“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
It’s January! It’s a time for easing ourselves into the energies of 2018, for resting and recharging, for planning and dreaming and for tuning in to what can support us in the year ahead.
Cards for the Month:
I’ve chosen two cards for January for you: one from Colette Baron-Reid’s The Enchanted Map and one from Steven Farmer’s Earth Magic Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.
Here is what I have received from each card:
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”
~ Albert Einstein
January brings the gift of intuition and the call to spend time on soul work – that energy of creating clarity about where we are in our lives right now, and then thinking about where we want to be, and how far we have already come.
It’s a month to ask yourself the big questions:
Am I happy?
Where to from here?
You don’t need to have the solutions yet, but the whole year will flow better if you can tune in and get clear about the position from which you are starting 2018. Don’t worry – this month supports strong psychic and spiritual connection, insights and new perspectives. What’s hidden will come to light so that you can finally stand in your current truth, whatever that might be. It’s also a month where we begin to realise just how strong and resilient we are, and how much we have already dealt with or overcome.
On a physical level January’s energies invite new healthy routines, positive changes in diet, detoxifying your body, embracing stretching and exercise, and finding new healing modalities and practitioners to support you better throughout 2018.
There is a sense of loving your body and accepting your current situation with grace, even as you may seek to improve it
The second card I’ve chosen is MOUNTAIN. It’s a card whose primary message is to remind us of our inner strength and resilience, and of the importance of caring for and grounding ourselves.
“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”
~ Anthon St. Maarten
Mountain encourages us to take the long view of life, to plan and then to take small steps towards our goals. Our crazy busy lives need to slow down. We’ll do best by simplifying everything, and by getting some quiet time to think, dream and integrate change.
All actions and decisions that give you a sense of strengthening your commitment to a goal, that strengthen your physical, emotional or financial position – all of these are well supported in January.
Don’t rush this month. Take your time. Make everything a devotional act. Slow it down and your whole life becomes a moving meditation!
Best crystals this month?
Selenite and Red Jasper
Selenite boosts intuition and all forms of spiritual connection. It will help you to connect into your guides, angels and psychic ability.
Red Jasper is a stone for mental, physical and emotional rejuvenation. Deeply grounding, it helps you connect to your heart and your truth.
Essential oils to support your journey?
I’m loving Young Living’s Clarity and Believe blends for January. Use Clarity for focus, inspiration and breakthroughs. Dab a drop on your Crown Chakra and the soles of your feet, inhale directly or add to your diffuser. Use Believe when you are doubting yourself and want to find your confidence and self-belief. It’s great to inhale directly, diffuse or add a drop to Heart Chakra and inner wrists. A few drops added to your bath make for magical self-care.
Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this month, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Bergamot for joy, gratitude and optimism. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.
Want to make the most of your year in 2018?
January is a great month to work on your plans and dreams. If you want a powerful tool to tap you in to your intuition and inner guidance, my Year of ME Planner can help you (ME stands for Manifesting Energies!). We also have a wonderful community and a year filled with webinars, resources and learning. If you’d like to join us or buy the Planner all the details are in our Store – just follow the link at the top of the page or click here.
I’ve also uploaded some recordings from our recent channelling evening, where my Guides talk about the energies of 2018 and how to navigate them in order to make your life more meaningful and satisfying. There are four files and ninety minutes of listening time all up. Want to access these resources? More details here.
Wishing you a transformative and uplifting month.
Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo