A new moon takes place when the moon is stationed between the earth and the sun, meaning that the sun and the moon are in the same zodiac sign. As the moon is essentially next to the sun, she isn’t able to receive any of the sun’s rays, causing her to go unseen from the earth.
Considering the moon carries no light of her own, she relies on the sun on as a way to transmit light down to earth, but, during a new moon cycle, she goes dark, allowing for new seeds to be planted and fresh intentions to be set.
The moon remains in this dark phase period for about two days, and then as she gradually makes her way away from the sun, she increases in light, allowing for the intentions set during the new moon phase to be actualized.
Affirmations and Intentions
During a new moon phase, it can be incredibly beneficial to set intentions. It’s best to consider the sign the sun and moon are in during this period so that you can align your purpose with the energy they’re currently subject to, as well as take a look at where this sign falls in one of the twelve houses in your birth chart. Here are some examples of new moon intention setting:
New Moon Affirmation Examples
“I clear away any stagnant energy that’s no longer serving me and welcome any changes that need to occur in order for me to best align with my highest self.”
“I welcome this new chapter with open arms and step into this new moon phase with nothing but acceptance and gratitude.”
“I use this new moon phase to set intentions aligned with the current energy of the luminaries, and I release worry or anxiety.”
“What’s meant for me will never miss me. I am always aligned with my highest and greatest good.”