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Words by WYLDE MOON staff writer
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Most of you will know what star-sign; aka sun-sign, you are. Are you a spontaneous Gemini? A passionate Leo? A mysterious Scorpio? Each sun sign has its own traits and quirks which make up the personality you show the world. But what you might not know is that there is a second part to your astrological identity – your moon sign, and this represents the inner you, the part of you which is hidden away from view and often responsible for your emotional responses.
For the astrological bit, the sky is divided into twelve segments, forming 12 signs, each ruled by the constellation in their segment of the cosmos. People can often feel misunderstood when it comes to their star sign. You might feel that you don’t fit any of the stereotypical traits of your star-sign, and this is where your moon sign comes into play. For example, your sun sign could be a Cancer and your moon sign a Libra – meaning you have traits from both. Having an understanding of both signs that make up your personality, can finesse the reading and make more sense of it all. As with most things in life, there’s a Yin and Yang aspect to all of us, so by only reading your sun sign, you run the risk of only getting half the picture.
So how do I calculate my moon sign?
The key to calculating your moon sign is to know the exact time of your birth. The more exact, the better, as even a few minutes could push over into another sign and give you an inaccurate result.
The next step would be to use an online moon sign calculator.
How do the 4 elements fit in with all this?
There are 4 categories of signs; water, earth, air and fire, and each of the star signs will fit into one of the aforementioned categories. This gives you even more of in-depth insight.
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
You are known for your sensitivity, great intuition and deep emotional understanding. You are invariably extremely loyal and compassionate, but be aware of giving too much of yourself away!
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
You are often the patient and practical amongst us. You are calm, sensible and make a great, non-judgemental listener. Just don’t forget that it’s important to play as hard as you work!
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
You are the master communicators. Often seen as “doers”, you take great pleasure in thinking through things thoroughly and setting plans into motion. Remember to show your softer side every now and again as your analytical side can give you a cold exterior.
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Finally, our fiery, independent souls. The driven, successful fire inside you cannot be contained ensuring you achieve everything you set out to. Just remember that a flame that burns twice as bright can only burn half as long, so don’t be afraid to take a breath and slow things down sometimes.
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