What Are The Different Moon Signs And Their Meanings?

Find out your moon signs and compatibility for relationships

By Madiha A.
What Are The Different Moon Signs And Their Meanings?

Horoscope: Sun and moon signs

Horoscope is a forecast of a person’s future depicting specific circumstances and characteristics of their personality based on the positions of stars, sun, moon, and planets at the time of a specific moment i.e. a person’s birth. The word horoscope is derived from two Greek words horo meaning time and scoops meaning observer. Horoscope is also called astrological chart, natal chart, celestial map, sky map, star chart, radix and chart wheel. Many newspapers and magazines specifically carry columns dedicated to horoscope which readers love to read. After all, how can someone deny the pleasure they feel knowing about what the future holds for them. Most newspapers only mention the positive horoscope aspects and put the negatives aside to improve the liking of their paper among its readers.

Sun Signs

The sign where the sun is placed at the time of a person’s birth is called sun signs. Every person has a different sun sign. There are twelve different zodiac sun signs. Star signs are also called sun signs. The name of these twelve sun signs is Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius. Sun signs are the most common form of astrology found in newspapers, magazines, and columns. Some of these signs are quite famous among people due to the qualities they transfer to the person bearing that specific sign. You can know about another person’s weaknesses, real strengths, abilities, and talents just by getting to know their sun signs. Here are some sun signs along with two of the personality traits they carry: Aries are usually confident and adventurous people, Taurus is over sensitive and strong beings, Gemini is communicative and superficial and Cancer is devoted and moody people.

Moon Signs

Moon zodiac signs are completely different from sun zodiac signs. A moon sign can be calculated using a person’s birth date but it results in completely different signs from that of sun signs. Moon signs are capable of revealing a lot of information about your personality, intuition, and emotions. There are certain needs of a specific moon sign which need to be met, if they are not met, the person cannot go on. If these needs are met nicely you will feel a sense of deep security, just the way a baby feels when cradled by his mother. Everyone needs to feel that way every once in a while but very few people admit this fact. This sense of security belongs to different things for everyone according to their moon sign. There are 12 moon signs which are named Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.

How to Find Your Moon Sign?

The sign where the moon is placed at the time of a person’s birth is called a moon sign. Moon signs are also called sidereal zodiac. Moon signs are similar in names to sun signs but these two are completely different things. Moon signs are the second most important influence in your horoscope after the sun signs because they represent your emotions and inner mood. Moon signs are the innermost reflections of your personality. Moon signs determine who a person is and how they interact with their surroundings. They primarily work together with your sun signs to shape your personality.

The moon changes its signs after every 2 to 2 and a half days. At times it stays in the same sign just for a single day. So by studying moon signs, we get to know more closely about psychological, physical and supernatural influences on our mind more closely. Moon depicts a person’s true inner self. Moon holds a prominent place in verdict astrology because they believe that it affects our life more closely than any other planet.

How you can know about your moon sign is a question that might arise in your mind after reading this much about moon signs. Moon signs can be calculated using your birth date, day, year, time in exact hours and minutes and the zone you were born in. You can obviously not calculate your moon sign yourself this can only be done by astrology professionals. However, if you don’t wish to go to an astrologer to know about your moon sign then you can always take help from the internet because there are many websites that are offering moon sign calculators for free. You just have to fill in all the required fields with correct information and the website will calculate your moon sign for you for free. Just keep one thing in mind that you need to fill in all the fields with the exact information otherwise you won’t get the right results. Sometimes the results that you get from online websites are not accurate because they don’t offer services from highly qualified professionals.

If you wish to get the accurate results then you must go to an authentic astrology professional and ask about your moon sign. They will then ask about the relevant information and calculate your moon sign. You will obviously have to pay them for their service. But the result that you will get from them will be accurate.

The Different Moon Signs, Meaning and Compatibility

There are twelve different moon signs and each of them has different meanings. Every sign carries different personality traits, habits, instincts and emotions which are transferred to the person withholding it. Here I am going to discuss 12 different moon signs along with their meaning and compatibility.

1. Moon in Aries

People with the moon in Aries go through a lot of ups and downs. They confront all the problems right away so that they can then get on with other things in life. They are the most peaceful folks to live with.

They are compatible with Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries.

2. Moon in Taurus

These people are quite strong-willed and earthy. They are quite romantic beings. In relationships, they don’t usually recognize their partner’s need for growth or change. They protect themselves and their interests. Because of their personality traits, they are compatible with Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus.

3. Moon in Gemini

Gemini’s are usually pleasant and witty people. But at times with family, they can be a little irritating. Nervousness is quite a common trait of this sign. They feel comfortable in crowds and are quite social and friendly. Besides their sign mates, they are compatible with Libra and Aquarius.

4. Moon in Cancer

They seek a sense of familiarity and security in everything they do. They are peace loving souls. They are accommodating and devoted. They dwell on hurts longer than other people. These people are exceptionally funny. Their compatible moon signs are Scorpio, Pisces and Cancer.

5. Moon in Leo

They are not outgoing people. They like to be the center of attention among family and friends. They love to create new things and entertain other people. They possess a strong sense of justice. People having Leo moon sign are most compatible with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

6.    Moon in Virgo

They love running errands of daily life. They love to feel useful. They don’t like to be in the spotlight. They appreciate simplicity in life. They are trustworthy and reliable people. In relationships, they act like the kind ones. They are compatible with Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo.

7. Moon in Libra

They have a strong need for partnership and without a partner, they feel extremely incomplete. That is why people with the moon in Libra get into relationships quite young. Both men and women with this sign are quite charming. They feel most comfortable with people having Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius moon signs.

8. Moon in Scorpio

They find comfort in material things. They seek for intense experiences. Being in meaningless relationships is not their cup of tea. They either want all or nothing. Moon in Scorpio people radiates strength. People having Scorpio moon sign are compatible with Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio sign bearers. 

9. Moon in Sagittarius

They love their personal space and freedom. They are quite easygoing folks. They love to travel and meet new people. They are quite helpful spirits. They are extraordinarily upbeat and cheerful. They also enjoy friendly competitions.
They are compatible with Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius. 

10. Moon in Capricorn

People with the moon in Capricorn love to feel useful and productive. They stay cool-headed. They look for security and safety in whatever they do. They are calm and cool people. They stay quite hard on themselves. They keep their emotions in full control. They make the perfect match for Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

11. Moon in Aquarius

They are quite good observers. They love to analyze human nature. They are usually loners at heart. Their strongest desire is to stay independent. They are cool-headed and detached people. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are the most compatible moon signs for Aquarians. 

12. Moon in Pisces

Their sense of humor is a bit odd. They stay connected with all the nuances. It’s quite easy to get them in fits of laughter. They rely mostly on their intuition. They are softhearted and extremely sweet people. They are compatible with Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces.

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Sun and moon signs are determined by the time a person is born. Astrological signs play a vital role in shaping a person’s personality traits, lifestyle choices, and relationships. Future events of a person’s life can also be predicted by studying the positions of stars.
It isn’t like if an astrologer has predicted that you will fail a particular exam in the future so you stop studying for that exam. It doesn’t work like that, God never overlooks a person’s hard work, so whatever is in your signs, if you strive hard enough to get your goals, no force will be able to interfere in your success. And if your signs show success in your future and you don’t work hard enough to steal it there are no chances of you being successful.

The same goes for relationships. These predictions sometimes turn out to be quite true and sometimes they don’t. It may predict that a certain relationship will work or not but it all comes down to the effort you put into a relationship. The commitment, loyalty, love, and honesty are the determining factors along with the perfect alignment of stars.