The cycles of the moon have long fascinated people and inspired belief that the moon has a profound effect on human affairs. Studies have shown that the gravitational effect of the moon may influence the frequency of births and heart attacks as well as play a role in regulating melatonin and sleep cycles.
1. The Overachiever
If you were drawn to this moon, you are most likely a person who pursues perfection doggedly, working hard and efficiently to attain your goals. It is probable that you were a classic overachiever at school too when your successes went far beyond the expectations for someone of your age. The positive reinforcement from family and teachers nourished your desire to accomplish your goals no matter what.
You do well in a bounded environment with clearly established benchmarks for success that you can measure yourself against. Though that has made you into a dynamic, active, and outgoing person who believes in oneself, it can have its downsides too. What happens when you inevitably can’t do things just the way you had intended? If your standards are perfection, then you are likely to be disappointed by yourself and others.
Remember, “to err is human, to forgive, divine.” It’s a lot more difficult to acknowledge and learn from failure than it is to become downhearted. Don’t let yourself fall prey to becoming your own judge, jury, and executioner.
2. The Artist
While you might not be an artist by trade, choosing this moon underscores your creative bent. You see the world in a sensory and sensual way. You appreciate the beauty in the little things around you and are highly attuned to the pleasures of the everyday. The search for a new touch, taste, or smell are things that motivate you.
This openness to new experiences is wonderful, but the sensitivity to the outside world and the focus on pleasure can be problematic to you. If you’re not careful, you can spend so much time eating, drinking, socializing, and going with the flow that you get worn down.
How can you find time to make your creative and professional dreams come to life if you’re always out gallivanting? Remember that a little pain now (like focusing on work) can lead to success later.
3. The Caregiver
If this is the moon you chose, then you are a grounded, practical person who can be relied upon to take care of all those around you. Slow and steady, you always are appreciated by your friends for your even keel and level-headed personality. You’re often busy making sure everyone is okay and has what they need. The most important virtue for other people in your eyes is loyalty. This is because you crave a stable and steady environment.
All this having been said, it’s important for you to go outside your comfort zone and try new things. If you stay where you feel most at home, with some friends, the same places, and the same routines, you can miss out on the excitement the world has to offer. Taking risks and being spontaneous doesn’t come naturally to you, but it could yield really big rewards.
4. The Compassionate
If you chose this moon, the thought of injustice just doesn’t sit right with you. Your primary emotion is compassion and your motivation in life is to right the wrongs of the world. You’re the kind of person who would literally give the coat off your back to someone else, even though it might mean you’ll freeze. That’s because you prioritize serving others over taking care of yourself.
It’s an admirable trait, but it can have drawbacks. When you’re so completely focused on the needs of others, you often forget your own. You might buy lunch for a homeless person on the street, but have you eaten? Remember that you can only truly help others when your own desires and dreams are being fulfilled. Flight attendants always remind passengers that in the event of an emergency, you should put your own oxygen mask on first so that you can then help others who need it. The same is true for you!
5. The Thinker
Your life has been devoted to contemplation, of the immensity of the world out there and of all the thoughts and feelings inside you. This tendency to introspection makes you a delightfully thoughtful friend and family member to have around. You offer deep insights into things that most other people miss as they hover on the surface of acting and reacting to everyday life. This is possible because you keep yourself to yourself and avoid interactions that require you to be extroverted.
The problem with all of this is that your mind is running all the time. Overthinking even the slightest things can be exhausting and leaves you drained. Also remember that we are just as much our bodies as we are our minds. You need to take care of your physical self, not just your philosophical self. Challenge yourself to be practical and active when problems come your way, not just reflective.