The idea of Lunar Days has existed since the beginning of time. Hundreds of years ago, ancient citizens created descriptions for each of the lunar days. These depictions appeared in most astrological rituals. However, traditions vary and so it is up to each individual person to decide which lunar tradition fits their lifestyle and beliefs and suits their needs.

The moment the new Moon occurs marks the birth of the first Lunar Day. The last lunar day, (which might be the 29 or sometimes the 30th Lunar Day), ends when the next New Moon is born. Some traditions begin the Lunar Month counting from the moment the first sliver of the new moon appears on the horizon. If you follow that tradition, your count of Lunar days would begin the day after the New Moon.

The longitude and latitude of certain places will influence the times that the phases of the moon occur, so the dates of each lunar day will vary from place to place and from year to year.

Some lunar months might have a full 30 days whereas some only contain 29 days. The reason for this discrepancy is that the Moon cycle is approximately 29 1/2 days long.

Calculating The Lunar Day

The first lunar day is generally counted from the moment of the new moon.  Many modern day calendars have the New Moon listed. If you want to be exact, the Time and Date website has a moon phase calculator that will give you times and dates for any location you choose.

Since lunar days do not coincide with solar days, the lunar day can begin at any time – in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening or at night. This means that you might wake up in the morning on the 3rd Lunar Day and enter the 4th Lunar day in the afternoon or evening.

What The Lunar Days Signify

I found a bunch of information about each of the lunar days. Here’s a list of links to each one, along with an abbreviated note about the basic energy of the day:

  • 1st Lunar Day – Creativity Rules
  • 2nd Lunar Day – New Beginnings Continue
  • 3rd Lunar Day – Any Number of Things Could Happen
  • 4th Lunar Day – A Contradictory Day
  • 5th Lunar Day – Generally a Lucky Day
  • 6th Lunar Day – A Most Fortunate Day
  • 7th Lunar Day – Generally A Lucky Day
  • 8th Lunar Day – A Good Day for Travel
  • 9th Lunar Day – Negativity Rules
  • 10th Lunar Day – An Auspicious Day
  • 11th Lunar Day – Energy is Renewed
  • 12th Lunar Day – An Important Day
  • 13th Lunar Day – Don’t Do Anything New Today
  • 14th Lunar Day – Contradictory Day
  • 15th Lunar Day  – A Day for Magick
  • 16th Lunar Day – A Day for Festivities
  • 17th Lunar Day – Family Day
  • 18th Lunar Day – Positive Energy
  • 19th Lunar Day – A Perilous Day
  • 20th Lunar Day – Start Something New
  • 21st Lunar Day – Luck Is On Your Side
  • 22nd Lunar Day – Generally Good
  • 23rd Lunar Day –  Enjoy Yourself
  • 24th Lunar Day – Begin Nothing
  • 25th Lunar Day – Experts Disagree
  • 26th Lunar Day – Not A Lucky Day
  • 27th Lunar Day – A Fortunate Day
  • 28th Lunar Day – A Joyous Day
  • 29th Lunar Day – An Unlucky Day
  • 30th Lunar Day  – Rarely Occurs – Miracles Happen

When calculating these days for your own calendar or event scheduling, be sure to take into account the fact that the moon cycle is actually only 29.5 days in length, which means that the thirtieth day will not happen very often.

Also, bear in mind that different traditions have different interpretations of each of the individual days and what they might mean. As always, it’s best to read the information and make up your own mind based on what feels right to you.

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