Take Advantage of the New Moon Friday, January 11

Marv Bondarowicz photo/The Oregonian

Marv Bondarowicz photo/The Oregonian

The darkest moon is called “new” although it’s actually “new” once we see it’s light again. But a “new moon” has come to mean when the moon is completely dark once a month, which will be tomorrow.

Tomorrow ~ Friday, January 11th at 11:45 am PST ~ is the new moon moment. But don’t be too concerned about the exact time. I consider the new moon phase to last around 3 days.

So what of the new moon? If you’re aware, you’ll notice a natural sense of going within, coming home, curling up and being quieter than usual. (Note the opposite effect when the moon is full ~ activity increases.) The night sky is at its darkest, providing the perfect environment for deep meditation and contemplation.

If you like to set goals, use the new moon phase to clarify what you’d like to see happen in your life. Make a list, draw it out, sketch it, make a collage of it, but definitely don’t let the new moon pass you by without focusing your thoughts on something you’d like to bring into your life. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t have to make goals of building an empire. Just focus your attention on what you’d like to see more of in your own world. Or perhaps an inner quality you’d like to cultivate. Long list or short ~ it doesn’t matter. Just use the energy to your benefit.

As for tomorrow’s new moon, we’ve got the practicality and no-nonsense mindset of Capricorn, the sign it will be in. It’s not a mystical or flighty moon, but serious and down-to-earth. I’m thinking of setting up a new meditation/yoga/exercise schedule as part of my manifestation list of this new moon because I want to use the practical energy to help me focus on my wellness.

So, what will you focus on bringing into your life during this moon phase? Write it down, even if on a little piece of scratch paper, and then let it go to be handled by this next moon phase. And don’t forget to allow yourself a little inward quiet time. By doing so, you’ll be in the natural flow of things.

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