New Moon Intentions vs. Reality

There’s something really wonderful about New Moon intentions. We set a goal for ourselves that fits the theme of the New Moon by its zodiac sign. Then we look at our natal chart to find out which house the New Moon will hit.

This past New Moon was in my 12th house, in Capricorn, and one of my intentions was to focus on spiritual (12th) authority (Capricorn). Let me mention that I associate spirituality with the 12th house and religion with the 9th.

I’ve certainly been given the opportunity to take a look my intentions during the past 10 days. In reality, though, my experience has been much more mundane. It does, however, fit the house that the New Moon was in.

For me, it was the 12th. Places that are signified by the 12th are hospitals, institutions, and invalids. I actually spent the past New Moon (January 11th) admitting my mother-in-law to the hospital. She was there until yesterday when she was discharged to a nursing home (institution) for all kinds of therapy. She’s 90 and has suffered a stroke. Yes, she is now essentially an invalid. My husband and I spent a good part of the day in the admission process at the nursing home, at the hospital, and removing some things from her assisted living facility ~ another institution, of sorts. We joke that it’s a sorority for old ladies since there isn’t a single male resident at the facility. Believe me, the ladies like it that way.

Xmas Peabo

Peabo in the Christmas Wreath

The New Moon opposed my Sun in the 6th. Astrology has a way of asserting itself whether we want it to or not.

Sophia Mason has a fantastic book, Forecasting with New, Full and Quarter Moon. I pulled it out for the first time in ages and read her assessment of the 12th/6th opposition. She reminded me that pets are associated with the 6th. Being a big-time animal person, did I really need reminding of that? Apparently.

Today I spent a couple hours at the vet. My bobtail cat was suddenly leaning to the right and falling over. He just kept doing it, over and over again. I’m certainly not going to let something like that go unattended, so I found myself in another hospital-like situation.

So, there you have it. Intentions vs. Reality. It would have been nice to only have to work on the intentions, but reality doesn’t always care much about intentions. Reality cares about action.

How has the New Moon played out for you so far? I’d love to hear about house events that popped up for you. We’ll be looking the Full Moon in the eye in just a few days. I do hope there are bright moon blessings in those golden rays.