Sun Sign Vs. Moon Sign: What Is It and Which One Matters More?

As more and more people become interested in astrology, the language of the stars can be difficult to understand at first. One of the many terms you may have heard is ‘sun sign’ versus ‘moon sign’ – but what do these terms actually mean? In this article, we will explain the difference between sun and moon signs, and help you to understand which one matters more.

What Is a Sun Sign?

A sun sign is the most commonly referred to part of your astrological birth chart. It is determined by the zodiac sign that your sun was in at the moment of your birth. As this is the most well-known aspect of astrology, it is often referred to when discussing a person’s characteristics, relationships and future.

What Is a Moon Sign?

Your moon sign is the zodiac sign that your moon was in at the moment of your birth. It is a less popularly known but still important factor when it comes to understanding someone’s astrological personality.

What role does each sign play?

The sun sign represents the ego, identity, self-expression and outward personality of an individual. It is the most commonly discussed and expressed aspect of a person’s natal chart.

The moon sign, on the other hand, is a more private and inner part of a person’s make-up. It relates to emotions, instinct, security and nurturing. It also reveals information about your inner self – the part that you often keep hidden from others.

Which One Matters More?

So which one matters more when it comes to your astrological identity? While both of your signs provide important insight into your life, it isn’t necessarily a case of one being more important than the other. Some astrologers emphasise the importance of both your sun and moon signs, and often incorporate both into readings.

It is generally accepted, however, that your sun sign gets a lot more attention as it often reveals more information about your overall personality, how you express yourself and your natural life path. That said, it’s important to remember that both signs are important when it comes to understanding your ‘true self’.

Sun and Moon Sign Compatibility

As understanding your sun and moon signs gives you an insight into certain aspects of your personality, you can use them to help evaluate relationships. With the help of an astrologer and some analysis, you can determine sun and moon sign compatibility between two people; whether romantically or platonically.

When conducting a compatibility analysis between the two signs, factors such as the signs’ elements, polarities, trigons, elements and other details must be taken into consideration.

Moon Signs and Cycles

Your moon sign also plays an important role in understanding the cycles of your body and life, such as the phases of the moon and monthly PMS cycles. As each moon cycle impacts your emotions and body differently, understanding your moon sign can definitely be an advantage.

Those with lunar signs that involve water element (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) crave the heat and moisture of summer, while those with the earth element (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) tend to prefer cooler and drier weather. Knowing this can help inform decisions such as whether to go on holiday and where to go.

Understanding the difference between sun and moon signs and the role each one plays can be a great help in discovering who you are on a deeper level. Of course, it’s important to remember that while both your sun and moon signs are important, they don’t necessarily automatically mean anything when looked at in isolation – it all depends on how they work together. For example, two very different signs can be incredibly compatible when combined, especially when an experienced astrologer is consulted. With this in mind, it’s worth making an effort to explore both your sun and moon sign on your journey to discovering yourself.