Updated: Feb 28
The Moon waxes and wanes in a pattern that is familiar to us all. If you watch the Moon over consecutive nights, you will see the changes in shape and size that are taking place. There are eight Moon phases, with each phase lasting approximately three-and-a-half days. The phase that was occurring at your time of birth is indicative of certain aspects of your personality. Each Moon phase is calculated by looking at the relationship between the Sun and Moon. The eight phases are listed below, along with the traits each promotes.
New Moon - The New Moon is found when it conjuncts the Sun exactly (0 degrees) up until it is 45 degrees ahead of the Sun. Those who were born under a New Moon are initiators. They like to set goals, as they enjoy starting new projects, but don't always have the discipline to complete them. They are enthusiastic, optimistic and trusting. They can also be quite emotional and self-absorbed. Often the Sun and Moon will be in the same sign here. If the sign is a yin sign, then the person's inner life will be important to them. If the sign is a yang sign, the person's outer life will take precedence. Challenges are necessary for them to grow.
Crescent Moon - The Crescent Moon is found 45 - 90 degrees ahead of the Sun. Those born under a Crescent Moon are usually self-assertive