What on earth is a Moon Sign?

You know your Star sign of course; it's what you read in a magazine or newspaper, often under the title 'Your horoscope'.  But what you are actually reading is the astrologer's forecast for your Sun sign.

Your Sun sign is the same thing as your Star sign.  To put it another way, it's the Zodiac sign in which the Sun resided at the moment of your birth.  If you say that you are a Gemini, you are actually saying that at the moment of your birth, the Sun was in Gemini.

We all know that the Sun has a big effect upon our lives, but so too has the Moon. You only have to look at the Moon's ability to control the tides and sea levels to see its huge gravitational force at work.  In both East and West, astrologers have long known its power, and it is crucial to relationship analysis.

Your Moon sign is the Zodiac sign in which the Moon resided at the moment of your birth.  You know that there are twelve Zodiac signs.  At the moment of your birth, both the Sun and the Moon (and indeed other planets) were at a certain position in the Zodiac.  So whilst the Sun perhaps, may have been in Gemini, the Moon may have been in Taurus.  In that case you would say that your Sun sign was Gemini, and your Moon sign was Taurus.

So your Moon sign uses the same Zodiac names as your Sun or Star sign, and it is therefore quite possible that your Sun and Moon signs will be the same.  You could, for example, have a Sun sign of Aquarius and a Moon sign of Aquarius.  It would mean that at the moment of your birth, both the Sun and the Moon resided in Aquarius.

Relationship Analysis:

To compare nothing more than two people's Sun signs is a pretty pointless exercise.  It would tell you for example, that Geminis and Scorpios don't get on together.  But if for example both that Gemini and Scorpio person had a Moon sign of Cancer, or the Gemini person had the Moon sign of Pisces whilst the Scorpio person had a Moon sign of Aquarius, the relationship between them would be very different.

So don't be misled by Sun signs. They are important, but without knowing your Moon sign they are not very helpful.