How Compatible Are You and Your Partner? What the Moon’s Phases Say About Your Relationship

How true is the new trend of compatibility based on moon phases that is circulating on TikTok? Astrologers specialized in the subject have already given their verdict.

Gabriela Castillo

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Looking to the zodiac signs to know how compatible we are with someone is an ancient and, for many, infallible practice, but… What if there was a better way to know how well you would get along with someone? On social media, specifically on TikTok, the trend of looking at the phases of the moon for a compatibility test emerged. Do you know what it’s about?

How Does the Trend of Compatibility by Lunar Phase Work?

It wasn’t long ago that the trend of looking at the phases of the moon on TikTok became very popular to see if they could indicate how compatible one person is with another, and although it sounds very complicated, it is much simpler than it seems.

Those who have already taken the test explain that the steps to follow are: identify which lunar phase your crush was born under, as well as yours. Once you have that information, compare if a full moon can be formed between the two of you; that will tell you if you are really compatible or not.

In the event that your “moons” do not fit together like a puzzle, that would mean that you are possibly not the missing piece of the other, as explained in an article by Bustle.


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And where can you find that information? There is a filter on TikTok that can help you with this, simply by entering your date and time of birth and that of your crush or partner, and the app will automatically show you under what type of moon you both were born (whether it was waning, waxing, full, new…).

However, several astrologers are not entirely in agreement with this filter, as many consider that it does not really reveal anything significant regarding people’s compatibility but is just another social media trend.

How Accurate Is the Lunar Phase Compatibility Trend?

Rebecca Gordon, a professional astrologer based in New York, comments that each person’s lunar phase does reveal certain characteristics about them, depending on the position in which it was found in relation to the sun on the day of our birth, but the details it gives are of a purely personal nature and not about relationships with others.

“Your lunar phase tells me everything about how you approach life and the role you play within a group. So, if you’re born under a new moon, you’re here on the planet to start new things, and your emotions, represented by the moon, are always aligned with your life force, the sun,” commented the specialist.


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In fact, that’s why in astrological charts we don’t have just one zodiac sign, but several, including a solar and a lunar one, which determine our behavior, emotions, and some things related to the way we see the world.

“When you know your lunar phase, you have access to your ideal strategies in life and ideal roles,” added the astrologer, emphasizing that it is these details that can influence the way we choose a partner and how we might fit together.

So, whether one person’s lunar phase forms a full moon with another person’s or not is really circumstantial, according to Gordon, and the fact that they do or don’t is not necessarily an indicator that they will be together for life or that they are destined for failure.

“Compatibility is complete and, in my experience, lunar phases don’t matter too much when I look at compatibility. It’s not really something I’ve heard of. When I tried the app used on TikTok, all of my inputs were ‘soulmates’,” added astrologer Babs Cheung.


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How to Use Lunar Phases as an Indicator of Compatibility?

As Gordon mentioned, consulting our lunar phase can be useful to understand why we look for what we look for in a partner and where we should direct our gaze, since each phase indicates a trait of the type of person we are and the type of person who could be our crush. These traits can be divided as follows:

  • New Moon: a person who is initiating.
  • Waxing Crescent: a person who seeks to show their uniqueness to the world.
  • First Quarter: a person with managerial skills and expertise in organization.
  • Waxing Gibbous: a goal-oriented person with a strong sense of confidence in outcomes.
  • Full Moon: a person with a style full of intensity and powerful relationships.
  • Waning Gibbous: a person with a desire to share their wisdom.
  • Third Quarter: a slightly rebellious person who will seek to challenge the status quo.
  • Waning Crescent: a person who cares about the planet and the future of humanity.

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Story originally written in Spanish by Alejandro Vizzuet in Cultura Colectiva.