Most people have heard of blue moons, but have you ever heard of a black moon?
Black moons tend to get less attention, despite their equal importance. A black moon is also often a supermoon, which means that it is the second full moon of a calendar month and thus the closest to the Sun.
The theme of the black moon is largely determined by the quality of the sign, but it can also occur at any time of the year.
What is a black moon?
A black moon is when there is an additional new moon occurring in a month or season, which happens roughly every 29 months. Black moons can also occur when there are three new moons in a season that should only have four new moons, happening once every 33 months.
In addition, a black moon occurs when there is no new moon in February, occurring every 19 years. As a result, January and March have two new moons.
Black moons can also happen when there is no full moon in February, and, as such, January and March have two full moons, or a double blue moon.
A black moon can be the first full, second, third, or even fourth moon in a solar year, meaning it is new for at least three months before it is called a “black moon.” It is the first of two “new moons” that appear in a month, but not the only one.
What does a black moon mean spiritually?
A black moon is a rare event and it shows the shadow side of itself to the world, which can symbolize the same for you.
There is also an astrological phenomenon that a black moon is a positive omen for Earth’s inhabitants and the planet itself. In some cases, black moons can also be total solar eclipses, giving them even more power.
If a black moon ends up being a total solar eclipse, its energy will be at its peak. Oftentimes, it conceals our vision of the future, therefore forcing us to reflect on the present and see how it relates to our past.
The next black moon will arrive on April 30th, 2022.
What happens during a black moon?
During a black moon, the Moon is hidden behind the Earth, therefore it’s away from the light of the Sun so it looks as if it is not even there.
Each lunar cycle typically lasts about 29 days, but some months are slightly longer, and some events have fewer days. Thus, it sometimes happens every 32 months that a full moon, a new moon, and a blue moon occur in the same month.
The second full moon of a month is called a blue moon, and the second new moon is called a black moon. If one of the four seasons contains all its new moons in the same month, a “black moon” means the third new moon.
Because of different time zones around the world, the month that a black moon can happen varies, sometimes between a month difference in the case of the United States and the United Kingdom.
What is unique about a black moon in February?
A black moon is the name of the second new moon of a calendar month, and it is sometimes considered a February new moon or full moon, which is a good opportunity to take a look at what is planned for your lunar journey.
A black moon also refers to a month in which there is no new moon, which is only possible in February due to its shorter lunation.
There is a more complicated form of the black moon, but it is rarely used and only occurs about every 33 months. This has a lot to do with the month of February, as well as the fact that it is one of the most common months for black moons.
It is also known as a “black moon” because it is visible only from certain parts of the United States and Canada. While some countries will experience a new moon in August, others will consider it a “black moon” in February.
How does the black moon affect us?
Not only does the Moon affect the ocean tides, but our moods as well. The Moon affects our emotions; while there is a full moon, our emotions come to the surface, but while there is a new moon, we tend to be more introspective.
A black moon is an additional new moon, a third new moon, or is the absence of a new moon or full moon in a month, and although it is not visible to the human eye, its energy can inspire us to move forward in a specific direction, set goals, and realize what path we want to take in life.
Why can’t you see a black moon?
When the Moon is in the new moon phase, there is nothing to see.
Black moons happen during the time of the month where the Sun and Moon pass each other in space at the same time. During that time, the moon’s dark side, which’s not illuminated by the Sun, faces the Earth. Therefore, there is no light shining on the side we see.
The same sort of process happens with a blood moon, where sunlight is blocked from the moon. However, when this occurs, the Earth travels between the Sun and the Moon, blocking most of the light onto the Moon with only a little light from the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere shining onto the moon, which makes the Moon appear red.
Is a black moon a new moon?
A black moon is an additional new moon in a single month or season.
A new moon refers to the moment when the Moon is completely in the shadow of the Earth, turned to the side. The lunar calendar is aligned with the Earth’s calendar year, so there is typically a new moon and a full moon every month, as the Moon takes about a month to orbit Earth.
A new moon also refers to the moment when the Moon completely emerges from the shadow, which means it has become invisible to human eyes.
What is a black moon Lilith?
While a black moon is an astronomical occurrence, a black moon Lilith is a point in your natal chart.
Lilith is the darker, more primal side of your personality, and when there is a black moon, that energy comes out. Lilith also represents what you feel guilty about and your repressed desires.
Maatie Kalokoh is a writer who covers astrology, spirituality, love, and relationship topics.