If you have a Cancer moon sign, your deepest emotions and desires take on the qualities of the Cancer zodiac sign: sensitive, emotional and matriarchal.
Ah, la luna! Your astrology moon sign indicates the “inner you.” If you are have an Aries moon sign in your natal chart, it means that when you were born, the moon was traveling through the Cancer zodiac sign. Your moon sign and your Sun sign combined make up a more in-depth portrait of your personality.
So, what does the moon sign even mean?
The moon sign in astrology governs our “inner selves”—those feelings, deep desires and soul urges that not everyone sees. Much like the moon waxes and wanes, reveals and hides itself, the lunar cycles can also affect how much we share or show. Your moon sign can reveal how (and who) you love, or what you need to feel emotionally secure. It also plays a major role in romantic compatibility, revealing how harmonious your dynamic will be.
In the astrological birth chart, the moon sign is your “emotional personality,” a crucial part of understanding what makes you or someone else tick. Since the moon is the celestial body that’s closest to the Earth, our moods and feelings are governed by its movements. In a person’s natal (or birth) chart, the moon sign indicates what will provide us with a sense of home and security—what we need as individuals to feel safe, secure and comfortable. The moon also drives some of our “gut reactions”—how we respond on a primal, instinctive level.
Because the moon comes out at night, the moon sign can also influence our internal “shadow sides”—the parts of ourselves that only become visible when we self-reflect or get vulnerable with people. Often the moon sign doesn’t present externally or immediately like the robust Sun sign or masquerading rising sign, but becomes much more visible as you get to know a person and see how they respond to different life situations.
About the Cancer moon sign:
Do you want nothing more from life than to put on your favorite slippers and retreat from the rest of the world, watching Netflix and eating Ben and Jerry’s? If so, welcome to the wonderful, cozy world of the Cancer moon sign. People born with an Cancer moon sign in their natal chart tend to be most comfortable at home.
Symbolized by the Crab, Cancer moon sign energy will focus on the friends and family in their immediate orbit. Highly sensitive and attuned to the needs of others, the Cancer moon sign wants their loved ones to feel nourished from the travails of the physical world. Much like those born with their Sun in Cancer, you can expect a Cancer moon sign to roll out the red carpet for creature comforts: a tray of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, a warm and fuzzy blanket, and the finest home-cooked lasagna or casserole you’ve ever tasted.
If your moon is in Cancer, you like to feel appreciated and a little compliment goes along way. While the Cancer moon sign loves to be the caretaker, they also appreciate being nurtured themselves, too.
Since Cancer is the star sign associated with motherhood, those born with their moon sign in Cancer tend to have close bonds to their mamas and strive to be like the family matriarchs of eras past. By the same token, because Cancer moon signs are so sensitive and caring toward others, they can have a tendency to become moody.
Cancer is ruled by the moon, the celestial body which governs our mood and emotions. Helpful, patient, compassionate, nurturing and romantic, a Cancer moon in your chart makes you a highly creative and homespun eclectic individual. The Cancer moon sign wants their star qualities to be appreciated; nothing more.
It’s important for Cancer moon signs to have an emotional outlet so they don’t lean too heavily on their friends and family members. A pet and a good therapist could go a long way for a sensitive Cancer moon sign. It’s possible that a Cancer moon sign can be a little too emotional or housebound at times, but truthfully, there’s nothing better than being cared for in a loving and supportive way, so pass the Snuggie, please!
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