Moon Signs And Their Importance To You
There is a horrible misconception that has taken the world by storm when it comes to astrology. MANY people mistake the sun sign as being the "end all, be all" when it comes down to why they do the things they do. That would be incorrect Jasmine so please put your hand down. If that were the case, there would only be 12 humanoid architypes running around the world. The only thing really differing us from one another would be......length of hair. Just like Shrek, astrology has layers like an onion. The further you go into the swamp, the more likely you will be marked with it's longer lasting effect of "the stinkies".
Your sun sign is your outlying shell complete with all the various aspects that make it its sun sign. Your moon sign is the inner you. The side of you that normally isn't visible to others. Part of this you is the you that you share with a therapist when you're laying on their couch for only 52 minutes but paid for an hour or the you that's shared when you're pouring your heart out at an AA meeting that you attend every other Thursday evening at 6:08pm.
One way to look at the moon sign is it's your savage like caveman side of being human. Whenever something happens to you, the actions you immediately take (mentally or physically) are controlled by your moon sign. Your instincts are the best way to describe this. Everything you touch, taste, see, hear, and feel and the uncontrollable reactions you have in response reside in the moon sign.
Just like the actual moon, there are 2 sides to our moon sign. The bright side and the "dark" side. Negative connotations aside, both sides of the moon are important for us and each moon sign has various traits associated with each side. Jealousy, obstinacy, resentfulness, ambition, anger, sadness, open/closed mindedness and many other traits are located in each side. Neither side houses only positive or negative characteristics. We also can tap into either side at a moment's notice so unless you know which side a certain trait already exists, assuming where it's at is asinine.
Understanding your moon sign is a powerful away to achieving self happiness. You will know you like you never have known anyone else before. Self actualization begins here as well. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This is step 2, 3, or 8 depending on how you're keeping count. So, the next time you hear someone say "I'm sorry. I jumped down her throat when she called me "chubby". Must be because I'm a Sagittarius..." might only be partially true...if it's true at all.