Moon phases

Transiting New moon
What does a new moon mean in astrology?

Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.

E.E. Cummings


  • New beginnings in work, projects, personal development, spiritual practice, relationships
  • Intentions that lead to manifestation, with hard work and constant effort
  • Visualisation- vision broad- journaling
  • Clearing your space via feng shui or smudging with sage/ Paolo Santo incense
  • Great time for Lunar fasting/ detox if your health permits
  • Primal impulses- you may decide to throw caution to the wind yet stay alert and start uncertain ventures.
  • Cautious advancement, especially in new relationships, as you may not have the whole picture, commitment, and keep in mind that as you may have to change your initial promises as further information comes to light.

Occurs when the moon is 0- 45 degrees ahead of the sun, and the earth and sun are on opposite sides of the moon. The new moon rises at sunrise; it transits the meridian point at noon and sets at sunset.

What does a new moon mean in astrology?

The new moon marks the end of one lunar cycle and the beginning of one in astrology.

Does a new moon affect people's moods?

The new moon phase can make you feel more introverted, low in energy, so you may want to rest or sleep more; even if you’re an extrovert, you maybe become more introverted.

The moon and other planets subtlety affect the earth’s magnetic field; the moon can change the gravitational pull, which changes the oceans and tides.


It can also affect humans emotions; ask any emergency working, and they will tell you they see a correlation with moon phases and people’s behaviour.

What does a new moon do to you?

The new moon in astrology is an excellent time to reflect on past mistakes, seeing where you went wrong and set intentions for the coming weeks, month or years.

Allowing change into your life will reap its long term rewards during this phase, during the stage of the new moon, and as often as you can after re-read your plans.

Some people find it easier to visualise the newness they want to bring into their daily life. Have faith and trust by taking practical action to encourage renewal into your life, and it will materialise eventually.

Set realistic goals, allow enough time for them to manifest and seek out all tools, skills and strategies you will need to make your intentions reality.

More about What does a new moon mean in astrology?

The new moon can make you turn inward and be highly introspective; for the duration of the new moon phase, the moon is not visible in the sky, which represents the meaning of this phase.

Your dreams and plans may just be ideas, but as you work daily towards your goals like the moon, they will become methodically manifested into your reality.

You may have many ideas but lack the energy to start putting your plans into action; this is ok.

 The waxing gibbous phase may give you more supportive energies to begin to put the seeds of the new moon into your daily existence.


New moon rituals

What do you do on a new moon spiritually?

Spiritually the new moon marks a time of a new direction; it can be a time of spiritual darkness, to find the light, you may reflect on what is blocking your progress, spiritually or in your life in general.

Some people do a new moon ritual via meditation, writing their new plans and objectives in a journal, sitting under the moon to listen to music or meditate.

Others burn incense and create the ambience to clear their space, typically any area they spend a lot of time in.

How you make the new moon transit memorable and meaningful for you is up to you, yet it’s an utterly good time for a fresh start.

Rome wasn’t built in one night, nor was Atlantis created out of pure imagination alone; it will take time for your new intentions to become fruitful; keep working towards your goals until you reach time.

• Write down your goals


• Look at ways to improve your life or spiritual practice


• Know that change takes effort and planning


• Be honest about your personal habits and thoughts which block your progress


• Make a plan to overcome your inner and external limitations.

Born in the new moon phase

• Spontaneity

• Adventure


• Limitless thinking


• The eternal explorer


• Intuitively- gut feeling led


• Can be self-centred


• Optimistic


• passionate


• adapatable to challenges

Keywords: enthusiasm and passion; the moon is 0- 45 degrees ahead of the sun. When you are born during the new moon, life is always full pelt and steam ahead for those born during this period. On the surface, you can appear cool as a cucumber, but underneath, there is always something going on. 

You can be the eternal child seeking play and adventure without thinking of the consequences of your actions;

you often leap feet first, depending on all other aspects in your natal chart, of course. But generally, you’re guided by instinct and not logic, yet you still know what you want, your good at starting but can lack on the follow-through until you stumble upon something or someone you really want. You seek solitude, yet others may seek your company, and because of this, there tends to be a lot of commotion – going on around you. Much to your dismay, depending on other aspects in your natal chart.

You have innate talents, which may elude you and others, which surface only when needed; you like to start new projects, meet new people in your sociable moments, yet can find it hard to end relationships and projects. You are highly intuitive and may make decisions by your gut feelings rather than prolonged, drawn-out thinking, which could land you in hot and tricky waters at times. As you often can agree to things just to please others, you can be easily manipulated and persuaded to go against your own will. 

You may take your time to settle down but experience many flings due to a magnetic attraction others have to you, and as you can be easily led.

 You can experience and be affected by other peoples upset and woes, so you can retreat into your inner shell or literally run away to regain your own space.

Deep down, you know what you are looking for in a partner and will not settle down with someone for life until you meet that person who matches your inner requirements. In fact, you may never really settle at all as you move from whim to whim.

Natal new moon in summary

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."

Mark Twain

You are born to live in the moment, letting go of the past and to keep moving swiftly on. Unfortunately, you tend to make decisions based on the now rather than your past, so at times you can repeat mistakes.

You like spontaneity and can lack conscious reasoning, and tend to become confused with technical detail; because of this, you may face many challenges, but as you live, for now, you won’t remember your past failings; you love the freedom to explore and be.

In this lifetime, you learn to build your own identity, and your life lessons will help you reach this goal.

 You have a magnetic personality, which draws resources to you, your better on the pull rather than the push.

 This is a self-centred lifetime for you, but do all you can not harm others by misleading them, be as honest and focus on your personal development.


Many astrologers say that being born on the new moon means you’re a young or new soul, yet an old soul can be born under a new moon.

 Especially one who has become stuck in their ways, reincarnation after reincarnation, the natal new moon creates blindness to your own inner world and past experience.

So that you can forge a new identity and create new subconscious urges so that you can move forward with your soul’s progression.

Know everything in life is about energy. Some souls need to be born during a particular moon or planetary transit for a reason; it’s not always to do with actual soul age, but the required lessons needed for the souls/consciousness evolution.

Guard against becoming overly narcissistic,  be humble and learn to be your own person without upsetting or being easily led by others.

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