There are 13 new moons in 2016, because there will be two new moons in one month. Depending on your location, this phenomenon will occur in September, in America: New Moon in Virgo, on September 1st, and New Moon in Libra, on September 30th or in October, in Europe, Asia and Africa: New Moon in Libra, on October 1st and New Moon in Scorpio on October 30th.

So, we have Black Moon on September 30th in America and on October 30th in Europe, Asia and Africa – a special time in Paganism, when every ritual and spell is more powerful than in the rest of the time.

Another important date is Mars 9th, with New Moon in Pisces and the only total solar eclipse in 2016 – visible only in Australia, Pacific and East Asia. On September 1st it will be an annular eclipse, while on Mars 23rd and September 17th penumbral solar eclipses.

New Moon Calendar in 2016

new moon calendar in 2016

January 10th: New Moon in Capricorn (Sun conjunct Moon in Capricorn)

February 8th: New Moon in Aquarius (Sun conjunct Moon in Aquarius)

Mars 9th: New Moon in Pisces (the only total solar eclipse in 2016 – visible in East Asia, Australia and Pacific) (Sun conjunct Moon in Pisces)

April 7th: New Moon in Aries (Sun conjunct Moon in Aries)

May 6th: New Moon in Taurus (Sun conjunct Moon in Taurus)

June 5th: New Moon in Gemini (Sun conjunct Moon in Gemini)

July 4th: New Moon in Cancer (Sun conjunct Moon in Cancer)

August 2nd: New Moon in Leo (Sun conjunct Moon in Leo)

September 1st: New Moon in Virgo (Sun conjunct Moon in Virgo)

October 1st (or September 30th, in America): New Moon in Libra (Sun conjunct Moon in Libra)

October 30th: New Moon in Scorpio (Sun conjunct Moon in Scorpio)

November 29th: New Moon in Sagittarius (Sun conjunct Moon in Sagittarius)

December 29th: New Moon in Capricorn (Sun conjunct Moon in Capricorn)