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Why It’s So Important To Know Your Moon Sign In Astrology

Let’s talk about our feelings.

We are all made up of different emotions, memories, and characteristics. One of the major aspects of who we are is how we feel. It’s our emotions, our empathy (or lack thereof, for some people), and our ability to communicate our feelings.

In our birth charts, we each have a ruling planet under a particular zodiac sign. Along with the planets, we are also made up of a Sun and a Moon sign. The Sun is who you are and how you act, whereas your Moon is how you feel and react. Your Moon sign is calculated by the placement of the Moon in the zodiac at the time you were born. It rules our emotions and feelings and is ruled by Cancer, the most empathetic and nurturing sign of the zodiac. While the Moon goes through its phases, Cancers do too — their emotions ebb and flow.

It’s important to know your Moon sign in astrology because it allows you to understand yourself better. You can make sense of how you respond to something or someone. You can make sense of your feelings. For example, if you’re going through a breakup, are you one to cry and eat ice cream and watch romcoms in bed for a week, or are you the type to say “good riddance!” and go out and party? Your Moon sign also tells you the emotional fulfillment you need from friends, family, and a partner, and what kind of relationship and partner you desire.

Overall, the Moon is about emotional fulfillment. With all that being said, this is what each Moon Sign is like:


If your Moon is in Aries, then you are someone who prefers to be independent. However, when you know what or who you want, you won’t settle until you get it — and right now. You can be quite temperamental in that way. Whether you lead with passion or hotheadedness, you’re always up for a challenge. You fight for who and what you want.


If your Moon is in Taurus, then you know it takes a lot for you to let down your walls for someone. No one can push you into doing something you don’t want to do — you can be quite hardheaded in that way. But once you do open up to someone, you are incredibly devoted and reliable. You wouldn’t be one to cheat in a relationship or be flaky in a friendship because you value stability and security so much.


Like the Gemini who jumps around in social situations, your emotions can be all over the place. If your Moon is in Gemini, you might process your feelings by talking them out — whether that’s journaling, confiding in a friend, or scheduling a therapy session. You tend to flutter around getting advice from different people — you need to be heard and you won’t feel at peace until you are.


The Moon is ruled by Cancer, so if your Moon is in Cancer — then you feel things deeply. Like the ocean during a storm, your feelings come in heavy, deep waves. You are very much in tune with your emotions and probably cry a lot. Empathy is your strongest trait and you’re great at taking care of others (and taking care of them before taking care of yourself).


If you have a Leo Moon, then you can be quite confident in who you are and what you believe in. You have this magnetic quality to you and you want people to see you at your best. You have a strong desire to be seen, heard, and appreciated, especially in your emotional relationships.


If your Moon is in Virgo, you’re not one to express your feelings. You’d rather overanalyze and try and make sense of your emotions, rather than just sit in what you feel. You can also be quite critical of the people in your life because, to you, that just means you care enough about them to want them to do or be better.


If you have a Libra Moon, you might express your feelings through creative outlets, like writing, taking photos, or painting. You deeply desire harmony in your emotional relationships — so much so that you might even be a people-pleaser. Or a doormat. Conflict stresses you out — you just want peace!


If your moon is in Scorpio, you might find that you feel things intensely. You have major trust issues, but you also have a good intuition if someone is doing you wrong. Connection and communication are deeply important to you! You are quite cautious when it comes to relationships, but once you’re in it, you’re committed.


If you have a Sagittarius Moon, you enjoy your freedom. However, you also enjoy being in a relationship — as long as you don’t feel trapped. You can be quite straightforward about your feelings, which can be good, but sometimes, that honesty finds a way to be cruel.


If your moon is in Capricorn, then you are very loyal in your relationships. You’re not mushy-gushy or lovey-dovey, but you still care deeply about the people in your life. You can be quite reserved emotionally, but you still put an effort into making any relationship safe and secure.


If you have an Aquarius Moon, to you, having new experiences, meeting new people, and seeing new people are what makes you feel the most fulfilled, emotionally. However, there’s a part of you that still wants to fit in somewhere, and you often feel detached in that way. You often find it hard to let down your walls and talk about your feelings.


If your Moon is in Pisces, you might feel emotions (yours and others’) deeply. You can be quite empathetic at times and are rarely judgemental of others. Since you can be such a softie, you have a hard time setting boundaries with people (especially the ones you care about) because you are just so generous with your love.

If you haven’t done so already, fill out your Natal chart and find out your Moon sign!