Gilbert Speaks: The Moon Made Me Do It

12 Aug


I have a friend who is a fellow writer. I’ve done two reviews of her books. Check it out here, then buy her books. They are really good. Linda Bennett Stern had recently posted a blog about our moon sign according to our date of birth. A friend had sent this link to Linda and she was kind enough to share it. I’ll include the link at the end of my post so you can look up your moon sign, too. I’ve had a strong connection to the moon ever since I was a toddler. I also see dead people. Is my moon sign to blame? Find out after the jump

My Moon Sign

According to my date of birth, not only was I born of Friday the 13th, but the moon is definitely responsible for my connection to the past. I am a Sagittarius and I admit that I do have the wanderlust in my blood. I know everything about my zodiac sign, but knew nothing about my moon sign…that is until today. So I am under the Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter or Waning Crescent Moon. What does that mean? Let’s see if this is really me.

The Waning Moon phase starts after a Full Moon with the moon becoming less illuminating each day until the next New Moon. There are three phases that occur after the Full Moon and before the following New Moon. The first is the Waning Gibbous were the Moon starts at 99% illumination and gets a little darker each day until the Last Quarter at 50% illuminated. The phase following the Last Quarter is a Waning Crescent Moon. In this phase the Moon starts at 49% illumination and gets darker each day until the New Moon. Read below to see details about being born on these 3 Moon Phases.

Born on a Waning Gibbous Moon

The Waning Gibbous Moon is the first phase after the Full Moon, and the beginning of the Moon’s waning. While this may imply a decline of some sort, a better way to think about it is “reflection”. An individual born under the Waning Gibbous Moon often seems wise beyond their years, with an enhanced ability to parse their experiences and learn from them. This tendency also makes them particularly good teachers and communicators.

waning gibous

If you were born under the Waning Gibbous Moon, you may be driven by the desire to understand and explain – but you also need to learn to be more accepting of the fact that not all people have the desire to listen, and that doesn’t necessarily make them inferior to you – it could be that they already have a deeper or different understanding of the topic. Or perhaps it’s simply not the right time. Other people may find you frustrating if you lecture them and talk down to them in a patronizing way. No matter how good your intentions are, you can come off as arrogant and condescending, like you’re always placing yourself in a position of superiority. Learning when to talk, and when to let others talk, is the core challenge that you have to overcome on the path to self-actualization.

I have to say that this is definitely me because I was a teacher and I’m very good at communicating. My family will vouch that I can also be a major pain in the butt when I’m trying to get them to see things my way. I mean why not. I’m always right…sort of…okay I can blame this arrogance of my moon sign.

Born on a Last Quarter Moon

While children of the Waxing Crescent cling to the past out of fear, children of the Third Quarter Moon hold onto the past out of love. You have a quality about you that seems slow, almost frozen in time. While you have no fear of the present or future, you tend to get deeply attached to things, people, and places – and while that means you’re exceedingly talented at finding meaning and happiness in life, even the smallest things, this tendency can also prevent you from moving on when you need to.

Okay, this part is really on point because I do connect with past events and can remember events from when I was still in my crib. I love history, especially world history. Although, I do like learning about new things, I do resist change.

While you are immensely loyal and kind, your love of looking back on the past can blind you to the joys of the present. Other people may find you absentminded and rude, as you’re always off in your own little world, thinking about happy events that happened days before, or internally giggling at old jokes that you’re reminded of. While reminiscing can bring you happiness and deep, long-lasting relationships, you are also more prone to unhealthy rumination, as you are unable to let go of grudges and unpleasant events in the past. You must learn how to recognize when your rumination is hurting your mental health, and try to take productive lessons from past events before letting them go. The present is just as deserving of your love and attention as the past.

This is me, too. Wow! How many times have I brought up funny stories from my childhood? I’m even writing a book right now about the two ghosts who live in my attic. The book is a memoir and peak at life during the 1950’s and 60’s in South Philadelphia. I guess I can blame this on my moon sign, also. At least I’m loyal and kind…unless like part one points out…you don’t take my advice.

Waning Crescent Moon

The Waning Crescent Moon is the very last Moon phase, where the Moon is nearing the completion of its cycle. Individuals born under this phase are influenced by the energy of an aged, wise Moon, and are gifted with a kind of energy that isn’t necessarily reflected in personality or even in the physical world. In other words, you are likely a talented psychic who is closely in touch with your spiritual side, even if you may not realize it. Through dreams and daydreams, you may receive insights or even visions that help you to be more successful in life. In line with this tendency, you may also have an extremely active imagination. This is because human imagination is the most active under low light conditions – near-darkness, with just a hint of what’s around us, is a very fertile ground for the imagination.


Your deep insights can make you seem mystical, like you exist in a different dimension from other people. Combined with your tendency to have unconventional hobbies, behavior, and opinions, this can make you somewhat of a loner. Many people may find you too eccentric to relate to on a deeper level, even if they appreciate your wisdom and advice. Your best bet is to find people who are just as imaginative as you are, and who appreciate you in your entire glorious, weird self.


I’ve been told many times that I am an old soul. I am. I’ve lived many lifetimes and not all of them have been on this planet. I not only receive messages in my dreams, I can see the dead. They tell me things that help me survive in this world and time. My Roof Oasis Series is based on prophetic dreams that I’d had since early childhood. So far, everything that is in my books is coming true, especially with what’s happening to our food and water…and also with the man in the White House. We are in big trouble.

Would you like to learn about your moon sign? Then here is the link.

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