Moon Sign

Similar: Sun Sign, Rising Sign, Primal Triad

 Your Moon sign is the sign of the zodiac where the Moon was when you were born. 

In astrology, it makes up one-third of your primal triad: 

  1. Sun Sign - What season the Sun was in when you were born.

  2. Rising Sign/Ascendant - The sign in the 1st house that was on the horizon or “rising” at the exact time of your birth.

  3. Moon Sign - What sign the Moon was in at the time of your birth.

The Moon represents your emotions and your feelings and how you respond to the world around you and the people in it. While some look at the Moon sign as not being as important in our birth chart, this placement should not be ignored in many aspects of our lives, including love and relationships.

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There are 12 signs of the zodiac, each one with its own attributes and qualities. Since the Moon is in a particular sign when you were born, your emotions and feelings will reflect many of that sign's traits. 

There are the 12 types of Moon signs: 

  1. Aries Moon - Short tempers, passion for helping others, appears strong on the outside. 

  2. Taurus Moon - Stubborn and self-reliant, deep connections, and emotionally secure, comfortable around emotion. 

  3. Gemini Moon - Low emotional attachments, large social groups, big heart with wandering fancies. 

  4. Cancer Moon - Sensitive, loyal, vulnerable/sensitive in their emotions, easily hurt, in touch with their emotions.

  5. Leo Moon - Requires lots of love, close relationships are really important, puts in emotional labor, and blunt in emotional settings.

  6. Virgo Moon - Emotionally vulnerable, requires structure and clear lines, passionate about individuals, extremely affectionate when comfortable.

  7. Libra Moon - Friendships are the most important, caught up in current events, vocal but gets overwhelmed in arguments easily, balance and fairness are key.

  8. Scorpio Moon - Often sensually charged, they can get into their feelings in an obsessive way. Prides truth over fantasy, can become bitter easily, focuses on one person.

  9. Sagittarius Moon - Fleeting optimistic emotions, truth is more important than feelings, searching for emotional bonds, spontaneous emotional changes.

  10. Capricorn Moon - Emotions are often pushed back, highly critical, laughter is the key to their hearts, can lash out when threatened, require a strong and healthy support system. 

  11. Aquarius Moon - Supports other people’s emotions before their own, struggles to connect with people at first, must keep track of their emotions or risk burnout and bitterness. 

  12. Pisces Moon - Pours emotions into artistic endeavors, favors deep connections, very in touch with their emotions, can be overwhelmed easily, spirituality is emotionally charged in some form. 

Discover more in our Ultimate Guide to Moon Signs.

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