The new moon in its original meaning of first crescent marks the beginning of the month in lunar calendars such as the Muslim calendar, and in lunisolar calendars such as the Hebrew calendar, Hindu calendars, and Buddhist calendar. But in the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the month is marked by the dark moon.
The Tibetan Master indicates that the inbreathing and outbreathing of the entity, who is the Earth, potently affects the physical plane. He states that there is a connection with this and the moon.* This connection with the moon is related to the cycles of the moon.
The time of the new moon is a time to breathe in deeply and move into a calm state of mind. In this state, you can watch your emotions come and go and not be affected by them. In this calmness, you begin to see your life more clearly; you begin to see what is possible.
Now you can tune into your Soul or Higher Self. Stay calm, and let your Higher Self give you a vision of your true purpose.
The new moon is the symbol of beginnings. This is a good time to contemplate upon your true motive. Why are you here on Earth? What did you come here to accomplish? What is your spiritual intention?
These questions tune you into the core of your being. The core of your being is in touch with the great being of the Earth. This aligns you with the dynamic vibration of purpose. One definition of purpose is a goal that you set before yourself that you desire to attain. When that purpose has an element of goodwill, it is harmonizing with the great being of the Earth.
The moon represents the form. This is a time to think about what form you want to create. If you are already involved in your purpose, you can consider whether there is anything you need to do to adjust your plan to create a better form.
You are not alone. When you tune in to your Soul’s vision, you invite the Guides of our planet, the Hierarchy of Light, into your life. They are as the Heads of a giant organization. Your Soul’s vision and purpose is a necessary part of the Organization’s plan for humanity.
When you are attuned to your Soul’s vision, you feel magnetic. You can breathe in and out and relax. There is tension, but it is spiritual tension. In spiritual tension, you keep yourself synchronized with your Soul’s vision through an act of will.
You feel magnetized because you are in harmony with the Earth. When you are in harmony with the earth, you give positivity to others. You anchor light and love and spiritual power on Earth.
At the new Moon, goals and wishes take root, as you reach out for spiritual wisdom, draw on unseen allies and open the door to magical change. New moons are symbolic of new beginnings. We all start out innocent and pure. Somewhere along the way we experience a certain amount of heartache or aggravation~part of which could be the result of our own birth experience. This perpetuates the desire or need to be healed, to feel whole again. More and more, as a society, we find ourselves searching for alternative approaches to health, wellness, childbirth-and of course, to healing. The word “month” is derived from the word “moon”.
Our human body consists of about seventy percent liquid. It is accepted by physicians that our bodily fluids flow more freely at the time of full moon. People suffering from asthma, bronchitis and even certain skin diseases, find their ailments aggravated under the influence of the moon. More than five thousand years ago, people had recognized the influence of the moon on cultivation. Farmers were very particular about the effect of the moon on their crops. They knew that certain grains and paddy would be affected if blooming took place during a full moon period. Medical science had also ascertained the different reactions of certain medicines under different facets of the moon, because of the influence of the moon on human beings.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Well, Tarpana means ‘to satisfy.’ ‘Tarpa’ comes from ‘tripti’, which means fulfillment. Your ancestors had some wishes. Fulfilling them or taking them to be fulfilled, don’t crave for anything. That is exactly what Tarpana is: remembering the people who have departed once in a year.
In Christianity and in Islam also they do this for departed souls, particularly once in a year. So in India, in the ancient days, on amavas (moonless night) they kept remembering all the ancestors and they kept the full moon day to remember all the different manifestations of the Divinity. It is not only that every amavas you have to do something, but remembering them and doing some good work in their memory is good.