When is the next new moon? Have a look at your 2022 lunar calendar

No need to ask 'When is the next new moon?' We have all the dates and expert-backed tips at your disposal!

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

Although this particular celestial occurrence might not be quite as visible as its counterparts, it's no less significant in astrology. In fact, new moons are the perfect time to set intentions and begin anew. 

With that in mind, grab your notebooks and calendars—great gifts astrology fans love, as we're sure you know—and start mapping out a plan. Moon water, anyone?

When is the next new moon?

  • When: October 25, 2022

The September 2022 new moon focused on balance and partnerships, and October will follow up with a slightly more intense astro event

​"This new moon is special since it doubles as a partial solar eclipse," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "Considering that new moons represent new cycles, the ecliptic influence suggests that fated yet unpredictable events will unfold over the next six months."

Coined Fall in Scorpio, this new moon conjuncts Venus in Scorpio, so Simmons says we can expect themes of secrecy, power, control, intimacy, entanglements and shared finances finances to come into play. You'll want to proceed cautiously and have a think about the way in which you approach situations. 

Though most new moons offer a great time to manifest, Simmons suggests sitting this one out due to the intense eclipse portal.

"Although it is unlike the Scorpionic nature to allow nature to run its course, observing might be the greatest act of empowerment," she says. "Letting go of your control to allow this new ecliptic cycle to unfold is your best course of action."

Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system. You can book Liz (opens in new tab) for live astrology readings, tarot readings and written readings, among other services.

New moon calendar: 2022 dates

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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
  • October 25, 2022
  • November 23, 2022
  • December 23, 2022

"When is the next full moon," you ask? We have all the cosmic intel on that, too. 

What is a new moon?

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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.

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Narayana Montúfar

Narayana Montúfar is an astrologer and an expert in the astrological studies of the Moon and the author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. (opens in new tab) She was one of Medium.com’s Authority Magazine 2020’s Strong Female Leaders (opens in new tab) and one of Vogue’s 13 Astrologers to Follow in 2021. (opens in new tab)

New moon spiritual meaning

New moons offer the opportunity to restart. Regardless of the area of your life that needs a little sprucing up—relationships, career, home and so on—a new moon can help usher in a welcomed change. 

What's more is that this lunation also offers the perfect time for deep 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. 

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.” (opens in new tab)

New moon rituals

According to Nebula's astrologer Patrick Price (opens in new tab), we should all be cleansing during the new moon.

"The most important time of the month is the new moon because it’s the start of the new cycle and [you need to] create a warm, neutral energy," he says. 

All you need is a fresh lemon from the grocery store. Cut it into pieces and place it in each corner of the room where you're planning on spending a good chunk of time. Though it seems a bit gross, let the negativity get soaked up in the fruit instead of your day-to-day. (Yes, you'll be able to see the results.) 

"It’s worth the effects of sucking all negative energy out of that space and collecting it inside the lemon," Price says. "Once it’s black you can see that energy. Take [the lemons] away from your space so that the energy isn’t allowed to seep back in."

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Meet the expert: Patrick Price

Patrick is Nebula: Horoscope and Astrology App’s (opens in new tab) expert specializing in tarot, angel readings and Western astrology. Patrick is a queer man who comes from a gypsy family. Tarot is deeply rooted in his family’s culture. He’s been doing tarot for the past eight years and astrological readings for the last three years. 

Similarly, crystals for protection can function the same way, particularly black tourmaline. 

"It’s the ultimate protection crystal that creates a shield around you and your space by absorbing negative, toxic, harmful or draining energies, and repelling psychic attacks," Anubha Charan, luxury beauty expert and creator of The Beauty Gypsy (opens in new tab) previously told My Imperfect Life. 

Meet the expert: Anubha Charan

Anubha Charan, luxury beauty expert and creator of The Beauty Gypsy (opens in new tab), is a former Marie Claire beauty director and her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.

Ready for the new moon now? You have all your bases covered!

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