What are moon signs in astrology?
Your moon sign is the sign in which the Moon was located when you were born. Your moon sign is just as important as your sun sign because it is considered to be a reflection of your personality and how you are likely to act.
This isn’t to say that you can’t transcend the zodiac, but generally speaking each moon sign has distinct tendencies that make them unique from one another.
The most important thing to remember when reading a star chart is that the stars are not fixed points on Earth. They move around, which means they change positions relative to each other over time. This movement causes them to appear different from what they would look like if we were looking at them directly (i.e., with our eyes).
For example, the Sun appears much larger than it actually is because its light has traveled farther and spread out in space than it would have otherwise.
In fact, the Sun looks bigger than it really is because it’s so bright that we see an illusion of distance there. Similarly, the Moon appears smaller than she actually is because her light has traveled further and spread out in space than it would have otherwise.
So even though the position of a star may seem constant over time, its size will vary by quite a bit depending on where you’re located on Earth. The Moon is the main focus of astrology and, as such, her position as it pertains to you is very important.
When you’re born, the Moon is located in a specific spot (or spots) in the heavens, which are known as the zodiac. Since the Moon moves at a consistent rate of speed relative to Earth (and all other planets), she will move through all the signs of the zodiac in one month (more or less). This means that if you’re born at the start of a sign, she will be much different in your chart than if you were born at the end of a sign.
For example, when I was born on July 23, the Moon was in the sign of Cancer. In my chart, this meant that the signs’ qualities of emotion and intuition were emphasized in my personality and more importantly, my emotions were more directed towards nurturing and attachment.
It also meant that I would be more receptive to emotions in my environment. Of course, a given star sign isn’t all bad. After all, you’ve got a whole host of other planets in your chart to make up for the less pleasant qualities of any one sign.
Discover how to find out your current moon sign and what it means below.
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The Moon Sign calculator is below. You simply enter your personal details and select ‘astrology report’ to find your moon sign in a couple of clicks.
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Capricon Moon Sign personality: December 22 – January 19
The Capricorn is ambitious and determined. They have a lot of willpower and can sometimes appear unemotional. They have an innate ability to face difficulties with patience and practicality. They tend to take life very seriously, and will work hard to achieve their goals. They can sometimes appear a bit gloomy or pessimistic.
They try to always look on the dark side of things, so they can be prepared if something goes wrong. They don’t like to take risks or gambles in case they fail. They’re experts at planning everything out in advance, so there’s no way it can all go wrong. They’re natural leaders who are always looking out for others.
They may not always be the most entertaining people, but they know how to get things done. They see responsibilities as something to take seriously, and will do whatever is necessary of them. They’re very reliable people who can always be counted on when it really matters.
Aquarius Moon Sign personality: January 20 – February 18
Aquarius is a very independent sign. They believe in following their own path in life. They don’t seek out attention, but they also don’t resent attention when it’s given to them. They follow their own drummer and do their best to travel a unique journey through life. They’re unconcerned with what others think of them, and will only do things at their own pace.
The Star is known for its optimism. They look at the world with hope and encouragement. They don’t like to see people unhappy, and will do what they can to make everyone around them feel better. They have refreshingly positive outlooks on life. Even in the worst situations, they’ll find something to be glad about.
Although they appear calm and unshakable, this isn’t always true. In truth they sometimes worry about the future and spend a lot of time thinking about all the things that could go wrong. They never reveal this to others, however. They know that they have an important role in life, and they take it very seriously.
Pisces Moon Sign personality: February 19 – March 20
Pisces is a very introspective sign. They’re always exploring the depths of their own mind. They spend a lot of time just thinking, and prefer to be alone.
They don’t mind the quietness, as they enjoy the comfort of their own thoughts. Pisces isn’t the most social creature. They don’t dislike people, they’re just more content with staying by themselves. They can find the energy to deal with others if they need to, but it’s not their favorite thing to do.
They’re very in tune with their own emotions and those of others. They’ll never just laugh at a hurtful joke, even if they think it’s funny. They recognize when someone is in pain, and will always offer sympathy. They have very strong moral values.
They have a hard time believing that bad things happen for no reason, and will see some sort of meaning in everything. They don’t like to stand by and watch injustice, and often find themselves helping those in need.
Aries Moon Sign personality: March 21 – April 20
The Aries moon is a bundle of energy. They’re independent and often difficult to contain (even for themselves). They’re impulsive and can be short-tempered at times. They often speak without thinking and can make snap judgments that are typically wrong.
Most Aries Moons have a short fuse, but occasionally one is able to keep their temper in check. They are likely to be leaders, and can be found in positions of power (or at least they have the ambition for such things). Aries moons are the types to get straight to the point. They don’t like to sugarcoat anything, and they certainly don’t care about your feelings… unless they’re talking about their own.
They can be selfish and self-centered at times, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Aries is a fire sign after all. They like to be in the spotlight.
Taurus Moon Sign personality: April 21 – May 21
The Taurus moon is known for being stubborn and resourceful. They aren’t the type of person to give up once they’ve started a project, but that’s not the only thing they’re tenacious about.
When it comes to romance they’re the type who likes to take things slow, and they can hold a grudge for longer than you might expect. You might have to work a little harder than most to gain their attention, but once you have it you’ve got it for good.
Taurus moons can be stubborn when it comes to money and work related situations. Sometimes they can be too proud to ask for help or too scared to take a risk. Their saving grace is their great sense of humor and their ability to enjoy themselves no matter what.
They don’t stress out over the little things, and they’re likely to find humor in most any situation.
Gemini Moon Sign personality: May 22 – June 21
The Gemini moon has got a hyperactive mind that’s constantly thinking, creating, and trying to solve puzzles. They’re quick with their hands and their wit, and they can sometimes come off as narcissistic.
They love to talk (as most Gemini’s do), but their true passion is doing. They love creating and building things. They have the uncanny ability to talk their way out of (and sometimes into) situations. They know how to manipulate people and situations to their advantage.
Most of the time it’s harmless fun, but sometimes they can cross a line without even realizing it. The Gemini moon is the type who is likely to try lots of different hobbies and become master of none. They’re great at a lot of things, but they lack the focus to master any one thing. They have a short attention span.
Cancer Moon Sign personality: June 22 – July 22
The Cancer moon breeds an emotional creature. They’re sensitive, caring, and have a great love for their family and friends (and sometimes strangers).
They’re compassionate towards others, but they also tend to be a little insecure. Their feelings are very easy to hurt. They can be moody at times. Life is filled with ups and downs for the Cancer moon. They can get trapped in a cycle of starting something new, getting bored of it, and then quitting.
This can make them seem flighty to other sun signs. They’re a bit lazy at times, but that’s more of a defense mechanism than anything. The Cancer moon loves comfort and convenience. Their home is most likely full of knick knacks and comfy furniture. They’re very traditional creatures who prefer the familiar. They don’t like change, and are most comfortable in a loving environment.
Leo Moon Sign personality: July 23 – August 22
The regal Leo moon is warm and inviting. They’re the type of person who can walk into a room and instantly make everyone feel at ease.
They’re natural born leaders. They love to entertain their friends with fun activities, but they also have a softer side (even if they do not want anyone to know about it).
They’re very creative and have a great sense of style. They love the finer things in life. They’re generous to a fault, and are willing to give people second chances.
They’re very trusting and always have hope that people will do the right thing. They can be very stubborn and set in their ways. They don’t like to be told what to do or how to act.
Their emotions can swing back and forth, and this makes them prone to behaving irrationally at times.
Virgo Moon Sign personality: August 23 – September 22
The Virgo moon is precise and detailed. They enjoy doing things others find tedious or mundane. They have a knack for finding errors, and they can bore others to tears with the constant need to give corrections and criticism (even if the other person is a friend).
They’re very logical and rational, and it’s difficult to persuade them with emotions. They’re very intelligent creatures who love to learn.
They can be a bit too analytical for their own good. They tend to over think things and get lost in details. They can also come off as a little cold and distant. They have problems opening up to others, because they always believe there is a catch.
Virgo is all about perfection, and the Virgo moon will never feel like they’ve reached that standard (even if they have). They can hold in their emotions and end up bottling things up.
They may not openly express love or appreciation, but it doesn’t mean they don’t feel that way on the inside.
Libra Moon Sign personality: September 23 – October 22
The Libras are the diplomats and peacekeepers. They strive for balance in all things. They want to make everybody happy, which is why they tend to have a large circle of friends.
They believe that peace can be achieved with communication and compromise. They’ll always try to see a situation from another person’s point of view before passing judgment.
They have a habit of being distracted by things that are pretty or appealing in some way. They’re drawn to beauty. Libras tend to put their own desires last. They want everyone else to enjoy things as much as they do.
They’ll go out of their way to help their friends and family. They believe nobody should be unhappy, and they’ll do what they can to make people happy by avoiding conflict.
They can also be a bit flaky or indecisive. They sometimes gives others the impression they’re lazy or not putting in enough effort. This is false, Libras work hard, they just don’t like to show it. They can be prone to depression, and bouts of loneliness. They have a hard time letting go of relationships.
Scorpio Moon Sign personality: October 23 – November 21
The Scorpios are intense and passionate. They have a lot of ambition, and they’re determined to get whatever they want. They thrive on competition and enjoy a challenge. They don’t let anyone or anything get in their way.
They’re also very open about their desires and not afraid to go for what they want. They can be very direct in dealing with people. They don’t beat around the bush and will tell others what they want to hear. They tend to speak their mind no matter the consequences.
They don’t like to hold in their emotions, and will typically wear their heart on their sleeve. They can be a bit reckless when it comes to risk. They’ll throw themselves into dangerous situations without thinking things through.
They may have enemies that they need to face, but they’d rather deal with problems directly instead of having to plot and scheme. They aren’t good with subtleties or hidden meanings. They tend to interpret things literally.
This can either be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the situation.
Sagittarius Moon Sign personality: November 22 – December 21
The Sagittarius is very adventurous and curious. They have a thirst for knowledge and enjoy learning as much as they can about their surroundings.
They love traveling and seeing new places. They prefer to learn through experience instead of books. They tend to believe that you learn more when you’re actively doing something rather than reading about it. They are optimistic at heart, and always look on the bright side of things.
They don’t like to dwell on the negatives or stress themselves out over potential problems. They see the world as a wonderful place, and will seek out adventure whenever they can.
Sagittarius Moon tends to have great people skills. They’re very friendly and easy to get along with. They have a certain charm about them, which makes them more likable. They have a positive impact on those around them, which is something they tend to be instinctive about.
They tend to be a bit unreliable at times. They’ll jump into things without thinking it through. Their lack of attentiveness can sometimes backfire on them. They don’t like to be confined or live within the rules.
They’d rather come and go as they please, without having to consult anyone else. They’re free spirits who aren’t content with monotonous routines.