There are few things more refreshing than the opportunity for a new beginning. And when the cosmos are lined up to allow new beginnings for all of us, that's pretty much gold. Good news: just that will be happening sooner rather than later. As NYC-based astrologer Lisa Stardust reveals to Bustle, new moons mark a fresh start for everyone, and this June new moon will bring changes for your zodiac sign on June 13.
This month's new moon will fall on Jun. 13 at 3:43 p.m. EST, according to Moongiant. For those needing a brief astronomy refresher, the new moon is the phase during which the moon is zero percent illuminated and therefore impossible for us to see from our lowly spot here on Earth, per Time and Date. At the time of the new moon each month, the sun and moon are exactly aligned, leaving the side of the moon that we would normally be able to see in total darkness. The new moon also rises and sets simultaneously with the sun, which produces a glare so intense that it causes nearby objects (like the moon) to be difficult to see.
The effects of these astronomical events should be generally positive, but Stardust warns that the sense of darkening that occurs when we can't see the moon at night can be reflected in day-to-day life. "Irrational fears come out as we cannot see clearly in the darkness," she tells Bustle. "It's time to turn over a new leaf, commit to a new dream, and make a fresh start."
Here's what the Jun. 13 new moon has in store for you.