Your moon sign is one of the most important pieces of your astrological chart
Where the moon was in your chart when you were born shapes your emotions and your soul. It colors all the subconscious stuff going on below the surface—your deepest needs, and what helps you feel emotionally secure.
Just as the ever-changing moon directs the tides, its placement in our charts dictates the more fluid, emotional sides of our nature. Yes, you’re going to take everything personally in this area of life!
Feelings and facts are one and the same where this heavenly body is concerned. Given this heightened sensitivity, your moon sign also shows the ways that you are intuitive and empathetic.
What does your Moon Sign mean?
Your “celestial security blanket”
Many astrologers interpret your moon sign as an indicator of the relationship you will have with your biological mother. Regardless of whether this resonates for you or not, la luna is the celestial security blanket. What do you need to feel safe in the world? How do you nurture yourself with self-care, sleep, food and all the things a mother figure would oversee? Your moon sign also tells a lot about your relationship to family and even what may have triggered you as a kid.
Does the moon reveal your real personality?
Moon Sign or Natal Sign characteristics
Whatever zodiac sign and house the moon was orbiting through at your time of birth determines your moon sign or “natal” moon sign. More specifically, this will guide you in the following ways:
- Emotions: How you react to situations and your inner temperament
- Desire: What you crave in order to feel emotionally fulfilled
- Sanctuary: How you set up your home, what and who makes you feel “at home”
- Nurturing: How you care for yourself and others
- Family relationships: How you interact with your relatives, especially your mother figure
- Childhood issues: Early wounds, karmic triggers that you brought in from past lives
- Intuition: How readily you pick up on unspoken cues and body language
- Security: What makes you feel safe; what you need to feel like it’s all taken care of
The moon orbits through all twelve zodiac signs in a 29.5 day lunar month, spending 2.5 days in each zodiac sign before moving on to the next. This is one of the key differentiators of people born under the same Sun sign. Since a friend whose birthday is three days before or after yours will already have a different moon sign, your emotional temperaments will differ notably.
How do you figure out your Moon Sign?
Don’t know yours? Use our cosmic calculator to find it. Then, unlock your emotional blueprint.
Find your Moon Sign
With a dynamic moon in Aries (or the 1st house), you’re energetic and excitable. You’ll dive headfirst into new relationships, becoming fast friends and lovers when you feel the spark. Because you “connect first, ask questions later,” these attractions may sizzle as fast as they fizzle. Thankfully, you’re not one to dwell. Life is too short, and you have too much joie de vivre! When the next shiny soul captivates your interest, you’re back in the game—and you’re all in!
Read more about the Aries Moon
With the moon in Taurus or the 2nd house, you have a deep need for security in every area of life. The desire-driven moon is exalted in Taurus, which is its most potent position. This blesses you with high levels of emotional intelligence (E.Q.).
Dutiful and dependable, you’re the rock for the ones you love. Friends and lovers may be surprised by how much they can lean on you—especially if other planets in your chart make you appear rebellious. But nope! You’ll come through for your crew in a pinch, even if you move at a slower, but steadier, pace. While you may read as stoic, you’re possessive and like to claim your mates. Friends become “chosen family” or “my people.”
Read more about the Taurus Moon
Communication is the pathway to connection for those born with the moon in articulate Gemini (or the 3rd house). Thoughtful and cerebral, you process feelings through words. While quietly observant in new situations, once you open up, you have a lot to say! You need to explore situations from every angle before the lightbulb of truth flashes in your psyche.
Making decisions can be challenging for this moon sign! Hours could be spent outlining a pros and cons list, as you hop from one idea to the next…and the next…and the next! Because it’s this moon sign’s prerogative to change your mind, waiting to weigh in with your opinion can be an act of grace.
Read more about the Gemini Moon
The moon is right at home in Cancer (or the 4th house), its “domicile” zodiac location. Sensitive, intuitive and family-oriented, you’re a natural caretaker. With the moon in this position, you’re here to nurture the ones you love, and at times, the ones you barely know at all. When imbalanced, you may take on other people’s troubles as your own. Creating self-care rituals—and sticking to them—will keep your love tanks full and resentment at bay.
Read more about the Cancer Moon
With the moon in show-stopping Leo or the flamboyant 5th house, your feelings are big, bold and impossible to ignore. Proud and confident, you can be quite expressive! What can you say? You’re a passionate person. While that can feel like a load to bear, it also makes you compassionate. When you feel people, you might even “become” them, channeling their voices, movements and gestures in a dead-on impersonation. This can even show up subconsciously as you mirror people’s moods and energy in conversation, which makes them feel safe and seen.
Read more about the Leo Moon
No stone is left unturned by those born with the moon in Virgo or the 6th house. With your natural curiosity, you love finding out what makes people tick, a trait that makes you an excellent counselor or guide. Even if you don’t work in an advisory field, people naturally seek out your wisdom. Solicited or not, you’ll always have feedback! This ethical moon sign makes you highly opinionated, especially where interpersonal matters are concerned.
Read more about the Virgo Moon
A die-hard romantic, love is all you need—or close to it! This collaborative moon sign helps you thrive in partnerships, especially when you’ve found a complementary force who can pick up where you leave off. Romance is your “drug” of choice and you love being swept away. When you think you’ve found The One, it can be a struggle to maintain your pre-existing commitments. Friends may have to pull you back to shore or provide a reality anchor when you’re in the throes of “new relationship energy.”
Read more about the Libra Moon
Loyalty is everything to this moon sign. Because of this, you exude a trustworthiness that draws people into your confidence. Friends—and even strangers—are quick to share intimate personal details they’ve “never told anyone else in my life.” The Scorpio/8th house moon understands the sanctity of a secret. Lord knows, you have plenty of your own tucked away.
Read more about the Scorpio Moon
Tell them how you really feel. It’s not like you have much choice. If your moon is in Sagittarius or the 9th house, honesty is the only policy when it comes to your emotions. Before you’ve had a chance to self-edit, you’ve already blurted a borderline-TMI confession. But hey, someone had to break the ice! That’s a job you’ll happily take on, since you love nothing more than a rousing round of real talk.
Read more about the Sagittarius Moon
Let’s get down to business, shall we? People born with the moon in Capricorn or the 10th house take emotions seriously. You don’t get involved with people unless you sense there’s a promising future. Even then, you’ll run them through an extended checklist of requirements: financial stability, integrity, family values? Yes, please. This moon sign is focused on long-term success. You love setting goals in any partnership, whether romantic, business or another type of collaboration.
Read more about the Capricorn Moon
What are these weird things called…feelings? Hosting the moon in Aquarius or the 11th house can be a funny thing. This zodiac placement is far more cerebral than emotional. It’s not that you aren’t sensitive. You just don’t see why people have to lose their s**t to prove that they’re passionate or to get their point across.
While you can be cool as a cucumber, you care deeply for humanity. You’ll stick up for the underdog in a heartbeat, or encourage people to rise above petty conflicts and find that “one love” unity that we all share. Your ability to detach and be the voice of reason is this moon sign’s superpower.
Read more about the Aquarius Moon
Dive into the depths! If your moon is in Pisces or the 12th house, you are sensitive and empathetic. This dreamy lunar placement makes you quite magnetic. People are drawn to your soothing vibe and compassionate nature. A natural healer and confidant, you can be trusted to keep the darkest of secrets. One of your greatest gifts is your ability to be unconditionally accepting. Like a wise old soul, you understand that “people are people.” Rarely will you judge—although you will advise, if your intuition calls for it.
Read more about the Pisces Moon