Your Dark Side, Based on Your Moon Sign

Halloween is approaching, and as the spookiest time of the year, we thought this was the perfect time to howl at the Moon and take a look at the darker, more shadowy sides of your personality, based on your Moon sign.

We experience not one but two Full Moons this October – a very rare occurrence indeed. And what’s more – the second Full Moon of October takes place on the 31st. That’s right, the first Full Moon on Halloween since 2001, and 1955 before that!

Your Moon sign refers to the placement of the Moon at the time of your birth – that is, the constellation, or sign, that the Moon was in at the very moment that you entered this world. The Moon rules our emotions and connects to our shadow, so it only makes sense that the Moon sign would also connect to the darker aspects of our personalities.

Before we learn more about the dark parts of your personality based on your Moon sign, let’s learn a bit more about the Moon sign itself…

What is the Moon Sign?

While the Moon is not considered a planet according to astronomers, it’s quite an important planet in astrology. The Moon is deeply connected to our emotions, to our subconscious, to the internal, mysterious parts of our being.

The Moon is so powerful, in fact, that it controls the tides of the Earth. Farmers also plant their crops by the phases of the Moon. It is no wonder, then, that the Moon has such a strong effect on ourselves as individuals.

Learning about your Moon sign can show you more about how you relate to the world around you on an emotional level. It can teach you how to tend to your emotions to avoid outbursts or exhaustion.

Although there are positive aspects of each Moon sign, there are also those darker parts of the personality that accompanies certain Moon signs. Some Moon signs keep secrets, while others are more abrupt with their feelings. Some Moon signs plot revenge, while others rely on karma to take care of their adversaries.

Keep reading to find out more about the hidden, cryptic parts of your unique personality, based on your Moon sign!

Not sure what your Moon sign is? Find out right now with our free birth chart generator!

Your Dark Side, Based on Your Moon Sign

Before we begin, it’s important to remember that each and every Moon sign has its own faults or weaknesses – and every person born under the Sun has a dark side.


Aries is the first sign of the zodiac – a sign full of wonder, life, and motivation. But they also possess a deep need to be in constant motion. An Aries Moon standing still is a ticking time bomb waiting to happen.

Your dark side is that you can become impatient and impulsive when you feel bored or restless. Try to find creative outlets for all that energy buzzing through your body! Dancing it out might prevent you from acting rashly.


Anyone who knows a Taurus Moon personally will likely be able to pinpoint their dark side quickly and effectively – you’re stubborn! What most people don’t know is that you often want to be more adaptable and compromising, but insecurity gets in the way.

Try to shake this shadow by learning to open up and be vulnerable. You’ll find that you can trust your loved ones more than you initially thought.


Gemini is a sign of intellect and communication, but that communicative nature can also have a downside. While Gemini Moons are known for their charm and their smooth verbal skills, they might also be caught gossiping by the proverbial water cooler.

You may feel it important to share your information with others, Gemini, but gossip only fosters distrust and conflict! Use your words for good rather than evil.


Cozy, emotional Cancer is actually ruled by the Moon, and their feelings run deep. While Cancer Moons can be sensitive and nurturing, their shadow holds onto things for quite some time.

You may have a hard time letting go of grudges from the past, but holding onto them will only cause you pain and suffering. Learn to forgive those who’ve hurt you, for your own good. Releasing this pain will help you blossom.


Leo is often the life of the party, and that’s the way Leo likes it. Those with a Moon in Leo are just as charming and fun, and sometimes they know it all too well! Your dark side connects to the ego – if you don’t maintain emotional balance, you can become arrogant rather than confident.

Practicing gratitude will help bring your energy back down to Earth and promote humility rather than ego trips.


Responsible Virgo is not only hard-working, but also hard on themselves and those around them. While someone with a Moon in Virgo can lift your spirits, they can just as easily tear them down with their criticisms – which they often consider constructive.

Try to consider the fact that not everyone is as receptive to criticism as you are, and remember to be gentle on the people you love. When in doubt, remember the compliment sandwich!

Learn more about how to celebrate Halloween this year: How to Celebrate Samhain in Modern Times


Libras are fun and social – an enigmatic sign that adores spontaneity. But this sign does possess at least one skeleton in their closet, and that skeleton is flighty! Those with a Moon in Libra often have a hard time sticking to plans or following through with their promises, making it seem like their untrustworthy.

Just remember to be open and honest about what’s holding you back if you do need to cancel plans, Libra. Your loved ones will appreciate the honesty.


Mysterious Scorpios are dark by nature and known for their seemingly wicked ways. The truth is that a Scorpio Moon can be pushed remarkably far before reacting negatively – but once you’ve pushed them past the breaking point, prepare for their wrath.

Try to focus more on your own personal healing than getting revenge, Scorpio. Letting go can be hard, but it will make you stronger and more powerful in the long run.


Feisty and fiery, Sagittarius’ optimistic attitude makes their dark side seem even more surprising. While typically fun-loving and friendly, someone with a Moon in Sagittarius can have quite the temper and even lash out when they’re angry.

It’s important that you try to practice deep breathing to avoid emotional outbursts, because there’s a good chance that you’ll be over your little spell of anger almost as quickly as it started.


Capricorns are goal oriented and hard-working, and they’ll do just about anything to get to where they want to go. However, someone born under a Capricorn Moon may forget about their friends, family, and other loved ones along the way.

It’s important that you don’t neglect your relationships in the name of success. It would be a shame to make your dreams come true only to feel alone. Make time for the people you love.


Smart and quick-witted, Aquarians are full of knowledge and information. That being said, a Moon in Aquarius can sometimes come across to others as a know-it-all. Your shadow might have a superiority complex, Aquarius, so it’s important to keep yourself in check.

Try frequent meditation to open your mind and help you feel more receptive to the thoughts and ideas of those around you.


Pisces are the dreamers of the zodiac, and a Moon in Pisces loves to escape reality, and crawl into their fantasies whenever possible. This desire for escape can lead to the use and abuse of substances like alcohol – or even indulging in sweets and foods that may not be the best for you.

It’s crucial that you learn to become comfortable within reality, Pisces.

Everyone Has a Dark Side

Don’t fret if you feel you identify with the dark, shadowy side of your Moon sign – we all have our own hidden emotions and perplexing secrets. Each person alive is like an intricate cobweb of traits and aspects, and many of them may seem inscrutable to the naked eye.

Understanding your dark side can help you shine the light on it, taking away its power and ability to frighten you.

It’s time to embrace the dark side of the Moon, as well as the dark side of your personality!

Related article: What to Expect this Halloween Based on Astrology

About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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