Well. Don’t see, more accurately– when a black moon’s in the sky this Friday, it’ll be more about what you don’t see than what you do.
What is a black moon? It’s basically the dark equivalent to a blue moon. A blue moon is the second full moon in a month, while a black moon is the second new moon. Sometimes, the phrase “black moon” is used to refer to a month without a full moon, a month without a new moon, or the third new moon in a season with four of them. Unlike astrological phenomena like Mercury being retrograde (which happens about four times a year), a second new moon in a month is very rare– the last black moon of this type happened in March, 2014.
Needless to say, if you’re a witchy type who times your magick to lunar and planetary cycles, this is a pretty special spot in the calendar. Some witches consider the blue moon to be twice as potent as a regular full moon for performing lunar magick, while others consider it no different than any other full moon (calendar months are, after all, a human invention). The black moon is a little more controversial– some hold that you shouldn’t do anything magickal when one is in the sky, while others feel that dark moon magick (like banishing) is more powerful then. The period immediately following this special dark moon, when it’s still a tiny waxing crescent, is also held to be a more powerful time to perform magick for new beginnings or drawing things to you.
In essence, a black moon is held to be either a superpowered version of a regular dark moon or a time for rest.
Do you time things with the phases of the moon, or do you find yourself working more spontaneously? Are you planning anything for this year’s black moon?