In astronomy, a new moon marks the first lunar phase. A new moon symbolises new beginnings. Many people use the energy of a new moon when starting a new project or to achieve their goals. There is a full moon approximately every 30 days. This is the length of time it takes for the Moon to go through one whole lunar phase cycle.
The Moon’s phases and the months of the year are connected – the word ‘month’ takes its root from the word ‘moon’. During April and May this year there will be a ‘supermoon’.
During a New Moon, the Sun and the Moon are aligned. The Sun and the Earth are on opposite sides of the moon. The side of the moon facing the Earth receives no direct sunlight and is lit only by dim sunlight reflected from Earth. The Earth and Sun are at the same celestial longitude. The Moon is only ‘New’ for a moment, when the when the Sun and the Moon are directly aligned in the sky.
The energy of a new moon lasts approximately three days before and after the lunation. The moon phases can affect our mind, body and emotions.
What to do during the new moon:
- Write down your intentions and what you’re looking to manifest
- Make a vision board
- Choose an affirmation
- Take a new-moon refresher bath; use essential oils, light candles, play your favourite music
- Light a candle
- Create a sacred space or meditation station – an intentional space to invite new moon energy into your life
- Try something new
|New Moon dates and times 2021 (Dublin, Ireland)|
|13th Jan, 5:00 a.m.|
|11th Feb, 7:06 p.m.|
|13th Mar, 10:21 a.m.|
|12th Apr, 2:31 a.m.|
|11th May, 7:00 p.m.|
|10th Jun, 10:53 a.m.|
|10th Jul, 1:16 a.m.|
|8th Aug, 1:50 p.m|
|7th Sep, 12:52 a.m.|
|6th Oct, 11:05 a.m.|
|4th Nov, 9:15 p.m.|
|4th Dec, 7:43 a.m.|