Understanding His Moon Sign: How Emotional Is He?
Shereen Campbell, an astrologer, intuitive, crystal expert and woman who manifested her own relationship (read her inspiring story here!) will share spells, crystal rituals, and astrology tips to help you find—and keep—the one.
Nothing is more complicated to me than the emotional makeup of a guy, especially one that I am dating. I’m not sure if I develop blinders once I cross over into infatuation mode, or if I am clueless about what makes my lovely man of the moment tick. Either way, sometimes, I don’t undestand what’s happening in their hearts. However, I learned, that when I’m feeling dumbfounded by the emotions of others, it’s the optimal time for me to settle down and dig into their natal chart.
For more reasons than one, Astrology is my gateway into a better understanding of the people I love. Did you know that the sign the moon was, at the time of your birth, provides a lot of information into how you nurture yourself, your relationships, how you react to the stuff life throws at you and so much more about your emotional makeup? Think about it: Everyone has their unique way of dealing with life. Some folks want to talk through it, others want to hide from it until it’s over, some people get angry about it, and others take life’s struggles like they are a piece of cake. Learning a bit about your boo’s moon sign can give you a ton of insight into how emotional he really is. And better yet, it will provide you with clues on how to handle it when you’re clashing. Read this birth chart to determine your partner’s moon sign and then check out the below!
If He Has a Moon In:
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Fire extinguisher anyone? With a Moon in Aries, your bae is fiery! The good news: His emotions bubble up as quickly as they cool down. He’s passionate, strong-headed, and expresses his feelings as soon as he has them. There won’t be any secrets about how he’s feeling inside; it will loud and clear. And even without words, the heat pulsing from his body will let you know. If he’s feeling hot under the collar, encourage him to hit the gym or go for a run to let off some steam. And take a break from chatting until your partner cools down and can talk calmly and reasonably.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This guy is rock solid in his emotions and prefers to keep everything practical and grounded. He doesn’t love to get swept away by his feelings and instead likes to hold onto material facts as much as possible. He’s reliable and patient which also make him a great listener. He doesn’t love change though and anything new might make him appear resistant or even stubborn. Just ease him into it a new idea and give him some time to adjust.
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Gemini (May 21-June 20)
This guy loves to think about his emotions but opts out of feeling them. He’ll hypothesize, analyze and intellectualize, and sometimes spin himself into circles rather than express his feelings. Try to use phrases like ‘What do you think?’ to get a glimpse into what’s happening inside his brain. You will have to analyze this guy to understand him fully. When he’s in a bad mood, he might not love to talk it out. Give him a little space and let him come to you when he’s ready to share his thoughts.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Feelings are this guy’s middle name! With a moon in gentle Cancer, these dudes are super in touch with not only their own feelings but yours too. Cancer is a water sign and can feel even the most subtle changes in emotional energy around them. They tend to absorb the energy of a room, and if they aren’t taking steps to let go of this energy in a healthy way, you’ll find them withdrawing from a group. Gift them with a little sage, some crystals or a warm salt bath when they get a little too caught up in their feelings. Safety, quiet and warmth go a long way with them.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
With a moon in Leo, these guys tend to be a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to emoting. Generally they are pretty easy going, unless their pride has been wounded. Your Lion bae will absolutely let you know when that happens, privately of course because any Leo Moon person will never make a big scene in public. They prefer to keep a neutral face around folks outside of their friends and family. When they are stuck in their feelings, expect a little drama with a side of sulking. Once you hear them out, you can expect the theatrics to calm down as being fair and pursuing justice is imperative for them.
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Virgo (August 23-September 22)
With a moon in Virgo, when bae is feeling emotional he might have the tendency to go a little nitpicky on you. Instead of your typical emotional outbursts, just expect little jabs being thrown your way. This is just their way of seeking some attention and affection, or expressing how overwhelmed they feel. This moon sign has a tendency to stress out due to the constant worry in their minds. The easiest way to solve for this is to help him figure out the root of what’s really bothering him. Together you can tackle whatever fear, insecurity or issue is lurking and kiss those blues goodbye. Plus, this guy loves to organize, find efficiencies and make life simpler for you. You’ll want him at full confidence to keep that bus running.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
If your fella has a Libra moon, it’s very rare you will see emotional outbursts. It’s not that he’s not emotional its more that he’s not the biggest fan of feelings. Remember, Libra is an air sign, so intellectualizing and analyzing their emotions is way more fun that actually feeling them. Libra Moon men will be far more likely to concede or make compromises than to fight it out for a win. Be sure not to take advantage though! If they are feeling super down, they might overdo the social activity and charm. They are social folks, needing partnership, stimulation and company of others. Cheer them up by reminding them to enjoy the moment, life is too short for worries.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You definitely didn’t need to read this to know that your Scorpio Moon bae is emotional AF. Although he prefers brooding and the silent treatment to overly emotional outbursts, he displays his emotions just the same. With a moon in Scorpio, if you offend your love he will almost be sure to retaliate. Maybe not immediately, preferably when you least expect it. With a Scorpio moon, affection runs deep. They wish to explore the true depth of emotion and merging with others. For that one needs trust, so trust and loyalty is what keeps them grounded and calm. They don’t fear their emotions and those of others, it’s quite the opposite actually. They welcome feelings, emotions and the depth behind it helping you and themselves to shine light on the shadows. Don’t expect a simple relationship with these folks, they will demand you transform with them.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Freedom is the motto of a man with their moon in Sagittarius. They are explorers by nature, but with the moon in this placement, they are chief explorers of all things emotional. Don’t be surprised to find your partner with a keen interest in philosophy, psychology or human development. Because of this, their general disposition is booming with optimism and cheerfulness. They make it a habit not to sweat the small stuff. It probably doesn’t come as a surprise if he misses an appointment here or there, as they love to get swept up in the moment, forgetting about previous obligations. If you try to cage him in, they’ll run away to their free spirit ways (aka they’ll break up with you).
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Those with a Moon in Capricorn are not known for their emotional outbursts. As long as they feel safe, secure and have some responsibilities to attend do, don’t expect this guy to bring any emotional turmoil to your life. The only time he gets hot under the collar is when he feels disrespected. Unfortunately, you’ll get the cold shoulder until it’s resolved. And while their general demeanor is cool, refined and calm, if the relationship is going sour, you’ll be the receiver of his icy, angry and detached emotions. And even after talking it through, they need time to get over whatever the problem was. Be patient with your love.
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Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
When an Aquarian moon person is feeling balanced, stable and busy seeking ways to change the world, they are rational, relying on intellect and facts. However, with a ruler like Uranus, when they are not feeling good, let the emotional flash flood begin! And as quickly as their emotions appear, they disappear. The best advice is to wait until the emotional storm has subsided and then continue the conversation and believe they will help to come up with the best solution to the problem.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
With a moon in Pisces, your lover is as sensitive as they come. But don’t confuse sensitivity for any negative connotations. Sensitivity can be a blessing—he will feel your feelings too (sometimes even before you know you are feeling them)! Be careful of his dreaming ways though. Find ways to keep him present and down to earth every now and again. —By Shereen Campbell
Shereen Campbell is a 30-something New Yorker striving to create the life of her dreams. She’s an astrologer, ecommerce manager, and the founder of My Little Magic Shop. She loves sailing, southern Italian food, and all things magical.
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