What is the Moon Sign in a Birth Chart?
The Moon is in a new constellation every couple of days, and its location on the Zodiacal wheel at the moment of your birth is your Moon sign. Look for the symbol of the lunar crescent on your birth chart to find your Moon sign and house position.
Is the Moon Sign Important?
The Moon’s position when you were born sheds light on the interior life of a person. The Moon in a chart can explain why two people with the same Sun sign can be so different. The Moon’s sign, house and phase can tell you a lot about the person’s emotional instincts and habits.
What if my Sun and Moon are in the same sign?
This makes you a “double” of that sign, which creates both a harmony and an amplification of the sign’s traits. For example, someone born with Sun and Moon in Scorpio is a “double Scorpio” and these two planets act in harmony with Scorpio traits.
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The Meaning of the Moon in Astrology
While the Sun is the core self through which you find expression in the world, the Moon is the inner life that only close companions get to experience. It’s the private you that reveals itself behind closed doors, when you’ve put on something more comfortable. It’s also the unguarded you that has to act on instinct, the one that comes out in a crisis.
In astrology, the Moon is the instinctual self, and because of that, some might not feel comfortable with its full expression. In times of great stress, these qualities could be exposed and make the person feel strangely out of control. If you’ve ever completely lost it, you’ll know what it’s like when the Sun is eclipsed by the Moon and you become a full-fledged “lunatic.”
But in daily life, the Moon is what you fall back on to restore your sense of emotional security. It’s the little private habits that are comforting. For some this means reaching out socially, but for others this could mean retreating to a solitary corner of the mind. It also speaks volumes about how you handle your intimate life. Some Moons have a detached air, while others cast a welcoming luminescent glow.
A key relationship in astrology is that between the Sun and the Moon. If someone has an ongoing tug-of-war between the will to act and the emotions, it often shows up there. When you understand the essence of the Moon, you’re no longer “in the dark.” This is valuable information for understanding the interior life of family members, friends and of course, potential romantic partners.
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