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Born on a Waning Moon: What Does It Mean?

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After the full moon shines its brightest, fullest light over the earth, it starts to fade to black so it can begin anew. This period is called the waning phase, which culminates in a dark new moon. For babies born on a waning moon phase, the moon could offer insights into certain personality traits and tendencies.

Even if you’re not an avid follower of astrology, you’ve probably noticed how a full moon can impact people’s behaviors. This is the time when energies peak, so erratic behavior, new births, and big decisions tend to ensue. What you might not realize is that other phases of the moon can impact behaviors, too, both when you’re born and throughout your life. 

Here’s what it could mean if you were born on a waning moon phase and how it impacts your personality:

Exploring the Waning Moon Phases

Once the moon reaches its fullest, it undergoes three distinct waning moon phases before reaching the new moon. These are the waning gibbous phase, the last quarter moon, and the waning crescent phase. 

Each of these phases is believed to have a different impact on babies born during those phases. Collectively, though, the waning phases represent a period of reflection. Light is fading and energies are reducing, but this doesn’t necessarily reflect a decline. Rather, this is a time of learning, teaching, and planning that will give life to future ideas.  

Personality Traits of Those Born on a Waning Moon

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Old souls. Wise beyond their years. Deep thinkers, teachers, dreamers, and lovers of all things nostalgia. These are the hallmark traits of someone born on a waning moon. In addition, they also tend to share the following characteristics:

Perks of Being a Waning Moon Baby

The first stage after a full moon is the waning gibbous moon. During this stage, the moon is still mostly lit but is starting to shrink. Babies born under this moon phase are often intellectually sophisticated and tend to learn quickly from their experiences. This is why they seem so full of knowledge and wisdom, even at a young age. These characteristics also make them excellent teachers and communicators.

The wanting quarter moon is filled with a sense of nostalgia. You cherish the past and recognize how your experiences have impacted your life. You find yourself combing through fond memories and organizing pictures. A song or smell can trigger vivid memories in you more so than the average person.

If you’re born during the waning crescent phase, you may often be considered full of wisdom that seems to transcend the physical world. You may feel as though you have an inner third eye and are deeply intuitive. This isn’t by mistake. The energy of a nearly completed moon cycle and the “old age” of the moon allows you to be more in touch with your spiritual side than most individuals. You may be more likely to have visions or be in touch with angels, or at the very least, have a stronger ability to tap into your creative side.

The Potential Downsides of a Waning Moon Birthday

Just as waning moon phases carry certain advantages, it’s important to recognize when those advantages can work against you.

For example, a gibbous waning moon baby may be wise beyond their years, but they must also realize that not everyone learns at their same rate. Nor is everyone else as interested in educating themselves and growing from their experiences as they are. Waning gibbous moon children often come across as arrogant or pretentious, even if it’s not intentional.

The last quarter moon is steeped in nostalgia. And while it can be refreshing to walk down Memory Lane, it’s easy for waning moon individuals to stay there. You might feel like you’re living in the past too much and not present in the moment or looking forward to the future. You long for better days but may find it hard to grow or change.

For waning crescent moon babies, the deeply innate connections to spirituality can manifest as odd behaviours. You may never feel like you quite belong in any particular circle, and your mystical sense can put you out of others’ reach. Some may call you eccentric, while others may feel intimidated by you. Knowing this, your tribe will likely consist of people that were also born on a waning moon and can relate to weird, odd, or eccentric tendencies.

How to Know if You’re Born on a Waning Moon?

Could you have been born during one of the waning moon phases? Our easy-to-use moon calculator can help you discover what the birthday moon phase looked like on the night of your birth. Input your birthday, then watch as your custom moon map is created right before your eyes!