The sun and moon are the most prominent celestial objects in the sky and in astrology. You are likely to be familiar with the concept of sun signs and know which sign corresponds to your month and date of birth. Moon signs are less widely known, but can reveal more about your emotions. Learn more about the astrological significance of the sun and moon and find out why knowing the signs associated with these birth chart placements can help you access more accurate horoscopes.
The Sun Represents Our Ego
Sun signs generally represent the self and can indicate some personality traits that you have in common with people born around the same time of year. In particular, the sun sheds light on your ego and primary motivations.
When you read descriptions of your zodiac sign, you may find that some traits associated with the sign correspond to your sense of self, while others do not. Sun signs are only one placement indicated on the complex astrological documents called birth charts.
Other birth chart placements can complicate a simple understanding of your sun sign. Skilled astrologers who provide psychic astrology readings can interpret your entire chart and help you gain a better understanding of how your sun sign and other placements influence your personality.
The Moon Symbolizes Our Emotional Nature
Moon signs are less widely known than sun signs. The moon changes signs every two to two and a half days. This means that two people born a week apart under the same sun sign have different moon signs.
Your moon sign can illuminate your innate emotions and subconscious impulses. The easiest way to find out your moon sign is to get a free birth chart, which will calculate the sign the moon was in on the date and at the time of your birth in the location where you were born.
It is possible to have the same sun and moon sign, which typically bring out slightly different aspects of the same zodiac sign. Identifying these placements, along with your rising sign, can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself in astrological terms.
The Big Three Reveal Our Personality
Astrologers sometimes refer to sun, moon and rising signs as the “big three” placements. The rising sign or ascendent on your birth chart adds more detail to the general sense of your outer and inner self indicated by your sun and moon signs. Rising signs provide more insight into the public or social dimensions of your personality.
Some people have what is called a stellium on their birth charts, which means that they have three or more placements in the same zodiac sign. Whether your sun, moon and rising signs are the same or different, these placements represent different sides of your personality.
Knowing your sun, moon and rising signs can help you gain a better understanding of your true self. These placements are only the beginning of the deep insight that you can gain by calculating your birth chart and getting a reading from a psychic who specializes in astrology.