21 Jan The week ahead: January 20th through January 26th 2020:
*Strange background courtesy of my husbands ugly, weird sweater from Red Lobster. Yes, that’s a cheddar biscuit* 🤣
Welcome to weird and wonderful Aquarius season! After having so many planets in Capricorn as well as the previous season, all that grounding, goal-setting earth element has left us feeling heavy, exhausted and ready for something different. Where Capricorn is perfect at getting in there, getting your hands dirty and building something of substance, Aquarius is better suited to stepping back, looking at the whole picture, making sure all the parts are moving well together and that it works for everyone involved.
And this new moon in Aquarius on the 24th looks to be upping that energy big time. Not known for being particularly emotional (none of the air signs are), this new moon won’t be bringing the normal ups and downs, instead, it will allow you to see things from a different perspective. If you’ve been having a difficult time about what steps to take next, if you’re worried you might not be making good choices around your foundation setting, or if it’s hard to know if the people around you are helping or hindering you (Aquarius rules the 11th house, standing for community and friends), you’ll be able to better discern what’s working and what’s not. I think the biggest question around this new moon will be about where and with whom we belong.
New moons are a time where we plant seeds for future projects and manifestations; it’s a time to go within and make sure we’ve cut cords of attachment to or released what no longer works. In order to have the space needed to create and birth, we have to let go of what isn’t working. With Aquarius, it’ll be easier than normal to cut those cords of attachment–thinking with your head and your heart is going to get you further along, so look for ways you can take a step back, look at all the options on the table, and find solutions that can possibly benefit all involved 💖
So how can we work with the energy of this week? My advice is this: Work with the element of air after the new moon. Consider on Saturday or Sunday, as the energy starts building again, to write down your intentions, goals, or what you’re trying to let go of and put it somewhere you can see it everyday. You can also choose to speak your intentions or sing them, or do a meditation and call on loved ones in Spirit, guides or angels to help you with your pursuits. You can even get books on subjects you’d like to learn more about, watch documentaries, or go be a part of a group that has similar interests as what you’re trying to achieve.
Go ahead and pick a card from above (pick one, two, or all three cards–choose what you’re drawn to). The top card is the overarching theme for everyone and it’s something to keep in mind or to remember, no matter what energy shows up for you as the week goes on. The stone you see in the picture above is a herkimer diamond. The Herkimer Diamond is an “attunement stone,” useful for attuning to another person, group or environment. It is particularly beneficial to use before the “laying-on-of-stones,” or other healing situations when the practitioner and subject are not well acquainted, and is an exceptional crystal for linking people together who have to be apart. For attunement, the Herkimers should be held simultaneously as one at first, then upon parting, each person should retain one of the stones; or, a cluster may remain at one location while an individual carries a portion of that cluster on his person to connect with the energy of a group or environment. Herkimer crystal is also a valuable asset in its ability to receive and magnify the influence of other stones. It expands a small or soft energy stone, giving it the strength and effects of a much larger stone. Herkimer Diamonds have a crystal memory, accepting and retaining information which can be retrieved at a later time. They may also be programmed with thoughts of love, well-being, or healing for others to draw on. The Herkimer Diamond is extremely useful in healing environments where its clarity, brilliance and high frequency facilitates the removal of energy blocks or debris, and stimulates healing by increasing the amount of Light energy the body can utilize. It is an exceptionally strong crystal for clearing electromagnetic pollution, radioactivity, and geopathic stress, and makes an excellent environmental spray or gem elixir. Larger Herkimers, even cloudy, included ones, may be used to grid a home, healing space or bed. Herkimer is a good crystal for teachers of spirituality and alternative therapies. As a power stone in the workplace, it brings positive attention and prosperity through high achievement, and assists with research and study as it stores knowledge. It is also beneficial in stabilizing company finances. If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here.
Overarching theme: Eight of Pentacles: The Eight of Pentacles highlights the well-earned rewards that ensue from self-determination and heartfelt perseverance. The power of this key tends to show up when we’re on the brink of expanding our horizons and trying something new, or when were called to put all of our efforts into one concrete plan, devoting our focus entirely until we reach the peak of our fulfillment. This could take time, dedication, and continuous refinement along the way, and may also indicate a new discovery, task, or creative venture that could end up having an enduring presence in your life. If you’re still seeking a way to invest your efforts, think about how you can align with a long-term plan that nourishes your spirit. A time of brilliant awakening. Questions to ask yourself this week: How can I rally my efforts and dreams into one path? How can I stay strong and devoted to this task? Your mantra this week: I am strong and inventive at every turn. I seek out the adventure of my soul. Additional Meanings: Perseverance • Ingenuity • Industry • Spiritual growth.