The 1st Day Of January is The Best Day For A Fresh Start
The 1st day of something always feels like a clean slate! New year, first day of school, even Monday (the first day of the week). However- January 1st is a rather arbitrary day that starts the Gregorian calendar- which has been around approximately 500 years. It’s not a day that’s energetically tuned in for new beginnings!
So with this in mind- don’t feel like everything HAS to be in place on January 1. Would it be easier to track your progress if you did? Maybe! But I’m telling you- there are better ways to use time to start a new.
New Moons which are the 1st day of a lunar cycle are incredibly powerful times for new beginnings. In fact, for thousands of years people have noticed evidence that starting projects on the new moon puts the energy of growth and expansion into your endeavors- even something as simple as cutting your hair can be seen as impacted by this.
In 2023 the New Moon comes 9 years before New Year’s Day on December 23rd! The 1st New Moon of 2023 will occur on January 21st. Either of these will be wonderful days to truly put your new intentions into motion! My recommendation as an astrologer is to get your vision rolling in December, and then work on it internally, developing a plan that you can put into place on January 21st.
A Bad Start Means You’re Doomed
Never let a bad start make you throw in the towel, or feel your chances of success are done for! A stroke of bad luck or challenge can come into our life at any time- and it’s never an omen that the entire year will be doomed.
If for whatever reason the start to 2023 is feeling less than ideal- maybe you’re not with your loved ones, your health is suffering, your struggling financial, your plans are just not falling into place, etc.- do not give up. If anything, your chances of finding strength and resilience are way more likely to kick in- and those two virtues can take anyone far.
Hang in there through the hardship, and remember that this part is temporary.