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the new moon in astrology


The moon in astrology is considered one of the most important and influential “planets" in the solar system (it’s considered a planet in astrology, but not astronomy), which shouldn’t surprise us too much. After all, it’s the planet that’s positioned closest to us here on earth, and the one that we can easily see in the skies almost every night. The moon’s constantly-shifting face has a big effect on our moods, our emotions, our energy levels, and our personal growth.

The moon represents the general depiction of ones feelings, what their instincts drive them to, and what moods are most common. Unlike most planets in astrology, the moon is visible nearly every night, making it a much more tangible astrological marker for us to track through the skies and align ourselves with. The moon also visibly changes its form from our vantage point most dramatically (its moon phases are obviously super apparent to the naked eye) and it moves through the zodiac the quickest, too — spending about two and a half days in each sign, and going through all twelve in about 28 days — which can astrologically account for our ever-changing moods and energy levels throughout any given month.

A new moon is the first phase of a new lunar cycle during which it aligns with the sun and is virtually invisible in the night sky. Because new moons take place at the very start of the moon cycle, they bring the energy of new beginnings and fresh starts. Take this as a good time to plant seeds for a new endeavour, take the first steps toward a new goal, or start manifesting something you want to bring into your life. New moons obviously bring darker nights, so they’re also considered an optimum time for quiet inner reflection, allowing you time to go inward, be more introspective, and get in touch with your goals. Equally, with new starts comes new endings because at the start of a new cycle, one has to end. Don’t be scared to close doors and choose different paths. The lunar energy at this time of the month is all about building and growing. It’s supercharged with hope, possibility, and momentum, so if you start a project or focus your energy on something new under a new moon, you’ll likely feel some extra momentum and wind in your sails as you move forward.


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Latest capture from the Hubble telescope shows a supermassive black hole casting shadows out into space! HUGE shadows, shooting across at least 36,000 light-years 🤯

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Record-Setting NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return from Space Station : NASA astronaut Christina Koch is seen outside the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, landed. (via NASA)

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Studies of both mice and humans who have traveled into space reveal that critical parts of a cell’s energy production machinery, the mitochondria, can be made dysfunctional due to changes in gravity, radiation exposure and other factors. These findings are part of an extensive research effort across many scientific disciplines to look at the health effects of travel into space.

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Mercury’s got a disproportionately large iron core. We think this is due to an impact with a smaller planetoid that happened billions of years ago, which stripped off most of its mantle. Had this not’ve happened, it would would be much larger today.

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I’m trying to decide if I should take math for machine learning & artificial intelligence (5 credit hours*) (referring to as 2215 here out). 

I was looking at that syllabus against the calc syllabi and there isn’t much overlap in the curricula, and that kind of math would theoretically help me out with my future goals (computational astrophysics being a coding heavy field).

However, I don’t know if it would be too much to take? 

I’ll be taking calculus 1 and chemistry 1, both 5 credit hours*. I’ve taken some of calc and some of chem. I had to drop calc because I was unmedicated and chem because COVID hit. So, I'll—theoretically—have a little bit of an advantage when the semester starts

I really miss being a busy, productive student. This semester I had to drop down to just one 3 CH class, Python coding, because I’ve been unmedicated (due to insurance reasons). But next semester I’ll be back on a regular medicine regimen, so I don’t anticipate too many problems. I did struggle a little in chem when I originally took it (more with lab than lecture, ya girl is not good with her hands like that), but my brother’s long-time girlfriend is a science teacher and I can reach out to her for help. I’m also not afraid to reach out to teachers and student services for help

However, all of my classes are online. Calculus doesn’t have any virtual lectures that I’d have to attend, but chem (and chem lab) does and 2215 would.

I’m also currently at a community college to save up some money before transferring to Ohio State (which is not a cheap school). And if I’m going to take classes outside of my degree program (which is currently liberal sciences, and will then be physics after next semester, and then astrophysics when I transfer, because no one has a computational astrophysics program) then I’d rather do it while it’s cheap. I dunno, but I’m thinking 2215 would also look good on applications?

So, yeah, if anyone has any advice?

*For non-US, 12 total credit hours is the minimum to be considered a full-time student, 6 credit hours is the minimum for part-time.

**Note: I have reached out to friends, my mother, and my boyfriend, and I’m waiting on a response from the teacher who teaches the class.

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