Moons and Eccentric Celebrations of January 2011

New Moon in Capricorn and Solar Eclipse ~ January 4th

Isn’t it a relief that January 1st rides in on a happy, buoyant Sagittarian Moon? Let’s cross our fingers and hope that’s an omen for a little luck in 2011.

On Tuesday, January 4th, the New Moon in Capricorn gives you a very strong opportunity to take action on any New Year’s Resolutions you may have made. If you didn’t make any resolutions, the pressure’s off ~ but the New Moon is still here to help you accomplish any short-term goals related to Capricorn.

Start forming your New Moon Wishes now. If you need some ideas on what types of activities are good to undertake during the Capricorn Moon, check out 12 Things to Do When the Sun Transits Capricorn. The Sun and the Moon are in cahoots to bring you closer to holding those wishes (and resolutions) in the palm of your hands.

The 4th is also a solar eclipse, so the effects of this New Moon will last throughout the year. Plan wisely, and think about what kind of legacy you’d like to leave as inspiration for your New Moon wishes.

If you need an astrological calendar for the month, Sandra and David Mosley always offer their free monthly Moon Phase calendar at Zodiacarts. When you stop by Zodiacarts, take some time to enjoy David’s article, The Astrological Significance of the Days of the Week. If you know what day of the week you were born on, you’ll find some rich symbolism in David’s article.

Full Moon in Cancer ~ January 19th

The Full Moon of January is known as the Wolf Moon, the Old Moon, and the Moon after Yule. Capricorn, the father, and Cancer, the mother, are equally partnered at this time. This is good time to reflect on the parenting you received. Was it balanced? If not, what steps have you taken to adjust the scales? What can you do to be a better father or mother to yourself?

Related Post: Full Moon in Cancer ~ Go Ask Your Mom / Go Ask Your Dad

Eccentric Celebrations

As always, there are lots of wacky “holidays” this month. Here’s one that’s sure to be fun, but put a huge dent in Capricorn’s urge to get back to work after the New Year’s weekend ~ Festival of Sleep Day on January 3rd. Hmmm. I wonder how wise it will be to celebrate that holiday. Better do it at home and not at work.

Other January oddities include Old Rock Day on January 7th, Peculiar People Day (10th), Winnie the Pooh Day (18th) celebrating A.A. Milne’s birthday, and Spouses Day on the 26th. Married or not, why not spend the day making your partner feel like the best thing in the universe?

From we learn that January is National Blood Donor Month, National Soup Month, and Hot Tea Month

Is there anything more comforting to eat on a cold January night than a bowl of homemade soup? Add the perfect hunk of bread and there’s a meal to warm not only the belly, but the heart ~ and it’s always better the next day, right?

I love tea ~ the look of the the leaves, the scents, the flavors ~ so I find National Tea Month charming. One of my gifts from Santa this year was a tea shelf for my collection. I’ll be passing along info on teas for each sign this year, with yummies to go along with them ~ and maybe a little tea reading tricks, too, just for fun.

If you have any favorite teas, let me know what they are and I’ll do my best to identify their sign(s) for you. Maybe we’ll discover some Full Moon blends, too.

13 thoughts on “Moons and Eccentric Celebrations of January 2011

  1. Loved first reading of 2011 and just hit the spot! I am a tea addict too and much as I love that first breakfast te, I have invested in several herbal and fruit teas for variety. How can I choose..I am a Libran! Both mother and father were Aquarians..same date in January but a year apart – chalk and cheese in everything! No wonder it has taken me ages to find my own way…but how blessed to see ‘both sides’! Capricorn to me is the Goat climbing up the mountain for the fresher, cleaner air and sweeter grass..but mountain paths are never straight, are they? But with the promise of something better the Gost gives its all..but to stop for a refreshing cuppa on the journey certainly makes sense! You’ve got my brain ticking nicely into gear for 2011..thank you, cj x

    1. Happy New Year, Penny! I hope your morning cup was delicious.

      What is “chalk and cheese”? I’m scratching my head over here across the pond.

  2. Sorry for the typos btw..but I have ordered a new desktop..laptops are ok, but I need a workhorse’ type of keyboard! How very Capricorn!

  3. Looking forward to 2011 and hope the moon in sag gives us a good luck beginning too. I love tea also and look forward to that info. I want to explore different teas this year. I tend to stick with store bought celestial seasonings, chamomile is a favorite. like the calm. a very happy new year to you. i so enjoy your blog.

    1. I enjoy Celestial Seasonsings teas, too, and I really love their packaging with stories and info. I am completely enamored with their Gingerbread Spice tea during the holidays.

      Another thing I like to do is buy tea from the locals when I visit a new town or go on vacation. Every time I brew a cup, I get a little nostaligic trip back to that place.

  4. Happy New Year CJ, hope 2011 is a good one for you. Looking forward to the Capricorn New Moon, it’s always the real start to the New Year for me and the best time for starting on the New Year’s resolutions. This one an Eclipse too? Even better! Have a good one. Mandi x

    1. Happy New Year, Mandi! I’m looking forward to this New Moon, too. Lots of hope wrapped up in it for a much better year than 2010.

  5. Hi CJ,
    For chalk and cheese, think apples and oranges. (Here in Canada we get a fun triad of Brit, Yank and Canuck culture – lucky us. And we drink lots of tea too!)

    1. Oh, that’s funny! Chalk and cheese are a lot different than apples and oranges. I like the Brit expression better. 🙂

  6. Oh I am sorry for slipping in that little reference to ‘chalk and cheese’..its really soooo English. As far as I know it just means two things that actually look very similar but (here I go again) the proof would be in the eating! I believe there is a time before shops and shopkeepers were carefully monitored when chalk was added to cheese to turn a bigger profit..but it was a little before my time, so just going on hearsay…LOL!

    1. We say “the proof is in the pudding.” Wonder where that comes from. I’ll have my cheese without the chalk, please, even though it is an extra dose of calcium.

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