In Astrology the Moon is an important part of your birth chart
as it influences your emotional and instinctive behaviour.
As well as being in a particular sign, the Moon in your chart will
be in a phase as shown below in eight types. This is followed
by details of the Moon in the 12 different signs, so page down
and read on!
New Moon type - the Moon less than 45º ahead of the Sun.
The position of the Moon in your chart shows that you respond to those around you in an
instinctive, subjective and often impulsive way, giving the impression that you are not
quite in touch with reality. You will need to find your true self to make the best use of
Crescent Moon type - the Moon from 45º to 90º ahead of the Sun.
The position of the Moon in your chart shows that you feel that the new should replace
the old and you are compelled to take action to ensure obstacles against this are
removed. By taking action you are able to believe in yourself and your abilities.
First Quarter type - the Moon 90º to 135º ahead of the Sun.
The position of the Moon in your chart shows that you feel you have the strength to
promote new ideals to those around you and even to become forceful in order to achieve
your aims. You will prefer constructive activity and see it as a way of laying foundations for
Gibbous Moon type - the Moon 135º to 180º ahead of the Sun.
The position of the Moon in your chart shows that you feel the need to give much
attention to your personal growth and development. You see this as a way for you to
contribute something of value to society which is in line with your understanding of the
bigger picture in life.
Full Moon type - the Moon 180º to 135º behind the Sun.
The position of the Moon in your chart shows that you have a clear view of reality and the
ability to (subconsciously) develop your own spiritual growth. You are most likely to
become aware of this and feel its positive effects when you have become able to break
away from the past.
Disseminating type - the Moon 135º to 90º behind the Sun.
The position of the Moon in your chart shows that you have a great desire to pass on the
knowledge you have gained to those around you. You may become involved in a cause
that you feel very strongly about, but you should take care not to become fanatical
otherwise your message to others may not get through.
Last Quarter type - the Moon 90º to 45º behind the Sun.
The position of the Moon in your chart shows that you have the ability to convert ideas
into something that will be of use to those around you. These ideas will most probably
come through some type of conflict you feel within yourself or with society as a whole.
Your appearance of inflexibility will be compensated for by your strong sense of humour.
Balsamic Moon type - the Moon less than 45º behind the Sun.
The position of the Moon in your chart shows that you are more inclined to look to the
future for better times and with a feeling that they most certainly result from your actions
in the present. Dwelling on the past will not be part of your nature as you look ahead in a
Fortuna - This is not a phase of the Moon but a point that is calculated from the
positions of the Sun, Moon and Ascendant. It shows where you find your
NOTE: you will need your time of birth to be able to find your Moon sign.
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MOON IN ARIES
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Aries your reactions will be quick and assertive, but this
should be seen as positive as you will not allow emotional problems to fester. You have an active mind and what you are thinking is often quickly
verbalised with little forethought. If you regret what you’ve said in haste you will make amends in a way that depends on the characteristics of your
Sun sign or Ascendant. Because you trust your senses you make quick decisions based on your feelings and perceptions that you act upon
immediately without giving time to reason or planning. Your instinctive need for quick action means you may be accident-prone but also that your
reactions in dangerous situations are excellent. However, if you become angry you can be aggressive which may reduce your otherwise safe driving
Your emotional nature means you are very open to new ideas and are highly self-motivated with a strong drive for success. You are enthusiastic,
independent and encourage independence in others, but you are also somewhat naïve in the way you see each day as a new adventure. Your lack of
emotional discipline may result in difficulty with superiors as your temperament can be uneven and make you liable to flare up at the slightest
provocation. Sudden outbursts of temper are possible as you insist on having your own way with no interference from others. Your senses are so
quick that you may appear pushy at times and seen as a bit of a rebel. Despite this and the fact that you do not always play by the rules, you are
suitable for positions of leadership and authority.
You make an excellent partner but can become easily bored so need excitement and adventure. Because you are emotionally such an individual you
naturally put yourself first and find it hard to give in or compromise, which can often be seen as selfish. But it is really hard for you to accept someone
else’s point of view. You see just about everything as a challenge and everyone as an opponent, so when it comes to finding a romantic partner you
need someone worthy of this position who will stand up to you. People are attracted to you because you express a joy of living and are self-reliant. But
because you can be emotionally detached from people around you it is hard for you to ask for help, even if you need it. When you do get advice you
rarely follow it anyway. You feel with your ego and sometimes get too assertive but this may be to hide some insecurity. Only those that know you very
well will realise you do have a quick temper.
To make the most of your emotional and instinctive reactions, you need to learn to control your impulsive tendencies and become more decisive. This
will help you to grasp situations fully for your own benefit, but you do need to learn patience and understanding when dealing with people slower than
yourself. Also, outdoor exercise and sport are extremely important to your general well-being.
MOON IN TAURUS
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Taurus your emotional happiness depends on a stable
home life with many possessions and the material comforts of life. You tend to be a collector of the things that in your view make up the good life and
you find it hard to settle for anything less. Your instinct will be to protect your material and emotional security from any threat of disruption. Although
you are practical, conventional and approach life with common sense, you can also become possessive that may sometimes be hard to control. As
well as your fondness for wealth you have an inborn understanding of the material world and this is likely to result in a successful business sense or a
gift for making money. Also, your sense of good taste means you are a natural for interior design.
This is a stable position for the Moon creating slow but full reactions and emotional responses. Being easygoing and even-tempered makes you a
steady companion and a devoted friend. You are also sentimental and naturally timid. As a lover you are loyal, affectionate and demonstrative with a
sensual, down to earth enjoyment of sex. Your emotional wellbeing depends on physical contact but you can sometimes be quite self-indulgent. You
generally have strong senses, with your touch and taste being highly developed. You are not really bothered by little annoyances and you don’t anger
easily. Arguing is definitely not your thing as you believe in loving not fighting. Unfortunately, your strong sense of ownership may extend to your
partner and it is important for you to realise that love or your lover can not be bought or owned.
You have deep powers of concentration with a determined and methodical temperament. Your outlook and ideas are conventional and fixed so you
should try to avoid becoming narrow minded. If change is forced on you your immediate reaction will be total stubbornness. Stress is likely to make
you gain weight as you eat for comfort and this is understandable as you have a love of food in normal circumstances anyway. Music, art and
literature will have a soothing and calming effect on you and even if you don’t sing, you probably have a pleasant speaking voice.
MOON IN GEMINI
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Gemini your reactions will be to speak up and this is
possible because you are never lost for words. You have a natural ability to respond verbally and you express yourself quickly from an early age. This
makes you quite a chatterbox. When confronted with multiple tasks you show your versatility by taking them all on at once and the thought of
prioritising doesn’t enter your head. You have an easygoing and happy personality with light emotions that make you articulate, adaptable, flexible
You like people and they like you. Being friendly, gregarious and sociable you are likely to have lots of friends, lovers and acquaintances. Your highly
developed sense of humour makes you fun to be around. Communication with people is important to you and you know how to play up to others to get
what you want, including romantic partners. But you don’t tend to form strong emotional attachments or get deeply involved romantically because
freedom is important to you and you don’t want to be restricted by emotional demands. You need variety, novelty and want to do a lot of different
things before you settle down to have a family. The intimate contact of the moment is what interests you and having your own home is not necessarily
one of your goals in life.
With a tendency to feel with your mind, your responses are quick and you are able to learn rapidly. Having an alert mind, you are attracted to all types
of mental stimulation with spoken and written communication of particular interest to you. You also achieve emotional satisfaction from scientific
pursuits. Being a lifelong student you want to learn a little about everything and your restless nature is always searching for something new.
Sometimes you appear superficial because you lack real perseverance and constantly jump from one project to another, when actually you are torn
apart by changing feelings. Your moods are very changeable and cause you to be nervous much of the time. But along with this you are able to be a
little shrewd when you want to be. This attribute is quite pronounced because your senses serve your intellect rather than your emotions. The result is
an ability for dispassionate observation and reasoning. You are also able to find practical solutions to domestic problems. Travel and outdoor
activities, such as walking, will have a therapeutic effect on your nature. Digestive problems are possible or asthma due to nervous strain or tension.
MOON IN CANCER
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Cancer you are emotionally sensitive and protective. This
position of the Moon adds great depth, sensitivity and intensity to your feeling nature. You have a sociable, adaptable, imaginative, emotional and
changeable temperament. Your immediate and instinctive reaction will be one of defensiveness in any situations where you feel even the slightest bit
threatened. To protect yourself you put up a barrier to hide your true feelings and strong emotions. With a natural ability to sense the thoughts and
feelings of others, you tend to trust your intuition but this makes you prone to emotional upsets. Picking up negative vibrations can make you quite
suspicious and distrusting of people outside your family unit. This will add to your feelings of apprehension about matters not under your own
Domestic, family and home life will be important to your emotional well-being. Apart from your family you also give importance to material belongings,
money, the family home and tradition. You need to feel secure and a tendency to hoard is often your security blanket. You are highly intuitive and
creative with a strong drive for recognition and acceptance. Your heart rules your head and making rational detached decisions can be difficult for
you. With an excellent memory you remember everything and this has its good and bad side. Brooding and moodiness can cause problems in
relationships, but generally you are romantic, gentle and peaceful.
Your love of family and home is extremely strong and you strive to protect and nurture them. But your imagination may need to be controlled to some
extent to avoid any unnecessary worry about those close to you. Despite this, you make an excellent and loving parent. Because your family instincts
are very strong your upbringing will have a powerful effect on your adult life. You are likely to have some ability for acting, music, painting or poetry
and some leaning towards mediumship or mysticism is possible. Swimming and other water pursuits will have a therapeutic effect upon your nature.
Any stress or tension will manifest itself in skin problems and you should definitely protect your skin when out in the sun.
MOON IN LEO
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Leo your reactions will be straightforward, confident,
cheerful and optimistic. You have a positive outlook on life, powerful emotions with a strong desire and ability to lead others. The Moon in Leo
suggests a proud, honourable, generous, honest, warm-hearted, faithful and somewhat dramatic emotional nature. You are fond of luxury, pleasure,
speculation, fine clothes and the opposite sex. You are like the benevolent monarch, having a great sense of charity and being a rather generous
person. You have the ideal temperament for managerial posts and other positions of authority, especially those that bring you into the public limelight
in some way. You require the appreciation and admiration of others to feel emotionally secure. Because you thrive on constant attention and have a
dramatic tendency you are a natural performer and entertainer. This type of behaviour was probably encouraged during your childhood when you
may have been somewhat spoilt. However, it is possible that your air of confidence and need to be the centre of attention may just be to cover up
shyness. You are also a flirt and expect a response from the object of your flirtations.
Your natural instinct is to take over as you believe that you can do anything as well or better than anyone else. This makes you appear bossy despite
being naturally happy and enthusiastic. But you are able to inspire others and can be relied on to take control in an emergency. You get deeply and
emotionally involved with all that you do, producing a real flair for creative ability. This is probably expressed through your home as you are good with
colour and may have a gift for interior design. You want your home to be a show place, it is your castle, and you have a tendency to try to impress
others with your fine lifestyle. The Moon in Leo does add a love of luxury and a certain nobility to your persona.
You are a social animal as well as a loving and very devoted parent or boss. Because you need respect, you can't cope with someone stepping on
your pride. You may find it hard to back down or accept any sort of a compromise. You have powerful imagination and intuition that should be allowed
expression through any suitable art form. Music, poetry and painting will have a soothing and therapeutic effect upon your nature.
MOON IN VIRGO
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Virgo your reactions will be reserved and kept to yourself,
so you may appear a little cold, detached or prudish. You are not unemotional but find it difficult to express or understand what you feel and you can
be easily hurt because of this. You are inclined to be introverted, shy or lacking self-confidence so need encouragement and appreciation. Although
you have trouble understanding other people's feelings, motivations or intentions you have a desire to serve and show how much you care about
loved ones by doing things for them in a practical and useful way. Despite your shyness you like to do things your way and can be quite
temperamental at times, even argumentative. When nervous or challenged you tend to become very talkative but you are also able to react very
quickly in these situations. This makes you excellent in any type of debate or argument. You may also be inclined to gossip or be critical of family
This position of the Moon increases your mental abilities and you tend to follow your intellect rather than your intuition. You have a good memory and
a fondness for learning, but only where you can put what you’ve learnt to practical use. You are shrewd and have a good business sense but your
analytical ability and meticulous attention to detail means you can become quite fussy about minor details. This also applies to your self-analysis
where you think even your slightest faults are major personality defects that will affect the way other people see you.
Whether you are in a relationship or not, you enjoy doing things for other people and you have a natural ability to take care of someone who is in
need of help. You never shy away from such responsibility and always react to even the most difficult situations in a common-sense manner. You live
in the real world and see things as they really are. Health and diet matters are very important to you as are personal and domestic cleanliness. You
like your immediate environment to be neat and tidy. Being prone to worry means that you are susceptible to stomach upsets or digestive problems.
Travel, music, poetry and painting will have a soothing and therapeutic effect upon your nature. You have a natural literary talent that should be
expressed in some way and not ignored.
MOON IN LIBRA
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Libra you are emotionally tolerant and gentle. You have a
courteous and agreeable disposition that attracts many friends. The approval of others is important for your emotional well-being. You are even-
tempered, well-mannered, broad-minded, friendly and adaptable. Because you are fond of people and don’t like being alone for very long, you have
an active social life. You have an immediate charm and often display slow, relaxed speech.
You don’t like disputes or arguments and because you are naturally diplomatic you instinctively identify with the point of view of the other person to
bring back balance and harmony. You have a natural ability to listen to other people’s problems in a way that relaxes and calms the situation. This is
because you remain relaxed yourself and so make others feel at ease. Decision making is not your strong point as you can see both sides of every
issue and rely too much on others to decide for you. You readily sacrifice your own wishes to keep the peace. People will often take advantage of you
because you find it difficult to be assertive and are too willing to compromise. Despite this, you are a good planner as well as ambitious and have a
good mind for great ideas even if you have no real ability to put them into action.
When it comes to romance you are more likely to follow your head than your heart. This may be because you are concerned with what other people
think and so end up doing what is socially acceptable. This makes you rather conventional and conservative in your romantic and social activities.
Your ideal partner will provide stability rather than passion or excitement and you tend to settle with one special person rather than playing the field.
You are devoted and faithful to your partner and will spend a great deal of your time catering to their needs. If you have any disagreements your
immediate reaction is to make amends. You need domestic harmony and the downside of this is that you may wait until it is too late to solve problems
within your relationship. With your refined nature you love art, music and poetry that all have a soothing and therapeutic effect on you. When it comes
to art you are probably more attracted to symmetry than the totally abstract.
MOON IN SCORPIO
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Scorpio your reactions will be intense, secretive and
passionate. You have a firm, determined, positive, energetic, self-reliant and self-assured disposition. You are well able to stand alone and fight your
own battles. Being highly sensitive your strong emotional and sensual desires could overpower you at times. This is something you must learn to
handle. You can, on occasion, be abrupt or plainspoken and need to avoid the tendency to be possessive, jealous, or to hold grudges with a view to
Despite being highly secretive your emotions are instantly available for expression so your instinctive response to challenging situations is strong.
However, this means that you are likely to overreact and any outbursts will surprise those on the receiving end. Very few people really know very
much about what goes on inside you because you never reveal yourself entirely. Your intuition is very strong and you have an excellent memory but
this is not always an advantage as you remember all past events, even those that would be better forgotten. Judging other people is something you
do too quickly and you rarely give them a second chance if you receive negative vibrations from them. If someone wrongs you they should beware as
you are vindictive and always aim to get even.
You enjoy the company of the opposite sex and are fond of the good things of life. However, despite being the most passionate and sensuous of the
signs, your need to dominate can cause problems in relationships. You are proud, often moody and impatient. You throw yourself so completely into a
relationship that when it ends you are totally devastated. Your temperament is well-suited to hard work, motivating others and getting things done.
You have an executive ability and are very determined to achieve your goals. But you are also inclined to be a bully with a natural cruel streak,
particularly in the treatment of criminals.
MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Sagittarius your reactions will be optimistic, restless and
positive. Because you are interested in both learning and spreading knowledge you are a natural teacher or preacher. You enjoy being stretched
intellectually and because of this you may appear more knowledgeable than you really are. You are open and friendly but also outspoken and you
often speak before you think. You are naturally impatient and value both physical and mental freedom above all else. Making many changes in your
life comes naturally to you and on impulse you will change your home, career or anything else that has become static. Problems do not bother you
because you thrive on challenges believing that things will turn out for the best, and they usually do. But your blind optimism can cloud your common-
sense and you do not always learn from your mistakes.
You are comfortable with yourself and in control of your life but you tend to be naive socially as you treat everyone the same. Your friendly nature
ensures you have many friends but not many who know you really well. Deep emotional relationships are not likely but you are romantic, affectionate
and enthusiastic. Your need to be free means you are not comfortable with heavy emotional demands as they make you feel trapped and you are
then likely to end the relationship. You need a partner who is your equal who will socialise and go places with you. Physical possessions can also
make you feel tied down so you may resist buying your own home. You may even see having children as a threat to your freedom, but if you do settle
down, your children will be treated more like friends and discipline may be lacking.
You are naturally intuitive and subjects like religion, mysticism or spirituality will interest you. Travel and adventure are strong urges for you and
because of your restless energy you need and a good deal of exercise. You also need to watch your weight due to your tendency to overindulge in
food and drink that may lead to liverishness. Philosophy, music and reading will have a soothing and therapeutic effect upon your nature.
MOON IN CAPRICORN
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Capricorn your reactions will be cool, calm and reliable.
Being reserved, serious and cautious you find it hard to express your emotions so may appear to distance yourself from others. Unfortunately, this
makes you seem cold, unfeeling or aloof. But your excellent and often dry sense of humour softens this effect. You have a responsible, influential,
shrewd and persevering nature although, on occasion, you can be calculating, manipulative and show a total disregard for the feelings of others. The
way you react is because you are focussed on achieving security, stability, status and position. You work hard and accept responsibility almost to
prove your worth as an individual. Because you are determined, ambitious and have an abundance of practical ability you will become successful in
your chosen field of expertise. You are temperamentally suited to positions of authority such as in politics, government or law.
This position of the Moon is difficult but gives a sense of stability to the rest of your chart. With a practical and steady approach to problem solving
you make an excellent manager with superb executive abilities. But you are also self-conscious, supersensitive and shy with doubts about your own
worth. Being so serious you do tend to look on the dark side of matters and can find it hard to relax. When things are going okay you are emotionally
stable and down-to-earth, but when they go wrong you get depressed very easily and may resort to moaning. At these times you will need much
encouragement and support from your family or close friends.
In relationships you are loyal, devoted and highly dependable, but possibly not as demonstrative as you could be. You show you care by providing
financial support and coming home from work on time. You are likely to be strict with your own children because you want them to grow into
responsible adults. Even though you are capable of the deepest love you find it hard to express the most intimate feelings of your affection. Emotional
well-being is achieved through social and financial security.
MOON IN AQUARIUS
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Aquarius your reactions will be unusual and
unpredictable. You are sociable, imaginative, sympathetic and independent by nature. At times, others may view you as unorthodox, unconventional,
exciting and individualistic. You are friendly to everyone and love to observe and analyse other people. But when it comes to an individual’s needs
and feelings you may lack a true understanding. It is likely you will participate in activities to help the poor or homeless because although you may not
relate well to individuals, you are strongly humanitarian. Despite the fact that your own emotions are controlled you are always quick to offer help to
anyone in need. You are very successful at resolving difficult situations because you do not allow your emotions to cloud your judgement. You may
react unpredictably if confronted with anything controversial and you sometimes seem eccentric when dealing with everyday problems.
In relationships you don't like things to get too routine or boring and if you feel you are being taken for granted the relationship is doomed. Although
you want your partnerships to be equal you often show an insensitive attitude to your partner's feelings and may even demand the freedom to come
and go as you please. In truth you are probably more comfortable with casual relationships where less demands are placed on you. However, you do
have a romantic streak and find anything glamorous quite appealing. With a fertile imagination you have an excess of creative energy but seem to
lack any practical common-sense. You are original and inventive with flashes of genius, but also often erratic. Being an interesting conversationalist,
you are a fascinating person and make a good friend. Having a physical home is not really important to you and you may end up with rather
unconventional living arrangements.
By temperament you are inclined to original or novel subjects such as astrology, fortune-telling, mediumship, mysticism and the occult generally. You
may also be attracted to political, educational and scientific work. At some stage you may join a secret or mystical society, association or brotherhood.
For general well-being you will require complete freedom of emotional self-expression.
MOON IN PISCES
The Moon influences your emotional and instinctive reaction to situations. With the Moon in Pisces your reactions are sensitive, perceptive, caring
and understanding. You have a quiet, retiring, easygoing, supersensitive, poetic and mild emotional nature. You can be restless, easily depressed,
changeable and too readily discouraged by obstacles or opposition. To some degree you lack a matter-of-fact, practical and common-sense
approach to life. By temperament you are more emotional than intellectual.
You are emotional, dreamy, deep and easily moved to extremes of feeling happiness and sadness. The way you connect with others is on an
unconscious, emotional level and you actually feel what they feel. Because of this you have the most sympathetic and compassionate nature. You are
very passive, unselfish and trusting, willing to deny yourself to give help to those who need it. But people often take advantage of you and this always
hurts, so you may spend too much time feeling sorry for yourself. Your imagination is so strong that when under pressure you are liable to tell lies to
save yourself and also in situations where you want to avoid hurting someone’s feelings or face up to reality.
You are very romantic and rarely see life as it really is. You tend to overlook the shortcomings and deficiencies of other people because you prefer to
live in your own fantasy. But you don’t always extend this to yourself and can sometimes expect too much, even perfection. This will get you feeling
down and depressed. Resorting to alcohol, drugs or medication must be avoided in all situations as you are likely to have an adverse physical
reaction. Psychic ability is indicated by this position of the Moon and you may be drawn to subjects such as religion, mysticism and spiritual growth.
Music, poetry and romantic literature will have a soothing and therapeutic effect on you. Because you are easily hurt you seek emotional security
through periods of peace and seclusion.