Your sun sign only gives you a glimpse into part of your natal chart, albeit a very significant one. If you want to understand yourself from an astrological perspective, you’ll also want to know your moon sign, which represents your emotional inner world.
Our moon signs can help us understand how we relate to others on an emotional level. It can explain why some of us shy away from emotional conversations, and some of us thrive on them. It can also hint at the types of things we hide away from others and our process for dealing with emotional trauma and repressed feelings, or our shadow selves.
Luckily, it’s not complicated to determine your moon sign. There are several free birth chart generators online. You’ll just need to know your birth date and year, as well as the time zone where you were born.
So what does astrology say about how you navigate the touchy-feely parts of life? Read on to find out.
Aries is a cardinal fire sign, and they hate stagnation. They prefer to stay on the move and be first in everything they do if at all possible. If you have an Aries moon, you’ll likely approach your emotions from a passionate, playful, often impulsive place. No deep weepy conversations for you, thank you very much, but plenty of excitement.
As a fixed earth sign, Taurus is grounded and warm and oh-so stubborn. If you have a Taurus moon, you’re likely to be patient, generous, and nurturing to those around you. And because Taurus is ruled by Venus, you’ve got a romantic streak. You’re also likely to be highly security conscious and have a hard time moving on from relationships that aren’t working.
Gemini is a mutable air sign, and they prefer a very go-with-the-flow type existence. If you’re a Gemini Moon, you probably have a very light-hearted and free-spirited approach to dealing with emotional subjects. You’re also quite adept at putting your feelings into words, even though you don’t love to sit with those emotional feelings for very long.
Being a cardinal water sign, Cancer is no stranger to sitting with their emotions. In fact, they’re quite comfortable there. A Cancer moon is likely to be sentimental, nurturing, and even maternal toward the people you love. Your home is your sanctuary. You’re also highly in tune with the moon, which is at home in the sign of Cancer. You just might be a little psychic.
Leo, a fixed fire sign, is often called a drama queen. And it’s true, especially as a Leo Moon, that you probably love the spotlight. But you love to share that spotlight with those you love. Grand, romantic gestures are the name of the game, and you live to make others happy. You’ve also probably never met an emotion you didn’t want to express.
As a mutable earth sign, Virgo is often overcome with so many details that they can’t see the big picture. A Virgo moon is often preoccupied with being of service to others, relying on their innate gift for organization and details to help make other people’s lives better. It can sometimes be tough to stop your overanalytical mind from spinning in emotional situations.
Libra is a cardinal air sign, and like Taurus, it is ruled by Venus. Innate hopeless romantics, Libra moons are also born peacemakers, and their emotional lives are heavily influenced by their need for balance and harmony among their loved ones. You’re also able to distance yourself from sticky situations just enough to keep your emotions from running amok.
Scorpio is a fixed water sign and is already known to have a penchant for intensity. A Scorpio moon doubles down on this energy, but it’s not all darkness and intimidation. Your ability to stick it out in challenging emotional situations makes you an unbelievably supportive friend and partner. Delving into deep emotional waters is your superpower. The ultimate ride or die.
A mutable fire sign, Sagittarius is known for their lust for life and thirst for knowledge. As a Sagittarius moon, the way to your heart is travel, philosophy, and adventure. You’re not someone who likes to sit around and delve into feelings – you’d rather keep things light and maintain your space. You also tend to lack a filter during emotional conversations.
Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign, and the things they achieve in life are of the utmost importance to them. If you have a Capricorn moon, your emotions will often be tied up in your goals and ambitions. You also might not always have the patience for people who don’t keep theirs in check – highly emotional people seem frivolous. You’re down-to-earth, warm, and generous.
As a fixed air sign, Aquarius likes to do things on their terms. If your moon is in Aquarius, it’s likely that you don’t always relate to emotional situations like everyone else. You’re incredibly conscious of the well-being of those around you – and the world at large – but when it comes to people’s individual feelings, you don’t always know how to deal.
Pisces, a mutable water sign, might be the most feelings-conscious sign of the zodiac. So if your moon is in Pisces, well, you already know you’re an emotional creature. You’re highly empathetic – again, maybe even a little psychic – and a hopeless romantic. You’re also very idealistic and likely have issues maintaining boundaries with those you love (or just met.)