When is the next new moon? Everything to expect from the June lunation

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When is the next new moon? Allow us to fill you in on the celestial phases of 2022.

Although this lunation might not be quite as visible as its counterparts, it's no less significant in astrology. In fact, it is the perfect time to set intentions and begin anew. 

With that in mind, grab your notebooks or calendars—great gifts astrology fans love, by the way—and start mapping out a new plan. 

Who's ready to make like Frank Sinatra and fly to the moon?

When is the next new moon?

June 28 not only kickstarts Neptune retrograde 2022—which you can find at the tail end of our June astrology events lineup—but it also marks the next new moon of 2022. 

The Cancer new moon asks us to tap into the sign's themes of home and nurturing, so expect to take things easy and fill your own cup before worrying about others'. Though we can oftentimes enjoy the Cancer's slow-mo feeling, a particular transit during this time will help us put thoughts into action. 

"Jupiter is making a square, and in some ways, that energy is asking us to push outside of our comfort zone to begin something that we may have been thinking about," says Noush, an astrologer at Girl and Her Moon (opens in new tab).

She continues, ""Knowing that if we listen to ourselves—that internal Cancer energy—but we also trust the new chapter that needs to unfold, we will eventually be able to create a new level of safety or comfort for ourselves that we maybe haven’t experienced yet."

New moon calendar 2022: Dates to know

The new moon calendar 2022 is as follows: 

  • January 2, 2022
  • February 1, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
  • April 1, 2022
  • April 30, 2022
  • May 30, 2022
  • June 28, 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • August 27, 2022
  • September 25, 2022
  • November 23, 2022
  • December 23, 2022

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What is a new moon?

In astrological terms, the new moon is a time for planting the seeds of intention, conceiving new ideas and starting new projects, according to astrologer Narayana Montúfar (opens in new tab), author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power (opens in new tab)

In astronomic terms, this is when the moon moves between Earth and the sun, and the side of the moon facing us does not receive direct sunlight.

New moon meaning

New moons offer the opportunity to restart. Regardless of the area of your life that needs a little sprucing up, a new moon can help usher in a welcomed change. Even better? It's often the time in the lunation cycle where you're likely to stick things out. 

"Feel ready for a relationship? Want to launch your business? Eager to get rid of a bad habit? Set an intention and watch it evolve over time," says astrologer Stephanie Campos-Powell (opens in new tab)

New moons also present a wonderful opportunity for reflection.

"There's a calmness that comes with this lunar event that we don't usually see, making it an excellent time to meditate and reconnect with yourself," astrologer Renée Watt (opens in new tab) says. 

New moon rituals to practice

Just like no lunation is the name, no ritual is the same. There are different types of practices to try during this time.

"Writing intentions can be incredibly powerful," says Campos-Powell. "I like to write out what I'd like to manifest in the present tense as if it's already happened. You can combine this with mirror work over the next few weeks or even months, and state your intentions as you look at yourself in the mirror as if they've already happened. And then, you simply watch the magic unfold before your eyes."

On the other hand, Watt opts for candle magic. 

"I will dress a candle with essential oils, write out my wish or goals on a piece of paper and leave an offering out for my spirit team," she says. "The following day I will bury my paper and offering in a plant or my front yard."

Narayana Montúfar

Narayana Montúfar is an astrologer, content strategist, visual artist, and the author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. (opens in new tab)

Renée Watt

Astrologer Renée Watt has offered her expertise for a variety of publications, including CosmoInStyle, Girlboss and more. She hosts a weekly podcast called "The Glitter Cast" (opens in new tab) and is a cohost of the occult livestream  “Betwixt The Shadows.”

An intuitive astrologer with Girl and Her Moon, Noush believes in the healing power of focused energy. You can catch her cosmic insight during an astrology reading or by signing up for a Flow with the Moon Membership.

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)