If you have a Virgo moon sign, your deepest emotions and desires take on the qualities of the Virgo zodiac sign: analytical, detail-oriented and health-conscious.
Ah, la luna! Your astrology moon sign indicates the “inner you.” If you have a Virgo moon sign in your natal chart, it means that when you were born, the moon was traveling through the Virgo 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 a Virgo moon
Analyze this? Bring it on. 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.
Life is viewed through a critical lens for you. Yes, you do judge people. But the person you’re hardest on is yourself. Perfectionism is a pitfall for both Virgo and the 6th house, and when applied to emotions, it can stir up shame and self-deprecation. It’s great to keep a high bar raised, but try not to set impossible standards. As you lighten up on yourself, your relationships will improve.
Virgo moon signs guard emotions a bit more closely
Modest and composed, receiving support can be a struggle. Part of the reason? Virgo and the 6th house are associated with selfless service. ‘Tis better to give, could be the mantra for the generous and helpful souls born with this lunar placement. In a pinch, you’ll do anything for the ones you love. And yeah, you’re a little bit of a control freak who likes things done “just so.” Allowing others to contribute can make you feel uncomfortably vulnerable. But when the scoreboard gets lopsided, you may grow resentful. The best friends for you know to “just give” instead of waiting for you to ask for help.
With the moon in this meticulous placement, cleanliness is next to godliness. You have zero patience for sloppy work or lazy types. Integrity is everything to you! Clean, serene environments put you at ease. Clutter, on the other hand, gives you anxiety. Tidying up is a great form of therapy for this moon sign. When you need to stress clean, no one scrubs a tub with quite your ferocity. That said, you can be an obsessive hobbyist, collecting more tools or supplies than you know what to do with. One room in your house that may always look like a tornado blew through it.
The mind-body connection of a Virgo moon sign
Virgo and 6th house govern our well-being, so the connection between mind and body is powerful for you! Taking care of your body is directly correlated to your emotional health. You’re probably diligent about exercising and eating right to achieve optimal wellness (and if not, you should be). Pay attention to your thoughts because they can quickly manifest into moods. A mindfulness practice can keep you centered, but careful not to swing to the opposite extreme. Those healthy obsessions can make you neurotic. Remind yourself regularly that moderation is key!