Here are the Dark Moon Rules. Do you have to follow them? No. But they work. You can see the Dark Moons for your timezone on the Moon Calendar here.
The Dark Moon is a couple of days in a Moon cycle right before the Moon is New. The New Moon is a conjunction of the Sun and Moon that represents a fresh cycle, it’s when you get extra galactic oomph and chutzpah behind your goals. It often feels like a revitalized sensibility.
But the Dark Moon can be a real low. Some are stronger than others and some people are more Moon sensitive. Dark Moons anywhere near Saturn or Chiron can be gloom pits. But they are also a time when intuition is stronger and any restorative action is far more potent.
Dark Moon Rules Are Not Compulsory But They Are Effective
Ideally, we’d all be able to take Dark Moon leave and just chill, meditate, wander the wilderness, binge-watch television or read in bed. But Pluto is in Capricorn and we all have crowded agendas. If you think about it, we all worked less ferociously when Pluto was in Sagittarius.
So here are the Dark Moon Rules and if in the Horoscopes or Daily Mystic email, it says to follow them, now you know what it means!
Don’t try to make yourself go out and be fabulous on a Dark Moon unless you are really feeling it.
Unless it is your job to be absolutely abreast with breaking news/current affairs, go on a news fast during the Dark Moon.
Schedule decluttering benders in for the Dark Moon – the act of literally discarding objects no longer required at this time seems to clear one’s mind and inspire new concepts. Plus it’s just the best time to let go of anything.
Intuition Is High – Resolve Is Low
If you want to reduce something – fat, debt, mooning over a person you don’t even want to think about – start the reduction plan ON the Dark Moon. It’s all about the decrease.
Eat well but not junk food – yes comfort sustenance and chill but make it gourmet & sensual, not something that could make you feel crappy after.
If you’re going to go full Cat Lady (or Dog Lady, Man, whatever) do it properly – honor your familiar – they get the gourmet Dark Moon comfort vibe also.
It’s generally a more Yin and nurturing time so brilliant for low-key connecting with anyone vulnerable or who needs your wisdom and strength.
Consider A Media/News Fast To Rebalance Your Psyche
The general restorative energy of the Dark Moon means it is the best time of the month to up your sleep hygiene and recommit to it as – like the ancients said – your best medicine.
Journal writing, the quieter forms of yoga, podcasts that soothe rather than send you into a Mars-Yang crescendo fuq it escalation of just-do-it and therapy are all super potent during the Dark Moon
The More you chill at this time, the more what you need to know or feel floats up to you.
Be on extra high alert against Qi Vampires during a Dark Moon as you could unintentionally be more open to them.
Some Dark Moons are more spooky than others but the veils between realms are absolutely gossamer thing at these times…remember that if you’re a sixth sensory or strongly Neptunian type. It’s not a good idea to do alcohol or drugs on a Dark Moon.
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