New Moon Personality Traits and Moon Phases

Moonrise Over Sligachan Isle of Skye Scotland

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The New Moon personality is fresh-faced and ready for action. You are impulsive, dynamic, forceful. Born at the New Moon, you embody the raw surge out of the primordial dark. You're the Fool in the Tarot, going out with just a knapsack and a dream. 

  • On the Lunar Calendar: First days after Dark moon up to 3 ½ days
  • Degree: 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun
  • Inner Directive: Acting on impulses; announcing your presence to the world

Personal Energy, Traits and Tendencies

Your lunar phase energy is similar to Aries, the first fire sign who rushes into situations in a good-natured way. That innocence gives you an optimistic outlook. Your enthusiasm is contagious, and you bring others along for the ride. 

You might start many things at the same time, but will you finish them? You might learn that it's better to let others finish what you've started, when possible. Or, find projects that feel new from start to finish. 

You want to test yourself in every situation. The way you emerge comes from your Sun-Moon signs, which can be exact or close degrees. It's an uncomplicated, initiating expression of your "Lights" into the world.

What is the Zodiac sign of your Sun and Moon? Are they the same? If so, that's a concentration of that particular sign, and it acts as one force. 

When the Sun is conjunct the Moon - in the same Zodiac sign - you're a "double" of that sign. Your ego drives have a lot of emotional power behind them. You quickly know what you want, and go after it. You are a force to be reckoned with, can come across as having a strong sense of self. You might be "full of yourself" from time to time and need to work on seeing others' perspectives.

If your Sun and Moon signs are not exact, they are very close, even if one is in late degrees of one sign, and early degrees of another. 

An Emerging Being

You may have the initiating part down, but often fail to take practicalities into account. You are the emerging being, but it may not fit with the circumstances at hand.

In her book, "2012 and the Galactic Center", Christine Page writes that you can feel disconnected from the earth. On New Moon natives, she writes:

"They are helped by becoming more present and aware of their bodies and by making a mark upon the world without seeking the approval of others to give them security."

Your persona is to be the initiating spark. Over time, you'll gain confidence in your timing, and an understanding of yourself in relation to the world.

A totem for you can be the crescent. And yet, you are also a part of those days before the Moon shows up again in the vulnerable dark. 

That's why this lunar phase is one of forging ahead, without being able to see what's ahead. It's about going on faith, and what's been received in the in-between stage of the Dark Moon

You're acting on the guidance you've gotten from the Dark, and that's why what you do can see to come out of the blue. You were preparing to emerge, at the darkest time of the month. Perhaps you were waiting for the New Moon to arrive! 

You can waver between wanting to be cautious, and following that impulse to act on that inner knowing.