What's my moon sign? Get the celestial scoop

'If you are not feeding your moon sign and taking care of its needs, 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? How can they help us? 

Fortunately, astrologers are more than happy to provide zodiac newbies with the celestial scoop. Grab a planner—great gifts astrology fans love, by the way—and prepare to jot down all the important details from your astrological birth chart. Accuracy is key!

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.  

"Your moon sign speaks to your sleeping habits, eating patterns, the type of self-care you need and how you behave behind closed doors," says astrologer Narayana Montúfar (opens in new tab), author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power (opens in new tab). "Your moon sign dictates how you feel and process emotions, as well as your non-negotiables within relationships. As you can see, your moon sign says a lot about yourself, which is why it's so important to integrate."

In astrological terms, moon signs refer to our authentic 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 (opens in new tab). "It's an intimate placement."

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How to find out your moon sign

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

Though it might seem trivial, the pros insist it's worth venturing over to an online birth chart calculator to get the lunar intel. 

"It's so vital that people familiarize themselves with their moon sign as a way to create awareness around their deepest needs," Montúfar says. "When the moon is not integrated or somewhat 'unattended,' we lose connection with our intuition and what makes us feel safe and secure."

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) 
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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)