I woke to the sound of the new Moon. It was calling me to make my intentions. There was a moment of interaction between technology, the cosmic dance of the universe and a little esoteric dreaming.
My phone alarm went off at the same time as the calendar app told me the New Moon had risen (in my neck of the woods). Now I am awake and it is time to dream, to plan and make my intentions. I have tried and often failed, to keep a moon cycle going this year. I plan on the New Moon and the ideas should begin to bear fruit on the Full Moon. The idea is good, but the flesh is so often unwilling.
I am doing my yearly review and next year preview at the moment. That is being neatly tied-up and finishing with a flourish and a couple of posts the week. The Winter Solstice will be my finishing point for that. In which case, why bother with the New Moon intentions thing?
When I looked at the date for the relevant Full Moon the calendar told me 2nd January. That is just as the Gregorian New Year gets going. In the past, I often found myself planning my New Year once my head cleared several days into it. Most diaries and journals I start rarely have an entry before the 6th.
I am using my New Moon intention as a plan, prompt and put into place. When the Full Moon comes around, I will be ready for 2018. My yearly review and preview will be sorted and the plans from that will feed into this New Moon Intention.
The New Moon intentions will be my short term implementation of my yearly review/preview. It is the first part of breaking down the big picture plan for 2018. I don’t want to get to the 3rd, 4th or 5th of January and think, okay, so what do I want to do this year. I will be building on what I have learnt in 2017 (my review) and already doing what I have planned.
Despite the Solstice, Christmas and traditional New Year celebrations, I will be ready on the 1st January.