Today is the first day of school for my nanny kiddos; and while it’s 95 degrees, terribly muggy, and Fall doesn’t begin until September 22, I’m bidding Summer adieu. Autumn and I have been best friends since the womb when I overheard my cesarian arrival was scheduled for November 10. September always flies by with its back to school buzz and dreamy temperatures paired with end of Summer sunshine. October is for birthdays of important people in my life, the breadth of idealized Fall activities, and Halloween. It is irrefutably the best. October is also the majority of Libra season. I mention this because I’ve been feeling exceptionally Libra-y lately. Libra is my moon sign, and months ago I told you that I’d explain moon signs; so I think it’s about time we embark on that adventure.
Your Moon sign is just about as influential on your personality as your Sun sign (the one you’re already familiar with). While I’ve been told that our Moon signs speak more to our character than our Sun signs, I thought I was exempt because I am such a raging Scorpio. My Sun sign screams, “YOU ARE A FIERCE WARRIOR QUEEN, LOVE YOURSELF AND HEAL THE WORLD,” while my Libra Moon is like, “please please please don’t upset anyone in any way whatsoever, ever.”
The moon is WAY connected to emotion and our Moon signs are pretty telling of how we feel feelings. I thank my lucky stars every day that my Moon sign isn’t one whose element is water. Quick element refresher:
Water: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo
Air: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
The stereotypical meanings of these elements boils down to such:
So, I say I’m grateful that my Moon sign isn’t more water in addition to my intense Scorpio-ness because I have a hard enough time with the feelings I’ve got– anymore and I think I would hide under a rock every day. As I write this, I can’t help but mention the 7 year old I nanny for. He is a Scorpio who has been blessed (in a “bless your heart” kind of way) with a Moon in Pisces. If you’re too lazy to scroll up to see which element Pisces is, it’s water. While I often promote that Scorpio is the most emotionally intense of all the signs, Pisces is the most intuitive sign of the zodiac. As such, they are feeling feelings, including other people’s, all. the. time. Growing up with a Pisces mom and best friend, I can tell you that they cry… often. And I don’t mean that in a condescending way, it’s really quite beautiful how deeply they feel. Anyway, Pisceans and tears go together like peas and carrots. Can you see how a Scorpio Sun and Pisces Moon would be a lot to handle? You better believe my nanny kid is living proof that there’s something behind this astrology nonsense. He has more feelings than he knows what to do with, and he’s feeling them with an intimidating intensity. While I don’t envy the tough road he has ahead of him, this kind of power in a natal chart means he’s going to grow up to do some awesome things!
Back to the moon.
My Moon is an air sign while my Sun sign is water. Water and air aren’t great friends. My Libra feelings annoy my Scorpio feelings. My Libra feelings are too polite and charismatic to say that they’re annoyed by my Scorpio feelings (but they are). Libras love peace, beauty, balance, harmony, and relationships. Libra Morgan is the one who is forever adjusting her apartment decor to be most ascetically appealing. She’s the one who dies a little bit every time a guy tells her they’re not looking for a relationship. She’s where I get my abilities to sing and dance from, she’s why I will sacrifice all of myself to spare others from disappointment or pain. Every time I have to say “no” to an activity with another person, I’ll spend the foreseeable future agonizing over the decision. This is where the air stereotype of indecision comes from. We don’t want to make the wrong decision and we don’t want to hurt anyone; so we’ll just keep on avoiding those choices until we run out of options.
If you’ve ever read about your Sun sign and thought, “this doesn’t sound like me” it’s because the Sun is only one part of the astrology of your natal chart. A natal chart is essentially a snapshot of the stars and planets from the minute you were born in the city you were born in. When I say, “my Moon is in Libra” it means that when I was born, the moon was in the position of Libra (imagine these positions on the face of an analog clock). I want to clarify that I don’t mean that my Moon is a different Moon than the one we all see or have in our natal charts. She’s the same Moon, we all just catch her at different points in orbit.
People laugh at me when I assert that Astrology is like a science, but the truth is, there is so much more to this stuff that I don’t even know I don’t know. If you’d like to look up your Moon sign, here’s the link to my favorite site to use. As always, send me your questions/comments/concerns– I’d love nothing more than to help you understand your Moon sign or natal chart!