These are the signs from the Universe for January 2023. If you unlock their wisdom and lean into their lessons, then you will begin to truly create the changes you wish to see manifest in your life. Make sure to also check out Capricorn Season 2022 for mini-tarot readings for each sign of the zodiac and astrology highlights, two additional keys in unlocking how to navigate the cosmos and be an active creator in your life rather than a bystander.
Tarot Card of the Month: Seven of Cups
There are several things vying for your attention and while they might appear to be equally important or of value, they are not. This month brings options and within those options are opportunities or consequences. Your ability to discern what is real vs what is fantasy or illusion will dictate whether you are left with the advancement of an opportunity or a lesson learned. As urgent as it may feel to make a decision, it is imperative that you take a step back and weigh your options based on their merits. As you proceed this month, keep in mind the following: (1) things are up in the air right now (2) you don’t have all of the information right out of the gate to make a good decision (3) you’re likely to have mixed emotions and lying eyes so don’t let them lead your decision making. Your key word for January is “discernment”; follow your intuition.
Affirmation*: I trust my inner guidance to lead me to the right choice.
Journaling prompt*: In the choice that I am facing, what does my heart say?
Healing Crystal of the Month: Rainbow Obsidian
Rainbow Obsidian is a powerful stone for transmuting, grounding, protecting, recovering from emotional wounds, and clearing emotional trauma and blockages in the emotional body. The rainbow in the darkness of the stone is a journey through the darkness to the light, the alleviating of depression and emotional turmoil with the return of optimism and hope. Rainbow Obsidian is hope for the future despite the past.
Crystal Affirmation: I am filled with joy and positive energy
Numerology of the Month: 8
Eight is a number of personal power and authority, inner strength and self reliance, confidence and consideration, discrimination and discernment, problem solving, manifestation, abundance and prosperity, karma, and female magic.
Sacred Symbol of the Month: Bell
The bell is a sacred symbol throughout the world, they ring for births, deaths, victories, celebrations, urgent warnings and so much more. We’ve all heard that when a bell rings an angel or fairy gets its wings, but why? And why are bells so significant in religion and spiritual groups? Bells are the primordial sound, the sound of God or Universal harmony. Whether gentle and faint and fierce and mighty, the tone a bell produces is a mystical happening, the communion with Spirit. The shape of a bell determines its more specific symbolism, but generally speaking, bells are a symbol of wisdom and the passive Divine Feminine. A bell is there to call you to study the Divine Law and commune between Heaven and Earth just as it does. They are also used to ward off evil and the powers of destruction, and to bring hope and healing. Bells call attention to, so ask yourself what is being called to your attention this month, and be ready to head the call. Need help? Ring a bell and call on an angel for assistance.
Angel Number of the Month: 257
Stay your course as you are moving in the right direction.
Sacred Herbs & Plants of the Month: Rye
Rye is a plant of the feminine, specifically Venus, love and fidelity. It’s use in love spells and paying homage to various female and harvest deities across pantheons like Baba Yaga, a Slavic Goddess, (See Madame Pamita’s Baba Yaga's Book of Witchcraft: Slavic Magic from the Witch of the Woods) is rather well known to magical practitioners, but its use is far more common with the average person who has no idea it’s implications. Implications that when used with intention can bring great change, for better or worse. Rye is a popular choice for making bread and beer, both of which produce serotonin, the “happy” hormone”, when consumed. Think of how many love affairs, no matter how short they may be, have begun with a beer, or dates that featured a loaf of fresh baked bread or pasta. How when we want to show our appreciation, affection or find a truce, we can be called to “break bread” with a neighbor. We’ll never know how many wars have been headed off or alliances formed over something so simple as a grass. The ancient Egyptians paid slaves with beer and bread, why is that? When one is in a state of serotonin doping, they are more agreeable and perhaps viewing the world with rose colored glasses. However, one must be careful not to over indulge or lose sight of reality in a cloud of serotonin. Similarly, rye is susceptible to Ergot, a fungus that when consumed through infected bread produces a hallucinogenic effect; this is one of the working theories regarding the Salem Witch Trials. The wisdom of rye: it can move nations to peace or war just as it can move a heart to open and be receptive, but it also can bring delusion, fantasy, and even poisoning and death if not handled carefully.
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*Tarot Card Affirmation & Journaling Prompt from Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot
*Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue
*Crystal Affirmations from Healing Crystals Oracle