Your moon sign provides dynamic insight into your psyche, so it’s important to build a relationship with this placement. Don’t hesitate to create your own interpretations for how the different planetary energies in your birth chart blend. A thoughtful analysis of moon signs always requires a deep dive into the soul, and your moon sign will always be energized when you show yourself honest compassion.
And of course, as with all things astrology, understanding your moon sign is mostly a witchy way to have fun. If you need help stabilizing emotions or process trauma, please seek out the help of a certified therapist (but by all means, feel free to share your moon sign with them).
The Traits Associated With the 12 Moon Signs
Your moon sign assumes the reflective qualities of each astrological sign — find it by casting your natal chart or by using a specific moon sign calculator. (Remember, the moon changes every two and a half days, so your exact time of birth is very important.) Once you know yours, use these descriptions of moon sign meanings as a jumping-off point for further exploration.
The first sign of the zodiac, Aries is known for an impulsive and fiery disposition. Likewise, those born with an Aries moon are often identified by their signature hot-headedness. Aries moons know what they want (or, at the very least, their desires can feel like needs). They’re emotionally satisfied by excitement, spontaneity, and victory, whatever that means to them. Having an Aries moon may feel like having a beautiful yet temperamental child living inside of you who always has to go first and get what they want. Their challenge is to merge this strength with the maturity of their other, often Earth sign placements.
Taurus is one of the most sensual signs of the zodiac. Those born with a Taurus moon are satiated by cozy environments, delicious meals, and expressions of luxury. The Taurus moon is a creature of habit and will always prefer stability over change. A Taurus moon can provide grounding, especially in contrast to an emotional water sign sun.
Gemini is known for mercuriality (after all, this air sign is governed by Mercury). A Gemini grounds themselves with facts and information, so communication is paramount for those born under a Gemini moon. It is critical that Gemini moons have outlets for expression: They should celebrate their loquaciousness and socialize in a variety of communities. Gemini energy requires a lot of attention and upkeep, so those with Gemini moons must ensure someone is always fawning over them.
The moon governs Cancer, so as a moon sign, Cancer is in its planetary domicile. Those born under this lunation are extremely impacted by their surroundings and can instantly read the energy of a room. As the moon is constantly changing, their emotions are always in flux. It’s important for the Cancer moon to always feel safe and supported, so those with Cancer moons would be wise to keep a trusted inner circle of family and friends.
Leo is ruled by the sun, but in a moon placement, this fire sign needs to work twice as hard to make sure it’s visible. The Leo moon is a creative spirit, fueled by warmth, generosity, and (naturally) an audience. The Leo moon hates to feel eclipsed, so those born under this lunation should find stages on which they can share their innate gifts. If a Leo moon is neglected, those may act out like brats until they receive the attention that they crave. Those with Leo moons tend to end up famous for something or other.
Virgo is the most analytical sign of the zodiac. Accordingly, those with a Virgo moon placement are satisfied by logic, organization, and structure. Virgo moons excel at creating comprehensive, dynamic systems for themselves and, perhaps even more importantly, for others. They love to be helpful and are always fulfilled when contributing in practical ways. Virgo moons require a lot of soothing, as their mind never stops worrying. Those with Virgo moons should implement a mindfulness practice, try meditating, and work with a therapist to keep anxious thoughts at bay.