The Planets: The Moon Through the Signs
What The Moon Means in Astrology:
The moon is ruled by cancer.
While the rising sign represents our outer, most obvious selves, the moon sign represents our inner selves. It can show us how we are emotionally, our relationship with our mother, our intuitive senses, our psychic abilities, our unconscious mind, feelings, inner desires, personal needs, our animal instincts, feminine energy, our receptiveness, our ability to reflect, hysteria, depression, sadness, maternal figures, etc.
What Your Moon Sign Means:
Aries: If your moon sign is in Aries, your internal self is passionate and you have an inner need, that may not even be verbally expressed, to do things on your own. You don’t like criticism because you prefer to learn independently as you go. You’re dynamism is your leading personality aspect, but you may be easily frustrated.
You may have a tendency to get angry rather than sad. Or, your deeper emotions can only be expressed through what seems like anger. It’s possible that you feel a part of you is trapped or that your emotions are blocked somehow. Breathing exercises and meditation could help you balance the energy pent up inside of you.
Taurus: This bull-headed moon sign spends the majority of their time creating stability and building immovable foundations. However, as this is the Taurus exaltation, they are also pleasure-seekers. Having a down-to-earth, mellow attitude, they can sometimes prefer avoiding realities or problems and act quite passively. Their responses are often more receptive than responsive, but this can leave others feeling like they don’t know what’s going on inside of them.
Although Taurus moon is are a pleasure to be around most of the time, their emotions, insecurities, fears, etc. remain internal. This can later mean an unexpected explosion being released onto someone else as they look too closely into small details to protect themselves.
Gemini: With the moon in Gemini, you need to know as much information as you possibly can. Some may even call you an information addict. Instinctively, you are a multi-tasker; constantly moving from one group of people to another, or from one task to another and effortlessly blending in and actively enjoying the experiences.
It may be best to pay close attention to how thin you spread your energy because doing too many things at once not only means you will probably not actually get a lot done, but you will hit a point of exhaustion, risking your health and safety. Gemini moon often has a hard time expressing any emotions and may have a hard time feeling their emotions at all. Instead, they tend to rationalize everything and unfortunately, leave many of their real emotions trapped inside of them. This can cause frustration and eventually, anger and outbursts.
Cancer: Having your moon sign in cancer can be very hard to tame. This placement is in it’s sign of rulership and that means that cancer moons feel every emotion extremely intensely and are hyper-sensitive beings with extreme intuitive wisdom, which can be overwhelming. These people may perhaps deal with severe anxiety as a result.
Their behavior comes from their instincts, making them prone to sleepwalking or acting out dreams. As they are channels for transmitting cosmic/divine information, they have a habit of carrying strong emotional burdens. It’s important for them to have the support of their family so they don’t isolate.
Leo: Leo moon demands respect and are supportive, fierce, and supportive friends. They feel a WIDE range of emotions. If you think this person is dramatic, it’s definitely not for show; at least, not always! They radiate their emotions heavily and when they’re sad, you may feel anxious around them. It’s deep! If they’re happy, however, you’ll be on their high too and it’s a plane that can only be reached by the sun
Lastly, these guys grow up with a feeling that they need to lead others somehow. When they feel they’re falling short, they have an enormous amount of pride and seem to think they’re always right, no matter the proof in front of them. It’s simply hard for them to admit defeat or to be told something is impossible.
Virgo: Hating any spotlight on them and choosing the sidelines, Virgo moon is even more guarded than Virgo sun! They prefer being the leader that plays his part in the background. It’s hard to believe because in their groups, they are the supportive therapists. With moon here, this individual seems picky and critical to/of others, but it’s due to their own lack of self-confidence.
This type of person does best with love and encouragement from those they choose to keep close.They aim to please and most likely show their love to others by teaching them things they’re interested in. Between teaching and loving, this is the area where virgo moon gets comfortable and shows that they are actually the hunter and you are the prey.
Libra: There is an odd trend of Libra moons getting married quite early in life! Most of the time, they end up marrying their high school sweetheart or their first love. Libra moon has a seriously deep need to bond with someone close to them and have a solid partnership. Like Libra sun, Libra moon rarely goes anywhere alone.
Striving for the best, Libra moon can sometimes have an idealistic outlook on things. They’re easily excited thinking of possibilities and easily hurt when their ideals don’t come to fruition. Seeing a world through a lense of what can always be improved, they can often forget to look at what is already going well.
Scorpio: Sensual, intuitive, and very intense, Scorpio moon has a knack for diving into someone else’s hidden world with a mere glance and understanding that we’re all human inside too. When provoked, they’re not opposed to going to great lengths to get revenge, but they don’t actually go through life wishing to hurt anyone at all.
They’re imaginative, passionate, ambitious too, so they won’t quit until they’ve gotten whoever they’re chasing- whether it be for love, hate, or out of obsession. Lastly, if Scorpio moon gets a stomach ache when you’re around, it’s because they’re picking up on your anxiety or sadness! They’re frighteningly in tune to others. Weird, huh?
Sagittarius: Inside of your heart is just a big Buddha- laughing, wondering and waiting for the next experience of life so that you can gather your thoughts to chase after your new curiosity, but make sure you finish the other one first this time! Inside of you, Sagittarius moon, you are delving into seriously huge questions about life and maybe even existence.
You might have a curiosity in metaphysics, giving you a dreamy and romantic quality, but without the mystery of Scorpio. You may sometimes rush through things because you just suddenly grow tired of it. It’s the excitement of the future that attracts you, Sag. Staying in the present is something you’re good at when it comes to adventures, but you’ll do it with the mindset of how it impacts everything ahead of you.
Capricorn: Your sense of self-respect and self-love seem to be defined by how successful you are and your standards are quite high for yourself, but you can do anything as long as you keep trying! You’re quite independent, reserved (not shy), ambitious, and sometimes even a bit bossy. Being a cardinal sign, Capricorn likes to manage. The moon being your emotions = managing emotions.
Because you’re unsure of yourself emotionally, but quite confident in most other areas, you are pretty hot and cold and possibly even confusing to others. One day you’re ready to commit to a relationship and the next you don’t even call. Either way, it’s important to be a bit more cautious of how and what you give and take with others and decide if it’s for the right reasons. Feeling vulnerable may be quite an uncomfortable place for you, but it’s very brief and you’ll be glad you opened up.
Aquarius: If not in the way that you live, then perhaps you enjoy spending much of your time in group chats or discussions; investing ideas by communicating unguarded philosophies. You aren’t afraid to get too close because you’re one of the few who understands that you’re never truly alone and yet you somehow remain a free and independent mover and shaker.
Your attitude is buyout and liberating, but play fair! It’s truly not as easy for everyone to just do as they please. If you look deeply within yourself, you may realize, at some point, that you crave deep closeness with another. Try not to spread yourself too thin with shallow, short relationships. You’ll be popular regardless. More meaningful relationships will only be as open to you as you are to them.
Pisces: If your natal moon sign is in Pisces, you don’t even need words to understand how someone truly feels. You sometimes leave others feeling exposed when you psychically read them without meaning to. Although you’re very supportive and gentle to those you care about, you can get easily overwhelmed by intense energies or dark feelings and it’s important you take plenty of time to decompress.
To stay more organized, on top of your responsibilities, and for the company and the love you frequently need, a Pisces moon pretty much always needs a pet or two. Everyone knows you’ll never not take care of him/her. It’ll keep you going when you want to give up.
From Within the Labyrinth,
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