Hello lovely ones and welcome to January 2017!
A brand new year, a clean slate and the opportunity to be, do and have all that you desire.
What does Soulstrology say this first month of this sparkling new year has in store and how can each of us work with this to experience our best year yet?
As I mentioned in my Capricorn new moon post, in numerology this year ahead is a 1 year, meaning that in contrast to 2016 (which was very much about cleaning house, shedding skin, endings and purging) 2017 is all about beginnings, creativity, hope, optimism and miracles.
However, as always, we cannot sit on our bums (or butts as my lovely Yankies like to say) and expect that this year will simply deliver the goodies.
We have to create space, on both the metaphysical and physical planes, and work with the cosmos to receive the miracles available to us.
This first month of this new year may feel as though it is getting off to a sluggish start due to mercurial Mercury still in retrograde motion.
Mercury stations direct on January 8th in Sagittarius and will then move back into Capricorn as it travels through its post retrograde shadow period which finally ends on 27th January.
With the sun in goal orientated Capricorn for most of the month highlighting our ambitions, our status and what we consider success it is a great time for each of us to be thinking about this year ahead and what we truly want and how we can get it.
Although we may think what we want is obvious, it rarely is.
In my private coaching work I more often than not find that when people first come to work with me they think they want X, Y and Z and are very clear about their goals.
However when we delve deep into the work of alchemy and Soulstrology their goals often dramatically change and their lives transform in a way that they couldn’t really contemplate at the outset, yet results in them being much happier and fulfilled mind/body/soul, both spiritually and in terms of their physical/earthly life.
Soulstrology says that the seeming sluggish nature to the start of this new year is actually an incredible opportunity for each of us to sow the seeds for the year ahead and for mind/body/soul aligned soulful success.
The kind of success that fills you with genuine happiness and truly serves you.
If this new year is feeling sluggish to you, or if you feel stuck (or worse dread) about the year ahead, then do not allow this to overcome you.
Use this time to do a little naval gazing and to really think about your values and whether your goals are a true reflection of those values. Think about the kind of lifestyle you enjoy and whether the achievement of your goals will truly allow you to live the day to day life you genuinely desire.
Consider the roles you play in life and which of these roles are the most important to you. Do your goals really reflect both your values and your most cherished roles (either current or a role you wish to play in life)?
The seeds of consciousness we plant this month, the resetting of goals, the steps we take to make space both internally and externally to receive our blessings, all the work we do in the next month is setting up our year ahead.
Do not underestimate how much can happen in a year, intend to make it your best year yet!
Below are the key cosmic dates for your diary.
January 1 -19th- Sun in Capricorn
January 1-29th – Mars in Pisces
January 4th Venus moves into Pisces where she remains for rest of month
January 8th – Mercury stations direct at 28 degrees Sagittarius
January 12th – Full moon in Cancer (INTENSE, will post detailed blog on this)
January 12th – Venus and Neptune conjunction in Pisces (romantic/creative/spiritual aspect)
January 20th – Sun moves into Aquarius
January 27th – New moon in Aquarius (will write detailed blog on this)
January 27th – Mercury out of retrograde shadow (woohoo!)
January 27th – Chinese New Year (year of the Rooster)
In the meantime I am wishing you all a very happy start to 2017!