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New Moon: What Is It And How Does It Affect Us?

Even though it’s invisible in the sky, a New Moon marks the start of a new lunar cycle, as well as the beginning of a new personal cycle. With this in mind, what is it and what influence does the lunar phases of the New Moon have on our bodies and minds? And how can we make the most out of this prosperous cycle? You’re about to discover all there is about this promising phase thanks to our complete lunar guide!
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From an astronomical point of view, the New Moon corresponds with the lunar phase, during which the Moon finds itself in between the Earth and the Sun.

The New Moon is an invisible phase for us on Earth, because it's located between the Earth and the Sun, meaning the illuminated side shines away from us. Although this astronomical event is invisible in the night sky for us on Earth, this monthly cycle has huge impacts that we must pay attention to.

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When is the next New Moon? It's on August 19, 2020

New Moon August 19th in Leo is a special Lunar event that will influence your month. It will inspire us to step out of our comfort zones and embrace our inner confidence. The New Moon in Leo is a time to put your needs first, as well as focus on your career and relationships. This period is ideally a time of hard work, whereas the Full Moon is a period of reward. 

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New Moon 2020 dates

* Above are the New Moon dates for 2020. Be sure to check back here at every date indicated for more precious insights.

What does the New Moon do?

This is without doubt the most difficult phase of the Moon to observe because it’s sp close to the Sun. Furthermore, the Moon’s visible side isn’t illuminated by the Sun during its orbit, so it becomes invisible once night falls. Afterwards, it will appear as a tiny little crescent which will get bigger and bigger, day by day. 

The New Moon is the first lunar phase, when both the Sun and the Moon are at the same celestial longitude. During this phase, the lunar disk is invisible to the naked eye. The Moon affects are very important and impacting on the human body, our mental health and even women's menstrual cycles.

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During a New Moon, the Sun and the Moon are next to each other, on the same degree of the zodiac, forming the Sun conjunct Moon composition.


What is the significance of the New Moon?

The New Moon marks turning over a new leaf, it's time to start new things or initiate new projects. During this period, sow your seeds, if you’re planning for a baby, it's worth knowing that the New Moon is the ideal period for conceiving a child.

If you have a professional or romantic project, delve into it when during the first lunar phase. Fifteen days afterwards, the Full Moon will illuminate the sky and it may bring you success and some good news!

What is the difference between the New Moon and the Full Moon?

The New Moon occurs when the Moon is located between the Earth and the Sun and a Full Moon is when we are able to see the entire illuminated portion of the Moon. The Full Moon phase occurs when the Moon is on the opposite of the Earth from the Sun.


Astrologist Susan Taylor

Astrologist Susan Taylor's insights:

'The astrological highlights of any month are the New Moon and the Full Moon. The symbolic side of this cycle resonates in the water element and represents emotions, intuition, attraction, creativity and femininity. This phase has a very important impact on everything to do with relationships because it increases our emotional sensitivity.'


The effects of the New Moon on humans and nature

You can enjoy the this event in many aspects of your life. From hair care, your diet, gardening to sex, take advantage of this time to make changes in your life. Here are 4 cases of the magical effects this phenomenon has on us!

1) It accelerates hair regrowth

When should you cut your hair in accordance with the Moon? If you want your hair to grow back quicker, cut it when the Moon is in a crescent phase.

2) It makes weight loss easier

The body deep-cleans itself during the New Moon and you'll soon see that you lose weight without too much effort being required. Start a 3-day diet once this phase begins. This really works!

3) It makes plants more resistant 

Vegetables are the most resistant when the Moon is in an ascending phase. This is the time to sow any seeds, plant, harvest, or do any grafting.

4) It increases your sex drive

If your relationship is on the brink of ending, this period is is the ideal time to initiate any new projects or surprise your partner. In short, this is the time to breathe a second wind or attempt a second try.

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The New Moon’s effects on the human body

Just like the Full Moon, exerts believe that this phenomenon has a strong gravitational pull on the elements, including the human body. Researchers believe that sleeping troubles are intensified during the time of a Full Moon and the New Moon. 

Certain star signs become more sensitive zodiac signs to the Moon’s phases than others are, so if you have some nights where you don’t get a wink when there’s a Full Moon or a New Moon, you may be lunar-sensitive.  

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By Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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