Our deep-seated notions and traditions as laid out by our ancestors are quite special and beautiful if taken a look closely. There are several aspects of astrology we haven’t had the chance to explore yet. One of these special gifts is delivered to us every 28-30 days by the universe, the new moon. The New Moon in astrological terms is a part of many moon phases and the new moon rises when the sun and the moon both, align and conjunct together in one position making it difficult for us for a few hours to graze at this midnight charm. While the new moon takes place it is considered to be an auspicious moment when a new lunar cycle begins which in turn gives us a heads up on the new beginnings of life. So, the presence of this new moon marks the advent of moments of self-reflection, creating new habits, or focusing on goal setting. Keeping all these things in mind, let us have a look at the list of dos and don’ts during a new moon.
Optimism is first and foremost so, let’s look at the dos first:
1. LIGHT IT UP: LIGHT UP A CANDLE
Lighting up candles dates at least a thousand years back in our history and even during the new moon, this ritual is considered to be a good start. One can always light a candle during the new moon so as to brighten up one of the darkest days and ask for the universe to shine light in your lives and prosperity to prevail at all times.
2. NEW BEGINNINGS: START SOMETHING NEW
Were you thinking of beginning a new job, hobby, or any interest, and are you finding the right kickstart? Well, then this is it! The occasion of the new moon is the most fertile days of the moon phase so one should definitely begin something you’re passionate about or ambitious about.
3. CHECKLIST: SPECIFY YOUR RESOLUTIONS
We shall consider ourselves to be fortunate enough to have an opportunity of this extra boost every month with the new moon. As the new moon comes with passion, energy, and power so, there is no better time to set your goals and to vouch for that particular resolution so as to convey it to the universe that how much you want that one thing to happen.
4. CUSTOMISE: MARK YOUR OWN RITUAL
Traditions are of utmost importance for people like us living in India as we value our rituals and traditions more than anything in this world. So, apart from all the other laid out traditions mark your own ritual to be performed every new moon. Be it, yoga, meditation, charity, or anything for that matter.
5. GO FOR LOVE: PLAN OUT THE FIRST DATE
as we know that the new moon brings in a super ball of energy and new possibilities so, why not give a chance to that one person. Who knows that this first date might turn into something life long. So, take your chance and go on that first date.
Coming on to the darker side, the don’ts:
1. GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION
As we are talking of new possibilities and energies it’s always said to start something new and channel your inner ambitions while the new moon is here, but giving up on your ambitions or anything for that matter might defeat the purpose. So, give a try towards starting and not stopping
2. NOT TO AVOID NEW PEOPLE
We know that It’s hard to let new people into that shell of yours, but since this event is all about possibilities and curiosity one shall always be open to meeting new people in order to have an idea about their different natures and notions they may bring.
3. RULE OUT ENERGY DRAINERS
The new moon is all about creativity and channeling our inner optimism so, you better stay away from all those who wish to drain your energies out instead of planting new seeds in you.
4. DON’T RUSH INTO THINGS
Starting with something new and welcoming creativity in one’s life is definitely a job of patience so, you might not want to rush into things and stay calm and patient so as to achieve what you desire.
5. DON’T FORGET YOUR GROUND
Having so many possibilities around you might be a little overwhelming and glamorous, but in order to reach our final destinations one shall never forget their roots and their journeys, so, stay grounded this new moon and do not get lost in the bigger picture.