You’re a Taurus. She’s a Sagittarius. It’s never gonna work, right? Wrong… maybe. Your zodiac sign is only a tiny piece of the puzzle of your romantic compatibility with a new partner. You also need to take your moon sign into account.
Your moon sign represents who you are on the inside. It’s associated with your emotions, instincts, and habits. Many people identify with their moon sign even more than their regular sign (also known as the sun sign), because it describes who you are when nobody else is around. Your closest loved ones know this side of you best.
Emotions have quite a lot to do with relationships, of course, so moon sign compatibility is a pretty big deal. Your moon sign can help you understand what brings you comfort, how you process and express your capital-F Feelings, and what feels most familiar to you—as well as what is most challenging.
A disclaimer: People are much more complicated than any list of zodiac signs can describe, and it’s a much better idea to get to know someone as a person before analyzing their chart. With that said, it’s practically impossible to go on a date these days without your dates immediately telling you all of their signs, so you might as well be well-informed!
(If you don’t already know your moon sign, you can find it by going here and plugging in your birth date, time of birth, and birthplace.)
If your moon is in Aries…
Aries moons tend to be adventurous, confident, and action-oriented, sometimes to the point of impulsivity. They don’t beat around the bush; instead, they’re direct and to the point. They maybe even relish in a bit of emotional conflict.
Aries moons are also deeply passionate and independent, and they’re attracted to people who exhibit the same energy. Passive-aggressive folks or folks who buckle at the mere thought of confrontation are not going to work well with an Aries moon.
Moon sign matches: Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
If your moon is in Taurus…
Taurus moons are sensual and romantic. They’re most comfortable expressing their emotions physically, whether by laughing or crying or eating ice cream or going for a long run. Similarly, they may express and receive affection best through material pleasures, like unique foods or thoughtful gifts.
Taureans love to maintain stability and peace as much as possible, which can lead to an avoidance of conflict or a bottling up of emotions. They can be stubborn, and they like to process stuff on their own time, so they do well with people who won’t rush or pressure them. Their worst enemy by far, though, is inconsistency.
Moon sign matches: Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.
If your moon is in Gemini…
Gemini is a dynamic, versatile sign. Gemini moons are charming folks who have a way with words. They’re intellectual, flirty, and fun-loving. They’re deeply curious about themselves and others, and they crave new experiences like water. On the flip side, they can easily become bored.
People with moon in Gemini are not super touchy-feely or outwardly emotional. They process their emotions most easily by talking them out, and they seem to have an endless capacity for doing so. They may appreciate a partner who also loves to talk, yet can help ground them at the same time.
Moon sign matches: Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius.
If your moon is in Cancer…
Cancer is the zodiac sign that is ruled by the moon, so the moon is most at home in Cancer than in any other sign. It can also be the most intensely felt placement of the moon. Cancer moons are completely at home just sitting with their feelings. They’re soft, tender, and nurturing. The exact opposite of “numb.”
Cancer moons tend to form deep bonds, and they need to feel safe being their most vulnerable selves with their partners. They crave safety, security, and familiarity, so they’re naturally drawn to people who are consistent and trustworthy.
Moon sign matches: Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.
If your moon is in Leo…
If you have a Leo moon, you may be known for your outgoing diva nature even if your sun sign is in a more conservative sign like Taurus or Capricorn. Leo is expansive, generous, and warm. Leo moons are often very charismatic and confident. They may even veer on theatrical or arrogant at times, but truly, they just relish in the act of self-expression. They freely speak their minds and love to entertain.
Leo moons are also optimistic, playful, and deeply loyal. They don’t hesitate to go after what they want. They are rarely the shy type, and they’ll sooner figure out a Plan Z than give up on their desires. They’re drawn to people who are playful yet authentic.
Moon sign matches: Leo, Sagittarius, or Aries.
If your moon is in Virgo…
Virgos are famous for their love of cleanliness and organization, and Virgo moons take this approach to their emotions. Emotions are inherently messy, so this can obviously be a challenge! Virgo moons are most comfortable analyzing and problem-solving their feelings, rather than just sitting with them.
Virgo moons are often the “I can fix that” type. They put others’ needs before their own (because it’s easier to focus on fixing other people’s lives). They work best with partners who don’t need their help but instead already have their sh*t together and will reciprocate their caring energy.
Moon sign matches: Virgo, Capricorn, or Taurus.
If your moon is in Libra…
Libra rules relationships, so Libra moons may feel most comfortable and at home when they have a partner(s) by their side. Libra moons are adept at balance; they can see all sides of a situation, and they naturally seek harmony. They are calm and rational when it comes to their feels. On the other hand, they can have a tough time taking a firm stance or making a decision.
Libra moons are idealistic peace-keepers. They need a bit of variety in their lives, and they need partners who won’t take advantage of their naturally gracious and forgiving nature.
Moon sign matches: Libra, Aquarius, or Gemini.
If your moon is in Scorpio…
One word to describe Scorpio moons: “intense.” Scorpio is the sign of transformation, and transformation is a dark and magical experience; it’s not for the faint-hearted. People with moon in Scorpio have emotions that run very deep, and they’re not comfortable opening up that well of feels for just anyone. They have a magnetic energy, yet can come off as guarded or secretive. They’re quite comfortable being on their own.
When Scorpio moons do open up, though, phew. They are loyal, passionate, powerful partners who tend to be super reliable. They may be prone to jealousy and/or a quick temper. They love partners who can match their intensity and patiently earn their trust.
Moon sign matches: Scorpio, Cancer, or Pisces.
If your moon is in Sagittarius…
Sagittarius moons are explorers. They’re drawn to adventure and new experiences, and their first emotional response to discomfort may be to book a one-way ticket out of there. They love a long, deep conversation, but they take a light-hearted approach to life. Naturally cheerful and optimistic, they have few expectations and tend to take any obstacles in stride rather than taking them personally.
Sagittarians live in the moment, which means they can be allergic to the idea of planning ahead or establishing boundaries. They’re also honest to the point of bluntness. They feel most comfortable with confident people who can appreciate their need for space, freedom and spontaneity.
Moon sign matches: Sagittarius, Aries, or Leo.
If your moon is in Capricorn…
Capricorn is the least comfortable sign for the moon to be in. Emotional expression doesn’t come naturally to Capricorn moons, and they can come across as cold, emotionless, or aloof. They usually appear to have their feels completely under control, and that’s exactly how they like it. Capricorn moons have an intense need to control how they come across to others; they may literally schedule private crying sessions to avoid crying in public.
Capricorn moons do have feelings, just as much as other moon signs. They just take an incredibly practical and almost rigid approach to their emotions. They are drawn to consistency, reliability, and trustworthiness. If a partner can help them be vulnerable and let go of control, even better.
Moon sign matches: Capricorn, Taurus, or Virgo.
If your moon is in Aquarius…
Aquarius moons are fiercely independent and very logical when it comes to their emotions. They’re not easily overcome by their feelings; quite the opposite, they tend to detach or disassociate rather than risk losing control. They are perceptive, and they know what they want; when the situation doesn’t match that, they have no problem calling it quits.
With an Aquarius moon’s strong boundaries, you always know that they’re spending time with you by choice, not by obligation. Aquarius is also associated with innovation, revolution, and humanitarianism. They’re drawn to forward-thinking people who can inspire them, give them space, and bounce off of their ideas.
Moon sign matches: Aquarius, Gemini, or Libra.
If your moon is in Pisces…
Pisces is the one zodiac sign most likely to be psychic. Pisces moons, then, are almost supernaturally tuned into the emotional realm—not only their own feelings, but other people’s as well. They’re extremely empathetic, often to the point of taking on others’ problems as their own. They struggle with boundaries (and that’s an understatement).
Pisces moons are sensitive and romantic. They’re dreamy and not very grounded, so they can sometimes get carried away by whimsy. They may retreat into a fantasy world rather than deal with conflicts head-on. Pisces moons work best with other peace-loving signs who are gentle, kind, and emotionally attuned.
Moon sign matches: Pisces, Cancer, or Scorpio.