Beneath your radiant sun sign is an inner light that shines in the dark. A light that illuminates your emotional needs, instincts, and secrets to happiness.
Your moon sign in astrology is your heart and soul. It indicates your average mood and what you need to feel safe and nourished. But you may ignore her tidal pull in your relationships, jobs, and life. In our solar society, the ego is prioritized over feelings and emotions. You do, do, and do, but at what cost?
On the brink of my Saturn Return, the emotional needs of my Moon in Libra were not met at work. Imagine tribal warfare in stiff suits and matching ties. The gorilla that made the most noise won the battle. And his loyal companions elevated the corporate ladder with him. Naturally, my Libra Moon was deprived of harmony, feminine beauty, and peaceful relationships. Clouded by anxiety, I forgot what brought me joy in the first place.
When you need a break from your ambitious goals, Mother Moon pulls you back to your cozy comforts. Essentially, your moon sign is the secret to your emotional wellbeing. To better understand your emotional needs, read about your moon sign below. Plus, get self-care activities and crystals for each moon sign.
If you are unsure of your moon sign, you can find it here.
Moon in the Signs
Aries often feels edgy, competitive, and daring. Always ready for action and something new, this feisty spirit needs autonomy, exhilarating fun, and to win. Anything painfully s-l-o-w and predictable will make this ram bolt.
Self-care: martial arts, boxing, or a high-energy HIIT class, followed by a deep tissue massage
Crystals: red jasper and dragonstone
Taurus often feels pragmatic, affectionate, and down-to-earth. This earthy placement needs a cozy home where they can indulge in earthly pleasures and creative pursuits. Driven by security, Taurus won’t thrive in a chaotic or haphazard environment.
Self-care: a relaxing day in the garden or in the wild, followed by a Michelin-starred meal and a luxurious massage
Crystals: carnelian and garnet
Gemini often feels curious, restless, and gregarious. Highly social, Gemini needs regular outlets for good conversations and socializing. Formal settings that don’t welcome information sharing kill the buzz. And in arguments, Gemini needs an explanation.
Self-care: a morning yoga flow, followed by a laid-back party, and winding down with a good book and journaling
Crystals: larimar, amazonite
Cancer often feels nurturing, sensitive, and empathetic. Ruled by the Moon, they need loved ones to nourish and quiet time for emotional processing. Cancer also needs emotional and financial security. If their surroundings don’t feel safe, this crab retreats back into their cozy shell.
Self-care: sleep in, bake goodies at home, followed by a moon circle and a sweet scented bath
Crystals: chrysoprase, pink opal
Leo often feels confident and dignified. Overflowing with creativity, the sparkling lion needs creative outlets, and to be appreciated for their creative work. A natural leader, Leo craves opportunities to truly shine.
Self-care: paint, design or decorate (any creative medium!), then get all glammed up for the theatre
Crystals: ruby zoisite, red aventurine
Virgo often feels analytical and discontent with the status quo. Always sizing up the environment, Virgo needs to know what’s up before they can unwind (assuming the environment is tidy, that is). They also need to find meaningful work and to be of service.
Self-care: a healthy breakfast complete with green juice, followed by a fitness class and volunteer work at a local charity
Crystals: variscite, iolite
Libra often feels graceful, romantic, and friendly. A natural diplomat, they need harmonious and balanced relationships. If the relationship feels unfair, Libra re-balances the scales. Ruled by Venus, their need for balance extends to their surroundings. Yes, Libra needs a drama-free environment filled with pretty things.
Self-care: A tranquil day of arts and crafts surrounded by swoon-worthy designs, followed by a date night at a charming garden restaurant
Crystals: Lemurian blue calcite, blue kyanite
Scorpio often feels magnetic, intense, and suspicious. This primal placement needs to feel in control and to get to the bottom of things. With a tendency to get stuck in an emotion, contentment comes from inner exploration and alchemizing fear.
Self-care: a deep dive into the occult arts, such as astrology, Kabbalah, or tarot, followed by kundalini breath work or a shamanic journey
Crystals: agatized coral, rutilated quartz
Sagittarius often feels adventurous, spontaneous, and expansive. The starry-eyed seeker needs to learn and to travel to unimaginable corners of the mind and planet. But above all, Sagittarius needs freedom.
Self-care: a spiritual retreat in an exotic location, solo adventure travel, or a session with a mentor, followed by writing a book
Crystals: chrysocolla, pink topaz
Capricorn often feels determined, serious, and solitary. The ambitious goat needs meaningful work that brings security and respect. And Capricorn needs to get steady footing on the “mountain path” to their big goal.
Self-care: delegate unfinished tasks, and take a yoga class or twerk that booty, followed by a networking event
Crystals: brecciated jasper, green aventurine
Aquarius often feels independent and skeptical. The extraterrestrial of the zodiac needs the space to be their quirky and authentic self. Aquarius needs an open-minded community where they can stir the pot with their radical ideas.
Self-care: volunteer for a worthy cause, join a Meetup group or go to a networking event, and create a vision board to manifest those buzzing ideas
Crystals: yellow hematoid topaz, green zebra jasper
Pisces often feels sensitive, intuitive, and whimsical. This spiritual soul needs to connect to the spiritual realm and imagination. But this porous moon also needs solo time and boundaries.
Self-care: dreaming on a paddle boat in the middle of calm waters, followed by an artistic pursuit (photography, film, dance, or music) on a sugar sand beach
Crystals: dream amethyst, labradorite
In addition to your moon sign, your moon’s house placement and aspects provide a more complete picture of your emotional needs.
What’s your moon sign? And what are your favorite self-care activities? Share in the comments!
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- The Book of the Moon by Steven Forrest
- Rebecca Gordon’s Astrology for Beginners class
- The Luminaries by Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas
- Practical Astrology by Priscilla Costello
- The Starts Within You by Juliana McCarthy
- Sage Goddess’s Soul Shift program
- Moon Signs: The Inner You by the Astrotwins
- Moon Power by Simone Butler