The MOOn says “I FEEL + I NEED.”
MOON IN ARIES
The Moon in Aries tends to denote a rather emotionally impulsive individual! The person with their Moon in Aries may express their access to the emotional sphere with certain tools: action-before-thought; an apparent baby-like neediness on the emotional level; a certain spark with direct confrontation emotionally; emotional assertiveness; and the like. People with their Moon in Aries may appear to have anger “issues;” however, and of course, this appearance of energy is not necessarily the case for the individual. Underneath it all, the Moon in Aries is really about a certain learning phase with emotional expression. It’s about turning water into fire – an alchemical process that wants to burn off the emotions as quickly as possible. The need for speedy movement in the emotional realm may show up as “fireworks” for some – think of a shooting star! Regardless, this type of energy is heavily dependent upon the overall amalgamation of energies in the unique chart.
MOON IN TAURUS
The Moon in Taurus tends to depict someone with the need for stability and security. The emotional realm is tied into the physical realm as this individual finds comfort emotionally when their physical world is in “order.” The Moon in Taurus individual needs to experience a lot of earthly pleasures (using their basic senses – particularly touch). They need to know they are safe, secure, and comfortable – and their emotions tend to be expressed harmoniously when they feel they “know” these things. Underneath all of that, though, the Moon in Taurus individual truly needs to experience and express love. They love material comforts – yet, money, stability and security are really rooted in the desire for self-love and love-of-others. Of course, the overall energetic expression of any individual with their Moon in Taurus is needed to fully understand their emotional needs – the general here is just that: general.
MOON IN GEMINI
The Moon in Gemini generally expresses its emotion through communication, duality and paradox. The emotions tend to get filtered through the intellect, monkey mind + gossip, and other mental states and processes. An individual with their Moon in Gemini will need to talk, think, talk, and then think and talk some more. Gemini is the first of the air triangle, and with the Moon there, the mind and emotion are linked in a certain form. Essentially, the Moon in Gemini individual will be in the beginning stages of uniting mind and emotion. Moreover, the mental function is connected to both Libra (balancing perspectives) and Virgo (second sign ruled by Mercury). What makes Gemini distinct is its focus on the duality of experience(s) – this is the “twins” sign. The next air sign, Libra, will tend to be more focused on peace and mediation after already intuitively gathering duality/paradox. Virgo will tend to be more focused on grounding the emotion – making it “practical.” The Moon in Gemini will simply be in the gathering-of-information stage; this energy lends itself to clear communication of emotion on a highly individualized level. Get your unique reading here!
MOON IN CANCER
The Moon in Cancer is at home! The Moon rules Cancer, so whenever the Moon actually shows up in Cancer for any individual, the energy flows without certain layers that other signs possess. The easiest way to understand the Moon in Cancer individual is to look to and understand a woman’s menstrual cycle. The Moon is linked with this cycle (28.5 days), and there is a certain ebb and flow for how emotions come up for expression. Each woman’s cycle is different, just as each individuals’ cycle of life is different; however, there is an underlying connection to the Moon and the tides for those born with this placement. Regardless of sex or gender, this energy tends to tell that the emotional needs are in aim of stabilization, peace, and inner harmony. Moon in Cancer natives want to feel free to express their emotions, but they also do so with an intent for internal calm. A particularly useful tool for these folks is to notice the cycles of the moon as it correlates to life/emotion in general. For women in particular, I recommend checking out this site!
MOON IN LEO
The Moon in Leo individual tends to hold dramatic energy! Drama, though, ought not be boxed into any “positive” or “negative” connotations whatsoever. Moon in Leo energy is about the next step in the cycle for fire energy: childlike enthusiasm, capturing individual light, performing and the arts, and creative self expression in general. This energy can show up in any actor/actress, musician/singer, poet, dancer, artist – whatever. It can also show up in the adult who has a strong child-centered mentality or Being. Some feel there is a difference between being childish and child-like…the Moon in Leo native may tend to express themselves in either or both forms. Regardless, the underlying energy to the Moon in Leo native is one of fun, play, and exuberance. It takes the emotional realm and expresses it at a highly personalized level – most often for others to notice and relate to somehow. It is not about recognition, generally; it is simply about being seen. There are always varying motives and needs to any individual, which can be further explored through individual chart reading. Ultimately, though, Moon in Leo energy wants to express its feelings on life to the fullest!
MOON IN VIRGO
The Moon in Virgo energy lends itself to grounding of both the mental and emotional realms. The Moon in Virgo native will tend to be highly “logical” with their emotional intake and output. The energy does not necessarily show up as aloof, but to the emotionally-oriented individual, a Moon in Virgo native may come across as highly analytical in their holding for emotional space. That is not to say that these types cannot hold the space for emotion – in fact, quite often, they are of service to self/others on any and all levels. They just seem to be oriented towards “fixing” things, so they may tend to jump to potential solutions without processing the actual emotional undercurrents first and foremost. Regardless, the person born with their Moon in Virgo will likely have other Mercurial energy lending aid to how they process and express emotion.
MOON IN LIBRA
The Moon in Libra tends to seek balance in their emotional expression. These natives will likely possess great mediator qualities, particularly when it comes to emotional disputes/battles. The individual with their Moon in Libra may express their access to the emotional realm with use of the mind/intellect and “proper” perspective. These types are quite charming since their emotional atmosphere caters to any and all expression of emotion; they simply want to talk shop and find equilibrium with whatever is brought forth. The Moon in Libra native can do this dance both internally and externally; however, they tend to seek engagement on this level through another person – particularly, and generally, some “special” someone. Ruled by Venus, these folks desire harmony, balance, and love in their emotional interactions. As an opposite sign to Aries (which can be more fire-y and combative), the Libra Moon energy tends to find its way out of fighting and into some sort of mutually beneficial compromise.
MOON IN SCORPIO
The Moon in Scorpio tends to desire intense interactions. The Moon in this water sign (outside of its natural home, Cancer), basically exacerbates that initial “home” of emotional expression. In other words, the Moon in Scorpio native might be indicative of someone that finds comfort in the intense, the transformative, the sexual, and the overall depth(s) to emotional exploration. While the Moon in Cancer individual seeks emotional equilibrium and peace, the Moon in Scorpio native tends to seek transformation of that supposed stability. This person may seem emotionally destructive in some form or another; however, the underlying intent is to totally exonerate the old and bond deeply with that something “new.” These individuals are quite emotionally-centered regardless. They want to get to the root of things for many particular reasons. Ultimately, the best way to understand and explore this type of energy is through a natal chart reading.
MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
The Moon in Sagittarius tends to portray the individual in need of space and freedom! The Moon in Sagittarius native may likely express their emotions through higher truths and ideals, through spirituality, through long-distance travel, and more. This energy is like a collaboration of Pisces, Leo, and Cancer energy in vision. How? Well, like Pisces, this energy is highly spiritual; the difference is that it is not necessarily centered in the realm of “oneness.” Instead, the Moon in Sagittarius person may need to be constantly stimulated with various possibilities and paths – it is the seeker (with the emotional realm driving things forward) of meaning and “higher source.” This energy is also like that of Leo in certain ways as they are both fire signs. The difference is that Sagittarius is the last fire sign of the zodiac; it has integrated and culminated how to alchemize fire and water (spirit and emotion) quite well. Interestingly, this energy holds a bit of those Cancer qualities in some ways too – while it does not necessarily seek the quiet solitude of “home,” it does tend to find its “home” in new cultural experiences, retreats and/or monasteries, and the like. The native with Moon in Sagittarius tends to be an ambivert emotionally; in other words, they will be with you, but they may need to take off and be elsewhere too!
MOON IN CAPRICORN
The Moon in Capricorn tends to be quite responsible with emotion. Many, many people outside of this energetic quality know that they are ultimately responsible for their emotional well-being; however, the Moon in Capricorn tends to live in this space. In fact, often times, these natives tend to take on others’ emotional worlds with some sense of responsibility there as well. Of course, this example is not always the case! While this emotional energy tends to lend itself to sacrifice and martyrdom, many individuals with placement in their natal chart simply know how to explore and build their emotional interactions with caution, discernment, and grace. The Moon in Capricorn native will certainly be a “rock” when it comes to emotion; at the same time, they may appear to be stoic, serious, or emotionally-void all together. Overall, this Moon energy depends on other components to the individual’s blueprint and Being. Ruthlessness and a lack of “big-picture” energy can show us Capricorn’s detriments. Still, these types understand the emotional qualities and undercurrents that come with a steady climb to any and all peaks.
MOON IN AQUARIUS
The Moon in Aquarius individual is definitely that: an individual! In a specific type of paradox to its opposite sign (Leo), the Moon in Aquarius native may be prone to aloofness, detachment, and a type of scientific-like emotional expression. Yet, there seems to be an identifiable uniqueness of emotional expression as well. While the individual with their Moon in Leo may appear to collect drama somehow, the individual with their Moon in Aquarius may experience drama more objectively. This energy is connected with archetypes like the loner, the outcast, the alien, and the eccentric. In relationship, this energy tends to show up in similarly unconventional (yet quite progressive) forms: long-distance relationships, open marriages, polyamorous relationships, etc. Regardless, and for the Moon in Aquarius native, there is an emotional desire for something “out-of-the-norm” – whether in relationship to Self and/or Other.
MOON IN PISCES
The Moon in Pisces native is highly sensitive to the emotional realm. Pisces energy, in general, tends to absorb its environment; the Moon in Pisces tends to absorb its emotional environment more acutely. Individuals with their Moon in Pisces are generally highly intuitive; if there are other energies that shift that in their natal chart, they tend to be (at the very least) around others or seeking others with that same type of energy. They NEED this energy – it is not only part of their emotional make-up, but also it is apart of their spiritual path somehow. Well, at least that’s how it tends to get funneled into their Being. The individual with their Moon in Pisces will certainly understand your emotional world. They tend to feel like “all is One,” and in their emotional expression, they may appear to play mirror to you somehow. Take note: these types may see “all as One,” but at the same time, they may or may not be capable of truly connecting with you on a purely individual level! Still, somehow, this is truly an empathetic and sympathetic placement for the Moon to express its energies.