Wednesday, January 01, 2014

January 1, 2014 - Super New Moon, Super New Year

By Astrologer Barbara Goldsmith

2014 starts out with a powerful Super New Moon in Capricorn making up a Grand Cross in the heavens. It's a great time for making New Year's Resolutions to restructure your life in the way that you want it.

This Super New Moon at 10 degrees of Capricorn will compel you to restructure the parts of your life that are not working for you. Old structures will be coming down, making the way for the new in your life.

Depending on where it falls in your chart will show you where you will need to make changes. e.g. your relationships, your health, your career, your home etc.

What do you want to build for yourself for the coming year?
What are your New Year's resolutions?
Look at the areas in your life where you are overworking and where you need to bring more balance into your life.
Look at the areas where you need to push yourself a bit more. Maybe you need to push through your limitations.

My life has been completely restructured for this New Year as I have moved to Greece! It all happened unexpectedly, which is typical of Uranus opposite the Sun, as I just came for a short break from the cold weather in Vienna in mid-October. Little did I know that I was going to fall in love with the magic of the country: the weather, the food, the's so special here that I decided to stay!

Now I am rebuilding my life from scratch. Starting out again. New beginnings for the New Year.

Is it easy? Heck no! Is it challenging? You bet! Having to learn a new language, needing to find accommodation, making new friends, every day is an adventure and certainly not dull. And I'm really learning the meaning of 'going with the flow.'

I spent weeks in a freezing cold apartment looking for somewhere else to live. I went to all the agents who took me to various properties, all of which felt just as cold as the one I was in. Then an agent took me to a glorious apartment that was quite new and warm! I offered the asking price and was feeling confident that I'd found a new home. Not so, someone else had beaten me to it. I was terribly disappointed, but kept on looking. As I don't read Greek, looking on the internet was quite a challenge, but I kept on trusting that there would be a perfect place for me somewhere in Athens.

In the end, I spent a couple of weeks wandering up and down the streets every day looking for private signs saying: enokiazetai (to rent in Greek). I was nearly at the point of giving up, when one day I was walking up and down the streets again and I saw a very small sign on a block of new apartments exactly where I wanted to be. I rang the number immediately and the owner said he was there now showing someone round the apartment. He invited me in to wait until he had finishing showing the other people round.

The minute I walked in, the place felt warm, welcoming and just what I was looking for! The owner was charming and spoke perfect English. I thought about it all evening and the next day I offered him his asking price and he accepted! What's more, he and his wife were so generous that they allowed me to move into the apartment without paying any rent for the first two weeks! And I didn't have to pay any agent's fees. So this showed me that if you are willing to put in the action, if you don't give up and you keep visualising what you want, then it can be yours.

This reminds me of Capricorn the goat who takes baby steps but keeps on moving towards the top of the mountain. That's what this felt like.

So I encourage you to set yourself goals and to take steps to accomplish them and don't ever give up!!

What new and exciting things are you going to do this year?

Barbara Goldsmith, professional astrologer for over 30 years, gives personal readings to clients worldwide. She has a loyal following on You Tube with her free monthly horoscopes. Also a qualified financial adviser, she brings a unique mix to the field of astrology with her intuitive astrological knowledge and her practical business experience. Her website is

Barbara is the author of Moon Cycles - In Tune with Your Moon, Astrology Made Easy - A Handy Reference Guide, The Elements - Physical and Metaphysical Astrology, and Handbook for Surviving the Global Financial Crisis.

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