About 3.5 days before the New Moon we enter into a phase called The Dark of the Moon. This is the last phase of the lunar cycle - also called the Balsamic phase. This is when the Moon is seen as a small sliver in the sky and when her strength and ebb are at its lowest. It's also sometimes called the Old Moon.
The energy and strength of all living things correlates to this low ebb, as this is a time of retreat, pulling in, rest, meditation and regaining our strength for the upcoming new lunar cycle commencing with the New Moon in just a few days. There is no light or energy from the moon now, so nothing can take root and grow. You'll notice that the earth is quieter, and there are fewer sirens blaring and just less activity in general. Everything is in quiet mode, or is trying to be. The unconscious mind is dominant, and so we need rest and allow it to process what it needs to process and let go of. Avoid starting new projects now - at least not important ones. As an example, Brad Pitt and Angelina were together 10 years before they decided to get married, and guess what, they decided to get married on a Balsamic moon phase - the dark of the moon. It's the absolute worst time to start a marriage as there is no energy for growth. And that marriage only lasted 2 years.
We feel more introverted and our libidos are at their lowest. Human physiology and emotions are cyclic and are symbolized by the cycles of the Moon. People think they need to be on the go all the time, but that is just working against yourself. Follow your natural inclination to take a break. Get a massage, don't take on any overtime, take a long hot bath and allow yourself to rest. Our dreams are more vivid during this time as our unconscious minds are busy. If we allow ourselves to hunker down during this rest time, we emerge fresh and renewed at the New Moon, when something new bubbles up to the surface as a result of the processing we did at the Dark time.
The female menstrual cycle correlates with the Dark of the Moon - or, at least it used to before the invention of artificial lighting and when there were no electromagnetic fields interrupting our cycles. In Native American cultures it was called a woman's Moon time, and women would gather in huts and bleed into the earth. It was considered a very sacred time where women were honoured and not allowed to do any work. The menstrual cycle was, and is, a cleansing and purification of the body and the psyche, preparing for a new cycle of fertility beginning with the New Moon, and culminating with ovulation at the Full Moon.
So, for the next few days, don't push the river. This is not the time to plan a party, or any kind of event where you want exuberance. Plan a party closer to a Full Moon, when everyone's energy is at a high. Do your best to honour your body and your psyche's need for rest and contemplation, and then see what new idea bubbles up shortly after the New Moon on the 27th.