Moon phases in astrology are all about the energy that each phase brings to the table. In our previous article, we talked about how this is a cyclical process that repeats every month. But in addition to influencing the events of your life and your moods in the here-and-now, the moon also influenced you in a special way on the day you were born. Astrologists refer to this special moon phase as your birth moon phase or moon phase at birth.
What Is My Birth Moon Phase?
Your birth moon phase is the phase that the moon was in on the day you were born. If you aren’t sure what your birth moon phase is, don’t worry! You can easily look it up. AstroSeek has a handy Birth Moon Phase Calculator that makes it easy to find out exactly what phase the moon was in when you were born. All you have to do is look up your birthdate in the calendar and it will show you your birth moon phase.
Why Does Your Birth Moon Phase Matter?
Your birth moon phase is different from the regular moon phases that occur each month and is significant because astrologists believe that at the moment when you are born, the celestial bodies in the sky have an especially strong influence on you. Similar to knowing your sun sign or moon sign, knowing what phase of the moon you were born during can shed light on certain characteristics that you’re likely to have. Whether it’s an attribute you’ll need to guard against or a trait that you want to embrace, knowing what these characteristics are can help you decide how best to use them to your advantage as you move through life. Want to learn more about what your birth moon phase says about you? Read on to get the full scoop!
If You Were Born During a New Moon
If you were born during this phase of the moon, you may avoid the spotlight, preferring to say hidden like the new moon. You are also very likely to make intuitive decisions and be drawn to many new beginnings during the course of your life. You are on the more thoughtful end of the spectrum, so you may take longer to find love because you are waiting for the perfect partner.
If You Were Born During a Waxing Crescent Moon
If you were born during this moon phase, you are likely to be very self-determined and feel a strong desire to do good in the world. You may feel frustrated or struggle at times, similar to a seed that has just been planted but has not yet blossomed. You will feel the need to follow an inner command or personal urge in life.
If You Were Born During a First Quarter Moon
If you were born during this moon phase, you are probably someone who experiences personal satisfaction each time you overcome an obstacle. You likely have a strong will and are able to push through challenges or obstacles in your way. However, you occasionally tend toward escapism and may have a defeatist attitude from time to time.
If You Were Born During a Waxing Gibbous Moon
If you were born during this phase of the moon, you more than likely have a strong urge to improve yourself and those around you. You are able to evaluate things carefully and get them finished effectively – essentially, you get stuff done. You may also have strong spiritual aspirations and are very close to your loved ones.
If You Were Born During a Full Moon
If you were born during this moon phase, it’s likely that you have very concrete ideals. And yet, it’s not uncommon for those born under a full moon to have a sense of being divided – you may feel caught between your head and your heart. This can be frustrating, but the trait is also a gift – you make a great listener and mediator because you’re able to see both sides of an issue.
If You Were Born During a Waning Gibbous Moon
If you were born during this moon phase, you’re likely someone who is very motivated to fight for your beliefs. You take the lessons you’ve learned to heart and are very reflective. However, you can become lost in social and moral conflicts if you aren’t careful.
If You Were Born Under a Third Quarter Moon
If you were born during this moon phase, you are very likely to have strong managerial and organizational skills. You have broad social ideals and are willing to do whatever it takes to see your goals come to fruition. However, you may find that you struggle with criticism and can sometimes come off as overbearing.
If You Were Born Under a Waning Crescent Moon
If you were born during this phase of the moon, you may feel a sense of personal destiny. You likely feel a strong urge to serve – especially in an organized group or social institution. Those born in this phase of the moon are also the most likely to have a prophetic gift.
Just like with your sun sign, there will be certain strengths and weaknesses associated with your birth moon phase. Knowing what these traits are can help you become more aware of your own characteristics, tendencies, and values. Perhaps there is a behavior that you’d like to change. Or maybe there’s a trait that you’ve never really nurtured in yourself before but would like to embrace going forward! Look at your birth moon phase as another way to explore your values and learn more about who you are.