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Aside from being the second brightest object in the sky after the sun, the moon remains an enigma. The ancients believed that she was a goddess, given her feminine attributes and her resplendent attractiveness, but the symbolism stems from something much bigger. if you’re wondering What does being born under each lunar phase say about you?, consider the spirituality behind the ever-changing shapes of the moon. Eternally caught between the light of day and the darkness of night, the waxing and waning ripples of the moon are reflected in the sacred rhythms of the universe. It is “she” who controls the tides inside and outside our bodies.
Change is the only thing that is constant, and like Mother Nature’s cyclical energy, the phases of the moon are a reflection of our human development. Let’s use the four seasons as an example: spring is birth, summer is childhood, autumn is adulthood, and winter is the symbol of old age leading to death. These seasonal changes will be repeated throughout our lives and will be reflected in our reality, since we too are an integral part of nature. As for the moon, besides being a symbol of one’s emotional world, is also a representation of the dance between the conscious and the unconscious realm. In that sense, getting in touch with the lunar cycles not only helps you to ground yourself, but also to become more emotionally self-aware.
Mother moon encourages us to be present in our divine flow, in order to consciously observe the natural fluctuations that occur within and around us. That said, whether you plan to integrate this practice into your daily routine, or would just like to become more familiar with your moon phase, a wealth of wisdom awaits you. In the meantime, go to the Astro Twins Cosmic Calculator to find your natal moon phase, so you can learn more about what it means next.
The spiritual meaning of the lunar phase in which you were born
The beginning of the lunar cycle, if you were born under this lunar phase, then your sun sign is the same as your moon sign. If you consider this to be auspicious, you are not mistaken! The sun joins forces with the moon once a month, giving us a clean slate to start anew. This means that you are not only prone to introspection and continual introspection, but you are also deeply psychic and aware of your surroundings.
Similar to the moon’s lack of visibility during this phase, its innate versatility can make it difficult to pin down and difficult to understand. After all, you are constantly renewing yourself, and these spontaneous moments of pause, where you pause and retreat into your sacred space, make you even more intriguing. In addition to having a pioneering spirit and vivid imagination, those born under the new moon phase are gifted visionaries.
If the new moon begins a new lunar cycle, the waxing phase comes immediately after, setting our seeds of intention in motion. Luna becomes slightly visible at this time, but don’t let its “crescent crescent” shape fool you. This lunar phase is supercharged with force and momentum, and those of you born under its advancing rays are more likely to take the initiative.
Productivity and perseverance come with turf, which is why many can’t help but admire her sheer willpower and determination from afar. Once you commit, you commit to it for the long haul, as you are innately passionate about progress and getting the results you seek. You are a magnet for growth and opportunity.
Also known as the halfway point between the new and full moon phases, the tension surrounding this lunar phase is not a myth. Think about it, from our point of view here on earth, exactly half of the moon is illuminated by sunlight while the other half remains in shadow. The Moon, which is a symbol of our inner world, is logistically divided in two, which means that if you were born in this lunar phase, you embody both light and dark.
This duality, however, can be both powerful and overwhelming, as you are more likely to “walk the line,” as the late Johnny Cash would say. You could even jump to conclusions or make impulsive and/or hasty decisions that you later regret. Half of the moon is illuminated by the sun at the moment, which reminds me of a Dia Reeves quote: “She was like the moon: part of her was always hidden.”
Hours before the moon reaches its full peak, if you were born under the waxing gibbous phase, then the moon was almost full on the day you were born. This is equivalent to being on the verge of an emotional awakening and/or climax, which naturally validates your innate ability to foresee the possible outcome of each situation.
Deeply analytical and seasoned with past experiences… it’s safe to say this isn’t your first rodeo. Those born under this hopeful yet suspenseful moon phase know what it’s like to have something and then suddenly lose it after an unexpected turn. Although, believe it or not, that’s why your positive attitude always knows what to do next. Some might even say you have a few tricks up your sleeve, but it’s all sand.
Lights Camera action! When the moon reaches its peak of fullness, the ocean tides and the water (emotions) in our bodies rise, making the collective more emotional than ever. Feelings intensify and truths come to light, and if you were born in this phase of the moon, your expectations of yourself and the world are just as high.
A time of celebration, culmination and harvest, it is not surprising that the full moon has been a muse for artists and poets since the beginning of time. Similarly, full moon babies are more than recognized for their uniqueness and magnetic personality. However, the sun is directly opposite the moon during this time, making you more indecisive than most.
After an emotional high, there’s always a comedown, and the waning hunchback phase is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your recent accomplishments and/or reassess your next steps. What was illuminated during the full moon is often most important as the moon begins to wane, making those born under this moon phase both inspirational and truth-seekers.
The moon begins to disappear and this time, but still, it is very visible in the sky. Similarly, shrinking hunchback babies are often blessed with the gift of luck and opportunity. There is great potential for success, and it’s all thanks to your innate gratitude and self-awareness. On the dark side, those born under this moon phase can be misjudged for being know-it-alls, but not if they are open and willing to listen.
This moon phase is the epitome of letting go and letting God. Hours between the waning waning and the waxing crescent, the third or last quarter phase marks a period of release, surrender, and closure. At least 50 percent of the moon lights up during this time, and this is precisely what inspires those born in this phase to move on and put the past where it belongs.
You cannot stop seeing what you know to be true, similar to the period of reflection that comes after the full moon phase. And this specifically highlights the importance of being honest with others and with ourselves, especially if you were born in this moon phase. Not only are you prone to getting over people, places, and environments faster than most, but you are also deeply devoted and loyal. This is not always the easiest energy, so be sure to take a moment to withdraw when necessary.
If you were born in the waning crescent phase, you are last but not least. This is equivalent to the graduation of the moon before renewing itself and starting another cycle. Also known as the dark moon, this is an ideal time to rest and reflect on your recent experiences. Similarly, those born under this lunar phase are more likely to enjoy their solitude, as they are a psychic sponge to their environment.
Empathetic and keenly aware of underlying emotional undercurrents, if you were born in this phase of the moon then you underestimate your gifts more often than not. Maybe it’s a combination of everything you’ve unconsciously absorbed, as well as vivid memories of your emotional experiences, but if you don’t ground yourself, this “weight” can easily cloud your sense of self-worth. This is a wise and experienced lunar phase; you are the witch