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September 30, 2016

Today’s Black Moon Will Lead You Into Light

Black Moon | Beauty Bets
New moons are always about new beginnings. We get to start fresh with renewed focus on an area of our life or corner of our soul that’s due for attention. Today’s new moon in Libra is the second this month, making it a black moon. But this moon isn’t about darkness (though we won’t actually be able to see it), rather about stepping into the light. If you’ve been feeling totally stalled for months, wondering if anything is EVER going to finally come together in your career or relationships, this moon’s for you. All you have to do is say yes.

“The new moon in Libra initiates us into a month of forward motion, growth, action and expansion…This new moon wants to remind us of the power that inherently lies in our ability to connect with one another, the kind of peace that is possible when we work in balance with the world around us and the importance of saying yes to what will help us expand into our potential.” —Chani Nicholas

“Contrary to what some may believe, the Black Moon does not signify the “end of days” but rather, a powerful, second chance to plant seeds of intention for what we’d like to harvest over the next six months at the corresponding Libra full moon on April 11. It’s a time for looking back at what has recently come to pass, but also to look ahead.”  —Astro Twins

“New Moons are all about releasing and letting go so the new can emerge. The New Moon often represents the planting of a seed, and the darkness that seed experiences before it begins to bloom. To have two New Moons in one month signifies a very powerful blossoming process and one that has probably been in the works for some time.”  —Forever Conscious

“This black moon is a harbinger of new beginnings and festivities: On the evening of October 2, the barely visible waxing crescent moon will shine on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. And on October 3, the growing crescent will mark the beginning of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic lunar calendar. —National Geographic

“In the days both preceding and following the new moon there will be opportunities made available to many of us which will be beneficial in nature. If you seize these open possibilities the impact from them will result in peacefulness and understanding. You will gain clarity and find a new sense of hope or meaning within your life that will drive you forward and, in a sense, re-awaken you to further opportunities.”  —Sun Gazing

“September has been a month of releasing and letting go and this New Moon’s energy is going to be giving us that final push in the right direction so that we have the courage, confidence and willpower to sever ties with anything that has been causing us difficulties or to struggle with unnecessary and prolonged emotional pain. October is the beginning of a brand new, dynamic, energetic cycle and one that will steer us away from the negativity that has been cluttering up our lives and redirect us onto a clear, open and intriguingly fruitful pathway.” —Elephant Journal

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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