Children of the full moon

We would like to take a quick look at people who were born at the full moon. As to this, we remind you, contrary to widely spread opinion, that there are not more children being born at the full moon than at any other point in time during the lunar phases. Extensive studies over many decades have arrived at this result. Even though, many people may perceive or experience this differently – the numbers are unmistakably clear. We have already written an article about this »More births at full moon?«. So there are as many full moon children as there are new moon children etc.

If one assumes a world population of about 7 billion people and  an average of 12 full moons per year, it results in 3.3 % (12 divided by 365) and hence a whopping 230 million people who were born at the full moon. One could now incorporate the years with 13 full moons into the calculation, just like the leap years – but we don’t want to become too mathematical at this point.

It is by the very nature of things that amongst those full moon children, some have become very famous. Quite interesting is the birth of musicians and hereby the concentration of three big names on three different full moons in the year of 1958:

• 10th January 1944 – Frank Sinatra jr. (son of Frank Sinatra)
• 5th March 1958 – Andy Gibb (Bee Gees)
• 30th July 1958 – Kate Bush
• 29th August 1958 – Michael Jackson
• 10th March 1963 – Neneh Cherry
• 26th May 1964 – Lenny Kravitz

Hmmm … there are a few names in all other professions – maybe Demi Moore (11th November 1962) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (25th September 1969) are still worth mentioning – but certainly not a huge accumulation. The reason might be that there are actually only 3.3 % full moon children in the respective professions.

Next to the birth at the full moon, there is still another aspect: every person celebrates their birthday several times at the full moon! This takes place approximately every 19 years – mind you, only if you go by the commonly known (sun-) calendar. If you calculate your birthday by the moon calendar, just like it is the case in Islam, for example, then the full moon shines each birthday for all people who were born at the full moon.

Take a look at our 150 years full moon calendar, whether you were born at the full moon. If so, we congratulate you with moon light!

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  • I was born December 30th, 1982. I was told it was a Blue Full Moon. There was also a lunar eclipse that night. I was born at 9:55pm EST. What does that mean for me, if anything?

  • Hi, I was born Jan 7, 1974, 6:48p CST (Chicago, IL). My moon is in Cancer, but it looks like I was born about 12 hours before the moon was technically full. Was I born on the full moon?

  • I was to born on Friday the thirteenth on a full moon . I also have a black cat . My friends say I’m bad luck

  • I was born on 9 March 82. Full moon day. Nowadays​ IAM facing health problems.Will it worse even more.

  • July 1986. I was born on the full moon. As the moon started it cycle I wanted out as the moon crested it stared a child meant to to be a Pisces was born a cancer. The best week of my life. Now every time the moon pecks Im filled with energy. Can sleep some nights as the moon lights the night sky it my second sun.

  • 12-18-75 — ooh my god that makes so much sense. my internal battle has been great. my parents couldn’t have been more different. so very interesting I must find out more!

  • What about mine?
    any details please?

  • I was born on 1 august 1993 … It was full moon day with aakshabandhan … I want to know how my life goes … Like carrier earning relationships marriage … etc

  • August 15th, Wednesday, 1951, 10:01pm CST?

  • I want to know about mine son 30-9-1993 on Thursday at 12.58 pm poornima day

  • I was born on Friday 13th October, 2000 on the full moon. Please tell me in depth cuz i birth on friday 13 :(

    • No need to worry :)
      See here:

    • I was born on Friday, October 13, 2000 also!!!

    • i was born on Friday the 13 in October in 2000 too, but i was also born at night

  • I was born on October 31st 2001 which was the first full moon on Halloween in 46 years. The next one will be in 2020 which is going to be my 19th birthday

    • It’s all depending on your time zone. In Europe, Asia and Australia the full moon has been on 1st November 2001, in America it was the 31st October 2001.

      In 2020 the full moon will be on 31st October all over the world ;-)

      All the best for you!
      Jörg & Pat

  • I was born on 18th may 2000

  • I was born on 17th of dec 1994,which was a full moon…

    • so was I!

  • My son was born on Friday 13th on a full moon October 13,1989

    • I was born on October 13, 2000 Friday on a full moon on the witching hour, bad luck eh? not really, so far my life has been good

  • I was born on May 29th, ’91 on a full moon. Sometimes a full moon goes down a certain percent after the initial full moon, like 98% and such. But I was born when it was still 100% visible :P

  • My brother was born 1992 July 14, on a full moon night.

  • I too born on a full moon day 8th of Jan 1993

  • I got my spiritual name this year in India: Purnima which means full moon. The Babaji who gave me the name said he can see a bright light / a full moon light around me and gave me the name. He asked me if I were born on a full moon night. I said I do not know. Later I checked at the internet and tada: 4. November 1979, my birthday was a full moon night :)

  • I was born under a full moon on October 23rd 1980

  • I was born on Thursday Night on a full moon Halloween Night 1974 .

    • Full moon is called Purnima and new moon is called Amvasya in India. Full moon is considered auspicious when good spirits are out in full force. Amvasya is considered inauspicious when evil spirits are at strongest. In India, during Amavasya, they lit lamps and candles and make faces, dolls and stuff like that especially in the old days as sign of warding off the evil :-)

    • hi steve me too,i was born on thursday 31 october 1974. i just discover this website. would you like reply to my email malasia27[at] and we can chat? looking forward to hear from you

  • My mother was born on Dec 22, 1969, on a full moon day.

  • I was born 18 may 2000, I was born on a full moon, but I was also born in 2000, witch at the time was, the year of the dragon.

  • I have given birth to my cute baby gal on 14th feb..full moon day!

  • Born September 13 2000
    Two days earlier and 1 year later….

  • I didn’t know Michael Jackson was a full moon child.

    • Omg this is right all my b-days were on a full moon

  • i was born on 22 july 1994 and i was named poornima which means full moon in sanskrit.

    • mee too :)

  • I was born on 11th November 1981 ……Its Full Moon Day

  • I was born on 10/26/99. My mom says that it was a full moon, but according to my app, it said I was born on a waining gibbous. Was I born under a full moon or is my mom crazy?

    • The moon was 92% illuminated the night you were born. Pretty close to full. Probably looked pretty full.

  • I was born 1998 December on the night of the full moon the 3rd

    • August 12, 1996
      Full moon child!!!

    • I was born 1999 on the 2nd

      • On the 2nd of december

  • I was born October 15th 1997 on a full moon

    • All that matters is each day that you wake up too! Think about being born on a full moon as having more spiritual support in your daily life. Be greatful for everything you have and know you could accomplish anything you focus on and think about all the time. Peace out and stay positive

  • I was born July 22 1994 and 19 so what does that mean ???? I’m just interested in this full moon and why doesn’t it happen I’ve been told every birthday of mine. Thanks :)

    • Hi – as we said: to be born on a full moon is something special, but whether you are living a happy life or not is not depending on that.

  • I was born on Nov 13, 2000. FULL MOON!! I’m only 12 years old I dont get these and I’m nervous on whats gonna happen to me when I turn 23. Please help me. All the Webs is telling different things.

    • Don’t worry, you are just a happy full moon child. Nothing special will happen when you turn 23. Just enjoy!

  • Cancer Sun opposing sign Capricorn Moon………
    THEREFORE making me a full moon child :)
    One will have opposing sun and moon signs when one is born under a full moon….. An exxtra special brightness of white moonlight with me as Cancer is the sign with the ruling planet as THE MOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • September 5 2001

  • Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915.

    • Yes – but his son was born on a full moon: Frank Sinatra jr.

  • I was born on sept 12, 1992. :) full moon but I want to go in depth

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