Meaning Of The Moon Transiting Each Zodiac Sign

Written by Sorana Cancel


Posted on March 23 2020

The Moon governs our emotions, our needs, our search for security and balance and our physical bodies. Moving through the zodiac in approximately 28 days, the Moon spends about two days and a half in each sign, coloring the emotional atmosphere of our hours in different nuances. While a Sagittarius Moon comes with an upbeat, carefree vibe, a Taurus Moon is more serious and introverted. Different signs also mean different emotional needs and impulses. Read below and find out what to expect for the Moon’s transit in each sign!


Emotion: excitement

Element: Fire

Color: Red

Chakra: Root

Affirmation: I am brave and passionate.

Intention: I dare to initiate things as a pure expression of my emotional energy.

When the Moon is in Aries, our emotions are stirred up and we’re all but bursting with the enthusiasm of a new beginning. Tempers might flare more than usual, so make sure you’re channeling the raw energy of this transit into some kind of physical activity or into a project that you’re passionate about.  We might have a short fuse at this time, but the explosion dies off as fast as it started.

This being said, it’s not the time to be idle or to put too much pressure on ourselves; now we have a strong need to be active and to follow our instincts. It’s good to avoid decisions that are irrationally rash or impulsive, but paradoxically, how we feel safe on an Aries Moon is by pushing our limits. Have fun, initiate and create!


Emotion: Contentment

Element: Earth 

Color: Green

Chakra: Heart

Affirmation: I am abundant.

Intention: I take care of myself as Mother Nature does.

Get cozy on a Taurus Moon and spoil yourself with good quality food, a satisfying book or a quiet stroll through the park! Our emotional reactions are slow, but powerful at this time, and our well-being depends on how well we’re taking care of basic needs such as food, sleep or movement.

Most of us prefer to stay in and to spend time with close ones on a Taurus Moon, choosing comfort over novelty. We tend to express our feelings in a down-to-earth, serious way, only opening up if it’s strictly necessary. Touch is one of the best ways to find safety, while routine and rest keep us sane. When the Moon is in Taurus, choose quality over quantity and connect to what is simple and natural!


Emotion: Curiosity

Element: Air 

Color: Grey

Chakra: Throat

Affirmation: I know all I need to know right now.

Intention: I follow my curiosity towards the information that nurtures me.

When the Moon is in Gemini, our mind reflects a million different nuances and our emotions can easily oscillate from one moment to another. We tend to feel curious, sociable and restless, expressing our emotions directly in a detached, often intellectualized way. Our needs are best fulfilled by stimulation: reading, writing, chatting, short travels, dancing, handcrafting or any other activity that keeps our nervous system entertained. We need to feel stimulated on a Gemini Moon, otherwise, we can grow bored, fussy or anxious. We can also tend to overthink or to spread ourselves too thin. Breathing exercises or meditation can do wonders for an overactive mind when the Moon is in the sign of the twins. Breathe, get going, get knowing and enjoy exploring the world with child-like curiosity during this transit!


Emotion: Peace

Element: Water 

Color: Silver

Chakra: Third eye

Affirmation: I am safe.

Intention: I nurture my inner child as a mother would.

A Cancer Moon is a call towards home, safety, and nurturance. It’s a time when many of us want to huddle with loved ones or to sink underneath a warm blanket with a coffee and our favorite TV show. Listen to what your inner child is telling you when the Moon is in Cancer. Does he need rest, a warm bath, a hug? Does he need to be listened to and cared for?

We are more vulnerable than usual right now, with any perceived invalidation being enough to trigger hurt or defensiveness. Be patient with others and with yourself, connect to the root of your emotions and dare to express how you feel in a dose that you consider safe. This is a time for allowing, for regeneration and for healing. 


Emotion: Optimism

Element: Fire

Color: Gold

Chakra: Third eye

Affirmation: I create. 

Intention: I express myself freely, from the heart.

When the Moon is in Leo, we’re feeling exuberant, enthusiastic and full of love! Our emotions run deep, our loyalties are strong and we tend to express ourselves in a dramatic way with close ones. During this transit, we need more attention than usual, so it’s good to surround ourselves with people who make us feel safe and loved, while at the same time giving ourselves the affection we deserve.

A Leo Moon is also a great patron for any kind of artistic activity, from painting and singing to dancing and acting. Give yourself free rein to connect to your heart and to let your passion flow, pouring your emotions in art or in gestures of love. On a Leo Moon, we feel the safest when we enjoy the best that life has to offer.


Emotion: Caution

Element: Earth

Color: Brown

Chakra: Throat

Affirmation: I am enough.

Intention: I balance problem-solving with accepting the present moment. 

A Virgo Moon is a call for purifying our bodies and our souls. It’s a time when we’re more attentive to details than usual, more prone to see what isn’t working in a situation and what needs to be fixed. On an emotional level, this can lead to insecurity, worry or (self) criticism, so it’s a good idea to slow down and to take things one at a time in the present moment.

We need order, simplicity and a sense that we’re being useful on a Virgo Moon, so it’s a great time to do chores, to organize your home or to do a detox. Information is another Virgoan need, so how about reading or writing more during this transit? Analyze, compare, but also connect to what is simple and natural, remembering your own state of grace as you work towards improving aspects of your life. During this transit, we feel safe if our surroundings are tidy, our thoughts are organized and if we can nurture others through our work.


Emotion: Calmness

Element: Air

Color: Pink

Chakra: Heart

Affirmation: I am beautiful. 

Intention: I find balance, again and again, in the present moment.

When the Moon is in Libra, we’re naturally seeking harmony in our relationships and our surroundings. We’re more sensitive than usual and we need to nurture our soul and our senses with quality food, fabrics, connections, and art. If we feel undecided or unsure about something, it’s because we’re constantly looking for equilibrium, a point of balance.

Look for peace in the beautiful things that life has to offer and come back to the present moment if you feel overwhelmed. It helps to spend time in good company and with good conversation while staying mindful not to project too many of our needs on others. We’re natural peacemakers on a Libra Moon and we feel safe if we’re emotionally balanced and connected to loved ones.


Emotion: strength

Element: water

Color: black

Chakra: solar plexus

Affirmation: I am powerful.

Intention: I confront my deepest emotions and I transform them with love.

Scorpio Moons are times to dig deep into life’s mysterious side: psychology, sexuality, occultism, crisis, and rebirth. This is the time when we tend to experience the highest highs and the lowest lows of life. We’re likely to feel things with more intensity and to be more secretive about our emotions, only sharing them with people we’re loyal to. Our needs revolve around security (physical, emotional, spiritual) and intensity of the experience. It’s a good time to explore our darker side through shadow work or spiritual practice, to have deep conversations or to share moments of intimacy. On a Scorpio Moon, we tend to hide our vulnerabilities under a hard shell and we can be tempted to project our shadow on another through jealousy, envy or resentment. In truth, we need to feel safe, to be fully seen and accepted- by another, but first by ourselves. 


Emotion: Hope

Element: Fire

Color: Purple

Chakra: Sacral

Affirmation: I am free.

Intention: I take risks that nurture my soul.

When the Moon is in Sagittarius, we feel like the world is ours! It’s a great time to go outdoors, to have fun with friends, to do something we wouldn’t normally do or to invest in a spiritual practice or course. What satisfies us the most during this transit is to feel that our horizons are expanding and that we’re learning more about the world at large.

Emotions can oscillate easily from excitement to disappointment, but the good part is that we find it easier to express them straightforwardly. Life feels easy and fun on a Sagittarius Moon and safety can be found in those things that keep the body and the soul engaged and nurtured: authentic connections, intellectual talks, small adventures, exercise, and laughter.


Emotion: Solemnity

Element: Earth

Color: Dark brown

Chakra: Root

Affirmation: I am strong.

Intention: I work to create structures that make me feel safe.

Capricorn Moons are times of single-minded focus on the goals that we want to achieve, but also of solitude, retreat, and reflection. The atmosphere is not a light one as we’re confronted with responsibilities and deadlines, but it’s a great transit for getting things done and thinking about important matters with a realistic outlook.

Emotionally we’re reserved, we prefer to act instead of feeling or expressing emotion, but we can show a great deal of loyalty towards loved ones in practical ways. Some things that make us feel safe on a Capricorn Moon are privacy, respect, good material conditions and the time to do things on our own schedule. We need to feel rooted in reality and competent in the areas that matter for us. Use this transit to reflect on your priorities and to get things done!


Emotion: Detachment

Element: Air

Color: Turquoise

Chakra: Root

Affirmation: I am connected to my Higher Self.

Intention: I follow my intuition and do what I feel is right, no matter what others might say.

When the Moon is in Aquarius, we feel drawn to the extraordinary- innovation, technology, astrology, interesting ideas about the future. The emotional vibe is cool, detached and we need a lot of freedom to do our own thing, whether alone or with people who share our perspectives. We can be drawn to meditation or to spiritual information that leads us to meaningful insights.

During this transit, it’s easier to be friendly and tolerant with those around us- this makes it a great time for meeting with friends or participating in group activities. On an Aquarius Moon, we feel safe if we’re getting enough space if we’re accepted for who we are and if we find a way to welcome what is new into our lives. Trust your vision during this transit and don’t be afraid to do things in a novel way!


Emotion: Compassion

Element: Water

Color: Aquamarine

Chakra: Sacral

Affirmation: I am deeply connected.

Intention: I allow myself time to rest, regenerate and open my heart.

Pisces Moons create a soft vibe that enables us to be deeply sensitive, dreamy and reflective. They mark a time of rest and regeneration at the end of a cycle. Our hearts are open during this transit, making us more receptive to our emotions, as well as to other people as we navigate the world of intuition, images, symbols, and feelings. We need to feel connected during a Pisces Moon: to loved ones, to nature, to divinity, to ourselves. We can do this by taking time off for artistic or spiritual activities or by doing something helpful for others. Things might feel confusing, so it’s good to sit with the uncertainty and distill it as we can, finding safety in softness, art, emotional vulnerability, kindness or simply a well-deserved nap.

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