What Sign is the Moon in, What is My Moon Sign, and What Does it all Mean?

What Sign is the Moon in, What is My Moon Sign, and What Does it all Mean?

The Moon changes signs every two or two and a half days, and passes through all 12 signs of the zodiac every 27 and 1/3 days. That's one Sidereal Month. So we have ample opportunity to experience how the sign that the moon is in affects ourselves and those around us. 

A good way to become more in touch with the effects of the moon signs is to journal in your moon sign calendar: We'Moon planner what is happening, emotionally, each day. Then at the end of the year, you can compare the mood of the days throughout the year for each time the Moon is in Scorpio, for example, or when the Moon is in Aquarius. How strong are those emotional pulls when the Moon is full as apposed to when it's a New Moon? 

By Day: the Moon’s sign sets the emotional tone. Those Born Under: Our natal Moon sign describes what makes us feel at home, how we process emotion, and how we handle our daily life. {Astrocal has a good Moon Sign calculator: HERE}

Elspeth McLean Art

Moon in Aquarius Meaning

Aquarius by day: Relax, check in with community, network; the vibe is friendly, open-minded but stubborn, political but not intimate. Have meetings, work with teams, discuss philosophy, find new allies and common goals, just keep emotional expectations light.

If your moon is in Aquarius:

Those Born Under an Aquarius Moon know group dynamics. Their family may have thoroughly trained them to know what the community needs, but may have forgotten to ask them about their personal needs. They’re idealistic, political, philosophical, more abstract and practical, and if they respect their own feelings and don’t project these onto others, they can be a team-building gift to any circle.

Autumn Skye Art "Homage" from We'Moon 2013
Homage © Autumn Skye Art 2009

Moon in Pisces Meaning

Pisces by day: We grow sensitive, permeable, empathic, and imaginative; let’s be gentle with one another. Tears flow easily.  Our energy level varies; we can swim in spirit, bathe in dreams, paint the night away, or just take a good long soak.

If your moon is in Pisces:

Those Born Under a Pisces Moon feel everything. With a flexible but durable soul, they need a safe way to be sensitive—sensitive to beauty, joy, health, understanding, compassion, and visions. They may need to build their physical strength and practicality to use these fine-tuned sensibilities easily.

Moon in Aries Meaning

Aries by day: We come alive and cop an attitude. Like little wildfires, our temper and enthusiasm spark quickly, burn hot, and flash out. The mood is direct, brusque, impatient, and alternates between energized and lazy. Let’s get the party started and boldly go where we have not gone before.

If your moon is in Aries:

Those Born Under an Aries Moon are direct, intense, impatient, generous, self-directed and utterly honest. Their sparky personality is their gift; their challenge is to learn patience and consistency.

Moon in Taurus Meaning

Taurus by day: It’s time to put steady and persistent action into what we started yesterday. Plant seeds and ideas in this fertile time. Friendly stubbornness sets the mood; if pushed, we just dig in our heels. Our sensuality brings us back into our bodies; our hungers sharpen.

If your moon is in Taurus:

Those Born Under a Taurus Moon search for stability and have a gift with the world of matter. They share their sensuality, understand value, can nurture and grow people, plants, and stuff, but need to learn flexibility and the gift of letting go.

Ashley Josephine art Cover of We'Moon 2018
Water is Life © Ashely Josephine Foreman 2011
cover art for the 2018 astrological planner

Moon in Gemini Meaning

Gemini by day: Talk it all out now; people are ready to hear other perspectives and change their minds. Just don’t ask them to concentrate too long on any one thing, or go into great depth. The mood is nervy, talkative, humorous, alert, but scattered.

If your moon is in Gemini:

Those Born Under a Gemini Moon can talk with anyone they meet. They value diversity, curiosity, and can talk about deep subjects with a light touch. As natural translators, they can build bridges and network. Their challenge is to hold still, explore solitude, and dive deep.

Moon in Cancer Meaning

Cancer by day: It’s time to come home and return to our shell, nurture our soul away from existential homesickness and into connection with the Mother and with our chosen family. The vibe is moody, protective, cranky and defensive if we feel pushed but cozy, nurturing, and empathic where we feel safe.

If your moon is in Cancer:

Those Born Under a Cancer Moon long for profound security and so, as empaths, they can nurture the tenderness within others. Their sensitivity needs protection so they can keep their hearts well-guarded. They can be caring leaders once they learn to believe in themselves.

Moon in Leo Meaning

Leo by day: Life becomes performance art. We are more ready to reach out, be seen, and engage the comedy and tragedy of life, though we may have to turn down the melodrama. The vibe is extroverted (egotism can hide quiet insecurity), warm-hearted romantic, and engaged.

If your moon is in Leo:

Those Born Under a Leo Moon can shine and gather others around with their natural charisma. When they use their light for all sentient beings, they are natural teachers and centers of the community; their challenge can be to get out of their own perspective and honor another’s path.

Moon in Virgo Meaning

Virgo by day: Assess, analyze, organize, under the intelligent and perceptive Virgo Moon. It’s time to heal, weed, edit, and discern. The vibe is thoughtful, sensitive, health-oriented, compassionate and particular; we need to keep our eyes not on what we want to throw away, but what we want to keep and nurture.

If your moon is in Virgo:

Those Born Under a Virgo Moon are nature’s critics, surgeons, editors, coyotes and healers. Brilliant and articulate, they can be hard on themselves and others until they see the perfection within each soul and moment.

Denise Kester "Moon Dance"
Moon Dance © Denise Kester 1994

Moon in Libra Meaning

Libra by day: Let’s be fair. It’s time to weave relationship between healthy equals, to see another’s perspective and balance opposing needs. The Libra Moon encourages sweetness, beauty, gentle comfort, and the peace of social justice.

If your moon is in Libra:

Those Born Under a Libra Moon are kind, friendly and were trained from birth to be peacemakers in the family. They are willing to fight for justice theoretically, but would rather get along with people close to home. They can see all sides, but may need to learn to know their own mind and stand in their truth.

Moon in Scorpio Meaning

Scorpio by day: Our focus, wit and temper sharpen. The mood is broody, sultry, possessive, introspective serious with dark humor. We want to research, look under the rocks, look at the worst-case scenario, and know we’re strong enough to handle it.

If your moon is in Scorpio:

Those Born Under a Scorpio Moon are curious, private, mysterious, and intense. They need time alone but not loneliness, feel deeply but may have trouble expressing their feelings, which can become explosive under pressure. While they’re wonderful in an emergency, they have no patience for trivia. Trust brings out their depth and loyalty.

Moon in Sagittarius Meaning

Sagittarius by day: Our temper lightens; we grow resilient, frank, restless, and need a change of scene. Our minds roam the natural world, to faraway places and vast philosophies. While we’re impatient with details close to home, we open our hearts to children and wild animals. Dance, hike, explore the night away.

If your moon is in Sagittarius:

Those Born Under a Sagittarius Moon are cheerfully and shockingly outspoken, can speak truth to power and see humor in dark corners. They have a natural feel for animals, children and people from other cultures; they’re global citizens. Don’t fence them in; they are naturally loyal but need to feel the door is open.

Moon in Capricorn Meaning

Capricorn by day: Get organized, make a list and check it off; a sense of accomplishment is the best cure for potential depression. The mood is determined, serious, competent, but uncomfortable without purpose or goal. Manage, don’t manipulate. Reach into history or tradition for answers.

If your moon is in Capricorn:

Those Born Under a Capricorn Moon come from a long line of hard-working and competent women, who may have judged themselves more by what they do than what they are. They are capable of leadership and do not suffer fools lightly. If they learn to love themselves just sitting still, they’re more accepting of others.

Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2015 

Void of Course Moon or VoC

Another interesting tidbit about the Moon changing signs is that, when the Moon makes its last major aspect before changing from one sign to the next, it is considered "Void of Course."  The Moon stops being void of course once it enters the next sign. Many people believe that when the Moon is Void of Course, you should take a break, and not do anything "serious." It's a good time to take a break, nap, stargaze. Here's our Void of Course Calendar and more information. The We'Moon date book includes all of the Void of Course dates and times.

Heather Roan Robbins is a writer, ceremonialist and astrologer committed to bringing high-quality intuitive arts to the public in an accessible and useful format.

Art: Timeless Keepers © Autumn Skye Art 2010 from We'Moon 2013 

Autumn Skye Morrison lives and paints in her home north of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. In her studio, she overlooks a sweeping expanse of ocean, islands, mountains, and sky. She considers herself among the blessed of the blessed.

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