Ah, la luna! Your astrology moon sign indicates the “inner you.” If you have an Aries moon sign in your natal chart, it means that when you were born, the moon was traveling through the Aries zodiac sign. Your moon sign and your Sun sign combined make up a more in-depth portrait of your personality.
What is the difference between a moon sign and zodiac sign in astrology?
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.
Your Sun sign is considered your “main sign” and it’s the forecast you read on websites and in newspapers. The Sun changes zodiac signs approximately every thirty days, so people born in these clusters will share a Sun sign and many basic personality traits.
Your moon sign is your emotional personality
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.
What it means if you have an Aries moon
Look out, world! 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!
Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of aggression and war, which can make you temperamental and straight-up combative. With your fiery emotions, you get frustrated easily, blowing up at the slightest provocations Although your temper tantrums pass quickly, you don’t always realize how much havoc your rage spells can wreak. The fallout could take years to live down, if the bridge isn’t permanently burned. Learning to be less reactive and more serene will be lifelong quest. (Thinks like yoga, breathwork and even anger management techniques can help!)
Aries moon signs are initiators
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and this moon sign makes you an initiator who likes to be number one. A warrior at heart, you’ll courageously champion any cause, project or person you believe in. You have a star quality, but your competitive streak can be fierce! To stay in balance, cultivate a physical and/or creative outlet and pour all that passionate emotion into it. Sports, regular sex and hobbies and projects that challenge you (without an overly complex set of rules) are a must.
In relationships, as well as with family and friends, you need independence and freedom. The idea of being trapped or chained down terrifies you—and can evoke intense arguments, knee-jerk reactions, and even running away from people or situations when the going gets too tough.
Bottom line: If you want to be emotionally fulfilled, tear up the rule book! With a fervent Aries moon sign, you’re a true original who must blaze your own trail. While your pioneering spirit drives you to create something that’s never been done before, you may need outside motivation in order to bring your big ideas to the finish line. You may act or speak before thinking through the consequences, boldly unleashing a stream of uncensored thoughts on your social media feeds or maxing out the VISA for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that could affect your credit score for years.