The Moon evokes emotions and touches the heart. And in Astrology the Moon Sign reveals the nature of our emotional life, our deepest needs and what we do instinctively to feel safe, secure and loved.
So understanding your child’s Moon can assist you to nurture and support them in building a strong foundation of self-love, acceptance, personal power and protection from which they can grow, give, live and love with confidence.
This can actually define the “Security Blanket” that they will carry with them for life.
Below I offer some initial parenting insight and tips for positively nurturing you child according to their Moon Sign as developed for my Conscious Wear Baby line.
Aries Moon Child: Wildly Sensitive Your Aries Moon child will have emotions that run hot and cold. They are Wildly Sensitive because they actually fear being stifled and feel safe when they are leading rather than following. Allowing them their independence and accepting their changing emotions will give them self-confidence and support their instinctive pioneering nature.
Taurus Moon Child: Quietly Sensitive Your Taurus Moon child will feel safest held tightly in your arms. They need physical contact and feel from a sensory place. Affected by everything from your touch, scent, tone of voice, to the texture and smells of the food you feed them, they are Quietly Sensitive as they take in the world around them. Take pleasure with them without overloading them and they will feel peaceful, calm and confident.
Gemini Moon Child: Curiously Sensitive Your Gemini Moon Child needs mental stimulation to feel safe. These Curiously Sensitive little ones will be much more comforted by a conversation than a hug. They can avoid emotional boredom by flipping theirs rapidly and by always being curious about others. The will need assistance in understanding the realm of feelings and being at ease with their own sensitivity. However, variety is the spice of life and it will keep this mentally quick child happy and playful.
Cancer Moon Child: Extra Sensitive Your Cancer Moon child will be emotionally sympathetic, intuitive and sensitive. They hide their own feelings and emotions under a hard shell, but these little ones are Extra Sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. These empathetic beings need to be careful not to take on the pain and suffering of others in an effort to comfort them. Support their need to nurture by making sure they equally give to themselves as well as others and they will feel confident and secure always.
Leo Moon Child: Dramatically Sensitive Your Leo Moon Child will have a natural emotional self-confidence built in. These Dramatically Sensitive little ones need to be admired, applauded, and appreciated to feel secure. So they will always need to show you why you should love them. They love music, the arts and luxury so these are usually the outlets used to express and nurture themselves. By teaching them that they don’t have to try so hard while also supporting their childlike need to play and show off they will always shine bright and attract what they need.
Virgo Moon Child: Practically Sensitive Your Virgo Moon child will be emotionally shy, picky and a bit temperamental. These Practically Sensitive little ones do well with routine and will need to rationalize everything to feel safe. They will show they care by being helpful and always doing what they think is right. And although reserved emotionally, they are experiencing them and need support as they learn to manage and accept them as a natural part of life. When shown in tangible ways that they are safe and supported in sharing their feelings, they will be more open, aware and confident about them.
Libra Moon Child: Politely Sensitive Your Libra Moon child will be emotionally charming, affectionate and good-natured. They have a strong need to belong and feel accepted, so these Politely Sensitive little ones will be the ultimate people pleasers. They need peace and harmony to feel secure so they will likely be the one to compromise in every situation. To build confidence in these little beings teach them that it is okay to be themselves, to take the time they need to make a decision and that it’s okay to say no.
Scorpio Moon Child: Deeply Sensitive Your Scorpio Moon child will be emotionally willful, intense, and easily hurt. These Deeply Sensitive little ones need to feel extremely safe before sharing themselves emotionally. They can become overwhelmed by their own feelings to the extent that they become intolerant of others in order to protect themselves from possible hurt. Teaching them to rely on their wonderfully strong intuition while showing them the power of forgiveness and vulnerability, you will provide them the sense of confidence and control they seek to feel safe to share themselves more honestly.
Sagittarius Moon Child: Fearlessly Sensitive Your Sagittarius Moon child will be emotionally resilient, warm and cheerful. They need to be physically active to feel secure or they can become restless. These Fearlessly Sensitive little ones have a built in need for adventure and will keep them constantly wanting to get out and explore the world. As the eternal optimist, they may keep any darker feelings hidden, so by encouraging them to share their feelings and letting them know its’ okay to be sad sometimes, they will learn the rise up through any emotional change or challenge.
Capricorn Moon Child: Surprisingly Sensitive Your Capricorn Moon child will be emotionally reserved, considerate, and stable. They can appear shy or uncaring when really they are Surprisingly Sensitive little ones and just don’t understand how to respond in emotional situations. They need structure to feel secure, are very practical and serious beyond their years, so it’s important to encourage them to express but not to push them or make them feel guilty. Appreciate it when you receive insight and affection and you are likely to receive a lot more as well as build in a confidence and emotional maturity that will go the distance.
Aquarius Moon Child: Uniquely Sensitive Your Aquarius Moon child will be emotionally independent, cool and distant at times. These Uniquely Sensitive little ones need to feel loved, but feel more secure in groups than one on one situations. They are warm and friendly humanitarians with quick minds and strong intuition. Encouraging them to not keep their own feelings bottled up while trying to help everyone else will support their confidence, sense of security and ability to be emotionally close with others.
Pisces Moon Child: Beyond Sensitive Your Pisces Moon child will be emotionally gentle, dreamy and naïve. These Beyond Sensitive little ones are very sympathetic to and affected by the feelings of those around them. Although optimistic and forgiving, they are very easily hurt and tend to cry or feel sorry for themselves. They will be shy in groups and slow to move too far away from you. Gently encourage their emotional independence, so they will feel confident and secure in the future to protect themselves emotionally and stand on their own.
Knowledge is a powerful gift. And t-shirts are a fun way to share knowledge and express our personalities. I've created a baby astrology line called "Security Blankets" And each one comes with an informational tag offering an introduction to the Moon sign based on the knowledge above. These comfy cotton tees make special gifts for new mothers, whether they are advanced astrology loving mommies or completely new to the cosmic insight. And if you prefer to just provide the knowledge consider a reading, report or gift certificate for your gift of choice.