What Your Moon Sign Is And How It Affects Your Zodiac Sign

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What Is Your Moon Sign?

You're probably familiar with your sun sign, which is your horoscope sign. Here's how the moon sign comes into play.

You may hear a whole lot about your zodiac sign and horoscope. You may even know a ton about your sign and feel as though you are well educated with all the ins and outs. But what some people don't realize is that it's not the only sign that plays a part in our personality. We all actually have a moon sign as well. Your moon sign is determined by where the moon was when you were born. 

The moon sign helps to shape all of your emotions and your soul. It shines a light on your deepest needs and desires. It showcases your securities with your emotions.  That sounds pretty deep. How do most people not know about this?

Probably because it is a little tricky to figure out. The moon moves quite quickly from different signs every 2-3 days. A Virgo born on September 17 could be completely different from a Virgo born on September 20. 

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Your moon sign plays a part into how strongly your Sun sign is expressed. You can be a fiery Leo but have a mellow Capricorn moon, which means you'd have some fast-paced and aggressive instincts that are toned down by the calming influence of Capricorn. Or if you have double a water sign, like a Cancer sun and Scorpio moon, your traits might actually be magnified. With double trouble in the water category, your emotions and sensitivities might be extra intuitive. 

Moon signs are also a great way to figure out if you are truly compatible since they are based mainly on emotions. Having the same or similar elements in your moon sign are great determining factors when taking compatibility into consideration. 

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Read on to find out what each signs moon sign means, and figure out what your moon sign is.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries moon is ruled by Mars, the planet of aggression and war. With that being said, an Aries moon can be a little... well, moody. They can get frustrated easily and create a lot of damage when they are angry. But having strong emotions like that can be a plus when they feel passionate about a cause. They will fight tooth and nail for what they believe in.

The Aries moon also needs outlets for all of this emotional energy. Anything extremely active is great for them. Relationship-wise, Aries moon will need a lot of independence. They do not want to feel inhibited by anything. If they do they will run for the hills and not look back. 

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

The Taurus moon sign is grounded and down to earth. They enjoy the quality of life but not quite in a superficial way. They crave and exude security. They want to work hard and reap the benefits of their labor by living in security and comfortable surroundings. They are ruled by Venus the planet of decadence and beauty so wanting luxury comes naturally to them.

When it comes to relationships, the sign of the Bull rings true. They are in it for the long haul and invest a ton of time and energy into making their relationships work. They are a constant that you can depend on and they will not falter or stand for anything less. 

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

The Gemini moon sign is the life of the party. The love to socialize and love to talk! They seem to have an energy that just comes naturally and never seem to need to recharge their batteries. Being hilarious and constantly getting to be the jokester is what they live for.

When expressing their emotions, Geminis are quite good with a pen and paper. Getting all of their ideas out there an expressing them to other is their jam. And they are quite good at it. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury which is a little mischevious *giggle, giggle*. But also being the sign of the twin a Gemini moon will always be looking for their partner in crime. In relationships, they want a partner that seems to naturally compliment them and all their characteristics. However, it can be a bit difficult for Gemini to make up their mind when it comes to their emotions. So talking everything out (or writing it down to give to someone) is greatly beneficial. 

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

The Cancer moon sign is all about comfort. They want to feel at ease at all times and get a little emotional if this is not the case. To them their home is sacred. They value making their home feel cozy and welcoming. A perfect weekend for them would be ordering some Chinese food, drinking wine and cozying up watching their favorite movie. Their inner circle is extremely important to them. Their closest loved ones are treasured in their heart. They love to take care of those loved ones and spoil them with all of their love.

With a Cancer moon, being appreciated is like getting an award. They love doing for others but feel very satisfied when that gets noticed. They are ruled by the moon which we have found out in the past few paragraphs governs our emotions. Therefore Cancer moons are EXTREMELY in touch with theirs. Having an emotional outlet especially with a partner is key for them. They need an outlet for all of their intuitiveness. 

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

The Leo moon sign might as well have been born with a spotlight always on them. Because that is how they feel! They are so theatrical they deserve to move to Hollywood. They are strong and proud and they do not care who knows it. People automatically can feel their confidence and admire it. They aren't afraid of being a bit dramatic, they just call it flair. They are creative and need healthy ways to harness all of that energy. Being performers comes quite naturally to them, and they are damn good at it. They can sometimes be a bit... uhhh, diva-ish, but once they realize that they can come back down to earth. Being ruled by the sun (which is also known as the essence of "self"), it is no wonder they are that way.

When it comes to relationships, being the sign of the Lion means that they are loyal. Leos do love themselves but when you are in their pack they are ferocious to anyone who tries to harm you. Leos are empowering and want to empower who they love as well. 

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

The Virgo moon sign may as well be a team of people instead of an individual because that's how hard a Virgo moon works. They have the tenacity of ten people in one beating heart. They love to help others by using that energy as well. A Virgo moon is a great therapist for their friends as well. People naturally feel at ease talking to them with their calming nature. They want to help the people they love through any hard times in their life. But in turn, they need a sort of balance and order in their own life to feel at ease.

Ruled by Mercury, meticulous ways are natural for them. They clean because they feel complete by doing it. By having this mindset, health is also very important to them. They want a clean outside and a clean inside. They are also very keen on details and can even sometimes be hung up on them. A Virgo moon always strives to be the best and is not afraid to work to get them. When it comes to relationships they want to motivate their partners and friends as well. Can they be neurotic at times? Yes. Unstoppable? Hell yeah. 

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Being the sign of the scales, harmony is big for the Libra moon sign. They do not want any chaos in their life — they want balance. When searching for a partner they will openly seek out that balance. With that craving for balance in their relationship, it is easy to see why they crave that same harmony within themselves.

Arguments and conflicts pay a big part in disrupting that peace they want. They choose to be diplomatic and try to be fair in all aspects of their life. They can be known to be impartial and neutral. Wanting no bumps in the road allows them to try to open up their minds to both sides of an argument. They are the Switzerland of zodiac signs.

They are ruled by Venus, the paramount for beauty and aesthetic in life. Being surrounded by beauty in all aspects of their life is what makes them content. If they could, they would paint the world yellow and have butterflies and rainbows be the backdrop. 

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Passion and intensity are two huge descriptors of the Scorpio moon sign. Desire is their middle name and they are go-getters who always try to strive for exactly what they want. In regards to love, a Scorpio moon has a strong sexual urge to feel desired. Anything less to them is simply not acceptable. They have a clear idea of what they need and they do not stop for anything until they get it. They are as intense as a fire and hopefully, you won't get burned.

Security is HUGE to them. A Scorpio cannot have any type of relationship with you if they do not trust you. Any doubts are huge problems to them. They are not shy when expressing their emotions, no matter how extreme or raw they are. Ruled by Pluto the biggest problem they run into when trying to express their emotions is by not being able to do it through words. When that becomes tough for them they can become a bit secluded. They need to try and find an outlet to get out of this emotional rut. 

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

The sky is the limit! To a Sagittarius moon, the world is their oyster and they are ready to take it in full force. They see life through rose-colored glasses and are always able to optimistic even in the worst of times. Their favorite color may as well be silver because they love silver linings.

A Sagittarius moon needs freedom and can not stand being confined. This can be tricky when it comes to relationships because being tied down can sometimes make them anxious and restless. Having a sense of adventure and freedom makes them unstoppable at times. But if they end up in a relationship that is positive and has room to grow they are in it for the long haul. Ruled by Jupiter they crave wisdom and truth. They want to explore the world and gain all the knowledge they can from different cultures, people, and ways of life. 

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

The Capricorn moon means business. With high ambitions and an even higher sense of self-discipline, they are unstoppable at reaching their goals. Their strive for success is impressive and they do it as though its easy to them. However, at times their responsibilities can get in the way of what their heart truly desires. This also means that asking for what they really want can be a challenge for them. This can become frustrating and their emotions can take a little dip.

But being ruled by Saturn the teacher, they are able to delve deep into their minds and get themselves out of their own head. They are grounded, and being an earth symbol surely shows in their actions. They may seem a little hardcore and intense on the outside. But on the inside, they are considerate and intuitive. They crave structure and stability and feel truly at peace when that have that in life. Especially in their relationships. 

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Those with the Aquarius moon sign are true innovators. They love to think progressively and about the future. They see every day in the life as an opportunity to grow intellectually. They are fueled by that. The interesting thing about an Aquarius moon is that they are able to almost shut off their feelings (or at least able to resist feeling them). They take their feelings and observe them as ideas instead of emotions. When it comes to relationships, it takes some time but they can become more emotional.

They seek out edgy and almost dangerous risks. To them, the adrenaline makes them feel alive. Being ruled by spontaneous Uranus it is no wonder they are that way. The age of Aquarius is always every day and they love to seize the moment. To them, life is interesting at every moment and they do not want to miss a second of it. 

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

A Pisces moon is an enigma. Mysterious and sensitive with more layers in their emotions than an onion. They are also sometimes even caught up in their own head when their emotions get the best of them. They are creative so what they cannot put into words, they express in different outlets. They are dreamers and romantics. To them, everything in life is a little dramatic. But above all, they are compassionate and selfless.

In relationships, these qualities are quite apparent. They can get a bit carried away but always find their way back. To them the people they are closest too are extremely important. They are ruled by Neptune which is the symbol of two fish swimming in the opposite direction. With that symbol, it is easy to see why there is such an ebb and flow in their life. Their moods can shift but their integrity is constant.

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Molly Given is a writer and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she's not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world