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What The Moon Phase You Were Born Under Reveals About Your Personality

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Your moon phase personality is determined by the phase of the moon you were born in.

The placement of the moon at the moment of your birth provides a deeper understanding of your personality traits and why you function the way you do.

The moon goes through eight phases including New Moon, First Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter, and Balsamic Moon.

To determine the phase of the moon that you were born during, use a birth chart calculator that takes moon phases into account.

Moon phase personality traits

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New Moon

The New Moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle and one that's synonymous with introspection and fresh starts.

Those born during the New Moon are adventurous and open to trying new things. They're thoughtful and have a strong intuition. 

If you were born during the New Moon, you can sometimes come off as a know-it-all. You have big opinions and you make sure everyone around you always knows them. You’re passionate, sometimes to a fault. If someone disagrees with you, you shun them because you believe them to be wrong, and in your mind, being wrong is just not okay.

If you were born during the New Moon, it’s beyond ‘your way, or the highway.’ For you, it’s more like, ‘your way, or get out of your sight.'

First Crescent Moon

The First Crescent Moon is the "planting seeds" phase of the lunar cycle and is associated with growth.

If you were born during this phase, you're optimistic and productive. While you're open to adventure and trying new things, you're less spontaneous than those born under the New Moon. You like to take your time and plan before acting.

You also have trouble admitting when you're wrong. You’re obsessed with being right, and even when you know you might not be, you find a way to prove you are.

First Quarter Moon

The First Quarter Moon is a time of action.

Those born under the First Quarter Moon may find that they're always looking for ways to prove themselves. You have a lot of potential and are strong-willed.

However, you also have the tendency to be a control freak. You need to be in charge of everything or you’re not happy. You have a hard time trusting people to get things done right.

Waxing Gibbous Moon

The Waxing Gibbous Moon is almost completely full, and those born during this phase tend to have high self-awareness. 

If you were born during the Waxing Gibbous Moon, you're focused on bettering yourself and the world using your innate talents and skills.

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However, you have a tendency to be a martyr. If you were born during the Waxing Gibbous Moon, one second you’ll try to help everyone around you, but then you’ll make them all feel guilty for it later because you’ll make it seem like while you’re there for everyone, no one is ever there for you.

Full Moon

The Full Moon is big, bright, and empowering.

If you were born during the Full Moon, you're energetic and extremely confident. There is a charisma about you that sucks everyone in.

But just as a Full Moon is fully illuminated on one side, it's also harboring a dark side. Just like the Full Moon, you struggle with your dark side with a tendency to be overemotional and overdramatic. You don’t always know how to keep those two things in check.

Waning Gibbous Moon

The Waning Gibbous Moon is a time of education.

Those born during a Waning Gibbous Moon are natural-born leaders with a knack for communication. 

However, you also have a tendency to try to change people into what you think they should be. You think you’re helping them, but really you’re only making them question whether or not they’re good enough as they are. If you were born during the Waning Gibbous, you crave to make this world a better place, and you think you have everything figured out, but you don’t. Differences are what make the world great and forcing people to conform does damage. Sometimes, people need to find their own way, and you should let them.

Third Quarter Moon

The Third Quarter Moon is a turning point as loose ends start resolving themselves and business is finished up.

As such, those born during this moon phase are fiercely loyal and independent and might have a hard time letting go of the past.

On the downside, sometimes your independence comes off as selfishness.

Waning Crescent Moon

The last phase of the lunar cycle, the Waning Crescent Moon, also know as the Balsamic Moon or Dark Moon, is a time of reflection.

If you were born during the Balsamic Moon, you have a very unique perspective on life and others see you as wise and successful.

However, you tend to be withdrawn.  You go through life seeking answers, and once you get what you’ve wanted from a specific person, you cut that person from your life, because to you, they have already served their purpose.

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Aly McHenry is an aspiring author and blogger with a consuming passion to write. Find more on her website.

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This article was originally published at Thought Catalog. Reprinted with permission from the author.