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September: 23rd & 30th September (previous: 9th & !6th September)


23rd September: The Harvest Moon is the name given to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which will fall on 23 September 2018 in the UK. The Harvest Moon will shine in the night sky on the 24th September in 2018 (earlier than last year). The name relates to the way the moon's light helped famers. This is particularly relevant around the time of the full Harvest moon, when there's little darkness between sunset and moonrise.

16th September: The gong bath on Sunday marks the first quarter moon and this is often called a half moon because we can see exactly 50% of the moon's surface illuminated. The Moon does not radiate its own light, but its surface reflects the Sun’s rays. Half of the moon’s surface is always illuminated by direct sunlight, except during lunar eclipses when Earth casts its shadow on the Moon. .

Details of 9th September: Because the Earth, the sun, and the moon are all perfectly in line, the tides are at their highest and their lowest during both the full and new moon. Both of these moons are the most defining phases of the lunar cycle and water (the element that governs our emotions) is transformed by its energy. The full moon is all about completion and the new moon is just the beginning, always with our eternal spirit in mind.

We can see it a the new moon is a birth. As the waxing phase journeys on, the moon grows and matures until its reaches its ripest point: the full moon. The waning phase recedes the moon, turning it into a thin crescent, then dissolving it completely; the birth has become a death. Making goals, setting intention, sowing the seeds of future plans; a new moon gong bath is perfect time to set intention as it is symbolic of the second chance we are given over and over again.  

Earlier Event: August 5
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Later Event: September 30