Moon signs are the planetary placement in a person's horoscope chart and are the moving cycle in the chart that helps define our emotions and make up the unconscious side of our personality. The Moon represents the more impressionist side of us and our inner feelings. The Moon goes through the complete Zodiac within the 28 day cycle and enters a new zodiac sign approximately every 2 1/2 days. The position of the transiting moon (moon's current position) helps determine the general mood of people. The moon sign positions greatly influence the outcomes of events involving human interactions. When the Moon is in a certain zodiac, the characteristics of that zodiac sign color the moon's expression. The moon rules over issues related to family and interaction among family members, social gatherings and general proceedings in the home environment. The moon sign, when taken in combination with the Sun sign, tells about a person and is an essential part of learning about oneself.
The twelve Zodiac moon signs can be divided into four groups: air, fire, earth and water.
Moon Sign Astrology
Air - Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
The astrological moon signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are a little different from the Sun signs because they deal with the emotions and feelings of a person. For instance, Gemini likes to acquire as much information as they can about a given situation and let others know what they have learnt. Their moon sign makes them avid talkers to get their feelings known. The Moon in Gemini is not a very favorable position. People with the Moon in Gemini may be acute in their mental processes, quick to receive impressions and forming judgments. People of both sexes with the Moon in Gemini are frivolous, light-headed, inconstant and somewhat shallow. The position is favorable for an investor, accountant, journalist, research worker, librarian or dancer.
The Moon in Libra is considered as one of the best positions in the zodiac having the key word decision. The Moon in Libra accentuates turning points in destiny: decisions which have to be balanced in relation to acts and ultimate destiny. Libra's can please and appease. People born under this astrological moon sign have a deep feeling to be accepted.
The Moon in Aquarius is more evenly balanced than in any other sign. Aquarius' think first then verbalize to come to a good understanding. They posses integrity and honesty, cannot be accused of double dealing or cheating and are not likely to ask for help when in trouble although are ready to help others. The Moon in Aquarius favors all forms of humanitarian, political, and educational pursuits, exploration in all fields, authorship, and astrology too.
Fire - Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Aries, Leo and Sagittarius have their own way of reacting to their feelings when the moon is in the fire sign. Aries are very self assured; sure of their own actions; trust in other peoples competence. Aries have quick thinking, with a love of the instantaneous and get bored with minor practical details. Straight, with no hidden agenda, Aries have a warm heart spreading out to those who need comfort. The guiding forces of Aries are: persistence, aggressiveness, impulse, originality in thought and action, quick temper and impatience.
For Leo, They can be assertive and take advantage of opportunities. There is also the capacity for self-sacrifice. Their mentality is robust, strong, and decisive. A natural leader, people exude energy and drive. They are generous, encouraging, and optimistic with a sense of style and are brilliant at creating a one act play to put everyone on their toes. Those under this sign are attention seekers that tend to dramatize, but they are very deeply passionate when expressing emotion.
For Sagittarians, their astrology moon sign tends to make them move around and explore. They also tend to take their own feelings and apply them to religion. They love independence and do not like to be trapped either physically, intellectually or emotionally. Adaptable, they attract many friends with their gregarious nature. They are not necessarily materialistic and experience counts more than the acquisition of objects. They firmly believe in justice and fair play and help out anyone who is in need.
Earth - Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
The Zodiac signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn go through different emotions. Taurus, when in their astrological moon sign, will try to defuse unwelcome situations because they like calm. People are emotionally very strong and form loyal bonds of friendship. They are known to test relationships to see if they stand up to a challenge. The chief characteristics are patience, stubbornness and great fixity of purpose. The Moon in Taurus is an intensely materialistic positioning for the Moon, inclining the natives to extreme obstinacy, self-will and tenacity of purpose.
Virgoans are sociable, logical, clear headed and always seem to be busy arranging the next big event. Although they work well behind the scenes, unlike the Leo Moons, sometimes have a strong social conscience and question the status quo, not accepting things at their face value. They are organizers; they also like to find out what is going on by engaging in activities while determining what's happening.
Those under the moon sign of Capricorn tend to control emotions. They tend to keep their feelings to themselves, making this the most complicated sign of all. The chief characteristics are lack of sympathy, innate selfishness and self-preoccupation. The natives have an earthy practicality, giving dependence and a sense of responsibility towards those around them. These people could be loyal and unswerving when eventually give their heart to someone else, and would stick around when others have given up. The people display reverence and concentration of mind. The mind of the native is generally very keen, acute, active, far-seeing, and given to plotting and scheming. With a rapid mental response, they are all-comprehensive.
Water - Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
For the astrological moon signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces emotional expression becomes a must. Cancerians are sympathetic, kind and compassionate they are sensitive to others' feelings. The mind is very impressionable and meditative with an excellent memory. The native seldom seeks external stimulation. Fond of home and parents, he/she is quiet, placid, peaceful, gentle, affectionate, and romantic. The emotions rear up at every opportunity, whether love, fear, grief or joy.
With the Moon in Scorpio, depth, passion and intensity fill the relationships of people. They know no fear when it comes to choosing who is in their life. With a strong moral conscience, the strong intuition and psychic abilities of the natives allow them to see below the surface. The extremism of Scorpio also manifests in this dimension. They are intelligent with a cold and calculating mentality and motivated by spiritual considerations.
Pisceans have strong creativity and a desire to make the world a better place to live in. It is hard to define boundaries and these people can be accused of getting involved in other's problems, without being asked. The most secretive of all signs, the moon in Pisces is typified by indecision and indolence, sensitiveness, submission and by a negative and receptive attitude. Lunar Pisceans are very loyal to their friends. The powerful imagination and impressionability of the lunar Pisces tend to inhibit their emotions though.
The sun signs though popular cover only half the story in relation to the zodiac. The moon signs also display a very important part of knowing one’s personality and traits. Knowing your moon sign can help you find out about your entire self and enable you to realize your talents as well as flaws.