Black Moons are rare things…they only happen when there are 2 new moons in a month. Since the time period between new moons is roughly 29.5 days, you can see why it doesn’t happen much. The last one was in March 2014, and the next one’s not due until July 2019. Our Black Moon will occur tomorrow, September 30, 2016. They occur roughly every 32 months, just like Blue Moons. And according to the Fast Facts on the Weather Network’s site, the Eastern Hemisphere won’t be getting it until Oct 31st. Not sure why this is, but I guess location is the obvious answer….that and the fact they are on a different time zone. Yup…I found this verification of it in this post:

For the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia), this new moon occurs after midnight on the calendar date of Oct. 1.

However, the Oct 30th new moon is our next new moon too…it just won’t be a Black Moon. Does this mean that the Eastern Hemisphere has a different calendar that shows the moon cycles??? Something else odd about this…the timing of the new moon has now shifted to the end of the month instead of the beginning of the month, which has been the case all year. Looking back to see when it started…it was during the Blue Moon of July 2015. Hmmm…so both Blue Moons and Black Moons herald a shift of when in the month the full moon and the new moon happen. Now of course, Blue Moons are when there is a second full moon in a month…and they’re just as rare. Looking at this site with Full Moon data, it seems this happens because our calendar is out of sync with the lunar cycles. It’s like we gain an extra day each month until either a Blue Moon or a Black Moon happens, which then flips the timing on our calendar. Well…who the hell designed our calendar, and what were they thinking by not coordinating it properly???? bleah


Interestingly, the Weather Network was the one with some info on the “meaning” of Black Moons:

  • According to some Christian beliefs, a Black Moon heralds the “End of Days.”
  • Spells and rituals are said to be more effective under a Black Moon, according to some members of the Wiccan religion.

End of Days eh? Hmmm…interesting that this has occurred during this very energetically active month of September! Makes one wonder if the lunar and solar eclipses are normal for a Black Moon to occur? Especially since there was a triad of eclipses starting with the full moon eclipse of August 18th. And this “third wave of light” that’s bombarding us right now (and still keeping me awake! bleah) Well, if spells and rituals are more effective at this time, I will have to be sure to do up my affirmations for a much better and cheaper place to live!

Oh wow! I also just realized that this Black Moon is in Scorpio! That’s my sign! Hope that means it will go easy on me! LOL

Addendum: This Black Moon is not in Scorpio but in Libra. How did they get it wrong??? I know more than one site was saying the new moon was in Scorpio, but it doesn't go into Scorpio until Oct 2nd. Disinformation???

This article on the Sun Gazing site goes into more details about the significance:

Black Moons differ from regular new moons in that they magnify and intensify all of the energies, emotions, changes, and feelings that are swirling about in your life. This Black Moon’s burst of energy may affect you in any or all of the following ways:

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.

Some people will see a spike in their creativity. They will be inspired by the changes in the energies all around them and will be able to tap into it unconsciously and use it to their advantage. Regardless of what you are involved in, whether you’re a writer, painter, designer, etc, this will be a time when things start to come together. New directions will be taken and ideas will flow together.

Some of us will finally be able to move on and forward in our lives. If you have been stuck in a rut lately or bogged down in some type of way, the Black Moon energy will help you conquer your fears or whatever it is that may be holding you back. This is the ideal time to work through your troubles and issues because the clarity that accompanies this new moon shift is focused on starting over and new beginnings.

For some people, the Black Moon will make them feel overwhelmed, but they need not feel this way. If you start to feel weak or insecure you can reverse this negativity by immediately switching gears. Readjust your thinking as soon as you notice those feelings creeping up on you and the accompanying confusion will clear out.

Overall, the vibrational shift in energy marked by the September Black Moon will be positive. If you go with the flow and connect with this energy it will be greatly beneficial in more ways than one, as it will help you to find balance and awareness in your life.

I also like the explanations and positivity in this site’s blog post on the Black Moon:

This Black Moon is likely to affect you in the following ways:
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.

Artists will see a spike in their creativity. They will be inspired by the changes in the energies all around them and will be able to tap into it unconsciously and use it to their advantage. 

You will find you are finally be able to move on and forward in our lives. If you have been stuck in a rut lately or bogged down in some type of way, the Black Moon energy will help you conquer your fears or whatever it is that may be holding you back. This is the ideal time to work through your troubles and issues because the clarity that accompanies this new moon shift is focused on starting over and new beginnings.

Overall, the vibrational shift in energy marked by the September 30th Black Moon will be positive.

YAY! Positive energy coming in! Beneficial opportunities! I soooo need this! 🙂


A little aside: the picture header I'm using reminds me of my home planet...we have one big moon and 2 smaller ones much like this. The little black satellite rising on the horizon would be much like our sun...it doesn't actually give off much light. And the atmosphere would be totally red, like at the left.
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