What is my moon sign? Here's the scoop on your celestial details

'If you are not feeding your moon sign and taking care of its needs, our overall health and vitality suffer'

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Moon signs are a hot topic of conversation for those who like to dig deep into the cosmos. What do they reveal? What do they say about our emotions? And how can we use this knowledge for our betterment? 

Fortunately, plenty of astrologers are more than happy to explore moon signs and provide novices with the celestial scoop. (And for those who are really in love with the idea of lunation, check out our favorite gifts astrology fans will adore, including awesome lunar calendars.)

Ready to make like Frank Sinatra and fly to the moon? Let's go!

What is a moon sign?

Much like a rising sign, a moon sign will require you to nail down specific details of your birth, as it refers to the zodiac sign the moon was in at the exact time you were born. Needless to say, accuracy is key. 

"It's so vital that people familiarize themselves with their moon sign as a way to create awareness around their deepest needs," says Narayana Montufar, astrologer and author of the forthcoming Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power "When the moon is not integrated or somewhat 'unattended,' we lose connection with our intuition and what makes us feel safe and secure."

In astrological terms, moon signs refer to our emotions, our real self that might not necessarily come across on the surface.

"It's representative of our inner world—what people can't see just from browsing through our social media profile," says astrologer Stephanie Powell. "It's an intimate placement."

How do I calculate my moon sign?

"You can find your moon sign by calculating your birth chart—there are plenty of free online birth chart calculators to use," Powell adds. 

You can find out all of your lovely lunar details at lunarium.co.uk—just make sure to have all of your important facts nailed down. (Fair warning, this might require you to dig out your birth certificate.)

How do moon signs affect your life?

This is a biggie, according to the cosmic pros. 

"Because the moon affects our you feel, it can affect literally every aspect of your life, but more than anything, your relationships," Montufar says. "Your moon sign dictates how you want to be loved, nurtured and emotionally treated. Your moon sign also relates to your intuition and your gut, as it is greatly instinctual."

Likewise, Powell states: " It can also be representative of how we were cared for growing up and potential guardian figures in our life, but also how we care for others. If you are not feeding your moon sign and taking care of its needs, our overall health and vitality suffer."

An astrological recap: Sun, moon and rising signs

The sun, moon and rising stars are the three signs you need to familiarize yourself with when it comes to astrology. 

A sun sign is the position of the sun at birth, which will place you within one of the 12 zodiac signs. A moon sign is the zodiac sign in which the moon was positioned when you were born, and it represents your emotions. The rising sign is what determines the position of the houses in the birth chart, which are as follows: 

  • First House - House of Self (ruled by Aries)
  • Second House - House of Value (ruled by Taurus) 
  • Third House - House of Sharing (ruled by Gemini) 
  • Fourth House - House of Home and Family (ruled by Cancer)
  • Fifth House - House of Pleasure (ruled by Leo)
  • Sixth House - House of Health (ruled by Virgo)
  • Seventh House - House of Balance (ruled by Libra) 
  • Eighth House - House of Transformation (ruled by Scorpio) 
  • Ninth House - House of Purpose (ruled by Sagittarius) 
  • Tenth House - House of Enterprise (ruled by Capricorn) 
  • Eleventh House - House of Blessings (ruled by Aquarius) 
  • Twelfth House - House of Sacrifice (ruled by Pisces) 
Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.