Definitions: (1) having never existed before; unique; (2) pure; unspoiled; (3) rejuvenated; refreshed in spirits; healthy; (4) contemporary; recent; fashionable; (5) beginning again <making a new start>

Synonyms: New applies to what is freshly made and unused, or has not been known or experienced before; fresh applies to what has not lost its qualities of newness such as liveliness, energy, and brightness; novel applies to what is not only new but strange or unprecedented; original applies to what is the first of its kind to exist.

• Scientists treat a new idea the same way that the body treats a foreign substance: it is rejected. William H. Calvin (1939-) American theoretical neurophysiologist, The River That Flows Uphill {1986}
• If anyone has Christ Jesus within, they are a new creature; old things are passing away; behold all things are becoming new. — The Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:17
• Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-born theoretical physicist

Advice: When you come up with something new, innovative, or different, do not be dismayed at the criticism you may experience (even from yourself). Expect it, anticipate it, even welcome it, for these are the fires within which your idea is purified.

Goals: New year’s resolutions often get lost in time & circumstances. They are also often to large to accomplish in a short time. Go ahead and see the bid picture. Then cut it up into manageable pieces. You cannot write that book or get trim in a week.

Symbols: 1) thirteen; 2) cherry blossoms & snowdrop flowers [new beginnings]