The beginning of fall always brings about the urge to do something new or to change things up in your life. If you've been feeling that way, you're in luck: on Tuesday, Oct. 9, a new moon will rise, bringing some positive vibes and energy that could give you the push you need to start something new. A new moon occurs when the moon sits directly between the sun and the Earth, and although we can't really see it in the sky, that doesn't mean it doesn't affect us. As the start of a new moon cycle, new moons symbolize new beginnings. It's the idea time of month to reflect on old goals and set new ones. In order to really do that, you might want to try some meditations created with the October new moon in mind to really harness that energy.
This new moon is also a little more special than usual. According to Space.com, the new moon will arrive right in the peak of the Draconid meteor shower. This leads to ideal viewing conditions for shooting stars, as the sky will appear moonless and dark enough to spot the dying stars, as well as constellations and planets. If you can get outside to try to get a good look, you might end up seeing something really special.
This new moon, don't only take time to try to see shooting stars, but also make time for some meditation. Even if you only have 10 minutes, you might find that it helps move you towards your larger goals — and that's always a good thing. Below are some great options to try in the comfort of your own home: