Moody much? During Cancer season, our moods can swing more wildly, and we will inevitably, be feeling all the feels. Knowing your moon sign can help you harness your power before getting caught in the riptides of the emotion ocean.
Ruled by the tide-pulling moon, which is forever going through a “phase,” Cancer is also symbolized by the sometimes-clingy Crab. During Cancer season, we rediscover our love for our creature comforts, sharing our space with those whom we love most. Heartfelt Cancer is the zodiac’s first water sign, plunging us into our most primal and important feelings and heightening our sensitivity. While Cancer season is a comforting time, it also can be pretty emo, too!
While the Sun is settling into Cancer until July 22, it’s important to understand that Cancer is governed by the moon, which means that it’s helpful to understand where your moon sign is in your astrological chart, or in other words, where the moon was when you were born. The moon sign shapes your emotions and your soul, coloring the subconscious stuff going on below the surface: your deepest needs, and what helps you feel emotionally secure.
Your moon sign can also influence how strongly your Sun sign is expressed. For example, if you’re a fiery Aries with a mellow Taurus moon, your aggressive nature may be toned down by the steady Taurus influence. Or, if you’re a secretive Scorpio with an ethereal Pisces moon, you could be extra intuitive and sensitive, since these are the traits of these two water signs.
Want to find your true soulmates and kindred spirit? Check out your moon sign and theirs. (For tips on how to gauge how well your moon signs match, read our complete guide to astrology and compatibility.) Chances are, your moons are in compatible signs, or your Sun and moon are in similar signs. In fact, having moon signs in similar elements (fire, earth, air or water) can be more of a determining factor in how well you’ll connect emotionally.
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