In astrology, the Moon's orbit encompasses all 12 zodiac signs, implying that the Moon changes signs every two to two and a half days. The precise timing depends on where in its orbit the Moon is at any given time. If the Moon is near the center of Earth, it will take about two and a half days to make one revolution around us. But if it is near the edge, it will take three days instead.
Because of this reason, some people may experience different traits when the Moon is in different signs. For example, if the Moon is in Aries when you were born, you'll likely be more courageous than most people. If the Moon is in Taurus, you're more likely to feel like sleeping during the day is acceptable behavior sometimes. If the Moon is in Gemini, you're entertaining ideas from other planets using astronomy. If the Moon is in Cancer, you're very emotional and can get hurt easily. If the Moon is in Leo, you have a bright future because you are capable of anything. If the Moon is in Virgo, you need to learn how to balance work and play. If the Moon is in Libra, you're very diplomatic and like to keep agreements. If the Moon is in Scorpio, you have a dark side that only few know about.
Every 28 days, the Moon passes through all twelve signs. It spends around 2 1/2 days in each sign. Mercury takes around a year to go through all of the zodiac signs. Venus and Mars take about 120 and 90 days respectively to complete their orbits, so they too spend about two weeks in each sign.
The Moon is responsible for determining what qualities are present within us at any given time. If you know how it affects each sign, then you will be able to understand your own personality better. For example, if you're feeling talkative this could be because the Moon is in Aries, where we are born leaders. If you see that you tend to act before thinking, there's a good chance that the Moon is in Scorpio opposing your Sun in Aquarius. Fearful feelings might be due to the Moon being in Capricorn conjoining your Saturn point. Feelings of guilt or remorse could be due to the Moon being in Libra opposing your Jupiter point.
People show different traits depending on which zodiac sign is dominating their chart at the time. For example, someone who is born when the Moon is in Aries would likely be described as brave if they were living during one of those times when it was in Aries. If they were living when the Moon was in Taurus, they might be described as steadfast.
Sign of the Moon It is the zodiac sign in one's horoscope in which the Moon was in transit at the time of birth (for example, when the sun was in Pisces, the moon may have been in Aries, therefore the moon sign would be Aries). It is based on the date, location, and time of birth and may be calculated using astrology. The moon remains in one sign for two and a half days. It then retrogrades (or moves backwards) through the Zodiac until it reaches the same sign it started from.
Moon Sign The term "moon sign" refers to any one of the thirty-one areas of the zodiac divided by the constellations in which the Moon was located at the time of your birth. These signs are based on the date, location, and time of birth and cannot be calculated using traditional astrological methods.
It is possible for the Moon to be in two different signs at the same time. This happens when the Moon is in a quadrant (four equal angles) that contains two signs - for example, if the Moon were in Aries and Cancer at the same time. It is also possible for the Moon to be in only one sign but at various times during the day - for example, if the Moon were in Taurus around noon but in Gemini after midnight.
An important point to note is that both the sign of the Moon as well as which part of the sky it is in determines an individual's personality type.