A new moon in Capricorn asks us to think big, not small. "This new moon is for setting goals, initiating projects, and making a serious commitment to achieving your financial and career success," wrote healer Carla Mary on her site. The Capricorn new moon asks us to dream big. What is your ideal scenario career-wise? What does financial freedom and comfort look like to you, and how can you attain it? - Nina Kahn, ...January 2019 Will Be a Goal-Oriented Month, from Bustle.com
I wonder if it might not be easier to start with a broad brush stroke as you begin to paint the new year. For example, what would you like this new year to feel like?
I would like to feel peace and experience comfort, to laugh a lot and feel the joy of spending time with my son, and to feel the gratitude that comes from knowing that I have helped people heal and connect more deeply with who they are.
I am open to other wonderful feelings, too. But those are the main ones. Peace, comfort, the joy of connection and the gratitude of doing my work in the world.
So the next step would be to consider how you might like for those feelings to come to you in specific ways. For example, when I think about the feelings of joy and connection I hope to have with my son, I think of chatting and sharing opinions, talking about what matters to him, laughing as we watch our favorite TV shows and movies, singing and dancing while we watch videos on TV, planning and preparing dinners and looking forward to what we have planned for the next day.
What do you think of or envision in response to those feelings you want to have?
My final suggestion about thinking about what you want for the new year is to practice having it & practice creating the feelings you want.
Take time each day to imagine your wishes and intentions coming true and let yourself feel it as you imagine it. And because energy attracts more of the same, if you want joy and you can imagine what that would look like, practice creating joy in other ways so that you can support the possibility of it showing up in the way you want.
This is a time to leave the past behind you, meaning that anything that bothered you in 2018 needs to be finished, something that you don't bring in to 2019 with you. A partial solar eclipse makes that even more powerful. The influence of a partial solar eclipse is very strong, and can be felt for about six months. -Jessica Booth, Bustle
I've been a healer for over 18 years now and what I have found to be true, in my healing practice, is that clients often know the change they want to make, or the dream they want to come true, and they know something is holding them back, but they don't know what.
The what is a collection of unhealed experiences and limiting beliefs about what is possible. And whatever has not been healed will go right with you into this year we're beginning.
An exercise you can do yourself is to write down the experiences from 2018 you want to release on slips of paper for each one, hold them in your hand and say silently or aloud that you are ready to let them go, and then, throw them into your fireplace or fire pit.
If you can connect them to similar experiences from the past, write them down and let them go, too.
Once that is done, meditate for a few minutes on how letting them go opens up possibilities for this new year & imagine what life will be like when they manifest. Whenever you set an intention, take a few moments each day to imagine it coming true.
And speaking of intentions, are you setting any today?
Mine are connected to the prosperity I want and are about becoming the person I want to be this year. They are both an inside job. :)
I'm wishing you the very best with any intentions you set this year!