12 ways to Destress with your Moon Sign
Blessings seekers and mystics!
It has been a huge goal for me to use astrology, and the art of tarot reading, to help align others with conscious living and choosing pathways in life that lead to healthier versions of themselves. It is an absolute dream come true to be asked to write for this platform from that perspective. For my first contribution to conscious sober living from an astrological perspective, I would love to break down how your Moon sign can help aid in finding the right way that is special to you when it comes to finding healthy ways to cope with stress, rather than turning to an unhealthy addictive pattern!
Our Moon sign typically gets the least amount of attention when it comes to horoscopes, but it equally makes up such a large part of who we are. Our Moon in our birth charts symbolizes who we are on an emotional and subconscious level, and what we need when it is time for us to hunker down, retreat within, and feel nurtured in our personal lives. In astrology there can be a spectrum as well as a duality within the archetypal energy of a planet and sign. We can fulfill the positive and empowering expression of that energy, or we can also lean towards the negative or not so positive expression of that energy.
Some of you may be wondering how you find out what your Moon sign is in astrology? In order to find out what your Moon sign is, you can have your birth chart read by an astrologer ( like myself), or you can download an astrology app that will tell you. My favorite astrology app is called Time Passages. You will need your birth date, exact birth time as it is on your birth certificate, and the location of where you were born in order to find the correct birth chart data for yourself.
Our Moon sign in astrology represents what we need on an emotional level and how it is expressed. It also is a good place to see what types of coping mechanisms we gravitate towards when under stress, and how we can choose healthy ways for self care when met with challenges in life. Everyone is different. We may wonder why one person needs a lot of alone time when they are under stress, while another may need to go out with friends for a night and talk about all of their problems. Our Moon sign can show this side of our nature, and help us better understand to set ourselves up for success when it comes to finding healthy coping mechanisms. This was such a crucial part in my sobriety journey when understanding my nature and why getting drunk and listening to sad music was something I gravitated towards when I was feeling emotionally distraught ( my Moon is in Pisces the sign that rules music and alcohol.)
After over 3 years of studying astrology and doing tons of birth charts, I have found what tends to help others feel stress free and more in alignment when the needs of their Moon sign are getting met in healthy and grounding ways.
So here it is, your guide to healthy emotional coping mechanisms based on your Moon sign!
You’re learning how to cool off and gain control of that temper!
Aries Moon’s are known for not always being able to keep their cool when under pressure! With the planet Mars ruling your Moon, you have a tendency to feel irritable and frustrated when your needs are not getting met. Aries Moon can sometimes feel hard as your needs are dependent on whatever you feel you need in that moment, and if that need does not get met in that moment, you are going to feel like you are about to blow a fuse! For this reason, it is important that Aries Moon’s find a way to feel like they are in control of their environment in ways that feel empowering. You need to remove yourself from others, and almost go on a personal journey that reestablishes your sense of independence and control of your surroundings. Aries Moons benefit from working heat through the body with physical activity. It is extremely positive for you to go for a run, or a bike ride, or do something active when you are feeling emotionally ungrounded, and doing it alone so that there isn't anyone around to slow you down!
Celebs with their Moon in Aries:
Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Selena Gomez, Pamela Anderson, Kendall Jenner, Tupac Shakur, Tyra Banks, Ellen Degenres, Russel Brand
You’re learning how to balance work and play, you don’t need to be hustling 24/7!
Taurus values a strong sense of material security. Taurus Moons need to feel grounded and stable when it comes to their physical environment and the work they are doing in the world needs to feel steady and constant. Unfortunately life is not always stable and constant so Taurus Moons need to find things in their environment that give them a sense of security, when maybe other things in their life are not so stable. The first and foremost is a comfortable and stable living environment, the home needs to feel lived in, cozy, and beautiful.
Taurus Moon’s also feel most grounded and nurtured when they are able to cook and enjoy food that is comforting to them! You benefit from finding a recipe you have always wanted to try and spending the day gathering all of the ingredients, putting on some romantic and soothing music, while spending the day preparing this meal for yourself as well as whomever you share your life with. With Venus ruling the energy of your Moon, physical sensations and romance is something that Taurus Moons also find comfort in when needing to rejuvenate. Having a romantic date night with a fancy dessert after a nourishing dinner will help any Taurus Moon individual feel rejuvenated and complete for the days that follow.
Celebs with their Moon in Taurus:
Cameron Diaz, Christina Aguilera, Mother Teresa, Meryl Streep, Carl Jung, Frida Kahlo, Kobe Bryant, River Phoenix, Quintin Tarentino, Joe Bidon, Edgar Cayce, Mick Jagger.
You’re learning how to worry less and breathe more!
Gemini Moons have a dual nature to them, on the one hand you need to be social and find someone to talk out your feelings with, on the other hand you also feel like you need to shut yourself out and turn off the phone for the day. It is incredibly important that you have friends you can trust with listening to your emotional process. Having a good therapist to help you with mentally processing what you’re going through is also extremely helpful. While talking your feelings out is incredibly therapeutic for you, you equally need a balance of quiet and alone time. Gemini Moon’s are prone to anxiety and overthinking every single possible outcome of a situation. Gemini energy has such a hard time coping with anxiety and overthinking that it is common to gravitate towards substances that subdue and calm the mind, but what is equally beneficial for you is grounding exercises. Having a physical routine helps get all that flow of energy moving in a positive direction. Anxiety is typically energy that has nowhere to go. It will be incredibly helpful for you to have a physical exercise routine that gets all of that pent up energy moving, someone to talk your emotional process out with, and then meditation/breathing exercises to wind down at the end of the day. Take some breaks from reading news articles and scrolling through social media posts. Write in a journal what fears or worries you have, and then write down the solutions you can create in your life to calming those fears. You might surprise yourself with all of the knowledge you already possess to problem solve your own dilemma!
Celebs with Gemini Moon:
Barack Obama, Jennifer Lawrence, Jim Carrey, Khloe Kardashian, Tina Turner, Sigmund Freud, 50 cent, Jackie Chan, Karl Lagerfield, John Cena, Julianne Moore, Brooke Shields, Benicio Del Toro, Florence Welch.
You’re learning to nurture yourself, rather than force others to need your nurturing!
Cancer Moons need to feel needed and often need a lot of alone time to rejuvenate. It can feel good for Cancer Moon individuals to avoid their feelings by being there for someone else's emotional process, but this can turn Cancer Moons into feeling resentful. You benefit from finding space in your home to chill out and shut yourself away from the outside world with an old classic movie, a cup of tea, and a nice soothing relaxing bath to top it off. Similar to Taurus Moon people, Cancer Moon’s also feel a large connection to preparing comforting and nourishing foods for themselves, their families, and loved ones. It fills Cancer Moons with joy to buy gifts for others, or do grandiose acts of service for friends and family. Cancer Moons are known for taking things personally and being extremely sensitive. It is important you allow yourself to feel your feelings, but be mindful that not everything is a personal attack. It's ok to cry it out, and actually a very healthy thing for Cancer Moon to do! Cancer Moons also benefit from days at home to wind down and stay away from the hustle and bustle of the world. You need lots of down time at home to recharge.
Celebs with Moon in Cancer:
Taylor Swift, Keanu Reeves, Kurt Cobain, Shakira, Drake, Heath Ledger, Jimi Hendrix, Gwen Stefani, Courtney Love, Issac Newton, Kris Jenner, Drew Barrymore, Janis Joplin, Roman Polanski.
You’re learning how to love yourself, rather than searching for constant likes and applause from others!
Leo Moons need a lot of love, attention, and admiration from others when they feel emotionally unfulfilled. This can be a slippery slope for Leo Moon individuals, as there really is no bottom when it comes to the attention seeking game. It is important for you Leo Moons to find ways to give this to yourself rather than doing large performative displays to your friends hoping for praise and external validation. Leo Moons benefit from self love activities such as mirror work, getting dressed up for yourself whether you have anywhere to go, doing a photoshoot, any kind of self grooming, getting your nails done, things that give you a sense of accomplishment, and pride in who you are and what you bring to the table of your own life. Leo Moon’s need to be careful when it comes to dating apps and one night stands. Learn to take yourself on a date. Send yourself flowers. Become your own number one fan!
Celebs with Moon in Leo:
Lana Del Rey, Mahatma Gandhi, Julia Roberts, David Bowie, Paris Hilton, Paul Mccartney, Charlize Theron, Halle Barry, Marylin Manson, Bruno Mars, Jane Fonda, Winston Churchill, Patrick Swayze, Ringo Starr, Oscar Wilde.
You’re learning how to go with the flow.
Nothing needs to be planned perfectly all of the time!
Virgo Moons need everything in their lives to feel organized and in place. Routine is incredibly important for Virgo Moon, and you will feel incredibly imbalanced if you have found yourself in any kind of disarray. It is important for Virgo Moon to put order to things by blocking out chunks of time to rearrange, reorganize, or establish a new exercise and health routines . You have to be careful to not get too obsessive over this, as Virgo is known to possess some qualities that can be overly focused on perfectionism. You have to find the balance between keeping a healthy routine, while also learning to have grace around where you are human and can’t keep things perfect and orderly all of the time. Cut yourself a break and find a way to have the best of both worlds. Plan a cleaning/organizing day, and then follow it up with some time out in nature doing something good for your body, but maybe don’t have a meticulous plan for once, and just see where the day takes you.