New Moon in Capricorn

Spring New Moon

The New Moon begins in Capricorn at 6:30pm PST today. 

This New Moon begins Chinese New Year 2011.  The Chinese calendar is a soli – lunar calendar.  That means the calendar marks both the daily Solar and Lunar movements. 

Did you know that Chinese New Year always begins on a New Moon and is celebrated for two weeks, culminating with the Full Moon that month?

Did you know that Chinese New Year begins on the second New Moon after Winter Solstice?

New Moon Dawning

Chinese New Year begins every year with the New Moon at dawn.  Since this New Moon begins this evening, you will notice that Chinese New Year officially begins tomorrow with the Dawn associated with the New Spring Moon. 

Prepare to Welcome the Year of the Rabbit

Gently clear and simplify your Life on today’s Dark Moon day to prepare for the New energy at dawn tomorrow.  Tomorrow begins Chinese New Year.  Join me tomorrow for more informaion on Chinese New Year and what the Year of the Rabbit holds.

Like many Lunar calendars, the Chinese lunar calendar marks significant activities on New and Full Moons.  New Moon activities are often beginnings and the Full Moon activities are often public celebrations or large ceremonies. 

The day before the New Moon is a called a Dark Moon day. The Dark Moon morning is good day for quiet activities, gentle yoga and water offerings of any kind before noon.  To learn more about how to make the most of those days see my other blog post.

New Moons are good for beginning new activities and for fresh beginnings.  Chinese New Year begins with the Spring New Moon each year.

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