One of the most important Moon phases also is the least known.
It's called the balsamic Moon.
The balsamic Moon phase is the three and a half day period right before the new Moon. It's the tail end of the Moon's monthly cycle, when all the lunar energy has been spent and the urge to draw inward is greatest.
It's also your best time to meditate because the balsamic Moon has a naturally calming energy that makes it easier to go within and be with our inner selves.
Also, nature is at her resting point during a balsamic Moon, as she waits to spring back into activity with the next phase, when the new Moon arrives.
You can learn more about this Moon phase in my balsamic Moon phase article, Balsamic Moon Phase - Time To Rest, Reflect.
NOTE: Dates and times given are U.S. central time.
January 20, 8:29 p.m. - January 24, 3:43 p.m.
February 19, 9:44 a.m. - February 23, 9:33 a.m.
March 20, 12:57 a.m. - March 24, 4:29 a.m.
April 18, 5:23 p.m. - April 22, 9:27 p.m.
May 18, 10:15 a.m. - May 22, 12:40 p.m.
June 17, 2:50 a.m. - June 21, 1:43 a.m.
July 16, 6:31 p.m. - July 20, 12:34 p.m.
August 15, 8:48 a.m. - August 18, 9:43 p.m.
September 13, 9:24 p.m. - September 17, 6:01 a.m.
October 13, 8:29 a.m. - October 16, 2:32 p.m.
November 11, 6:26 p.m. - November 14, 11:08 p.m.
December 11, 3:50 a.m. - December 14, 10:18 a.m.
Find out about other Moon phases in these articles:
I hope you enjoy the balsamic Moon phase each month.
Modern life often feels hectic and overscheduled, and a balsamic Moon helps counteract all that activity (and frazzles nerves) with its soothing energies.
So I wish you balsamic peace, wonderful meditations, and inspiring reflections each month, all through 2020!