The Lull of January

I usually have a tendency to say: wow, where did ‘that’ month go? But for some reason… with January, I don’t think I ever say that.
It’s usually – man, this month is just dragging-on! So… slow!

I know it’s because we have those brutal, cold, grey, buried-under-snow kind of January’s. I’m sure that if I was a winter-time outdoorsy, activity, kind of person – I would just be loving this month. It would be endless fun! Thus making the month seem like it went by in a flash.

No… I am not a winter-time kind of gal. Not my favorite. Spring, summer, and fall – yes, please! And to be even more specific: summer that is transitioning into fall! Just love that ‘pocket’ of time… there is something about it that feels wonderful to me. Maybe it’s the harvesting, canning things, making things… just… love it.

For many years I had kiddos heading back to school in September and that developed into another (different) ‘new year’ kind of vibe for me. When they went off to start their new-year I usually tried to do the same. Many times it was taking classes myself or starting something new. Getting into a new craft, or project, or if it was a super bountiful garden/harvest year – there was canning and having fun with recipes, etc. The difference between these two ‘new years’ tends to be: the fall is a more active and hands-on; where in January, the actual calendar new year, tends to be more mental and visual/organizing of thoughts and goals.

The winter tends to bring on that cabin-fever feeling, a little bit of hunker-down and stay inside. Even though I have projects I could be working on, I can feel a little slow at getting up the energy to do those sometimes. Not enough daylight? Probably. Burnt out from months of holidays? Maybe.

But back to January… the one thing I do like about this month – is that it is a start of a new calendar year. This, in itself, brings on new plans, dreams, aspirations and intentions for the rest of the months to follow. I find myself doing a lot of visualizing and day-dreaming about some things I’d love to see happen – or get started. Fresh vision board(s), loosely listed goals with bullet points, setting intentions to work on (or build up) a new (good/healthy) habit… there’s a lot of dreamy but organizing thoughts going on right now.

When February starts – and gets rollin’ – I feel like it’s one more month until spring! Although there are years, here, where spring doesn’t come until May (ouch! but true). So, it’s the little mental game I play with myself – to just keep ticking off the days of dead-winter until I see the grasses of spring. I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this; there’s a lot of us non-winter-types living in places maybe we shouldn’t be. 🙂 I gotta admit that lately, I find myself, dreaming of a more southern location to reside during winter time. Hmmm… maybe I should get that up on my vision board! 🙂

branch cold freezing frost
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Partial Solar Eclipse & New Moon

We are a week into the 2019 year and already getting to set some new-energies-intentions with this new moon – partial solar eclipse. The first of a few eclipses this year (Lunar too).

I mean, one can set intentions at any time but doing it for the year, with the intensity of an eclipse, is even better. 2019 is bringing us a new level of expansion with creative energy. Let’s put some jam on that bread!

I am not a new year resolution type of person. Not really. I make (or set) new intentions/goal setting throughout the year so I was never really into the January 1st thing. I do set a couple of goal, ideas, concepts for the year… but I feel they are more moldable and flexible than a ‘resolution’.

To me, the meaning of resolution is like a vow or a firm commitment. It just sounds too form-fitting to me and maybe that’s why I don’t really make them. I like to let goals and intentions have fluidity; to change and adapt if need be. The core of it sticks around but in its totality … never set in stone.

Maybe that’s why resolutions ‘fail’ for so many. It’s too strict. It’s too… old energy. We don’t need this kind-of ‘ruler slapping the hand’ mentality anymore. If the struggle is real, don’t bail and give up on it. Change it and work with it. Come at it at a different angle or perspective. There’s ways to get your goal achieved – you have to be open to let it shift around a bit for you – to eventually get you there.

I’ve learned how to be relaxed about some of my goals. Goals are intention setting – and when you ask the Universe for guidance to get you there; it might take more time than you thought, it might be a winding road. Depending on how grandiose the goal might be; remind yourself: there’s a lot of moving pieces and parts that need to come together at the right time and right place.

With this particular partial solar eclipse, and new moon, I will be doing my ‘seed planting’ thing for this amazing year we are now in. I will be setting some intentions for the year that are not only ‘goals intended’ but they will also be open to interpretation (to the Universe). Because sometimes when you think you want ‘this’ the Universe might give you ‘that’ – and it is up to you to do ‘something’ with it. That’s the flexibility I allow. I am open to receive.

I like that it’s a 3 year. 2+0+1+9 = 1+2 = 3! I love this number. It’s also my life path number (Numerology). It’s a creative, imaginative, expressive and joyful number. I feel a resonance with this year and that it will be a productive/creative one. I’ll set my intentions for it to be so!

black calendar close up composition
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Also:

If you want to know about your life path number, and want to have some fun… go do some quick math here:

https://www.numerology.com/about-numerology/life-path-number