“Moon Child’ by Michael Prosper
As a child, whenever I was out late with my family, I remember being extremely fascinated by the moon. I would look up to the sky and see the moon, and I was always excited because I thought she [permit me to personify- I can’t help it] was following my father’s car. I would recite “I see the moon, the moon sees me, God bless the moon, and God bless me”, a rhyme that I learnt when I was in primary/elementary school, until my family got home. On nights when my family was in the backyard pounding yam or simply spending time in open air, I would always notice the moon.
A lot of people can relate to me in this way, people who were fascinated by the moon as children, and still are, as adults. However, I doubt that so many people understand how very significant the moon is to their life purpose. You were probably told that the moon was not following you, that you are not special, and that it is nothing but an optical illusion. I disagree! Haha! It appears that way for a reason; it is a spiritual truth!
The phase of the moon under which you were born gives very many clues about who you are and what you are here in this human incarnation/reincarnation for. Discussing moon signs in astrology are a bit more common than moon phases; however, not many people know anything else apart from their sun signs. A person may know that their sun sign is Capricorn but they may only be relate to the common qualities that are given to people who have that sun sign to an extent, and so they dismiss astrology in and of itself as trash.
Taking the sun sign alone as an example, a person who was has their Sun in Capricorn in the 3rd house would express it very differently from someone who has the same sun sign in the 12th house. Many people don’t know their ascendant/rising signs (that affect how they appear and express themselves to people, especially at first), their Moon signs (that affect how they translate and express their emotions), their Mercury signs (that influence their communication and self-expression styles), their Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto signs, the position of asteroids like Chiron, Eros, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta in their birth charts, and the house placements that these planets and asteroids have. All of these combined give a very detailed clue of who a person is, where their strengths and weaknesses lie, and much more. Even if you don’t want to know anything else, know what your North Node is, the sign it is in, and the house it is in, because it tells you a lot about what you are supposed to deal with, heal, and develop in this lifetime.
My exact birth time was most-likely not recorded. I was lucky enough to have it rectified because my mum told me I was born not long after midnight, which would be anytime between 12.00 am and 1.00 am. My mum seemed a bit uncomfortable about me asking; she was unsure of how knowing one’s birth time would be relevant to anything. Was I able to tell her why I wanted to know my birth time? No, absolutely not.
Before I knew who I was, and began to understand what my life purpose is, I was very depressed because the religion that I had adopted [literally since birth, which I still pretend to be very much interested in, in order to please/keep the peace at home, but only for a limited time] was not for me. I knew there was more to life, and more to me, than I had come to know, but I didn’t pay attention. I was taught that being open-minded was dangerous and demonic, and for many years, I was very deeply spiritually, physically, and mentally unwell. A painful experience was a catalyst for my knowing myself a lot more; I thank God/Spirit very much for it.
I take any fairly reliable academic test and do spiritual research as frequently as I can to know as much as I can about myself, other people, and life itself. I have a Sagittarius moon and my North Node is in the 8th house; I can see how they are playing out in my life. I have the personality of an INFJ, according to Myers–Briggs standards, I am an introvert- I have a melancholic-phlegmatic temperament, my life path is 7, and I was born under the Waning Gibbous moon, which is the most-relevant to what I intend to discuss. Enough about me!
I’d like to address moon phases and the influences that they have on us at birth. These are the moon phases that have existed for centuries and still do:
- New – the new moon is not visible
- Waxing Crescent – the Moon starts growing
- First Quarter – the moon looks like half a circle
- Waxing Gibbous – still growing
- Full – we see the entire circle of the Moon light up
- Waning Gibbous – the Moon starts shrinking
- Third Quarter – again, only half a circle is visible
- Waning Crescent – the Moon is about to disappear
It is very important to know the moon phase under which you were born. Being born under the Waning Gibbous moon makes me a natural teacher, whether or not I sit in a classroom, let alone teach in one, and I know it’s true.
To determine the phase of the moon that you were born under, click here. When you find out what it is, you may read these descriptions and see how it applies to you, according to Thought Catalog: