Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Lunar Astrology

When someone asks you "What's your sign?", what they're really asking is "What's your Sun sign?" In other words, where was the sun when you were born? Knowing where the sun was when you were born is pretty easy. The sun changes signs about once a month, and many people have learned over the years the approximate dates of each sign.

By contrast, very few people ask, "Hey, what's your Moon sign?" unless of course you're really interested in astrology. I'm surprised at how many people these days do know what it is, but it's harder to find out. The moon changes signs about once every two-and-a-half days, and runs through all of the astrological signs in about a MONTH. Amazing how that works out! :)

One of the more common misconceptions about astrology is that if you know the sun sign, you know everything. Nothing could be further from the truth, folks; astrology has a TON of moving parts. But you've got a much clearer astrological picture of a person if you know their Moon sign.

The astrological moon is very important in the overall astrological profile. Here are some of the things that fall under the Moon's large purview:

  • Emotions and emotional outlook on life
  • Intuitive and emotional response
  • Mother or other women who represent authority figures
  • Nurturing and protective instincts
  • Emotional security
  • Eating habits
In addition to knowing what your moon sign is and doing some research on it--most astrology primers will give you information on the 12 different moon placements--you should also keep track of what sign the moon is in. There are also whole books written about the moon's astrological influence. I encourage you to take a deeper look; the sun says a lot, but knowing the astrological moon will let you take your knowledge to a new level. 

Thanks for stopping in! Tune in tomorrow for my "M" post! :)


  1. Very interesting post!

    I'm not too well-versed in astrology, but I couldn't agree more that the sun sign is not the only issue at hand when determining what a person is like.

    I've joked with many friends over the years that I'm the loudest Cancer you'll ever meet. I was supposed to be a Leo, but was born a whole month early-- a preemie. While I can't say that I'm fully a Leo, I'm also not your stereotypical Cancer. I can't tell you how many people have been shocked to find out that I'm a crab baby!

    Previously, I've looked into moon signs, but never too seriously. As usual, you have sparked my interest-- I'll be the first to admit that I love to learn, so that's not too hard to do, but you do it so frequently that I must applaud you for it <3

    Hope your day is wonderful~

    *~* Julia *~* *~*

  2. While I freely admit to not having much of an interest in the application of astrology, its intricacy fascinates me! I didn't know this, so thank you very much for sharing.

  3. Certainly! Thanks for stopping by, ladies!