The first New Moon of the year is in Capricorn. Here are the times around the world:

New Moon on January 17 (Sydney) at 27 Capricorn

New Moon Details:
SYDNEY: January 17, 1.17pm
NEW YORK: January 16, 9.17pm
LONDON: January 17, 2.17am

In another location? Click here for your time zone.

The New Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead and that goes triple at the start of the year. By getting clear on what you want, you will effectively be sending out arrows of desire that cannot help but start to manifest.

Of course you also need to work towards your dreams. For help getting started with your New Moon wishes, intentions and commitments, pick up your 100% New Moon Wishing Guide here.

Here are the top 5 things to do with a New Moon in Capricorn

◗ 1. Plan
It might be the end of the year but Capricorn is all about planning. Use this time to have a think about what you want to achieve next year. Yes, this book is all about planning and writing things down, because these are the main secrets to successful manifesting! Capricorn knows that you have to go slow and steady towards your goals, so check in and see how you’re doing with yours.

◗ 2. Be ambitious
This is also a time to be very ambitious – very definite in your goals. Think about what you want to be known for. Capricorn is no slouch: it knows that hard work is the way to long-term goal achievement. Have you been thinking too rigidly? Use the New Moon in Capricorn to promise yourself you will replace rigid thinking with mature, tempered, strategic thinking. If you crave social status or recognition for what you do, this New Moon is the time to work on advancing yours, whatever that means to you. (No judgement.)

◗ 3. Be kind
One thing to be aware of at this time is that the Capricorn energy (which liaises with the serious planet Saturn) can be rather cold. Use the season of goodwill around you now, and the New Moon in Capricorn energy, to show someone how much they mean to you. Make promises you intend to keep. Show someone you’re in it for the long haul.

◗ 4. Cede control
Avoid being controlling, though. Capricorn is a very tough sign in many ways. And like every other sign, we all have it in our chart somewhere. If you know you have a tendency to be unbending, harness the Capricorn New Moon and make a plan for how to change that. No one likes to be controlled.

◗ 5. Establish traditions
Establishing a new tradition at this time of the year is a wonderful thing to do, whether it’s related to Christmas or not. Thinking about your reputation, and working on it, is also worth doing now too. Thanking your boss, or your employees, is also recommended. These might feel like natural things to do at the end of the year, but the New Moon in Capricorn works so well with them, they’re doubly worth doing.

– From my book Moonology

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