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by Karen M. Winkelman Friday, January 9, 2015

Hand holding seedling with words January new begginings and possibilitiesHappy New Year…

and happy new cycle!

January is a 1 vibration and starts a new cycle into a 8 vibration year.

For 2015 we move from the 7 vibration of logic and intuition, spiritual growth and deeper understanding to the 8 vibration of abundance, power, money...

January fuels this new cycle with the powerful energy of the 1 vibration.

The number 1 is about Individuality, New Beginnings Leadership, Creativity, Ideas, Inventions, Organization, Independence, Self-focused, Possibilities, Opening, and Initiation

The 1 vibration is a great time to start or explore something new.

1 is the number of beginnings and it is ripe with creative energy wanting to be expressed.

With the material mastery number 8 in play all year this new cycle may be prodding you to launch a business or grow in your career, create a legacy, deal with financial matters, and be recognized for your contribution.

The Earth sign, Capricorn, will be working with the 1 vibration for most of the month.

This means you might be feeling more ambitious than usual. You might want to go for a new job or ask for a raise.

Rather than shoot from the hip (which the 1 vibration often does) Capricorn will be urging you to take a more practical approach with less risk and to have everything planned out as best as possible… along with a contingency plan!

You may feel like you can tackle anything right now, since the 1 brings in a wave of confidence.

Still check in with your heart and Spirit (higher guuidance)

so ego doesn’t lead you down a bumpy road.

Ego is the shadow for both 8 and 1 vibrations, so you may find your ego acting out this month, or the egos of others… and it may show up as having a fragile ego too.

girl letting go of balloons, let go of the need to controlYou may also find yourself wanting to control things more than usual… especially since we are dealing with the 8 energy all month.

The 8 and 1 can both be control freaks and be in their head a lot.

Both the 1 vibration and the 8 have a tendency to think they know what’s best…

...the best way to do something… or what is best for someone else.

When you find yourself wanting to control the world around you or pushing to make something happen, you are in your ego.


Simply be aware of this and shift to your heart space.

Stop, take a breath, put your hand on your heart

and take 3 deep breaths to return you to center.

From there you can decide whether your actions are aligned with what you truly wish to create.

Allow the ideas and creativity to flow to you and trust your intuitive guidance.

We have a Full moon on January 4th, so that is an ideal day to let go of anything from 2014 that you don’t want to drag with you into 2015.


Mercury Retrograde Alert

Our first Mercury retrograde begins on Jan 21st and ends on Feb 11.

This means that much of January will be in the shadow of the retrograde.

So although you have lovely creative energy thanks to the 1 vibration, it may serve you better to create or begin or launch something you had planned or wanted to do.

Mercury retro favors things from the past rather than new things.

And back up you computers and be extra careful with communications!

On the 20th we’ll move into the innovative air sign of Aquarius.

A perfect mate for the 1 vibration of January. You might be inspired to explore some new technology (gadget, software program, app, computer, etc.), or want to learn how to improve how you use the technology you already have.

You may also find yourself living in your head more towards the end of the month. You may have grand ideas… but will you take action?

We also have a New moon on January 20, the day before Mercury goes retrograde!

Usually new moons are magic for creating something new…

use this new moon to create something new based on something you put on hold or wanted to do but never got around to it.

For January, use this powerful new beginnings energy to set the tone for your year.

Here are the aspects for both the Light and Shadow sides of the 1 vibration in case you are interested. If you find yourself in the shadow, choose something from the light side to help you shift it.

the light side of the 1the shadow side of the 1












Journal questions and things to ponder and feel into to set the tone for your year:

  • What do you want to start?

  • What new possibilities are opening up for you?

  • What new possibilities would you like to explore?

  • What do you want to create, invent, initiate?

  • What ideas have you been playing with?

  • Who do you want to be?

  • What do you want to do?

  • What do you want this year to be like for you?

  • How can you take the lead on something (personally or professionally)?

  • How might you step into more of a leader role in your work, your family, your community?

  • How can you better organize your life?

  • How can you be better organized or systematized in your work or business?

  • What improvement, ideas or innovations would help your life run more smoothly for you?

  • Where do you want to express more of your individuality, your uniqueness?

  • Where are you being stubborn?

  • What are you trying to control?

  • Where are you being demanding (of yourself and others)?

This month, focus on what you wish to create,

not only for the month but for this year.

And instead of making New Year’s Resolutions, how about a deciding on a word that will be your theme for the year.

Extra manifesting mojo tip:

Consider using the new moon this month to help you create your vision for 2015.

Write out your intentions, or write a letter to the Universe about what you wish to create for 2015.

If you are into vision boards or wanted to experiment with them but never gave yourself the time, this month is ideal for creating one.

You can make your Vision Board simple or elaborate, on a regular sheet of paper or poster size.

You can even create a Vision Playbook (a notebook, journal, or 3-ring binder) with pictures and words that capture the essence of what you wish to manifest… for a Vision Playbook, you can have a page for each area of your life.

Bottom Line

The focus this month is on you… what you want to create, how you want to be, what you would like to experience in 2015…

And since we have Mercury playing with us this month (retrograde & its shadow) this is perfect timing to launch, start or revisit something you once wanted to do. So explore ideas from the past … they may finally be ripe now to work on.

If you haven't watched my video yet about the energy of this month, I invite you do do so now. You can find it here or on my video page (use the drop down menu under the video on that page to find it).

And remember; always be KIND and GENTLE with yourself... ok!

Love & Blessings,


Oh yeah, for more insights on 2015, be sure to read part 1 of the overview (Uniting Heaven & Earth) and watch my 2015 video update too. You'll be armed with the essentials for navigating 2015.

PS. I'd love to hear your experiences on dealing with the energy of January and 2015... You can share in the comments area below!

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(note, some graphics elements are courtesy of Microsoft corporation)

Posted by Karen M. Winkelman on Friday, January 9, 2015 6:23 PM
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