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
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 HolidayInsights.com 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.