Learning the difference between the sun and moon in a sign is an important step in your journey with astrology. I’m going to point out a few differences with sun and moon in Pisces.
The sun is intentional and aspirational. It’s how you see yourself and it’s the basis for your identity in this life.
The moon is your wiring, your essential nature. It’s the temperament you developed over many lives so it is steeped in karmic history. You’re often not even aware that you are expressing your moon because there is no thought involved. It’s reactions.
A Pisces sun has chosen to become a more compassionate and intuitive person in this life and may even imagine that they are. They want to see themselves this way.
They often want to make a difference and be a hero, they want to rescue people and can even be drawn to first responder jobs so they literally are saving people.
Pisces suns have a need to believe that they are saving you and can get frustrated if you don’t take their great advice. There’s always an ego identification with the sun. They want to be the reason your life just got better. Some tend towards a messiah complex, martyrdom and can be prone to self pity. Saving the world is hard stuff.
There are various reasons why someone would choose a Pisces sun. For example, a Pisces sun with an Aries moon is someone who’s history is deeply steeped in their own experience and in this life they are learning that they can become something beyond their own experience. They can become whatever they imagine themselves to be.
A Pisces moon tends to be naturally compassionate and empathic. The moon is auto pilot, what we do without thinking, Pisces moons soak up how others feel and often act onwhat they are picking up and not even realize they are doing so.
A Pisces moon has a chameleon quality and may seem fake or disingenuous when they are really just being what is needed in the moment.
They are naturally imaginative and can also imagine that people feel differently than they do or are different than how they really are. There’s a balance to navigate between being imaginative in a healthy way or sliding into deluding themselves.
When looking at the sun in your chart, remember that it is about this life, this incarnation. It’s your ego, identity, who you believe you are, who you intend to be.
The moon is about how deep karmic history. You’ve developed these automatic ways of reacting that are ingrained in you.
If your sun and moon are the same sign then you didn’t come in desiring to change how you see yourself. It’s more that you’re trying to be a better version of yourself.
If your sun and moon are different, consider why you may want to use the history of your moon to become your sun.
So what’s the difference between having the sun in a sign and the moon in a sign?
💫 The sun and moon are distinctly different energies and they express themselves differently in the sign they are in.
🌟 Does this post help you see the difference? Can you see how your sun sign would be expressed differently as a moon sign and visa versa?
🙈 If your sun and moon signs are the same, you may be confused by this post 😂 that’s normal. Mine are in the same sign and in my early days of learning astrology I was unsure what was because of my moon and what was an expression of my sun. It took a while for me to get it.
🤔 If yours are in different signs, see if you can come up with at least one reason why you’d choose your sun sign given the history of your moon sign.
Fill in the blanks:
I am trying to learn to be (sun) in this life and my history is (moon).
See also my post on sun / moon combos.
What are your sun and moon signs?