The Moon has an equally important role and influence over us in astrology; however, this influence is much more subtle and less visible as the Moon represents our inner emotional world. As we do not always display our inner emotional world to the world and others as we do with our Sun sign, our Moon sign does not always show as apparently as the Sun sign; however, it has an equally important influence.
What is Your Moon Sign? If you are not certain, calculate your moon sign and find out where the Moon was at the time of your birth
Moon Sign Meanings, Characteristics and Personality Traits
Moon in Aries
Aries Moon natives are hyper independent, and they are perfectly capable of managing everything on their own. They can easily venture out into the wilderness all on their own without a touch of fear overcoming them. Being so incredibly aware of themselves and their individual needs, they aren’t overly concerned with others’ needs. Other people can see them as selfish; however, this is not always the case, and they are merely just hyper self-aware and need to learn how to be more cooperative and see life through the eyes of others.
They do not need their hand held, and they are perfectly capable of resolving their emotional problems by themselves without needing a shoulder to cry on. Many Aries Moon natives have an extremely impatient side, and they get very annoyed with people who move slowly and who aren’t as motivated as them. Aries Moon natives feel that they can get the job done more quickly and efficiently if they do it themselves without the input of others, which is usually true, as when it comes to an Aries Moon, too many cooks can spoil the broth. Due to their overly independent side, they find it challenging to form meaningful relationships with people, as they find it challenging to accept others’ needs and establish an even level of give and take within their relationships. Incredibly fierce and fearless, they do not back down to any form of intimation and threats and do not mind facing any kind of danger head-on, and they can end up in some unfavorable situations due to this. Aries Moon natives need to learn to think before they act.
Moon in Taurus
Taurus Moon natives have a natural connection with the earth, and due to this, they are incredibly resourceful. They know how to create anything, be it something artistic or something functional from the resources provided by the earth. There is a natural attraction toward anything that is of high quality and expensive, as Taurus Moons only want to be surrounded by the best objects and resources from the earth. Many Taurus Moons can find it challenging to step out of their comfort zone and try something new as they do prefer sticking to the easy way they know will work. These natives need to learn that being overly comfortable and attached within their routine and material world will cause them to lose out on many opportunities and experiences in life.
These natives are extremely good with their hands, and many of them have green thumbs and are master crafters. They have an extremely sensual side, where they love to be touched, kissed, held, and hugged; however, they find it challenging to open up to others when it comes to their emotions. They mainly attract people and connect with people through their sensuality. There is a side to them that can be overindulgent, as they can be a slave to their senses, and when they enjoy something, they might want more and more and never know when to stop. Taurus Moon natives will have an irresistible attraction to beauty, and most of them are rather attractive and beautiful themselves.
Moon in Gemini
Gemini Moon natives are natural conversationalists, and they can be quite the chatterbox. They receive inner happiness when they can communicate with people, and expressing their emotions and ideas through their conversations is a big focus. These natives are easily able to engage in logical, intellectual discussions, as well as in-depth, emotional discussions. They know how to talk themselves out of any situation, and Gemini Moons are known as “smooth operators.” Gemini Moons know how to joke and clown themselves out of a serious situation, and they will likely have an answer or a comeback for everything you say, and they can easily outsmart you! Gemini Moons love a good old debate, as they like to throw facts around. They do not back down quickly, especially when they feel that they possess more knowledge and hold more information than the opposing party.
Gemini Moon natives prefer to approach everything in life with an open mind and a light, open heart. They do not mind engaging in new, exciting activities, exploring new ideas, or meeting interesting and different people. A Gemini Moon can quickly become bored and restless if they are not continuously being stimulated. They can seem like quite the busy body, always on the go, always doing something, and rarely resting. They love to explore new places, and they are always in communication with their friends and loved ones via emails, texts, video calls, and phone calls. They find it easy to multitask, and can likely complete projects and tasks faster than most people.
Moon in Cancer
The Moon is at home in the sign of Cancer, as the Moon rules over the Cancer zodiac sign. Cancer Moons are natural homebodies, and they are at their happiest when they are in a happy, loving home environment and when they are surrounded by their closest family. It is vital for Cancer Moon natives to feel valued, loved, and appreciated by those close to them, as if they feel undervalued, they can experience many negative emotions. They are incredibly sympathetic and understanding toward what other people go through, and Cancer Moon natives will always borrow a shoulder to cry on to anyone in need. When people do not have anyone to turn to, a Cancer Moon will open their heart and allow that person a safe space.
Cancer Moon natives love to nurture others, and they possess an incredibly “motherly” energy. They will have a natural knack for cooking, and will likely cook the most homely meals. Cancer Moons love to have people in their home environment, and they love to treat people with the yummiest treats that they most likely made themself! These people can be loyal to a fault, where they will remain dedicated to a person even if the interaction or the relationship is toxic. It is important for them to learn to set personal boundaries, or other people can easily take advantage of their empathic emotional nature. These natives need to learn not to be blinded by their emotions and allow rational and analytical thinking when dealing with specific situations.
Moon in Leo
Leo Moon natives crave attention, appreciation, and praise from others. They have no fear of being in the spotlight or in the center of attention, and they function at their very best when there are many eyes on them. Some Leo Moons can be a bit more modest, and if this is the case, they will have a need to be the center of attention in the lives of their loved ones. These natives love to have a good time, and they have an extremely childlike, playful, emotional nature, where they prefer to spend more time playing and having fun instead of working and completing chores. They find it easy to make friends, as they have an extremely warm and generous nature toward others, and other people usually love to be in their company due to the good vibes they give off. When their generosity is not appreciated, however, they can become very grumpy. Leo Moons need to learn to open their eyes to others’ needs, as they can sometimes be overly focused on their own wants and needs and often ignore and disregard what others need. Leo Moons do find it difficult to sacrifice their wants and needs for others, and have a difficult time being part of a team, as they feel they should be the one to call all the shots.
Most Leo Moon’s can be found at festivals, parties, theatres, and art galleries. They have a deep appreciation for any kind of art, be it music, painting, fashion, makeup, or dancing! Creative expression is incredibly important to Leo moons, as one of the best ways for them to work through and process their emotions is by expressing it through a creative outlet.
Moon in Virgo
Structure, routine, and a sense of order are fundamental to Virgo Moons. They are known as the “fixers” of the zodiac, and they can be quite highly strung if a spanner gets thrown into the works, and their routine is thrown out of order. Lists, diaries, and sticking to a set schedule could play a big role in their life, as these things bring order to their life. Everything will have its place, and it is tricky for a Virgo Moon native to function efficiently when their environment is in disorder, things around them are dirty and messy, and when people derail their plans. A perfectionistic quality can be present. These people can become slightly mean and critical when things aren’t going according to their routine or when they spot an imperfection around them. Having extremely high standards, they can also become critical toward other people who do not meet their expectations or adhere to their standards.
Most Virgo Moon natives will lead a healthy lifestyle, and be very conscious of their own body. Natural living can play an essential part in many of their lives. A Virgo Moons’ emotions are directly linked to their body, so when they experience negative emotions, they can tend to suppress them; however, these emotions usually manifest in their body as some kind of disease or physical ailment. These natives need to spend time in nature and experience frequent deep relaxation as their minds can get extremely busy. It can be challenging for them to rest and settle down, as they are constantly overwhelming and overworking themselves, which can be self-destructive. Finding work and personal life balance is the key.
Moon in Libra
Libra Moon natives have a natural eye and attraction to beauty, and their main focus is to surround themselves with beautiful people, objects, and experiences in their life. It will be tricky for them to be alone, as they always need a friend or partner by their side that they can bounce ideas off of and converse with, or they can feel very lost and lonely. Being alone is not for them, and Libra Moons are people people. Relationships are extremely important to them, and they have a natural talent for compromising and leveling with others to ensure that all sides are considered, and everybody’s needs are met. Libra Moons are often the life of the party, and they likely always have a smile on their face as their goal is to bring happiness and joy to others. A peaceful existence and a calm environment are vital to their inner happiness. When you apply pressure onto them or throw their scales out of balance by creating chaos around them, they can get extremely frazzled and confused.
Their social life is usually eventful, as they are always reaching out to people they enjoy being around, and they regularly arrange social events and occasions with others. Understanding other people, what makes them tick, and connecting with them is extremely important to Libra Moons, as they base their identity on the relationships and friendships they have with others. It can be tricky for them to find their own footing, and it is important for them to learn how to be independent and function on their own, or they will always be living their life according to other people’s terms.
Moon in Scorpio
Scorpio Moon natives have an incredibly deep, complex, and profound inner world, and it can be tricky for others to understand and comprehend the emotional nature of this native. Every emotion they feel is magnified and increased tenfold; therefore, these natives experience each and every emotion very profoundly, be it joy and happiness, and sadness or sorrow. Exceptionally observant, they make excellent investigators as they can notice and pick up on details and complexities that most people don’t. It is impossible to fool or lie to a Scorpio Moon, as they will always unearth and find out the truth.
Their emotions can become explosive and turbulent. Being incredibly sensitive, others might think Scorpio Moons are overly emotional and too much to deal with, and due to this, they internalize and bottle up their feelings until they eventually reach a breaking point where they explode like a volcano, causing destruction in their path and bulldozing through everything. Scorpio Moon natives can go from being incredibly quiet and secretive to being incredibly overbearing and dramatic; however, they rarely experience a middle ground and go between these extreme emotions. Psychology, human emotions, and the human mind are one of their strengths, as Scorpio Moon natives go so deeply into their own thoughts and emotions, they find it easy to connect with and understand what other people are going through. Most Scorpio Moon natives can be very discouraged and disappointed in their relationships, as they struggle to find friends or partners who share the same level of emotional intensity that they do. Majority of Scorpio Moons experienced some kind of traumatic or complicated birth, and coming into this world was not an easy experience for them.
Moon in Sagittarius
Sagittarius Moon natives have a deep emotional need for adventure and to always be on the go, adventuring and experiencing new things. When they are limited, caged in, and restricted from being free and adventuring, they can become extremely restless, angry, and annoyed. Even when they run headfirst into dangerous situations, they do not mind, as the unique experience is thrilling to them, whether it be a positive or negative experience. There is a strong need to expand the mind by exposing themself to different cultures, places, points of view, and unique experiences to find a sense of truth within themselves. They seek out as much knowledge as they can accumulate, as they use this knowledge to create their own higher truth. If life becomes overly demanding and stressful, these natives need to go to a new place. The only way for them to remove themselves from a stressful situation and environment is to literally go miles away from it.
Travel and higher education will likely play an essential role in this natives life, and they can be extraordinarily well-traveled and educated people. They are philosophers at heart, and they are on an endless pursuit to figure out a meaning to life that they feel they can connect with. Many Sagittarius Moon natives will also follow a religious life, and they will dedicate most of their spare time to the study of their spirituality. Conversations with these natives go extremely deep; they do not care about trivial small talk and aim to have conversations that move them spiritually.
Moon in Capricorn
Capricorn Moon natives need a solid structure and routine in their lives. They do not like spontaneity and surprises, and their life needs to remain predictable and stable. Risk-taking is also not for them, and they carefully plan and calculate every move before they proceed with an action. They do not shy away from hard work, and they actually embrace it. Capricorn Moons can become workaholics if they are not careful, as they are so dedicated to their duty, they will overlook their health and personal needs to ensure a task is completed. When they experience stress and emotional difficulties, they will likely bury themselves in their work, as they avoid their emotions by focusing on work instead.
Capricorn Moon natives can find it challenging to relax and just let loose. They have an extremely serious attitude and outlook toward life, and they do not allow themselves to let their hair down. It will be beneficial for them to surround themselves with people who are not overly demanding, and who will sometimes take the pressure off their shoulders. The Moon is in its detriment in Capricorn, which means that it functions at its weakest state in this position. Due to this, Capricorn Moon natives find it challenging to connect with their own emotions and their own emotional needs, and can seem cold and emotionless sometimes. It can be challenging for them to form deep, loving emotional relationships, as they do not allow themselves to open up and be vulnerable to other people. On the other hand, their cool, calm emotional nature enables them to remain calm in high pressure and crisis situations.
Moon in Aquarius
Aquarius Moon natives prefer to process their emotions rationally, and they do not trust any deep, sentimental feelings. Every emotion they feel can be explained and rationalized, and they do not allow themselves to give in to emotional weaknesses. These natives can come across as distant, and their loved ones might feel it is impossible to connect with them emotionally or to get through to them. Aquarius Moon natives get irritated when other people become overly emotional or display too many emotions. They believe they can keep their emotions under control; other people should also be able to.
Aquarius Moons do love people, and they love socializing, however, the topic of discussion will mainly be based on general topics and social issues, instead of deep, emotional conversations. Friendships are important to Aquarius Moons, and they love being in a large crowd of people. However, they can find it challenging to pursue romantic interests and allow themselves to be intimate. They possess a natural sense of humor, and they know exactly how to change the mood of others around them to a more positive, vibrant one through their comical behaviors. When it comes to love, they need a partner who will allow them plenty of freedom. Co-dependent relationships are not for them, and the easiest way to get an Aquarius Moon to run for the hills is to display needy, dependant behaviors. They expect others to be strong and independent, like what they are. They see the world through entirely different eyes than most people and can have a very unconventional approach or outlook toward life.
Moon in Pisces
Like all water signs, Pisces Moons have deep emotions and can be rather sensitive, and Pisces Moons are known to be the most sensitive out of all the water signs. Their emotional nature is exceptionally profound, and they can find it challenging to feel understood by and connected to those around them. On the other hand, Pisces Moon natives understand other people exceptionally well and are very understanding of their emotional needs. It is important that they find a healthy outlet for their emotions, such as being creative, as they can be prone to fall into unhealthy ways of dealing with their emotions through drugs or alcohol. If they can find a way to be creative, they can be extremely skilled at their craft and create some out of this world works of art.
Time alone for a Pisces Moon native is extremely important, and they prefer to escape the world and spend time in isolation frequently to recharge themselves. Many of these natives will embark on a profoundly spiritual journey throughout their lives, where they isolate themselves and use techniques such as mediation to reach an understanding within themselves. Pisces Moon natives are some of the most understanding people you will ever meet. Anyone can go to them for a shoulder to cry on, and they will not judge or reject them no matter what. Other people can see these natives as loners, as Pisces Moon natives have such an extremely sensitive emotional nature, they have a need to escape from the demands and chaos of the world and just be alone from time to time.