The first cycle of the moon is a wonderful time to look within. It is a Yang energy phase and a fabulous time to start a project.
New beginnings are all about self-discovery and intent. The time of the emotional body, it is time to take a risk and start a new adventure. You probably feel full of hope and excitement—a huge energetic shift to focus. You cannot see the big picture (full moon), but you are sure that it will come about.
The new moon is the first sliver of the moon you see—the very beginning of the cycle. Not to be confused with the dark moon. The Dark Moon is when the moon is entirely invisible in the sky.