New Moon – Seasonal Yoga & Moon Phases Teaching Toolkit

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In this lesson, we introduce astronomy and astrology teachings related to New Moons.


Become familiar with foundational astronomy and astrology teachings related to New Moons, and with practice considerations for aligning with the energy of a New Moon.


Provide astronomy’s description of the lunar cycle including the point at which we experience the New Moon. Explain why the moon is not illuminated at this time. From an astrological perspective, explain how the sun and moon are related during a New Moon. Provide themes that may be associated with the New Moon, and examples of practices that you might choose for aligning with New Moon energy.

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