The zodiacal astrology sign that the new moon occupies each month gives us insight into the specific areas of life we can focus on improving. This month’s new moon occurs on January 1, 2014 and is stationed at 10° Capricorn. The new moon marks the beginning of each monthly moon cycle and is a perfect time for contemplating and solidifying our personal goals and wishes by writing them by hand on paper, the “old-school” way. Capricorn is the sign symbolizing our goals, our ambitions, and our ability to successfully form plans and strategies so we may more effectively meet our objectives. Capricorn is the sign of discipline, focus, limits, dedication, and the achievement of goals.
This New Year’s new moon is in Capricorn, I ask myself,
ü “ What are the necessary steps I can implement so to reach my aims in the personal, financial, health, relationship, spiritual, career, educational and domestic areas of my life,”
ü “Are there places in my life I could benefit from exercising more discipline?” Eating, exercise, and study come to mind for me.
What are the areas in your life could you be governing and managing your life in a way that better aligns with where you want to be? For me, writing my goals down on paper takes them from just being thoughts that float around the mental plane, i.e. my head, into the physical material plane, down to earth, so I can see, feel, and hear them as I read them and speak them. Writing our goals is like physically planting seeds in our gardens—choosing and naming what we want to plant—tending to their growth with our attention and nurturing so we may in time, enjoy the bounty of their harvest.
Goals and sample affirmations for new moon in Capricorn.
1. I can and will exercise my maturity and authority by taking the steps necessary to achieve my goal of ___________________.
2. I choose to limit my _______________ to ___ times per week.
3. I choose to set healthy, fluid boundaries in my relationship with ________________ (person), (write out what you want the relationship to look like and what you can do to get there).
4. I choose to become more successful in _________________ area of life by doing ____________ ___ times per week. (This one works well in multiple areas of life, career, health, relationship, spiritual life, domestic/home life, learning, communication, financial, etc.)
I find it’s best to keep goals reasonable and reachable, rewriting and re-reading them often keeps me better focused and assists in their attainment.
What has worked for you?