Moon rituals are an ancient and sacred practice. The earliest civilizations relied on the moon to track time. Entire calendar systems were created based on the phases of the moon. In fact, the cycle of the moon’s waxing and waning gave rise to our modern-day month, since that is the length of time it takes to go from New Moon to Full Moon and back again. The lunar cycle depends on where the moon is in relation to the sun and begins with the New Moon, when the moon hangs between the earth and the sun and is invisible to the human eye. As the moon continues to orbit around the earth, it goes into a waxing phase until it reaches a Full Moon. After the Full Moon, the moon begins to wane until it starts all over again with the New Moon. While the New Moon is a time to set intentions for the future, the Full Moon represents completion, when the seeds of intention you planted during the new moon begin to bloom. The Full Moon is a time to celebrate your growth and acknowledge the progress you have made (Farmer's Almanac). It is also the time to be grateful for all the good in your life, surrendering everything else to Divine Timing.
Developing a meditation practice around the New Moon and Full Moon is highly recommended as 2020 comes to an end.
To help you accomplish this, here are the dates for the remainder of 2020
October: Full Moon – October 31st
November: New Moon – November 15th
Full Moon – November 30th
December: New Moon – December 14th
Full Moon - December 29th
Remember set your intentions during your New Moon meditation and offer gratitude for all that is during your Full Moon meditation.