Has your astrology-savvy friend ever eagerly demanded to know your time and place of birth, late one night, over a glass of rosé? There’s a reason she’s so curious—she’s excited to be the one to unlock what the stars have to say about who you are, what makes you tick, and the inner workings of your identity and soul.
If you’re an astrology novice, perhaps this all sounds a little far-fetched, Or maybe you’ve never felt a true connection to your sign’s profile, even hesitant to share your sign for fear that it paints your personality in a confusing light.
The truth is, when someone asks about “your sign,” the standard response is to share your “sun” sign. Your sun sign denotes the position of the sun in the zodiac the exact moment you were born. This tends to determine your basic approach to life and your general nature.
Your sun signs also represents the type of energy that you need to feel revitalized and in understanding your self-expression tendencies or how you recharge. For example, understanding your partner’s sun sign in relation to your own can often lend huge insight into their emotional expression, how they show affection or their communication preferences.
But if you’ve dived into your sun sign and feel like there’s more behind what the stars have to say about you, you’ll need to take a step further and explore your moon and rising signs, and how they interact. It may sound complex, but stay with us!
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The rising sun gets its name because it denotes which sign was on the horizon at the time of your birth.
In astrology, your rising sign can be thought of as who you present to the world, how you express yourself to others—or, the filter through which you process and exchange information. It’s you as the physical being that lives and engages in your environment.
This is why your rising sign is often called “the public mask” or “front door”—because it is commonly apparent in the first impression you give others. Perhaps most aptly thought of as your automatic responses to your surrounding as you navigate your daily life.
When you take off your “public mask,” you’re left with your moon sign.
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Your moon sign reveals your inner self, the true soul behind your identity. It can give insight into the way you handle your emotions and fears; it can also give insight into the way you love and feel. Unlike the way your rising sun paints the picture you present to others, your moon sign represents the subconscious side of yourself that you typically keep hidden.
This is why it’s very possible that you might meet someone with the same sun sign but find that you have nothing in common. You probably have different moon signs.
Tapping into your moon sign’s meaning is important because it can help guide you toward relationships where you share foundational, emotional wiring—giving you the ability to build a lasting bond based on a foundation of natural harmony. Think of it as your inner compass, and trust it to reveal truths about your needs and desires.
If you’re finding that learning more about your birth chart is opening up a door to interesting self-exploration, we recommend having your full chart done to discover what houses all your planets are in.
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Keep your eyes on the stars—unlocking their wisdom might just be that missing puzzle piece on your road to self-realization.