So the moon is now going to be entering the Aquarius constellation, and the year is officially off and running. Somehow January has come and gone (though it seemed like a long month at times, it also seemed incredibly short as well). So the new moon is happening either on the 3rd or 4th of February (depending on where you live in the world).

Looking at “Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles” by Yasmin Boland, there are again several things that one can do during this period:

            Detach ourselves from things that are no longer serving us.

            Be true to our selves.

            Be inventive.

            Be charitable.

            Be social.

Then I turn to see what zone (or house) the moon is moving into in regards to everything. Remember there are basically three ways to determine which house/zone the moon is in for any new/full moon: your star sign, your rising sign, and your moon sign. I usually go with my rising sign, which is Scorpio.

So this means that the moon is entering into my fourth house, or the home and family zone. So this can also be a time when one can spend cleaning (getting rid of things), possibly moving, and spending more time with family. So there are several suggestions from “Moonology” on what one can do during this time:

            Have a garage sale.

            Hug your parents.

            Sort out your photo albums/digital photo files.

            Invite friends over.

            Renovate or redecorate so you’re more comfortable at home.

            Sell your home and/or change locations, or even countries.

            Ask your grandparents about your family’s history.

So looking at the above list—I’d probably have to state that I don’t hug my parents all that often (we’re not the hugging type of family), and I don’t invite friends over often (mainly because everyone is busy and it’s easier to meet up somewhere else). Also it is now impossible to ask my grandparents about my family history as they are all deceased (though my grandfather did write a fairly detailed history probably five years or so before he passed away); I do have the letter he wrote me in high school, when I inquired about his memories of the Great Depression & serving in WWII (I might post that one of these days), and I think I also have my grandmother’s letter about growing up in the Great Depression in my storage unit). I do try to sort my digital pictures (the photo albums will have to wait until I move & I can get to them again).

So if I were to make a small list of things to try to get done this month in regards to both my fourth house (home & family) and also personal/professional development, the list will include:

            Selling back DVDs via decluttr (nice way to make a little bit of money).

            Continue working on my transition plan (getting my value list down to say five to seven, and then the daily steps that I should be taking to meet my goals).

            Reorganizing my closet & the overflowing amount of clothes (maybe set up an ebay account and sell some on there?)

I also have the goals that I’ve set for February, that compliment these goals but also are slightly different as well.