Today we embark on a new year, 2018, and if it’s anything like last year, we’re in for a bumpy ride. Wouldn’t it be nice to have one sure thing to look forward to?
Here’s an idea I found while looking through the We’Moon 2018 Calendar: La Luna. This is an annual book published by Mother Tongue Ink that tracks all sorts of astronomical and astrological events and puts them into an easy-to-understand context. And it was talking about your Lunation Birthday.
Let me stop here and explain my love-hate relationship with astrology. I never really “got” astrology because there’s way too much math involved. And yet … I’ve had readings done that were chillingly accurate.
It wasn’t until I learned that astrology uses archetypes, patterns of behavior in our collective unconscious, to “predict” our responses to people and events, that it started to make sense. If we get stuck in the behavior of a particular archetype, it’s more likely that we will respond according to the pattern that astrology sketches out. If we’re more mindful, we can choose to respond differently.
Okay, back to the moon. The We’Moon calendar states:
“When the Moon returns to the same Sun/Moon angle or phase as at our birth, our receptivity is enhanced,
In other words, for two to three days each month the moon phase is “home,” and we can breathe a little easier and feel more in tune with nature and the rhythms of the natural world.
Sound good? But what’s my moon phase, you say. I’m glad you asked! You can find out by typing your birthdate into either of these website calculators:
Stardate - shows you a day-by-day progression of the moon during the month you were born.
AstroCal - offers a character description of each moon phase.
So now that you know what phase the moon was in when you were born, how are you going to celebrate your lunar birthday?
Depends on the phase, you know. The Waxing moon phases are for planting seeds and watching our vision grow. The Waning moon phases are for sharing the harvest and preparing for a new cycle. Here’s how We’Moon describes them (your personal archetypes may differ):
New Moon – Keeper of the Vision
[Waxing] Crescent Moon – the Pioneer
First Quarter Moon – the Decider
[Waxing] Gibbous Moon – the Teacher
Full Moon – the Benefactor
Disseminating [Waning Gibbous] Moon – the Crusader
Last Quarter Moon – the Alchemist
Balsamic [Waning Crescent] Moon – the Seer
What archetypes best describe you? Your Lunation Birthday could be an opportunity to actually be the person you were born to be. And that’s something to celebrate.
Christin Whittington is a practitioner of energy medicine – helping people restore balance in their bodies, their health and their lives using a combination of Reiki, Reflexology, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Qi Gong and herbal medicine.