Evening loves, welcome to Incantari's guide on what moon phase you were born under and how it might affect you! Astrology is a complex and interesting system that can give us insight into many different areas of our lives. The position of our Sun sign tells us what vitally drives us, our Moon sign where our vulnerabilities and emotions come from, and even our Rising sign tells us what face we approach the world with. But have you ever wondered what moon phase you were born under and if it affects you at all?
In this guide, we'll go over what each moon phase implies and how you can figure out which one you were born under. The more we learn about our personal astrology, the more we learn what makes us tick and take better control over our daily lives. Diving into your astrology involves a lot more than just reading some random vague horoscope every now and then. You'd be surprised just how spot-on the placements in your birth chart can be. Before we go into each phase and what they mean, you can calculate yours here: AstroStyle. You can also calculate it yourself, although it's not as fun it is pretty simple, here's the breakdown. If you want to do it yourself, prepare to do some arithmetic. Look up your birth chart and examine the Sun sign and Moon sign degrees. Next, count the number of degrees that the Moon is from the Sun. Each sign represents 30 degrees in the zodiac, now check this list below for where your Moon sign is relative to your Sun sign, ta-da that's it:
0 to 45 degrees from the Sun: New Moon
45 to 90 degrees from the Sun: Waxing Crescent Moon
90 to 135 degrees from the Sun: First Quarter Moon
135 to 180 degrees from the Sun: Waxing Gibbous Moon
180 to 225 degrees from the Sun: Full Moon
225 to 270 degrees from the Sun: Waning Crescent Moon
270 to 315 degrees from the Sun: Third Quarter Moon
315 to 360 degrees from the Sun: Waning Gibbous Moon
Now for the fun part. What does your moon phase say about you? Let's take a look at each one.
A new moon is when the sun and moon are in alignment, with the sun illuminating the side of the moon facing away from Earth. This is a time of renewal, fresh starts, and new beginnings. If you were born under a new moon, you're confident and self-assured. You're comfortable taking risks and are unafraid of change. You're also very independent and need your space to recharge. Those born on a New moon have a strong sense of intuition; since there wasn't a guiding light when you were born, so you've had to learn to listen to yourself and your instincts. The power of this time makes you self-sufficient and a little headstrong. The start of a trip, for example, is symbolized by new Moons. People who were born under this Moon phase are usually eager but lack follow-through.
Waxing Crescent Moon
A waxing crescent moon is when the moon is growing in size from a new moon. This phase lasts for about a week. If you were born under a waxing crescent moon, you're a natural leader. You're confident and always up for a challenge. You're also very optimistic and always see the glass half full. This Moon phase is associated with optimism and the ability to maintain hope even in difficult or trying circumstances. This is a driven position, and you may feel additional pressure to achieve or create. People born under the Waxing Crescent Moon are motivated and full of enthusiasm.
First Quarter Moon
A first-quarter moon is when the moon is half illuminated and half in shadow. This phase lasts for about a week. If you were born under a first-quarter moon, you're a go-getter. You're always striving to better yourself and others. You're also very honest and have strong convictions. Individuals who were born during the first quarter of the moon may feel as if they are in a never-ending crisis. Your desire to establish yourself in the world is greater. You have a need to prove yourself to your parents and others around you. The Moon, the Earth, and the Sun form a triangle in this phase—which, according to astrology, increases frustration and basically tension. This is the most active of the moon phases, characterized by a strong sense of purpose and drive. When it's time to live life to the fullest and pursue your interests, this is where you want to get started.
Waxing Gibbous Moon
A waxing gibbous moon is when the moon is almost full, but there's still a sliver of darkness. This phase lasts for about a week. If you were born under a waxing gibbous moon, you're creative and resourceful. You're always thinking outside the box and coming up with new ideas. You're also very passionate and have a strong drive to succeed. This stage is associated with a greater knowledge of planning and preparation. Some deeper introspection may be possible during the Waxing Gibbous Moon's light since people born during this phase can see more of themselves. Individual development and growth are encouraged by this Moon phase, which was also the case for you. If you were born under a Waxing Gibbous Moon, you may find yourself developing many diverse talents throughout your life, particularly through mentorship.
A full moon is when the sun and moon are in alignment, with the sun illuminating the side of the moon facing Earth. This phase lasts for about three days. If you were born under a full moon, you're loyal and reliable. You're always there for your friends and family. You're also very compassionate and empathetic. A person's Moon phase may influence how they choose to express themselves, which is why it's so important for them. Full Moon babies are more likely to understand and develop their personality through relationships (romantic, platonic, and even family ones). This Moon phase also brings some tension with it, as you have to learn to delicately balance two opposing sides to your personality. You may often be drawn to people very different from you, which in turn spurs more growth.
Waning Crescent Moon
A waning crescent moon is when the moon is shrinking in size from a full moon. This phase lasts for about a week. If you were born under a waning crescent moon, you're introspective and thoughtful. You like to take your time and think things through before making a decision. You're also very intuitive and have a strong connection to your emotions. As the light begins to fade and night approaches, this phase encourages you to withdraw and reflect. People who were born under this Moon sign are naturally drawn toward the end of their existence. If this seems super Karmic debt-y it's because it is, bringing to a close old tales from past lives. It may be emotionally draining, but you're laying the groundwork for a new beginning. This is an exceptionally spiritual spot that has a strong sixth sense and desire to change.
Third Quarter Moon
A third-quarter moon is when the moon is half illuminated and half in shadow. This phase lasts for about a week. If you were born under a third-quarter moon, you're sensible and level-headed. You're always able to see both sides of an issue and find a compromise. You're also very down-to-earth and have your feet firmly planted on the ground. A change in personality and perspective is symbolized by the Full Moon during this cycle, which occurs later in life, a meaningful shift. If you were born during this period, you may discover that your trip takes you away from what you once knew, leaving many of your closest loved ones perplexed. Your intuition guides you to a new destination, correcting your fate.
Waning Gibbous Moon
A waning gibbous moon is when the moon is almost full, but there's still a sliver of light. This phase lasts for about a week. If you were born under a waning gibbous moon, you're reflective and introspective. You like to take your time and think things through before making a decision. You're also very intuitive and have a strong connection to your emotions. All things considered, the Waning Gibbous Moon is all about disseminating knowledge and assisting others. People who were born during this Moon phase are eager to share their life experiences and inspiration with others. This Moon phase is associated with the teacher, and if you were born under this sign, you possess an inner knowingness.
Now that you know what Moon phase you were born under and what it means use it to your advantage. As we go over in the Guild, knowing your Birth Charts and personal spiritual qualities will help you not only better understand yourself but also take control of your life in the situation occurring within them. The Moon phase you were born under is only one aspect of your Birth Chart, to get a more comprehensive understanding, check out our Guild! I hope this article helped clear up any confusion and gave some additional insight on the subject. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below!