Astrology 101: 5 Things You Should Know About Your Moon Sign

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The Sun Sign is often considered “Astrology 101” because it is a quick way to satisfy your curiosity. Need to know more about what the day, week, or month entails? Just see where you birthday is on the chart, and voila! 

Not so fast. While the Sun Sign is good for monitoring your day-to-day experiences in finance, romance, relationships, and careers, it doesn’t fully explain who you are and what goes into your decision-making.

In the following article, we’ll be looking at the piece of the puzzle that does: your Moon Sign. That is, where the moon was when you were born. It is often in a completely different place from your Sun Sign, and we’re about to show you why that matters.

1. It Is Not Your Horoscope Sign

People just getting started in beginner astrology may think there’s only one sign they need to know. The one needed for checking their daily horoscope. Every day, about 30 percent of people, religious and non-religious, look to “the stars” for such a reading. 

While your “sun sign,” as it’s properly referred to as, gives an understanding of your outward life (how the world sees you), it doesn’t go quite so far as the moon sign. The moon sign explains your internal workings.

2. Moon Signs Are Vital to Self Understanding

You’ll probably catch yourself asking what does your moon sign means when first entering the world of astrology. In short, it’s the sign that explains why you do the things you do. It pertains more to emotions, feelings, and mental thought processes.

3. Astrology Moon Signs Explain How You Are Different From Same Signs

Ever know someone who shares your sun sign but is completely different from you in a lot of ways? The moon sign explains this. While you both can share the outward trajectory, your moon signs (internal) can be very different from one another.

4. Determining Your Moon Sign Means Knowing Your Birth Chart

Now that you’re convinced of the moon sign’s importance, how the heck do you figure it out? Knowing your sign requires knowing your birth chart.

That means understanding where the moon was when you entered the world. You’ll need the date, time of birth, and place of birth to reach it accurately. 

5. Your Moon Sign Explains Your Personality

The moon sign is so very important because it explains your personality. It demonstrates why you do what you do and make the decisions you make. It will also help you understand where you diverge from your sun sign and understand the motivations and realities of others.

Now that you know more about what the moon sign is and what it does, let’s look at each of the 12 moon signs from a personality perspective. Here’s what you can expect for each month on the lunar calendar as you learn astrology. 


For individuals born March 21 to April 19. When it comes to the moon sign, an Aries will be impulsive in their decision-making and could have short tempers. They are passionate about life but don’t always think through their decisions.


From April 20 to May 20. The Taurus Moon means a quieter and more conservative personality type. This is one of the most persistent and determined of the moon signs, and they have a methodical temperament when it comes to getting what they want.


From May 21 to June 20. Gemini Moon Signs are considered natural extroverts for the ease they have in approaching others and expressing ideas. They are good at reading people and very easy to talk to.


From June 21 to July 22. Cancers are sensitive, they feel things intensely, and they are imaginative. When hurt, they can retreat into themselves. 


From July 23 to August 22. Leo, the “fire” sign, is also a somewhat extroverted personality type. They are creative and love to perform. Sometimes criticized for being too idealistic when it comes to relationships, they believe “fairy-tale” romances can exist.


From August 23 to September 22. The Virgo Moon Sign is system-oriented. They feel most comfortable in control when they know every dollar and dime leaving and entering their bank accounts. They are natural helpers, but they are also worriers who need validation. 


From September 23 to October 22. The Libra Moon Sign loves the balancing act. They need harmonious relationships at work and home. That said, this can sometimes get in the way when it comes to making decisions because of the concerns they possess about the “down” side.


From October 23 to November 21. The Scorpio Moon Sign is known for its sensitivity. Individuals with this moon sign will be able to pick up on negative emotions easily. Their radios are attuned to the negative traits of others, so they need to find ways to let go of those bad feelings even if it means letting go of certain people.


From November 22 to December 21. The Sagittarius Moon Sign is one of the most optimistic, sometimes to a fault. They have a tendency to ignore warnings with a flare of optimism and a belief in themselves. 


From December 22 to January 19. The Capricorn Moon Sign has mastered the art of delayed gratification, setting them up for some pretty big successes in life. Initiative, goal-setting, and sticking to the plan make them great financial savers and achievers. 


From January 20 to February 18. The Aquarius Moon Sign is another water sign, this one is good at “picking up on things.” That could mean attitudes, ideas, vibes, and warnings. They need their alone time to figure things out and then form a plan of action as to what to do with that information. 


From February 19 to March 20. The Pisces Moon Sign is creative, sensitive, and custom-made for the arts. They are attuned to emotions, gracious in how they deal with others and committed to the happiness of everyone they encounter. 

Astrology 101 Is As Much About Moon Signs As Sun Signs

We hope this astrology 101 look at Moon Signs has given you a fuller understanding of how it plays into your horoscope and decision-making processes. Need more facts to help you understand astrology? Check out this informative post with nine more facts you should know. 

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