2014 Moon Forecast: The Moons of January
By Tara Mideaker
A New Year brings the opportunity to explore new energies. In keeping with that spirit, we are beginning a new series at Healing Crystals.com that will explore the monthly phases of the Moon as it travels through the signs. We all know how intensely the Moon can effect us, but what we don't always consider is how we can use that energy to heal, to enrich and to fully realize all of the potential in our life. Here is how the Moons of January can get you started in the best possible direction for 2014...and of course the Crystals that can harness and amplify the Moon's influence.
What could be a better sign of beginnings than a New Moon on January 1st. If you want to make something happen it requires will, imagination and action....a New Moon in Capricorn is perfect for gathering this mix of energies. Practical and grounded Capricorn can give your wants and dreams a place to land and take off in a purposeful direction. If there is something that you want to see manifest in your life for 2014 but think maybe it is impossible, then you really want to take advantage of this powerful energy. Capricorn is steadfast and relentless in pursuit of its goals so add your own will and thought and you could be unstoppable. Use Chalcopyrite to envision your goal and Malachite to give you the strength and determination to know that you can make it happen.
The First Quarter on January 8th is a time to gather your resources. You have an idea of where you would like to end up so now you need to determine what you need to get you there. Sometimes it can feel as if you have more questions than answers. How will I get what I want? Where can I find what I need? Is this even possible? Look to your dreams and ideals as this Moon in Pisces will encourage you to find inspiration from within. Consider that something as simple as getting out of bed in the morning begins first in the mind before it takes hold and takes off in reality and imagine the possibilities. Sometimes the key to making things happen in reality lies in a fantasy and the Pisces Moon will help you to unlock yours and figure out how to make it work. Purple Fluorite will enhance your creativity as you begin to actively pursue what you want. Blue Lace Agate gives you the courage to ask for what you want...and get it!
The first Full Moon of 2014 is on January 16th and you want to be prepared for something extraordinary. The Full Moon is the moment of completion in the cycle. The Moon has reached its potential and so it shines brightly to be noticed in the night sky. A Full Moon in dramatic Leo, with its need for attention, is sure to bring with it some powerful energy that you want to use to finish something in your own life. Leo's influence will encourage you to make it something noticeable, something that makes it evident to everyone (including yourself!) that this is a new year and a new you. You don't need to feel pressure to completely wrap up what was begun at the New Moon. Even if you complete one part of it then you have made substantial progress. Don't forget that completion could mean that you successfully wrap something up or that you decide it isn't working and abandon it for something new. The Full Moon is about making a choice and a commitment and then moving on. Pietersite supports your growth and expansion, while Black Onyx allows you to clearly see what you have accomplished and how you can capitalize upon it.
The Last Quarter offers the opportunity for assessment. It is time to review what you have accomplished, what you have learned and recognize what you have gained before you proceed. The Last Quarter on January 24th falls on the cusp of Virgo and Libra. The Virgo energy encourages you to focus on the details of what you have worked for and accomplished. You will really appreciate the slightest effort and result of your labor. Libra allows you to see where you have achieved more balance from your recent efforts. This moment in the Moon cycle is a crucial pause that will be invaluable as the new cycle begins. Zebra Jasper offers the accolades you deserve for a job well done. Use it to feel the joy of the present and optimism for the future. Moss Agate can help you determine your next move.
Remember we are only at the beginning of a new journey...so go slow and enjoy!