Moon Calendar 2023: Mark your diary for all the Full Moons, New Moons, Eclipses, and more

When is the next Full Moon you ask? Check out our Moon Calendar 2023 for Full Moons, New Moons, Eclipses, and what they may bring

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Keeping up to date with the Moon Calendar 2023 is an absolute must for astrology buffs and even if looking to the stars isn't your thing - the lunar cycle is a brilliant way to take pause and reflect.

Compared to scarier dates in the astrological calendar - Mercury retrograde 2023 we're looking at you - there's something very grounding about the Moon calendar 2023. After all, your Moon sign is an indicator, in your astrology birth chart, of your deepest desires and needs.

Since ancient times, many cultures have looked to the Moon for spiritual guidance - seeing it almost as a deity in the sky. Many still believe that the lunar cycle can affect moods and how people behave - often with a more negative connotation.

There are even some who firmly believe that finding their moon phase soulmate is the key to a perfect romantic partnership.

In this guide, you'll see when each New Moon and Full Moon falls and under which sign. You'll learn the difference between a New Moon and a Full Moon so you can ready yourself for your Full Moon rituals and get those supercharged manifestations prepared for New Moons too.

When is the next Full Moon?

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  • Full Moon: Friday, January 6, 2023 in Cancer.
  • New Moon: Saturday, January 21, 2023 in Aquarius.

Kicking the year off with some hectic energy the Full Moon January 2023 comes alongside Mercury retrograde 2023 no less, which means that our inner thoughts pull us into the past while our outer drive is trying to propel us into the future. 

The New Moon January 2023 hits us with all that  Aquarius season 2023 energy and the added bonus of troublesome planets going direct. It tells us that the cosmos is currently conspiring with us to make our manifestations real but only if we are willing to commit our thoughts, beliefs, and actions in alignment with what we are verbalizing that we want.  

As well as that, this New Moon heralds Chinese New Year, one of the most widely enjoyed celebrations on the planet.


  • Full Moon: Sunday, February 5, 2023 in Leo.
  • New Moon: Monday, February 20, 2023 in Pisces.

The Full Moon February 2023 in Leo lights up major relationship drama for some signs, so this is a time to prepare for the unexpected.

Pisces season 2023 kicks off and is here to nourish your soul, activate your imagination, and connect you to the metaphysical potential in your life. 

Enter the Pisces New Moon February 2023 which is here to grab that magic by the horns, face your fears, and do it anyway!


  • Full Moon: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 in Virgo.
  • New Moon: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in Aries.

The Full Moon March 2023 in Virgo sets the stage for major change. Yes, Pisces season 2023 is coming in hot.

The New Moon March 2023 in Aries brings the fresh start you’ve been waiting for all year, as Pisces season 2023 shudders to an end. Say hello to Aries season 2023Spring Equinox 2023, and new beginnings for all.


  • Full Moon: Thursday, April 6, 2023 in Libra.
  • New Moon: Thursday, April 20, 2023 in Aries.
  • Solar Eclipse: Thursday, April 20, 2023 in Aries.

The Full Moon April 2023 in Libra wakes up your inner love goddess, but some signs will feel it more than others. Luckily for us, with a keen emphasis on the word luck, the stars are giving us a bit of a reprieve during this very pleasant, but no less powerful, date in the Moon calendar 2023. Say hello to Aries season 2023 energy, am I right?

After this, the New Moon April 2023, the second Aries New Moon of the year, coincides with eclipse season - so you'd better be prepared for one hell of a ride. Yes, the solar eclipse April 2023 adds an extra layer of spice as Taurus season 2023 kicks off, and did we mention this all happens around the time Mercury retrograde April 2023 begins too? Yeah, maybe have a peep at your tarotscope April 2023 for a little extra guidance!


  • Full Moon: Friday, May 5, 2023 in Scorpio.
  • Lunar Eclipse: Friday, May 5, 2023 in Scorpio.
  • New Moon: Friday, May 19, 2023 in Taurus.

The Full Moon May 2023 is also a lunar eclipse and every relationship is undergoing a transformation - but are you ready for it?

After that, the New Moon May 2023 

The New Moon May 2023 is in Taurus is all about putting your trust in the Universe. Better still, it's also one of the most fertile and financially abundant New Moons of 2023.


  • Full Moon: Sunday, June 4, 2023 in Sagittarius.
  • New Moon: Sunday, June 18, 2023 in Gemini.

The Full Moon June 2023 in Sagittarius offers the personal breakthrough you’ve been waiting for.

After this, the New Moon June 2023 in Gemini kicks off the summer with thrilling spontaneity.


  • Full Moon: Monday, July 3, 2023 in Capricorn.
  • New Moon: Monday, July 21, 2023 in Cancer.


  • Full Moon: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 in Aquarius.
  • New Moon: Wednesday,16, 2023 in Leo.
  • Full Moon: Thursday 31, 2023, in Pisces.


  • New Moon: Friday, September 15, 2023 in Virgo.
  • Full Moon: Friday, September 29, 2023 in Aries.


  • New Moon: Saturday, October 14 in Libra.
  • Solar Eclipse: Saturday, October 14 in Libra.
  • Full Moon: Saturday, October 28 in Taurus.
  • Lunar Eclipse: Saturday, October 28 in Taurus.


  • New Moon: Monday, November 13, 2023 in Scorpio.
  • Full Moon: Monday, November 27, 2023 in Gemini.


  • New Moon: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 in Sagittarius.
  • Full Moon: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 in Cancer.

What's the difference between a Full Moon and a New Moon?

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From a scientific perspective, it's all about the position of the Moon, according to Royal Museums Greenwich. In the case of a New Moon, this is when it's between the Earth and the Sun in its orbit, then the back side of the Moon is being lit up and the side facing the Earth is in darkness. Conversely, the Full Moon occurs when the Moon is on the other side of the Earth compared to the Sun, with the near side of the Moon fully lit up - giving the Moon its bright, glowing appearance. 

Interestingly, many ancient cultures planted crops under the New Moon and harvested under the Full Moon and when it comes to astrology - that's a pretty good analogy.

From an astrological perspective, New Moons mark beginnings and are chances to focus on manifestations. They're an ideal time to make the practical steps you need like kicking off any new project, idea, or good habit. It's a time to get serious about writing lists and doing the work in order to help the Universe give you all the abundance you seek

Full Moons are all about harvesting the seeds planted in the New Moon. They are about completion, moving forward, taking stock, and letting go of anything hampering you in your path. 

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A fortnight may not seem like enough time to plant something in the Universe and then feast on the abundance that blooms. By looking at the Moon calendar 2023 on a grander scale, however, it makes sense. Each New Moon falls in a specific zodiac sign, then, six months later, a Full Moon occurs in that same zodiac sign.

As you'll see in your astrology birth chart, each sign carries different energies and themes - you can utilize that information to deepen your connection with the cosmos. Add in eclipses in astrology and those unique energies can be heightened even further.

So on a micro-scale, every two weeks you can stop and look at the small, manageable goals you're setting to help you along in your journey. Then, on a macro scale - you can check out how far you've come in six months.

Whatever your destination is, remember that journeys sometimes get struck by logistical challenges that cannot be avoided. Know that some things only make sense in hindsight and it's okay to reflect on misadventures - but don't let them be your focus. There's no such thing as mistakes, only lessons. Take these lessons and use them, looking forward, so they can light the way and guide you on your path.

Aoife Hanna
Junior News Editor

Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly woman&home's junior news editor and a contributing writer at Bustle, her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica and EVOKE.

Her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, yoga studio, lifting heavy weights, or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.