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While not everyone realizes it the energies that new moons bring are powerful for a lot of different reasons. They happen at least once a month and well, they’re important for our growth spiritually and otherwise. 

During a new moon, the moon itself is dark, and we cannot really see it. Sure, it is still present but the night sky seems to be moonless overall. When we face something like this we are offered a chance to really set intentions, work towards our goals, and really find ourselves in new ways. It’s all about planting seeds and giving them the chance to grow properly. 

MindBodyGreen wrote as follows on the energies new moons bring forth:

A new moon happens once a month when the moon and the sun conjoin in the sky, setting off a new cycle of light. When the moon is new, it’s invisible to us on Earth, then it slowly appears as a very thin crescent of light. While the energy of a new moon lasts for about three days before and after the lunation, the moon is technically only new for a moment—when the sun and the moon are directly aligned in the sky (and on the zodiac wheel!).

The new moon is a time to set intentions and launch new projects. Since new moons happen once a month and signify the beginning of a cycle, you can think of them as a cosmic reset. The new moon is an ideal time to set intentions and goals that you’ll develop as the moon waxes toward fullness. Connecting to these lunar energies can provide grounding and a sense of direction.

There is actually a new moon coming forth pretty soon. The next new moon is going to occur on the 13th, and it will be in the sign Capricorn. This specific new moon will be quite strong and hold influence from Mars and other celestial bodies. While the energies feeding into this new moon will make it a bit all over the place, it will give us lots of chances to develop ourselves more properly. 

Astrology King wrote as follows about the energies the up and coming new moon will hold:

The January 13 new moon is extremely intense and complex. The intensity comes not only from the conjunction to Pluto but from four other conjunctions and six square aspects.

These aspects and the aspect pattern produces point to a crisis resulting from the combination of unexpected change and buildup of frustration and tension.

But Venus trine Mars-Uranus, plus the semisextile aspects help relieve the frustration and tension and open up great opportunities for development. New moon January 2021 may force you to confront a deep-seated problem but soul evolution only comes through facing challenges.

The effects of the January 13 new moon last for four weeks up to the February 11 new moon. And the best time for initiating changes and addressing any problems is during the waxing moon phase, from January 13 to the January 28 full moon.

I know, this all might sound a bit ‘all over the place’ but it’s important to know. Moving forward understanding that new moons are able to help us grow internally and get to know ourselves more. However, they do still hold their own individual energies depending on the signs they’re in and the aspects they’re facing. This meaning they can affect different areas of our lives more during one month than they would another. 

To learn more about all of this take a look at the video below. What do you think about new moon energies? I for one almost always find them quite refreshing.