We all know what our Sun sign is, whether we are Scorpio, Taurus or Gemini We are sure from time to time to pick up the newspaper to see what’s in store for us. However, there is so much more to astrology that most of us realise. Did you know that we all also have a Moon sign? The Moon sign tells us so much more about ourselves, our emotional needs and our inner selves and can help us find out who our ideal partner is.
First, if you want to learn more about your relationship, you'll need to find out what your Moon sign is (and that of your partners). To find your Moon sign, go to the Moon Sign Calculator on this page.
Every Moon sign belongs to one of the four elements, Earth (Taurus,Virgo, Capricorn), Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius).
The general rule of thumb is that signs from the same element get along pretty well. So if you are the same Moon sign as your partner, or your Moon signs are different but are in the same element, this is a kind of middle ground with good and not so good points. There are other combinations that are perhaps better, ones that illuminate your lives, bringing a ‘Supernova’ energy to the relationship. However there are some combinations best avoided - if you don’t want to suffer the fall out from a Cosmic collision!!
First, we need to look at which Moon signs belong to which element and how Moon signs of the same element get along together…
The Earth Element: Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn
This is a grounded and tenacious combination. If you and your partner are both of this element you will go far. Responsible, stable and committed, you will work hard together to achieve your goals. However, over time you could get complacent and become more than a little stuck in the mud. Routine, duty and the desire for order in your lives could create a cage around you. Allow yourselves to let go, release yourselves from the humdrum of earthly duties. Go on, have some fun, float into space and breathe in a little Cosmic sparkle!
The Water Element: Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces
If you are both water Moon signs you are loving and sentimental. The two of you are such emotional and sensitive beings that you need one another desperately, clinging on to each other for safety, weathering the storms of life together. The connection between you will be almost psychic; you will understand one another’s needs without even talking. However, if you spend too much time looking into each other’s eyes you might lose sight of where you are heading and find yourself on the rocks!
The Fire Element: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
No prisoners here. Two fire signs will charge ahead through life together leaving a trail of ashes behind them. You have energy, enthusiasm and more than a little bit of passion for physical pursuits. You both love whole-heartedly and bask in the warmth of your own mutual appreciation society. You need to be noticed and so you stoke your flames high, like beacons in the night you want to be seen from afar. However, as much as you love to love, it can get a little too fierce – we all know that fire can burn. Be aware that in pursuit of your own happiness you could singe one another badly without even realising.
The Air Element: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
Floating in the air? Perhaps a meeting of minds is more accurate. Ideas will flow between the two of you and conversations will be stimulating, exciting and emotionally fulfilling. You also love to be sociable, for you imparting knowledge and exchanging viewpoints is just as nourishing as any meal. However, as this element suggests, the ideas and plans you have may remain just there – in the air. When it comes to putting plans into practice, life may become a little confusing, as what works in the mind may not always work as well in reality. The saying ‘feet on the ground’ comes to mind.
So what happens when we start to combine the elements? As I said, some combinations work better than others. Let’s look at the good ones first…these are the ‘supernovas’, the ones that really work well.
Earth and Water:
I like this mixture. The water loosens up the dry, dusty earth, making it moister, more pliable and adaptable. The earth is equally as good for the water, as it makes it more substantial, giving it more solidity and form. So if you and your partner are an earth and water mixture, it may sound a bit muddy, but it bodes well for a fulfilling life together. A combination of intuitive energy from the water sign and practical ability from the earthy one will ensure that you create a stable environment that is flexible, open to change and enjoyable for all involved. Essentially the water flows and the earth provides stability and direction.
Fire and Air
Another good one. The air feeds the fire, giving it the energy to blaze higher. The fire, in turn, warms up the air, giving it a little more energy and substance. ‘Ideas into action’ is a good phrase for this combination. The genius is provided by the air sign and the fire then acts, bringing the plans to the real world and making them work. The air sign will also cool the fire sign down when he, or she, gets too hot under the collar. Likewise the fire sign will get the air sign to focus when they become listless or demotivated.
So we’ve looked at the same element and those that get along well. What about the not so good combinations – the ones full of potential problems, or craters?
Fire and Earth
The fire sign tries its hardest to move onward, but oh dear, it’s stuck fast in the earth – well and truly buried under a mound of routine and daily grind. In fact, the more it struggles, the more earth seems to be piled on top of it. The problem here is that the fire sign brings all of the earth sign’s fears into reality. While the cautious earthy signs need safety, consistency and security, the fire signs need new challenges, freedom and definitely not too much responsibility. Essentially, the fire sign scares the earth sign, who desperately tries to keep a grip on the situation. In turn the fire sign can’t seem to get the earth sign moving - it feels as though it has been tethered to a post – which is actually not far from the truth.
Fire and Water
An interesting combination…what happens when you mix fire and water? Answer: you get a lot of steam. Now, steam is no good to anyone (unless you’re in a sauna) and this combination whilst it doesn’t lack drive and imagination just can’t seem to get it together. The water sign’s imagination and empathy may appear to be just a dampening energy to the independent and highly motivated fire sign. The fire sign, in turn, will appear insensitive and tactless to the water Moon sign’s needs. In fact, the flame will definitely go out for these two. The water will dry up – but not before it puts out the fire.
Air and Earth
What can I say, there is just no combining these two elements – neither seems to connect – a kind of celestial stalemate. The earth sign makes the air sign feel as though it can’t breathe and the air sign just can’t seem to get to grips with the earth sign’s realistic and steady approach to life. The air sign feels as though its earthy counterpart lacks ideas and imagination and the earth sign just can’t be bothered with all that mind-stuff. Trouble is neither of them have the energy or inclination to put their ideas into action - they just stay there gathering dust in the drawer.
Air and Water
Direction..what direction? These two don’t know their left from their right. Nice and idealistic, romantic even. That is, until reality eventually lifts its head, yawns and then expects something to actually happen. Swimming and flying their way through life these two have a great time. Ideas and feelings are wonderful – if you live in cloud cuckoo land – but in the real world these two fumble around until one of them falls off the edge or drowns.
Although astrologically accurate, this article is intended to be for entertainment purposes only and should not be used as a basis for life-changing decisions!