What It Means When the Moon is in Your Sign

Posted on January 16, 2020
Updated on November 09, 2020

A pink full moon in a black and white sky.

The Moon spends about 2 ½ days in one sign, and will be in your Sun sign for about 2 ½ days every month. But… what does this mean for you?

The Moon is the planet that moves fastest in astrology, covering all 12 zodiac signs in less than one month. None of the other planets even come close!

Since the Moon moves so quickly, it will touch every part of your natal chart in every way possible every month. Today, we’re going to dive deep into what it means when the Moon is in your zodiac sign and what you should do during these times.

The Moon in Astrology

In astrology, the Moon governs emotions. In your natal chart, the Moon rules what you need for emotional security and stability, and how you express yourself emotionally. This is found with the sign your Moon falls in and the house the Moon is located.

Don’t know your Moon sign and house location? Use the free birth chart calculator!

The transit Moon brings emotional energy wherever it goes. It spends about 2 - 3 days in one natal house, and brings emotional focus to whatever that house rules. It touches every one of your planets, and amplifies the energy of that planet when the transit Moon is in the same sign as that planet.

The Moon is the natural ruling planet of the sign Cancer, a Water sign full of emotion and craving comfort and support. The Moon naturally rules the 4th house, which governs the home, family, and internal foundation, our roots from which we grow.

Read this next: How to Relieve Stress Based on Your Moon Sign

Your Monthly Personal New Moon

You’ll often find that one of the most (if not the most) important periods for you every month is when the Moon is in your Sun sign. The Sun is your true self, who you really are, and the Moon connecting with the Sun lights you up. This is your personal New Moon, a time when energy, enthusiasm, and excitement can be higher, and you can open up to new ideas, new opportunities, and new journeys.

Everyone is familiar with the New Moons that are talked about every month, involving the transit Sun and Moon coming together. With your personal New Moon, this is a new moon just for you, with the transit Moon coming together with your natal Sun to give you energy for the new.

Read this next: New Moon Cleansing Rituals for Your Zodiac Sign

The Best Ways to Use the Moon in Your Sign

When the Moon is in your sign, this is your monthly opportunity to explore possibilities, make use of energy, and pursue ideas.

Want to start a new project or venture? Put together new plans? Go over new ideas and take initiative? This may be the best time of the month to do it!

Don’t let this time each month pass by eventless. Make use of it every month, even if you don’t get to deal with anything else astrologically! It’s an easy way to take advantage of some helpful astrology.

If your Sun is in a Fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), you may find energy is highest for you to take action in a tangible way. You can be optimistic and enthusiastic, and can’t wait to take the initiative for what you want.

If your Sun is in an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), you may find you want to take action in practical ways, and can stick with what you begin. You can be less afraid of action and more willing to push forward.

If your Sun is in an Air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), you may find the ideas and plans you’re working on push you to act, and you can get excited by what you come up with. You can get out of your mind a little to take action.

If your Sun is in a Water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), you may find your emotions drive you to act, and you can get out of just feeling and start moving. Your intuition can be strong, and help guide you with decisions and actions.

When the New Moon or Full Moon is in Your Sign

There are times when the Moon is in your sign, it’s not just any Moon, and it’s occurring with a New Moon or Full Moon. There are 1-2 New Moons or Full Moons in every sign every year, so you’ll experience 1-2 New Moons or Full Moons in your Sun sign a year.

When a New Moon is in your sign, this takes the energy and cranks it up about 100 notches! This is an amazing time for new beginnings, and you can feel pulled to do something new that’s a focus for the next 6-12 months. The New Moon in your sign is one of the times each year you should look forward to!

When a Full Moon is in your sign, this means the Moon is in your sign and the Sun is opposing. Full Moons correspond to culminations, so you can use the Full Moon in your sign to bring something to fruition, finish something big, and see the results of months of labor. This tends to be important, and can be somewhat emotional. This is a time of the year when you should carefully consider your actions and plans, and make sure to tend to yourself emotionally so you can handle whatever passes.


You don’t have to wait for specific New Moons to make use of new moon energy. You have the opportunity every month!

Make sure to follow the movement of the Moon, and see what you can do when the Moon is in your sign. Checking your daily horoscope can help too!

Related Article: Moon Sign Astrology: Your Guide to Your Emotional Personality

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Nic Gaudette’s astrology career began in 2004. She’s performed thousands of astrology readings, helped thousands of students learn astrology, has written over a dozen horoscope… Learn More About The Author »

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