Daily Reading: January 24, 2021

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As the twenty-fourth day of the first month, today carries aspects of partnership, harmony, balance, unity, and stability. We may be coming together with those around us to unite ideas, insights, goals, and creations in ways that advance us. Through genuine connection and meaningful collaboration, we come together to create a synergy, a new energy that results from the unification of two ideas or aspects. We are guided to seek harmony and balance from wherever we are, and to consider how we can support those who support us, in our own unique ways. As we strengthen our connections with others, we create more meaningful, lasting bonds that allow us to carry each other. Friendships, familial connections, community, and business and creative partnerships are all indicated now. It is often true that we get out of something what we put into it.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us twelve and three. This numeric combination indicates community and celebrations, and further underscores the aspects of manifestations and attainment of goals through connections and partnerships. We may have been feeling for a while that there is something beneath the surface waiting to come through—this could be an idea or a significant breakthrough. If we are feeling it, we are ready to receive it. We can facilitate its birth by setting the intention of receiving it, then getting into the receiving mode through joy, laughter, appreciation, fun, or reaching the flow state. This can be a good excuse to call that person who always makes you laugh, and to make new connections with those who have a positive outlook. Positivity is key, as is believing that we are worthy and deserving of receiving all we desire and worthy of living our best and highest possibilities. Connection with animals is also indicated for some people today. You may find deep meaning, inner joy, and healing through spending time with animals and in nature. Meditating in nature, weather permitting, can be highly valuable. Consider making plans now for future travel, even if it is only to put pen to paper to plan it and dream it. If you could go anywhere, where would that be? Allow yourself to dream big—unfettered and free of all limitations.

Mantra: I am worthy and deserving of all I desire. I welcome my biggest dreams with an open mind and an open heart. 

Daily Reading: January 5, 2021

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As the fifth day of the first month, today brings opportunities for growth, change, and expansion. We may experience breakthroughs in areas of life where we have been stagnant, stuck, or blocked, and flashes of clarity that will bring resolution to problems long unresolved and questions long unanswered. As we are seeking greater freedom, we may be presented with options. Choices are indicated today; these may be significant or seemingly inconsequential, but all can have greater impact beyond our immediate understanding. 

Even the smallest stone dropped into the water creates a ripple. That ripple can create change as it expands outward, shifting the sands and moving the things in its path. When making choices, we are encouraged to pause and reflect to consider the response that is right and best for us. When we make the choices for ourselves that are aligned to our own highest good, rather than what we think others want us to choose or what may benefit others, we are acting in accordance with our own truth and authenticity. This is different from making choices on behalf of others who cannot do so of their own accord.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, and two. We are asked to monitor our thoughts to ensure we stay focused on the positive, and always reach for the highest and best possible outcomes when thinking of ourselves, our future, and any outcomes we may see for ourselves. We are guided to cease thinking that does not serve our highest good, including the imagining of worst-case scenarios, instead turning those around to best-case scenarios. When we only allow room for what is for our highest good to enter our lives, we are influencing the energies around us and the outcomes in ways that benefit us. Making this a practice can be life-changing on all levels, and can positively impact our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Mantra: I attune to my intuition and receive my highest guidance to make the choices that are right for me. I allow improvements to enter my life on every level, in accordance with my highest good.

Healing and Eclipses: Finding the Light Within

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This has been a busy year for planet Earth, and the solar system has been just as active. The planetary activity will have brought us a total of six eclipses—two solar and four lunar—by the close of 2020. The November 30 eclipse is a partial lunar eclipse, and the final eclipse of the year—a total solar eclipse—occurs on December 14. This year being heavier on the lunar side gives weight to our internal landscape. If you are not already on the healing journey, the universe could have plans for you.

The moon is associated with the feminine, the subconscious mind, and with our inner world. When the moon becomes full on November 30, it will be partially obscured by the shadow of the Earth. The moon’s magnetic pull informs the tides, and as our bodies contain so much water, we are affected as well. November’s full moon is in Gemini, whose symbol is the twins. This aspect of duality shines a light on partnership, and is echoed in the aspects of darkness and light. This lunar eclipse is focused on the connection between the human self and the higher self, or the physical self and the spirit. Because it is a partial or penumbral eclipse, the energies are somewhat lessened.

When we start to tune into our often complex interior world, we have the opportunity to gain infinite clarity and increased self-awareness. We are also afforded a chance to heal and release emotional weight and any baggage we have been carrying. We can set down unnecessary burdens and clear energies that do not serve us simply by setting the intention of doing so. The Gemini influence may ask us to consider our relationship with ourselves and with our spirituality. We may find ourselves objectively examining aspects of our lives and our ways of living, thinking, and being that we have not consciously considered before or that we have not explored in a long time. We may begin questioning our choices and habits of thought as we see better ways of thinking and being that not only serve our highest good, but that can advance us further along on our path.

We are guided to look within and think of ways we can improve on all levels. We always benefit by being aware of our thoughts and thinking positively. Because we create our own reality, every thought matters. We can always guide our thoughts toward something better, stepping up or improving every thought with a better and more positive one, much like we would climb a staircase one step at a time. This is a way of healing; it is healing through self-awareness. We are being asked at this time to shine a light on our mental landscape and see where we can shift from the negative to the positive. Where are we doing ourselves a disservice with negative thinking? How can we adopt a growth mindset? How can we see ourselves as our Source sees us? When we seek to perceive with crystal clarity and to gain in wisdom, the universe will surely answer.

Lunar eclipses create energetic resets. Symbolically and energetically, when the full moon passes through shadow and then through the other side to reveal its luminescence once again, it is like turning off a switch and then turning it back on again. Full moons are times of growth, healing, and powerful cleansing, and the eclipse amplifies those energies. Eclipses have a way of creating powerful shifts and breakthroughs in our lives. If we have been resisting change that needs to happen for our growth and improvement, the eclipse can act as a catalyst that will shake things up and create the change you have been resisting or that is for your betterment.

Solar eclipses occur on the new moon, and the December 14 eclipse will be in heady Sagittarius. During a solar eclipse, the sun is completely obscured. This period of darkness asks us to look within and encourages self-examination. We are asked to explore what isn’t working, how we want to move forward, and our goals and plans for the year ahead. This may be a time to consider where you want to be by the end of 2020, and what you want to accomplish by the end of 2021. Sagittarius brings influences of the intellect, and you may find it beneficial to consider paths to professional development, career advancement, and spiritual development. The solar eclipse may bring profound insights and understanding that can help you to advance by leaps and bounds and reach new levels of understanding.

Wherever you stood at the beginning of the year, and wherever you may be now, one thing is certain—by the end of 2020, you stand a very good chance of being a much different and more improved version of yourself. We are always on the way to somewhere, and the journey is eternal. We only have now; we only have each moment. Where we stand in every moment is a potential springboard to somewhere else. The question is, how high do you want to jump? How free do you want to be? How far will you let yourself soar?