Understanding Astrology: What is a Moon sign?

 
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In astrology, the position of the Moon in your horoscope is second only in importance to the position of the Sun. The Sun sign is the part of you that is most apparent on the surface; it is what others see. The Moon sign is the part of you that you see. 

Where the Sun represents your will, the Moon represents your instinctive reactions. The Moon stands for emotions, instincts, the unconscious and represents the side of you that reacts before you have time to think. 

Your Moon personality is, in many ways, the one you keep hidden. Instinctive behavior tends to be disapproved of and called uncivilized, primitive, or animalistic. Because of this you may regard your Moon personality as a part of yourself that you find disturbing. It is your inner core, where hate, jealousy and fear live. This is where the fantasies that you often deny even to yourself hide. 

Just as the moon is sometimes dark and sometimes illuminated the Moon's influence on your personality is both positive and negative. Your Moon side is spontaneous feelings and expressions of joy and pleasure. It is the part of you that reacts to emotional stimuli and enjoys the little sensualities of life — the perfumed aroma of flowers, the smell of the grass after it rains, the delight of a long, hot shower.

The Moon has rulership over the five senses—sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—and is therefore linked to how you react to your environment. 

Furthermore, the Moon symbolizes infancy, childhood, your dreams, memory, and your past—your inner psyche. You may find that is your Moon personality that is expressed in your dreams (both daydreams and sleeping dreams). 

The Moon holds dominion over the emotional sphere. Because of this it influences your receptivity to others and also how others feel about you. The Moon is, therefore, an extremely important factor in love relationships. Obviously.

An understanding of your own moon sign will provide you with an added degree of self knowledge, a deeper insight into the stranger that is yourself.


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