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The Dark of the Moon
From Everyday Astrology
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by Rebecca Brents

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Everyday Astrology
The Dark of the Moon

The Dark of the Moon is the designation given the days surrounding the arrival of the New Moon in a new Zodiac sign every month. These are the days immediately before & after the New Moon's conjunction of the Moon & the Sun. There are about 2 1/2 days prior to this event and about 1 day following when the Moon is positioned so close to the Sun it reflects no light at all to observers on Earth.

By all appearances, the Moon is completely gone from the sky, the night sky is completely dark, the emotional tone on earth is turned inward & deeply private, & the psychic energies -- the psychic senses -- are raised to their highest peak. No wonder these days are ones of such special awareness.

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By the calendar & clock, this lasts about 3 1/2 days total -- a natural vacation & time of rest woven into the scheme of reality by the Cosmos itself in its wisdom. You, too, are wise to take note of this & align yourself with its rhythm. It's a way to live a more conscious life, in tune with the natural flow of energies & the clear benefits of this when you practice your spiritual beliefs & honor what you know to be true.

Ancient cultures & traditions valued the Moon & its meaning far more than most of us do today. For many, the Moon was more central to their spiritual life than any other celestial body. Its presence & cosmic citizenship were essential to how they structured their lives & understood the dynamics of Life & reality itself.

Modern Moon-worshippers & practitioners of Wicca may be carrying on some important ideas others would be well-served to notice. The old ways were their own kind of science.

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Dark of the Moon
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Quick Notes on the Dark of the Moon -- The Psychology and Spirituality -- of This Special Energy ---> 3 Days of rest Every month ---> The Dark of the Moon covers a special period of time -- about 3 1/2 days surrounding the arrival of the New Moon every month. Part of it lies in the Balsamic Phase (the final phase of every Lunar Cycle) and part in the time immediately after the New Moon forms. So strictly speaking the Dark of the Moon isn't an official Lunar phase, but regardless, like the New Moon and the Full Moon, it's important. "On paper" I calculate the Dark Moon time from when the Moon is 30° behind the Sun (in the 12th Solar House of the horoscope) until it ....

Defining the Dark of the Moon ---> Around the time of the New Moon ---> People know the difference between the New Moon and the Full Moon. We get one of each every month. They are part of everyday life. Some know those funny in-between stages have names and meanings, too. Less well known is something known as the Dark Moon -- or the Dark of the Moon -- which also happens every month in the 3 1/2 days surrounding the New Moon. New Moons form when the Moon and the Sun occupy the same degree and minute of arc in the circle of the Zodiac. At that phase of its cycle the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun.

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Dark Moon / New Moon ---> Moon phases ---> Moon phases. We all know they exist. Most people ignore them, except for an occasional glance to the sky. Some people know some of the names. New Moon, Crescent Moon, Half Moon, Gibbous Moon, Full Moon. Some fewer of us even know what they mean and how they bring a kind of natural order and regulation to life on Earth. Others are just proud they know as much as they do ....

Working with the Dark of the Moon -- Getting the most from this lunar phase ---> Turning inward ---> The Dark of the Moon. There's enough magic in each syllable that just the words conjure shadowy, mysterious pictures in the imagination of a world between worlds and extend shivery invitations to step out of this one into ... something else. A place where time itself is inconstant ... and possibilities not entirely rooted in this reality beckon like the scent of night-blooming jasmine. The Dark of the Moon. It sounds so delicious. Depending on how you use it, the Dark of the Moon can be all that. It's a time of heightened awareness and a far ....

The Dark of the Moon -- and the Dark Side of the Moon -- Virtually the same words -- but two different things ---> Perspective ---> While making notes tonight for an article I'm writing about the New Moon in astrology, I was struck by how much our perspective always shapes our thoughts, ideas, perceptions & speech. (This is actually kind of a Mercury topic, seen from a Very Virgo angle. Perhaps it's also interesting that we're right in the middle of the New Moon in Virgo, which happened less than half an hour ago.)

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Black Moon, Dark Moon, New Moon -- Ok, let's get this sorted out ---> Three names, three things ---> You've certainly heard the term New Moon applied to that part of the Moon's cycle when a small sliver of light appears in the western sky at dusk ... and gradually begins filling in over the next two weeks to reach the glorious display of the Full Moon before diminishing down to nothing again. Moon-watchers of all ages -- and maybe you are one -- enjoy this free celestial show every month.

* In the Dark of the Moon -- Where it all begins ---> Yeah, I know it's not the Dark of the Moon but do you know how boring those pictures are? ---> Make a note ---> The Dark of the Moon is the segment of time that covers the three days surrounding the monthly appearance of the New Moon. At the Dark of the Moon, the Moon has moved into a position so close to the Sun it's no longer able to reflect sunlight -- and the Moon appears to be totally gone from the sky. Being so closely aligned with the Sun, the Moon is totally lost in the glare as these two primary celestial bodies travel across the sky together.

A Dark Moon Ritual -- A general outline for ceremonies & ideas to honor -- the power of the Dark of the Moon time each month ---> Dark of the Moon ---> The Dark of the Moon A time of release / an atmosphere of preparation ---> Darkness is mesmerizing ... & mysterious. Each month, as the night sky goes completely dark except for the familiar, tiny pinpoints of starlight, many of Earth's people, attuned -- naturally or by design -- to the special energy of the different moon phases, feel the call of the cosmos to close down, become still & reflective, to contemplate memories & the territory within ourselves.

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Aligning Yourself with the Dark of the Moon -- Your private soul-journey through the lunar cycle ---> What's this about? ---> Among astrologers, there's some discussion about when the Dark of the Moon begins & ends, but no controversy over the fact this energy, this special part of the Moon's cycle exists. Some want to start so that it covers the whole balsamic phase of the Lunar cycle -- the last 45° before it meets up with the Sun -- bringing the next New Moon onstage in a new sign, ready to tackle new projects & interests. Personally, I like to confine the Dark of the Moon time to the final 30°, when the waning Moon enters the 12th House of the ....

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The Dark of the Moon
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* What is the Dark of the Moon? -- When the Night's Moon Fades to Black ---> When the night brings no moonlight at all ---> The Dark of the Moon refers to that phase in the Moon's monthly cycle when the Sun and Moon are so closely aligned there is no reflected light from the Sun available to shine from the Moon's surface. The Moon, if you can see it at all -- it's way too close to the Sun, appears black and dead in the sky, and, of course, the nights themselves, with no moonlight at all, are especially dark and still. The Dark Moon lasts about three days, from the time when the crescent of the old moon disappears ....

* The Dark of the Moon -- A time of magic and creation ---> A time of mystery and magic ---> The Dark of the Moon is considered an especially mysterious, fruitful, and flexible time of "molding" the creative experiences that will come forth in the weeks immediately ahead. It is said that wishes made as the last sliver of the Moon's light fades on the left, and affirmed through the Dark of the Moon period until the first sliver of new light appears again on the right, have special support -- special empowerment -- to come true. Affirming them again at the moment of the New Moon itself gives extra push to their ....

* Put Dark Moon Magic to Work -- For YOU!! ---> A time to restore and strengthen your spirit ---> The Dark of the Moon is considered an especially mysterious, fruitful, and flexible time of "molding" the creative experiences that will come forth in the weeks immediately ahead. It is said that wishes made as the last sliver of the Moon's light fades on the left, and affirmed through the Dark of the Moon until the first sliver of new light appears again on the right, have special support -- special empowerment -- to come true. Affirming them again at the moment of the New Moon itself gives extra push to their nourishment and initiative.

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More on the Dark of the Moon

* Feeling and Healing -- in the Dark of the Moon ---> Welcome to The Dark of the Moon ---> We all know the shifting shapes and different phases of the Moon as it travels through the sky every month -- from the sickle-shape of the Crescent Moon to the full round dinner plate magnificence of the Full Moon. Those of us deeply aligned with the metaphysical world often wait deliberately for the arrival of the New Moon every month before we begin new projects -- to let the right kind of support and energy assemble.

* Wishin' and Dreamin' in the Dark of the Moon -- When the dark nights invite us to turn inward ---> Three nights of darkness ---> To Astrologers, Wiccans and others, the Dark of the Moon is the term describing the period of about three days just before and after the New Moon every month. It's the time when the final crescent of light fades on the left ... and before the thin crescent of the New Moon appears again on the right. It's what happens when The Moon is positioned so that from Earth we can see no reflected sunlight from it. The Moon generates no light of its own. Everything you see from it as it travels the night sky is a reflection of sunlight, and depending on it ...

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The Mystery & Meaning Series

The Mystery and Meaning of The Dark of the Moon -- Short Essays on The Dark of the Moon -- Selection 1 ---> A time of closure ---> The Dark of the Moon in Astrology is the point of transition from the final phase of closing down the business of the Moon cycle that is ending to the beginning of the succeeding Moon cycle that about to get started. It lasts about 4 - 5 days and spans the time surrounding the New Moon each month. From the moment the last sliver of light fades on the left of the old Moon until the first sliver of light appears on the right of the New Moon for the month, we are technically in the Dark of the Moon.

The Mystery and Meaning of the Dark of the Moon -- Short Essays on The Dark of the Moon -- Selection 2 ---> A moonless night -- and looking for mischief ---> A time of quiet ---> Intuition is stronger during the Dark Moon days. So is the need to rest and heal. Painful memories and unfinished business from the past -- perhaps the long ago past -- are more apt to come up ... and ask for attention. It's a time to meditate and listen -- to the whispers of your inner voices and the complex longings of your soul. Both have trouble getting past the raucous clamor of everyday life -- and in the silence of the Dark Moon they at least have a chance to break through.

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The Dark of the Moon
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The Dark of the Moon -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology July 7, 2021 Dark of the Moon ---> About once a month, every month (month after month after month) as the mobile Moon moves into another alignment with the Sun, we get a New Moon in a new Zodiac sign. (Yes, occasionally we get a New Moon very close to the start of a sign & another very near the end, but go with me here. That's not important ATM. What is important is the arrival of a New Moon itself, every 29.5 days.) The 3 1/2 days that surround another New Moon -- for about 2 1/2 days before & 1 day after, is a time known as ....

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