# The Zodiac Sign That Will Resolve Your Inner Conflicts

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Advanced astrological enthusiasts, listen up. If you've been curious about what else you can learn from just your sun and moon sign, look no further than your sun/moon midpoint, a part of your birth chart that an initial reading may have glossed over.
As the name would suggest, your midpoint is located halfway between the sun and the moon on your birth chart. One popular astrological theory holds that the sign that corresponds with your midpoint reveals what you need in a partner, due to the roles the sun and moon respectively play in your chart. For the record: Finding your midpoint calls for a little bit of math (and some advanced knowledge of your birth chart), but it's worth it.
First, you'll need to have your birth chart drawn up. This shows you where on the Wheel of the Zodiac the sun and the moon happened to be at the moment you were born.
Say, for example, that the sun was in Capricorn and the moon was in Virgo. That gives you a general idea of where they are (for the record, that's as much as you need to know if you're just a casual follower of astrology). In order to be more exact, astrologers measure the celestial bodies' positions in degrees: Each sign consists of 30 degrees on the Wheel, so, beyond simply being in Capricorn and Virgo, the sun may be at 21 degrees in Capricorn, and the moon may be at 4 degrees in Virgo. If you couldn't tell, here's where the math comes in.
Astrologer Annie Heese writes that calculating your midpoint not only requires you to know the degrees of your sun and moon, but their respective signs' "starting degrees," as well. You find these by dividing 360 by 12 — the number of degrees in the Wheel of the Zodiac by the number signs in the Zodiac. So, Aries' starting degree is zero, Taurus' is 30, Gemini's is 60, and so on.
Using our example, Cap's starting degree is 270 and Virgo's is 150. You'll start your calculations by adding your sun and moon's specific degrees to their starting degrees (21 + 270 = 291 and 4 + 150 = 154). Then, you'll add those two values together (291 + 150 = 420), divide that sum in half (420 / 2 = 210), and thus find the degrees of your midpoint. In this case, Scorpio starts at 210 degrees, making the sign of the Scorpion our test case's midpoint sign.