"Self-love is the source of all other loves." - Pierre Corneille
Our Moon sign represents our emotional life and what we do instinctively to survive, feel safe and secure. It's our fight or flight response and the place we all operate from most naturally. The Moon sign indicates our level of sensitivity and the approach we take towards emotional situations and fulfilling our deepest needs.
When we nurture ourselves with this awareness we can build great self-confidence and a strong foundation of self love and protection from which to evolve, care for ourselves and create more fulfilling relationships with others.
Below you can read an introduction to your Moon Sign as well as gain additional insight on how you best nurture yourself and show others how to meet your needs based on the house placement of your Moon. If you need a copy of your natal chart you can go to Astro.com
Your Moon Sign
Aries Moon - You are emotionally aggressive and respond to life as if it is an adventure. You often assert your ‘me first’ tendencies, but you have a natural and sincere enthusiasm. You seem to be emotionally detached from people around you, because you can hide a sense of insecurity behind the aggressive exterior. You take the initiative in many activities and show great confidence as well as insufficient forethought. You try to dominate others emotionally and usually gain authority because you make a better leader than follower. You are ambitious, pioneering, and self-reliant.
Nurturing Astrology: Your emotions can heat up fast and change just as fast. And you need freedom and independence to feel safe and confident within. If you can accept the pace of your emotional life and communicate this understanding to the ones you love most, then you can quickly move past any hurt feelings, while taking the appropriate space to heal with confidence.
Taurus Moon - You are emotionally stable and your emotions are attached to material comforts and possessions. You want the best of everything and rarely settle for less. You are blindly faithful, sentimental, affectionate and basically timid. You act in a slow and steady manner with great patience and determination. You are fond of music, art, dancing and all things that make life more pleasurable. You may also be narrow-minded, conservative, conventional, jealous or stubborn as well.
Nurturing Astrology: You attach your feelings to material comforts and need to be shown love and appreciation to feel safe and confident within. If you can accept your need for affection and possessions for comfort, while also understanding that true love and connection cannot be bought, you can detach enough to fully enjoy all the physical and non-physical luxuries of life.
Gemini Moon - You are emotionally versatile and are interested in the intimate contact of the moment. You are generally incapable of long-sustained feelings or undivided loyalties. You take an intellectual approach to emotions. Your mind is changeable and chaotic, but you can assimilate a large amount of detail. Torn by these changeable feelings you can scatter your energies and this can manifest nervous tension. You are drawn to artistic and literary professions or any area involving communication. Your restless nature is always in search of something new.
Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally restless and need to understand the nature of feelings in order to not avoid dealing with them all together. Talking about them and sharing them verbally is what helps to build confidence within. If you can accept your intellectual approach to emotions and find fun mental outlets to express them, then you can feel more in touch and focused while still keeping life exciting.
Cancer Moon - You are emotionally tenacious, maternal, sympathetic, intuitive and sensitive. You hide your true feelings and strong emotions under a hard shell. You are nurturing and domestic with an attachment to home and family primarily and need a home to retreat to. You are inclined to gentle, peaceful, romantic love rather than grand passion, however, you can be overly sensitive to outside influences causing you to be moody. You are thrifty with property and money not liking anything to be wasted. Artistic, creative and dramatic, you have a natural flair for music, poetry and acting.
Nurturing Astrology: Your are emotionally self-protective and feel safest when you are nurturing others. Loving and caring for others give you confidence while allowing you to avoid the fear of not being loved or taken care of yourself. If you can accept your extra sensitivity as the powerful intuitive gift that it is, you can nurture and care for yourself as well as you do others with confidence.
Leo Moon - You are emotionally dramatic, powerful, sexually magnetic and affectionate. You need to be admired, applauded and appreciated and can become overbearing and arrogant. You love music, the arts, luxury and children. You usually have a sunny personality and self-confident, self-sufficient disposition. Your senses are well-developed and you can make quick, accurate evaluations of others, yet you can also have a cutting and fiery temperament. You are ambitious, status-conscious and you easily and seriously accept leadership and authority. Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally self-confident and both showing and being shown what you already feel to be great and true about yourself is what makes you feel loved and even more confident. If you can accept that you don't have to try so hard to be loved, then you can share the spotlight and enjoy the need for attention, play and showing off with more authentic confidence.
Virgo Moon - You are emotionally discriminating, quiet, shy and unpretentious. You can be insecure, picky, argumentative and temperamental as well. You are generous with your time and service. You want to help people but have trouble understanding their feelings. You have a deep need to share experiences and self-realization with others, yet this can make you emotionally overeager, attempting to dictate the course in relationships. You want what you want and just the way you want it. You have good business sense, an excellent memory, pay meticulous attention to detail, and are an excellent teacher. Interested in health and diet you have a tendency to worry, creating a nervous disposition.
Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally shy and insecure, so sharing your time, skills and services is what makes you feel confident and worthy of love. You can be quite emotionally self-critical beneath a confident mental intelligence. If you can accept that it's OK, even beneficial, to have and show feelings, and that they are as valid as what you can do for others, then you can find tangible ways to experience your emotions with inner confidence.
Libra Moon - You are emotionally refined, courteous, charming, gracious and diplomatic. You see life as a means of self-discovery through trial and error, and have a deep need to be liked by everyone. You run the scale of highs and lows with shifting events and need to develop self-reliance and learn to say no. Your emotional well-being depends on the approval of others, so you are eager to please. And your love life depends on how much you are appreciated. Partners are important to you since you work best in conjunction with others. You have a fondness for music and the arts and build great ideas. Decisiveness may be a lacking quality, but your illusive sweetness hides a great strength.
Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally pleasing and ebb and flow with the shifting events of life. You're easy going out of a need for approval to feel loved and confident. If you can accept your inner desire to always make nice, while still honoring what you like and choosing for yourself, then you can equally share in the good times with confidence.
Scorpio Moon - You are emotionally possessive, intense, willful, passionate and resourceful. You can be hurt easily, so may become impatient, moody, jealous, vengeful, or grudge holding. You must learn to forgive and forget. You do not tolerate opposition, and although you can be abrupt and impulsive you have great executive ability, self-confidence, and usually get what you go after. Your desire to dominate can reflect in relationships or with your children causing challenges, which could be the result of a parent’s dominance or your over-idealization of a parent. You regard the senses as instruments of pleasure rather than knowledge, responding intensely and passionately to life and sex. You must learn to handle your strong and deep feelings.
Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally intense, intolerant and resourceful in order to protect yourself from being hurt, and will feel the need to dominate others or situations to feel safe and confident. If you can accept the deep undercurrent of emotions that run through you in a rational, forgiving way, then you can live emotionally in control of yourself and feel less of a need to dominate to feel confident.
Sagittarius Moon - You are emotionally idealistic, socially naïve and blissfully unaware of human differences. You need and want to do everything with everyone. You are open, generous, friendly, independent, and seeking. Your senses are clear and accurate giving you good judgment skills. But you should learn to think before you speak. You can focus on one thing seeming to have a one-track mind, resenting confusion. You are unsettled in body and mind so you need lots of activity and physical exercise. You are actually quite sensitive underneath, are a natural teacher and like to help others. You must counteract carelessness and recklessness with tact and thoughtfulness.
Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally warm, idealistic, generous and driven by a desire to teach others what you feel so strongly to be helpful and true. Seeking and then sharing your deep personal truth is what makes you feel confident. If you can accept that having darker feelings are part of the emotional journey and life doesn't have to be one happy moment after the next, then you can avoid burning the candle at both ends and share yourself more fully and lovingly with your natural fearless confidence.
Capricorn Moon - You are emotionally reserved, super sensitive, untiring, considerate, and need to be recognized as an important and powerful person. You are shy and insecure about your own worth and have many subconscious fears. You are neither truly sympathetic nor very emotional therefore you act with great personal dignity, ambition and easily take on responsibility earning a high position through persistent effort. You are cautious with money matters, have a practical and common sense approach to life as well as carry a strong parental influence.
Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally super sensitive, yet present a reserved, considerate and responsible attitude toward feelings. You feel you need to take a practical, dignified approach to build your power, recognition and confidence. If you can accept that you are more emotional than what's revealed to the world, and show admiration for your ability to handle things so well, then you will feel safer to open up, lighten up and give of yourself emotionally with more confidence.
Aquarius Moon - You are emotionally detached, idealistic, unconventional, independent, aloof, and unpredictable. You are a kind humanitarian, a charming companion and interesting conversationalist, showing originality, ingenuity, inventiveness and scientific ability. You have lots of creative energy, a strong imagination, and consider experience a proving ground for yourself. You need a cause or project to release tension. Your out-going nature can hide a bit of selfishness and your need for emotional independence can lead to loneliness and difficulty with relationships. You are inclined to politics, education or unusual subjects like astrology and the occult.
Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally cool, idealistic and unpredictable and take a creative approach to emotions. You seek unique ways to experience feelings because the mental understanding of things is what makes you feel confident. If you can accept that sharing your own feelings is as worthwhile a cause as helping others, then you can receive the love of one-to-one connections while still marching to your own beat with confidence.
Pisces Moon - You are emotionally instinctive, quiet, sympathetic, gentle, easy going and dreamy. You are very responsive to the depths of human experience, and emotionally naïve continually overlook other people’s shortcomings and deficiencies. However, you can be easily hurt and tend to cry or feel sorry for yourself, which may cause challenges in your relationships because you are so sensitive. Your senses can deceive you because of your overdeveloped optimism and romanticism. Wearing rose-colored glasses, you want to believe the best about everything so truth and reality can really upset you. You usually have musical or artistic talent.
Nurturing Astrology: You are emotionally sympathetic, gentle and very sensitive to your own and the entire the human experience. Visualizing a beautiful world, romanticizing life and escaping reality is what makes you feel safe. If you can accept your deep sensitivity as the powerful intuitive guide that it is for you, while finding outlets to release what isn't yours to deal with, then you can create healthy emotional boundaries and safely love and dream with confidence.
The House of Your Moon - Where do get your needs met?
The House where your Moon resides for your Natal Chart reveals additional information on how and where you can best nurture yourself and can have your deepest needs met.
First House Moon: You are emotional, sensitive and changeable. Everything depends on how you feel, so you can tend to be moody. Once you overcome your basic timidity you can be very successful in the public. You are sensitive to your surroundings, are physically active and have a strong imagination. Your need to be recognized makes you eager to please, and resentful if your efforts are not appreciated.
Second House Moon: You seek emotional security through accruing possessions. This is a way of building up your self-esteem. You need to build up a set of personal values. You have shrewd business sense, but there will be many changes in your financial standing. Sometimes you can experience material gain through your mother or spouse. This is good placement for public and business contacts with women.
Third House Moon: You are dramatic, expressive, intellectually curious and retrospective creating an intriguing personality. You are restless, easily influenced by your environment and like to travel. You learn mostly by listening to others, and usually lack concentration, but have a good memory. You dislike routine.
Fourth House Moon: You are family, home and country-loving, intuitive, and nurturing. You have strong attachments to parents. You love to collect things, especially things around tradition or ancestry. You may move often in life, could be self-centered, and your motivating force is ‘me’ and ‘mine’.
Fifth House Moon: Your emotional expression is strong. You are romantic and in a constant search for pleasure may have many affairs and will have a fruitful marriage. You are a good parent, but may have a hard time letting go. You have a great deal of charm, creativity, suggesting a career in teaching, sports or theatre.
Sixth House Moon: You are a hard worker, considerate of others and expect others to be the same way. You may have many changes in occupation and would do well in any industry serving the public. You are a good cook and would do well in markets or restaurants. You have a strong inclination toward mothering.
Seventh House Moon: You are socially popular and interpersonal relationships are very important. You are sensitive and responsive to the needs of the public. You have trouble making a decision about marriage, and usually have many opportunities. You could marry early because of an emotional dependency or attract a sensitive or moody partner.
Eighth House Moon: You are intuitive. Affection, love and sex are very important to you. You have a need for security and money could come through partners or inheritance from family. Often you are involved with handling other people’s money. You are often psychic and interested in life and death matters.
Ninth House Moon: You are devoted to your ideas and develop your feelings through philosophy. The study of deeper things in life is important to you. You are imaginative and fond of travel. You can also be a roamer, restless and dreamy. You are a natural teacher in almost any field.
Tenth House Moon: Your success and reputation is very important to you. You need to work with the public in some way, with women or in fields related to women. Your feelings are dominated by your ambition and desire for advancement and you may experience several career changes. You will do well in areas of marketing, commodities, and shipping.
Eleventh House Moon: You are friendly, objective, unprejudiced and detached. You have a tendency to be a joiner and do well working in groups and organizations. You have many helpful friends and acquaintances with whom you have an easy rapport.
Twelfth House Moon: You are restless, shy, sensitive and don’t like strange surroundings. You need time alone to recharge your emotional batteries. You like to work in seclusion or isolation and can be self-sacrificing. You often live in a world of imagination.
Putting it all together...
Once you read both your Moon sign and house placement insight, sit in quiet contemplation and perhaps with a journal. Ask yourself and take note about what sensitivities resonate and which do not. The Moon offers powerful insight into the deepest, most sensitive parts of our nature and what we can do to take the best care of ourselves. And more importantly it can help us teach others about they way we need to be treated for our well being.
When you read your horoscope, always take into account your personal Moon nature, because this can certainly influence how any current energies play out for you specifically.