Human beings are intensely layered, complex beings. I was thinking the other night about how someone born at different phases of the moon have similar personality qualities because both myself and my brother’s fiance are born during the same phase of the moon but in completely different signs (actually that square one another) yet I could see similarities between us. Yet in astrology this isn’t something often gone into due to all the other complexities of a chart so I’m going to go into them here briefly.
Here’s the basic breakdown:
New Moon = Sun and Moon in the same astrological sign.
Waxing Moon = Sun and Moon square in an applying opposition; meaning the moon sign is in a sign before the opposition. For example if a person were an Aquarius, the opposite sign would be Leo, so if a person was born with Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Taurus, the moon would be in the Waxing phase.
Full Moon = Sun and Moon in opposite signs.
Waning Moon = Sun and Moon square in an separating opposition; meaning the moon sign is in a sign after the opposition. For example if a person were an Aquarius, the opposite sign would be Leo, so if a person was born with Sun in Aquarius and Moon Scorpio , the moon would be in the Waxing phase.
So if your sun and moon relationship isn’t a conjunction/opposition or square, your phase of the moon is somewhere in the middle and depending on the rules given above you can see where it fits into the basic phase. For example you are an Aquarius with Moon in Capricorn, that means you are basically a New Moon person on the Waning side. If you are an Aquarius with a Pisces Moon you are basically a New Moon type on the waxing side.
Now to the point of all this.
I’ve noticed New Moon people have a tendency to be hermetic, homebodies, yet are usually warm and open. This would be because the Sun conjunct the Moon gives the Sun a Cancer flavor and the on the other end gives the Moon a Leo flavor. So they are straightforward and open, but don’t volunteer much about themselves. They’ll tell you anything you want to know about themselves but you have to ask first. The person saw their parents as the same person. Often this configuration is found in people who were raised by a single parent or whose parents were so tight they operated as a single unit. (This is true for those with the Sun and Moon in the same sign only, shades of these things may apply to those who are close to the New Moon.)
With the full Moon people I have noticed a great discomfort with themselves, perhaps this is because their moon sits on their earth (or their shadow self.) They seem to have a hard time being comfortable in their own skin and usually flip from one end of the spectrum to the other, often causing others to be confused. I believe it takes a while for them to unravel who they are to themselves. This position seems to take time to find their path. They do a lot of exploring, trying on new identities and hats before settling on what feels right. Also it indicates the person saw their parents as opposites which means the parents were very different from one another. Often it can indicate a divorce or separation between the parents especially if there are squares to the Sun or Moon.
The Waxing Moon people have a tendency to flip from acting out of one side of their personality or the other. For example a Capricorn with an Aries Moon would sometimes be extremely hard working, structured, disciplined and ambitious and then the next week might seem uncharacteristically self-involved and unconcerned with their future and work instead they might want to party and live in the moment not thinking of anything but what kind of margarita to drink. It also indicates (from the person’s perspective) real tension between the parents and often parents who either don’t stay married or live together and fight constantly. The person sees their parents as at war with one another. And in many cases the parents are physically separated during that person’s childhood.
The Waning Moon square people have similarities with the Waxing Moon people as they too seem to flip from one side to the other in their personalities and often see their parents as having tension between them. The waning moon people however seem to be less conscious of their parents dynamic from what I’ve seen, and often have a certain level of denial about family problems preferring to brush things under the rug.
OK… My back is hurting from sitting funny. I’ll keep this short today.
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