Every month, I’m adding new intentions/activities for my happiness project during the new moon. Feel free to play along & set your own new monthly goals!
New Moon in Capricorn Occurs on January 4th, 4:03AM EST
For many people reading this blog, Sagittarius’ free-spirited exploration last month may have helped you discover what makes you feel passionate, alive, and happy. Now the question is, how can we structure our life so that it reflects more of what’s really important to us? Capricorn New Moon suggests that it’s time to decide and act so that our important values can be realized.
Goal Setting and Action
Maybe you want to be healthier, become more successful at work, or be more peaceful inside. Whatever it is that you desire, experts agree that it definitely helps to set a concrete, achievable goal (e.g. lose x lbs, exercise x times a week, close xx deals a month, meditate x times a day, etc.)
Most of us know what feels right and important for our happiness. But frustration and even depression can result from our not taking action toward these things that really matter. Goals and action plans help us to express our values in practical terms.
The Capricorn part of our psyche does not appreciate people that are “all talk and no action,” including ourselves. This means there is a price to pay when we renege on our promise, even if it was only made to ourselves – usually in terms of lowered self esteem.
On the other hand, the same Capricorn within us loves honest effort toward worthy goals. This is perhaps the reason why we feel good about ourselves when we make New Year’s resolutions and work to keep them.
Conclusion: Decision and Action
How do we keep a goal alive, no matter what? We need to make a decision to really achieve it, and be ready to recommit even if we fail time and again. You may notice that really important goals will keep coming back in your mind every year, asking for your courage to decide again, to do and be your best.
I’ve set several goals in different areas, but the biggest one will be to recommit on my spiritual practice. If you’ve made important decisions for the coming year and want to share, please feel free to post a comment or send me emails.
(photo: stuck in customs @ flickr)