What Attracts Men? What's His "Type" of Woman? His Moon Sign and Venus Sign are the Answer

What Attracts Men? What’s His “Type” of Woman? His Moon Sign and Venus Sign are the Answer

Note: Recovered from the internet archive by astrologer Michael Star (1999) (quick, to the point, good for beginners)

Find the astrological Sign which contains the Moon in a man’s birth horoscope, then read the matching paragraph for that Sign by clicking on the link below. The Sun Sign is what the average person answers when you ask, “What’s your sign?” – but the Moon Sign is not known by the average person, and is quite complicated to determine.

However, his Moon Sign is the best indicator of the type of woman he sees as his life partner, the potential mother of his children, and the type he is most comfortable with on an emotional basis. (It also indicates the type of person of either sex he is most comfortable with as a platonic friend or roommate. Check out your own Moon Sign type to see who you are most comfortable with.) You will probably need to get a birth chart produced by an astrologer or computer program to find out the Moon Sign.

Then, find the Sign which contains Venus in the man’s horoscope chart, and read the appropriate Sign paragraph for your Sign below. This is the best indicator of the type of woman he is attracted to as a romantic partner, and the type most suited for an intimate relationship.

If Moon and Venus are in the same Sign, the attraction to that type is extra strong!

If the man’s birth date is the same as one of the “cusp dates” given for the Moon Sign in any table you may be using, be aware that the Moon moves almost half a Sign (12-14 degrees) in 24 hours, so you need to know the time of birth to be sure which Sign the Moon was in. You may find that the Moon Sign for the date one day before or after that “cusp date” is more appropriate. This is because the Moon changes Sign every 2.5 days, approximately.

Before you look up your own Venus Sign, you could try a little experiment by reading all twelve paragraphs and then choosing the one (other than the one for your Moon Sign, if you already know it) which best describes the second “type” of woman who attracts you. Is it the same “type” your Venus Sign predicts? Has your dating history included a significant number of partners who have that Venus Sign?

These “types” also come into play when a man is attracted in a purely platonic way to another man because he admires his “style” – the way he expresses himself in his appearance and actions. (For a gay male, these “types” will also apply to the type of man who attracts him.) Both men and women are likely to find many of their most “comfortable” friends have their Sun in the same Sign as their own Moon. The Moon is about how you feel comfortable, safe, and secure in ANY close relationship; while Venus is more about how you give and receive affection, and how you act to attract partners (as friends or lovers) or get attracted to them; and, especially for men, it symbolizes the kind of person you view as your ideal lover.

Your Mars Sign indicates the type of person who attracts you on a purely sexual level, the type you could feel “lust” for. It also indicates how you unconsciously “act to attain” the object of your desire, which may be quite different from your usual “style” as indicated by your Sun Sign, if your Mars is in a different Sign (and for 11 out of 12 people it will be in a different Sign than their Sun). Venus is about how you passively “act to attract”; while Mars is about how you assertively “act to attain” – so you could say your Mars Sign indicates your style of acting to “woo and win” the one you see as a potential exciting sex partner.

If your Venus and Mars (or theirs) are in the same Sign, the attraction is doubly strong to that type – but remember that Venus is about love and affection, while Mars is only about lust and sex. It’s great to feel both kinds of desire for one partner – but romantic affection and sexual lust are often separate kinds of feelings, and you can be attracted to two different types on two different levels.

One of the best indicators of a marriage with a mutually satisfying sex life is when the man’s Mars is in the same Sign as the woman’s Venus. And if they are both near the same degree of the Sign, the sexual attraction is super-strong and may never fade, even if the relationship ends. To a lesser extent, this also applies when the woman’s Venus and man’s Mars are in the same Element, such as both being in Fire Signs like Aries or Leo or Sagittarius; or when the woman’s Venus and man’s Mars are in Signs which are separated by one other Sign, such as Aries/Gemini or Aries/Aquarius.

When the woman’s Venus and man’s Mars are in Signs which opposite, such as Aries/Libra, the saying “opposites attract” is true; so there can be a great sexual attraction, but also some difficulties due to the innate differences in style. This is often an indicator of a sexually “hot” (but also aggravating) relationship, or a “love/hate” affair. Think of a “Liz and Dick Burton” or “Lucy and Desi Arnaz” kind of relationship when there is this kind of Venus/Mars opposition.

(If you don’t know the man’s Moon or Venus sign, click on the link below which matches his Sun Sign. The description there will apply to his Sun Sign to some extent, but not as much as for his Moon and Venus Sign.)


The type of woman who attracts you demonstrates a sense of independence and is bold, adventurous, or spontaneous. Think “Xena, Warrior Princess”.

You’ll respect the freedom of a woman like this; and might even encourage her to be more independent than she really wants to be. You admire strength and courage.
You enjoy a challenge, and may find it enjoyable to be “chased” or seduced by an assertive woman – while offering sufficient resistance to make it interesting.

Strong, competitive, or athletic women may appeal to you; and some form of “competition” such as games or sports might be a turn-on for you. You want to win, but you can respect a woman who gives you a good match.

You may have a particular attraction to “women in uniform”. Of all the Moon and Venus Signs, you are the most likely to date a policewoman, military type, or security guard.


The type of woman who attracts you is cute, cuddly, calm and comfortable, and shows affection with caresses and kisses.

You prefer women who are easy-going, earthy and sensuous, not too independent and energetic.

Women who appeal are “all woman” in the traditional sense. You may find “the scent of a woman” arousing.

Physical sensations are important to you, so a woman who is physically demonstrative in her affections and who enjoys sharing physical pleasures with you is your type of woman. This includes all the five senses – anything like fine dining, cuddling on the couch, listening to enjoyable music, or watching a sunset.

You feel close to Mother Nature, and may enjoy a woman who shares a love of the outdoors and/or animals.

You may be particularly attracted to women who can sing or have a pleasant, almost melodic, voice


The type of woman who attracts you is clever and changeable, and can keep you guessing. You can be drawn to average-looking women who are witty and interesting, more than to the “beautiful but boring” types.

Curious minds and quick tongues can turn you on. Witty flirtation and an interesting conversation is the best seduction for you; and women who are either good talkers or good listeners can attract you.

A relationship in which communication plays a big part is one which feels most comfortable to you. You like to hear the words of love.

Your biggest fear is boredom, so a woman who is forever changing, or has a zest for life, is your type of woman. Curiosity can keep you interested, so a complex woman can intrigue you.

You may like high-strung or talkative women, as long as they are interesting.

You may find a woman’s hands, and the way she expresses herself with them, are a particular attraction.

MOON or VENUS in Cancer

The type of woman who attracts you is one who could comfort and care for you – who would “mother” you. If she feeds you and fusses over you, she may soon see you sharing her home – since home is where you most want to feel wanted and cherished and comforted.

You naturally act as a protector and care-giver to those you feel affection for, and seek similar treatment – for that is how you feel loved and safe and secure.

The “old-fashioned girl” appeals to you – or one who is looking for the house with the white picket fence and children in the yard.

You are especially prone to be attracted to a partner who appears like your personal image of the perfect mother – or even reminds you of your own mother (if you were emotionally close to her).

A woman who is especially “motherly” attracts you – either by her mother-like nature, or by symbols of motherliness like a large bosom, wide hips, or even a plumpness that resembles a pregnant woman.


The type of woman who attracts you is one you feel proud to be seen with – one who makes you look good and wins admiring glances that can reflect admiration onto you.

A woman who’s gorgeous or dramatic or regal or aloof turns you on. Looks lie, yet glamour gets you. You may choose a partner more for good looks or popularity than for real compatibility on all levels.

It is particularly important to feel you can admire and respect your mate, and feel admired and respected in return.

You expect loyalty, and need to feel appreciated and – above all – NOTICED. Feeling ignored or unappreciated makes you feel insecure, so you can be enticed by a woman who flatters you with praise or attention.

You could be attracted to a woman who is “the boss” at work – perhaps to a “bossy” woman. Passion or “drama” helps too.


The type of woman who attracts you looks neat and clean, or well-groomed and conservatively-dressed – and, above all, appears “proper”. You want: intelligent, honest, healthy, reliable, modest, refined, efficient, practical, methodical, loyal and faithful…but you might settle for “perfect”!

Good manners and good taste are turn-ons for you, as are “competency” and skillfulness.

You can be slowly seduced by a woman who makes herself useful to you in ways that make you feel you cannot get along without her.

A Virgo paradox is that while seeking the perfect person (and rejecting many who were judged not perfect enough) is a priority – sometimes the chosen one is a less-than-perfect partner who could be “fixed” or reformed (like an alcoholic). Sometimes the hard lesson learned later is that you can’t fix people who don’t want to be fixed.


The type of woman who attracts you has “class” but isn’t too formal… sort of sophisticated but not stuck-up… sort of hard-to-please but easy to live with… sort of sincere… No! REAL sincere! Definitely not phoney, or rude or crude or violent!

Grace, charm, and beauty are great attractions to you. You can be “charmed” by a romantic and feminine “fair lady”.

You seek “harmony” in a relationship, yet your real need is to create harmony, so you may actually be drawn to (or passively instigate) conflicts with a more emotionally volatile partner, which can present a challenge for your peace-making talents.

A totally serene relationship is what you seek; yet when achieved it is boring to you – so you like to shake things up a little now and then.

Being IN a one-on-one relationship is the only way you feel secure, so relationships are your top priority – and this includes friendships and business partnerships too.


The type of woman who attracts you is very vital and gutsy, and passionate and intense. You go for dynamic and powerful types of women – who aren’t wishy-washy or weak-willed, or passive or push-overs. Niceness bores you… but intensity interests you.

You can be enticed by secret affairs or “dangerous liasons”.

You probably “test” the willpower of your partners, and don’t really respect them unless they can stand up to your own strong personality. Or the opposite may occur – where you are drawn to a women with a stronger will (such as women with Sun or Mars in Scorpio).

Sexuality is a very important part of your relationships, and you can be enticed by a woman with a raw “animal magnetism” or overtly sexual appearance.

There is often an element of psychological power struggles in your relationships, even if on a subconscious level.


The type of woman who attracts you is honest, direct, and reliable – who can be your “pal”. You like a woman who’s playful one minute, and philosophical the next.

Above all, companionship, honesty, and idealism appeal to you – and a sense of humor! You also like “outdoorsy”, athletic, or adventurous types; and can be attracted to women who are “foreign” to you by race, religion, or country of origin – or all three!

You need your “space” and freedom in relationships; yet with a partner who allows you this freedom, you feel less of a need to actually exercise it! Just to know you have the freedom to choose is the important thing. You may not commit to a lasting relationship while young, remaining single until you’re ready to trade total independence for the benefits of an intimate, lasting partnership.

Your natural friendliness can be mistaken by some for a sexual interest; and you are as likely to confuse a woman’s friendliness with romantic interest. You may find that many of your potential romances actually end up as platonic friendships instead.


The type of woman who attracts you is socially acceptable and somewhat formal or aloof – and serious about success or status.

If she can boost your image or your career or finances, then likely she’ll draw your interest – as may “Old Money” or OLDER women. As you get older yourself, you may be attracted to much YOUNGER women.

Powerful women or “executive” types also interest you; and it is important to you that you can regard your mate as competent and responsible and mature.

You are afraid of rejection, so may act rather shy or reserved – and can be drawn to a woman who is either equally reserved, or is willing to be assertive enough to take the emotional risks you can’t take yourself.

You may appear to fear commitment, but what you really want is a very committed relationship with the right woman who will take commitment as seriously as you do – and you will wait as long as it takes until you are certain.


The type of woman who attracts you is intelligent, independent, free-spirited, and a good conversationalist. Should she keep you guessing, or be a bit off-beat or unconventional, she’ll fascinate you – but if she’s too emotional, you’ll pass.

Especially while young, you may be drawn to women who are not really available for a lasting relationship (because of distance or inability to make commitments, or a prior commitment to someone else).

This is usually because you may not yet be ready to make lasting commitments, and value your “space” and freedom more than emotional bonds or truly intimate relationships.

When you are ready to commit, you will. Meanwhile, you may be attracted to “free spirits”, “space cadets”, or even somewhat “strange” women.

Idealists or rebels also have a particular appeal to you. Politics may play a part in the attraction. Political foes might make strange bedfellows.


The type of woman who attracts you is romantic and emotional, or sensitive and passive. Should she be intriguing or mysterious or able to make you feel secure, she could really appeal to you.

You’re a sucker for secret love affairs, and for people who need help or emotional support. You are compassionate yourself, and respond to women who are especially compassionate, caring, and selfless.

You may be attracted to especially creative or imaginative women, like artists and poets; or to women who are psychics or empaths (like Counselor Troi in the TV series “Star Trek, The Next Generation”).

The sweet, ultra-feminine type of woman appeals to you – such as the “Southern Belle” or “Old-Fashioned Girl”.

Saving a “damsel in distress” is a turn-on for you – and so is being helped or healed by a sympathetic savior or caring comforter or attentive nurse.

See also: Astrology: The Love Styles of Venus & Mars for All 12 Astrological Signs

What Attracts Men? What's His "Type" of Woman? His Moon Sign and Venus Sign are the Answer
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What Attracts Men? What's His "Type" of Woman? His Moon Sign and Venus Sign are the Answer
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