Today is Moon Day, and in celebration of Neil Armstrong's taking his first steps on the mysterious planet, I want to dispel some mysteries about what this planet means on an individual, astrological level.
Your moon sign in astrology shows you your most intimate self — who you are on an instinctual, subconscious level, when no one is looking, or when you think no one is looking.
Your moon sign can also make you compatible with signs that your sun sign isn't considered compatible with, because it gives you an innate, emotional understanding of them. If you're a Pisces that always falls for Sagittarius, your moon sign could be in Sagittarius, and vice versa.
To find out what your moon sign is, you need an accurate time, place, and date of birth. You can calculate what your moon sign is through this astrological calculator.
Moon in Aries
Moon in Aries people are combative, impulsive, and prone to temper tantrums. You may have a lot of trouble with restraint when you have a problem with someone, and you may fall in love quickly, and out of it just as easily when you come up against difficulties. Moon in Aries people are fueled by a love of excitement and feel most uncomfortable when they're bored.
Moon in Aries people should probably take up journaling, so they can see for themselves the difference between a tantrum and a real issue that needs to be dealt with.
Moon in Taurus
Moon in Taurus people crave stability above all else. If your moon is in Taurus, you are very attached to doing things the same way, and your routine is critical to your emotional stability.
You most likely are at your worst when you're in the middle of moving. Moon in Taurus people are very attached to their things, and they need to be surrounded by them in order to feel comfortable. You aren't into loud displays of emotionality, but you're extremely sentimental.
Moon in Gemini
Moon in Gemini people have a tendency to intellectualize their emotions, and they might have a hard time understanding exactly how they feel about something. Feelings make them nervous because they don't navigate the deep world of emotions with the same ease they navigate a witty conversation.
If your moon is in Gemini, a good way to know if you're upset about something is to check in with yourself physically. If you have a stomachache for no reason, you might want to ask yourself if something someone said or did upset you.
Moon in Cancer
Moon in Cancer people are extremely sensitive. Like all water signs, your emotions run very deep. What separates cancers from other water signs is the fact that their emotions are like time-released meds.
Something will happen that upsets a moon in Cancer person, and they'll go into shock until they're in a private place where they feel safe enough to release all that feeling; then they let it rip. Wailing and sobbing in their bed is one of their specialties.
Moon in Leo
Moon in Leo people are loyal friends, and they wear their hearts on their sleeve. They have to. For moon in Leo people to feel like an experience was real, they have to put their feelings about it on display.
They make incredible actors, as their feelings are so easily accessible to them. If they feel like crying, the tears will come like a water hose. If they're happy, you'll hear their laughter from the next town over. If your moon is in Leo, you are truly an open book.
Moon in Virgo
Moon in Virgo is one of the hardest moons to have, mostly because Virgo is such a logical sign, and feelings are not logical things. Therefore, it might take moon in Virgo a long time to speak up about their emotions because they refuse to do so until their emotions make logical sense to them.
Moon in Virgo people might find themselves in a position where they allow things to fester until they blow up, and scare themselves with their lack of emotional control. It was the urge to control their emotions that caused them to blow in the first place.
Moon in Libra
Moon in Libra people overthink their feelings, as they don't want to cause an uproar or be unpleasant or unfair to anyone. They are obsessed with finding balance, which is often achieved by going from one extreme to another, falling into deep depression, then swinging into periods of unbridled joy.
Moon in Libra people are likely to place too much importance on finding a partner before cultivating happiness in themselves, and until they learn this valuable lesson, it can affect their ability to find a long-lasting relationship.
Moon in Scorpio
Moon in Scorpio is another tough one, simply because of how deeply transformed they are by all emotional stimuli. Moon in Scorpio people are likely drawn to the darker mysteries of life and they may unconsciously seek out experiences and relationships that tear them down in order to build themselves back up.
They have a deep need for intimacy, and an even deeper fear of it, which could lead them to a life of isolation unless they face their subconscious desires through therapy. It's important for moon in Scorpio people to try and let go of their need to emotionally manipulate others in order to protect themselves.
Moon in Sagittarius
Moon in Sagittarius people are innately optimistic, drawn to experiences that allow them to roam free. They have a deep desire for spiritual, emotional, and philosophical expansion, but they can be preachy about what they know. At heart, they are wanderers with a longing to see and experience far away places.
Moon in sagittarius people should try to restrain their desire to convert people to their point of view and use it to listen to others more. They have a strong desire to search for the truth, and often mistake their personal truth to be true for everybody else.
Moon in Capricorn
Moon in Capricorn people are strong and self-sufficient, but this can hurt them in some ways. Because of their ability to rely on themselves, and because they believe no one is as capable as they are, they shoulder their problems and others' all on their own.
Moon in Capricorn people should be careful to step down off the cross and ask for help from others from time to time. While they might worry about appearing publicly weak asking for help, the opposite is true. The ability to acknowledge your weaknesses is a sign of strength.
Moon in Aquarius
People born with their moon in Aquarius feel somehow different from others inside, and consider themselves outsiders in the environment they grow up in at an early age. They're born feeling as though they don't understand the rules, and this causes them to be afraid of rejection.
They'll pull away from others and detach from their emotional selves, which continues this cycle and makes true intimacy a challenge for them. How can you share your feelings if you don't know what they are?
Moon in Pisces
People with the moon in Pisces are like a water hose filled with tears. The biggest challenge for this sign is over-empathizing with others and not knowing where their feelings stop and another person's begin.
Moon in Pisces people get lost in their emotions, going so far as to lose all touch with reality in the process. They can actually get drunk on their feelings, and speaking of drunk, they tend to drown their emotions with drugs and alcohol, so watch out for that, too.