I’ve only noticed this the past few days on my Facebook feed but the September 30, 2016 new moon represents a notsorare Black Moon, the second new moon within the same month (September 1st and September 30th) . Blue Moons are the second full moon within the same month.
They are not very rare. The last time there was a Black Moon was in March 2014. The September Black Moon only applies to those in the Western hemisphere. Those in the Eastern hemisphere will experience it in October 30th or 31st instead.
While many pseudo-spiritual and new age websites are saying that this is about making intentions, wishes etc. I don’t get that feeling at all.
Rather, I think Black Moons are energetically in direct alignment with The Goddess/Divine Mother in whatever form you choose to venerate Her. Isis, Hathor, Sekhmet, Durga, Kali, Hecate, Pallas Athena, the Black Madonna, White Calf Buffalo Woman, Mother Mary, etc. The form I feel most close to is Sophia, Divine Wisdom.
In Gnostic lore, Sophia is the Divine Mother, that part of Creation which remains hidden, can’t be seen or heard but only sensed and felt. In Jungian terns, it is the shadow self. This Black Moon is the time to connect to the Divine Feminine. Prayer, meditation, ceremony. It is also about clearing out and cleaning up the shadow self. Those places in you where your bad habits can hang their hat.
Use the time wisely.