Do you know your natal Moon phase? This is a significant trait in your personality!
IMPORTANT: The calculator on this page provides an approximate phase. For an exact calculation, please request a consultation.
For a description of your personality trait, click on your Moon phase below.
New Moon – Inspiration – Days 0-3
The New Moon represents a lunar rebirth and encapsulates pure potential. It occurs when the Sun and the Moon are powerfully conjoined in the same sign, each offering a different flavour of energy and focus for the month ahead. When the Moon is invisible, it signals that all that came before has been cleared, and it’s time for a new beginning and a new awareness.
New Moon babies are full of energy and zeal, courage, new ideas, positivity and inspiration. You have a youthful spirit and a zest for life, and may approach new experiences with enthusiasm and curiosity. You are also very independent and self-sufficient, valuing your freedom and autonomy. Popular and friendly, you are a self starter and willing to take calculated risks. You often stand out in your group, having star quality maybe as the star athlete, class president or charismatic work colleague.
New moon babies are also believed to be creative and imaginative. You likely have a talent for artistic expression or may enjoy exploring new ideas and concepts. Very intuitive, you have a strong connection to your inner wisdom.
You are also innovative and forward-thinking. You have a natural ability to think outside the box and are drawn to unconventional or progressive ideas. You may also be very adaptable and flexible, able to navigate changes and challenges with ease.
Find out which house the New Moon is in your chart, and any aspects to other natal and transiting planets and angles, to gauge which area of your life is being rebooted, and how significantly.
Waxing Crescent Moon – Planning and Executing – Days 4-7 after the New Moon
The energy is now beginning to build in strength and intensity, signifying the sprouting growth of the seed. We can begin to see things, as the Moon is partly illuminated. A burst of expansive energy moves our ideas forward powerfully, giving them solidity and shape. You are vibrant, quirky and noticeable, a bit edgy, and full of joie de vivre.
You are adventurous and optimistic, with a strong penchant for new experiences. You approach challenges with enthusiasm and determination. You may exude confidence, and value your independence and autonomy.
You work on the details, build the resources, and begin to face the challenges ahead. Resourceful and determined to find practical solutions to problems, you like digging deep, assessing whether the vision must evolve, what is possible or to be discarded, what the reality to work with is. Learning is an obsession, especially when it comes to what is hidden under the surface. You have a great ability to focus your intentions and deliver on your goals. Highly motivated, although less enthusiastic than a New Moon baby, your projects do however exude more grounding and credibility.
Creative and imaginative, you have a natural talent for artistic expression or may enjoy exploring new ideas and concepts. You may also be very intuitive and may have a strong connection to your inner wisdom. Additionally, you are likely to be communicative and social, with a natural ability to connect with others and enjoying being part of a community or social group. You are also resourceful and have a talent for finding practical solutions to problems.
First Quarter Moon – Forward Momentum – Days 7-9 after the New Moon
Brilliantly lit, growing rapidly, and visible even in daytime, the Moon is now strong and prominent. The phase of uncertainty is over, and strength and confidence abound. The First Quarter Phase is the time to start dynamic, fast-paced and highly active projects. You like to take charge, get unstuck, and fight for what you want. There are no half truths or shades of grey with you. Something either works or it doesn’t, and you’re not afraid to let others know.
Energetic, action-oriented, your remarkable drive is unstoppable when faced with challenges in the real world, which excite and stimulate rather than daunt you, because you can begin to see your vision taking concrete shape. Any fears or doubts that might get in your way get pushed to the side by your creative impulse to see things through. You are analytical and logical, with a talent for solving complex problems and working with numbers, data, or other forms of information. You are also independent and self-sufficient, valuing your freedom and autonomy.
You enjoy the sense of accomplishment when overcoming challenges. Confrontation is never ruled out, as your energy is high, as is your level of activity. Quick on your feet, you push for progress, make decisions, and take action. Being passionate and driven, you have strong convictions and beliefs and are willing to fight for what you believe in. Others may see you as opinionated and uncompromising, yet never boring, and your sense of humour brings people to you. With a marked ability to lead and support others, many First Quarter Moon babies often become dominant figures in their field of expertise.
Waxing Gibbous Moon – Perfecting – Days 10-13 after the New Moon
The Waxing Gibbous Moon is when we are so close to our goals we can almost touch them, yet we need to tweak them further and re-assess their viability. The buds are preparing to bloom, and our plans can be fine-tuned on the brink of manifestation. Your Moon phase is all about evaluating, fine-tuning, strengthening, and perfecting things.
Ambitious and committed, you have a strong desire to succeed and work hard for your goals. You are disciplined, resourceful, and have a talent for self-motivation and self-discipline. The ultimate problem solver, you leave no stone unturned to ensure the best possible outcome. You are the kind of person who crosses all the ts and does the precision work. You may be impatient. This is the last chance to launch something new in this cycle, before the waning phase starts.
A great listener and communicator, people often come to you with their problems because you’re easy to talk to, supportive and can see things objectively. Everyone sees you as the voice of reason. You enjoy many things, and are often found immersed in multiple activities in which you can wrap your head around.
Full Moon – Dramatic Tension – Days 14-17 after the New Moon
Entirely illuminated by full sunlight, with the Sun in opposition, the Full Moon represents a time of culmination, maximum yield, pivoting, and abundance. The light of the Moon, along with her power, has reached a peak. We see it, we feel it, we sense it. The level of energy and emotion is higher on Full Moon than any other time of the month.
Likewise, people born under a full moon are said to have a strong, vibrant energy and are often very expressive and outgoing. You are thought to be creative and intuitive, with a strong desire for independence and freedom. You may also possess a strong emotional nature and may be prone to mood swings or emotional outbursts.
Full moon babies are also believed to be natural leaders, with a keen sense of justice and fairness. You may have a magnetic personality and a strong ability to inspire others. You are thought to be very sociable and enjoy being around others, often becoming the center of attention in social situations.
Track which house the Full Moon is in your chart, and any aspects to other natal and transiting planets and angles, to gauge which area of your life highlighted, and how significantly.
Waning Gibbous or Disseminating Moon – Sharing – Days 18-21 after the New Moon
As the moon is getting ready to complete its cycle, there is a frenetic impulse to disseminate all of the lessons cultivated from the previous phases, a yearning to spread our accumulated wisdom with others. It’s still a very active Moon phase, with great enthusiasm, a strong commitment to act on bright visions, and full confidence in our purpose. This is an integrative phase, with a strong focus on information, optimal for getting a message out, spreading the word, or acquire new insights.
Born under a waning gibbous moon, you are thought to be intuitive and insightful. You may have a deep understanding of others’ emotions and often have a strong sense of empathy. You may also be introspective and reflective, taking time to think deeply about your own thoughts and feelings.
Waning gibbous moon babies are also believed to be independent and self-sufficient. You may value your freedom and may not like being tied down by others or by social norms. You may also be very driven and determined, working hard to achieve your goals.
Additionally, you may have a practical and analytical nature. You may be good at problem-solving and may have a talent for finding efficient solutions to complex problems. You are likely very organized and disciplined in your approach to life.
Last Quarter Moon – Hard Decisions – Days 22-25 after the New Moon
Half illuminated and waning, the Moon is now fading into darkness, having reached a perfect balance of light and shadow. This is a time of taking stock, making hard decisions, and evaluating the change. Restlessness abounds, and we feel uneasy thinking of all we’ve done and what is left to do. Perhaps we need a final push, perhaps we find ourselves at a fork in the road, with decisions for the future while the past is still fresh in our memories. We feel the burden of responsibility, and find ourselves having to deal with past mistakes, just when our achievements cannot be denied. We sense the end getting nearer, and we begin to take stock of what we have or haven’t achieved. Whether we’re wrapping up a project, or contemplating a new beginning, we assess whether something is worth pursuing or not, or whether a new approach is needed.
Independent and strong-willed, those born under this phase may have a strong desire for freedom and may not like being constrained by others or by social norms. You are likely also very determined and persistent in your pursuits, working hard to achieve your goals despite obstacles or setbacks.
This phase also endows you with an analytical and introspective nature. You may be skilled at analyzing complex problems and finding practical solutions. You prefer taking time to reflect on your own thoughts and feelings and seeking to understand yourself and the circumstances on a deeper level.
Additionally, your rebellious streak comes through when challenged by authority or traditional ways of thinking, preferring unconventional or alternative lifestyles. You are also very passionate about your beliefs and values, and may be willing to fight for what you believe in.
Waning Crescent or Balsamic Moon – Acceptance and Letting Go – Days 26-29 after the New Moon
Also called the Dark of the Moon, there is only a sliver of light left. This is a time of quiet introspection, of acceptance and letting go. This is not a time for dramatic changes and bold action. There is a sense of void, while we sense all that’s come before, and all that is yet to come. The subconscious, spiritual realms, daydreaming, imagination, and our own inner life stir us. Our energy levels are low. We must gather our strength before the next phase starts, so rest and recuperation are key. While not a time for pushing hard, it is excellent for endings and for what we want to slow down.
Introspective and reflective, you tend to have a deep understanding of yourself and your emotions, and may be skilled at working through your own inner conflicts. You are likely also very intuitive and have a strong connection to your inner wisdom.
Balsamic moon babies are believed to be very sensitive and empathetic. You have a natural ability to tune into others’ emotions and may be very compassionate and caring. You may also be very creative and have a talent for artistic expression.
Additionally, spirituality is high and you may sense a strong connection to the divine. You may be drawn to mystical or esoteric practices, and may have a deep appreciation for the beauty and mystery of the universe.
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