You're probably familiar with your sun sign, which is the primary zodiac sign considered for most horoscopes. However, you also have a secondary astrological sign known as your moon sign. This sign changes about every two and a half days, so you typically need to know the time as well as the location of your birth to determine your moon sign.
Your moon sign impacts your emotional attitudes and how you handle the shifting tides of life. Enter your birth date, time, and location below to learn more about what your moon sign says about you.
To learn more about your moon sign, check out our Moon Sign guide. Speaking with an intuitive psychic can also help you take a deep dive into your personal astrological chart so you can gain a deeper understanding of how the stars and planets are influencing your life.
Moon signs are essential to understanding ourselves and how we relate to those around us. You've likely learned how your sun sign influences the people you get along with (as well as those who are terrible matches). Moon signs also find who your kindred spirits and soulmates are. A psychic telephone reading can give you insight into this. Put together, your sun and moon signs have a huge influence on how you function emotionally. Your moon sign determines your subconscious needs, like what makes you feel secure emotionally.
Use our moon sign calculator to figure out what your moon sign is based on where the moon was where you were born, shaping your soul and your emotions.
The Moon in Aries person is passionate, motivated, and quite changeable. Leaning toward impetuous, they possess astonishing creativity, but an unfortunately low boiling point. Their emotions can change at the drop of a hat and they frequently come across as intense. Those with Aries moons should take a moment to think before they express their feelings, or at least understand how their emotions will affect others. Moon Aires is s natural leader, boldly striking out on their own, they benefit much from opposite polarities.
There are two things a Moon in Aries person needs to have to feel emotionally fulfilled. First, they need to feel like they are among the first to try or buy a new thing. Moon in Aries people get a charge out of being online to get a new gadget the day it comes out or seeing a movie on opening night. Second, they also need a certain measure of autonomy. Moon in Aries people would much rather take ownership of any mistakes they make than be micromanaged.
When Moon in Aries people are feeling low, getting physical can replenish their batteries. These are folks who often get stress relief from vigorous exercise or activity. Taking on a new challenge can also be mentally healing for a Moon in Aries person, as being in a rut too long can drain them emotionally. They shouldn’t go too long without taking a stand for themselves. The tension of holding back that need will make a Moon in Aries lash out eventually.
The Moon is exalted in Venus-ruled Taurus. Unpredictable lunar emotions find stability in this Fixed Earth sign. Family and traditions are important to those born with this signature. People with the moon in Taurus love love, and this emotion largely controls them. They should try their best to be open and loving, even when hurt or disappointed. Blessed with natural business savvy and nearly eidetic memory, Taurus Moon is sure to enjoy success.
A Moon in Taurus who feels like they are forced to settle, especially when it comes to love, is very unsatisfied. They love thoughtful little gifts from their partners or otherwise knowing that they are thinking of them. They don’t need designer shoes every week or a new car every year to be happy (though they certainly wouldn’t complain about it), but Moon in Taurus needs to have some small luxuries in their life. More importantly, they need to feel loved and valued by others. Moon in Taurus often enjoys being the safe place in the storm for others but needs to watch that they don’t stay stuck in co-dependent relationships.
Self-care for Moon in Taurus looks like treating themselves to little luxuries every now and then. They are very prone to indulging in retail therapy but need to make sure that it doesn’t get out of control. Even the most mall-loving Moon in Taurus people benefit by taking walks in nature. Reconnecting with the earthy energy of their moon sign can do wonders for their mood.
Those with a Gemini moon can quickly respond to changing moods. Very often, they identify as empaths, with a gift for feeling the emotions of others. They possess a keen mind and quick wit; charming, imaginative they can be found in many careers, for they shine in all forms of communication. They love being in a constant state of activity and prefer a positive outlook. If you are a Gemini moon, take the time to pay attention to your emotions, even when it proves difficult.
Communication is the air that Gemini moon breathes; they cannot emotionally thrive without it. Inconsistent or unclear communication stresses them out and can make them be cutting with their own words. Those with Moon in Gemini need to know on a heart level that their words are being understood. Waiting or long periods of inactivity are a Gemini Moon’s idea of personal hell. They will get twitchy if forced to slow down.
Unsurprisingly, self-care for Gemini moon looks like talking out their problems to a trusted friend or a regular journaling practice. They also benefit from keeping their mind active with hobbies that engage their brains. It can be very soothing for them to do a sudoku puzzle as a way to wind down. Also, since their moods are changeable, a little distraction by way of a good book can be helpful for them too.
The Moon is at home in Cancer, its watery element, the Zodiac's 4th house of home, roots, that which formed us. They are some of the most sensitive souls, which often reveals itself as moodiness. Logic rarely sways them, and they tend to operate by feeling and emotions alone. The Cancer Moon individual may tend to dwell upon the past. Aware of the currents swirling about, the Cancer Moon is unusually psychic with an innate talent for remote viewing.
Cancer Moon people often wrestle with a lot of big emotions all the time. They can’t help but feel everything deeply. What they need most is a safe space (and safe people) to express all their messy emotions. They need emotional validation from people they trust. People with Moon in Cancer who don’t get their needs met may become passive aggressive and clingy as a coping mechanism.
Making time to be with people they love is a great form of self-care for people with Cancer Moon. Spending an afternoon with family or found family has a rejuvenating effect on them, especially if it includes some homey activity they can all do together, like cooking a meal. Rearranging things in their home (including getting rid of items they have no emotional attachment too) also can boost their mood.
Leo Moon people shine; they love celebrations and shine with inner confidence. Passionate about social justice and sympathetic to the needs of the community, the self-actualized Leo Moon individual seeks to uplift humanity and will fight for the rights of others with characteristic Leo courage. They are confident leaders, exhibiting enthusiasm in many aspects of life. It would be a good idea for Leo moons to take time to understand how much their emotional well-being depends on being the center of attention.
Those with Leo Moon need to feel like the other people in their life actively recognize how special they are. They will not stay around anyone who tries to make them feel small for very long. To be fair, they also have a very strong need to spoil the people they love. Those with Moon in Leo just expect to be adored in return. They also have a strong need for play and fun in their life. Leo Moon can only put up with somberness for so long.
Those with Leo Moon benefit from having a creative outlet as a form of self-care. Whether it’s playing with watercolors or performing with a local choir, creative activities help them feel more like themselves. This is also true for creative projects that involve performing or being in the spotlight in some way. Leo Moon’s should remember that they don’t need a special occasion to dress up. A pop of glamour or a bit of cosplay in clothing, makeup, or accessories make for a perfect little mood booster.
Virgo supports the Moon's moody atmosphere, and the Moon, in turn, softens any brittleness associated with careful Virgo. The Virgo Moon person is conscientious; the eternal reformer, they value knowledge and can be exacting in their work. Virgo Moon works in harmony with nature, cultivating gardens, art, steady habits, and vibrant health. They tend to keep their emotions to themselves and instead rely on intellect. If your moon is in Virgo, be sure to practice self-care by not over-analyzing situations or being too hard on yourself.
Lack of structure can be very stressful to those with a Virgo Moon. They crave order, routine, and schedules to feel secure. A planner can act as an emotional support tool for those with Moon in Virgo. Planning things on the fly will make them anxious, so give them time to make their lists and plans. Those with a Virgo moon need to see that their efforts have tangible results. While verbal reassurance from others is fine, they won’t be satisfied until they see things with their own eyes.
Organizational tools are security blankets for those with a Virgo moon. Self-care for them can look like taking time to reorganize a cluttered spot in their house or setting up a game plan to deal with a large project. Putting on their favorite music while cleaning their living space can also be quite soothing to them.
The Moon settles into Libra, merging diplomacy with emotional sensitivity, making Libra Moon people usually charming, displaying a soothing sort of impartiality. With a rare ability to talk around the question and to examine all perspectives, the Libra Moon is emotionally secure, winning goodwill through courtesy and consideration. They strive to balance their emotions and excel at achieving harmony. However, it is beneficial for them to allow themselves to become unbalanced from time to time, or at least put their own emotions before others occasionally.
People with a Libra Moon need to feel that they are in synch with the people they spend the most time around. Without that easy sense of harmony, they can find they get frazzled or energetically depleted. Tone is everything when dealing with someone with Moon in Libra, especially if they are having a bad day. They may seem present but will shut down emotionally at any signs of rudeness. Their indecisive side will flair up when they are under stress and pushing them to decide will only rattle them further.
Beauty naturally soothes a tense Libra Moon. Listening to beautiful music or immersing themselves in beautiful art usually helps them feel more like themselves. One-on-one quality time with a loved one also helps them reset. A trip to the spa to beautify themselves is often helpful too. Something as simple as a haircut or manicure can give them the pop of joy they need to get through the day.
The Scorpio Moon person's feelings are hidden, yet nonetheless intense. Lunar Scorpios are reticent regarding their personal affairs, preferring privacy over public displays. It's rare to see a Scorpio Moon over-sharing on social media. Drawn to arcane study, and they can be found working as gifted psychologists, detectives, and psychics. Scorpio Moons seek honesty and connectivity, but when they don’t find it, they hide away their emotions. When they make strong emotional connections, however, their intensity is unmatched.
Nothing will wound a Scorpio Moon harder than realizing they’ve been lied to. And people with Moon in Scorpio are very good at sniffing out lies. They will react much better to having honest, if intense, conversations, making any secret keeping counterproductive (if not relationship ending). They treasure honesty and reward those who give it with unflinching loyalty. An insecure Scorpio Moon is prone to jealousy. And a jealous Scorpio Moon won’t hesitate to whip out their metaphorical stinger.
Scorpio Moons often need regular moments of solitude to process big feelings. If they ask for it, let them have it. They’ll return refreshed and better equipped to share their emotions. They often benefit from having a daily metaphysical practice, like pulling a tarot card for wisdom or morning meditation. Sometimes throwing themselves into big renovation projects like rebuilding a classic car or re-doing a kitchen can be therapeutic for those with Moon in Scorpio. Anything that breathes new life into an old item or transforms it in any way satisfies Scorpio Moon on an emotional level.
Those born with the Moon in Sagittarius travel with the best intentions and a sense of purpose. Sagittarius's energy focused through the psychic lunar lens points to the archetypal teacher-salesperson, a sort of Wizard of Oz character, able to bring people together and match them with their unique gifts. Sagittarius moons desire truth and rarely hold anything back. Positivity is the name of their game, and sharing emotions only makes it easier for them to live positively.
Sagittarius Moon is naturally optimistic. They will make it less of a priority to spend time with any person or situation that drags them down. They also will not put up with people or situations that try to pin them down to being or believing one thing. While they enjoy a lively exchange of ideas and even debating those ideas, a Sagittarius Moon will not appreciate anyone who takes too dogmatic of a stance. Those with Moon in Sagittarius need the freedom to thrive, this includes the freedom to change their minds.
There’s nothing like a good laugh to perk up a Sagittarius Moon. An evening at a comedy club or watching a funny movie can do wonders for their mood. Day-tripping is an essential self-care tool in a Sagittarius Moon’s wellness kit. A change of routine or scenery, even if it’s just for a few hours, is an amazing restorative for them. Of course, Sagittarius Moon will never turn down a chance to take larger trips too! But a time or cash-strapped Sagittarius Moon can still get their batteries recharged by wandering the streets of a nearby city as they plan for a Parisian vacation a few years down the road.
Capricorn translates the emotional Moon energy into discipline and a sense of responsibility. The Moon is in detriment in Saturn's domain; hence, the lunar Capricorn may appear poised and charming, while inside, they feel anxious or afraid. A rigorous sense of duty and integrity leads them to remarkable success. Capricorn Moons prefer to keep their emotions to themselves, as they’re naturally inclined toward melancholy. Once they feel comfortable with themselves, they’re more inclined to share.
Capricorn Moons take enormous pride and happiness in their ability to be disciplined. Any outward reminders of how well they have things held together (awards, healthy bank statements, tidy gardens, maintaining their physical fitness levels) satisfies them on a soul level. No one is harder on them than themselves when they fall short of their lofty standards. Anxiety can be a frequent companion to Capricorn Moon if they aren’t careful. While those with Capricorn Moon will respect words of support from trusted people, they often need to have regular, tangible evidence that things are OK.
Since so much of their emotional health is dependent on knowing that they are successful, time spent going over their successes when they feel down is a big help. Gratitude lists are a very good way for Capricorn Moons to return to a bigger perspective on their lives, instead of focusing on small setbacks. A Capricorn Moon may find that working on a heavily structured project with a clear end goal helps them unwind.
The Aquarius Moon individual has a divine gift of imagination and an innate understanding of the concept, "energy follows thought." The lunar Aquarian may say that their most inspired insights come from the realm of the cosmic unconscious. They most desire to illuminate the world (and their community) with knowledge and wisdom. Aquarius Moons are strongly independent, even when it comes to emotions. They would do well to surround themselves with those who have found balance to be their true, authentic selves.
Being ordinary just will not do for an Aquarius Moon, yet at the same time they are always looking for a place where they belong. The best way to crush their spirit is to force them to conform and have them spend long periods of time with people who don’t understand them. The more buttoned-down one aspect of their life is, the quirkier other aspects need to be for them to feel emotionally fulfilled. They also need a core group of supportive friends who are also a little off beat. If one or more of these friends is often enthused about coming along when Aquarius Moon hatches spontaneous plans, so much the better.
Aquarius Moons benefit emotionally from having off-beat hobbies, the less mainstream, the better. This fulfills their two core needs. The first is to be true to their unique nature. The second to be surrounded by people who don’t just support Aquarius Moon’s uniqueness, they embrace it. Hosting a board game night with close friends is a wonderfully energizing activity for people with Moon in Aquarius. Just be sure to throw in a couple of cooperative games alongside the competitive ones, because Aquarius Moon enjoys the feeling of working together as a group.
Those individuals born under the Pisces Moon, demonstrate exceptional, innate psychic ability. Often powerfully empathic, Pisces Moon absorbs and processes the energy of others. As if waking from a deep slumber, the nature of Pisces allows the most passionate and creative energy to flow. Pisces can read your dreams and empower you to make them come true. They are highly empathetic and sensitive to those around them. Pisces Moons should practice mindfulness to maintain balance and avoid feeling too strongly.
Pisces Moons have a reputation of being among the most sensitive of all the moon placements. It’s true. A person with Moon in Pisces will often wear their heart on their sleeve. The unkindness of the world can weigh heavily on their shoulders, but at the same time they often feel they can’t look away. Pisces Moon can be incredibly perceptive about the emotional condition of their loved ones and rush in to help them. But they also can be very neglectful of their own mental health, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and drained.
To stay emotionally healthy, a Pisces Moon needs strong boundaries. There is nothing wrong with being a loving human being who wants to help others. But you need to have a strong awareness of where your limits are. Taking time to be of service to others will help Pisces Moon feel more at peace, but this needs to be balanced with time to mindfully disconnect and de-stress. Learn to master the art of quick naps. Schedule down time and commit to keeping it no matter what. You can help others better when your needs are met.
Your moon sign can reveal the way your feelings shape your reality. An astrology reading will help you calculate your moon sign and learn how it plays into how your feelings shape your identity and reactions. Once you know your moon sign, you can also discover your Moon Sign Compatibility of you with a lover or companion.
By knowing your moon sign, a psychic astrologer can give you a better reading of your personality and how you'll respond to certain people and situations. Choose a professional astrologer for your next reading.