CLAUDIA SAPIENZA: “This Is What The Moon Means In Each Zodiac Sign”

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“The Moon in our birth chart tells us about emotions, nourishment, happiness and Soul.  It indicates what energies we feed ourselves to feel happy and how we are being pushed to manifest them.  While the Sun suggests what makes us feel alive.”

~Claudia Sapienza

Each planet in our birth chart, must be fed, in order to prevent it from manifesting its dark side.  If you don’t know in which zodiac sign your moon is refer to this detailed birth chart:  Astrology Complete Detailed Birth Chart

In this article we want to present the evolutionary intention of the Moon in the signs, how to nourish it to avoid the negative manifestation of this combination.

Moon In Aries

The evolutionary aim is to impose the courage art.  However, with the moon in this sign, there is a great need for adventure.  To feel nourished and at ease, the soul needs to live challenges, innovations and some degree of tension.  The mood ranges from the desire of competitiveness, that feeling of having a sense of urgency by bringing the individual to feel nervous.  Intimacy is often expressed through some provocation.

The domestic environment tends to be explosive, but who has the moon in Aries is very protective of his family.  Those born with the Moon in Aries are stimulated to awaken their instincts, perhaps because once they have repressed them, and are struggling to re-contact them for that reason may sometimes feel anxious.  A good way to reduce this anxiety is to jump into new and exciting adventures.

Moon In Taurus

The evolutionary purpose of those born with the Moon in this sign is to find an inner confidence on an emotional level.  Desire for peace, the practicality, and reliability nourish the souls born with the Moon in this sign, which probably on karmic level may have experienced emotional torments difficult to manage, therefore, are now being encouraged to rediscover an inner peace, firm and lasting.

To keep this peace they are encouraged to come with contact with the most simple things and at hand.  Nature, animals and gardening soothe the soul born with the Moon in this sign; you want to savor life through the five senses to reconnect to the breath and the mind, body and matter included!  They need to feel confident in this body and in this lifetime!  If not nourished this moon, to feel safe, he tends to stick to the things and people possessively.

Moon In Gemini

The evolutionary purpose for people born with the Moon in Gemini is to communicate their emotions and to feel particularly free to do so safely.  This Moon feels happy when it’s given the freedom to curiosity, to experiment, to move from one flower to another like Peter Pan.

It feels free when you can breathe deeply, but you really feel free when it’s re-conquered an inner freedom.  The evolutionary invitation for those born under this moon is to unite the heart to the mind, avoiding the risk of metallic emotions too.  If not nourished this moon becomes destabilizingly stressed and confused especially mentally.

Moon in Cancer

The evolutionary purpose for people born with the Moon in Cancer is to feel safe even when they allow themselves to be a bit vulnerable.  Their soul is forced to love, to feel, to feed itself in depth, to be a mother.  They have a great desire to live in a safe nest, thus creating a protected domestic environment where they can escape.

Feeling nourished and nourishing others makes them feel useful, but it is within themselves that they need to feel all the love they already know how to give.  Perhaps sometimes this makes it hard to receive.  If not nourished this moon is likely to become obsessive and suffocating on emotional level towards others getting too protective.

Moon In Leo

Freely express themselves emotionally and become extremely vital for the Souls born under this sign.  These are creative moon, they need to play, enjoy and express themselves and have something to give.  Mainly from re-conquistre: dignity above all!  Therefore they need someone they can admire and value, even if only one person.

But if this Moon feels insecure it will tend to develop a little ‘ego-centrism’ focusing especially on people who do not appreciate, rather than on the only really managed to enjoy their gift.  The home environment will tend to become a kind of stage, so do not ignore those born with this moon, but don’t give them too much attention either, because they will do anything to get it.

Moon in Virgo

Those born with the Moon in this sign to feel sure, must feel that everything is in the right place.  Everything must be clear and understood, precise and accurate.  If you were born with the Moon in Virgo you will love surely nourish each other and be put to the service of those in need.

If the Moon tells us what to do to feel happy, people born with the Moon in Virgo have to do something so well that they may become pleased with themselves to regain a confidence perhaps lost once, a trust that has to do with the value staff and self-esteem.  If the Moon is not nourished they are in danger of becoming too paranoid and self-critical too easily by focusing on the controversies seeking attention recognition, that recognition and appreciation that he can not give himself.

Moon in Libra

Regaining peace and harmony is essential for people born with the Moon in this sign.  A peace they are willing to maintain at all costs, rather than conquer.  To feel safe this Moon needs to feel that it is free to choose, thanks to the gift of diplomacy.  They must feel that they can manage to maintain an inner balance.  Probably they are shocked deep in the soul, so every time it is difficult to maintain this coveted peace.

If you were born with this moon can help you maintain balance nourishing it through beauty, harmony, perhaps admiring a sunset or painting a picture, photographing nature or admiring the beauty and harmony around you without ever paying a too high a price to win, denying your emotions and your desires just to maintain a superficial balance.  If not nourished this moon will always feel insecure and threatened from within.

Moon in Scorpio

Intensity is the watchword.  Your emotions are intense and without boundaries.  The souls born with Moon in Scorpio are pushed to explore every taboo, to live and to recognize within themselves a perhaps repressed emotion that must rise to the surface.  Therefore, they do not always feel safe and secure emotionally, but very threatened.  At which point (sometimes) to trigger a defense mechanism that leads to a counter-attack even before the other has really attacked or had the slightest intention.

The right direction to take is in fact within themselves, intimate unconscious.  The universe would like to invite the souls born with this moon in the depths of one’s soul to help in an introspective journey that allows them to be able to regain a true inner security and no longer feel threatened.  These Souls need to be honest to the end and hate hypocrisy.  Rather they tend to be reserved and introspective and won’t let go of their emotions easily.  If they do not allow these emotions to penetrate deeply, focusing on externals to protect themselves, they could become paranoid and too suspicious of anyone who tries to get too close.  But their potential has no limits; they can achieve anything.

Moon in Sagittarius

Freedom and adventure nourish the hearts of those souls who are in search of their truth.  They re invited to expand their emotions with confidence and optimism.  It may be that at a karmic level something has gone wrong, therefore if they do not always feel safe to expand their emotions with confidence; they are invited to nurture this Moon with the adventure offering something new.  It’s a trip or a course that can bring new enthusiasm and life blood.  The evolutionary purpose for those born with this moon is to regain confidence!

Particularly generous souls, energy tends to manifest itself outwardly as it is.  In life they need to regain and maintain confidence and optimism.  If not properly nourished the souls born under this sign will be convinced to have the truth in hand, living life to convince others.

Moon in Capricorn

The evolutionary purpose for people born with the Moon in this sign, is to learn to express themselves emotionally in the right measure and therefore to avoid getting too much influence and overwhelmed by the emotions that might once have created a problem.  No cold souls like classical astrology tends to define, but independent souls and determined.

To feel secure and confident of themselves, souls born under this sign have to face a brave emotional journey that will help them regain emotional security step by step.  Are pushed to mature emotionally and walk this emotional journey will need moments of solitude that become for them, a source of nourishment.  If not nourished, this moon will tend to control every emotion as a defense mechanism, preventing love to get out, but also to enter, assuming a continuous emotional control.

Moon in Aquarius

Freedom to be who they want to be and regain the right to be unique and perhaps different from others.  This is the evolutionary purpose of souls born with the Moon in Aquarius.  The way they feel and experience emotions may not be understood and often for the soul to feel safe and secure, could deny their emotions to avoid being excluded.  But its evolutionary invitation is just the opposite.  At the risk of feeling excluded, they must express their emotions for what they really are!

The Soul wants to regain the freedom to be who he really is, without fearing anything.  To feel nurtured and safe, must break free from external control that others exert over them, or that they (to prevent rejection) exerts on themselves.  This could in fact lead to an emotional detachment bringing it to deny itself and his own emotions in search of safety. To feel safer, they must be surrounded by people with similar feelings, ideas and opinions, with which they can afford to show their uniqueness.  If not nourished, this moon, manifested by stubbornness thinking about being unique and better than the others, taking more and more distance from others and from their own emotions.

Moon in Pisces

The souls born with this moon are very emotional and sensitive.  Their evolutionary intention is to develop empathy and compassion and to perceive the world around them and the other without any border.  This energy can become destabilizing because (since there are no barriers) they could absorb the emotions of others, becoming their load.

To nurture this Moon and to learn how to protect themselves, meditation becomes a vital tool, but also dance, music, art and contemplation, means that helps the blood to use these vibrations to enter into a trance and to reconnect to the created and to their essence.

Souls are pushed to feel part of the whole, perhaps because they have something to forgive and to be forgiven.  If this Moon is not nourished the souls affected by this energy are likely to shut themselves up in their imaginary world becoming easily accused of “being in the air” and in their world, a world of their useful imagination, a world that, however, should not become a refuge, but rather a true and deep contact with all of creation.

~via Gostica.com

AVIA VENEFICA: “Moon Sign Meanings & Personality Types”

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Avia Venefica seems to nail the moon sign personality traits. She sure did with mine! (Pisces) 😀

Moon signs are an astrological term indicating which zodiac sign the moon’s presence was in during the time of our birth.

You’ll know your lunar sign by the date, time and place of your birth. These details indicate the placement of the moon within the 12 zodiac signs when you were born.

For example, if the moon was stationed within the constellation of Sagittarius on your birthday, then… you guessed it, your lunar sign would be Sagittarius.

In a nutshell, a moon sign is the polarity of a sun sign (sun signs being the most commonly known, and the sign on which your horoscope in the newspapers is based).

Sun signs are assertive, active, vital, outgoing and these are the personality aspects of ourselves we willingly expose to the world around us. (see Symbolism of the Sun here)

Lunar signs, however are quite the opposite. They represent the unseen, intuitive, emotional, psychic, instinctive perspectives of our personality.

Some astrologists maintain our moon sign represents our unconscious. I don’t know if I buy that, because some of us are extremely aware of our moon-side behaviors. And, if we’re aware of a thing, we’re certainly conscious of it.

I would agree, however, that lunar signs are symbolic of our shadow selves. Those aspects we keep secret. We might even keep some of these aspects secrets from ourselves – and that would certainly go under the category of “unconscious.”

Lunar signs are connected with our primitive instinct too, and so a modicum of unconsciousness could be involved here. Many instincts can be judged as distasteful, and so the moon can hide that unpleasant aspect from ourselves.

Many of us are unwilling to investigate our moon signs for fear of touching those dark aspects of ourselves. But just because our lunar personality traits are cloaked, doesn’t mean their bad.

This is a common misunderstanding. In fact, we owe it to ourselves to explore our shadow sides. We experience unbalance by not knowing ourselves fully (light and dark) – and that unbalance can represent major problems.

Besides, lunar signs are amazing keys unlocking a myriad of mysteries within us and the world around us.

For example, our lunar sign is also a clue to our maternal instincts as well as traits we may have inherited from our mothers.

There are scads of esoteric doors that our lunar sign holds the key to unlocking.

Learning and exploring your moon sign will aid you in unlocking secrets in the following areas…

Knowing Your Moon Sign Helps With:

  • Developing Intuition
  • Emotional Behaviors
  • Feminine Influences
  • Instinctive Behaviors
  • Unconscious Desires
  • Childhood Influences
  • Psychic Development
  • Enhancing Receptivity
  • Motherly Inheritances
  • Understanding Dreams
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Uncovering Hidden Motives
  • Past Memory and Regression
  • Pleasure and Sensual Preferences

After reading that list, it becomes clear why you owe it to yourself to learn your lunar sign and all its implications. Doing so can open up a whole new realm of clarity, perceptive and understanding.

After all, astrology is the ultimate tool for self-discovery.

How to Determine Your Moon Sign

Find out your Moon Sign here: free moon sign calculator.

Meaning of Astrological Moon Signs

Moon signs represent proclivities and vast potentials within us that are often obscured by a murky veil of midnight in our awareness.

Where a sun sign represents active principals of ourselves, our moon signs are far more elusive.

Some astrologists define our moon sign as our unconscious. Others say our lunar traits are primal and describe our instinctual motivations.

I say our moon sign is a vessel of promise, to be viewed through the mystical telescope of focused awareness. Once that light of awareness shines on our lunar faces, a whole new universe of self-understanding is made known to us.

The following entries are a sampling of some personality traits of moon signs.

Summary of Moon Sign Personality Traits

Aries Moon SignsMoon Signs in Aries:
You light up best when you’re recognized for your talents, but this can be a bit dodgy because Aries as your moon sign dictates a bit of modesty with your accomplishments (had you Aries in your sun, there’d be no issue with tooting your own horn). Nevertheless, you are illuminated with incredible perseverance, so even if you aren’t bragging about your inventiveness and accomplishments most people will see you shine brightly simply because you never give up, and persist in your goals. You’ve got a brilliant sense of humor that puts people at ease. This is a good thing because your exuberance and full-on voltage is sometimes off-putting to more sedate or reserved people. But you can’t be asked to hold back from your electric impulsiveness – you absolutely must express yourself. You do this exceedingly well in group projects – you are a consummate cheerleader; always motivating the group.


Moon in Taurus:
Your moon side becomes illuminated when you are clear about your place, and where you stand within the grand scheme of things. You like utter honesty, and if you feel mind games are being played, you want no part of it. You tend to be very classy, with killer taste in design, fashion, art, etc. In fact, you need to surround yourself with refinery and loveliness. Otherwise, you’ll pick up on lower energies and dingy or sullied environments will send you to an abyss of depression. Taurean moon signs have notorious inner-wisdom. Your job is to trust that inner-knowing (because often these signs lack the conviction behind their gut instincts) because you are always dead-right. Do not make a move until you feel it is right on a visceral level. It’s your gift, and a fantastic tool for self-preservation. Trust your inner guidance, always.


 

Gemini Moon SignsMoon Signs in Gemini:
Your mind is as sharp and clear as the fullest moon in the sky on a crystal-bright night. With this kind of mental alacrity comes a tendency to over-think. And, with over-thinking comes anxiety, worry or even doubt about your own judgment. Gemini moons do best when they can balance their active minds with some sort of creative outlet. Music is particularly effective as it activates both left and right brain functions. You have remarkable communication skills. You easily speak to others with confidence, and have the uncanny ability to “know” what is being said to you – even when your mind is thinking instead of listening to what the other is saying. This makes you an effective liaison, communicator and negotiator – but to a point. Gemini moons must be heard. If you feel you aren’t being listened to, you’ll tend to retreat from the scene (rather than push your point).


 

Cancer Moon SignsMoon in Cancer:
You shine your brightest when your mission to help, heal and support others. Moreover, you are “over the moon” with joy when you can see all your hard work pay off. You need to see the difference you make in the lives of others – this is your highest reward. Of course, recognition for all your support and nurturing is a great motivation for you too. As a moon sign, you’re not likely to show your touchy-feely-emotional nature to others, which is ironic seeing as how you are such a great mentor and supportive ally. Give acknowledgement to your inner stirrings rather than hide them. You’ve got amazing intuitive skills and, under stress you’re known to just blurt out thoughts on your mind that are incredibly accurate on a psychic level. You can train yourself to express your intuition more fluidly and openly, but you’ve got to open up a bit, come out of your shell.


 

Leo Moon SignsMoon Signs in Leo:
No amount of night will dampen your gloriously bright light. You have energy that is undeniable. Indeed, if someone denies you your proper place of respect and authority, it does not bode well. You are in your element when you are being admired for your amazing wit, charm and intelligence. With your sharp intellect comes a tendency to process to quickly and this makes you miss subtle clues in communication with others. Consequently, some misunderstandings can take you completely by surprise. Just remember the phases of the moon, and train your mind to move a bit like a rolling storm (rather than at lightning speed). You like to take risks, and these usually pay off for you because you tend to be naturally lucky. Perhaps that’s why your outlook is usually optimistic.


 

Virgo Moon SignsMoon in Virgo:
You know how the moon orbits the earth? Well, your intuition orbits everything, and that means you’re often on “sensory overload” making you anxious and twitchy much of the time. Virgin moons tend to pick things up arbitrarily like a sponge gathers water. What’s more, you try to make sense of it all – putting chaos into order. Sorting out details and making everything tidy and logical tends to make you edgy, and others often have no idea what’s gotten you irritated. Just know you are this way, and be patient and accepting of this aspect of yourself. This kind of intuition is a gift. Work with it. And while you’re at it, ease up on the self-criticism. No one else is as harshly critical about you – so why are you being so relentless with yourself? Simply know your standards (even for yourself) are higher than everyone else’s. That means your “average” performance is actually excellence by anyone else’s standards.


 

Libra Moon SignsMoon Signs of Libra:
Your life is best illuminated when you keep things simple. You see tremendous beauty in the simplest elements, and seek to keep purity and clarity in place in all your dealings. Just because you have a need for simplicity doesn’t mean you’re life is uncomplicated. A moon in Libra is always looking for a yin to your yang (or vice versa). Meaning, you’re always seeking a complimentary balance to your energy – particularly in partnerships. You love a challenge, and you work very hard to balance the equation by finding solutions. This means you often attract partnerships with people who have some glaring flaws (because you know you can tip the balance and sort them out). You have incredible style too. The arts, fashion and literary excellence lures every inch of your inherent creativity and electrifies you.


 

Scorpio Moon SignsMoon in Scorpio:
You’ll find your more emotionally synchronized during the waning moon. This is because you process better in private, where watching eyes cannot see you. You are deeply intuitive and other people’s thoughts and feelings reveal themselves to you like curious magic. With all this information coming your way, it’s no wonder you need time alone to process everything. Your challenge is to be more forgiving of your natural cycles (you get impatient and angry with yourself – and tend to hide these feelings from others which just exacerbates your tension). You also tend to be guarded, and take great measures to manipulate your environment to match your ideal setting. And you are incredibly idealistic, which is a fabulous balance to your intensity.


 

Sagittarius Moon SignsMoon Signs in Sagittarius:
The moon is constantly in motion, which compounds your Sagittarian need for activity, variety and mobility. Ever the adventurer, you require life to show you excitement and high times. When things get dull, you get weary and set looking for something better, brighter. This need for shiny newness sometimes gets you into trouble because sometimes you stir the pot in the wrong direction – churning up too much activity or drama. Your saving grace is a strong sense of justice, and a love for humanity. These passions bring about your philosophical nature, which easily puts you in a position of teacher and mentor. Actually, you’re quite a brilliant tutor, and win a great deal of admiration from your followers (of which, there are many). It’s your enthusiasm that holds people in rapt attention of you and your teachings.


 

Capricorn Moon SignsMoon in Capricorn:
To those who don’t know you well, you appear as cool as the moon. In control, self-disciplined and dignified, you are often mistaken as unfeeling. You’re extremely productive, capable and thorough. This means you make everything you do look easy, which can also put people off. They have no idea beneath your cool exterior you are pragmatically planning the next five moves in your strategy to accomplish your goals. And accomplish goals is a forte. A unique mixture of patience, willingness and dogged determination usually insures victory. You’re also remarkably dependable; others naturally seek you out for guidance and advice. Your special ability to stay collected under pressure makes you a fantastic leader. You also win respect from your peers easily because you don’t just talk the talk (you rarely boast), you actually walk the walk. You prove your value through consistent action. People really look up to you for that, and admire your integrity.


 

Aquarius Moon SignsMoon Signs in Aquarius:
Nothing much gets past you, particularly when communicating with others. You’re the one who hears what a person is saying, but is also knows what is unsaid. I’d hate to play poker with you because you’re the one who knows everybody’s tells and quirky mannerisms. It’s the moon that enhances your knack for perception, and the Aquarian nature is to intellectualize what you’re perceiving. So, it only makes sense you are able to “read” people to the extreme. In fact, a lot of your decisions and actions are based on unseen intellect. This makes you look a wee bit daft or eccentric to others. Odds are you don’t mind the label – maybe even relish it. Although you have brilliant perception of what others are all about, you never use it for ill will. Quite the contrary. You are a humanitarian, and easily serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those around you. You also give off a comforting, secure vibe that puts people at ease and makes them trust you. This enhances your ability to help others.


 

Pisces Moon SignsMoon in Pisces:
You live on the darker side of the moon and tend to be reserved, sometimes downright withdrawn. Some people mistake this for shyness, but that’s really not the case. You’re just sensitive. Deeply sensitive. In fact, you have a vein of psychic gold that is so accurate, it’s scary even to yourself at times. You are incredibly gifted in your powers of observation. Even better, you are incredibly shrewd, you make accurate assessments and have sound judgment. This unique combination makes you a force to be reckoned with, but you tend to use your powers in creative ways. As long as others allow you to work and play in your own unique way you’re able to remain pretty content. However, if pushed into conformity, or criticized can unleash a raging sea of animosity. No one can blame you though because you have such a unparalleled perspective of the world – you really deserve to dance to your own specialized music and rhythm.

I hope you have enjoyed these brief personality summations on moon signs.

If you like this page, don’t miss my Native American Moon Sign page which discusses personality types according to Wabanki full moons for each month.

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An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

 

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What’s cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, “Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder.”

Having said that, it’s in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I’ve got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic.😉

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