What it Means When Your Birthday Falls on the New Moon or Full Moon

birthday on full moon meaning

The Moon is feminine, magical, mystical and one of the most powerful planets when it comes to astrology. In fact, many people resonate more with their Moon Sign than they do their Sun sign.

In astrology, the Moon represents how you process your emotions and your feelings of security in the world. The Moon also represents your creative and intuitive nature.

When a Full Moon or a New Moon falls on your birthday, the effects can be extremely powerful and even auspicious.

Your birthday is basically the celebration of your Solar return, which is the moment that your Sun returns to the exact same point it was at when you were born.

Here is what it means with the Full Moon or New Moon lands on the same day as your Solar Return –

Full Moon

When the Full Moon lands on your birthday, it means that the year ahead is going to be filled with rewards. All of your hard work is now going to be paying off for you and you are going to be able to collect the amazing bounty from all you have grown.

Energetically you are going to be in full bloom and shining bright for the whole world to see. You may also find opportunities and doors opening up for you and you may feel like you have finally been able to reach your destination.

Having a birthday on a Full Moon also indicates a time of endings. You are in full bloom, but eventually that bloom is going to have to wilt away in order to be birthed into something new.

Last Quarter Moon


The Last Quarter Moon is also significant and generally falls about one week after the Full Moon. If your birthday falls on a Last Quarter Moon, you are also likely to feel the effects of the Full Moon for the year ahead.

There will be a stronger emphasis however, on tying up lose ends and preparing for something new. You may be able to sense or intuit that new beginnings or a new chapter is on its way.

New Moon 

When the New Moon lands on your birthday it signifies a time of new beginnings. The year ahead for you will be about planting seeds and laying the foundation for the road ahead.

The year ahead may also be one of introspection, where you are deciding what it is that you really want for yourself and your life moving forward. You may also have to make some changes and do away with things that are no longer serving your highest good.

When your birthday falls on a New Moon your ability to create and manifest will also be high. While you may not see the fruits of your labour just yet, you will be at a highly magical point to manifest and start creating all that you want to see and experience in your life.

First Quarter Moon

The First Quarter Moon is also significant and generally falls about one week after the New Moon. If your birthday falls on the First Quarter Moon, you are also likely to feel the effects of the New Moon for the year ahead.

There will be an emphasis however, on working hard and preparing for your full bloom moment. You may be getting all the final pieces in place during the year so you can prepare and welcome in all the gifts you will receive when your bounty is in full bloom.

Article Image from from Athanasius Kircher’s Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (1646).

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Tanaaz

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  • Vishal

    Hi, I love your blog as your posts often resonate with me at a deep level! When I read this post, I felt like my birthday in 2017 will be something on these lines. Because of lately I have been feeling that this year was a huge one as I got rid of and still in process of removing many old stuff, patterns, etc from my life. I have been feeling a beginning of fresh wave of energy of lately.

    And when I checked my birthday next year, it falls just one day before the full moon on June 9. So I was wondering if one would feel similar effects or it will be different than you mentioned?

    • Hi Vishal, thank you so much for your comment! Mmm… it could very well be that you feel the full moon effects, but probably not as strong as if it fell on your actual birthday. We all feel the full moon of course, but I would really have to look at your chart for sure.

  • NKSinn

    Hi, I’m just wondering about the extent of the full moon. Your post states that there will be a full moon on February 11th, but my birthday is the 10th. Will the full moon forecast still apply to me?
    Thanks, and I really enjoy your posts!

    • Thanks NKSinn. You may want to check the local time listing of when the full moon was in your area, but to really feel the effects as described above, it would need to be very close to when the full moon was at its peak. if your birthday falls before the full moon, the effects may not be as strong.

  • RV

    Hi!! Happy New Year!!
    My B’day is January 13, the full moon will be the 12, will the efects extent to me?
    Thank you!! Love your posts!

  • Shantell Henderson

    Hi! I loved the two posts I read. The new moon falls on my birthday this year 2/26. My life number is 3 & happen happens at 3pm in my area. I thought since the new moon is about brining in & manifesting I would do rituals based on the things I want. Do you have any suggestiond?? Thanks in advance!

    • yes your new moon is coming up! it is actually a solar eclipse which means a year of new beginnings and new starts for you! definitely would be a good idea to create goals or do some sort of intention setting ritual. charge up your crystals too! this solar eclipse will be beautiful 🙂

  • Arcadia

    It will be a New Moon on my 33rd birthday this year, 07/23, as well as if you count the 22nd since I was born in a different time zone. I’m also the middle daughter, 3 years apart from both my younger and older sister, and I feel something significant could happen this year. Is there anything you’d recommend looking into since, at least to me, it seems fairly significant? Loved your post!

    • i am also a middle child 🙂 Leo has a big year ahead this year due to the eclipses falling in the sign of Leo. August will be a big month for all Leo’s lots of new beginnings and new opportunities blossoming.

  • Rachel Thomson

    It will be a full moon on my 40th Birthday this year on July 9th, the moon is also my daughter using planet. I am so fascinated, curious, scared and excited about this, plus a few more emotions. This last few years has not been easy and I’m ready for a turn in the road.