Moon Phase Calendar Astrology – 3 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions

Check these easy suggestions for 2021 Resolutions with moon phase calendar astrology.

This year the January 1 date to “start” happens at the same time as the waning moon which offers a different type of signal.

It may feel like putting the foot on the gas pedal and the brake at the same time. But, there’s hope! Read on for solutions to this riddle.

  • Jan 6 – Last Quarter Wane
  • Jan 12 – New Moon
  • Jan 28 – Full Moon
  • Jan 30 – Mercury Retrograde
Riding Moon Cycles Moon Phase Calendar Astrology Last Quarter Moon
Last Quarter Moon – Wane. Credit Image: NASA.


JAN 3. The waning gibbous moon in moon phase calendar astrology offers a time to relax while thinking evolves. It’s an excellent time to play with ideas about the big picture and how to improve it. What’s your gut feeling? If you haven’t started your resolutions yet, that’s okay with the moon cycle this year.

Finish up the activities from the intention set on December 14, 2020. If that seems like a lifetime ago, it is. We passed through the Winter Solstice gate, the holiday season, and the momentous change of an era with the Jupiter/Saturn move to Aquarius.

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The waning moon January 1-11, 2021, supports a review of what you’d like to change. Maybe it’s a habit, a relationship issue, a work procedure, or an attitude. Which one is ready to let go?

Focus on simple tasks as thinking changes.


It’s bad news and good news with moon phase calendar astrology for New Year’s Resolutions.


JAN 6 LOW. A round of expectations from the enthusiasm of the New Year might get derailed with the January 6, 2021, Last Quarter moon on Wednesday. Might be time for some soul searching. It’s part of the cycle and it’s okay.

Consider if you can let the resistance go. Be patient. You may understand the source of it, or simply decide to have a different experience for the next moon cycle and the coming year.

JAN 6-27. CAUTION. Those who are following along in the 2021 Moon Astrology Planner will see the note that says “Take special care Jan 6-27 for risk…Conditions are unclear. Tend to home fires.”

JAN 8. GOOD. There’s good news, too. A pleasant Moon sextile Sun gives a positive note on Jan 8 Friday morning.


JAN 12. GOOD. The moon cycle supports a short delay to start a vision for New Year’s Resolutions until the New Moon arrives on January 12th. Be on the lookout for a new insight to appear.


Don’t be too hard on yourself this year for major New Year’s Resolutions to get going. Mercury Retrograde starts on January 30, 2021, which will call for a review of the plans for several weeks. You may not have all the facts yet.

Plan to debug, revise, edit, and improve the initial resolutions during the retrograde weeks.

Expect this to continue until Feb 20 when Mercury goes direct. Revised plans will gain traction during March and April.


Short for “high,” the “HI dates” mean that the astrology tip is the time for a priority task, appointment, meeting, decision, or purpose. Do the most important items.

The best days this coming week to be busy with top actions are:

  • HI Jan 5 – Tuesday Moon in Libra
  • HI Jan 6 – Wednesday with caution
  • HI Jan 7 – After 12p PT, Moon in Scorpio
  • HI Jan 8 – to 6p PT

* Times listed are (PT) Pacific Time. Add 3 hours for ET.

Moon Phase: FM+5 means it is five days after the Full Moon. Moon Phase: LQ+1 means it is one day after Last Quarter.

JAN 3 – SUN    Virgo  Earth  Wane

FM+5. Plan appts and moves for Tues Jan 5, Thu Jan 7 after 12p, Fri Jan 8 AM. Smooth afternoon, dinner with pleasant moods.


JAN 4 – MON    Void Moon 130p-940p FM+6. Upsets, testy moods 11a-1p. Discovery, secret revealed with Mercury/Pluto in afternoon. Calm evening Libra Moon.


JAN 5 – TUE    Libra  Air  Wane

FM+7. Good sleep or break- fast meet with trine Jupiter 4a PT. HI day for top tasks. Tend neglected items. Easier to face mental issues.


JAN 6 – WED    Last Quarter Libra Wane

Sober moods with Mars to Taurus 2p. Aim for patient progress. Watch for 330 pm Moon square Pluto emotions. Void at 10p. Rest.


JAN 7 – THU    Scorpio  Water  Wane

LQ+1. Wait on decisions in am square Jupiter 8a, testy Moon square Uranus 12p. Then tackle top details afternoon. Feedback is useful.


JAN 8 – FRI    Scorpio  Water  Wane

LQ+2. Best business early 7a to 9a PT positive Sun/Neptune for good decisions. PM good, caution for tempers. You’ve survived, let it go.


JAN 9 – SAT      Sagittarius  Fire  Wane

LQ+3. Easy AM with helpful Venus trine Mars 8a for social or creative. Routine helps musings. Moods sober with Saturn 5p-8p. Keep busy.

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