TikTok is a place for all sorts of trends. Lately, there’s a moon-related trend that’s been picking pace all across TikTok, courtesy goes to a recent crop of romantic hopefuls, who claim to show whether people are really “soulmates” by comparing the moon on the day they were born. Here’s everything you need to know about this trend.
What Is The Moon Phase TikTok Trend?
The Moon Phase trend on TikTok promises to reveal your relationship compatibility with your lover based on the phases of the moon on your and your partner’s respective birthdays. Users are claiming that when your and your better half’s moon phases match to form a perfect full moon, you would be considered true “soulmates”.
TikTokers have come up with various videos, bringing their and their partner’s moon phases together, and the results have left us in awe. On the other hand, some critics suggest what would it mean if partners having opposing moon phases don’t match. Moreover, some combinations make perfect matches even when they don’t line up for a full moon, leaving a lot of scope for flawed results.
No matter the result, let’s understand the science behind this trend. You may have studied that a lunar cycle has eight specific moon phases: the New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, and Waning Crescent before going back to black and the New Moon phase again.
Now, astrology suggests that the moon represents several human emotions – childhood wounds, attachment and more. The moon is synonymous with the divine feminine, maternal nourishment/detriment and rules the zodiac sign of Cancer. As for the phases, the phase of the moon we are born under and live through has a powerful influence on how we make out way through the world.
Per TikTok’s recent trend, if you combine the moon phase of your birthday with your partner’s, the more it makes a full moon, the more likely you both are destined for love. While some people have come forward to back this theory, many are left unsatisfied with the results. But again, it’s a pretty fun exercise to do with your partner.
How To Find Your Soulmate With Moon Phase?
Below are the steps that you need to follow to make your own Moon Phase Soulmate TikTok Trend:
- Visit the website https://moonphases.co.uk/
- Select the calendar tab (on top of the page)
- Enter your birthdate
- Save or screenshot the image of the moon phase on your birthday
- Repeat the above steps with your partner’s birthdate
- Screenshot or save the image of your partner’s moon phase
- FYI, ensure both images are of the same size
- Now, download CapCut
- Go to TikTok and find a video that shows the trend using a CapCut template
- Select “Use the template in CapCut”
- Pick the two moon phase images from the photo library
- Hit “preview”
- Edit the text to your and your partner’s names and birthdays
- Hit “Add sound in TikTok” to export your video, and voila! You’re ready to show the world if you’ve found your soulmate or not.
What Are Critics Saying?
While some people are drooling over the moon phase TikTok trend, most feel that it’s fake. Well, the online calculator is provided for entertainment purposes and if it was that easy to find your soulmate, the world would have been a better place.
One TikTok user stated: “Mine and my boyfriend’s moon phases made a perfect moon, but we broke up last month. I think this is fake.” “87% and 9% don’t make 100 sorry,” commented another, comparing two moon phases. A third person wrote: “I hurt my own feelings looking up my exes. apparently, we are soulmates, not even a percent off”.
Now if you’re hesitating to take up this challenge, let me assure you that it’s good for entertainment purposes. And if it makes you feel confident in your relationship then proceed and praise be! But if the experiment leaves you questioning your lover, then know that it’s a cut-and-paste art and craft, and astrology is more complex than this. What do you think?