What Your Moon Sign's Zodiac Element Means For You

If you're looking for love in the stars or you're just curious about how you relate to others via astrology, you should look to your moon sign to answer your questions. Your moon sign is one of the most important placements when looking at how you handle your emotions and, in turn, your romantic compatibility. "Your moon sign provides dynamic insight into your psyche, so it's important to build a relationship with this placement and learn how the different planetary energies in your birth chart blend," astrologer Aliza Kelly tells Allure.


Once you learn how to find your moon sign, you can determine what the position of your moon reveals about your feelings, reactions, and instincts. Along with the zodiac sign and house into which your moon sign falls, the zodiac element of your moon sign can help determine your passions and temperament. And since the elements are heavily mood-oriented, knowing the details on your moon sign element can set you up for success in all of your relationships. Furthermore, sharing a moon sign with the person you love will help you succeed in, well, love, per The Everygirl.

As with anything astrology-related, there's no limit to how deep you can analyze your placements. But if you're looking for an easy place to start, here's a look at the general energy of each of the moon signs and how your moon sign energy might be manifesting in your birth chart. 


Fire moons: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

You react to new experiences with confidence, action, and enthusiasm for life. You feel most aligned with your inner self when expressing your creative side and stepping into your leadership potential, leaving the negative self-talk at the door (via Women's Health). If your moon is in Aries, you have an emotionally strong and fiery personality with a bit of an impulsive side. If your moon is in Leo, you love spoiling others and crave a relationship where you feel equally celebrated and admired. If your moon is in Sagittarius, you are attracted to people who can show you life as you've never seen it before. 


Fire Moons are bold, direct, and honest in their emotional expression. They don't censor their emotional reactions to other people or situations. And they will always speak up when they have something to say. "Overall, [they] desperately need to be inspired to be happy," professional astrologer Donna Page tells Women's Health. "Think of the element of fire — it needs fuel. Otherwise, the fire dies down."

Earth moons: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

You react to new experiences with a sense of practical calm and focus. There's very little that can shake you up. You feel most aligned with your inner world when you're in a flow state, surrounded by structure, and are working towards achieving your goals (via Well + Good). If your moon is in Taurus, you have a very mellow, down-to-earth personality but may struggle with being too guarded. If your moon is in Virgo, you feel the most emotionally secure and loved when you feel needed by other people. If your moon in Capricorn, you prioritize security above all else in a relationship and do your best to provide for others.


"Earth is about what's tangible, and these signs use reason and react to what they are physically experiencing. The emotional world of an earth moon centers on things that are concrete and predictable," professional astrologer Adama Sesay tells Well + Good. Therefore, if you're an earth moon, you probably like the more grounded things in life.

Air moons: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

You react to new experiences with curiosity and you tend to intellectualize your emotions as you would information. Air moons love change and versatility (via MindBodyGreen). You feel most in tune with your inner self when you're meeting with like-minded people and working towards a common shared goal. If your moon is in Gemini, you are endlessly charming and curious but tend to intellectualize and explain away feelings. If your moon is in Libra, you have the unique ability to see any situation from another person's point of view. And if your moon is in Aquarius, you have a clear understanding of what you value in yourself, a partner, and in other people.


"You're just going to have to recognize you may have some differences [from your partner] and understand you may provide something for the other one that they don't have," professional astrologers and authors The AstroTwins shared with MindBodyGreen. Ultimately, air sign moons have to take a deep breath and think about what's really right for themselves and those around them.

Water moons: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

You react to new experiences with empathy and sensitivity. Of all the elements, you feel the most connected to your emotions. Water moons are extremely intuitive and can soak up the energies around them. You feel most aligned with your inner self when you feel safe to share your feelings with others. If your moon is in Cancer, you tend to have a higher level of emotional sensitivity, understanding, and intuition than others (as the moon is your ruling celestial body). If your moon is in Scorpio, you have a psychic ability to pick up on emotional subtext in group settings or mood shifts. And if your moon is in Pisces, you are a creative daydreamer with a bit of a romantic streak who romanticizes the mundane.


According to The Cut, the water element is "the most yin," meaning that they can handle any shift in the waters of life. They can ride any wave. They may get emotional along the way, but they will prove that they can handle it. Though they may hide their feelings from others at first, these sentimental sweethearts are among the most steadfast and loyal once you've earned their trust.