Lunar Compatibility: What the Moon Says About Your Relationship

Posted on August 01, 2020

A woman holds her hands up in front of the Full Moon in a heart shape.

Are you crushing and your co-worker, unsure of how to make your move? Are you experiencing misunderstandings or disagreements with your current partner? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this guide is for you.

You’ve probably heard of astrological compatibility, a concept that typically looks at the Sun signs of two individuals to determine whether or not their personalities will mesh well together. But, did you know that your natal chart – or birth chart – contains much more information that is useful when exploring your love life?

In fact, one of the most important signs in your chart – your Moon sign – can be just as effective, if not more, at determining astrological compatibility.

This is because your Sun sign represents the core of your personality, and who you are on the deepest levels. However, your Moon sign is connected to your emotions, and how you relate to others emotionally, which are both important factors in a romantic relationship.

When you understand the dynamic between your Moon sign and the Moon sign of another person, it’s easier to understand that person on an emotional level.

Today we’re going to look at the Moon sign and its effect on our romantic relationships, allowing you to discover even more about the dynamics between you and your crush, or your partner.

Make sure to get your free birth chart reading done so that you can discover your unique Moon sign!

How Does the Moon Affect Your Love Life?

Think about the beginning of a new romantic relationship, the feelings involved, the butterflies you get when you see that person or receive a new text message from them. These feelings stem from your emotional center. And while logic and reason may have their place in romance, emotions are what tend to govern our hearts and our feelings about another individual.

The Moon is the celestial body that governs your emotions and how you choose to share (or hide) your feelings with others. The personality traits and characteristics of a certain zodiac sign still apply in this position, however they shift from the spirit to the heart.

For instance, Leo is a sign that is warm, friendly, and outgoing. When someone’s Moon sign falls under Leo, they’re likely to share their feelings with their loved ones enthusiastically, and they don’t shy away from public displays of affection. Conversely, someone with a Moon in Aquarius may be hesitant to participate in public displays of affection or the sharing of emotions.

This is why it’s so important to look at more than one sign in your chart when determining compatibility with someone. Your Sun signs might flow beautifully together; but, if your Moon signs disagree, it can be a challenging union.

And when two Moon signs flow well together, you can expect a relationship that is overflowing with empathy, understanding, and passion.

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Most & Least Compatible Moon Signs

Now that you know a bit more about how the Moon affects your love life, let’s take a look at some of the most and least compatible matches between Moon signs.

Most Compatible Moon Signs

Aries & Leo

Because these are both Fire signs, a union between an Aries Moon and a Leo Moon can be fiery, passionate, and adventurous.

Aries is a self-motivated, driven person who goes after what they want in life – no matter the cost. Leo’s playful spirit helps Aries lighten up and have a little fun. On the other hand, Aries helps Leo focus and stay motivated, allowing them to follow through with their plans.

The only downside here is the potential for anger or emotional outbursts, but Aries and Leo are both good at calming down almost as quickly as they became upset.

Sexually, this union is powerful and passionate, thanks to the Fire energy flowing through both parties. If Aries can learn to be less serious and Leo can pay a bit more attention in the bedroom, this can be a wildly fulfilling union.

Cancer & Taurus

While Cancer is a Water sign and Taurus is an Earth sign, these two Moon signs join to form a deeply loyal bond – and they actually have quite a bit in common.

Both Taurus and Cancer appreciate a beautiful home where they feel surrounded by comfort and security. Additionally, these signs share a desire for financial stability and success. Taurus and Cancer can appreciate a loving, peaceful home where each party is dedicated to the other.

It may not seem like the most passionate union, but this sense of peace and stability brings both Cancer and Taurus joy.

Intimacy between these two will be deep and loving. If you crave comfort and appreciation in your relationships, this will be a perfect pairing.

Gemini & Libra

These Air signs are the social butterflies of the zodiac. Both Libra and Gemini Moons love to spend time near people in deep, stimulating conversations.

This couple will never get bored, as there are always ideas and visions flowing through their consciousness – and they will enjoy sharing these ideas with one another. Gemini and Libra tend to relate their emotions through thought and communication rather than depth of feeling, and this couple will find comfort in the lack of over-the-top displays of emotion.

The keyword for this couple is “fun,” which is exactly what their romantic and sexual life will entail.

Capricorn & Virgo

As Earth Signs, both Capricorn and Virgo Moons are responsible and grounded. They don’t take their feelings out on the people around them, but rather they try to find appropriate outlets for emotions and solutions to their problems.

These two Moon signs will work together to overcome any obstacle that stands in their way. And while this union may not possess a sense of emotional passion, that’s the way these two Moon signs prefer it.

Your shared love of Mother Nature means you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors together. There is a sense of comfort and stability in their love life that helps these two form a secure, committed attachment.

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Sagittarius & Aquarius

Sagittarius is a Fire sign, full of passion and creativity, while Aquarius is an intellectual, independent Air sign.

Both Sagittarius and Aquarius Moons desire a deep sense of freedom and individuality in their relationships – neither one of these individuals cares to be tied down. This couple enjoys their alone time, and doesn’t feel insecure when they aren’t together each and every day.

As the two signs of the zodiac that are most likely to travel, this pair can enjoy adventures all over the world together.

While neither Moon sign is likely to adore public displays of affection, their chemistry is fully realized when they are at home alone with one another.

Pisces & Scorpio

These two Moon signs share the common ruling element, Water. As such, both Pisces and Scorpio tend to experience their emotions on a deeper level than most other signs.

When these two form a couple, you can expect open, honest communication, and the respect of one another’s feelings. Pisces and Scorpio Moons are both creative and intuitive, giving them an advantage over other unions – it’s almost as if they can read each other’s minds.

While there may be jealousy within this relationship, you should be able to talk to each other lovingly about it.The keyword in this union is “romance,” and you can expect lots of it.

Least Compatible Moon Signs

Cancer & Aquarius

This pairing can bring disagreements and misunderstandings, as these two Moon signs relate emotionally in very different ways.

Whereas Cancer likes to talk openly about their emotions and digest them thoroughly, Aquarius would prefer to think them through and quickly move on. Cancer Moons are affectionate and romantic, while Aquarius Moons prefer a more subtle approach.

Capricorn & Leo

A Capricorn Moon’s grounded, responsible nature can seem stuffy, even boring, to a Leo Moon. Leo wants to go out on the town and have some fun, but Capricorn knows there are chores to be done at home, and prefers tending to those responsibilities.

Likewise, Capricorn Moon may be turned off by Leo Moon’s carefree approach to life. While these two may enjoy flirting, a sustainable, long-lasting relationship may be difficult to maintain.

Pisces & Libra

While these two Moon signs are friendly and often romantic, their common interests are limited. Libra is all about balance and diplomacy, while Pisces prefers romance and daydreaming.

Libra’s detached relationship to emotions may hurt the feelings of sensitive Pisces. While these two may be able to work things out with lots of patience, it can be difficult for them to relate to one another on a deep, emotional level.

Looking Beyond Astrological Compatibility

Astrology can absolutely help you determine whether or not you might mesh with someone, but there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to astrological compatibility.

Two Moon signs might be completely compatible, and end up not getting along at all. On the other hand, if two people are willing to work hard enough, they can make nearly any union flow smoothly. The point is, don’t panic if you didn’t find yourself and your partner or crush listed as the most compatible Moon signs in existence – you can still work it out!

This guide is meant to give you the basic information regarding compatibility and Moon signs, as well as help you understand how to relate to your partner emotionally based on their Moon sign. If you want to know how to connect with someone on the deepest level possible, read up on their Moon placement to learn about how they prefer to relate emotionally.

Related article: Love Compatibility Using Destiny Numbers 1 & 2

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Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about… Read More »

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