When Earth Day’s organizers selected April 22 as the celebratory date, there must have been an astrology fan in the mix. Think about it: There’s no better time to celebrate our planet than during Taurus season (April 19 to May 20), which is associated with nature, beauty, and all things grounded. Just like a mountain or redwood tree, this zodiac sign is known for being strong and steady in all aspects of life. But if you know a bull who’s more fiery or sensitive than expected, it could be due to that Taurus’ moon sign.
A person’s moon sign denotes the sign the moon was in when they were born, and it’s associated with the way they experience and express their emotions. An earth sign like Taurus has a stabilizing effect on the moon’s ever-changing energy, says astrologer and women’s empowerment coach Natalia Benson. “Taurus is really known for its consistency. This is very different from the moon, which waxes and wanes every 28 days,” she says. “[The moon] can bring balance and even harmony to the emotions.” That being said, some moon signs are known to be more emotionally up-and-down than others, and this vibe can come forth, no matter what sun sign (what you typically look at when you read your horoscope) they’re paired with.
An earth sign like Taurus has a stabilizing effect on the moon’s ever-changing energy, says astrologer Natalia Benson.
The moon changes signs every two to three days, and there are 12 different moon signs a Taurus could have. To find out yours—or your favorite Taurus’ moon sign—simply enter your date, time, and place of birth into a free natal-chart generator. Then, read on to find out how that moon sign impacts the typical Taurean traits.
Here’s what each Taurus moon sign reveals about their innermost self.
Taurus with an Aries moon
These two signs are neighbors on the zodiac wheel, but impatient Aries and slow-and-steady Taurus couldn’t be more different. “An Aries moon is going to give this Taurus a little more fire and sass when it comes to their emotions,” says Benson, who encourages this person to learn to lean into their patient side, as they may be prone to a quick temper.
Taurus with a Taurus moon
A double Taurus is one of the most reliable combos out there. “They may seem a little shy, but when they feel safe and secure in themselves, they can show up with deep love, warmth, and consistency,” says Benson. “They make really great friends and lovers.” This Taurus should just be mindful of their tendency to be extra-stubborn, she adds.
Taurus with a Gemini moon
Benson thinks this Taurus would make an ideal social media star. “Taureans know how to work extremely hard, and the creativity and intellect of Gemini energy would make them brilliant when it comes to communicating,” she says. “Gemini lightens things up for the Taurus personality. There’s a unique balance there.”
Taurus with a Cancer moon
A Taurus-Cancer mix has the potential to throw great dinner parties, given Taurus’ love of food and Cancer’s nurturing nature. Furthermore, “this is someone who can be very emotionally in tune, which isn’t always a Taurus trait,” says Benson. “They can form very close bonds with people and stick with them for the long run.”
Taurus with a Leo moon
“Taurus doesn’t necessarily crave attention, even though they may be in the limelight because they’re so hardworking,” says Benson. Throw in a dramatic Leo moon, however, and you’ve got a bull who’s comfortable being center stage. Leo and Taurus are both fixed energies, she adds, which means this person is likely to be ultra-loyal.
Taurus with a Virgo moon
Even though Taurus and Virgo are both earth signs, they do exhibit key differences. “Virgos, by nature, are very curious,” says Benson. “This moon sign can give a little more desire for variation and exploration to the Taurus personality.” This Taurus may want to make an extra effort to tell their loved ones they care, she adds, as they’re not always emotionally expressive.
Taurus with a Libra moon
“The cool part of this combination is that they both have the same ruling planet—Venus,” says Benson. “This could be someone who is very invested in their closest relationships. There’s major lover energy with this one.” Given Venus’ links with art, design, and beauty, Benson thinks this Taurus could make “the quintessential interior designer.”
Taurus with a Scorpio moon
Those with a Scorpio moon are known to feel things deeply—and when Taurus is involved, that intensity goes way up. “Taurus is so constant and Scorpio is so passionate,” says Benson. “They can get really driven about the things they care about, whether that’s relationships, work, or money. It’s a very powerful combination.”
Taurus with a Sagittarius moon
Sagittarius and Taurus balance each other out nicely, says Benson. “A Taurus with a Sagittarius moon can often crave adventure or partners from different places,” she says, noting that this isn’t always typical of a comfort-zone-loving Taurus. “At the same time, Taurus can really ground the Sag moon and bring persistence to its fiery, mutable energy.”
Taurus with Capricorn moon
These two signs together indicate someone who’s a serious boss. “Taurus rules money, and Capricorn rules vocation,” says Benson. “They may be hyper-obsessed with their career status.” She adds that this person isn’t always the most emotionally available and may need to make extra effort to prioritize their relationships and self care.
Taurus with Aquarius moon
When a hardworking Taurus sun and a humanitarian Aquarius moon come together, there’s potential for making a major difference in the world. “An Aquarius moon placement is very equipped to see the larger picture of the way things can go for the collective,” says Benson. “They may have the ability to build something for a cause they’re emotionally aligned with.”
Taurus with Pisces moon
A Pisces moon adds a dash of empathy and emotional intelligence to the sometimes-stoic Taurus personality. “Pisces energy can help them tune into their feelings and needs,” says Benson. It can also make them more flexible, she adds. “Like a bull, Taurus can get stuck in one fixed mind-set—but the mutable Pisces moon can lessen a little of that Taurean stubbornness.”