While everyone knows their Sun sign, did you know you also had a Moon sign? This second luminary of your horoscope is the ruler of the night charts, creates insight as to how we like to take care of others and ourselves. It is our inner mother, it rules our homes, and our memories. We do what we know, which may not be the best way to nurture our partners. Astrologers can see how your partner is instinctually acting chart to tell you the patterns of that relationship. It’s damn dynamic.
The moon’s placement in your natal chart tells us what feeds your soul. It is how you need to be nurtured and loved. Understanding this can help you feel like you can conquer the world or the fastest remedy to break out of a funk. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
Moon in Aries individuals can be pretty direct, spontaneous, impatient, and reckless. They need to be assertive in order to feel secure. However they can be over reactive. Their competitive natures can turn combative and get in the way of finding security.
Moon in Taurus individuals are ruled by their 5 senses. They like to cuddle up with warm blankets, their favorite chocolates, and their favorite meal lofting from the kitchen. These individuals are stable and loyal friends who are there with you until the very end. But, they will also hang onto their territory as it’s being pried from them as well. They are beyond stubborn and will argue the sky is green if that’s what they first became attached to.
Moon in Gemini natives can see both sides of the coin. Part of their own frustration is that they can feel everyone’s point of view and their emotions can change on a dime. They are perceptive socially and they are expressive. Often they can get pegged as being inconsistent, but this has more to do with their talents of being open to everyone and trying to filter things vs. a malicious intent to frustrate others with their behaviors. They often get criticized for not keeping intimate things private, but its their way of trying to process and make sense of their world.
Moon in Cancer natals can be a bit over-sensitive and thus over-protective. They are the original Mama Bears of the zodiac. They almost have a second sense for what someone needs before they need it. Nurturing is their strength. However, they are highly in tune with other’s moods and reactions even to their own detriment. They have all the feels.
Moon in Leo individuals love to be the centers of everyones attention. They are generous, warm, and respond with enthusiasm that radiates from their heart. They rely on their ability to dramatize and create a one-person show that draws you in for everyones amusement which feeds into their happiness. Sometimes the life of the party is so caught up, they don’t realize that others are not receiving them as well as they’d hoped. When they don’t get their way they can get a bit dramatic and petulant.
Moon in Virgo individuals are precise. I once read that they take worrying to an art form (I am a Moon in Virgo). There is always a practical solution to every problem for a Moon in Virgo. Indeed. In a former life I was a pediatric emergency social worker. You came in to the ER via ambulance? No problem. I’d find you a ride home. You came in without medication or food? No problem. I could take the most terrible awful emotional situations and break them down into steps of intervention, emotional reassurance, and practical assistance. I served others to my hearts content. It. Was. Awesome. But it also burned me out. I was so efficient that I also boxed my own emotions up in the process. It was like Mary Poppins on steroids. That is what Moon in Virgos do: practical solutions to problems, refines their own emotional reactions to the point it looks rehearsed, feels secure by making improvements, reinstalls order. They love working behind the scenes making things happen magically. Practically Perfect in every way until you end up on anti-anxiety meds to deal with all the repression….just sayin’…
Moon in Libras are infamous for what I call “the dinner conversation.” You know the one: It starts off with the innocuous question, “Where do you want to eat?” 30 minutes later there are 140 options on the table and not a decision in site. Never, ever, ask a Libra. They will always default to whatever you want and its not because they don’t have an opinion. They do. But they would rather make you happy and eat icky sushi 100% of the time. Moon in Libras value harmony above everything else. They are the ultimate conflict avoidant personality types. They are the sequential relationship people and only feel they are at their best in close relationships at all times.
Moon in Scorpio key phrase is ‘the waters run deep”. With these individuals you can see the depths of their beings in their eyes. Everything is experience to them, especially experience where things did not work out in their favor. To them, they wrap that up in a bow and carry it into their heart for their soul to grow from. They survive off of deep emotional connection. Fluffy talk about the weather will not sustain them, and those who are the privileged few in their inner circle will be let into their mystery and passion. You will ask a question and they will deflect with a question. Scorpios are the original masters of psychotherapy: the diggers of the emotional depths. They are hard to truly understand, and they like it that way.
Moon in Sagittarius brings people who like to explore and have fun doing it. They crave independence, the higher truth, and an active search for meaning. They feel the most comfortable when their mind is on a journey either through the pages of a book or across a new landscape on a new adventure. They are the natural questioners of everything and often times the quest becomes more important than the question itself. There are times when their enthusiasm follows the pied piper and they become gullible, arrogant, fanatic, or preaching.
Moon in Capricorn struggles a bit here as the moon is in its detriment. The moon, which represents emotion, is in the most restrictive space yet. Can transformation happen? Yes! All we have to do is look to Scrooge himself and see that. Natives with the Moon in Capricorn are incredibly hard workers and they get their emotional self-fulfillment out of what they have accomplished. Often they are the “Negative Nelly’s” of the group, as they are always seeming to be responding less than enthusiastically (especially compared to a Leo Moon). However, it’s more of a realistic flair than negative flair, in their book. They want to feel secure and not let down or disappointed. Being realistic from the get go helps them manage their expectations and their emotions better. They feel comfortable in the role of being in charge. But as they say, it can be lonely at the top.
The Moon in Aquarius person is one who hasn’t met a friend he hasn’t liked. Everyone is a potential friend or social connection in their book. They need to connect socially and share their ideas in order to feel like themselves. Imagine a college professor without a classroom to lecture to. That would be an Aquarius’s idea of hell. Where would they have the space to challenge ideas, feed off of each other, make connections, come up with other new schemas? They will play devils advocate, not because they agree, but because no one else will and because it’s interesting and fun. They like to know the limits just so they can peer beyond them. They may not realize they are driving other people absolutely crazy by doing it. Most ideas were not born in isolation as Aquarius would attest. They like their freedom and their independence and the recognition that what they contribute is worthy and meaningful. Anyone who wants to be part of an Aquarius’s inner circle or love interest must start with the friendship realm first and foremost. Only by not needing an Aquarius, will you actually attract one.
Moon in Pisces individuals are compassionate and sensitive. They are often unfocused as they are daydreaming and highly imaginative. They also live for peace and a sense of group wholeness in order for them to feel secure in their place. While it seems they are unaffected by emotions, the opposite is true. They in fact are very sensitive to the emotional tide, but let it flow in and out of them trusting everything changes.