I want to preface this blog post by saying that I completed a course on Udemy about Astrology and how to do astrological readings... I have started doing $10 birth chart readings. I am a baby astrologer and so am learning on how to have my own perspective on what the stars and planets have to say to us.
What I learned that especially touched me when I was studying astrology was the fact that there was much more to it than knowing your sun sign. Your sun sign would be the sign that you would typically associate with your horoscope. It was the house and the sign that the sun was in when you were born. The thing is, there are all of these other planets that have a say in how you experience this world and this reality.
The moon is the second-most important influence on your chart besides your sun sign. The moon is more hidden and is about who you are in private, in the shadows and in the deeper parts of your psyche. Some may say that your moon sign might dictate whom is more compatible with you in love... however there are other planets to consider (such as Venus).
If you are curious about your moon sign, you can find out by using a free calculator online. I really like this one.
Every 2 to 2.5 days, the moon shifts signs. This means that it is beneficial to know your birth time. Your birth time also plays some significance in your ascending sign - also known as your rising sign. I will be discussing more on this in a different blog post. I think that my approach to Astrology and being an astrologer will be one that is also rooted in Jungian psychology. So you can also think of your Ascendant as your mask, your ego. Your sun sign is your personality and your moon is more of the deeper dreamlike subconscious.
But back to the significance of the moon. I personally have a fascination with the moon. It represents both your inner child and inner mother simultaneously. Much of my research shows that, while the moon is significant - it is also important not to place too much emphasis on the moon for true happiness.
"The wordless ecstasy, the mute sorrow, the secret dream, the esoteric picture of yourself that you can’t get across to the world, or which the world doesn’t comprehend or value – these are the products of the Moon in your horoscope."
Imagine my dismay when I found out that my Moon Sign is Gemini. I have nothing against Gemini at all... it's just that my Sun Sign is a Taurus - and I really feel like I am a Taurus. And Taurus and Gemini tend to be quite opposite to each other. However, that is the beauty of astrology. How your Ascendant, your Sun and you Moon signs express themselves in you is something that is unique dependent on your experiences.
Upon reading about Lunar Geminis, I have begun to understand a part of myself that I actually had a hard time admitting. The deep inner nervous restlessness, the need to constantly be intellectually stimulated, the curiosity and the sometimes annoying knack of overanalyzing emotions. Because definitely I have done things and feel things that by all accounts aren't quite "Taurean" in nature. The part of me that can be moody, worried and has a million projects on the go is definitely Gemini ... but I thankfully have the stubbornness and perseverance to push though because of the Taurean Earth groundedness in my chart.
Do you know what your moon sign is? Do you relate to it at all?