Astrology and Moon Phases


The moon like the other celestial bodies has an influence on us and our world. The moon pulls on the earth and the tides respond. The moon’s influence on our lives is similar. It is believed that our moods and fortunes also ride on the spiritual tides of the moon. Thus we seek the answers to the mysteries of the moon and its phases.

In astrological cycles involving studies of the Moon, there are eight distinct phases of the Moon. Each Moon Phase is favorable for some activities and unfavorable for others. It is the Moon Phases that farmers the world over have used for centuries in planting at the proper times to increase the yield of their crops.

Current Moon Phase

By knowing the Phase of the Moon, we can better align ourselves with the particular advantages that each of these phases provides.

Moon phases diagram
Moon phases diagram

New Moon

The Moon’s un-illuminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).

The NEW MOON phase is like a SEED planted in the earth. We cannot see her but she is ready to grow, full of potential and energy for her new journey. If you were born during the new moon phase, you are impulsive, passionate, instinctive, a risk-taker, and a pioneer. The new moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. She is not visible in the sky.

You cannot see the Moon. It isn’t visible. A new cycle begins and it is time to develop new ideas. Begin new projects. Start a new spiritual trek and expand your understanding of the universe in which we live, move, and have our being.

Waxing Crescent Moon

The moon is barely visible. A time to seek out rare adventures, to organize, and to strengthen the individual will.

Represents the zest of life with the aid of stability. Helps bring forth courage and optimism.

2nd Quarter Moon

One-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon’s disk that is illuminated is increasing.

The FIRST QUARTER MOON phase (waxing half moon) is the GROWTH phase. Roots go deeper; the stem shoots up, and leaves form as she creates a new strong body. If you were born during the first quarter moon phase, you live a full life of much activity and excitement as old structures are cleared away to provide room for new developments. This half-light and half dark moon is visible from when she rises around noon until she sets around midnight.

A First Crisis. A time to discover one’s strength. To concentrate and release personal power. Passionate creativity.
Gives vitality, courage, and strength. Stimulates the heart.

Waxing Gibbous Moon

A phase of reflection. Time to discover the whole of ones inner life. A time to manifest ones inner truth, faithfulness to personal discipline.

Purity and protection. Creates an atmosphere for meditation, centering. Innocence.

Full Moon

The Moon’s illuminated side is facing the Earth. The Moon appears to be completely illuminated by direct sunlight.

The FULL MOON phase is the FLOWER, the opening and blossoming, desiring to share this beauty with others. If you were born during a full moon phase, you enjoy the company of others and have the desire to merge deeply with a partner. Fulfillment, abundance, and illumination are your goals. The radiant full moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. She is visible all night long.

How the Full Moon Influences You – Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon oppose each other, and this opposition between the two big luminaries of the sky creates a certain unbalance.

Strong emphasis on relationship issues. A time to find everything within oneself except loneliness. To know oneself through action rather then solitary reflection.

Light of the sun. It starts to enlighten inner wisdom. Provides clarity, alertness and optimism. Aligns the right use of will.

Waning Gibbous Moon

Emphasis is on communication. New ideas to be traveled outwardly.To relate creativity to the outside world with force. Resolve all personal conflicts within.

Builds knowledge, sharing, calming, vocal expression and communication. Aids in meditation and enhances inner Attunement.

3rd Quarter Moon

One-half of the Moon appears to be illuminated by direct sunlight. The fraction of the Moon’s disk that is illuminated is decreasing.

The LAST QUARTER MOON (waning half-moon) is the HARVEST when the plant gives her life so that others may continue theirs. If you were born during the last quarter moon phase, you assume different roles in life and wear many masks while balancing your internal and external worlds. This half dark and the half light moon is visible in the sky from the time she rises around midnight until when she sets around noon.

A time to simplify life through the power of intellect. To come out of self, be freed by a spiritual vision. Rid oneself of personal attachments.

The color of transformation, from negative vibrations to positive. Balances the energy within the body and helps the mind and body flow more easily with life.

Waning Crescent Moon

Power of personal advantage. A time to unite. To accept one’s self. To confront death. Draw love to you and remove sorrows and past hurts. Attunes one to love’s soothing presence in all of creation.

Calming, protective, serene, Security helps eliminate ego and brings in more love vibrations. Improves relationships and eliminates animosity.

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