A blessed and prosperous 2014 to all of you, my friends!
***January 1 is the day of the New Moon in Capricorn itself, and you know by now how New Moons are auspicious for new beginnings, fresh starts, and new goals to be set. If you want your hair to grow out faster, you could try having your hair cut during the New Moon too… just snippets from the edges, though, like maybe 1/2-1 inch trim.
***Meanwhile, the 2014 Chinese New Year a.k.a. the Lunar New Year, doesn’t begin until January 31. In the Chinese calendar, this is already the Lunar Year 4712, the Year of the Wood Horse.
***For Western astrologers, the start of the astrological year doesn’t happen until the vernal equinox this year on March 20, when the Sun enters Aries. Western astrologers all over the world then celebrate International Astrology Day (IAD 2014) and hold conferences and community activities around that time. San Francisco Bay Area astrologers, in particular, will gather once again for IAD 2014 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in SF on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10 am-8 pm, for a day full of speakers and a wine reception at the end of the day, with good wine generously sponsored by the business empress Esther Wang-O Lau (of Empress Investments International LLC, EmpressInvestments.com). This IAD 2014 conference is a joint effort among the National Council for Geocosmic Research-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NCGR-SFBAC) headed by Steve Pincus, the San Francisco Astrological Society (SFAS) headed by Ian Waisler, and the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN). The theme is about “Astrological Visions: Navigating the Waters of Change,” with a special emphasis on Neptune, since it’s in the early degrees of Pisces, the sign it rules. A post-conference talk by creative/avant-garde astrologer Michael Lutin is scheduled the following day at Fort Mason, and his theme will be “Weird Visions.”
***In short, a Happy New Year to all of us, regardless of when we actually celebrate it! It’s all good. Sending you healing light, love, and energy, BLES