In Astrology, What Is the Difference Between Sun and Moon Signs?

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Astrology, as we know it today, dates back to Babylonian culture in 3000 BC. It was here that some of the world’s first astrologers marked the passage of celestial time by 12 constellations.

These 12 constellations became the 12 signs of the zodiac. They are what we refer to when we ask, “What is your astrological sign?”

However, it is important to understand the difference between sun and moon signs. If you only know your sun sign—which most people do—you’re only getting half of the picture.

Read on to learn more about sun and moon signs and how they influence your life, personality, and perception.

The Difference Between Sun and Moon Signs

It is not uncommon for individuals to feel at odds with one of their astrological signs. This is an indication that they have yet to learn that there is a difference between sun and moon signs. It is also an indication that they do not know how these two signs harmonize.

Let’s look at the differences between the two and how they relate to your life.

Determining Your Sun Sign

As we mentioned earlier, astrology involves the study of the 12 constellations or signs of the zodiac. Your sun sign is the reflection of where the sun was on the day of your birth.

As the earth orbits the sun, it creates the illusion that the sun is changing locations. The sun appears to “occupy” each of the 12 signs of the zodiac over the course of a year. It stays in each sign for approximately one month, although this does not line up with our specific calendar months.

In order to find your sun sign, you look to see which zodiac sign the sun occupied on the day of your birth.

Sun Sign Meaning

Have you ever noticed that people are unsurprised by your sign even though you don’t identify with it? That is because your sun sign represents your outer self more than your inner self.

Your sun sign reveals what you want to get out of life and what you bring to the table. It is your ego as well as some of your outward personality traits—both positive and negative.

Determining Your Moon Sign

In order to find your moon sign, you must look to the location of the moon at the time of your birth. However, the moon makes its rotation through the signs of the zodiac at a much faster rate than the sun. In fact, in the course of 29.5 days, the moon has visited all 12 signs.

Because the moon is speedier, its location is determined by more than just the day of your birth. You will need to know the specific time of your birth as well as the location.

Moon Sign Meaning

Uncovering your moon sign could bring you a huge sigh of relief. Many people feel far more connected to their moon sign than to their sun sign. This is because your moon sign represents your inner self.

If your sun sign represents what the world knows about you, your moon sign represents what you know about yourself. It is the connection to your emotions, your inner monologue, and your subconscious mind.

How Can This Information Help?

Imagine you’ve met someone with the same sun sign as yourself. You are struck by how little you have in common and how differently you behave. How is this possible?

While you’ll meet many people in your lifetime with the same sun sign as you, you’ll meet far fewer people who also share the same moon sign. The inner world that the moon sign represents will impact the outer world your sun sign speaks to. Your moon sign may strengthen certain qualities of your sun sign while canceling others out.

Learn about both your sun and moon sign and reflect upon them. How do they harmonize? How do they clash?

Here, you will find answers to questions you may have about your approach to life. You may begin to see potential roadblocks with more clarity and learn how to navigate them. You will see how to nurture both your inner and outer self to become more truly the person you are meant to be.

Seek Deeper Answers

If you speak with an astrologer, allow them access to this information if you’re seeking answers. Your psychic will teach you the nuances of your signs and how they relate to one another. They will also be able to apply this deeper understanding of you to their intuitive readings and come closer to your spiritual plane.

You may also ask your astrologer for a more defined horoscope. Horoscopes that rely on your sun sign, alone, can tell you what may happen around you and how you may respond to it outwardly. Horoscopes that read both your sun and your moon sign can prepare you for what is to come in a much more intimate and honest way.

Where to Learn More About Astrology and Yourself

Now that you know the difference between sun and moon signs, you are prepared to unlock deeper truths about yourself. We recommend asking an astrologer to accompany you on this journey.

As you continue to learn about yourself, maintain an open heart and mind towards the spiritual world. Allow those who have tapped into their full intuitive abilities to guide you. Find out which of our gifted psychics are available to speak with you now and see what your life has in store for you.

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