When the Moon is gradually showing more and more of its illuminated surface, it is called waxing, which also means to grow in size, strength and power. When the Moon is gradually showing less and less of its illuminated surface, it is called waning, which also means to decrease in size, strength and power.
The Moon is gibbous when it is more than half illuminated and less than full. The word gibbous means ‘humpbacked’.
The moon repeats its cycle approximately every 29 and a half days. This figure is slightly less than the average number of days in a month, so occasionally there are two full moons in a month. This occurs approximately every 2.7 years. When this second occurrence of the moon in a month happens, it is called a ‘blue moon’, hence the saying, ‘once in a blue moon’.
Each season normally has three full moons. Occasionally, there are four. The Moon spends approximately 2.25 days in each sign.
The particular phase of the Moon you were born under reflects facets of your soul’s potential in this lifetime. Knowing your
gives you tremendous insight into where you are on the karmic wheel of life.
Read, reflect and be inspired. If you find something of value on our Phases of the Moon page, enjoy its gifts and please pass it on to your friends.
March 21 - April 19Aries Love
April 20 - May 20Taurus Love
May 21 - June 20Gemini Love
June 21 - July 22Cancer Love
July 23 - August 22Leo Love
August 23 - September 22Virgo Love
September 23 - October 22Libra Love
October 23 - November 21Scorpio Love
November 22 - December 21Sagittarius Love
December 22 - January 19Capricorn Love
January 20 - February 18Aquarius Love
February 19 - March 20
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