Black Moon Magic Unlocking the Hidden Spiritual Meaning

Black Moon Magic: Unlocking the Hidden Spiritual Meaning

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The Black Moon of 2024, not to be confused with the Dark Moon, manifests when two New Moons fall in the same month, bringing in a time of increased spiritual energy.

For pagans, witches, and other spiritual practitioners, black moons are a time of good luck, a time to rest, deep self-reflection, and a fantastic opportunity for manifesting. In this article, I’ll explore the Black Moon’s spiritual meaning and how you can include it in your spiritual practice!

Every full moon has its own name based on the month or season in which it appears. Creating a name for each full Moon allows people to reflect on each season and how it affects them and the natural world. Due to their origins, full moon names can vary.

Most Full Moon names are English translations of Native American names; others are rooted in Celtic, European (Anglo-Saxon and Germanic), and more recent Neo-Pagan origins. I created a guide to each Full Moon, complete with their meanings and how you can celebrate

Please note that I make every effort to ensure this information is correct and accurate through my own experiences and referencing sources throughout AND at the bottom of this article.

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What is a Black Moon?

A Black Moon occurs when there are two New Moons in a single month. While it’s not an astronomical term, this event is highly meaningful in spiritual and astrological circles. It represents a potent time for reflection, setting intentions, and bringing our desires into reality.

The energy surrounding a Black Moon is intense, offering a chance for personal growth and new beginnings. For many practitioners, it’s a time of spiritual importance and connection.

There are three ways a Black Moon might occur. I’ll break down each type below!

Calendrical Black Moon

A Calendrical Black Moon occurs when two New Moons appear in the same calendar month. This is the most universally accepted meaning of a Black Moon.

Seasonal Black Moon 2024

A Seasonal Black Moon occurs when there is an extra New Moon in a season, determined by the equinoxes and solstices. The THIRD is considered a Black Moon whenever there are four New Moons in a season.

February Black Moon Month

Since a lunar month or cycle lasts 29.53 days and February is only 28 – 29 days, this can create two events. The first involves February not having a NEW MOON, and January and March would each have two NEW MOONS.

The second event involves February not having a FULL MOONS, while January and March would have two FULL MOONS.

Both these events create a Black Moon Month for February.

What is a Black Moon

When is the Next Black Moon?

In 2024, a Black Moon rises on November 30th.

Don’t feel discouraged that you can’t see it in the sky above you! Let the darkness envelop you and create a cozy space for you to feel warm and safe. Black Moons and New Moons are peaceful and relaxing moments in the lunar cycle.

Black Moon Spiritual Meaning

Since they are so rare, black moons are unique and magical time times. Some spiritual practitioners believe Black Moons hold a more potent and powerful time for magical rituals.

Imagine it as a period of fresh starts and personal growth, a time when you can better understand yourself and become more genuine. A Black Moon’s spiritual meaning is associated with prosperity and good fortune.

Black Moons are intensified New Moons, which are lovely for manifestations, creativity, new chances, and opportunities. Now is the time to advance into your power and most authentic self. A Black Moon’s spiritual meaning is an excellent time for setting intentions and manifestation.

Black Moons show you what limitations are holding you back. Release these limiting beliefs to make way for new beginnings in your life.

Black Moon Spiritual Meaning

Dark Moon vs Black Moon vs New Moon

As I discussed above, a Black Moon is when two NEW MOONS occur within a specific time period. Similar to Blue Moons, which occur when there are two Full Moons in a month. However, there is often confusion about the difference between a Dark Moon, New Moon, and Black Moons.

A Dark Moon occurs about two days before the New Moon when the Moon is not observable and the night sky is totally dark.

A New Moon is the START of a new lunar cycle and is marked by the appearance of the thinnest crescent appearing in the night sky.

Black Moon Meaning Correspondences

A Black Moon’s meaning can differ for every spiritual practitioner, depending on their personal journey. It’s incredibly powerful and can help you see lessons you didn’t realize you needed.

Black Moon Intentions

  • Luck
  • Prosperity
  • Happiness
  • Creativity
  • New Opportunities

Crystals

Feel free to use any crystals that resonate with you or those associated with the intentions above. Here are a few of my favorites to help get you started.

  • Pyrite
  • Citrine
  • Green Aventurine

How I Celebrate the Black Moon

Here are a few ways to reconnect and realign with the Black Moon’s spiritual meaning in 2024! Check out Full Moon Rituals You Need To Know for more ritual ideas.

Black Moon 2024 Journal Prompts

Here are some of my favorite journal prompts to use during a Black Moon ritual!

What fears or limiting beliefs are holding me back from living authentically?

What creative projects or passions do I want to explore or prioritize?

Write down any affirmations, mantras, or music that resonates with your spiritual journey

What rituals or practices bring me joy and nourish my soul?

What boundaries do I need to establish or reinforce in my relationships?

How can I enhance my self-care practices and prioritize my well-being?

Create Black Moon Water

By creating Moon Water, spiritual practitioners can harness the moon’s spiritual energy during the Black Moon phase. Don’t worry that you cannot see the moon; its magical energy is still there!

Place a vessel of water, such as a glass jar or bowl, outside or near a window where it can absorb the moon’s energy overnight.

This Moon Water can be used for anything that correlates with the Black Moon meanings, such as cleansing rituals, setting intentions, or enhancing spiritual practices. Incorporate Moon Water into your rituals and practices to amplify the transformative energy of the Black Moon phase!

Black Moon Water Ritual

Black Moon Candle Ritual To Let Go of Limiting Beliefs

This candle magic ritual harnesses the transformative energy of the Black Moon phase to release limiting beliefs and fears, allowing you to step into your authentic self through wisdom and healing. Adjust the steps and supplies as needed to align with your spiritual practice and beliefs.

Alternatively, you could do a cord-cutting ritual; use one candle to represent yourself and the other your limiting belief.

Gather Your Supplies

  • Purple chime candle (symbolizing wisdom, intuition, healing, and creativity)**
  • Olive oil (for healing, peace, and protection)**
  • Ground sage (to promote wisdom)**
  • Ground cinnamon (to aid in healing)**
  • A small, heat-resistant dish or plate (to safely burn your candleI use a 6.5″ cast iron)
  • Pen and paper for writing the petition

Prepare Your Sacred Space

Set up your space in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Arrange your supplies on a clean altar or table. Ensure it’s safe to burn a candle.

Grab your purple candle. Chime candles are popular choices, but feel free to use any candle you prefer. If you need help choosing, watch my YouTube video, Types of Candles and Beginner Basics.

Dress and anoint the candle will olive oil. Focus on infusing it with healing energy, peace, and protection. Visualize it as a beacon of wisdom. Mix the ground sage and cinnamon together. Roll the candle in the mixture until covered to your liking. If you need help anointing your candle, watch my YouTube video, How to Cleanse and Dress a Spell Candle.

Create your petition paper by taking a pen and paper to write down what limiting belief you want to let go of. If you need help, use the journal prompt above: “What fears or limiting beliefs are holding me back from living authentically?” Be honest and specific in your response.

Begin The Candle Ritual

Begin with a grounding meditation to center yourself and connect with the energy of the element earth. Take deep breaths and visualize roots growing from your feet into the ground.

Light the anointed purple chime candle and state your intention clearly: “I light this candle to release my limiting beliefs that no longer serve my highest good.”

Hold the petition paper and visualize your fears and limiting beliefs as weights lifting off your shoulders. When you’re ready, say aloud, “I release these limiting beliefs and fears to the universe. I am ready to live authentically and embrace my true self.

Safely burn the petition paper in the flame of the purple candle. Visualize the limiting beliefs transforming into ash and dissipating.

Closing the Ritual

Allow the candle to burn down completely. Express gratitude to the universe, your guides, or a higher power for supporting you in releasing old patterns.

Take a moment to ground yourself once more, feeling rooted and centered in your newfound clarity and empowerment. Feel free to take a ritual bath or do an egg cleanse.

Black Moon Divination: Gain Insights into Your Spiritual Path

The Black Moon phase offers an opportunity to dive deep into your spiritual journey. One powerful way to tap into this energy is through a Divination Session using tarot cards, runes, or other divination tools.

Divination helps you open yourself to valuable guidance to support your spiritual life path. Trust in the process and allow the energies of the Black Moon to guide you on your path. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:

Scrying Divination
Magic Beginners Need To Know

Casting Bones
How To Read and Throw Bones

Pendulum Board 101
An Ultimate Guide For Beginners

How to Read Smoke Divination
The Forgotten Art of Libanomancy and Capnomancy

Candle Flame Meaning
A Magical and Unexpected Secret Language

Egg Cleanse Meaning
and Powerful Ritual Interpretation

Ouija Board
Everything You Need To Know

Ogham Alphabet
Meanings, History, and Divination For Beginners

Candle Wax Reading
Revealing Hidden Meanings and Magic Symbols

Dice Divination With Numerology
Roll To Reveal Your Powerful Fate

Artistic Alchemy

During the Black Moon phase, getting creative is a special way to connect with its lunar energy. Whether you paint, write, craft, or pursue other creative interests, it’s about letting out your feelings and inner thoughts with art.

Choose colors that resonate with you. Try to paint the Black Moon’s mood or write poems that explore change and self-discovery. Craft something spiritually symbolic to you, like a charm or sigil.

The key is to enjoy the process without worrying about being perfect. Let your intuition guide you as you create, and pay attention to any symbols, colors, or patterns that emerge. Later, take a moment to think about what your art or writing reveals about your inner thoughts during the Black Moon. Display your creation on your altar or somewhere meaningful to you.

Full Moon Schedule 2024

  • The Full Wolf Moon occurs on January 25th, 2024, reaching its peak at 12:54 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Snow Moon occurs on February 24th, 2024, reaching its peak at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Worm Moon occurs on March 25th, 2024, reaching its peak at 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Pink Moon occurs on April 23rd, 2024, reaching its peak at 7:49 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Flower Moon occurs on May 23rd, 2024, reaching its peak at 9:53 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Strawberry Moon occurs on June 21st, 2024, and peaks at 9:08 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Buck Moon takes place on July 21st, 2024, and peaks at 6:17 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Sturgeon Moon occurs on August 19th, 2024, and peaks at 2:26 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Harvest Moon takes place on September 17th, 2024, reaching its peak at 10:34 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Hunter Moon takes place on October 17th, 2024, and peaks at 7:26 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Beaver Moon occurs on November 15th, 2024, and peaks at 4:28 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The Cold Moon takes place on December 15th, 2024, and peaks at 4:02 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Is There a Supermoon in 2024?

YES, there will be TWO Supermoons in September and October this year!

The astronomical term for this [supermoon] phenomenon is perigee-syzygy Moon. The alignment of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth that occurs at both new and full moon is known as syzygy.

Britannica – Supermoon

Will There Be A Lunar Eclipse in 2024?

Yes! There will be two Lunar Eclipses AND two Solar Eclipses in 2024! (see chart below)

Lunar and Solar Eclipses in 2024

Lunar Eclipse (Penubral)

March 24th – 25th

Visible in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and partially Africa

Solar Eclipse (Total)

April 8th

(when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the Sun)

Visible in North America, Western Europe, and the Northern part of South America

Lunar Eclipse (Partial)

September 17th – 18th

Visible in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa

Solar Eclipse (Annular)

October 2nd

(when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, creating a ring of fire)

Visible in the southern part of North America and South America.

penumbra, (from Latin paene, “almost”; umbra, “shadow”), in astronomy, the outer part of a conical shadow, cast by a celestial body, where the light from the Sun [or other light source like the moon] is partially blocked—as compared to the umbra (q.v.), the shadow’s darkest, central part, where the light is totally excluded.

Britannica – Penumbra Eclipse

I hope you enjoy the Black Moon 2024! Lots of love to you, and remember, as always…

Sources

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “penumbra”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 22 Jun. 2023, https://www.britannica.com/science/penumbra-eclipse. 

**Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Llewellyn Publications. 1 October 1985.

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