Happy New Year! Phew, I have to say I am a bit relieved that 2014 is finally over. 7 Years tend to be a trying time for me, I’m already in my head enough as it is so the heavy introspection can feel like overkill after a while! I hope you all had a fabulous 2014 and are ready for 2015!
For starters, 2015 is an 8 year. 8 is all about Karma, reaping what you’ve sown, as well as business/finance. This is a “what goes around comes around” season, so if you’ve been working hard in the previous 7 years you will begin to see the fruits of your labor ripen! If you found yourself slacking, cutting corners or over-looking cracks in the foundation, however, these flaws will come to light and beg your attention. There is always a balance in life so even if you’ve been working hard you’ll still be presented with some of these challenges. Depending on your Pinnacle Number your 9 year cycle may have had a primary focus of family/home, relationships, business affairs, letting go, self-reflection, or new beginnings. This Karmic 8 will help you smooth things out as you prepare to settle the score in 2016.
January is the first month of any year (in the Western calendar) and so with it always brings the new energy of “1”. This is our fresh start, our new beginning, our proverbial clean slate. Awfully fitting with New Year’s Day being the 1st, as well. This is the time we plant our seeds, create our outline, draw up our plans for the new year (or few years). Being that this is an 8 year, our focus ought to lie in appreciating what bounty we have. January 2015 is a 9 month: a time of letting go, transformation, and perhaps even loss. Often times this can be a positive time of purging the things we don’t need anymore in order to make room for the new. Sometimes this will manifest in the form of a great loss (a loved one, a home, or even a career) and we are left looking to pick up the pieces or fill the hole in our heart/life. I know that time can only lessen the pain of such loss, and we may be forever changed by it, but hopefully we can make use of this by appreciating the things/time/people we do have. Sometimes this is the very catalyst which will catapult you into new territory. Yes, this year starts off with a bang as we begin to move away from the energies of personal transformation from 2014.
I pulled cards for the month from Zach Wong’s Revelations Tarot: XX Judgement, VIII Strength (R), Two of Cups (R)
Reversed cards can represent the opposite energies of a card or, rather, a weakened influence as the energies of the card are entering or leaving.
2014 was our deeply introspective year in which there were many “aha” moments. Sometimes being stuck in the past is a very necessary evil as we give ourselves time to process what happened in order to heal, grow, and ultimately, move on. Over the next couple of months as we transition into the energy of the new year we can make a swift break from recent history and move towards the next chapter. Take care of yourself and use this time to cleanse the palate: purge that which is no longer useful or necessary or helpful, whether it is thought patterns, holding on to material objects or toxic people. Recently you may have become painfully aware of changes that need to be made in your life in order to be true to yourself and your calling. You can finally begin to move forward. In fact, you will spend the next two years clearing the way for the new path. It’s time to reap the bounty (the good and the bad) and tend the soil.
After the excitement of the new year settles, you may start to feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the journey before you. You may feel as though you have run out of steam and that you simply have bitten off more than you can chew. Take some time to provide some loving self-care, settle and refocus. Try writing it out. Where have you been? What has taken place over the recent years to lead you where you are now? What are you passionate about and how can you make it happen? What are your goals as you move forward? Who has helped you along the way? Who have you lost? What have you lost? And how can you begin to move forward again? Be kind to yourself.
As the month moves on it may be easy to fall into negative patterns which can put strain on relationships. Counteract this by being aware of the head-space you are in. If you feel you can’t communicate your feelings well right now, try writing them out. It’s important to let your loved ones know where you are emotionally and what your needs may be, before you get in too deep and dwell so long that it comes out in anger or resentment.
For those who have been questioning their relationship, now may be the “make or break” time. Flaws will become undeniably apparent and it may be time to walk away for good.
If you are in a committed relationship and things begin to feel “off” or distant, be aware that your partner is likely in a place of introspection and transition, too. Talk to them from a place of empathy rather than insecurity, and know that this time will be short-lived.
If you are single, this period is not the right time to begin dating as you still have some personal things to work through, but know that your time is coming!
All-in-all know that this is a month of transition, and it is clear that your life looks nothing like it did last January. You have come so far, and you have the opportunity to take it so much further!