Astrology: What September’s Black Moon Means to You

moon-gsDo you make the most out of moon magic? While many of us like to learn about our astrological signs and horoscopes, there is much to be learned about the moon. The moon has a huge influence on all of us, and it particularly impacts our emotions. As the moon goes through its various stages, from a new moon to a full moon and everything in between, it can impact the way we feel about what’s going on in our lives.

If you’re interested in new beginnings or starting something new, a new moon can be one of your biggest allies. New moons are times to plant seeds and set the intention for new goals, dreams or accomplishments that we want to achieve. During a new moon, there is more darkness than light. When we start something new, it takes time for it to yield fruit. When we plant seeds, there is a period in which we can’t see anything before the flower breaks through the soil.

Ready to embark on that new career path? Revise and send out your resume during the new moon. Ready to throw your energy behind attracting a new love rather than pining away for an ex? Lighting a red love candle during a new moon might give you some much needed energy.

On September 30, 2016, that new moon energy stands to be even more amplified thanks to the fact that it is a Black Moon. A Black Moon is the second new moon that occurs in a particular month. Black Moons are very rare; in other words there is typically only one new moon per month. So when there are two new moons, that second one is special and presents a great opportunity for those who want to make the most of the moon’s power.

So what does a Black Moon mean astrologically speaking? Unfortunately, some people have bought into superstition and falsely believe that this year’s Black Moon could herald the apocalypse. Instead, consider that the Black Moon is technically a new moon so it offers the same kind of energy as a new moon, but it’s more enhanced than your everyday new moon. That means you will have supportive energy around you if you’re ready to embark on something important in your life. If you’ve been working on something and haven’t been getting much traction, don’t be surprised if your luck suddenly changes and you experience a sudden progression toward your goals.

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One way you can take advantage of this special time is to set some new intentions. Find a way to note the significance whether it’s by journaling about what you are intending to manifest or performing a ritual on your magical altar.

Also, pay attention to your intuition and your dreams in the days leading up to and after the Black Moon. Though September 30 is the date that the Black Moon appears, its power can also be felt a few days before and after the fact. may receive compensation if users buy products or services mentioned or advertised on this site or click on some of the links on this site.