The new moon occurs on February 26th, 14:58hrs (UK)
This February’s new moon coincides with a solar eclipse (partially visible in South & West Africa, some of South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and Antarctica), which occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking the visibility of the sun.
A New Moon, in astrology and nature-based faiths, is a symbolic point of attention, and a portal for new beginnings, representing rebirth and signals changes to come. The new moon marks the start of a new lunar cycle and is the time when the sun illuminates the side of the moon we never see.
Like the moon, we all have a side of ourselves that most people never see…..our hopes, dreams, fears, wishes, and desires – the things we scarcely share with others, all that we choose to keep hidden and unexposed from the world – good or bad. In shamanism, this side of you is known as your shadow side, we all have a shadow side, it’s part of what makes us balanced – even the moon has a shadow side.
As the moon travels around the earth, starting at new moon and progressing towards full moon, the part that we see becomes less and less hidden, and more and more exposed. The energy of the new moon can be used to bring all the things you wish would happen and desire to happen up from out of your hidden shadow side and into your reality. You can illuminate and bring forth your hopes and desires – all you have to do is disentangle them from the fears and worries also hanging out on your own dark side of the moon.
~ Brightest of New Moon blessings, Shanti xx