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Born on a Full Moon: What Does It Mean?

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Updated October 2023

People born on a full moon are more likely to turn into werewolves, right? Just kidding, of course, but the full moon does affect some personalities. 

We may feel a heightened sense of energy or vibrancy on the night of a full moon. Police have said there’s a different vibe when the moon peaks. Doctors and nurses say that hospitals fill up faster, and more babies are delivered on a full moon compared to any other time. There must be something to it!

Here’s the truth: if you were born on a full moon, you may find that certain personality traits and tendencies are no coincidence. Just like your zodiac sign, the moon phase can have much to do with your life’s journey. Here’s what you need to know about being born on a full moon and how to channel this unique circumstance to your advantage.

Full Moon Baby? This Means High Energy

A full moon is the peak energy phase of the moon cycle, so it’s no surprise that being born on a full moon also harnesses this energy. This is when full moon rituals are in full swing — crystals are being charged and cleansed, desires are being manifested, and creative breakthroughs abound.

This is all because of the stronger gravitational pull of the earth on the moon. Plans are coming to fruition and are in full abundance. Knowing this, it’s hardly shocking that people born on a full moon share these feelings of being energised and inspired.

Personality Traits for Those Born on a Full Moon

Full moon children often experience limitless contradictions, especially during the quarter moon phases when the moon is equally light and dark. Life is a delicate balancing act to maintain equilibrium between emotion and logic.

However, this type of personality also comes with several advantages:

Full Moon Babies: All the Good Things

Because of your high energy potential, you have so much power to carry you toward your greatest ambitions. No idea seems too unconventional or off-limits, so allow yourself to give in to your wildest dreams because you have the best shot of making them a reality.

The key is learning how to channel this energy. The constant battle between mind and heart can be burdensome, but it can also be the catalyst to stop spinning your wheels and move forward with a goal.

Many people are drawn to full-moon children because of their vibrance and powerful presence. You bring light to their lives, and they feel energised when they’re around you. You’re confident and active and are often considered the life of the party, all of which make others gravitate toward you.

If you’re more of an introvert, a vibrant exterior is replaced by a subtle inner glow. People are still drawn to you but in a less obtrusive way. How you carry yourself makes people want to be around you, even if it’s not apparent.

Full-moon children are natural leaders and should take care to harness their energy in the right way. During the waning phases, you may find your energy levels also wane. This is a great time to pause, reflect,  and plan your next move. If you are constantly meeting failures during this phase, take it as a sign to pull back and refocus. Take a vacation or put projects on hold until the new moon brings you clarity. During the waxing phase, you’ll feel more alive and alert, which is the ideal time to create a new project.

Full Moon Babies: All the Hard Truths

Energy can be one of our greatest assets but can also be difficult to control. This is especially true for full moon babies: the sun is located directly opposite the moon during a full moon. The two are in conflict, which means that the sun (which controls your mind and logic) and the moon (which influences your heart and emotions) are at war from the moment you’re born.

These struggles often manifest throughout your life’s journey and may make you feel conflicted when choosing between what your heart and mind are telling you. As a result, you may also come off as indecisive because you have so many different thoughts and priorities pulling you in different directions. Decisions are not easy, sometimes to the point where you decide not to decide at all!

How Do I Find Out if I Was Born on a Full Moon?

Were you one of the many to be born on a full moon? Use our birthday moon phase poster creator to input your birthday and see what the moon looked like on the night you were born.

Then, personalise your moon phase print to create a treasured keepsake as special and unique as you are!

Personalised Moon Prints

Ready to celebrate the exact lunar moment when you or a loved one were born? Our personalised moon phase print can do just this. Encapsulating the magic of the celestial world and our place within that, these custom art prints show the moon’s beauty from any viewpoint at any time. 

Our easy-to-use map print creator can help you make beautiful moon phase art prints perfect for decorating your home. It can also help you create fantastic personalised gifts that loved ones are bound to be obsessed with. As well as making the moon art print super personal through the specific moon phase when you were born, you can carry on the customising as there are six designs to choose from — check out our easy-to-use moon phase art print editor here.

You can even get the Mummy, I Love You to the Moon and Back personalised moon print to celebrate the day she became a mom — and what the moon looked like at that precise moment. 

Or maybe you’re looking for some artwork for your home or a unique gift for a friend, and you’re also mesmerised by stargazing — we have personalised art print options for constellations, too!

Different Types of Full Moon

The light and energy we get from a full moon is when it’s fully facing the earth and entirely lit up by the sun, right? But there are some lunar moments when a full moon is more than just your normal full moon, which is a bit more unusual — let’s explore these special lunar events.

Blood Moon — this is when the dazzling full moon has a red hue, which happens approximately every three and a half years. This occurs when the moon is in a total lunar eclipse, so when the earth lines up between the moon and the sun. Throughout history, blood moons have been associated with chaos and change.

Harvest Moon — This is the full moon that happens at the closest point in time to the autumn equinox. Here, usually, the moon will start to rise around the same time as the sun is setting – this can give the low-hanging moon a beautiful orange glow, and it may appear bigger in the sky. This makes for a stunning display for moon lovers.

Super Moon — bigger and brighter than normal full moons; super moons are a fantastic spectacle. This is when there’s a full moon on the “shorter” side of the moon’s oval-shaped orbit, known as the “perigee” moon — where it’s closest to the earth. 

Find out what the moon looked like on any day, from anywhere, with our moon phase checker