Birth on amavasya, the dark moon.
Amavasya is the day the Moon achieves its darkest phase before growing to full once again. In Jyotish, Amavasya is a time for fasting, ancestral worship, and contemplation. It is however also considered an inauspicious time for big decisions, important events, and also birth.
“It is however also considered an inauspicious time for big decisions, important events, and also birth.”
Birth on Amavasya is considered a flaw in time because the Moon, which represents mental stability and even financial sustenance, has lost all if not most of its visible fullness in the sky.
Natives born during this time often struggle to find independence and to support themselves. As Moon is mother, these natives may also experience this phenomenon due to a mother or primary caretaker that did not allow them to brave life’s challenges on their own, a mother that may have held them too close and did not encourage their independence. It has been my observation that this is a frequent theme for Amavasya natives. Braving the unknown and the challenging is so uncomfortable, they may give up or change course.
In Jyotish, Moon remedies and strengthening any uplifting grahas are crucial to help overcome these obstacles.
- Zelda Astrology