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What Moon Phase Was I Born Under? Find Out What the Phases of the Moon Mean!


Even if you were born in the middle of the day, in broad daylight no less, you are still born during one of the phases of the moon. Even if technically the moon phase you were born under is the one of your first night on your first birthday. And the moon phase you were born under can affect your personality just as much as your Zodiac sign will…although in very different ways.

What Moon Phase Was I Born Under? : A quick guide to the zodiac

phases of the moon

The Western Zodiac

The western zodiac originates in ancient Greece and Rome and has twelve phases that coincide with twelve different constellations. They loosely coincide with the 12 months out of the year, though not substantially enough to set your calendar by.


Want something you can set your calendar by and figure out what moon phase I was born under? Check out this easy guide for reading a lunar calendar!


The twelve zodiac signs:

  • Aries
  • Taurus
  • Gemini
  • Cancer
  • Leo
  • Virgo
  • Libra
  • Scorpio
  • Sagitarius
  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius
  • Pisces

Each sign has different and special attributes for the personalities of those born under their sign, both positive and negative. For the most part, these are explained using purposefully vague phrases so it can cover the widest array of personalities possible.

There is even a method for using the zodiac sign to predict how someone’s day is going to go. This is often referred to as a horoscope, and you find them in newspapers, magazines, and on various websites and daily emails. These usually use the same principles and methods that the attributes use, giving them all the future seeing power of a fortune cookie.

What is effective, are these personalized star charts, which are much more reliable and a lot less likely to be vague on purpose. They utilize the zodiac sign you’re born under, as well as the astrological conditions of your birthday and the date in question to give more specific advice and answers.

These are hard to do, that’s why they’re not mass produced the way the other more generalized advice is. If you want an answer to the “What phase was I born under?” question and how that affects your star charts, follow this link to find an experienced star-charter!


phases of the moonThe Chinese Zodiac







The Chinese zodiac doesn’t involve the moon as much, and if you look into it, it definitely won’t answer the “what moon sign was I born under?” question. There are a lot of differences between the western zodiac and the Chinese zodiac, but a few similarities bridge the gap fairly well.

The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12 year calendar, rather than a 12 month calendar. And instead of being named after Ancient Greek Traditions like the western zodiac is, they’re named after important animals, and it’s supposed to follow along with the Chinese Lunar calendar, though in the Western world we tend to ignore that.

  • Rat
  • Ox
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Goat
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig

What sign is this year?

2018 is the year of the dog.

Every Year of the Dog since the dawn of the 20th century:

1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

They say that people born in the year of the dog are loyal, curious, smart, and honest. They share many traits with the longtime friend of humans. If you have a child that’s born in the year of the dog, or if you are, you’ll find yourself in good company: Winston Churchill, Ellen DeGeneres, and even Madonna are part of your crew.

So, What Moon Phase Was I Born Under?

Personally? I was born under the Waning Gibbous Phase. You can read a profile of the waning gibbous moon phase personality here. Because what moon phase I was born under actually is spot on with my personality. Every moon phase has its own unique meaning and personality attached.

To find out what moon phase you’re born under, use the handy moon phase calendar on our homepage here. We just updated our site so go ahead and browse around a bit while you’re there!

The Moon phases and lunar personalities both go by the same name:

  • The New Moon
  • The waxing crescent
  • The first quarter
  • The waxing gibbous
  • The full moon
  • The waning gibbous
  • The third quarter
  • The waxing crescent

And then the cycle begins again with the new moon again, all in all, it takes about 28 days for it to loop around.

Each phase has two different meanings, there’s how it affects you on a day to day basis, and what your lunar personality is. There’s a great explanation of what each moon phase means elsewhere on our blog, just click the link here to read about that aspect of it. There’s also a brief overview of the lunar personalities that will give you a glimpse at what moon phase you were born under and what it means, just click here.


phases of the moon


So, what do you think? Do the phases of the moon really affect your personality? And how does your lunar personality description compare with your Western/Chinese zodiac sign? Comment down below with your similarities and any…challenging discrepancies you come across!

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