Whether or not you embrace the new moon from the astrological perspective, Janice Spiller’s book, New Moon Astrology can help with your New Year’s Resolutions.
Spiller guides readers to write “wishes” within a 48-hour period of each new moon and charts through 2050 are included. (I schedule the ritual on my calendars.) As New Moon Astrology is organized by astrological signs, “What to wish for when the new moon is in each sign,” she says we can “…work with the natural powers of the universe to make our dreams come true!”
If you’re like me and use the last week of the “old” year and the first week in the new year to reflect on what’s working and what needs attention, you might enjoy New Moon Astrology for another purpose–as a seemingly unlimited source of affirmations to help effectuate the changes you seek.
For example, issues ruled by the recent new moon in Capricorn (December 24), included:
- future security
- handling res[opnsibility
- reaching goals
- management skills
- authority figures and
- releasing controlling tendencies
For each area a sign rules, Spiller offers subtopics like these listed for "reaching goals:"
- Defining goals
- Using opportunities
- Hard work
And sample wishes like these:
- "I want total clarity in setting appropriate goals that lead to success in the areas I desire."
- "I want to easily find myself recognizing and utilizing opportunities when they arise."
- "I want to easily attract, recognize, and find myself successfully pursuing the right career for me!"
If the issues we want to improve are different from those addressed by a particular new moon, there's a section called "Ongoing wishes" alphabetized by topic.
What if the concern is mitigating karma? That's actually a chapter! Spiller explains that
To get what we want in the outer world, and experience the resulting satisfaction and personal growth, these inner blockages to success must be released....surrendering these tendencies for removal during an Astrological Power Period--either on New moon Power Days or during the Grandaddy Power period--can often initiate the easiest of healings (136).
Another way someone not interested in astrology could use New Moon Astrology to effect changes is simply to increase their understanding of what it takes to fulfill a New Year's Resolution like "Broaden my social circle." For example, "Wishes to Improve Friendship Skills" includes this one: "I want to begin listening to others in a way that establishes a natural feeling of friendship with them."
"Wishes" can strengthen a list of goals by adding appropriate action steps, to actualize them. Finally, I like to use them as "walking mantras" when I stretch my legs several miles a day along the river trail, because one of the most potent times for using affirmations is during exercise.
Till next time, I'll be Skating Thru the last days of my New Year's Resolution ritual, selecting wishes/affirmations for a power start on my new year. How about you?
[You have my permission to share in it's entirety as long as you cite the source: Dr. Pam Young's blog, http://skatingthru2012.com, January 4, 2012. Blessings!]