This month brings another New Year observance– Chinese New Year on February 19th. The first two months of the year provide us with an opportunity to scope out what we want the year to bring us and how we can best go about accepting and receiving it. With the combined energies of the Western calendar year and the Chinese year, we can access our own personal power system and use it to manifest our dreams into concrete reality. Your message for this month is grouped together with cards of the same mode of energy expression. The communal spirit of the gathered energy of each mode of expression will help you commit to and dynamically support your efforts as you further immerse yourself in the powerfully manifesting energy of 2015. By combining the wisdom of this month’s message with your message from last month, you’ll find that you have all you need to make this your most magical year ever!
The first Mercury retrograde of this year began on January 21st and will end on February 11th. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for introspection and research, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions.
For all of us:
THE RULES FOR BEING HUMAN
You will receive a body. Like it or hate it, it’s the only thing you’re sure to keep the rest of your life. * You will learn lessons. You’re enrolled full time in “Life on Planet Earth” school. You’re responsible for all of your actions and inactions. As you know better, you’ll do better. * There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation. * A lesson is repeated until learned. It’s presented in various forms until you learn it, then you can go on to the next lesson. * If you don’t learn easy lessons, they get harder. External problems are a reflection of your internal state. Pain is how the Universe gets your attention. * You’ll know you’ve learned a lesson when your actions and results change. Wisdom is a result of learning from your experiences. * Others are only mirrors of you. You can’t love or hate something about another unless it reflects something you love or hate in yourself. * What you make of your life is up to you. Life provides the canvas, you do the painting. * You always get what you want. Your subconscious determines what and whom you attract. The only way to know what you want is to see what you have and don’t have. * Your answers lie within you. You know more than you’ve heard, read or been told. Just look within and listen, trust and obey. * You will forget all this. * You can remember any time you want.
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THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20), THE CHARIOT(June 21 – July 20), JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) and THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) The energy of your mode of expression is action and activity oriented. You’ll better navigate your journey through this year by consciously and conscientiously taking responsibility for furthering your emotional, spiritual and physical growth. During this year of high level creation, what you give your attention to will show you and the world what you’re energetically committed to. If you like the results of what you’re getting, keep doing what you’re doing. If you don’t like the results of your energy and actions, take a time-out, re-assess you’re the way you use your energy and what’s motivated you so far and begin the process of constructive change. Either way, you may need a Life Coach and/or support group to help you successfully manifest your most important goals this year. Your mantra for this phase is by Abraham Lincoln, “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.”
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THE EMPRESS(April 21 – May 20), THE SUN (July 21 – August 22), THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) and THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) The energy of your mode of expression is best focused in a more introspective and personal manner. 2015 can bring you to a deeper relationship with yourself, your Higher Power and others as you knowledgeably traverse the paths of enlightenment through introspection and transformation. By consciously embarking on this profound life adventure, you’ll become an adept at using your powerful gifts of intuition, empathy and passion to become the person you’ve always known you could be. Your mantra for this phase is from Martin Buber, “I do not accept any absolute formulas for living. No preconceived code can see ahead to everything that can happen in a person’s life. As we live, we grow and our beliefs change. They must change. So I think we should live with this constant discovery. We should be open to this adventure in heightened awareness of living. We should stake our whole existence on our willingness to explore and experience.”
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THE LOVERS(May 21 – June 20), THE HERMIT(August 23 – September 22), THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) and THE MOON(February 20 – March 20) The energy of your mode of expression is best utilized in the form of gathering and processing information that can then be used to help society evolve to higher levels of humanitarianism. By communicating your findings to others, you will benefit from strengthening your connections with your world. By so doing you’ll inspire and strengthen those winning aspects of yourself. Your mantra for this phase is, “Everything is energy. Your thought begins it, your emotion amplifies it and your action increases the momentum.”