The Meaning of Moon Sign
The Moon sign, in Astrology, is the ruler of Cancer. The Moon represents our deepest personal needs, our basic habits and reactions, and our unconscious. It is the second, if not the most important of our astrological sign of all.
Moon is the soul behind your true identity. It is the subconscious side of yourself that you subconsciously keep hidden and is the compelling force behind your emotional reaction to all things which is happening around you. Your moon sign helps you feel pleasure and pain, happiness and sorrow, and gives insight into how you nurture and restore yourself.
When the Sun acts, the Moon reacts. It is how we instinctively react or respond to problems. What do we feel we need for a sense of security? >>> Look to the Moon in your astrological chart for answers.
What does moon sign means in astrological term
The Moon is widely associated with the Mother which harbor feminine energy generally. And Moon is both our inner child and our inner mother. It is responsive, receptive, and reflective. Also, Moon is our spontaneous and instinctual reactions to all things.
Just as the Moon circles the Earth and eventually the Sun, in a symbolically protective manner, and reflects the Sun’s light, the Moon in our astrological chart shows how we defend ourselves emotionally, and make ourselves feel secure, comfortable, and safe.
Moon rules rhythmic ebb and flow of activity and energy. It is a mediator between the inner world and the outer world. While the Sun is rational in doing things, the Moon is the direct reversal. Our habitual behaviors and prejudices are ruled solely by the Moon. Prejudices may not be acted out, as our Sun may censor them, but the Moon still feel the same way that it is projected as it is. And internally, our feeling will spark an instant reaction to protect ourselves against it.
How Moon Sign affect our Personalities
For some of us, our Moon seem to be the driving force of our personalities more than the Sun does. This is particularly true if your Moon is in a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces). Or if it is conjunct an angle in the chart (near the Ascendant, Descendant, 4th house cusp, or 10th house cusp). For someone to achieve true happiness in life, it is wise to not give your Moon too much nor too little importance in your life.
Interestingly, the esoteric picture of yourself that you can’t get across to the world, or which the world doesn’t comprehend or value. This is the product of the Moon in your horoscope. When you are misunderstood, it is your Moon nature, expressed imperfectly through the Sun sign. Thus you feel that you are being betrayed. When you know what you ought to do, but can’t find the right way to do it, it is your Moon that knows and your Sun that refuses to react in such harmony. Also, when you “don’t know why I said that,” it was your Moon expressing in spite of your Sun sign. Or perhaps, the Sun expressing against the will of the Moon (if you are displeased with what has slipped out).
When there are things you know without thought – intuitions, hunches, instincts – are the direct products of the Moon. Modes of expression that you feel are truly your deepest self belong to the Moon: art, letters, creative work of any kind; sometimes love; sometimes business. Whatever things you feel are the most deeply yourself, whether or not you are able to do anything about it in the outer world, is also the product of your Moon.
One simple example: With respect to the other luminary (the Sun), the Moon infuses the past into our lives through the feelings, while the Sun reflects the present or the “here and now.”
When we are “acting out” our Moon, we are imaginative, creative, intuitive, sentimental, adaptable, introspective, and protective. On the negative side, we can be moody, restless, and irrational.
In the astrological chart, the position of the Moon shows that how we emote and respond to our environment. As well as our instinctual habits, especially in our homes and in private. By house, the Moon’s position shows which areas of life we feel the most secured or comfortable.