When is the next new moon in 2023? Here's the celestial calendar and expert-backed intel on the cosmos

Allow astrologers to help you make the most of this transit

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When is the next new moon? Mark your cosmic calendars, astro enthusiasts. 

Although we're always curious about the next full moon—which hogs the spotlight both literally and figuratively—its crescent counterpart is incredibly important for setting intentions and beginning anew, a.k.a. it's equally as significant in astrology.

This lunation marks the time to push the "reset" button and welcome changes. Ahead of the happening, it's advised to find your favorite crystals and jot down wellness reminders in a journal (perfect astrology gifts for the zodiac obsessed, by the way). Though the new moon be but little, it is fierce, and you need to prepare accordingly!

When is the next new moon?

  • When: June 18, 2023

Right after the adventurous and curious full moon at the beginning of the month, the new moon still holds onto that energy—they both take place in Gemini season, after all—but this lunation will ask you to look ahead and plan accordingly. 

The event will take place before the summer solstice, yet we should embrace excitement and practicality. 

"This is the best time to make difficult decisions or to face responsibilities you’ve been avoiding," says astrologer Dalila Salgueiro. "Start fresh and dive deep into personal growth! Remember to pace yourself, don’t burn yourself out in your excitement and enthusiasm. Evaluate your goals and intentions to make sure they are realistic and achievable."

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Dalila Salgueiro

Dalila is an astro-manifesting coach and the founder of @themanifestingappas well as Comms Ça PR agency based in London and New York. 

What are the new moon dates in 2023?

The 2023 new moon calendar is as follows:

  • January 21, 2023
  • February 20, 2023
  • March 21, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • May 19, 2023
  • June 18, 2023
  • July 17, 2023
  • August 16, 2023
  • September 14, 2023
  • October 14, 2023
  • November 13, 2023
  • December 12, 2023

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. 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.

Headshot of astrologer Narayana Montufar
Meet the expert: 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. She was one of Medium.com’s Authority Magazine 2020’s Strong Female Leaders and one of Vogue’s 13 Astrologers to Follow in 2021.

What is the 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. 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 says. 

Renée Watt
Mee the expert: 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" and is a cohost of the occult livestream  “Betwixt The Shadows.”

What are some new moon rituals?

According to Price, 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.

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 previously told My Imperfect Life. 

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

If you're curious what's ahead, have a look at your 2023 horoscope and uncover the luckiest zodiac sign of 2023 and the luckiest star sign in love in 2023

Danielle Valente

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, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

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 book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)