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What your Moon Sign Means for Your Overall Personality

What your moon sign means for your overall personality

When someone asks for your zodiac sign, most people answer with the characteristics of their sun sign, which is only a tiny part of the entire birth chart.

Don’t get me wrong; our sun sign is how we present ourselves to the rest of the world. This energy represents the basis of our personality, so we use it as a default answer to this question.

But have you ever felt like you don’t fully identify with the characteristics of this zodiac sign?

For example, you have the sun in the striking sign of Leo, but you don’t feel as outgoing and confident as a typical Leo should feel?

There’s an explanation for this.

Besides all of the other planets in your natal chart, two other main zodiac signs are essential for understanding your identity: your rising sign and moon sign.

We are not a single group of characteristics. Our personality is made up of different energies that can even be contradictory to each other.

Each set of characteristics is activated depending on the situations we face on a daily basis. Our sun sign represents that energy where our identity feels most comfortable expressing itself.

The characteristics of our rising sun are activated when we step into the social realm, being the first impression we make on people.

However, the characteristics of our moon sign appear much earlier. It is the first energy we experience when we are born, representing our family environment and the way our parents protected and nurtured us when we were helpless infants.

That is why the characteristics of our Moon sign are the ones we activate unconsciously to protect ourselves from changing situations. We deploy our Moon sign characteristics when we feel comfortable, “at home,” and away from the external pressures of society.

If your sun sign is Leo, but your moon sign is Pisces, you will feel more introverted and shy than a classic Leo, opting to retreat in a quiet place instead of hugging the limelight to feel more comfortable.

That’s why only knowing your sun sign gives you an incomplete picture of all the vast and magical aspects of your identity.

Below, we will discuss everything you need to know about the moon in Astrology.

What is your Moon Sign?

The moon was transiting a specific zodiac sign at the moment of your birth. This energy represents the subconscious part of your identity that you might hide from others. 

After all, the moon only appears at night when everyone is safe at home, and no one is watching (unlike your sun sign).

Your moon sign makes up your inner world, emotional makeup, “mushy center,” or inner child.

It might be active when no one is watching, but it has an essential impact on your personality as it governs your emotional responses and overall moods.

For example, you might have the analytical and rational traits of the Sun in Virgo but act impulsively and become defensive thanks to your Moon in Aries.

How do you calculate your moon sign?

You just need your exact birth time to know your moon sign. The moon transits each zodiac sign during a few days, so it’s important to know the time correctly as a couple of minutes could mean the difference between a different sign entirely.

Once you have this accurate information, go to an online calculator, and it will give you your moon sign, aside from the rest of the astrological aspects of your natal chart.

What does your Moon Sign mean?

The analysis of the moon in your natal chart can be as shallow or as deep as you want. 

You can focus only on the zodiac sign, or you can also see the house in which it is located and the astrological aspects formed with other planets.

Below we will give you a general essence of your moon sign, depending on its element.

Moon in Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces)

If your moon is in a water sign like Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces, it means you react to your circumstances and changing experiences with empathy and sensitivity.

When feeling insecure, you tend to withdraw from the real world and resort to your vast imagination to deal with your problems. 

Sometimes this can be problematic as you struggle to express your inner world to others and tend to think that other people already know what is wrong with you without you explaining it to them.

You feel more in contact with your inner self when dealing with intensely emotional situations, although you might be prone to have low self-esteem or lack of self-confidence.

Moon in Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn)

You have a down-to-earth and practical approach to changing experiences. 

You react with stability and steadiness to life challenges and feel emotionally secure when working towards a goal.

However, you need to see things to believe in them, which might disconnect you from your intuition. 

You respond to other people’s emotional needs through concrete actions and don’t feel comfortable with unpredictable people or situations.

Moon in Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius)

You have a rational approach to your circumstances and provide an objective evaluation of your emotions. 

You feel comfortable expressing your ideas and interacting with others.

However, you tend to detach yourself from your emotions and relationships since intimacy makes you insecure. Deep feelings feel like a prison, and you try to keep them at bay by using your logic.

Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius)

If your moon is in a fire sign like Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, you deal with your life experiences with excitement and immediate action. 

You are in touch with your intuition and follow your inner compass with confidence and optimism.

However, you struggle with making your outstanding projects a reality since you lack the patience and commitment to sustain any process over time.


Your Moon Sign despite being a trait that only shows when you are on your own, or family members. It’s one of the elements that shapes your entire being. 

And what better way to know yourself more than to have a detailed accurate reading that involves both Western and Eastern Astrology as well as the upcoming astrology events.

This a perfect time to find out more about your monthly luck, luck in career, lifestyle, wealth, health, love, and many more in this detailed Water-Tiger 2022 Reading. 

As a result, your energy will be elevated, and your 2022 will be packed with prosperous opportunities for you and your family – no matter your sign is.

Make sure to open your Water-Tiger 2022 Reading before the North Node in Taurus on the 18th.

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Maria Fernanda

For nearly 10 years now, I have been writing about the mysteries of astrology and spirituality, with all the beauty and complexity this can entail. I strongly believe that communicating the magic of the symbolic world is also a form of healing.