Evolutions, resolutions, desires and intentions - lets go a little deeper in 2016 - Bali Malas are a practical tool to help you get there...
The month of January is named after Janus, the Roman god of gates, doorways, bridges and passageways. He is depicted with two faces, looking towards the future and to the past. January is often a time of deep reflection and inquiry. What is behind us and what is in front of us, beginnings and endings, new and old.
Janus is the gatekeeper of all of the doors in our soul. He is aware of the endless portals of opportunities, potential and possibilities that reside there. The month of January provides the perfect time for opening to all. Imagine all these opportunities, all the possibilities, intentions and evolutions as revolving doors, continually giving us the choice of entering or exiting.
January is full of paradoxes, and just as Janus looks simulatenously to the past and the future, we can see our desire for hibernation and our curiosity to emerge this month. The new year beginning can stimulate us to inquire within about past events, these events culminating to our present day and then slowly, patiently unfolding into our future. Janus with his sharp hindsight and focused foresight can open doors of reflection and contemplation for us. He can assist us to simultaneously acknowledge the unpredictable nature of events while conducting ourselves with confidence and happiness, the certainties of the past and mystery of the future.
by Avia Venefica
Aquarius - truthful, just, curious, affectionate, imaginative - January 20 to February 18 - gemstone Garnet
The term garnet comes from the Latin granatus which means "seed-like". January is a good time to think of these seeds (goals, resolutions, evolutions) and how to plant and nurture to fruition this fall. Garnets are a reminder of the returning light, with each passing day from winter solstice forward we (northern hemisphere) begin to see the length of the light in our days, the sun lingering longer in our view. Wear garnets as a reminder of this returning light, a window into your own personal light, and the seeds you will sow this year.
Sky Mala Collections - Celestial Gemstone Limited Edition Malas- January