Tarot and Moon Sign Correspondences

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The Moon is a powerful force in astrology, governing our feelings, instinctual reactions, and innate psychic potential. In the realm of astrological synastry, which explores interpersonal dynamics, the Moon Sign takes centre stage when evaluating emotional synchrony between individuals. Possessing knowledge of your own Moon Sign, as well as that of your significant other or person of interest, can greatly enhance your ability to perform Tarot readings focused on relationships. Identifying the Tarot cards associated with each Moon Sign can provide deeper insights into the emotional nature of your connections.

Understanding the role of the Moon in our astrological makeup is akin to having a road map of our inner emotional landscapes. It allows us to navigate the intricate emotional bonds we build with others. This becomes especially crucial when using the Tarot as a tool for reflection and guidance within relationships. By considering the Moon Signs involved, a reader can tailor the Tarot spread to capture the subtle nuances and energies that define the unique emotional interplay between partners. This approach adds a personalised dimension to the readings, offering a profound look into how individuals relate on a deeply emotional level.

Elemental Core Needs

Before delving into the Moon Sign and concomitant emotional needs of the 12 Zodiac Signs, it is a good idea to look at the core needs as dictated by the ruling Element for each sign.

FIRE (Wands/Judgement or Aeon) – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Core needs: adventure, individuality, self-expression, risk-taking, spontaneity
Dislikes: routine, responsibility
Turn on: confidence

WATER (Cups/The Hanged Man) – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces
Core needs: empathy, romance, creativity, sensitivity, feeling an unspoken bond
Dislikes: criticism, aggression (tend toward passive aggression)
Turn on: Old-school romanticism

AIR (Swords/The Magician) – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
Core needs: intellectual compatibility, great conversation, friendship, constantly learning new things
Dislikes: clinginess, sulking, jealousy
Turn on: Quick wit

EARTH (Pentacles/The World or Universe) – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
Core needs: stability, routine, financial security, reliability, planning ahead
Dislikes: carelessness, risk-taking
Turn on: Reliability (writing/phoning back, showing up on time etc)

Tarot and Moon Sign Correspondences

Moon in AriesThe Emperor. Likes to rule/be the head of the family, encourages independence, competitive, impulsive


Moon in TaurusThe Hierophant. Loves routine and tradition, possessive, constant and faithful, loves the good things in life (good food, fine wine etc)


Moon in GeminiThe Lovers. Needs constant mental stimulation, great sense of humour, struggles with commitment, and likes to play the devil’s advocate


Moon in CancerThe Chariot. Hard shell and soft core, selective about who they let in, homebody, nostalgic, sentimental


Moon in LeoStrength/Lust. Likes to show off, generous, magnanimous, proud, playful


Moon in VirgoThe Hermit. Shy, prudent, thoughtful, detail-orientated, critical, concerned with purity


Moon in LibraJustice. Fair, concerned with justice, peace and harmony; lover of beauty and aesthetics, ambivalent


Moon in ScorpioDeath. Passionate, intense, interested in the occult, jealous, magnetic, may struggle with moving on


Moon in SagittariusTemperance. Expansive, love for travel and higher learning, philosophical, spiritual, visionary


Moon in CapricornThe Devil. Despondent, lacks faith in self, strives to transcend limitations, easily depressed, materialistic, hardworking, great organiser


Moon in AquariusThe Star. Friendship is a prerequisite for romance, strives for equality and oneness, needs a lot of space but may not be willing to give same in return, lofty ideals


Moon in PiscesThe Moon. Wears rose-tinted spectacles, willing to sacrifice a lot, forgiving, emotionally manipulative, romantic, intuitive, clingy


General Rules of Compatibility

In general Water Moon Signs are most compatible with Earth Moon Signs and Fire Moon Signs with Air Moon Signs but many other factors need to be considered for the full picture and it is good to never write anyone off because they appear to be the wrong sign.

The benefit of having a visual of each Zodiac sign in the Tarot is that you can more easily get a feel for how they interact and surrounding cards can provide further clues about lessons and challenges concerning emotional compatibility.

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PS. Now that you know what to look for in the cards regarding each Moon Sign, hop on over to the Emotional Compatibility Tarot Spread. This is where you learn how to use this knowledge to create relationship harmony.

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