In our monthly journey with the Moon, we are now in the return journey… coming back home, toward the New Moon and the beginning of a new journey.
The next New Moon arrives Thursday, September 1st @ 2:03 AM Pacific Time (9:03 UTC). September brings us two New Moons, depending on your time zone. Here in Vancouver, in the Pacific Time zone, the second New Moon arrives on Friday, September 30th @ 5:11 PM, which is Saturday, October 1st @ 00:11 UTC. Some call the second New Moon in a month a “Black Moon”, as opposed to a “Blue Moon” which is the second Full Moon in a month.
The Moon is now in the Waning Crescent, also known as the Balsamic Moon. As the darkness of the Moon increases, so does its Yin qualities. You may find that you rest or meditate more. You may find that your intuition is stronger, that you are more contemplative, that you are connecting more to your Inner World of authentic Self, spirituality and dreams.
Through this contemplation, you can complete any release you began at the Full Moon. And because much of this work is subconscious, you may not know exactly what is processing… but you will feel the effect.
Some Soul Questions for your meditations under the Balsamic Moon (or create your own based on your intentions for this month’s journey):
- As the Moon becomes less visible, what in my life has also lost visibility?
- What might I need to shine a light on?
- What is the lesson that is “coming home” this month?
- With what I now know, what intentions might I set for my next lunar journey?
- How will I manifest them, starting from this place of new insight and wisdom?
This is also a great time to write in your journal, noting what you are grateful for this month.