You might sometimes wonder why you don’t seem to conform to the general description of your sun sign. It makes sense in some ways, but it’s not you. Much can be explained about your personality and character if you also take your moon sign into consideration. You may discover some startling a-ha moments.
Your moon sign is determined by which astrological constellation the Moon was traveling through at the date and exact time of your birth. Many astrologers place more importance on the moon sign than the sun sign as it reflects deeper, hidden aspects of the personality, whereas your sun sign highlights the persona you present to the world.
There are many moon sign calculators – you will need to know your time of birth to get an accurate pinpoint. Try MoonSign Calculator.
The Tarot Moon
In tarot, the Moon card represents the emotional, intuitive aspects of life. It is ever shifting; changing its appearance. Trying to get hold of ideas that the Moon suggests is a tricky, slippery process. You have to be wary of distractions that lead you up false pathways. Likewise, your Moon sign can hint at undiscovered depths and point to character traits that seem to change from day to day, month to month. It shines a light on a characteristic or behavior that seems obvious now you give it due consideration, but then, the darkness falls, and you find yourself in confusion.
The Moon is receptive, female and cool; the Sun is active, male and warm. These attributes add shade and color to the boilerplate descriptions of each sign’s personality traits. Taking the two together gives a much more rounded idea of how someone lives their life.
Moon Sign Characteristics
Capricorn Moon is controlled, stubborn and concerned about not allowing their emotions to show. They may be in emotional pain but you would never know it. They keep a tight hold on their feelings. If combined with an outgoing Sun sign, such as Aries or Leo, then they could be in a constant internal struggle. They have a deep, intuitive side that is often unseen by others. Capricorn Moon is patient, loyal, organized, practical, strong-willed and enduring.
Aquarius Moon is observant but aloof. They go through the whole spectrum of emotions while growing up and eventually reach the conclusion that their feelings are too messy to allow others to witness. Hence, they can sometimes come across as distant and difficult. Mostly they are pretty optimistic – they are very supportive to those around them. They have great wit and can occasionally hurt unintentionally. Aquarius Moon is intellectual, stubborn, intense, detached, loyal and trustworthy.
Pisces Moon is empathic, psychic, dreamy, romantic and compassionate. They love to make others feel happy. The downside to that is that they are so sensitive that they can take on all sorts of problems and involve themselves with lame ducks and orphaned kittens, metaphorically speaking. Thus, they can end up in deep depression because they can’t help every unfortunate that crosses their path. They are lovely company; their charm is irresistible. Pisces Moon is also playful, imaginative, emotional and artistic.
Aries Moon is extremely outgoing and enthusiastic. Their unstoppable spontaneity, while endearing, can get them into all kinds of trouble, most of which they bounce right out of. They are the epitome of ‘living in the now’. They rarely consider outcomes, insisting that everything will work out for the best. Luckily for them, they are nearly always right. They are the risk-takers, the pioneers, the ones who take the first leap into the unknown. They may have bursts of anger, but it passes quickly like a thunderstorm. No grudges held. Aries Moon is self-confident, impatient, impulsive and forgiving.
Taurus Moon enjoys security, predictability, and stability. Marriage and family are paramount. They don’t like not knowing where they stand. They engender a feeling of safety in others, as they are very careful and cautious. They are excellent parents. Sometimes they are overly concerned about their social status and the acquisition of material comforts. Taurus Moon is romantic, loyal, steady, reliable and generous.
Gemini Moon is clever, witty, and very changeable. Their moods vary from ecstatic to gloomy, and the change can take place almost instantly. They need to stimulate their intellect continually. Their capacity to absorb information is astounding. However, they will ignore things that don’t interest them even if they are essential to daily life, like finances. Gemini Moon is very likable once their friends realize that their tendency to fickleness is simply part of who they are. Gemini Moon is friendly, restless, creative and versatile.
Cancer Moon is in tune with their emotions and also those of other people. They base their life on the way they feel. They are ill-at-ease with anyone who displays signs of superficiality. They want to get to know the real person, not the mask. They are home birds who like familiar surroundings; they can’t bear to feel insecure, or to have their lifestyle threatened. Cancer Moon is tender, romantic, kind, warm, creative and sensitive.#
Leo Moon is popular, friendly and lots of fun to be with. They can be domineering and controlling because they want things to go as they planned them. They tend to be organized and efficient, though can occasionally succumb to laziness. They usually consider themselves to be right all the time, and can withdraw into a sulk when thwarted. Leo Moon is humorous, entertaining, bright, passionate and very generous.
Virgo Moon takes care of the details. They are usually the first to volunteer their time for a good cause. They are a little fussy and can come over as a bit negative, but, on the whole, they are pleasant, accommodating people. They are unhappy when forced out of their comfort zone, though will often decide to take the first steps themselves. They thrive on routine and habit. They can sometimes be critical, but they are unable to deal with criticism if directed at them. Virgo Moon is loving, curious, comforting, supportive and practical.
Libra Moon adores company. They are uncomfortable being alone for any length of time. They particularly enjoy one-to-one friendships, as rapport and a sense of shared interests are important. They can, however, be faultfinders; they want everything to be just so, including their relationships. They are excellent problem-solvers with their attention to detail and their ability to see the larger picture simultaneously. They have a shape-shifting personality because they adapt to the person they are with. Libra Moon is even-tempered, indecisive, friendly and affectionate.
Scorpio Moon is intense, dramatic and fearless. They have a taste for adventure in their relationships. They cannot bear mundane routine, so will often cause tension and problems just to get their drama fix. However, commitment is imperative to them, so their partners often find themselves being tested and pushed to the limit. They are fascinated by the workings of the mind and often use themselves as guinea pigs. They hate stress but thrive on it anyway. They are full of contradictions, light and dark, love and hate. Scorpio Moon is fiercely protective, careless of their well-being, passionate and generous to a fault.
Sagittarius Moon loves freedom and adventure. They cannot bear to be restricted. They enjoy physical activity and open spaces. They can be slightly scatty and forgetful, but have the charm to get away with it. They enjoy spontaneity; don’t like following a plan and prefer to live in the moment. They like to feel as though anything could happen. They can be moody, but can snap themselves out of it at the prospect of an outing. Sagittarius Moon is cheerful, optimistic, romantic and honest.
Discover your moon sign and combine it with your sun sign for the whole picture of you.
Reference: Always Astrology