Whenever the moon is in the same phase as she was at the time of your birth, it signifies a very personal and very special opportunity for you to work with lunar essence.
At this time, all of your natural feminine power is greatly amplified, and while it is considered a time of heightened fertility, its sacred power extends way beyond this to include all creative, inspired, productive and innovative activities. It is a potent, power time for you to celebrate yourself as a woman, to perform your lunar rituals, to commune with the moon in a very personal and intimate way…and it is an excellent time for sacred journaling.
When I first discovered which phase of the moon that I was born under, I felt a profound excitement and exhilaration, as if a long hidden mystery had just been revealed. I felt so incredibly connected to the moon, more so than ever, in fact. And each month since then, when the moon is presenting my birth phase—which is the waxing crescent, I spend some time journaling, and reflecting upon the journey of my soul and its choice to come into physical form.
You may find that the day of your birth falls in between two moon phases, in which case you can do one of two things; use your intuition to feel which phase on either side of your birth day you feel most connected to, or look at which moon phase is actually closest to the day of your birth, and use that as your birth moon phase.
BORN UNDER THE NEW MOON
The New Moon essence is that of new beginnings and the start of new cycles. It is thought that those born under this moon are in the first incarnation of an eight-lifetime cycle.
BORN UNDER THE FIRST QUARTER MOON
The First Quarter Moon essence is that of the light—and the dark, as it occurs in between the dark and full moons. Those born under this phase seek balance.
BORN UNDER THE WAXING GIBBOUS MOON
The waxing gibbous moon is a moon of growth, increasing illumination, and expansion. Those born under this phase seek to grow, transform, and share wisdom.
BORN UNDER THE FULL MOON
Like the waxing gibbous moon, the full is also a moon of growth, increasing illumination, and expansion…and it is a moon of completion, decreasing and letting go. Those born under this phase seek to release, and complete karma.
BORN UNDER THE WANING GIBBOUS MOON
Like the full moon, the waning gibbous moon is also a moon of completion, decreasing and letting go. Those born under this phase seek to go within, retreat, and eflect.
BORN UNDER THE LAST QUARTER
The last quarter moon is a time of winding down, slowing down, releasing and preparing for stillness. Those born under this phase seek inner peace, harmony, and wisdom.
BORN UNDER THE WANING CRESCENT
The waning crescent moon is a time of reflection, closure, completion, surrender, and preparation. Those born under this phase seek to find ways to release karmic ties, attachment, and desire freedom.
BORN UNDER THE DARK MOON
The Dark Moon essence is that of stillness, endings, death, transformation and the completion of cycles. It is thought that those born under this moon are in the last incarnation of an eight-lifetime. Those born under this phase seek to go deeply within, enjoy magic, mysticism, and ancient wisdom.
© 2017 Renée Starr. This article was adapted from the four month lunar creativity course; WOMEN WHO WRITE WITH THE MOON, where you can learn more on how to calculate, and work with your birth moon phase.