The Moon sign of an individual denotes the placement of the moon at the time of their birth. In the other words, Moon Sign - the Sign of the Zodiac where the Moon was at the moment of his or her birth. It is one of the most important factors of a natal or astrological chart. The moon sign shapes one’s emotions and soul energy. It decodes all that is going on in the subconscious mind, deepest needs and is a major factor in defining emotional intelligence.
The moon, depending on its position at the time of our birth impacts or determines how our senses or emotions would perceive and work. Given the difference and effect in the placement of the moon, there are 12 moon signs in Vedic Astrology.
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Your Moon Sign is Gemini (Mithuna)
Your mind will be very dual in nature. Natives need constant communication, new ideas, stimulating dialogue. Drawn to kindred spirits, a “meeting of the minds” and someone who can mirror or reflect things back to you. You are intelligent and can get bored easily. On the other hand, you love learning new things.
Moon sign can be of 12 types or Rashi's defined in Vedic Astrology. Use below moon sign calculator to find Janma Rashi / Moon Sign.
What is the Significance?
To know the importance of moon signs, we must understand the nature of the planet Moon. Moon governs the unconscious and instinctive reactions; gives mental and emotional power to handle a situation. It determines ones natural or innate side. Moon sign predictions are considered accurate, elaborate and tend to take into consideration every aspect of celestial activity. This is one of the reasons why Vedic Astrology emphasizes on Moon sign over a person’s Sun Sign. While the effect of the Sun majorly relates to external personality traits of an individual, the Moon describes emotions, mind specifically “Mano/Manas” (one of the five parts of mind) and Inner world of a being. In addition, your moon sign can also influence how strongly your Sun sign is expressed. The Raashi Phal or Rashifal, which is the daily prediction for an individual as per Vedic Astrology, is always calculated according to one’s moon sign.
Another reason why Moon Signs hold higher significance in Vedic Astrology is because it reflects the feminine part (Ida in yogic sciences) of you, or the primordial emotions and experiences that one would want to go through in order to feel emotionally satisfied and accomplished.
How to calculate your Moon Sign?
Moon sign can be accurately assessed by calculating the date, month, year, hour and minute (s) when we were born. Since the moon moves into a different sign every 2-3 days, it is extremely important to know the time of birth to calculate a Moon Sign. Moon is the fastest moving planet in the Zodiac. One complete lunar cycle takes about 28 days, unlike the Sun and other planets, which take longer periods of time.