What Is the Moon Phase TikTok Trend? How to Calculate Your Compatibility

Astrology and the way in which it can apparently predict a person's compatibility with others has long been a popular interest.

Whether it comes to a person's star sign, horoscope, or how the time they are born supposedly determines their fate, there are many ways in which astrology can be used by someone in their life.

And TikTok is seeing a surge in interest in one such astrological phenomenon: The moon phase when a person was born.

What Is the Moon Phase TikTok Trend?

TikTok Moon phase
In this composite image is a picture of the moon taken in Shanghai, China on November 8, 2022 and a picture of an iPhone showing social media app TikTok. On TikTok users can now compare the moon phase on their birthday with another person to determine if they are their "soulmate." Zhe Ji/Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The new TikTok trend sweeping the social media platform sees users compare their moon phases with another person to determine if they are "soulmates."

In reality the moon has eight phases, per NASA, which are a New Moon, a Waxing Crescent, the First Quarter, the Waxing Gibbous, a Full Moon, a Waning Gibbous, the Last Quarter, and a Waning Crescent before the phase reverts back to a New Moon at the end of the cycle.

The moon's different phases are representative of the amount of light from the sun that is reflected off the surface of the moon and onto Earth, each is determined by the position the moon is to the sun while in orbit around the Earth.

TikTok's new trend sees a person find out what the moon's phase was on the day they were born and then compare it to the phase of the person they wish to compare to. The video will then show the two phases side-by-side.

According to the "moon phase soulmate" trend on the social media app, someone can determine if another person is their "soulmate" by layering the two phases and seeing how well they fit together.

How to Calculate Your Compatibility Using the Moon Phase TikTok Trend

There are several stages that a TikTok user needs to go through in order to take part in the latest trend. Here is everything you need to know

  1. Go onto the moonphases website and enter your birthday. Tap the date on the calendar to see what the moon phase was then.
  2. Take a screenshot of the moon phase and crop it as you see fit.
  3. Do the same using the birthday of your partner or friend that you wish to compare yourself to. Once again, take a screenshot and crop the image to your liking.
  4. Download the CapCut app. Then, go on TikTok and search for another video which shows the trend using a template from CapCut.
  5. Select "CapCut try this template" and then "Use template in CapCut." On CapCut select "use template."
  6. Select the two photos of the moon phases you wish to compare and then select preview. At this point you can add text if you wish.
  7. Select "add sound in TikTok" and export the video into the social media app and share it.