According to Lia Leendertz in The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2020
This moon is the time where,
With all the work, lessons and reflections under our belts, now we are in a good position to understand the direction we want to move towards. This new moon says listen to your dreams and sit down and make a wish list.
She compares it to the Rune of Berkana – Rune of growth and rebirth. Symbolised by the birch tree it speaks of new beginnings as it is the first tree to reseed itself after forest fire and as such it represents the beginning of the potential for an entire new Forest to evolve and grow.
The energy of this rune is profound and powerful, steady and consistent. One foot in front of the other.
I feel myself moving into late summer.
True night returns tomorrow .
This lunar cycle covers,
the Hajj pilgrimage. As a reminder of the day of judgement, it provides pilgrims with an opportunity of self- renewal at the end of the Muslim year
the Jewish day of mourning. Tisha B’Av regarded as the saddest day in the Jewish calendar.
And In the Celtic wheel fo the year – Lammas – festival of first of the three harvest festivals.
This moon marks the waning of summer – the seed is setting
The next new moon on 19th August- Leo new moon, big roar – seed released
The Islamic New year 1442 AH Starts from the first siting of the new moon on approximately 20th August