The first new moon of the year is a partial solar eclipse and happens on January 6 at 1.41am GMT.
During a solar eclipse, the rays of the sun become darker because of a shadow created by the moon.
But it is only a shadow, and the light of the Sun remains intact.
We have inside us many factors to create shadows that darken the light. Fear, anger, anxiety, jealousy located deep inside us all create shadows that influence the mind. The time of solar or lunar eclipses may allow us to understand those shadows, and although it may not be easy confronting them, just understanding that those shadows are within us is helpful to self-awareness.
We create our own shadows, and if we really want, we may be able to clean up the dirt created by those shadows.
Our discrimination will then improve to make the right decisions. Om Shanti.