Your Moon Phase is an extremely important aspect of your astrological identity. Humans have had a mystical and profound connection to the moon since ancient times. Our much loved nightly companion, the Moon exerts powerful, otherworldly influence over our minds and physical influence over our bodies. Just as her gravity governs the movement of the tides, we too are affected by her pull. Our energy and emotions, receding and renewing as she moves through her lunar phases. Each phase of the moon is associated with different qualities and state of change. Because of this the phase of the moon on the day you were born has a lasting impact on your personality and potential for transformation. It reveals the innate gifts and talents hidden within you and which lunar state of change governs the overall direction of your life.
First Quarter Moon Phase
The First Quarter Moon is reached a week after the New Moon and is quite rare, usually only lasting one day. It signifies overcoming challenges, critical thinking and taking action. You are tenacious and proactive. Always one to look for solutions, not problems. When something goes wrong, you view it as a challenge or puzzle, and are not easily discouraged. Because of this, people turn to you when they need help, but it’s important you don’t overextend yourself. You are you most powerful when you remember that failure is just a lesson and you learn by trial and error. As a First Quarter Moon, you primal urge is to always start something new and challenging. Whether it be a personal project, a career, or a relationship, you are in your element when you can put your brain to good use. You are intelligent, alluring and have an uncanny ability to catch someone in a lie. However, your analytical and controlled approach to problem solving can come across as overly rigid and cold. You will find greater success in your life if you take action with compassion and sensitivity. This lunar phase is all about harnessing the energy of forward motion and change. This energy can be chaotic at times, so remember to focus on specific goals and complete projects before starting new ones. Opportunities to prove yourself are incredibly exciting for you. In order to fully align with the First Quarter lunar state of change, you must tackle these challenges with added care and thoughtfulness for others.
The Waxing Gibbous Moon Phase
The Waxing Gibbous Moon is the last phase of the Moon before it reaches its full potential and represents reevaluation, strength of will, and hope. You are nurturing, caring, and calm, and have an innate ability to build strong and healthy relationships. You are also optimistic, sometimes to a fault, and your persistence can be seen as stubbornness by your friends and family, who are right from time to time. Do not let the doubt and negativity of others, or from within, hold you back from accomplishing your goals. But, be sure to allow yourself the option to change course when things are not going as planned. Your willingness to never give up in the face of setbacks and failures is what set you apart and will inspire many. As a Waxing Gibbous Moon, your primal urge is to pursue your dreams and grandest desires, represented by the fully illuminated moon. You are so committed to achieving your goals that at times you can forget to connect with others and may come across as detached and preoccupied. It is important that you remember to give attention and love to those you care about. Even better, try to bring them along for the ride. Connecting with other dreamers or entrepreneurs will serve you well. This lunar phase is all about balancing your willpower and ambitious drive to reach for the stars with a flexibility and willingness to reevaluate plans. Learn to change direction when needed, even if you view that as “giving up.” In order to align with the Waxing Gibbous lunar state of change and reach your highest potential, you must balance you tenacity and determination with an equally strong openness to change.
The Waning Gibbous Moon Phase
The Waning Gibbous Moon is the first phase after the Full Moon, when the moon is becoming less illuminated and represents gratitude, self-reflection and generosity. You are en excellent teacher and communicator, with a deep desire to understand the world around you and share that knowledge with others. Carrying with you the energies of the moon after it has reached its zenith, you are endowed with a unique sense of Self-reflection and the ability to learn from your mistakes. You are also inherently generous. Though you may go through periods of financial struggle, you are always willing to help out those in need. Just remember, watch out for people who might take advantage of your good nature. As a Waning Gibbous Moon, your primal urge is to celebrate and share whatever success and good fortune you may have. You have a natural zest for life and an infectious personality. Even on your bad days, you have charisma in spades. People are often captivated by your stories, but don’t forget, sometimes you need to leave the stage so others can shine too. This lunar phase is all about the power of giving back, reflecting on your achievements, however small, and maintaining an abundant mindset. When you are feeling doubt or worry, remember, your Waning Gibbous strength comes from having gratitude for your health, relationships, and material wealth, and sharing that with the world. Carry this generosity through every aspect of your life to align with the Waning Gibbous lunar state of change and reach your highest potential.
Waning Crescent Moon Phase
The Waning Crescent Moon is the last sliver of the moon that is illuminated before it becomes a New Moon, and represents wisdom, recuperation and release. You are wise beyond your years and have a deep, sometimes profound, understanding of the world around you. Born under this phase, you carry the energies from past lives and can tap into the collective unconscious. Friends and family often rely on you for guidance. However, at times the pressure to provide it weighs on you. It is important to allow yourself ample time to rest, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Meditation and relaxation routines will serve you well. As a Waning Crescent Moon, your primal urge is to educate, advise, and enlighten the world around you. It is critical that you trust your intuition. You are connected to the otherworldly energies, making you very in touch with your spiritual side. This combined with unusual opinions, actions and hobbies, leads many to see you as unconventional, even transgressive, which draws people towards you and keeps some away. Try to find others who are different, like you, to make the best life partners or friends. This lunar phase is all about tapping into you innate wisdom and insight to provide guidance to others, but doing so with care, balance and an understanding that you cannot help everyone. People value you opinion, more than you know. It is easy to see why you often get lost in deep conversation and tend to take on the emotional weight of their problems. However, in order to fully align with the Waning Crescent lunar phase and reach your highest potential, you must let go of this obligation. The source of your wisdom is not limitless, it springs from a well which is only replenished with adequate self-care.