Thursday, January 18, 2007

Two Weeks No Smoking & A New Moon in Capricorn

Well, it's 15 days no smoking to be exact, as every second still counts :-) I've been looking forward to this New Moon, as it was during the Full Moon two weeks ago that I gave up the cigs, and decided to use this New Moon time as my first milestone. Lot's of tears and a few tantrums later, here I am. Smiling too.

The New Moon is exact around 4am GMT on the 19th January, though there's always a day or two either side when the energy is in full flow. It's happening in the late degrees of Capricorn, which means the Sun is about to change signs from Capricorn to Aquarius. This will correspond to a shift of focus of energy very soon, but as Capricorn and Aquarius share Saturn as a ruler, the essence of that planet will still be at work, and no doubt hard at work, being Saturn.

New moons indicate new phases, where we are most receptive to the qualities of the sign they take place in, and where we can set intentions using these qualities to benefit our current circumstances. Capricorn is big on commitment, on responsibility, on discipline, and on step by step progress, because this sign looks long-term, holding a plan in mind to work to, without needing to see immediate results. An instinct for timing and the patience for satisfaction through a slow unfolding of events means Capricorn energy has an edge all of its own.

So during this New Moon, in true Capricorn-style, I'm setting fresh intentions for the future, as well as marking a milestone - the first of many I hope.

13 comments:

elsa said...

GO, BABY, GO!!!!!
So proud of you!!! :-D

Barbara Palliser said...

Thanks so much Elsa!! :-)

James Wolfenstein said...

Way to go!!
But don't count time, it's a bad idea. Just put it out of your mind and move on.
And once you're done with the smoke, quit astrology ;oD

Heather said...

Elsa sent me....congrats!! And keep going, one of the hardest things but best I ever did...YOU CAN DO IT!!

katastrophe said...

Two weeks! Rock on :-D

Anonymous said...

Focus on the positive - health.

Visualize yourself as a super health freak who wouldn't dream of smoking.

Think of a very strong motivating phrase and repeat it over and over.

I have gone through 2 bouts of smoking, each for about 1 year. I didn't even find it that hard to quit. So you too can think of quitting smoking as something that is pretty easy.

Barbara Palliser said...

Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to come and say hi! it's much appreciated and makes me all the more determined to succeed. I'm thinking of positive mantras now!

Sarah-fiona said...

If anyone can do it, Barbara, YOU can! And once you've succeed the sense of accomplishment will be huge. xxx

Barbara Palliser said...

Thanks Sarah-fiona! :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It helped me to think of myself as a non-smoker, rather than a smoker that is trying to quit. This is gonna be so good for your health!

Barbara Palliser said...

yes, it's just in the past few days I have had the thought come to mind that I'm actually a non-smoker - and I'm liking that thought instead of hating it!

Twilight said...

Good job, Barbara!! Keep at it, girl!

"Anything the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve"

Twilight (Ann)

Barbara Palliser said...

That's going to be my mantra :-)