Why does the New Year begin January 1st?

January 2, 2018


Happy New Year to you!


The astronomical year begins when the Sun crosses the vernal equinox in Spring. In 2018, the vernal equinox occurs at 12:15 pm Tuesday, March 20.


The civil year relates to the winter solstice. I wrote about this in my Christmas blog. Check it out if you haven't already!


So, why don't we celebrate the New Year when the Sun moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn at the time of the winter solstice?


Both the masculine and feminine polarities are required for creation. The masculine polarity is the Sun. The feminine polarity is the Moon. The Sun is the father while the Moon is the mother.


Most people know that the Moon rules menstruation and gestation. She is the passive end of the battery while the Sun is the active. We celebrate new year when the Moon becomes fertile.


Each sign of the zodiac is ruled by a planet, but planets function differently depending on the sign through which they travel. They enjoy some signs, but become extremely uncomfortable and dysfunctional under some others. Each planet is 'exalted' under one sign of the zodiac. A planet under its sign of exaltation is in great condition.


The Moon is exalted in Taurus. Under this sign, she is at her most fertile. 


The Sun (father) is weak in winter. He requires the support of the Moon (mother).


Each sign of the zodiac is divided into three equal parts known as 'decanates'. The second decanate of Capricorn is the Taurean decanate. 


New Year heralds the arrival of the Sun into the Taurean decanate of Capricorn where the Moon is exalted. At this point, the Sun and Moon combine to create the year ahead.


I wish you the best of everything for 2018!


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Happy New Year!




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