Have you ever wondered what the phase of the Moon was in on the day you were born? Using astrology we can discover more about the Moon’s energy at the time of our birth as we are all born during a particular phase of the Lunar cycle. Many witches, pagans, and other spiritual folks follow the Moon for both celebration and ritual.
Aligning with the lunar cycle can help bring awareness to the waning and waxing energies that flow through life. For example, working with the phases of the Moon can be applied to planting, harvesting, connecting with the menstrual cycle, understanding shifting moods, and enhance the timing of ritual or ceremony.
Below you can read about the meanings of each natal Moon phase
Natal Moon Phase Meanings
0-45 Degrees Ahead of the Sun
The New Moon phase is unique in that the Sun and Moon are in the exact same zodiac sign. This phase is symbolic of beginnings, seeding, and the planting of ideas. If you were born during this phase you are blessed with the energy of pure potential. You are gifted with presence and able to live in the moment, knowing what it takes to get things started. The New Moon phase is a very magical time in the lunar cycle for setting intentions. There may be moments in life where you feel you are initiating into something bigger than yourself. New Moon people may find themselves being drawn towards ceremony, ritual, and festivals focused on bringing about change, new energy, and honoring life, death, renewal, and regeneration.
New Moon Lunar Gifts
Seeing the positive, harnessing potential, being in the moment, recognizing talent, perfect timing, psychic vision, clairvoyance, clear focus, starting new projects, catalyst for change, initiating into mystery traditions, pursuing spiritual journeys
Crescent Moon Phase
45-90 Degrees Ahead of the Sun
The Crescent Moon phase is the first inkling of light following the New Moon. The Crescent Moon is transitional energy, significant of a moment of build up right before something is about to happen. With this Moon phase you may often feel you are standing on the precipice of something magical. The key with the Crescent Moon phase is to embrace change as it comes. Staying flexible and open to what will be, can help you see things through to the end. People born during this Moon phase may be very productive and spontaneous. There could be intense periods of creative exploration, learning, and inventiveness.
Crescent Moon Lunar Gifts
Seeker of knowledge, learning, and wisdom. Interested in going through transformations and cycles of change. Inner child work, creative, passionate, and productive. Immense amounts of energy and very strong intuition.
First Quarter Moon Phase
90-135 Degrees Ahead of the Sun
The first Quarter Moon, also called the Half-Moon, is when the Sun and Moon are in a square aspect to each other or about 90 degrees apart. This sharp angle creates a dynamic relationship between the Sun and Moon in the chart. The First Quarter Moon creates a driven, movement oriented, and freedom loving individual. The Half Moon indicates the first tastes of challenge after starting a new project or idea. This phase helps one realize important lessons, planned action versus reaction, and tempering impulsivity. A need to resolve inner conflicts and channel your sense of independence into being a creative self-starter are present with the First Quarter Moon energy.
First Quarter Moon Lunar Gifts
Dynamic self-expression, complex emotions, and integrity. Strong gut feelings and claircognizance. Strong leadership abilities, action-oriented, and creatively independent. A desire to be in the action and an active member of the community.
Gibbous Moon Phase
135-180 Degrees Ahead of the Sun
The Gibbous Moon phase is when the light reflected off of the Moon has almost reached fullness. During this Moon phase there is a layer of sensitivity, intuition, and connection with your most primal instincts and drives. The person born with a Gibbous Moon phase will be drawn towards consciousness expansion and broadening one’s worldview through experiential means. This phase of the Moon represents a building of energy and the ways we go about creating tension and learning through experience. Creative involvement in one’s family, friendship groups, and society as a whole are all aspects highlighting this phase of the Lunar cycle.
Gibbous Moon Lunar Gifts
Gentle influence + power of persuasion, inner-knowing, ability to trust one’s intuition, in touch with the physical body’s needs and drives, oracle and card reading abilities, nurtured by stories.
Full Moon Phase
Exactly Opposite: 180 to 135 Degrees Behind the SunThe Full Moon is when the Sun and Moon are opposite each other in the sky. This phase of the Moon symbolizes awareness of self and others. Those born when the Moon is Full will have an underlying desire to reach peak experiences and points of culmination. This phase of the Lunar cycle usually indicates someone who is very in touch with emotions and instincts. There is often psychic energy and a powerful Lunar vibration in the overall presence of the person. Needing to do something with one’s gifts and talents in the public’s eye will often be a motivating factor for taking action.
Full Moon Lunar Gifts
Psychic mind, energizing, very caring, awareness of other’s needs, reaching one’s potential, peak experiences, motivational, in touch with a life purpose. Sharing emotions and feelings. Inspired by goddess + feminine energies and spiritualities.
Disseminating Moon Phase
135-90 Degrees Behind the Sun
As we reach the Disseminating Moon Phase the reflected light of the Moon is starting to decrease. Those born under this phase of the Lunar cycle are starting to incorporate and internalize their wisdom. They are growing in knowledge and understanding, letting it incubate and develop from within. The Disseminating Moon Phase individuals tend to be very perceptive, intelligent, and insightful. These people can apply what they have learned and open up to new ways of seeing and knowing. This phase is symbolic of sharing ideas, melding with others, and expanding spiritual boundaries. A need to achieve success and see one’s potential fully realized is a driving force behind this Moon Phase.
Disseminating Moon Phase Lunar Gifts
Knowing wisdom, tapping into storehouses of knowledge, philosophy, and spirit. Heart of the mystic and seeker. Attracted to growth experiences, understanding the nature of time, and engaging in periods of social involvement alternating with periods of hermit like withdrawal.
Last Quarter Moon Phase
90-45 Degrees Behind the Sun
The Last Quart Moon phase is when the Moon once again is half in light and half in shadow, mirroring the First Quarter Moon. At this time of the Lunar cycle we are drawn inward and away from the outside world and influences. Individuals born under this phase will take their experiences an a journey through the psyche. The internal drives and emotions are very strong, needing to go through transformative processes and reframing. Lessons of letting go, sensing one’s own truth, and shifting perceptions opens one up to this phase of the Lunar cycle. Finding a balance between self and soul are essential aspects to the experience of this phase.
Last Quarter Moon Lunar Gifts
Being attracted to transformative experiences, undergoing soul evolution, psychological and psyche exploration, sense of realism and maturity. Perceptive awareness, knowledge, and intuition about other’s intentions. Drawing insightful conclusions for healing and wellbeing.
Balsamic Moon Phase
45-0 Degrees Behind the Sun
The Balsamic Moon phase is the final step in the Lunar cycle. This phase is marked by just the smallest sliver of light before the Moon’s surface turns to complete darkness just before the New Moon starts the cycle again. Those born under the Balsamic Moon phase are drawing conclusions, bringing things to a close, and deeply in touch with the energetic undercurrents of life on this planet. A desire to settle arguments, remove harmful energies, and engage in shadow work are likely with this placement. An interest in occult knowledge and spiritual mysteries may also be present. The Balsamic Moon Phase helps one integrate all that is and will be in order to prepare for the next Lunar Cycle.
Balsamic Moon Lunar Gifts
Mediumship abilities, underworld experiences, knowing one’s psychological motivations, counseling, psychoanalysis, dreamwork, facing shadows. Attracted to transpersonal experiences, going in depth, and guiding others on their paths.