Unless you’re into astrology or moon phases, most people don’t give this occurrence much thought. After all, a New Moon is not as impressive looking as a Full Moon, and that’s the only time werewolves come out anyway. But what’s a New Moon all about?
A New Moon is when the sun and moon are dancing cheek to cheek and the moon covers the sun. So from Earth all we can see - at best - is a thin line of the sun’s outline resembling “God’s thumbnail.”
This period is severely underrated; it’s basically the New Year’s Eve of moon phases! A New Moon occurs every 29.5 days - the time it takes for the moon to orbit around the Earth. So you don’t have to wait until next year to set that goal you missed out on January 1st.
Because a New Moon represents new beginnings, astrologers recommend reflecting on what you want moving forward. This is a prime time for vision boards, goal setting, and musing of where you are and where you’d like to be. When the sun and the moon align, the gravitational pull from the Earth is heightened. Certain spiritual teachers believe this awakens the subconscious, so it’s important to connect with your inner self and be aware of where you’re at – emotionally and spiritually.
But beware, this can also be a time of uncertainty; it’s the closing of one door and the opening of another. So if that other door hasn’t opened yet, one can feel lost and unsure of what’s to come. For those that feel connected with their inner selves and have faith in the future, this is an exciting time. If you feel scared during this dark period (literally dark) take note and begin to chip away at reconnecting with your spiritual self.
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