2016 is My Year of Wonderful!
Our first New Moon of 2016 is in the sign of Capricorn and arrives on the 9th at 5:31 pm PST. The sign of Capricorn is considered to be the most determined of the entire Zodiac. It is ambitious, while being conservative and practical. As we are slipping into a new year, a fresh start, and another 12 months to have adventures and figure out more about ourselves, this is the perfect moon to start us off.
The moon in Capricorn is all about long term activities, it encourages us to set a target and go after it relentlessly. Since New Moons are all about bringing into our lives what we desire, I believe we should use this moon to set the intent to have a wonderful year, laying the foundation right now with some practical items to help us recall that we are making 2016 our best year yet!
Let’s start off sitting in the light of the moon by lighting a white or yellow candle (the moon is not going to grace us this evening with her light) and idly daydreaming about what a wonderful year would look like. What do you desire to have a wonderful year? It might be improved health and fitness, financial freedom, or at least enough to ease up the stress of wondering how you are going to manage all your responsibilities. It could be a partner to share your life with, or it could be a desire to learn something new. Perhaps you have no idea about what wonderful would look like, but you get a sense of how it would feel. Your “wonderful” will be your true heart’s desire and I ask that you take the time to quiet your mind, as often our minds think we want something, when truly our hearts have a different idea all together.
Now that you have a sense of what your wonderful is going to be, ask your higher self to provide a mantra. A mantra is a simple sentence that can and should be repeated to remind us of what we are working towards. It could be “My life is abundant and all my needs are met.” “I am attracting the love I dream of and desire.” “I am fulfilled.” “I am fearless.” “I am enough.” “What is my path to happiness.” Just a simple phrase that will embody what you desire for a wonderful 2016. If you feel drawn, say the mantra before rising in the morning and last thing at night when you go to bed. Most likely you will say it faithfully for a while, then drop it, but know that if you hit a roadblock, it will be there to repeat and remind yourself that you are creating your own wonderful 2016.
One last item, a charm! What symbolizes your wonderful 2016? Again, ask your higher self to show you what charm symbolizes wonderful for you. Either search your own items or plan to purchase a small token that you can either carry with you or have in a prominent spot in your home to remind you that 2016 is going to be wonderful.
Spend as much time building the foundation with this moon as you need. Make some notes in your journal or day planner to remind you of this evenings desire, mantra and charm. As you blow out the candle say aloud “2016 is my year of wonderful. Nothing can stop me – I can only stop myself!”
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