If you want to know more about your emotional personality, desires, and your vulnerable side, understanding your moon sign will help.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on August 1, 2019. It has since been updated.
When someone points out a specific character trait in us, most of us tend to blame our zodiac for it. "Oh ya, I'm a typical Virgo. I can't help it." But there is so much more to each of us than just the sun sign that governs us.
Sun signs are the only thing about astrology that most of us are aware of, but there are many layers and facets to it that can be very telling for individuals. When we learn more about astrology beyond the sun signs do we start unpacking all the truths that lie within. Knowing your moon sign is one aspect that will help you understand yourself better. The birth chart has many signs, one each for significant celestial bodies in our solar system.
So what is a moon sign?
Moon signs are what define us emotionally. While sun signs tell you everything you are on the outside, the moon sign will you tell you who you are inside. Everyone has one face for the world at large and one in private. If you think that your sun sign doesn't explain your personality and its uniqueness, it is because it doesn't. To know yourself, in your entirety, delve into the hidden parts of yourself.
The moon stays in each sign for around two days only so it's a more dynamic part of your birth chart. It is also why you are different from the other people with whom you share a sun sign. It takes one month to move around all the twelve signs in the zodiac. If the moon was shifting between two signs when you were born your birth details become very important to find yours. To find out our moon sign, we must know where the moon was located when we were born. For that, you must know your birth date, time, and place. When you have this information, consult an astrologer or use an online moon sign calculator.
Knowing your moon sign will uncode your emotions, moods, instinctive behaviors, and subconscious leanings to you, according to Astroyogi.com. It also tells you about your fears, longings, and obsessions, according to Cosmopolitan.
According to Tarot.com, "[Y]our Moon sign gives insight into your inner world, revealing what you need to feel safe, happy and comfortable."
The sun sign is about what position the sun was in when you were born. It could be in any of the 12 signs that are part of the zodiac. Each of the sun sign is ruled by a planet that tells us about your outer personality and traits. To know your sun sign, you only need your birth date and month. It speaks to who you are as a person. It tells you your basic nature, traits, and life purpose. It is basically about the life path you will take. It is the center of your personality, says Bustle.
However, the moon sign is the inner self. It reveals the vulnerable parts of you. It has a significant impact on your relationships and connections with people. For instance, someone with their moon in Aquarius will be emotionally detached while someone with the moon in Scorpio will be an emotionally intense person. If you have moon in Pisces, you are bound to be dreamy with your head above the clouds while a moon in Leo individual will be fiery and passionate.
To find your moon sign, you can use this tool.