The Moon is waning to a New Moon on Thursday, November 4th at 2:14 p.m. PT/5:14 p.m. ET. This is the time when the Moon is lost in the glare of the Sun and completely invisible. This is an amazing time that can give impetus to our development and multiplication in any sphere of our life. In this article, I will share with you everything you need to know about the November 2021 New Moon.
The New Moon In Vedic Astrology
New moons are the starting point of the monthly lunar cycle. Astrologically, a new moon is thought to bring new beginnings and fresh opportunities. This is the most auspicious phase of the moon for setting personal intentions, starting new projects, and bringing new things into your life, which is why so many people use these lunations for manifesting rituals.
In Vedic astrology, the New Moon is called Amavasya. It is the time when the Moon and the Sun line up.
According to Vedic astrology, Shukla paksha or the bright part of the lunar month begins with Amavasya, when one can count on the indulgence and benefits of the gods. It is recommended to dedicate the new moon to spiritual practices, offerings, and prayers. It is also considered a favorable period for completing previously started cases, cleaning, and charity.
Amavasya is considered the most favorable period to engage in your personal development, spend this day in meditation and prayers.
It is said that any activity related to material affairs will not bring any benefits on this day. However, any spiritual practice you engage in will multiply its benefits when performed during Amavasya. The same can be said about charity and donations that are done during Amavasya – you will be generously rewarded for your acts of kindness.
The November 2021 New Moon
The November 2021 New Moon is occurring in the lunar mansion of Swati Nakshatra. Swati nakshatra is the Rahu-ruled nakshatra that is symbolized by a polyp of coral or a sward. This nakshatra reflects the ebb and flow of all things, a reminder that the only constant is change. Swati also denotes tenacious action, literally ‘a will to conquer and survive at all costs. This nakshatra indicates sharpness and swiftness as well as conflict or violence.
Named as the ‘star of self-reliance’, Swati nakshatra is strongly connected with self-motivation and self-creation, a focal point from which to expand or strikeout. Swati is also known for the quality of independence, seeking constantly to disseminate knowledge or information as widely as possible.
The November 2021 New Moon will bring us a huge desire for innovation, independence, and freedom.
During this powerful period, we all have to be cautious in how we handle our emotions. There can be some instability in how we are feeling and communicating those emotions to the people around us. It is essential to use this new moon to go within and do some deep thinking and self-analysis about ourselves in order to understand our emotions. Swati Nakshatra offers us a great opportunity to work on ourselves to become the best version of ourselves.
Swati nakshatra can bring such health-related issues as skin ailments, inflammation of the urethra or bladder, teeth problems, kidney stones, problems with the jaw or chin.
Dos and Don’ts During November 2021 New Moon
Amavasya is one of the best days for donations. When you’re doing donations on New Moon, the beneficial effect of it is greatly enhanced, and your negative karma gets purified.
Our emotions play a very important role on the New Moon. If you are happy on this day, you will become even happier, if you are unhappy – you will become unhappier. Any of our qualities are strengthened on this day. Therefore, the New Moon is a very important time for spiritual seekers, since the effect of any puja or recited mantra becomes even stronger on this day.
Amavasya is a great time for new beginnings. This is the time to discard old habits and thoughts, all failures, and embrace the new experience that the New Moon promises us.
Favorable activities during Amavasya:
- Completing tasks
- Paying off debts
- Throwing away the old and unnecessary things
- Giving donations and gifts
- Meeting with your your parents or other family members
- Performing any spiritual practices
- House cleaning – it will help you to clean not only the space around you but also your mind
- Honoring deceased ancestors (you can just think about them or look at their pictures)
- Doing charity (you can donate anything except money)
- Tuning in to harmony and love
- Forgiving yourself and others
Unfavorable activities during Amavasya:
- Making important purchases
- Getting married
- Making important appointments
- Start training
- Making promises
- Start building a house, or enter the house
- Making final decisions
- Taking trips, business trips, travel
- Making repairs, renovations
- Appointing important meetings that can affect the execution of transactions, conduct of business, etc.
- Making money transactions (invest money, transfer large sums, borrow or lend);
Manifesting On New Moon
It’s very beneficial to use positive affirmations on New Moon. During this time, affirmations have a special power – they make your positive thoughts and intentions grow and gain strength more quickly. That is why such practices as Creating a vision board or Reiki wish box, will be particularly effective on New Moon.
Here are some examples of the high-vibe affirmations you can practice on New Moon:
- Love is my inspiration, my conversation, and my life! Peace is my natural state! Gratitude is my way of seeing and being! The face of God greets me everywhere I go!
- Every cell of my body temple celebrates health and wholeness!
- All my relationships match the high vibration of unconditional love!
- Positive thoughts revitalize my body temple!
- Abundance blesses every aspect of my life!
- I am guided, governed, and gifted by the eternal presence of Spirit within me! The high frequency of divine love resounds through all of my relationships! Excellence is encoded on my soul and evident in my expression! A consciousness of awe and wonder makes things possible in my life!
- My commitment to peace, love, and kindness raises the vibrations of the planet!
- The sweet water of appreciation bathes everything I do!
The Moon Mantra
During the New Moon, it’s beneficial to chant the Moon mantra “Om Chandraya Namaha” 108 times. This powerful mantra vibrates with the energy of the Moon. Chanting this beautiful mantra will help you see things more clearly and look beyond “illusions” to see the deeper meaning in things and the truth that lies within.
Buddha Shakyamuni Mantra
It is very beneficial to chant the Buddha Shakyamuni mantra during the New Moon. Recite “Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha” 3, 7, 21, or 108 times. When chanting the mantra, visualize how the Divine Light purifies all your subtle bodies and frees your consciousness from outdated programs.
Chanting the Buddha Shakyamuni mantra brings a change in our consciousness, helps to reach enlightenment, inspires us with new ideas, gives confidence in our abilities. Also, it relieves uncertainty and distorted perception of reality.
The Bottom Line
Every month the New Moon gives us a great opportunity to reconnect with our shadow self, cleanse, and heal. The November 2021 New Moon teaches us how to control our emotions and express ourselves harmoniously. If our emotions get out of control during this time, it can lead to conflicts and even violence. Use the days surrounding the new moon for journaling, and self-analysis. New moons are always a good time for introspection, as the darkness of the sky symbolizes a lack of outside illumination — which encourages us to seek answers and insights from within instead of from external sources. Meditation and pranayama will help you to balance your emotions and get clarity of mind.
The lunar energy can help to boost your intuition and spiritual sense of connection, which makes it great for getting in touch with your true emotions and the fears that lie beneath the surface of your life. Once you shine a light on the darker parts of yourself, you have a chance to heal and transform those things, turning them into your personal strength.