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October 16th - New Moon

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

A new moon will be upon us on October 16, 2020 and it’s also considered a supermoon!

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.

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

Fixed star Spica gives success, renown, riches, sweet disposition, love of art and science, unfruitfulness, and injustice to innocence. It brings good fortune to scientist, artists, and musicians. Spica also gives spiritual and religious qualities, with above average psychic awareness.

Fixed star Arcturus gives riches, honors, 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 2020, opposite Mars may cause anger, impulsiveness, and hostility. (oh boy!) 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 a 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.

("Focus is solely on achieving power") This seems like it could be bad, especially in the political world!

Times Around the Word – New Moon Phase Begins

Sydney – October 17, 6:31 AM

Hong Kong – October 17, 3:31 AM

Moscow – October 16, 10:31 PM

Paris – October 16, 9:31 PM

London – October 16, 3:31 PM

New York – October 16, 3:31 PM

Kolkata – October 17, 1:01 AM

Canada – October 16, 3:31 PM

New Beginning spell you can do during the new moon

What you will need:

1. Sage or another cleansing herb to burn

2. Lighter/Matches

First, make sure you’ve cleaned your home physically. Toss out things that no longer serve you. Disinfect, dust, vacuum; really make sure your space is “a fresh start”.

Next smoke cleanse your space. Grab a sage bundle or palo santo and walk your entire home, fanning the smoke and repeat, “Blessed smoke of the sacred sage (or other herb of your choosing) cleanse and bless this home. Let the negativity disperse like the sacred smoke leaving only purity and love behind.”

Repeat this until your entire home is cleansed or come up with your own little chant.

Because we want negativity to LEAVE the home, we will walk counterclockwise beginning at your front door and ending back at your front door.

The spell below should be done immediately after you have completed these tasks.

What you will need:

1. Rose Petals or another flower petal you resonate with.

2. Moon water

3. Piece of quartz crystal

4. White Candle

Sit with your items in front of you.

Put the flower, candle, and water in front of you.

Light the candle.

Hold the quartz crystal in your hand and just sit with it, entwining your energy with the crystal. The intention of this is a new beginning, a fresh start.

When you are comfortable and ready, say the following, take a deep breath and say, “I am beginning anew.”

Blow your breath across the quartz.

And then say, “I breathe newness, energy, and light into myself.”

Pass the quartz over the candle flame and repeat, “I have fire, passion, and radiance within me.”

Touch the quartz to the petals of the flower and repeat, “I am blooming, growing, and thriving. I am beautiful even in the darkest storms.”

Dunk the quartz in the moon water and take it back out and repeat, “I have healed, I have transcended, and I will never be defeated.”

Now hold the quartz to your heart and say, “I have begun anew, a fresh start, and I will live my life being, happy, free and with a mended heart.

Carry the stone with you and/or keep it by your bedside. Hold it when things get rough or you’re beginning to fall into your old, bad habits.

Do this spell anytime to recharge the crystal and your space anytime you feel you need too.

I love doing this spell! I try to make this a monthly ritual for me. It really helps me with my anxiety disorder. I hope you enjoy this spell as much as I loved doing it!

Let me know how you enjoyed this spell. How did it feel? Did it help you?

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