Your Message for January 2016
Spirit guided me to this layout with six cards in two rows. The BOTTOM row shows the prediction for the beginning, middle, and end of January 2016. The TOP row shows the challenges to this energy—what we’ll all need to process as we move through each part of the month. It zig-zags!
With this month being the beginning of a new year, a new start, it’s time to try some new types of tarot horoscopes and such. If you are reading this page, it means that this reading is for you! This is the energy that’s prevailing right now for YOU in January 2016.
Christine channeled this January 2016 reading using the Morgan-Greer tarot. It’s a shift in physical perspective from the original and created by one of the greats in tarot studies, Mary K. Greer.
Beginning of January (Lower Left) – 10 of Cups
The possibility of Bliss. We’re all coming off of the glow of the holidays. It’s a time to continue to enjoy family and friends. If there are old friends or extended family you haven’t been in touch with, this is a good time to reach out to them. It’s also a good time to go out on the town or take active steps to find a new relationship, if you’re currently single. If you’re coupled, this is a good time to do some reflection on your strengths as a couple—what can you do to make your partner feel more appreciated and loved? Now’s the time to take action and do it.
CLUE for Beginning of January (Upper Left) – 3 of Cups
Romance, Community (two separate keywords). So, if you weren’t sure you should be concentrating on your emotional health and well-being and your relationships, this card is a clue to do just that. It’s a time to reach out to your community, to start making new friends if you want them. It’s a reminder that we are emotionally fed by our relationships and if there’s any way to do so, do this in person or on the phone, instead of being sucked behind the walls of the internet, social media, and texting. Know that you are valued at every age and stage of life: Maiden – Mother – Wise Woman; or Youth – Warrior – Wise One.
Mid-January (Lower Middle) – Page of Pentacles
This Page will deliver you new information about your finances, job, or creative life. Maybe you’re getting ready to gather your W-2s to do your taxes, and things will suddenly come into focus. Or you’re ready to start a new creative project. The important thing here is to review the information and then make a decision about what will be your next move. Because of Mercury being in retrograde form about the 5-25th of January, your strength will be found inwards—in yourself, your body, and trusting your gut. So, take the facts, and then ask your gut what to do. Don’t rush things if you don’t have to—for example, if you plan on making a major shift in direction, wait until the end of the month.
CLUE for Mid-January (Upper Middle) – 2 of Swords
Ah, the 2 of Swords. This card shows up for Spirit to let us know that we are our own worst enemy – but we’re actually FREE. The woman with the swords is blindfolded, but she’s unbound. She’s chosen to appear bound and blind to herself–and to those around her. We get to choose to put the swords down, untie the blindfold, and go on to something new.
With Mercury in retrograde mid-January, be kind to yourself. Don’t overthink things in any part of your life. Let your guard down. It’s time to take a big, deep, breath all the way down to your belly, hold it for 5 seconds, and slowly let it go. Have all of those messy emotions and you’ll be left with a new perspective and new outlook!
End of January (Lower Right) – 7 of Pentacles
January’s cards are all leading to this point! First, we’re basking in post-holiday bliss; then we get new information about upcoming opportunities; and finally, we start seeing some positive payout! The 7 of Pentacles for 2016 is saying that we’ve paid our dues for that thing we want. It could be a response to your college applications, or an offer of a new job, or that your health is improving because of your New Year’s resolution to go on the DASH diet for your heart.
Wherever you’ve been putting your effort—you’ll start to reap successes. It might be big, or it might just be a kernel of things to come—it really depends on where you started back in 2015. But know that more good things are coming. After Mercury Retrograde ends, that last week of January will feel like dam has burst—and that hope is coming!
CLUE for End of January (Upper Right) – Page of Cups
Again, Spirit sends us the Page when we’re ready to move to a new level. We already have a Page for mid-January and here’s our second Page for the end of the month. The Page of Cups says we’ll all be at a new level of emotion and spirituality. It may feel a bit strange. That’s okay. We will be used to these changes by March or April.
Knowing what you want out of your relationships is key. What makes a good friend to you? What qualities are needed for your team to get along at work? What behaviors are acceptable and unacceptable in those around you? Your heart is overflowing, and it will be time to sift through this information. The people around you will tell you who they are through their actions and emotions. LISTEN to them.
It’s time to look at the payout you’re seeing with 7 of Pentacles and think—who do I want with me to enjoy this bounty? Who do I want with me for this new phase of life? Make sure your Tribe is one of the heart.
If you’re looking for a new relationship, you need to persevere and act on the dating information that is coming your way. (You also need to make a top 10 list of positive attributes for your partner and a list of 3 deal breakers and have it in place by January 23rd.)
If you’re partnered, make sure your partner knows that you love them. Wear your heart on your sleeve, and tell them how you feel – don’t make them have to ask, or guess. If you’re the silent type, this is a good time for one of those grand gestures—have fun!
You are in for a wild and fun ride in January 2016. Opportunities abound. While many people get caught up in the negative parts of Mercury Retrograde (January 5-25) it is a good time for self-reflection and getting in touch with your feelings. It’s a time to re-examine your beliefs and discard the beliefs you hold that you don’t want in your life anymore. It’s a good time to get rid of negativity and self-defeating beliefs, too.
You really could not ask for a better outcome this January—Spirit says that you’re deserving of a joyous personal life and that they want to give you those things you’ve been working and wishing and waiting for. So go out and get it!