Dark Side of the Moon

Is this just the dark phase of the moon, the part of the cycle when all light wanes and is gone, a new moon basking in the glory of the sun without tolerating our dusky shadow?  Or is it the darkness before the waxing, the building up again of the light? And how dark will we go during this renewal?  And will the stars continue to shine in the night, ever watchful and protective against total blackness?

What are your thoughts?