Moon Sign Compatibility

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
Contributor: Jacqueline Dautaj
Couple on swing from a heart shape cave and full moon

Knowing which Moon signs are compatible can help you determine how well you might get along with someone when it comes to emotional interactions. Keep in mind, there's more to this type of compatibility than meets the eye; you'll need to consider how the Moon sign relates to the Sun sign and other factors.

Moon Sign Meaning Compatibility Simplified

Many astrologers consider the Moon the most important "planet" in relationships. The Moon represents your emotions. Your Moon sign is how you instinctively react to outer events and what you need to feel comfortable and secure. Which means it's difficult to be with someone who isn't in sync with your Moon. Much like Sun sign compatibility, when your Moon is in an easy aspect to one or more of your partner's planets, you feel comfortable, safe and secure with one another. Below is a handy chart that helps to further explain.

Moon Sign Compatibility
Moon Signs Gets Along With Planets In Most Compatible With Planets In
Aries Gemini, Aquarius, Libra Leo, Sagittarius, Aries
Taurus Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus
Gemini Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Libra, Aquarius, Gemini
Cancer Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus Scorpio, Pisces, Cancer
Leo Libra, Aquarius, Gemini Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Virgo Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo
Libra Leo, Aries, Sagittarius Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Scorpio Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
Sagittarius Aries, Gemini, Libra Leo, Aries. Sagittarius
Capricorn Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Aquarius Leo, Sagittarius, Aries Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Pisces Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Scorpio, Cancer, Pisces

The Moon in Aspect to Other Planets

Now, if you look at this chart and your Moon sign is not in a compatible position with the person you love, don't fret. This is where the aspects of the Moon in person A's chart to the planets in person B's chart become very important. AstroSeeker has a free tool that calculates planetary positions of both partners by sign and degree and shows their mutual aspects. Simply look for your Moon sign and see if it makes any of the following aspects to a loved one's planets.

The Astrological Aspects

Aspects are usually measured by mathematical angles, but skipping the geometry and just using the astrological signs, there are the five major aspects astrologers look at in chart comparison.

The five major aspects:

  • Conjunct (same sign); Blending (easy)
  • Sextile (2 signs apart); Flowing (easy)
  • Square (3 signs apart); Dynamic (difficult)
  • Trine (4 signs apart) Flowing (easy)
  • Opposite (6 signs apart); Dynamic (difficult)

Sun and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

The Moon and the Sun are natural companions in astrology, so it's a very good sign if they are in an easy aspect to one another. When they are at ease with one another, the Moon person relies on and trusts the Sun person's wisdom, spirit, and personal style, while the Sun person depends on the emotional support of the Moon person. If the Sun and Moon are in a difficult aspect, the Moon person is likely to find that the Sun person becomes overbearing and insensitive, while the Sun person finds the Moon person too temperamental, dependent, and emotional.

Scenic View Of Full Moon During Sunset

Moon and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

When two Moons are in an easy aspect, the individuals are comfortable with each other due to their similar tastes and emotional sensibilities. If two Moons are in a more difficult aspect, the individuals are not in sync and certain habits and idiosyncrasies each will make the other uncomfortable.

Moon and Mercury in Astrological Compatibility

When the Moon and the planet Mercury connect, communication is stimulated. In an easy aspect, a couple can enjoy long, intimate conversations, confide in each other, and share our inner feelings and thoughts. However, with the difficult aspects, the Moon person is likely to find the Mercury person too nitpicky and too often detached, while the Mercury person can be irritated by the Moon person's sensitivity and mood swings.

Venus and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

When the planet Venus and the Moon are in easy access, you genuinely like each other and share a natural affection and a desire for partnership. When in a difficult relationship there will be frustrating times when one individual's values will conflict with the other's emotional needs.

Mars and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

When the planet Mars and the Moon are in aspect to one another, there's a strong attraction that's both physical and emotional. If the aspect is easy, the Moon person nurtures and has a soothing and calming effect on the Mars person, while the Mars person encourages the Moon person to be brave and confident. However, the relationship can still be tumultuous and a difficult aspect will only make this relationship more tumultuous.

Jupiter and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

When the planet Jupiter and the Moon are in an easy aspect to one another, there is a great capacity for openness and goodwill between partners as well as honest and candid communication. The more difficult aspects can lead toward excess, emotions getting out of control and unrealistic expectations.

Saturn and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

When the Moon and the planet Saturn are in an easy aspect, the Saturn person is supportive of the Moon person, who finds the Saturn person a reliable and steady partner. However, even with easy aspects, the couple will have their ups and downs, while with the more difficult aspects there could be a feeling of being trapped. In either case, the connection runs deep and it's not a frivolous relationship.

Uranus and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

When the Moon and the planet Uranus are connected, there's electric chemistry that's exciting and fascinating, but there will be an erratic quality to the relationship. If the aspect is easy, the couple will delight that their relationship doesn't fall into a rut and enjoy doing things a little differently. With the more difficult aspects, the relationship can be emotionally unsettling to the Moon person and too conservative and domestic for the Uranus person.

Neptune and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

The Moon in aspect to the planet Neptune can be magic or befuddling. When there are easy aspects between the Moon and Neptune you are gentle and caring with one another. You can even anticipate each other's moods and responses. When the aspect is difficult, there will be misunderstandings, avoidance or neglectful behaviors as well as a tendency to be dishonest with one another.

Pluto and Moon in Astrological Compatibility

Regardless of the aspect, a couple with the Moon and the planet Pluto connected have a strong emotional attachment to one another and are likely to have a very passionate relationship. With the easy aspects, they will easily share many secrets and intimate details about their lives. With the more difficult aspects, the emotional tension can be so intense, fear of loss can be generated, which in turn can give rise to jealousy, control or possessiveness.

Shining a Light on Potential Problems

This is just a very basic and small sampling of what Moon sign compatibility looks like. A professional astrologer compares the Suns, Moons, Ascendants, and the other planets as well as all the aspects and house placements in both birth charts. However, there's no such thing as perfect astrological compatibility, so, even if there's no interaction between the Moon and other planets in a couple's astrological synastry it's not the kiss of death to the relationship. Astrology can't predict who you'll fall in love with, why, or if it will be long lasting, but it can shine a light on potential problems.

Moon Sign Compatibility