Today is the Dark time of the Moon, the final one of this calendar year. This is a brief time when the moon is poised between the end of the last quarter and the first hint of growth.
The Dark of the Moon is considered sacred to Hecate. If you are interested in learning more about her, Theoi.com is a good place to start.
Many Pagans consider the 'null' moon phase a time of rest, recharging and reflection.
I think this particular dark time of the moon is a good time to think about things I don't wish to carry over into the new year, at least those things I can control.
I guess mostly that has to do with attitude. I could certainly be cheerful more of the time, complain less, look outside myself and get perspective.
That might be the biggest change I could make, to be an easier person to interact with.
Beginning around midday on Saturday, New Moon starts, and will continue to wax as the new calendar year begins. I will begin contemplating what I want to grow more powerful in my life for 2009.
Life has some big changes in store. Insurance has agreed to pay for my specially adapted power wheelchair. Freedom is enticing. :-} It may not solve all my troubles, but it certainly gives me more latitude in finding away around some of the obstacles.
(image is from a MOON PHASE CALENDAR hosted on Die.net)