new moon in libra

New Moon (Supermoon) in Libra ♎️ October 16, 2020 3:30 pm ET!

The word “Supermoon” is not an official astronomical term. It was first created by an astrologer named, Richard Nolle, in 1979. He defined it as ‘a New or a Full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in its orbit’. It is not clear why he chose the 90% cut off in his definition.

New moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. In astronomy, the new moon is when the sun and moon are aligned, with the sun and earth on opposite sides of the moon. It is the beginning of a new lunar cycle, and it’s a great time to begin a new personal cycle as well; a time to turn over a new leaf or start a new project.

During a new moon, the moon is not visible in the sky. This typically means the energy available is low. People often report feeling tired and drained during a new moon. This is a perfect opportunity to become self-reflective, to look inward. This is an ideal time to really think about want you want in life acknowledge your goals, set clear intentions towards those goals, and write to-do lists. A time for a fresh start, and to let go of those things in your life that no longer serve you.

This New Supermoon in Libra ♎️ reminds us to surround ourselves in peace, harmony and love. It’s time to hit your pause button, reflect and reclaim your sense of balance, harmony, and fulfillment of your needs without stomping on, but with attending to the needs of others as well. Therein lies the balance that is precious. Precious from not only our own perspective but for the world.

This New Moon is a grounding energy and reminds us to be grateful while going after goals of attainment (wealth in broad definition). The Libra Moon could make you a little impatient while waiting for the tides to turn in your favor but patience is important.
You first have to the work, inner and outer and to reflect so that your path does not set course on the more negative sides of power.

Clarify your needs, boundaries, and cultivate strength and self-reliance. Meditate on the heart chakra so that your will is right and just.

Deepak Chopras 7 Step Meditation To Open Your Heart

The October 16 new moon aligns with two fixed stars: Fixed star Spica and Fixed star Arcturus.

Fixed star Spica gives success, wealth (broad definition), love of art and science, lack of growth and injustice to innocence. It brings good fortune to scientists, artists, and musicians. Spica also gives spiritual and religious qualities, with above-average psychic awareness.

Fixed star Arcturus gives wealth (broad definition), high renown, self-determination, and prosperity. However, Arcturus has a reputation for achieving justice through power. Which can make people become belligerent and quarrelsome.

New moon, October 16, opposite Mars may cause anger, impulsiveness, and hostility. The new moon, Saturn can cause disappointment, delays, and frustration. The new moon square Pluto can cause extremism, intensity, and a callous quest for power. The combination of the planetary characteristics creates highly dynamic energy. With determination, hard work and persistence you will be able to achieve your specific goals and intentions. If your focus is solely on achieving power, then conflict will surely be your end result.

Element: Air 💨
Crystals: Aquamarine, Opalite, Opal, Rose Quartz

new moon in virgo

New Moon In Virgo

This is the first of 3 Super-moons which will be taking place (This year). This magic new moon in Virgo is all about stepping into our power and raising our vibration and awareness. Remembering just how worthy, valuable and amazing we are is what this new moon is all about. New Moons represent the start of a new lunar cycle, and are the perfect time to plant seeds and set intentions for the month ahead. While this is true of all New Moons, the strong, and refreshingly clear, vivid energy of this Virgo Super New Moon make it one of the most powerful new beginnings of this year.

The sign of Virgo combined with the fresh beginning of a new moon is asking you to focus, fine-tune, get clear on your goals and visions.This is a perfect time to find new solutions to old problems. this current alignment of the planets support sound and bold answers to the question of what we need to accomplish right now in our personal and collective life to move forward into a brighter outlook for the future. There is no ‘rule’ to be manifesting with the moon as such. This moon shouldn’t have the intensity we have been experiencing lately, but it is powerful, so use it with care, enthusiasm and know that now is the time for you and your new phase.

This energy lasts for 3 days before and 3 days after the New Moon and will help move us forward with greater clarity and ease. Over these next few days focus on how you can step more boldy into your power. Ask yourself: What do I have to offer the world, my community? How do I want to shine my light, and shine it brighter? ⠀

☆ Remember, gratitude is the key to allowing things to work for you so always be grateful for what you already have before asking for more.

☆ With Mars in retrograde, tensions are high and energy is fiery. Be mindful of your own actions and try not to take anything personally at the moment. We’re all feeling a little more agitated than normal.

New Moon Intention Rituals

Simple Intention Setting Outline

  • Sage
  • Light a candle
  • Use Aromatherapy
  • Use crystals
  • Meditate
  • Express gratitude
  • Write down your wishes

Prosperity

  • A money attracting plant such as basil or rosemary in a pot
  • a bowl of rain water or water which has been in the sun
  • a green crystal

  1. Set the plant, crystal and bowl of water in a triangle on the ground with the bowl of water at the apex
  2. Cup your hands around the plant pot and say 9 times: Bring growth, I ask, to nature and my life
  3. Cradle the plant pot visualizing the plant growing and money coming into your life
  4. Dip the crystal into the bowl of water 3 times and say:
  5. Be for me prosperity, abundance and fertility
  6. Push the crystal into the earth around the plant and repeat 3 times:
  7. Bring growth, I ask, to nature and my life
  8. Water the plant daily and repeat as you water it:
  9. Be for me prosperity, abundance and fertility
  10. Amen, Aho, and So It Is

Focus for the Virgo New Moon

  • How can you adjust your thoughts to achieve your goals? Look at your world with a more logical, practical approach.
  • Begin making lists of things that need done, now! Write your list of what you want to start seeing coming into your life.
  • Stay motivated.
  • Keep your vibe high.
  • Eat nutritious and more natural foods, this is not a time for indulgences – the denser the food, the denser the energy flow and Virgo energy is light and high vibration.
  • Self reflection.

what is moon magic

Moon Magic

Earth, Sun, Moon

The moon phases involve three bodies in our solar system: Earth, Sun, and Moon. We here on Earth spin on our axis, making a complete 360-degree rotation every 24 hours (which is what gives us night and day), we also orbit the Sun in a yearly transit. Next, there’s the Moon. The Moon takes its own orbital path around us, Earth. Making a full cycle about every 29.5 days. And of course, the Sun is the center of our solar system. It’s also moving, just slowly and our entire solar system orbits around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Our Luna, LaLuna – The Moon

The Moon literally moves with us, within us and a sacred dance, like moving of tides unfolds in even, rhythmic cycles mirroring the cycles of your body, the cycles of the harvest and growth of plants and trees, the cycles of life. This dance is what we celebrate when we follow moon phases and honor the Moon’s cycles. The Moon is the closest astronomical body to Earth, giving it strong influence over all life on our planet. The Moon’s gravity pulls on Earth’s oceans, causing tides. Tidal friction caused by the Moon slows down Earth’s rotation over time, creating our 24-hour days. Without the Moon, our days would be 6 – 8 hours long, with more than 1,000 days in a year. The Moon is the only reason we have solar and lunar eclipses. The external force of the Moon stabilizes Earth’s 23.5-degree axial tilt, preventing catastrophic shifts – imagine no seasons at all or rolling on our side like Uranus, with the most extreme seasons imaginable. Existence on Earth without our Moon would mean very dark nights forever.

Lunar Phases

Although new moons and full moons get the most attention, there are actually 8 moon phases. And these phases reflect the relationship between the Sun and the Moon. The Moon isn’t changing on her own, she’s reflecting the Sun’s light. The positions of the Moon and Sun in the sky from Earth’s perspective determine how much of the Moon is illuminated or visible. The entire lunar phase cycle is about 29.5 days. It begins when the Sun and Moon come together (new moon), peaks when they oppose each other (full moon) and ends just before they come back together again (waning crescent or dying moon).

New Moon

The new moon is the beginning of the entire lunar cycle. The Moon is dark, being infused with the light of the Sun, but not visible. The yang (masculine) energy of the sun merges with the yin (feminine) essence of the moon during this time. This is the best and strongest time to set intentions for; new ideas, projects, jobs, all things of new beginnings. The dark moon is full of possibility. During a new moon, it serves us to breathe new life into any area of stagnation or any place in your life where you would like to impact positive change. This is the time to set intentions based on your deepest desires, release fear, lean into faith, and trust your inner vision. Work with labradorite, black moonstone, iolite, obsidian, aquamarine and clear quartz. 

Waxing Crescent

In her waxing crescent phase, the Moon begins to grow s. What intentions you initiated in the new phase is starting to take shape. This phase reflects a commitment to intentions. Time, effort, and determination are required to establish roots and build a strong foundation for your intentions to begin to take hold. This isn’t the time to sit back and just wait for things to materialize, you have to put effort and heart into it. The process is still in the early stages and it’s challenging to let go of old beliefs and patterns that block new growth. Especially the ones deep seeded into your subconscious from childhood trauma or hardship and ancestral karma that was never resolved. It’s time to keep going forward, putting one foot in front of the other. Work with nuumite, rainbow moonstone, rose quartz and emerald. 

First Quarter

When the Moon is in her first quarter phase she is brightening, but we only see a small part of her. This halfway mark in the sky reflects the process of actualizing intentions, letting and watching as plans unfold. This part of the cycle demands your effort and a whole lot of heart behind that push. This is the time to courageously work hard for what you want, so that you may attract all that you’ve asked for and more. Work with jet, onyx, carnelian and lapis lazuli. 

Waxing Gibbous

The Moon is now almost full and the growing intensity and illumination is powerful. This is the time to make any adjustments, or fine tuning your intention you set at the New Moon. Waxing gibbous phase can be stressful. What if it’s not perfect? What if my intention doesn’t transpire? Now’s the time to stay focused, this building of energy can be tireless and it’s important not to get fixated on things that don’t really matter.  Work with fluorite, carnelian, tigers eye and citrine. 

Full Moon

“Full phase” is a metaphor for fulfillment, completion and manifestation! When the Moon is new, we set intentions. When she is full, we give birth to our intentions, dreams and hopes. Whatever you’ve been working towards is ready to be revealed in awareness and foresight. This is the culmination of results from the entire waxing cycle. This is the time for gratitude and release. Whatever you are ready to let go of, tonight is the night. Fear, relationships, bad habits, etc… it’s time to toss them into the virtual fire to be released, cleansed and put in a place of peace. Work with moonstone, selenite, and quartz.

Waning Gibbous

his phase is sometimes called “disseminating” which urges you to share the results of your efforts with the world. How are your manifestations helping others and serving mankind? It’s time to take responsibility for yourself and your accomplishments and put them to good use while removing ego from the equation. Express gratitude to your elders, ancestors and higher power ask for their guidance as you ready for the descent of the entire moon cycle. If your higher power is purely energy or trees, ocean or mountains; proclaim your gratitude and spend time honoring and understanding the working of your world. Work with calcite, angelite, citrine and unakite jasper. 

Last Quarter

Last quarter symbolizes the expanding consciousness about who we and how we walk through our world. Last quarter moon reflects those moments when you finally (should) be seeing the bigger picture. There is potential for vision and prophecy but you need to be willing to let go of old attachments to make room for the future. And release that ego! Work with rose quartz, bronzite, and sodalite.

Waning Crescent

There’s powerful magic in endings, which includes the birth of beginnings. When the moon reaches waning crescent, she’s at the end of her entire cycle. It’s time to release what isn’t needed and let go with grace. In this phase, the veil grows thin, making it easier to receive messages and signs. There is an emptiness in the darkness and much to be learned there. Lean into faith and honor the darkness within and without, you discover the greater truths of existence. This phase compels you to sacrifice for future generations, including your own rebirth. Lead with the best of yourself through service, love, and compassion. Work with bloodstone, black tourmaline, petalite, and obsidian. 

The Eclipse

Most of the time, the Earth, Moon, and Sun do not perfectly align because the Moon’s orbit around Earth is about 5 degrees off from Earth’s orbit around the Sun. If they were aligned, Earth would block the Sun’s light at the full moon and the Moon would block the Sun’s light at the new moon. When they do precisely line up, we experience a phenomena known as the solar and lunar eclipses. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s shadow crosses Earth’s surface. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon enters Earth’s shadow. This is why a solar eclipse can only happen during a new moon, and a lunar eclipse only at a full moon. Eclipses affect our body and our personal energy field just as they change the Earth’s electromagnetic energy field. The currents that run through our nervous systems are sensitive, and pick up these influences. Eclipses deal with shadow energy and truth. Secrets that others are keeping from you may be revealed. Secrets that you’re keeping from others may also be revealed. It’s a good time to be honest with yourself (and others) before the Universe forces you to. Both eclipse events are shadow work time, which means they reveal what’s hidden or just beyond our grasp. Solar eclipses, associated with the daylight, have more of an external effect. They reveal what’s hidden from you in your conscious, waking life. Lunar eclipses bring up emotional and internal issues. They reveal what’s hidden from you in your subconscious world. Work with Moldavite, Tektite, and Labradorite. I also find heavy metals, such as gold, copper, and pyrite to be grounding and protective during this time, and they keep prosperity and abundance flowing into our lives when we may feel a little unsupported.

Hear the words of the Star Goddess, the dust
of whose feet are the hosts of heaven, and
whose body encircles the universe:

“I who am the beauty of the green earth,
and the white moon among the stars,
and the mysteries of the waters,
I call upon your soul to arise and come unto Me.
For I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe.
From me all things proceed and unto me they must return.

Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices,
for behold! all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion,
honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.

And you who seek to know Me,
know that your seeking and yearning will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery.
For if that which you seek, you find not within yourself
you will never find it without.

For behold! I have been with you from the beginning,
and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.”

2021 Moon Phases

new moon

New Moon = New Beginnings And Intention Setting

This is the beginning of the lunar cycle, and a good time for time for new beginnings and putting new ideas into motion, the things you wish to create in your life. This is a time of fresh starts. A time for personal growth, spiritual growth, healing and initiating new projects and ventures. New moons are also a great time to set intentions for the lunar cycle you’re in. What do you want to manifest in these 29 days? Remember, beginnings require: letting go of the past.

New Moon Crystal Of Choice

Labradorite stimulates the throat chakra and aid in psychic reception. It helps to purify you and allow light energy to connect with you. It clears and opens chakras to help you receive messages and signs.

New Moon Intentions

Focus on that one important thing you want to bring into existence during this cycle. Then, practice visualizations and affirmations . Write your new moon intention out clearly and succinctly, and read it daily.

  • Time to set new goals
  • Planting of the seeds for the future
  • Starting point to kick a bad habit.
  • Make long term relationship plans.
  • Make long term business plans.
  • Hair cuts.
  • Initiate medical treatments.
  • Work on developing your own sense of intuition
  • Constructive magic.
  • Release negativity.
  • Make a list of the steps you will take to achieve your goal, then read them out loud, and find a place to display them over the coming month.
  • Place some deep purple amethyst around your home, or next to your pillow, to activate and enliven your intuitive awareness.
  • This is a time for blank slate meditation.
  • Listen to your intuition.
  • Think it into existence.
  • Speak it into existence.
  • Feel it into existence.

New Moon Mantra

*I am restored by sacred cosmic vibration. I am divinely protected. I relinquish the weight of that which no longer serves me. My spirit is awake. My path is revealed. I am open to receive.

Daily Meditation For Setting Intent

New Moon Magic

Time for magical intention: From dawn to sunset
A powerful time remove things, people or situations that no longer serve you. Powerful times for understanding fears and anger. Also good for bringing about justice. 

In your bathroom you have a place where new moon magic can happen. Some candles, bath salts or sea salt, or sea salt soap or an exfoliating shower gel and either slip into a warm bath or shower. As you begin to wash your body, imagine any physical, spiritual or emotional pain or hurt being cleansed from your body. Imagine negativity, and any pain you have being washed away as you watch the water going down the drain either as you shower or after you unplug the bath.

Very Simple Way To Celebrate The New Moon

De-clutter & cleanse your space. This can either be as simple as de-cluttering and cleaning your meditation, ritual o prayer space. Or, this can be part of a new routine of taking a say or two to deep clean your whole home. As you clean and de-clutter remind yourself you are preparing for new energy to come into your life.
Cleanse yourself. See above bath ritual. Water is one of the most cleansing of all energies. You can take this opportunity to add crystals around your tub that are in tune with the intentions you want to breathe into being for the month.
Clear your space. You can do this with smoke, such as palo santo or sage, or you can use sound, such as bells, vocal singing, clapping, mantra or singing bowls.
Journal to gain clarity of and set your intention. Think about your chosen intention/s. How would it make you feel? What would it look like? Write it down.
Meditate and visualize. Lay or sit somewhere comfortable and quiet to meditate on your intention/s. Pick one optimal scene to replay in your mind that represents your intention in its manifested form. Over the month, come back to this meditation, and believe. Breathe it into existence. It may not come this month, or ever, or you may need to re-do again at the next new moon; because so many other variables are at play but when you release your intention into the universe and to your guides, guardians, and higher power, your truest desires are made known. And with a small ritual, your intentions are release with purity and light and whatever is in their power to help grant will be brought into existence.

Current Moon Phase

*Written By: Athena Perakis

new moon in leo

New Moon in Leo 🌑🦁

New Moon in Leo August 18th-19th calls for the need for us to stay grounded amidst the fire. And to move forward with plans that you have carefully contemplated.

Fiery Mars sits in Aries for a time, making a upbeat, and positive trine to the Mars Leo New Moon. This combination of the sun and Mercury in close proximity to one another (they perfect their conjunction on Monday) inspires optimism and offers a boost of much-needed hope.  This amplifies any passion, and drive to achieve what we desire. Creativity abounds during this cycle. Be aware that confidence can be obnoxious and even rude, and while going after what we want is great, it doesn’t take long before the universe humbles us. Remember your honor. Let your empowerment come from a place of love. We’re perched on the edge of new transformations and big positive changes. This is a new cycle of growth we are entering and very refreshing new sense of hope. It’s time to step into our purpose and own our strengths, and set strong new goals for the growth we most want to accomplish now.