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Your Moon Sign - What Does It Mean?
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What does your moon sign mean?
Contrary to what many people believe, astrology is actually a very complex science. The basic premise of astrology is that all the large bodies in our solar system had an impact on us at the moment of our birth. The precise combination of placements is what made us who we are. Some bodies have a more direct and powerful affect while others are more subtle or generational in nature. When most people think of astrology, they think of Sun signs. While your Sun sign placement is important, it dictates who you are on a conscious level. The placement of the Moon, on the other hand, is the foundation for your subconscious personality.
Is my moon sign important?
Astrologers tend to fall into one of two camps as to the importance of your Moon Sign. Some astrologers believe that your Ascendant, or Rising Sign, takes second place in your chart hierarchy. Having studied astrology for about 30 years I fall into the second camp that believes that your Moon Sign is second in command so to speak. In fact, I would go so far as to say that your Moon Sign is of equal importance to your Sun Sign. While your Rising Sign may be important in business relationships, your Moon Sign is far more important to who you are deep down inside. Your Moon sign, therefore. affects all your relationships.
How does my Moon SIgn work with my Sun Sign?
All the planets in your chart interact with each other to form your personality and your Moon Sign is no exception. You can think of your Moon Sign as the other half of your core personality. Your Moon sign can balance your personality, create conflict or strengthen your Sun Sign characteristics. Let me give you a few personal examples:
My Son - Sun Sign Virgo with Moon in Scorpio. His Virgo Sun makes he very easy-going on the outside. He appears very practical, logical and unemotional. He is funny and not easily angered. For the few that know him well though, the Scorpio Moon is definitely a powerful part of his personality. While not easily angered, if you push him too far he will fight back with a vengeance. While not something he expresses to most people, he is deeply loyal and fiercely protective of his family. He is in college at the moment and plans to join the F.B.I. when he gets out. With his Virgo logic and calm head and his Scorpio intensity and need to investigate, it's the perfect job for him.
My Daughter - Sun Sign Cancer with Moon in Capricorn. Capricorn and Cancer are polar signs. That means that they are compatible and share some of the same characteristics. My daughter has the moodiness of both Cancer and Capricorn unfortunately! She also apparently got Capricorn's ambitiousness and ability to handle money which is a good thing. I many ways she got double doses of her core personality traits and therefore her personality can lack balance. The positive side of that is that you always know where she stands - no ambiguity in her!
My husband and myself - He is a Sun Sign Scorpio and I am Sun Sign Pisces and we both have our Moons in Gemini. All I can say is thank God for the Gemini Moons! Gemini is an air sign and greatly helps to balance out the emotions of Scorpio and Pisces. The Gemini logic can conflict with the Pisces or the Scorpio emotions at times but as a rule it creates a much needed balance. It is also a very communicative sign which helps us both express our watery emotions.
How can I find out what my Moon Sign is?
The moon changes signs every two and a half days. Therefore, it is important that you use a program that takes into account your actual time of birth or consult an astrologer to determine your Moon Sign. There are many programs available on the Internet to choose from. One that I have used can be found at alabe.com.
PLEASE NOTE: As you can see by the comments section, I am happy to respond to comments, and do so as quickly as possible. I do not, however, have the time to look up chart placements. If you have a question, please provide me with the placement of at least your Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars to facilitate a response. If you need to check where they are in your chart, click here . This is a truly free chart calculation. Although I do not always agree with their computer generated readings, their chart calculations are fairly accurate. Thanks!