Thursday, 14 January 2010

Your New Year Resolutions Start Here

I always think that the New Year starts for real at the time of the Capricorn New Moon in mid January. Forget January 1st and your pleas to quit drinking for good, go to the gym five times a week and lost 20 pounds by March. By mid Jan we can see how unrealistic most of this is, but instead of giving up, use the energies of this sensible New Moon to make realistic plans with achievable goals.

This particular New Moon on 15th January is helped by the fact that Mercury, also in Capricorn, turns direct on the same day, after being Retrograde since December 26th. A great time, therefore, for a positive turnaround in your mindset and for renewed mental resolve.

But wait, there’s more, because this New Moon is also an Eclipse, which significantly adds to its potency.

The chart for this Eclipse, which features a very prominent Venus and comes just after Saturn turns retrograde, reflects that fact that many of us are looking for a fresh start in the way we relate to others. It also prompts us to yet again to look at our finances, in particular the balance between our spending and our earnings. I mean who doesn’t take a sharp intake of breath when the January bills roll in? The relationship of money and material possessions to our self esteem might also be worth pondering.

I also think that this is a good time to review our attitude and relationship to feminine attributes and energies. Finding ways to embrace our inner goddess, whether we are male or female, will help us, I feel, to keep ourselves in balance with the universe in the challenging months to come.

To read more about all this, see my full interpretation of the Eclipse chart and its themes in my Capricorn Solar Eclipse blog, which also contains links to other helpful resources.

Good luck everyone!


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