While there would be no life on Earth if it weren’t for the Sun, the Moon also has a powerful affect on Earth. Not only does it affect the tides of our oceans, but its presence also slows down the speed of the Earth’s rotation. In Astrology, the Moon is also a powerful presence. It is considered to be the ruler of our mood, emotions, and needs for security often on an unconscious level.
When you were born, the Moon was in a particular sign, and this is considered your Moon Sign. If the moon was in Libra when you were born, for example, your moods, and emotions might be influenced by Libra characteristics, even if your Sun sign is something else. Understanding the conflicts Libra encounters might help you understand some of your own unconscious conflicts that affect you.
The Moon and How It Influences Our Daily Life
Every few days the Moon resides in a different sign as it moves through the sky in relation to the stars. This accounts for our more fleeting mood and preoccupations that change on a daily basis. To understand how the Moon is influencing you, you need to know what sign the Moon is in, and what House the Moon is in for your Sun Sign.
How To Find Out Your Moon Sign
To learn your Moon sign, you need to know your exact time of birth. If you know this you can go straight to our interactive Birth Chart and enter the information in.
If You Don’t Know Your Time of Birth
The easiest way to find out your time of birth is to ask your parents or any other close relative if you can. But if you can’t, or they can’t remember you might be able to obtain hospital records for when you were born. Unfortunately not all hospitals record the exact time of birth.
You might also track down your birth certificate or another version of your certificate. In some countries there may be more than one version of a birth certificate such as a long or short form, or a “full” version. You will likely have to provide other proof of your identification or pay fees. However not all birth certificates include this information either. Before you go to the trouble, it is helpful to know what your country or hospital tends to record.
If you are out of luck, or you just want to find out your Moon Sign for fun you might be able to estimate what your moon sign is.
Estimating your Moon Sign
Your family might not the exact time, but they might remember roughly what time of the day you were born in. Even if your family only remembers you being born in the afternoon for example, it can make estimating easier.
Either way put in the earliest time you might have been born into the interactive Birth Chart and see where the moon was. Then put the latest likely time you were born in and see if the moon sign is the same. If so you know what your sign is.
If moon moved from one sign to another, however, you will then have to look at the characteristics of each sign. Which sign more closely reflects your inner state? Don’t think about it. Go with your gut response. Your gut response is more likely to be correct as the Moon influences your unconscious.
Even if you were to guess wrong, that sign still has some influences on your moods, feelings and unconscious desires.
In astrology “Houses” are related to areas of the sky which are identified with the signs. Each House represents an element of our lives. As the planets, Sun and and Moon move through the signs in the sky, it affects each Sun sign differently as the house is different for each.
Each planet, Moon and Sun represent different qualities. Where they are in the sky at any given moment have an impact on some area of your life
For example, The Moon represents your unconscious. If the Moon was in the sign of Taurus on a given day, you will want to know what House Taurus is for your Sun sign. Let’s say you are an Aquarius. This means the Moon is in your Fourth house, which is the House of Home and Family. You might look at what is going on at home and with your family and whether there is something unconscious, or a hidden feeling or a wish that you should address. It may also speak to a sense of safety or threat that you are not looking at directly.
How to Find Out What Your Houses Are For Your Sign
Figuring out what your house is for each sign is easy, as it goes in order of the signs, starting with the First House being your sun sign, and the next sign that follows is your Second House. You go through the list until you have linked each sign with a house.
Below is a list in the order of the signs to help you. For example, if you are an Aquarius, Aquarius is your First house. Pisces is your Second house. Then you go back to the top with Aries being your Third house, Taurus is your Fourth House and so on.
Houses and the Areas of Life They Influence
First House: House of Self
Think of this as the Ego. This is who you are and how others see you – at least in terms of first impressions. To some degree it is also how you want to be seen. Because you have more conscious control in this area is can also represent new beginnings and initiatives.
Second House: House of Value
Moveable Assets and Finance
This represents what you value and this can be anything from material possessions as well as life values. It also includes the concept of growing value in either of these areas.
Third House: House of Communication
Communication, Siblings and short Journeys
This house influences the way in which we connect to others through messages whether verbal or written or body language. But it can also influence short trips, or connection to our neighbours and brothers and sisters.
Fourth House: Home and Family
The Home and Immovable Property, such as Land
The influences areas where we feel most safe, most comfortable or the most personal and painful conflicts. It can sometimes be unconscious, ritualized or traditional. It reflects our roots, but can represent our abilities to nurture and nourish ourselves.
Fifth House: House of Pleasure
Pleasure and Children
This can represent all pleasures, the arts, creativity, recreational activities, food but also those pleasures than can refresh us or when left unchecked undermine us. It can also represent youthful outlooks, the delight of children and childishness.
Sixth House: House of Health
Ill health and Servants
Beyond the obvious of physical and mental health, there is spiritual health as well. Less obvious is that it can affect work, jobs, etc. as it governs our financial health
Seventh House: House of Partnerships
Open Enemies, Partnership and Marriage
This house represents any kind of union, negotiation, agreement or problem between people whether it is with your significant other, friendships, work place, or enemies. It also represents fluid and ever changing balance and give and take.
Eighth House: House of Death and Sex
This house represents transformation, de-cluttering (materially or mentally), and letting go. It usually represents growth by removing old things to make way for the new, elevation and transcendence. It also represents lust, excitement and infatuation.
Ninth House: House of Philosophy
Learning, religion and Long Journeys
The search for meaning and truth, fundamental matters concerning matters of existence, knowledge, values, reason, and the mind. It includes concepts of free will, responsibility, the examination of beliefs, ethics and moral issues. It governs wisdom and rational thought. It also represent foreign travel and culture.
Tenth House: House of Social Status
Career and Social Standing
This house represent our roles in our families, our work places, or social spheres and our community. It represents ambitions, motivations, how we are perceived by what we are doing and career trajectories. It also represent power that others have over us, power we hold over others, and personal power.
Eleventh House: House of Friendships
Friends, Hopes and Wishes
This house represents connection, selflessness, affection, appreciation, sympathy, empathy trust, tolerance of others and gratitude. It also represents the ability to be one’s self, expression. Also is considered as the Houser of Good Fortune.
Twelfth House: House of Self-Undoing
Secret Enemies, Prisons, Hospitals and Self-Undoing
Represents unconscious desires, secrets, jealousy, gossip, fear, lies, envy, anger, feeling helpless or trapped. It includes denial of responsibility and personal power and self-sacrifice.
Seven Bright Objects in the Sky
Five Planets, the Sun and the Moon were considered to be the most important in history.These bright objects did not act like other stars and therefor were considered to be gods in ancient history. The modern planets of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto came later. Because these are slower planets, their influences are thought more to influence a generation rather than individuals. Here are some of the associations with the seven most important bodies in relation to astrology.
Consciousness, what is in the light, The Ego, life force
Associated Sin: Gluttony
Liberal Art: Arithmetic
Unconsciousness, what is hidden, unconscious desires, emotions, unconscious habits
Associated Sin: Envy
Associated Liberal Art:Language and Grammar, The Art of Eloquence.
Messenger, communication, magician, powerful agent of self-knowledge, thinking
Associated Sin: Avarice
Associated Liberal Art: Dialectics or Logic. T
Love, Beauty, Harmony and Peace
Associated Sin: Lust
Associated Liberal Art: Rhetoric, Speech as Art.
Initiative, confidence, sreativity, courage, the quest for achievement
Associated Sin: Anger
Associated Liberal Art: Music, Poems, Songs and Time.
Religion and Philosophy, Benevolence, Compassion, Justice, Honesty
Associated Sin: Pride
Associated Liberal Art: Geometry and Space.
Authority, conscience, discipline, responsibility and self-control
Associated Sin: Sloth
Associated Liberal Art: Motion and Astronomy
Unconventional ideas, individuality, discovery, revolution, radical ideas
Fantasy and imagination, idealism, illusion, confusion, creativity, sensitivity
Power, politics, transformation,