Throughout the history of the Earth, the Moon has been a major influence on the evolution of the land, ocean and life. For Billions of years the Moon has been stirring the oceans in its never ending orbit. Scientist believe life itself may not have been possible without the Moon’s tidal mixing of the oceans that created the complex chemical compounds that were necessary for life to begin. It makes sense that our lives today are influenced by the Moon Phase, position and proximity to Earth. Whether it’s some deep chemical reaction or more of a spiritual connection it’s easy to see the influence. Doctors and Nurses dread the Full Moon each month when the emergency rooms are filled with people giving birth. Ask a police officer and they will tell you there is a heightened energy in the air on a Full Moon and New Moon. It’s on these days that the craziest things happen in the world.
The Moon is one of the most powerful symbols in astrology. Some people are more in tune with their Birth Moon Phase or Zodiac Moon Sign than the more common zodiac Sun Sign. Like the Sun Sign, your Birthday Moon Phase and Moon Sign can tell you a lot about yourself. The current Moon Phase today or the Phase on your Current Birthday is also said to influence our day-to-day lives. Explore the links below to see the differences of being born on the different Moon Phases.
BORN ON A NEW MOON
The New Moon, also known as the Dark Moon, seems like the phase where the Moon is weakest. But even though the New Moon is invisible in the sky, it may still have a strong influence on children born under its darkness.
During the New Moon phase, both the Sun and Moon are lined up perfectly, which means your Sun sign is the same as your Moon sign. In other words, your mind and your heart are in perfect harmony. As the exact opposite of a Full Moon child, you don’t let inner conflict trouble you too much. You are very in tune with what you want – and what you want is usually that next new shiny thing on the horizon.
BORN ON A FIRST QUARTER MOON
A First Quarter Moon is when the Moon is 50% illuminated bettween the Waxing Cresent and Waxing Gibbous. The days before and afer this phase the Moon grows brighter each day until the Full Moon. Like the New Moon and Full Moon, a First Quarter Moon happens at a very specific time and day making being born on a First Quarter not as common as the other phases that lsat several days at a time.
As an individual born under the First Quarter Moon, you have never doubted that you are the protagonist of your own life. You are a person of action who loves a good challenge – the more difficult a challenge is, the more excited you get, and the better you perform. You want to achieve things, not necessarily for the sense of accomplishment or to be praised by others, but simply because you cannot fathom any other way of living.
At the peak of your ability, you are the kind of strong invidual that people turn to in order to get things done. You are proactive, and you can identify problems and deal with them before they become even bigger problems. If you lack experience, however, this tendency can result in creating unnecessary drama and exacerbating problems when they could’ve been resolved by letting things alone. In general, you have difficulty dealing with issues that require waiting and being passive. If you can develop the art of patience to complement your strong personality, you will have reached your full potential.
BORN ON A WAXING CRESCENT MOON
Children of the Waxing Crescent tend to be similar to those born under the New Moon – you are adventurous, joyous and full of curiosity. But there one key difference: you tend to be more timid and conservative when it comes to taking risks and trying new things. In fact, you have a tendency to cling to the past and stay in your comfort zone. Being relatively weak in energy, your instinct is to ensure your own security above all.
It is absolutely crucial for a child of the Waxing Crescent to learn to be more independent and courageous. Embrace discomfort, awkwardness, and struggle. Accept potential failure and pain as a necessary side-effect of risk-taking. Challenging yourself and taking risks is the only way you can grow and develop into a fully actualized individual.
BORN ON A WAXING GIBBOUS MOON
The Waxing Gibbous Moon is the phase just before the Full Moon, when the Moon is nearing its full potential. Individuals born under this Moon are predisposed to be caring, nurturing, and calming. You likely excel at developing relationships with other people, guiding them and inspiring them to reach new heights in their lives. If you put in the time and effort, you can easily surround yourself with people who love you, or at least respect you.
On the flip side, this also means that you are acutely aware of your own potential – specifically, your own potential to achieve perfection. Tragically, even though you can be an amazing mentor and guide to others, that same impulse transforms into perfectionism when it comes to yourself. This compulsion can be debilitating if you don’t keep it in check. To fully acheive your potential, you need to accept that you will never actually be perfect, that there will always be room for more growth – and that’s what makes life beautiful.
BORN ON A FULL MOON
The Full Moon is well known for driving people to lunacy, aggression, and in extreme cases, even lycanthropy. While it is unlikely that being born under a Full Moon will literally turn you into a werewolf, it is true that the Moon is intimately tied to a person’s emotions – and may have more control over you than you think.
When a Full Moon occurs, the Moon is located directly opposite the Sun. That means that your Sun Sign, which controls the mind, and your Moon Sign, which controls the heart, are in conflict with each other. As a person who is born under the influence of the Full Moon, your life tends to be driven by internal struggles between what you know is logical, and what your heart truly wants. Worse, you might have a multitude of different desires, pulling you in all sorts of different directions. This is the reason why you may come off as inconsistent or indecisive to others.
This can be an asset in some cases, as your friends may find your unpredictability to be attractive and exhilarating. In situations where stable and consistent behaviour is expected, however, people might consider you to be flaky, or even two-faced.
Despite this, it may be counterproductive to suppress your emotional side. Generally, people who were born on a Full Moon are more attuned to rhythms – both in the natural world and internally. You can become more successful if you harness your natural ability to ride the highs and lows of your emotional cycle, and leverage it to live a life balanced in between the extremes of your personality.
This is especially important since as a child of the Full Moon, your emotional energies can be very potent if you channel them appropriately. The trick? Allow yourself to give into the pull of your emotions and desires, especially the ones that might seem too unconventional or crazy. Being able to listen to yourself and follow your truest, strongest impulses is what’s going to pull you out of the stagnation that can come with wanting so many contradictory things. Being honest with yourself allows you to feel more grounded, since your energies are going to be more harmonious and focused on what makes you truly happy. This energy is what draws people to Full Moon children – but in different ways depending on your personality.
If you’re an extrovert, your energy will be channelled outwards. Extroverted Full Moon children tend to have a powerful, luminous presence. When you walk into a room, people notice – like we notice whenever the Full Moon rises into the night sky. You are capable of being extremely active, fun, and wild – all traits that make people gravitate towards you.
For those of you who are introverts, your Moon energies tend to be channelled inwards. People might not be conscious of it, but you have this subtle inner glow that is inexplicably attractive. You have a touch of quiet lunacy about the way you hold and express yourself, which intrigues people and makes them want to be around you – and they probably won’t even understand why, which just adds to your mystique.
You’ll also want to pay attention to the phases of the Moon, since they’re intimately linked with your internal energy. During the Waxing Crescent Moon, you should take advantage of the momentum of the rising lunar force and begin planning for the future. Set ambitious goals, but also break them down into small, realistic steps. You are more likely to come up with a successful plan during this period. Of course, you should review these goals periodically, and the Waxing Gibbous Moon is a great phase for that.
If you’ve prepared sufficiently during the Waxing Moon phases, you are likely to feel more energetic and inspired when the Full Moon rolls around, like you can do anything as long as you set your heart to it. Really listen closely to your heart during this phase – it’s likely that all sorts of impulses and desires are going to rise to the surface of your consciousness. You may feel compelled to take risks and do all sorts of crazy things that will horrify your rational side. That may not be such a bad thing, however. Combined with your increased energy, optimism, and alertness, you are actually more likely to succeed in whatever goals you choose to pursue during this Moon phase. It still pays to be careful, though – it’s possible to get too drunk on the brilliance of the Full Moon, which can make you overestimate your chances of success.
On the flip side, people who were born on the Full Moon generally feel tired and lethargic when the Moon is waning, especially during the Waning Gibbous Moon and the Waning Crescent Moon. Your ebbing energy makes this period an excellent time to let go of any anger, tension, and anxiety. This lethargy reaches a peak during the New Moon, since the Moon’s energy is completely blocked by the Earth during that period. This may be a good time for you to rest, reflect, and regain your energy. Don’t try to do anything overly ambitious or taxing. Having regular downtime to just chill is essential – without it, you won’t be able to shine your brightest during your Full Moon moments. If you’ve been experiencing an unusual rate of failure recently, it may be because you’ve been driving yourself too hard. In that case, a nice New Moon mini-vacation might be just what you need to pull yourself back together.
The most dangerous Moon phases, however, are the First Quarter and the Third Quarter Moons. During Half Moons, you are equally under the influence of the moon’s darkness and light. All your internal conflicts will surge to the surface – and if you can’t find your inner balance, this can lead to a complete mental breakdown.
For a child of the Full Moon, the most crucial key to success is the ability to balance your inner contradictions. You need to be able to ride with the flow of your natural energy cycles, instead of fighting it all the way, or letting it take control of you completely. If you can master the art of maintaining an active equilibrium between emotions and logic, between your dark side and your bright side, between the external and the internal – that’s when you know that you have awakened to the full potential of a Full Moon child.
At this stage, you are exceptionally competent at executing any task and bringing it to full completion. Being practiced in reconciling different aspects of your contradictory self, you are known for your skill at negotiating complex social situations, where you can connect people to each other even if they hold vastly different views and perspectives. Since you’ve learned how to listen to yourself, you’re also great at listening to and understanding others. You are highly emotional, spontaneous, and empathetic, and most importantly, you never apologize for being who you are.
BORN ON A LAST QUARTER MOON
While children of the Waxing Crescent cling to the past out of fear, children of the Third Quarter Moon hold onto the past out of love. You have a quality about you that seems slow, almost frozen in time. While you have no fear of the present or future, you tend to get deeply attached to things, people, places – and while that means you’re exceedingly talented at finding meaning and happiness in life, even the smallest things, this tendency can also prevent you from moving on when you need to.
While you are immensely loyal and kind, your love of looking back on the past can blind you to the joys of the present. Other people may find you absentminded and rude, as you’re always off in your own little world, thinking about happy events that happened days before, or internally giggling at old jokes that you’re reminded of. While reminiscing can bring you happiness and deep, long-lasting relationships, you are also more prone to unhealthy rumination, as you are unable to let go of grudges and unpleasant events in the past. You must learn how to recognize when your rumination is hurting your mental health, and try to take productive lessons from past events before letting them go. The present is just as deserving of your love and attention as the past.
BORN ON A WANING MOON
The Waning Moon phase starts after a Full Moon with the moon becoming less bright each day until the next New Moon. The three phases that occure after the Full Moon and before the following New Moon are the Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter and Waning Crescent.
BORN ON A WANING GIBBOUS MOON
The Waning Gibbous Moon is the first phase after the Full Moon, and the beginning of the Moon’s waning. While this may imply a decline of some sort, a better way to think about it is “reflection”. An individual born under the Waning Gibbous Moon often seems wise beyond their years, with an enhanced ability to parse their experiences and learn from them. This tendency also makes them particularly good teachers and communicators.
If you were born under the Waning Gibbous Moon, you may be driven by the desire to understand and explain – but you also need to learn to be more accepting of the fact that not all people have the desire to listen, and that doesn’t necessarily make them inferior to you – it could be that they already have a deeper or different understanding of the topic. Or perhaps it’s simply not the right time. Other people may find you frustrating if you lecture them and talk down to them in a patronizing way. No matter how good your intentions are, you can come off as arrogant and condescending, like you’re always placing yourself in a position of superiority. Learning when to talk, and when to let others talk, is the core challenge that you have to overcome on the path to self-actualization.
WANING CRESCENT MOON
The Waning Crescent Moon is the very last Moon phase, where the Moon is nearing the completion of its cycle. Individuals born under this phase are influenced by the energy of an aged, wise Moon, and are gifted with a kind of energy that isn’t necessarily reflected in personality or even in the physical world. In other words, you are likely a talented psychic who is closely in touch with your spiritual side, even if you may not realize it. Through dreams and daydreams, you may receive insights or even visions that help you to be more successful in life. In line with this tendency, you may also have an extremely active imagination. This is because human imagination is the most active under low light conditions – near-darkness, with just a hint of what’s around us, is a very fertile ground for the imagination.
Your deep insights can make you seem mystical, like you exist in a different dimension from other people. Combined with your tendency to have unconventional hobbies, behaviour, and opinions, this can make you somewhat of a loner. Many people may find you too eccentric to relate to on a deeper level, even if they appreciate your wisdom and advice. Your best bet is to find people who are just as imaginative as you are, and who appreciate you in your entire glorious, weird self.
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