Moon in Leo: Everything You Need to Know

June 16, 2022

We all recognize Leo as the passionate, glamorous, exciting, and dramatic fire sign of the zodiac. But how do these traits apply to a moon sign or the transiting moon? Here, we’ll cover what it means to have a Leo moon in your natal chart, how a transiting Leo moon affects us, as well as the characteristics that come with this kind of fire moon. 

We discussed all these things and more with astrologer Emily Newman, to get to the bottom of what it means when the moon or moon sign is in Leo.

Moon Sign Meaning

The moon sign represents our deepest, most intimate feelings and emotions. It represents how we instinctively give and receive love. “The moon sign is related to our deep side,” Newman says. “It reveals how we feel, our abilities, and how much empathy we have for others.”

Newman considers the moon sign to be of utmost importance in your birth chart because it is associated with your psychological and emotional responses to the world around you. It’s extremely sensitive. Those who have prominent placements are more likely to easily express or portray these emotions. “People who have the moon in a poor position in their birth chart, on the other hand, struggle with emotions and are unable to connect with themselves and others,” she says. “Generally feel disconnected and face difficulty in expressing feelings.”

Leo Moon Meaning


Leo is known to be exuberant, vibrant, artistic, creative, dramatic, giving, childish, and a little self-involved. Now, apply all these traits to a moon sign—the sign of emotional give-and-take—and you get someone who gives a lot in their friendships and partnerships. 

Leo is also very family-oriented and protective of their clan (think: a lioness protecting her cubs!). So, with a natal Leo moon, this native is likely to have a hardcore love of family and loyalty. 

Since this sign expects nothing less than the best, Leo moon in the natal chart will give everything they have—but they will also expect the same back from friends and lovers. They must feel adored by the people around them. And this isn’t in vain… it’s mostly because they require the acceptance of others to develop their own self-worth. 

This also means that Leo moon people enjoy luxury. “Leaders with rich tastes are born under the sign of the Leo moon,” says Newman.

Transit (Moon in Leo)

When the moon is making a transiting move through romantic and dramatic Leo, it brings “Leo topics” to everyone’s eyes. At this point in time, people are likely to be feeling more invested and glowing about their partnerships. These times might be filled with bold expressions of love or grand gestures. 

Additionally, zodiac sign Leo is very much engaged with expression and letting others know of your desires. “It’s all about focusing on one’s own wants and desires,” says Newman. “They want drama and inventiveness that focus more on the finer things in life.”


  • Warm
  • Generous
  • Stubborn
  • Confident
  • Creative
  • Arrogant
  • Dominating
  • Passionate
  • Expressive


A Leo moon personality is one that comes with passion, flair, and intensity. Leo is a fire sign, don’t forget! So, put the planet of feelings together with a fire sign that is most attuned with going big, you get someone who is all in, all the time. There is no chill with a Leo moon—and that’s for good reason! People are usually charmed or enthralled by this sign’s fearless approach to life. So, someone with a Leo moon makes it almost impossible not to find excitement with them. 

Because the moon sign represents our inner world, the normal exuberant personality of a Leo sun does not necessarily resonate with this person. Typically, a Leo moon sign person will have a generous glow about them that they like to bestow onto others. This sign makes things less about them and more about the people they love.  


What signs do Leo moons best connect to? Newman provided a few moon sign connections that would be perfect for this hot, fiery moon sign.

Leo Moon – Taurus Moon

Leo and Taurus are both fixed signs, so this could get a little obstinate. However, Newman says that both are devoted partners—and expect loyalty from their partners.

Leo Moon – Aquarius Moon

“Even though the signs of moon Leo and moon Aquarius are opposed, they are attracted to each other,” says Newman. The idea here truly is that opposites attract. If they can find middle ground, this connection is magic.

Leo Moon – Scorpio Moon

According to Newman, Scorpio moon people have more of a spiritual side that Leo moon loves. And a Leo moon person can help a Scorpio moon person find trust in others and open up. 


If I’m a Leo, what’s my moon sign in?

Well, this doesn’t depend on your sun sign … it depends on your birth chart. Calculate a free birth chart in order to find out what kind of moon sign you have. One doesn’t depend on the other!

What sign is the moon in?

In order to figure this out, you’ll need to download a tool that will help you register the current sky formations. Signing up for Astrology+, you’ll have access to all this information and receive personalized transit updates on the days that you need to see them. 

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