Here’s a news story worth reporting – you have more than one astrological star sign!
This can be a little confusing. You’ve been reading your daily horoscope for years… Does that mean you’ve been reading the wrong one? Well, not really. Only, you may have not been seeing the other side of the coin.
If you’ve struggled to identify with the qualities of your star sign, felt that you have odd connections, traits, or aspirations that don’t match up, then moon signs could change everything you know about yourself.
Moon Sign Meaning
When you were born, all the planets were in a specific location in the sky. In the western world, you are given your star sign based on where the sun was located at your birth.
But what about the rest? Well, they play a part in your identity arguably even more than your sun sign. Each planet corresponds to a certain feature or personality trait.
A moon sign is your “soul” sign – when you tap into your moon sign, learn its passions and qualities, you may find you find your own inner peace.
It is your subconscious – that helps you feel emotionally secure, and your deepest wants and needs in the modern world.
Once you find out your moon sign, it can reveal a wealth of information about your intuition, emotions, and personality. And yes, it can be entirely different from your sun sign.
The Difference Between Sun and Moon Signs
As we mentioned before, you probably already know your sun sign. It’s likely the one you read your daily horoscope for. It’s your ego, and it’s how you deal with the world and its challenges. It’s also the one that runs the day, the “surface” level of your personality.
Your moon sign is your darker side, the one that not many others get to see. This is your inner world – your thoughts, true passions, and emotions.
The sun has masculine energy, the moon has feminine energy. So quite often, women feel more drawn to their moon signs than men. However, the universe is not gender-focused!
Over your whole chart, you’re likely a percentage of both your sun and your moon. Some people find they’re split 50/50, some others find more drawn to their moon sign.
Depending on how your chart is mixed, signs can mellow out each other’s qualities, or enhance them. In this chart pictured, the individual may find they’re the “life of the party” Sagittarius, relating to others with humor, but extremely private in their Scorpio nature.
Others may find this person has a big wall put up around themselves but mask their private nature being the main entertainment at a social event. They are the best friend if you’re in a social setting, but you actually know nothing about them.
By finding out your moon sign, you can discover answers to identity questions you might be struggling with. Such as why you’re messy, but a Virgo? Or how come you’re not very emotional, but a Cancer?
What’s My Moon Sign?
Every 2-3 days, the Moon changes signs. Your moon sign is determined by the time and place of your birth. Find out this information and input it into the many free birth chart sites available online.
Once you have pressed “submit” you will get a personal reading for each element, and then it’s up to you to look into each sign and how it relates to one another.
We love using the free app Co-Star, which sends you daily chart updates (similar to a horoscope), based on the chart information you give. You can get your friends to download it too and check your compatibility.
You can also go to a professional astrologer, or if you’re an Instagram fan, follow some pages specializing in free mini-readings in the form of posts.
But before you do that, check out our lists below for a brief reading of each moon sign, including some characteristics and qualities.
And don’t forget to let us know in the comments what you think of your own!
Capricorn Moon SIgn
A Capricorn’s symbol is the goat, a life source for small villagers worldwide. Capricorns are reliable, headstrong, and stubborn, and they enjoy working.
They are an Earth sign, which means they are straight-forward and down to earth. Capricorn Moons feel secure when they are successful in their work, achieving high social statuses and progressing professionally.
They are natural-born leaders, ruled by hard-working Saturn, but they are rarely satisfied with themselves.
Capricorn Moons spend their lives trying not to let their emotions rule them. They struggle to handle big emotional outbursts, which can make them appear detached.
At the same time, though, they loved being relied on and will be loyal and loving in their own ways. Just like the Capricorn spirit animal, they can also be very sensitive, despite a tough exterior. While they might not display their sensitivity as readily as a gun-shy horse, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
Aquarius Moon Sign
An Aquarius symbol is the water-bearer, a mystical healer. Despite two water-related elements in their sign, they are an air sign which confuses even the most professional astrologers!
As an air sign, they have big dreams, aspirations, and goals. It can be hard for an Aquarius to see the full picture, as they get caught up in their own minds.
Aquarius Moons find their mystical symbol coming through in every aspect of their lives. They value “being different,” wanting to set the trends, not abide by them. They are rebellious, quirky, and independent.
Aquarius Moons are very open-minded, and they are the most humanitarian of the moon signs. Just like their Aquarius spirit animal – the sea otter – they love to help others. Sea otters also, like Aquarius, believe in a world where everyone helps everyone else out.
However, they are one of the least emotional of the signs. They will help others from an analytical standpoint, rather than providing emotional support. This, alongside their need to be different, means Aquarius Moons often come across as having a “detached” personality.
Pisces Moon SIgn
A Pisces symbol and the Pisces spirit animal is a school of fish, a fantastic way to explain this free-flowing and easy-moving sign.
A Pisces is the oldest sign of the zodiac, so you may find Pisces Moons have “old-souls,” tapping into the emotional needs of others, almost intuitively. A natural empathetic, they are easily influenced by the moods of others, which can drain them.
Pisces are water signs, meaning they are quite sensitive. As they are so ruled by the emotions of themselves and others, Pisces Moons like to express themselves creatively – in the form of painting, writing – any form of art.
Pisces is romantic and extremely dreamy, they find themselves in their “own-world” a lot of the time, which can mean they are often unorganized or lazy in the physical world.
Aries Moon Sign
Aries is the most passionate and aggressive sign, making its symbol – the Ram – highly appropriate for conveying the qualities of those with this sign.
Go-getters, charging at everyone and everything, Aries Moons can scare others with their aggressive nature. They are a fire sign, so they are expressive and courageous with anything they choose to do.
They are resilient, and if they find themselves in a bad mood, it will pass rather quickly – after the need to yell, scream, or get physical.
With so much pent-up fiery energy, Aries Moons can find themselves frustrated quite easily – acting impulsively to keep them occupied. Aries Moons need to practice emotional regularity more than other signs (like meditation), to keep themselves level.
A typical example of an Aries man is the Emperor in tarot: a masculine ruler who leads with a firm hand and demands respect and authority.
The Taurus symbol is the bull – a serene, quiet animal that keeps to itself but will not be afraid to react if something upsets it.
Another earth sign, the Taurus Moon values stability and home comforts. They are extremely materialistic, valuing filling their home with luxury items, to ensure they lounge, relax, and eat, the right way.
Taurus’ are also extremely stubborn, so while they are loyal, stable, and trustworthy, they will fight you tooth and nail to be right.
As Taurus’s focus their time and energy on home comforts, you may find they are lazy. They are entirely comfortable in their own home, with expensive food and comfy beds at their disposal. That’s why the beer and its long winter sleep is one of the Taurus spirit animals.
They can spend entire weeks at home, or sneak out of events early, to be in their own space. However, if they do find themselves out socially, they are relatable, comfortable, and have a serene energy that people gravitate towards.
Gemini Moon Sign
A Gemini symbol is the twin. They often have two completely different sides to their personality, and when you meet them, you’ll either see one or the other or if you’re lucky (or unlucky!), you’ll experience one of the famous Gemini mood swings.
A Gemini’s favorite thing to do is communicate. They are the biggest talkers of the zodiac, with a huge value on social discussions on everything and anything.
As an air sign, they are often talking about emotions, rather than grounding and feeling them. They are eternally optimistic and love to be a social butterfly.
As Gemini Moons are naturally divided, as well as constantly socialising and communicating, they can be scatter-brained. With a value on getting their information from others rather than themselves, they are constantly processing. It can mean they are moody, restless, and distracted.
Cancer Moon Sign
A Cancer symbol is the crab – hard outer shell, with a soft interior. Cancer is a water sign, so it is ruled by emotions and can be accused of not being rational.
They are another empathetic sign, feeling happy when they can emotionally support the needs of others – being a shoulder to cry on, or a helpful ear to listen.
Cancer Moons value the emotional needs around their family, home and friends so they are very hospitable and can almost predict what you need before you do.
A Cancer Moon spends most of their life caring for others, so it can come across as overwhelming or smothering to some.
It is important to remember as a Cancer to have other outlets – creative preferably – rather than others, so they can keep their emotions manageable and not be taken for granted.
Leo Moon Sign
A Leo symbol is the lion – a fearless leader of the jungle, with a great mane to match!
Leo Moons are warm and welcoming, friendly and positive. As a fire sign, they have a lot of passionate energy, which quite often comes out in the form of love for others.
A Leo Moon will love receiving and giving attention to the ones they love. A slightly insecure sign, Leo requires frequent reassurance that they are loved and appreciated.
As a Lion is a leader of the jungle, a Leo moon may find themselves naturally dominating conversations and relationships.
Boatsful and bursting with pride, their ego can be fragile and never satisfied – which can be exhausting for their partners and friends to continue to feed.
Virgo Moon Sign
A Virgo’s symbol is the virgin – pure, clean, and feminine.
A Virgo is a self-sufficient, independent, and dedicated sign. They are an Earth sign, making them analytical, detailed, and focused on the now.
Another hard-working sign, a Virgo is quiet and reserved, happy to be working and assisting others in the background, not so much being a fan of the spotlight.
With a virgin as their symbol, Virgos are very clean and organized. They are extremely health-conscious, keeping themselves and their bodies in good shape.
Virgo Moons can find their heads overthinking a lot of the time, which means they can be overly critical of themselves and others.
As they constantly are focused on their health, they can find their self-esteem quite low if they’re not “perfect.” A Virgo needs to be reminded that no one is perfect, and our imperfections make us unique.
While Virgo is one of the few signs of the zodiac that is represented by a human, the core values and attributes of Virgo can also be seen in many different members of the animal kingdom, and just as there is more than one type of Virgo, there is more than one Virgo spirit animal like the beer, bee and fox.
Libra Moon Sign
A Libra’s symbol is the Scales of Justice – balanced and peaceful.
A Libra Moon will hate any form of conflict or anger in their lives. They don’t enjoy arguing and would prefer everyone to live in peace around them.
They are extremely emotionally dependent on others, so Libra Moons may have plenty of friends and family, to keep them surrounded by love at all times. This is also reflected in one of the Libra spirit animals: the Grey Wolf – wolves rely on every member of their pack in order to survive. Every member of the pack has an important function and relationship to every other member.
With their strict need for balance, combined with their need for others, means Libra Moons can be indecisive. As they listen to all sides of every story, every need of all of their many friends, they may find themselves at stalemates – from everything from where to eat dinner, to what career they should choose.
Scorpio Moon SIgn
A Scorpio symbol is the Scorpio (funny that!) – a dark, mysterious creature with a spicy sting!
A Scorpio is the most intense emotional sign of the zodiac. They are a water sign, so they have all the qualities of the other water signs – run by their heart, not their head, with a risk of their emotions consuming them.
However, a Scorpio remains different. They are the only water sign which keeps their emotions to themselves.
A Scorpio Moon is a hard person to get to know. They are secretive and closed off from others, not sharing almost any of their thoughts. It can be frustrating to others, who just want to help.
However, if a Scorpio Moon opens up and lets others in, they are extremely loyal and loving. They will put your needs above others and be a calm advisor in times of stress – but don’t break a Scorpio Moon’s trust, or you will feel that sting, quite often in the form of a lifelong non-forgiveness.
A Sagittarius symbol is the Centaur or Archer, the half-human half-horse mythological creature, usually with a bow and arrow (pointing upwards). This symbolizes Sagittarius’s unwavering positive attitude.
A Sagittarius is an independent, free mover, with a thirst for knowledge and learning. They are friendly, entertaining, spontaneous and the life of the party.
This moon sign is extremely adventurous, having passions to travel all the world, and not be kept constrained by relationships or careers.
Sagittarius’ need for change and freedom can make them appear detached and reckless. Their decisions, if not thought thoroughly, can be damaging to themselves and others.
A Sagittarius Moon has great energy and a catchy positive attitude; however, they can be quite blunt with others, with no filter. They can make hurtful comments and need to make efforts to acknowledge the feelings of others before going into social situations with their “my way or the highway” attitude.
Align with your Moon Sign
Your moon sign plays a very strong part in who you are. It represents your soul, your inner self, and what you need to be emotionally secure. It’s important to learn your moon sign and study its qualities and influences to see how much it affects you.
After studying your moon sign, it’s a good idea to see how it works alongside the remainder of your chart. You can eventually build up your identity based on how all these elements react to one another.
By tapping into each one and doing your own research, you can use the astrological charts and your moon sign to find out what will make you truly happy.
Now over to you. What’s your moon sign? Did we get your qualities right?
Let us know in the comments below!
PS: Don’t forget to check our easy moon reading guide!