What does a Black Moon mean? Don't worry, stargazers, it's not as ominous as it sounds. The Black Moon is simply a rare lunar event that occurs when there are two New Moons in one month or no Full Moons in one month. February 2018 falls in the no Full Moons category. The Black Moon and astrology have a frustrating but necessary relationship. The dark New Moon will bring up turmoil for some and repressed emotions for others. This rare lunar phenomenon may leave many people feeling confused, in the dark, frustrated, or listless. Secrets may resurface, and the February 15 eclipse will set the stage for the rest of your 2018.
It's going to be a doozy, but you can make it through. Fortunately, we won't experience the upheaval of another February Black Moon for another 19 years. Here's what the Black Moon means for your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 - April 19) is a very ambitious, motivated, and determined sign. They tend to have incredible lofty goals, which occasionally seem impossible to reach. However, it is this stubborn work ethic that almost always helps them achieve said goals, no matter how impossible they once appeared.
The absence of a Full Moon will make goals seem even further away than usual. Because the light at the end of the tunnel (so to speak in terms of the Full Moon) never shows itself during the Black Moon, it will feel as though there is no light at the end of whatever the Aries is pursuing. Luckily for the Aries, their goals always seem impossible; the light at the end of the tunnel is rarely ever there. While this really isn’t anything new for the Aries, they may feel a tiny, nagging feeling of doubt.
With their goals feeling more impossible than ever, the Aries should take the Black Moon to manifest career goals. Make a dream board, write down your goals, say affirmations. Whatever it may be, the power of the New Moon will put these manifestations into effect.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20) can be loyal, nurturing, and stable. In this regard, they make great friends and spouses. However, they can also be quite stubborn and bitter. They hold a grudge like it’s nobody’s business. These grudges can hold the Taurus back in their pursuits. If they are still focusing energy on their past, that is less energy they are able to pour into their future.
Because a month with no Full Moons and only a New Moon is great for new beginnings, the Taurus should try to rid themselves of grudges, rivalries, and any other wounds from the past they may be carrying. Freeing oneself of such heavy energy focused on the past will help them make great strides forward during the rest of 2018.
None of the Air signs are necessarily considered "grounded," but Gemini (May 21 - June 20) may be the least grounded of them all. As the sign of the twin, Gemini is often dealing with conflicting ideas, desires, and traits at even given time. Gemini can talk themselves into something as quickly as they can then talk themselves out of it. Why does everyone put up with this flightiness? Because Gemini is a ton of fun. They are curious, friendly, and adventurous.
Without a Full Moon, Gemini may feel even less grounded than usual. This isn’t necessarily outside of their comfort level per se, though they may try to do things to ground themselves. For example, committing to a goal, routine, or plans will help Gemini feel like they aren't floating off into space during the Black Moon.
Because the Cancer (June 21 - July 22) is a Water sign, they are especially connected to the Moon. Just like how the Moon controls the waves of the ocean, the Moon also controls the waves of the Cancer’s emotions. Cancers may be in for a rough emotional month.
Cancers should brace themselves, as the lack of a Full Moon may result in feelings of darkness, isolation, and sadness. The Cancer will feel listless, sensitive, and moody as well. They will feel like they’re walking in this dark cave of emotions and there is no way out. The Cancer should prepare for this by staying cognizant of their emotions. Knowing that the Moon has pushed you into this dark cave of emotions will push away feelings of hopelessness.