The new moon’s energy is a powerful tool for achieving your dreams or at least getting them started. A saying goes, “It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen” but with the moon around there is no limit to what can happen.
You will learn everything you need to know about our amazing moon and the energy it freely gives us all.
A new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and the sun. The moon will not be visible in the sky and is a good time to experience a fully dark sky.
Every 29.5 days at a precise and predictable time the New Moon sets off a new lunar cycle.
The Moon Represents
During the alignment of the moon with the sun, we receive the energy of growth, opportunity, and the characteristics of the astrological sign it is in.
The moon symbolizes femininity, emotions, growth, eternity, enlightenment and darkness.
And the moon is the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle.
The feminine energy represents the softer energies, receiving, and surrender.
In astrology, the moon signifies the soul, reflection on our inner knowledge, rejuvenation, adaptation and manifestation.
Is The Dark Moon The Same?
“Yes”, The Dark Moon is another name for the new moon as it is not visible in the sky during this phase.
Some people describe the Dark Moon as an invisible moon, while others refer to the New Moon as the first light around the crescent moon.
It’s for this reason that the new moon’s energy is most potent during the days leading up to and immediately following its peak.
New Moon’s Energy
You can gain so many benefits when you understand the new moon’s energy and the different stages of the lunar cycle.
The most potent time is eight hours after the new moon has peaked.
However, you can harness the new moon’s energy in the two days leading up to and following the new moon’s peak time.
During the new moon, the darkness guides you inward for some self-reflection and listening to your intuition. It helps when you are in a quiet place and relaxed.
Make the most of the new moon’s energy to move forward and accomplish anything you wish!
Writing your thoughts and feelings down by hand adds a personal touch that makes the process more effective.
Any lists should be kept to a maximum of ten.
It’s possible to use any or all of the following new moons every month, so use any or all of them when it’s convenient for you.
Plant Seeds, New Beginnings, Start Something New.
When it comes to initiating anything new or starting something new, the calendar is always on our side so it would be a great time to take advantage of the new moon’s energy!
At this time we have a clean slate, which offers us an excellent opportunity to come up with new ideas, plant seeds, or start something that we are passionate about.
By consciously embracing the fresh new moon’s energy, you can help those transitions go even more smoothly.
New moon’s energy is especially good at empowering:
- New jobs or a career change
- The launch of a new business
- The launch of a new product or service
- A new course or program of study
- A lifestyle change
- The decision to quit smoking, drinking, etc.
- A new home, or a move
- New relationships
The new moon’s energy can influence you unconsciously, leading you to start new habits, and new projects, plus initiating any changes in your life around this time.
Intentions, Setting Goals and Making Wishes
The new moon represents new beginnings and a magical time for manifesting and setting your intentions and goals.
Use the new moon’s energy to manifest wishes that correspond to the theme of the astrology sign in which the moon is at the time.
Writing intention/goals rituals can be magical.
New Friendships, Relationships and Marriage.
The new moon’s energy will help you connect with the right people who have the same higher frequency as yourself.
Do not hesitate to accept any invitation to socialize and meet new people, or to ask that special someone out.
You have nothing to lose by taking a chance at the new moon energy as strong connections can be built from any new meetings.
During the new moon, relationships can take on a new level, as the energy is nurturing and inspires stronger bonds to develop.
The opportunity to get married under a new moon celebrates the beginning of a new life together.
Can Make You Sleepy
As the Moon’s light retreats and goes dark, so too for us as our energy lowers.
It’s like a hibernation period for us to recharge before diving into our goals and projects.
You might feel sluggish and tired on the day from the new moon’s energy and need to sleep a bit more than usual, so get some extra shut-eye.
Use this as an excuse to go to bed early and get some well-earned rest that your body needs.
May Affect Blood Pressure
There have been studies done on people and their heart rates and blood pressure during new and full moons. The result was that the blood pressure had lowered, and the heart rate returned to normal.
Researchers concluded that humans were more physically efficient during full and new moons.
Other studies were done that have resulted in inconclusive results.
You can work your way through this on your own. Everyone is different, but you may be an exception.
Self-Care & Positivity
It’s an important time to be kinder and more caring; after all, the new moon is all about hope and possibility.
Be positive toward yourself and protect your sensitive energy.
Avoid spending time with those who are negative, pessimistic or discouraging.
As we can absorb energy from other people it can be exhausting and difficult and may impact our well-being.
Make yourself more optimistic by doing things that make you feel that way.
If you’re feeling down, just do something fun and set aside time for the things you enjoy. Then, when you’re feeling refreshed afterwards, focus on something new or an opportunity—enthusiasm will come naturally!
You can benefit from these types of Self-Care.
New moons allow us to reflect on and evaluate our lives.
We are coming up on a new month, which means it’s time to take stock of our lives.
This is an opportunity for us to reflect and evaluate what we’ve done so far.
The New Moon is like a blank slate – a chance to start over with a fresh perspective.
It is also an auspicious time for planting seeds that will grow into full-fledged ideas in the coming weeks.
We may feel introspective, so allow yourself the time by yourself and go within. Take time to get to know yourself and find out what you want in life.
You may be able to come up with a plan for the future that you are happy with.
The new moon’s energy is encouraging us to indulge in some much-needed time for reflective thinking or any course corrections.
What NOT to do during the New moon?
- Deciding to give up on anything you care about can be a waste of time and energy and may not work. The difference between giving up and moving forward is the difference between a happy life and an unhappy one.
The new moon’s energy is about creation and starting things so hold off on any endings until the full moon.
- Say “yes” to all social occasions and don’t decline any unexpected invites. You may meet people that are different to you or outside of your usual genre, so be open-minded as you never know what wonderful experiences you can have.
The new moon likes to bring people into our lives, especially those who may have a special bond or connection or maybe someone that brings you lessons for your soul.
So, don’t miss out on them.
- Avoid spending time with those people who drain your energy, constantly bring you down, want to talk about themselves, are pessimistic, etc. Sometimes these people can’t be avoided, but you need to protect yourself.
Being with people who harness positivity help you feel energised and alive!
- Get stuck in the past! The new moon is NEW. Stay present, look ahead to the future with optimism, and try not to get down with worries or regrets about the past.
It’s a time to refresh, reset, go with the flow of the present moment of your life and look to the future.
Connecting with the new moon’s energy can provide grounding and a sense of direction.
The information about the new moon’s energy and each sign it’s in each month for 2023 is given.
New beginnings can be ignited through alignment with any or all of the new moons this year.
Knowing every month the new moon has its own energy, dates, and times, you can also plan your New Moon Rituals ahead of time.
As you do this consistently, you will notice changes in your life. Having clear intentions, making thoughtful plans, and executing your actions is the key to success.
Have fun and best of luck with the New Moon’s energy!