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Your Lunation Birthday by Dane Rudhyar

YOUR LUNATION BIRTHDAY
Dane Rudhyar

First Published
Horoscope Magazine
January 1950



This four-part article is a short, popular version of some of the material which appeared in Rudhyar's 1946 book The Moon and Its Cycles - which was a precursor of sorts to Rudhyar's seminal 1967 book The Lunation Cycle.

Your Lunation Birthday provides an abbreviated and accessible introduction to the lunation cycle and the eight lunation types. If you find Your Lunation Birthday useful, please refer to The Lunation Cycle - use the link below to purchased it from Amazon.com - for a fuller and more significant treatment of the subject.


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Your Lunation Birthday by Dane Rudhyar.

Part Four
The Eight Lunation Types


NEW MOON TYPE  Soli-Lunar Arc: 0 - 45

New Moon Type You belong to the New Moon Type, if you were born at New Moon or within the three and one-half days following New Moon (Moon less than 45 from Sun).

Your typical personal characteristics are: a strongly subjective, emotional and impulsive approach to life and to everything that attracts your attention; a tendency to be emotionally confused or to reach out eagerly toward some deeply felt compelling goal, to project your feelings upon people and situations, without much regard for what these actually are in themselves.

Examples of the type: Freud, Queen Victoria, Woodrow Wilson


CRESCENT MOON TYPE  Soli-Lunar Arc: 45 - 90

Crescent Moon Type You belong to the Crescent Type if you were born from three and one-half to seven days after a New Moon.

Your typical personal characteristics are: determined self-assertiveness, active faith, the eager desire to carry out an inwardly felt command and to clear the way for the fulfilling of new goals; negatively, a sense of frustration and of struggling against too great odds.

Examples of the type: Louis XVI, Abdul Baha, Franz Liszt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Andrew Carnegie.


FIRST QUARTER TYPE  Soli-Lunar Arc: 90 - 135

First Quarter Type You belong to the First Quarter Type if you were born from seven to ten and one-half days after a New Moon.

Your typical personal characteristics are: strong will and organizing ability, the instinctive rebellion of the man of action against a binding or inadequate social-ideological tradition, ability to make decisions — at times, ruthless ones; self-exaltation in the thrill of activity and overcoming difficulties, negatively, a sense of defeat.

Examples of this type: Joseph Stalin, Oliver Cromwell, Walt Whitman, Baudelaire.


GIBBOUS MOON TYPE  Soli-Lunar Arc: 135 - 180

Gibbous Moon Type You belong to the Gibbous Moon Type if you were born from ten and one-half to fifteen days after a New Moon.

Your typical personal characteristics are: a desire to improve yourself and others, to evaluate things and people, to handle symbols of value (including money), to bring a social trend to a conclusion; devotion to a personality you consider great, self-overcoming, yearning for more light.

Examples of the type: Count Hermann Keyserling, Louis Pasteur, George Gershwin, J. P. Morgan.


FULL MOON TYPE  Soli-Lunar Arc: 180 - 225

Full Moon Type You belong to the Full Moon Type if you were born from fifteen to eighteen and one-half days after a New Moon (i. e., less than three and one-half days after Full Moon).

Your typical personal characteristics are: mental objectivity, the ability to make ideals concrete, to receive illumination or "visions" and to give them symbolic expression, to fulfill the past; negatively, a sense of being divorced from reality and divided against oneself.

Examples of the type: Goethe, Rudolph Steiner, Krishnamurti, Mary Baker Eddy, Evangeline Adams.


DISSEMINATING MOON TYPE  Soli-Lunar Arc: 225 - 270

Disseminating Moon Type You belong to the Disseminating Type if you were born from eighteen and one-half to twenty-two days after a New Moon or three and one-half days to seven days after the Full Moon.

Your typical personal characteristics are: the ability to demonstrate to others what you have learned or envisioned, to disseminate ideas, to participate in social-religious movements and to fight for what you see as the right, to be a crusader and a disciple; negatively, to become lost in social or moral fights, to develop mental confusion or fanaticism.

Examples of the type: Thomas Jefferson, Disraeli, Teddy Roosevelt, Hitler, Bismarck, Richard Wagner.


LAST QUARTER TYPE  Soli-Lunar Arc: 270 - 315

Last Quarter Moon Type You belong to the Last Quarter Type if you were born twenty-two days after a New Moon or seven days before the next, or about seven to eleven days after the Full Moon.

Your typical personal characteristics are: the ability to manage and organize people on the basis of ideas and social-political concepts, the eagerness to force issues and to produce crises, to change people's beliefs, to reform and transform, to build ideological structures or systems, to work hard toward some future goal regardless of the immediate results; a tendency toward humor or the inability to take criticism; a dictatorial attitude.

Examples of the type: Gandhi, Annie Besant, Lenin, Trotsky, Mussolini, George Washington, G. B. Shaw, Victor Hugo.


BALSAMIC MOON TYPE  Soli-Lunar Arc: 315 - 360

Balsamic Moon Type You belong to the Balsamic Moon Type if you were born from twenty-five and one-half to thirty days after a New Moon — or less than three and one-half days before the next.

Your typical personal characteristics are: an eagerness to serve social institutions and organized groups, to bring the past to a conclusion and to sacrifice yourself for the future's sake, to become completely identified with great ideals or causes regardless of consequences; prophetic gifts, a sense of personal destiny, of being led by superior powers, of finality in all things and in all your judgments.

Examples of this type: Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, Cecil Rhodes, Havelock Ellis, Robespierre, Kant.





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