow, especially when stoked with anger, but they can just as quickly let them go. They tend to be innocent, upbeat, and excitable.
What does a Taurus Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Taurus Moon, this is known as one of the best placements for the Moon sign. This is because the Moon is exalted in Taurus. Individuals with this placement are deeply sensual, domestic, and tend to be very grounded in their feelings. They like the finer things in life but are also very happy to live in simplicity and harmony.
What does a Gemini Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Gemini Moon, they are often highly communicative around emotions, matters of the heart, and feelings. They need to express what is inside and require others to do the same. They often intellectualize their emotions and can be a bit fickle around matters. There is also a deeply curious nature within and they require a lot of stimulation.
What does a Cancer Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Cancer Moon, they are deeply sensitive, emotional, and nurturing. However, they may not open up vulnerably to others until they trust that it is safe to do so. They require a great deal of emotional security and trust from others. They also like to take care of others. When hurt, they take things extremely personally.
What does a Leo Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Leo Moon, there is a strong tie to pride and the ego. These people require a great deal of attention, affection, worship, and adoration. They tend to feel like “the star”—and when they do not feel validated, they can be incredibly fearsome or hurt. They often tend to be particularly creative, theatrical, and expressive.
What does a Virgo Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Virgo Moon, they can deeply intellectualize their feelings and emotions. They are also especially focused on being a perfectionist—for themselves and others. They are highly analytical around their feelings and relationships. They also tend to be quite nurturing, solid, loyal, and reliable.
What does a Libra Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Libra Moon, they tend to be particularly charming, social, and charismatic. They have a deep need to be approved of by others and liked. This can at times lead them to be people pleasers. Partnership is also deeply important to them. Being alone can cause worry. They may also struggle with an indecisive nature, but at their highest capability tend to be quite fair-minded.
What does a Scorpio Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Scorpio Moon, they tend to be immensely deep, passionate, and brooding. They have an incredibly profound level of emotion and can investigate all of the depths with incredible precision. However, this can lead someone to be particularly secretive, darker, or vindictive—especially around jealousy, forgiveness, or vulnerability. This is an “all or nothing” person around emotion.
What does a Sagittarius Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Sagittarius Moon, they tend to be immensely curious, adventurous, and spontaneous. They do not like being kept in a box and can be rebellious if they are. They hunger for constant stimulation and like to be carefree, communicative, and open-minded. However, they may be quick to anger.
What does a Capricorn Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Capricorn Moon, they tend to be very practical, stern, and focused. They often have incredible resources of strength to make things happen. However, they may be a bit colder and detached and take a long time to open up to others, especially in regards to emotions and feelings.
What does an Aquarius Moon sign mean?
If someone has an Aquarius Moon, they tend to be highly social, intellectual, and open-minded. They like to learn and communicate, as well as pursue eccentricity in life and in relationships. They certainly intellectualize their feelings and like to analyze things before making up their minds—but once they do, they stick to their guns.
What does a Pisces Moon sign mean?
If someone has a Pisces Moon, they tend to be deeply imaginative, emotional, and sensitive. On one hand, this can make them very spiritual, psychic, or creative, but it can also lead them to spinning eternally in the seas of their emotions. They also tend to be hypersensitive and can take things very personally when hurt.