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The New Moon brings a New Hope, 5 May 2019

The New Moon brings a New Hope, 5 May 2019

The moon is the closest celestial body to Earth. After the Sun, the moon is said to have the greatest effect on the natives and all the living beings on Earth, and on the Earth itself. In the state of full moon and perigee, the ocean or sea waves rise at times dangerously higher. Perigee is the moon’s status when it is closest to the Earth on its orbit around the Earth. The adult human body is about 65% water. At times the natives, fishermen, etc are cautioned to be careful at this time.

The Sun is the main source of energy, is at the right distance from Earth, and this makes life possible on Earth. The moon is related to the mind, emotion, thinking, etc of the humans on Earth. The moon is so important that it is given the status of a planet in Astrology, though it is an Earth’s natural satellite. In the ancient Indian astrology, the moon is given pivotal significance in the horoscope birth chart.

The new moon, the 1st lunar phase day, called Prathama Tithi, has certain meanings and importance in Astrology. The Sanskrit word Prathama means first. Tithi here means day or date. New moon refers to the 1st appearance of the moon after the Amavasya, meaning no moon. This Sanskrit term is used in India and Nepal. Amavasya is on the 4th of May. On the new moon, the moon appears in the shape of the thinnest light crescent at this time in the sky.

The Pratipada timings are Sunday, the 5th of May start at 4:15 am and end on Monday, the 6th of May, at 6:03 am. Please check the timings according to your geographic location.

There are numerous new moons throughout the year. New moons, of the Shukla Paksha, are generally considered more auspicious and favorable to start any new work or do an important activity or event. Shukla Paksha is the rising-waxing moon phase of the month. The new moon date is best reflected in a Hindu lunar calendar. The new moon is falling on the 5th of May.

This 5th of May new moon has the significance as it is the start of Ramzan, aka Ramadan, from the 5th of May to the 4th of June, in India. In many calendar systems in the world, the new moon is regarded as the start of the new month and often marks the beginning of new hope.

A Mantra for the moon, Lord Chandra is—

                        Om Chandraya Namah

                         चंद्राय नम:


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(Updated Date & Time :- 2019-05-03 13:03:17 )


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