It's January 20, and today we will experience our first new moon of 2015! Try this exercise to start working with the new moon (and the phases that follow):
Starting today with the moon in her dark phase, keep a daily journal of your activity for the month--what you do, what you eat, how you feel, and any good news (like getting a letter from a pen pal, finding money in the street, or acing a test) or bad news (urgh--a flat tire! not being able to find something you're looking for, or skipping breakfast) that comes your way. Note the phase of the moon for each day (you can get a free moon phase calendar at STARDATE.ORG). Do you see any patterns? Changes? Try it again for another moon phase. How can this information help you grow?
New moons are good for making wishes and planting the seeds of things you would like to see come to pass in the future. According to many astrologers, you'll see results from the wish you make and the work you do to make it come true at a new moon in six months time. Wish today, work and watch; by summer, how much of your dreams have been realized?
by Natalie Zaman
Moon Phase art from ClipArt Panda