The astrological Moon takes 28 days to travel through the zodiac, visiting each zodiac sign briefly in turn – on average, the Moon will spend about two and a half days in each sign before moving on.
In astrology, this is what is known as the transiting Moon. We describe the Moon’s visits to each sign as Moon transits – for example, we might say that the Moon is transiting Sagittarius today, or that it was transiting Sagittarius when someone was born.
Astrology is based on the core energies of the planets being channeled through the different filters provided by the zodiac signs. In the case of the Moon, the core astrological energies pertain to feelings, emotions, moods and the subconscious. So, through each zodiac sign, the different Moon transits present as slightly different emotional moods, from one day to the next.
Born With the Moon in Sagittarius?
If you were born when the Moon was transiting Sagittarius, then an astrologer would say that you have a natal Sagittarius Moon. That means that in your birth chart, the Moon can be found in Sagittarius. Having a natal Sagittarius Moon adds emotional restlessness to your personality, but it also adds a quest for the truth and a very philosophical outlook on life.
The Transiting Moon in Sagittarius
The overall flavor of the transiting Sagittarius Moon is adventurous. This restless, questing energy asks a lot of emotional questions and expects to find answers to those questions too. For this reason, we call the transiting Sagittarius Moon an explorer’s Moon, prompting us to undertake new journeys, literal, philosophical or imaginative.
Sagittarius is a fire sign, so this fiery lunar energy is creative, highly instinctive and quite bold. However, Sagittarius is also a mutable sign, so this lunar energy takes the surrounding circumstances and molds itself to them, changing like quicksilver and adapting easily, come what may.
Emotionally, the Sagittarius Moon brings relief from worry, because we tend to adopt a ‘what will be will be’ attitude during these philosophical few days. This frees up energy to actually find solutions, instead of just worrying about what to do.
The mood of the Sagittarius lunar transit can be quite wild and reckless at times, however. This is brash energy and it offends easily. Tact is hard to find during the Sagittarius Moon, but honesty is definitely not in short supply.
When the Moon is in Sagittarius, you could, for instance:
- Make an emotional journey back to your past
- Make a literal journey to places which were once important to you
- Tell someone the truth for their own good
- Tell yourself a very uncomfortable truth
- Work with and protect animals, wildlife and the environment
- Start a spiritual quest
- Campaign for justice and equality
- Try out an adventure or adrenaline sport
Your Moon in Sagittarius Horoscope
Aries Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
The fiery energies of the Sagittarius transit Moon are a breath of fresh air for Aries. This is full-on, high voltage, get-on-with-it stuff, and you won’t want to waste a minute. Move ahead with your plans, confident of a win. Find new horizons, see new places, make a bold, brave choice. The Sagittarius Moon encourages you to say yes – and to not look back.
Taurus Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
For you Taurus, the Sagittarius Moon transit energies are a bit wild and unstable. You’ll have trouble finding your feet, especially if circumstances upend your routine for a few days. You may feel that you’re not in control of your life and indeed, someone else may be pulling the strings. Try to stay calm; this will pass. For now, roll with it and don’t try to resist.
Gemini Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
You love the energy of the Sagittarius Moon, not least because it activates your love zone. Flirtatious, fun-loving and high on energy, these few days are often among the most memorable for you each month. If you’re single, it’s certainly a fun time. If you’re already in a relationship, however, take care not to be too blunt. It wouldn’t hurt to be a little bit kinder and more tactful at this time.
Cancer Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
The high energy of the fiery Sagittarius Moon is great for jolting you out of your comfort zone. Don’t expect plans to go without a hitch – this transit is just full of the unexpected. It will teach you to adapt and to be more spontaneous and it might, just might, be a lot of fun – even though it will shred your nerves and rip up your carefully laid out schedule.
Leo Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
When the Moon is in Sagittarius, the fiery feel of this energy is very familiar you, another fire sign. You can be at your creative and most joyful best during this lovely transit, and you’ll find so much to enjoy. Watch out for a slight reckless edge, however. You’re a fixed sign and you don’t tend to do risk – but Sagittarius is a mutable sign, and if risk is called for, risk you’ll get.
Virgo Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
The bright and breezy energy of the Sagittarius Moon sweeps through your family zone, loosening up your restrictions and rules and teaching you that good enough is good enough. There’s no such thing as perfect during a Sagittarius Moon, and that’s a very helpful thing for Virgo to learn. Let this energy take you to a more carefree place in your life, if only for a few days.
Libra Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)
You’re normally such a good communicator, but during the Sagittarius Moon, tact goes AWOL and you may shock and surprise others with what you say. On the one hand this may not go down well at work, but on the other hand, it makes a change to get the authentic you, instead of who you think you should be. Let the real Libra out to play, courtesy of the Sagittarius Moon.
Scorpio Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
When the Moon transits Sagittarius, it’s tempting to abandon your responsibilities and to seek freedom. The reckless edge to this lunar transit appeals to Scorpio’s buttoned-up sense of purpose, so sometimes you may go a bit crazy during these few days. It won’t hurt you – but do be aware that you’ll have to pick up the pieces if you do allow responsibilities to slide.
Sagittarius Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Obviously, you feel at home when the Moon transits your own sign – maybe a little bit too much so. This lunar transit brings out the adventurer in you but that means you may struggle with routine, and that can be hurtful to those you love. It’s all very well wanting to throw it all in and save the world, but other people are relying on you to be, well, a bit more mature.
Capricorn Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
The reckless edge which comes with a Sagittarius lunar transit does not sit well with Capricorn. At all. Expect to feel highly uncomfortable and to be honest quite disapproving during a lot of this transit. There is a way you can use these energies to your advantage though, and that’s in your spiritual life. Use the Sagittarius Moon to ask searching questions about your own beliefs.
Aquarius Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
The Sagittarius Moon transit is gregarious and friendly for Aquarius, so it’s a great time to be active socially. You’ll be drawn to people who are from a different culture or country than your own, and in fact you can do a lot of good during this transit, encouraging tolerance and acceptance. Stand up for you own identity too, because in doing so you stand up for others.
Pisces Horoscope During a Sagittarius Moon (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
During the Sagittarius Moon, your confidence grows, and you’ll feel a lot more at ease than you often do. This transit activates your career zone, so it’s a great time to ask for a promotion or to showcase your skills in job applications and interview. It’s also a good time to simply relax and to chill out, without having to worry about tomorrow. Take a breath.