Many people know their Sun Sign in Astrology. They identify with their Sun Sign’s attributes within the zodiac. A person will identify with being a Capricorn, an Aries, Pisces and so on. Our Sun Sign represents our conscious selves and what we aspire to be within the world. However, what about the Moon sign? This vital sign is often overlooked and underestimated.
What is the Moon Sign?
The Moon moves much faster than the Sun. The Moon completes a circle around the zodiac in approximately 27 ¼ days, spending a little over 2 days in each sign. Your Moon sign is the sign of the zodiac the Moon was passing through at the exact time of your birth. Your Moon sign is just as important as your Sun sign. In some instances, it can hold even more significance than the Sun Sign. The Moon is most important in Eastern Astrology.
How can you determine your Moon Sign?
If you have had your birth chart reading done, you will already know your Moon Sign. Of course, there are other methods you can use to determine your Moon Sign. You can calculate your Moon Sign by using an Ephemeris. However, this can be very time consuming. Luckily there are many free online apps and calculators you can use to calculate your Moon Sign.
Astrological Attributes of the Moon
Your Moon often represents your subconscious self. It represents your inner most emotions, basic instincts and memories. It is associated with all our automatic responses, or those that occur without our conscious control. Therefore, it is closely related to automatic processes within the body. The Moon also carries significant importance regarding mothers and children. Cycles of the Moon correlate to feminine cycles within the body.
The Moon through the Signs
Your Moon Sign makes up two components. The first one consists of the astrological attributes of the Moon. The second component makes up the characteristics and energy of the zodiac sign the Moon is passing through. It is the combination of these two components that make up the Moon Sign. When the Moon is in a particular zodiac sign, it has an overall effect on the general collective. Here is an overview of the Moon through the Zodiac Signs.
When the Moon is Aries, you often feel a need to be the first and the best. You feel full of initiative and the motivation to start new projects. You feel fearless and ready to take on new challenges you otherwise may have been avoiding. This Moon Sign will make your communication style direct and to the point.
When the Moon passes through Taurus, you may feel a need to slow down. You will be in the mood to do a project around your home. This could be cooking, crafting, gardening, painting or repairs. You will feel committed to seeing the job through to the end. Your emotions will feel balanced and strong.
When the Moon is in Gemini, you tend to feel at your best with multi-tasking. You have the ability to do several tasks simultaneously. Your intellect feels sharpened. You may feel to engage in cross word puzzles, trivia or other games of the mind. This Moon Sign will make you feel more communicative than usual.
When the Moon is in Cancer, it is in its home sign. Its attributes are heightened. When the Moon is in Cancer, you may tend to day- dream. You have a heightened sense of sensitivity. You also could notice yourself feeling more moody than usual. The sounds of music are also heightened to you and you may feel to listen to it more.
When the Moon is in Leo, you often fee energized and powerful. You may feel proud of your accomplishments. You feel a need to be adored and loved. You have big and bold ideas and a need to show others. You also may feel a youthful energy and fun -loving attitude.
You have a heightened sense of detail when the Moon is in Virgo. You are curious to know all the details related to a matter or topic. Being of service to others is particularly important to you during this time. You may notice yourself being of service to many people. Friends and family look to you for nurturing.
Relationships are very important to you during the time the Moon is in Libra. If you are single you feel a stronger need to have a partner. If you already have a partner, you feel to share more with them. Your sense of creativity is also heightened. This Moon Sign may make you feel inspired to create art.
You may feel a heightened sense of jealousy, suspicion or guilt when the Moon is in Scorpio. Forgiving someone may feel particularly difficult during this time. On the positive side, you will feel more concentrated on your work or projects. You feel an intense need to get them completed.
When the Moon is in Sagittarius, you will feel more optimistic than usual. You feel drawn to further your education in a field of study. You have a longing to plan a trip and travel. You may be dreaming of far away places. You also will feel a need to be outside in nature more.
The Moon is in detriment in the sign of Capricorn. This means it is the sign that is opposite to the astrological attributes of the Moon. When the Moon is in Capricorn, you may hide your feelings or bury them. You will feel guarded, rational and serious. This Moon Sign may make you feel to distance yourself from others.
When the Moon is in Aquarius, you may feel to rebel against a certain authority or social construct. You feel drawn to humanitarian causes and crusading work. You identify well with the under dog and have alternative ideas about how things should work. This Moon Sign will help you feel extra sociable with like -minded people.
You may feel extra imaginative and dreamy when the Moon is in Pisces. You have a sharpened ability to read other people and understand them. Negatively, you may have unrealistic expectations during this time. You also may feel overly emotional within relationships.