MtL moon signs?
Oh man, I’m bound to catch some flack for this! Remember, I’m setting the order based on my own opinions (and personal experiences)–I’m not making any grand claims about any of the signs and I genuinely love aspects of each and every one of them.
1. Sagittarius Moon - This is literally my own moon sign, so obviously there is a great deal of bias at play here. Seriously, though, I find that the bulk of Sagittarius Moons tend to be clever, adventurous, optimistic and charismatic individuals.
2. Capricorn Moon - On the other hand, I feel like Capricorn Moon is a very underrated placement for exactly the opposite reasons. Although private, Capricorn Moons are wonderfully loyal, observant, dependable and ambitiously productive members of the club. I also like a dry wit, and some of the funniest people I know happen to have a moon in this placement.
3. Aquarius Moon - I admire the lofty sense of purpose, the concept of analytical willpower applied by an artistic hand. There’s real, inimitable flare here. The cold and emotionally distant aspect that many people associate with having planets in this sign has never bothered me. As long as a bond feels genuine, I’ve never needed someone to constantly reassure me that it is. I admire the independence and eccentric vision of this placement immensely.
4. Virgo Moon - My dudes, for a critical and somewhat nit-picky sign, these guys will forgive a loved one for murder. They are Loyal Crew and hilarious friends. They also have a way of seeking to improve and make things better in tiny–sometimes even hilarious–ways. For instance, I have a Virgo Moon best friend who once fixed my coffee maker while I was showering (I didn’t even ask him to do it, it was like he was compelled to). Another Virgo Moon pal of mine frequently surprise-lends me cookbooks because they know that I’m attempting to experiment more with root vegetables this fall. Like, sold. Y’all can stay. There’s room at the Inn for you.
5. Leo Moon - Seriously, who doesn’t like a Leo Moon? To be fair, the need for attention that people with this placement have is somewhat bottomless. But Leos tend to return that attention tenfold, so caring for one almost never feels like a thankless chore. No effort is wasted on a Leo anything, least of all a Leo Moon. They’re Go Big Or Go Home friends–frankly ridiculous and compulsively charming.
6. Gemini Moon - People with refined intellectual tastes and eccentric interests have always interested me–and I often find that I’m a bit envious of them because my tastes are secretly trash 50% of the time. Most Gemini Moons I’ve known tend to be lively conversation partners who are often just as capable of listening as they are talking. Surprisingly loyal when provoked, Gemini Moons are mischievous, experimental and one of a kind in all that they do.
7. Cancer Moon - In a way, I’m actually surprised I’ve put Cancer this low on the list (more than half of my friends are a Cancer-Something, so I’m clearly drawn to this sign). Then again, maybe that’s why I placed them at the top of the bottom half. For all of the many, many things about Cancer Moons that I love (and we’re talking about some emotionally vibrant people who are usually willing to give a lot more than they ask for in return) there are a TON of Cancer Moon Traits that drive me up the wall. In my experience, Cancer Moons have a tendency to be clingy, passive-aggressive communicators when they feel mistreated; easily wounded and occasionally resentful. The thing that saves my relationship with all Cancer placements is that most have a real capacity for dealing with and in bluntness if the occasion calls for it. For an emotional placement, these guys have backbones. If you ask a Cancer Moon what they need directly, they’re usually willing to tell you. If you’re willing to fix it, order and trust can be maintained. Still, this is a volatile pairing for me and it is, HANDS DOWN, the moon sign that I am the most likely to get in a fierce spat with over nothing.
8. Libra Moon - Libra Moons are sharers and I like that. They don’t often seek to stir the pot and they’re usually very nice–but sometimes they push that kindness to the point of real falseness. When I get to know a Libra Moon well enough to tell when they’re only agreeing with me to avoid conflict, this peace-loving placement goes up to three or four on the list. For Libra moons I know less well, I’m sticking with eight. The idea that I am walking away with an incorrect view of things (simply because you are too nice to properly inform me) makes me feel very self-conscious. I’m usually a pretty good observer and I still feel like you guys often slip one by me.
9. Scorpio Moon - This is another placement that shoots way up the list when I know the person in question well. A Scorpio Moon best friend, close relative or significant other is the fucking bees knees. If you’re very important to them, their loyalty, tolerance and willingness to indulge or sympathize is almost unparalleled. If Virgo Moons are willing to forgive a Murder, a close Scorpio Moon is the secretive and determined soul who is going to help you bury the body. However, if you’re not important to a Scorpio Moon, you’re probably really not important. Less of an interest, more of an object. I’ve said it before on this blog and I’ll say it again: Scorpio Moons are small crew homies with very little mid-range when it comes to the scope of their investment in others. Calm and agreeable on the surface, Scorpio natives of any kind are often some of the first to dismiss the needs of strangers and less-known acquaintances.
10. Taurus Moon - There are a lot of Taurus Moon traits that I really admire: they’re trustworthy, affectionate, determined and often even secretly artistic (especially musically). Unfortunately, they also have a propensity to be stubborn, possessive, overcautious and–here’s the real kicker for me–bizarrely capable of developing odd grudges? I think Taurus moon’s love of security is partially to blame for this. Taurus Moon likes to feel safe; they’re resourceful and careful, so little material things sometimes mean a lot more to them than their surface value (because these immaterial objects are often stand-ins for ideas that mean much more). If you make a casual promise to bring an extra eraser to class for a Taurus friend and then forget, that failure might very easily end up interpreted as a sign of greater unreliability or lack of trustworthiness–an indicator that, when it really matters, you won’t have the grit or the dedication to be there for them. And, like, ok, this might not be all Taurus Moons, but I think it’s a lot more of you than y’all want to admit.
11. Aries Moon - Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Aries sun sign–I have a fine appreciation for all things Aries. That being said, is it just me, or is Aries Moon (being the more emotional and instinctive placement) twice as likely to exhibit pissy, vain and impatient aspects? Maybe this rating is just me seeing a lot of my own negative traits and recoiling?
12. Pisces Moon - This is entirely a ‘me’ thing. It has very little to do with the actual Pisces Moon in question. The truth is, I offend Pisces Moons. I’m a big old fire-fire-air mess and I feel like I’m forever offending the tenderest water signs. I’m sorry. You deserve better.