The moon in astrology represents what makes us feel most comfortable and, most importantly, what we need to feel secure. The moon is centered around security and comfort. Thus, it is important to know what your moon sign requires according to sign, house placement, and aspects in order to feel comfortable and secure with yourself. While so many people are living the ego essence of their sun sign, it is difficult to truly feel secure on a deep level when your moon wants, and needs are left unfulfilled.
The Moon and the Subconscious
In order to get what you need through your moon and/or lunar energy, it is important to understand the subconscious energy associated with lunar energy. In astrology, Cancer is represented by the moon, and Cancers tend to approach situations intuitively. They don’t necessarily approach situations directly. They are more likely to maneuver strategically to get where or what they want, and in some cases, there could be manipulation involved to achieve their desired end. Although we as people think that we are motivated in a conscious manner, oftentimes, there are subconscious callings at play. If you deny or fail to acknowledge your subconscious needs, you will always be a feeling of dissatisfaction and unease. Thus, it is vital to consider and take action to fulfill your moon needs.
So, how do you get what you need? Do you even know what you need? The moon sign is a start in determining what you require to feel secure within yourself. The house placement of the moon shows the ways in which you will go about fulling your moon needs. The aspects to the moon reveal how able you are to integrate moon energy and whether you will do so with ease or with some hiccups and/or obstacles along the way.
For example, let’s say we have a Sagittarius sun with a Cancer Moon. The Sagittarius sun enjoys broadening its horizons with travel, higher education, and philosophical musings that require reaching beyond the mundane. The Cancer moon wants what is familiar, homely, and comfortable. It wants to purchase a home and settle down and have kids. Thus, if this Sagittarius sun wants to be truly fulfilled and happy, it has to acknowledge that although it may enjoy traveling the world, even they want a place to call home (Cancer moon). In this example, the Sagittarius sun forms a tense square aspect to the Cancer moon. Thus, the individual with this astrological makeup will encounter some issues wanting to embrace their Sagittarius sun desire to be a world traveler while the moon in Cancer yearns for a solid home base.
A great way to resolve the discordant energy of the square aspect between the sun and moon in the above example would be for the Sagittarius sun to acknowledge that they need a home base of some sort (Cancer moon). Obtaining a small condo or townhouse as the home that is always there to come back to when they get the urge to “go home” after months or even years of traveling is a suggestion. If the Sagittarius sun fails to acknowledge the nesting needs of the Cancer moon energy, while they may enjoy traveling the world, they may feel always feel that something is missing.
What Each Moon Sign Needs
Everyone requires something different in order to feel fulfilled. Each moon sign has its own set of characteristics that make it secure. The following is a brief overview of what each moon sign requires to feel secure.
**Please note that the expression of the moon’s energy varies based on aspects.***
Aries-Taking action and being first is important to this moon sign. Being able to take courageous risks and create a path forward is essential. Not the most patient, they want to move when they see fit and don’t like being held back.
Taurus-Security, especially as it relates to finances, is extremely important. There is a desire to do things their way even if it takes them a long time. With Taurus, slow and steady wins the race and ensures that whatever is created is done on solid ground.
Gemini-Communication is key, and the ability to obtain and share information with others is important. Some form of stimulation is essential as they can get restless and bored without it.
Cancer-Home is where the heart is. Security needs are met through establishing a home base that includes a family (whether this is the family of origin or a family that is self-created). Having a nest egg to rely on during rainy days makes this sign feel secure.
Leo-Needs to be adored and admired, so there is often a desire to make oneself the center of attention. Like the king of the jungle, the lion, being a leader of the pack is important to them.
Virgo-Efficiency and order are a must for Virgo. Consider routines, managing health, and attending to the details of life as a must for anyone with this lunar signature.
Libra-Balance, peace, and harmony are important for the sign ruled by the scales. A desire to be in a mutually beneficial relationship (remember the scales desire balance) is also highlighted.
Scorpio-Transformative experiences that lead to rebirth and renewal are needed by this sign. There is a tendency to seek out people and experiences urge them to explore the depths of who they are. There is also a desire for deep, relationships where the individuals are more powerful together than apart.
Sagittarius-Broadening horizons through higher education, travel, philosophical studies, religion, or via exchanges with foreign people are deeply desired. There is always a desire to learn more and go beyond what is already known and experienced.
Capricorn-The master-builder wants to know that they have left a mark in this world. Achievement is important whether it is getting straight As or owning a successful business. Being responsible, accountable, and “adult-like” is important for this moon signature.
Aquarius-The rebel with a cause of love humanity and wants to be a unique force, independent force that shows the world how to embrace their own individuality. There is a desire to go their own way and not be mainstream. Even within group settings, it is important that the group is different or revolutionary in some way.
Pisces-This ultra-sensitive sign has been there and done that and desires transcendence. Helping others in a spiritual manner is highlighted as well as deep connectivity to music, performing…and at times a need to retreat from the world. Watch out for escaping through drugs, alcohol or other vices.
Here’s to not only basking in the glory of your sun sign but also making sure that your needs are met through the light of the moon
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