What is the Moon schedule for 2023? - The dates of each phase
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How to read the Lunar calendar symbols above
Generally, all lunar calendars use the same symbols to indicate the different Moon phases. However, it is not always easy to distinguish them, especially for those who are new to Astrology.
Below is a short legend in which we explain how to read a Moon calendar, it will soon become a piece of cake!
🌑 - Completely Black Moon
The New Moon occurs when the Earth is aligned with the Sun, creating the illusion of it disappearing into the sky. In this case, the Moon is completely obscured by the cone of shadow formed by the Earth.
First-quarter / Crescent Moon
🌛 - First quarter of the Moon illuminated
This cycle coincides with the time when the Moon begins to be more visible. This phase culminates with the Full Moon, marking the midpoint of the complete lunar cycle, and is identifiable because half of the Moon's illuminated surface is visible.
🌕 - Fully illuminated and visible Moon
The Full Moon phase occurs when the Earth is perfectly aligned between the Sun and the Moon. During this phase, the Moon appears illuminated and is clearly visible in the sky. Usually, there is only one per month, however, since the lunar cycle is 29.5 days, it is possible to experience two of these events in one month.
Waning Moon / Third quarter
🌜 - Last quarter of Moon illuminated
The waning Moon phase commences when the satellite gradually darkens until it almost gives the impression of disappearing. This episode is in full swing when half of the Moon's surface is hidden.
Are there 13 Moons in 2023?
Usually there are 12 complete lunar cycles per year, however, in 2023 there will be 13 Full Moons. In fact, this year August has 2 Full Moons (the second of which is called the "super blue moon"). A supermoon is a full or new moon with a close distance to the earth. This can be a perigee (the day when the distance between the earth and the moon is smallest) or close to a perigee. The moon then appears larger (up to 14%) and brighter (up to 30%) than usual.
What is the Full Moon? — It's a period of reward
The Full Moon is the lunar phase in which the surface appears fully illuminated. When the Moon and the Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth, we view the Moon as being full. The side facing Earth is completely lit up by the Sun and appears as a disk. This amazing event occurs once roughly every month, as shown in our Moon calendar for 2023.
What it means in astrological terms
A Full Moon is a time when we reap what we sowed during the New Moon. If one has acted positively and worked hard during the New Moon, one reaps the first fruits of their labor at Full Moon. This cycle therefore represents a reward or the beginning of a reward, plus it also acts as an indicator that we're on the right path to success. On the other hand, if you have been passive or lazy in your initiatives during the New Moon, the Full Moon acts as a light, a revelation, a clarification, and even a small crisis. It therefore allows you to reorient yourself and act differently afterwards. Indeed, it is the moment to readjust your tactics.
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What is a New Moon? — It's represents a new beginning
The New Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon are on the same side of the Earth. During this cycle, the face of the Moon that we see from Earth is not lit up by sunlight. From Earth, we are unable to see the New Moon in the sky, unless there’s a solar eclipse, with the Moon positioned directly in front of the Sun.
This period symbolizes a second chance and a clean slate. If everything went wrong for you during the Full Moon and you made mistakes you shouldn't have made, here, you'll be granted a second go. That's why it's the perfect time to meditate, plan, organize and plan your next steps. Its purifying energy is there to help you in your reflection and analysis.
How does the Moon impact us?
The Moon has always fascinated and affected mankind, and its magical influences have been narrated since ancient times, when astrology and astronomy corresponded to the same science.
What influence does the Moon have on each of the zodiac signs?
The Moon crosses a zodiac sign in about 2.5 days and goes around the zodiac in 28 days. As you know, depending on the sign in which it is located, the Moon will not exert the same influence. Here is a short review of the effects in each sign:
Moon's influence on each sign:
- Strong emotions
- The need to stay at home
- The need for security
- The urge to review your finances
- Mood swings
- Irrational thoughts
- A need for change
- Thrill seeking
- Sense of responsibilities
- A need for power
- A wake-up call
- Lack of confidence
- A change of attitude
- Unstable emotions
- A call for introspection
- A call to work on yourself
- Adventure and passion
- Search for personal freedom
- Hard work
- Looking for your path in life
- Give yourself the means to succeed
Search for freedom
- Overcoming fears
- Overactive imagination
- The need for a new start
The Moon's influence on our hair 💇♀️
Lunar cycles have a direct influence on hair regrowth, which is why it is important to choose the right Moon phase to wax or shave. The ideal time to shave or wax is during the Waning Moon phase, which is the phase in between the Full Moon and the beginning of the New Moon. This is the best time to ensure slower and less visible regrowth. Equally, it's essential to pay attention to the lunar phases when it comes to your hair as well. Depending on which phase the satellite is in, your hair will grow back at a different rate.
Moon's Influence on your libido ❤️🔥
For years, this lunar star has intrigued and fascinated us. Its power of attraction is not only found on the tides, but also on our sexual drive. The Full Moon period awakens passion and physical attraction. During this phase you feel more energetic and emotionally strong, plus, if you are single it could definitely be the best phase to find a partner. It is therefore evident that the Moon has a strong influence on our sexuality.
Moon's influence on your sleep quality 🛌🏾
It's official, according to some studies the Full Moon can cause insomnia and alters our sleep rhythm. In fact, it has been shown that during certain phases of the Moon, we take longer to drift off to sleep. Melatonin; the hormone that regulates sleep patterns, decreases considerably during the Full Moon phase.
How does the Moon impact our bodies? 🏃♀️
Our body also reacts to the Moon's rays. Now, the Moon is related to everything that is liquid in our body. It therefore plays on our lymphatic system, our digestive system and through this, on our circulatory system, as well as on our brain. For women, it is a symbol of femininity and fertility, meaning the Moon influences our menstrual cycle, our uterus, our ovaries, or even pregnancies.
What if my birthday falls on a Full Moon or a New Moon? 🎁
Is the influence of the Full Moon or New Moon intensified if it falls on your birthday?
My birthday falls on a New Moon, what does this mean?
If your birthday falls on a New Moon day, you were born with a Sun-Moon conjunction in your natal chart, so there may be confusion between your feminine and masculine influences, because these two planets are antagonistic. Here the feminine, represented by the Moon, is intimately linked to the masculine, represented by the Sun. It is also possible that the unconscious (the Moon) and the conscious (the Sun) are mixed together, meaning your energies will be slightly muddled. With time and with age, it becomes easier to find one's balance and one's bearings. During a New Moon, we are more sensitive, especially during a New Moon in our birth sign.
My birthday falls on a Full Moon:
If your birthday falls on a Full Moon day, you were born during an opposition between the Sun and the Moon. Here there are more risks of difficulties, for instance, harmony is complicated with the other sex (the native could for example experience a divorce during their life). One can also experience inner imbalance, emotional instability, very variable moods, etc. or be torn between professional ambitions (the Sun) and private or family projects (the Moon). During a Full Moon, one is much more sensitive and impacted, especially if it occurs in the birth sky.
The importance of our lunar and rising signs during New and Full Moons
When a Full / New Moon appears in our zodiac sign, we will typically be more impacted than anybody else. We will feel the lunar influences on our willingness and our consciousness... However, if a New Moon or a Full Moon takes place in another sun sign, it can also have powerful effects on us:
- If a Full/New Moon takes place in our lunar sign, it affects our natal moon and therefore our sensitivity, our inner and emotional world.
- If it takes place in our rising sign, our essential needs of the moment will be called into question
What is a Super Moon?
The Super Moon is a Full Moon with a shorter distance between the Moon and our planet Earth. This proximity creates an optical effect that increases the apparent size of the satellite seen from Earth. This cycle can appear up to 14% larger and up to 30% brighter than a classic Full Moon. Experts agree that during 2023 we will be lucky enough to observe two Super Moons, which will occur in the same month, the first Super Moon of the year will be on August 1, and the second on August 31. For all lovers of astronomical observation, 2023 promises to be full of surprises.
Susan Taylor’s insights: Seize the lunar powers
The bigger the Moon seems, the more it will transmit its energy! We will be more dynamic with its full presence, but its disappearance will invite us to refocus and to engage in deep introspection. Synchronizing with the Moon will allow us to be in harmony with a cycle that respects our state of mind, by allowing ourselves more active moments and moments of rest..
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