WELCOME TO JANUARY 2014
a year of AHHH HAHHH I am finally
beginning to see what this is all about
AKA #7 year of great spiritual insight
When we say Happy New Year, we happily invoke the energy of the ancient Roman god of passage. He has two faces -- one for endings and one for beginnings. Janus, for whom January was named, was the guardian of the gateway between the past and the future. Janus (from the Latin root janua, meaning door) was honored as the guardian of the door, Sacrifices were also made in January to the goddess Fortuna for favors in the coming year. Nowadays, we make resolutions to sacrifice destructive or useless habits to make room for worthwhile and constructive activities and behaviors that will lead us to good fortune. However you choose to use this energy I wish you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR as we end 2013 and open to new FIRE (action, passion, romance, creativity, joy and fun ENERGY in 2014
January’s gemstones are the garnet and the agate -- the word garnet is derived from the Latin, granatum, which means pomegranate. Energetically the pomegranate is the fruit of love, sensuality and lushness. Garnets are a Fire or passion type of energy though they were reported to bring sleep to their wearers, and to calm a restless brain, and were said to fortify the heart of the owner. The agates metaphysical history suggests it be worn to clear emotional blockages by piercing the veil of inner levels of consciousness, and allowing remembrance of past lives. Many colors of agates are all good for grounding us into achievement and practical solutions based upon spiritual connections
Colors lucky for us all January 2014 are All of the dark shades to absorb negativity and allow us to willingly greet the new opportunities of a new year
We begin with only 2 planets asking us to reconnect to our inner feelings and what we desire (AKA Retrograde) Venus the planet of what we desire in the sign of achievement for the all Capricorn
And Jupiter the planet which has the job of teaching us, and oftentimes supersizing energy as it goes through a sign in Cancer. Those fears, and dreams and a bit of hanging back in 2013 can be credited to this planet which will shed Cancer Garb (water and feelings) to Fire (passion and action for the next 12 years on JULY 16, 2014..NOW asking not that we look at our fears, but that we RELISH our joy and open to all which delights the soul and enlivens our lives (yea yea yea )
We begin 2014 w3ith the sun and moon forming a NEW MOON Seed planting energy 1/1/2014 at 3:14am PST This new moon activates the grand trine of water, encouraging us to FEEL deeply and make some necessary choices from the sun (the now) and the moon (the past and our feelings) opposing Jupiter, rather daring to BUILD in spite of what we may fear, to look with optimism and recognize that only when we move forward are we not sliding backwards. Moving forward could be an intention, wish, prayer or dream with this new Moon, but please utilize this magical energy and overcome all doubts and fears and move into CREATION with the Capricorn sun and moon.
January 4th and 5th we have a magical wishing day with a moon in Pisces and a grand trine of water bringing wild dreams and visions if you are willing to believe what we desire can and will happen.
Challenges with the First quarter moon on the 7th ass we are 1/2 way to the first FULL moon of 2014 are much about actions in spite of fears, and moving forward from deep inner feelings and convictions. The challenge for some may be following your own inner guidance and not listening to outer opinions of others.
On the 11th Mercury the planet of ideas and communications moves into the sign of Aquarius and we become more into that inner voice and less concerned with the worldly opinions of others, more willing to share our OWN truth and on the 15th the full moon in Capricorn/Cancer again challenges us to let go of the past and those ideas which no longer are of use to us. WHO CARES what happened in the past, it is now 2014 and we are going to make it work. All great people never get it on the first try, failure is only in not attempting it again with this new years energy.
Now we are in releasing time and on the 19th as the Sun enters Aquarius The power of the breath is ultimate in the healing process, as there is no life without breath. On January 19th when the Sun changes signs from earth to air (Capricorn to AIRY Aquarius), we can consciously release the last outbreath of Solar earth and take in the first breath of Solar air. Integrating the breath with the physical expression can provide a powerful ceremonial tool. IF you are willing how about doing this? Standing facing the east, and gently breathe in and out through the mouth – deeply and rhythmically. With the first few outbreaths, release all pain, frustration, anger and imbalance from the past, seeing those energies dispersed on the wind.
With each inbreath, picture each cell, each pore being embraced by the current of healing consciousness, driven by divine wind. Feel the healing breath as it enriches and supports your life. After the first eight breath cycles, outbreaths may be used to send healing energies to others. (I believe I got this from another astrologer, Sorry, but cannot remember who to give credit to, this is not my idea but it WORKS and I do this every time the SUN enters an air sign)
Be open to differences of opinion on the 21st and 22nd and please do not go to war that week unless it is VERY important as others are challenging themselves to honor SELF and others and this is not a comfortable energy for some.
Our 2nd new moon in January 2014 is on the 30th at 1:38pm Pst at 11 degrees of Aquarius (the Sabian symbol for this new moon is Aquarius 11:During a silent hour, person receives a new inspiration which may change their life. WOW, doesn't that say it all about January 2014.
On the 31st Venus moves Direct and things begin to move to assist you to decide exactly what you do desire, and Mercury moves to Pisces helping you connect to visions, dreams and hopefully believe what you desire is possible, and this is the CHINESE NEW YEAR as we enter the year of the HORSE: as we all get to now use the Horse attributes nomatter what our personal Chinese zodiac is
Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in horse years are cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, witty, talented and good with their hands.
So we end at the beginning with a new moon and a another new moon if you count Chinese new year, 3 new energies for this month. Blessings and love to you all and please visit my website for more daily astrology information