While each and every person is unique, there are common threads that will touch all of us throughout the year. Psychically there is a collective consciousness, meaning that thoughts are things and that the stronger we focus our thoughts, both consciously and unconsciously, the better we help to manifest both our group destiny and our individual destiny.
Expressions of these energies are demonstrated through various disciplines. Astrology, for example, provides insight into our cosmic connections, cycles and other related forces that affect us as individuals and as a society. Psychology attempts to provide us with a framework of understanding of who we are, why we are here and most importantly the power of our thoughts and beliefs. Quantum physics illustrates how quirks (energy forms that are invisible to the naked eye) can be manipulated by thoughts and can travel in and out of walls. On a very primitive level we know that radio waves exist even if they evade our ability to perceive them through our normal senses. Hence, the underpinnings of what we perceive to be our world is nothing more then frequencies and other related energies that enable us to create our dreams, hopes and desires of who we our. The key is to utilize these energies for maximum results.
Ahh, the beginning of the year starts off in what better place for fashion and for beauty connoisseurs than in Venus, the ruler of love, money and values. In short, this planet influences our perceptions of what we find beautiful and pleasurable. But what’s even more exciting about the timeliness of this planet is that Venus is in retrograde, simply meaning that unlike the typical New Year’s resolution that peters out shortly after the first several weeks, Venus in retrograde will instead pester us into re-examining our wardrobes and the kind of image we want the world to view us as. This energy doesn’t stop here. With Venus in retrograde we will even review the comforts of our home and office to determine if we’ve created that perfect palace or secret garden.
For those with a sun sign in Taurus, which is naturally ruled by Venus, you may find yourself going crazy, by stubbornly and compulsively reviewing and re-reviewing your wardrobe, home décor and any other thing that aesthetically catches your attention. Likewise, those with their Sun in Libra, which is also ruled by Venus, will feel a sense of unrest in their closets. The need to balance dreary winter colors and still serve themselves up as a fashion plate will become more of a challenge for Libra’s when they start seeing too much of a good thing going to waist. That is, you are what you eat, Libras, so watch your waist, otherwise Lycra might become one of your staples in the near future. Meanwhile Leo’s will be sure to see things fit like a glove. Even the dullest and drabbest colors will somehow look a main event for these fashion icons. Other fire signs such as Aires will do a double take in the mirror before leaving for the day. Better to dress for success in corporate blues then to pioneer that red shirt when asking for a raise. As for Sagittarians, a word of caution, dress down day at your law office doesn’t mean wearing a shirt that says “I don’t do briefs.”
Speaking of colors, this will be a good time for a fashion emergency for practical Capricorns whose wardrobe borders too much on repetition. While earthy colors such as green or brown dominate this season, it is also a good idea to infuse your earth tones with complimentary colors such as subtle blues and reds. Geminis and Aquarians, instead of intellectualizing over the prevailing mathematical trends, will want to look at the latest issue of Papierdoll and take note of the this year’s upcoming trends in fashion. As for Cancer and Scorpio’s instinctual habit of wearing what feels good, you may want to try exchanging that muddy brown sweater for a chocolate cashmere sweater instead. Finally, Pisces, if you thought that you were flipping out before, well your really going to flip out, as you find yourself going back and forth with this wave of retro-Venusian’s influences.
At last, when spring rings in it will be a time of new beginnings. A time to reveal our true selves. Finally we will all feel like “emperors in our new clothes.” For fire signs, bright and airy colors will drape your personal runway this season. For more practical signs like Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo, it is all about texture and fabric. For thought orientated signs like Gemini, Libra and Aquarius its all about making a statement with your clothes. Literally, in this case! The cliché “freedom of thought” will look terrific on a powder blue tee and a pair of distressed looking jeans. Intuitives like Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces will find themselves enveloped in purples, blues and greens next to clean whites, which will then reflect the subtle shift of planetary consciousness and the increase in global psychic experiences.
Summer will be a time for all to jump from the frying pan right into the fire with some of the most vibrant colors and textiles imaginable.
For fire signs there are no better time to turn up the heat then now. Flamboyant reds, oranges and limes will turn any fire sign into a saucy little tomato this summer as they strut across the beach.
Earth signs will find themselves paying attention to pencil stripes and lines all of which will sharpen their image and point them into a new fashion direction.
Water signs, you will no longer remain underwater. Instead, they will find themselves under covers in the comforts of their home. Silk sheets to silk stockings will be tops on their list. Sporting a pair of comfortable blue jeans accented with a silky button down golden yellow colored blouse will make even their worst enemy take note.
Finally, air signs will enjoy crispy white and sky blue colors complemented by fuchsia, sherbets, frosty yellows and gorgeous grape colors as they escape into the sunset.
With fall, slowly our world seems to fade. Yet like the moon which houses our hidden emotions and reflects changes, changes that starts with a new moon, and then comes full circle, with the full moon, we too carry out the same experience with our personal taste in fashion. Just like the skies, which get darker at night during fall, all signs will be affected with darker color choices, particularly deep burgundies, navy blues and rustic oranges. Yet for some, like the fire signs, these dark colors will be offset with brighter colors of orange reds that are a-washed in a sea of dark teals. Although fabrics will be heavier, air signs will incorporate lighter fabrics such a lightweight Lycra turtleneck under a rugged brown jacket and hence create their own mixed bag. Earth signs will have a hay day as they enjoy the open air while riding shotgun on a pile of hay. Although some may think that practical signs may have fallen prey with their heavy boots, never the less they will surprise us by kicking up their heels, and mud for that matter, with their black leather riding boots this year. Finally there will be no watered down colors for water signs. Instead they will find that deep shades of salmon pink against hunter green will highlight a fading tan from a summer gone by.
Health and Beauty
With Venus hovering overhead what better time for earth signs especially for Taurus’s to enjoy mother earth by having a mud facial which will cleans and purify your skin leaving it with a healthy glow the next time you glance in the mirror. Ironically, Virgo’s will forgo anything that resembles a “mad hatter.” That is to say, any kind of food source that contains poisons such as mercury and other ill health related foods. Sea salt massage scrubs will be in demand by water signs who feel the importance of detoxifying their system. Meditation will also help their mental states as it facilitates grounding and balance. Air signs in contrast will purvey the late
st “mood foods” in an effort to keep their mental muscle from atrophying. Fire signs will control their nervous energy by engaging in aggressive sports such as speed skating and downhill skiing. Many of these effects will be felt throughout the year.
Love and relationships
With February on the forefront of just about everyone’s mind, almost all of us will be forced to ask what really is love and does it really matter? For those with baggage and dirty laundry, B type personalities will be more understanding and patient in contrast to their type a counterparts. But don’t fool yourself into thinking that B Types are door mats. B types as steadfast and as persevering as they are, will eventually tire of walking on pins and needles, especially the more things start to unravel at the seams and ultimately forgo the idea of tying the knot. Meanwhile a personality types who tend to plunge into love with their hearts on their sleeves will find that this is not the time to be pushy when it comes to love and marriage. And while type A personalities love the chase what they don’t like is to feel as if they’re hanging by a thread. Should you provoke a type A personality when in love caveat emptor? Temperamental type a personalities wills bait and switch you in cloak and dagger style. Regardless of personality type, with high divorce rates and broken relationships expected this year it behooves everyone to take things slow and really get to know your values and beliefs as well as your partners.
Deep pockets have never hurt anyone. After all, money is the basic fabric of society as it serves as a symbol an exchange of energy. That aside for those looking to start their own business it’s important to do your homework. Type A personalities, for example, will find that if they fail to heed this warning and initiate a business adventure promising the typical rags to riches story that they will most likely find that they have been hung out to dry.
For people looking for government-backed business loans, they will be better off starting a business from a shoestring budget then wait for a government loan. Otherwise they will find themselves waiting and waiting and waiting. Before they even get started someone else will take their dream away.
Economically, this is the year of keeping finances under control, tightening our belts and, if you’re the one wearing the pants in the family, it’s important to have a solid financial plan in place in the event of a job loss.
Birthstones and jewelry
When it comes to jewelry and semiprecious stones most women know how to sing “bling bling.” Since crystals and stones “for that matter” carry vibrations, it is interesting to note that our birth stones not only represent beauty but also represent various universal vibrations. Birthstones help us to “crystallize our energies” and remind us how we are all stars in our own right, after all many a crystal and a stone has its origins in stardust.
Speaking of stars, during the last half of this year regardless of your birthstone, there is nothing better then jazz band dancing in ruby red slippers or for that matter wearing a pair of ruby red earrings. Diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend. Their energy alone provides enough clarity for any woman to recognize that diamonds can be worn year round and pairs nicely from casual wear to formal. Speaking of clarity here are some pearls of wisdom: did you know that sapphire and amethyst will increase in popularity? Why? Because these two stones which represent and enhance intuitive abilities will be in greater demand due to the public’s increasing interest in the paranormal. So from an investment point of view now is the time to consider these stones while they are relatively inexpensive because in the future prices will rise.
On the cuff
From a universal perspective, the earth’s vibrations and hence collective consciousness will continue to shift. Subtle psychic energies and unseen frequencies will start to become obvious to both science and the world at large. Over time, science especially and those destined to use their psychic abilities will learn how to utilize these vibrations in many ways for the greater good of man kind.
Finally we are all sparks of divine light. Within all of us we have the ability to change and redirect the energies around us. Rather then waiting to “find ourselves” the divine spark within provides us the opportunity to create ourselves and recreate ourselves until we get it right!
Karyn Reece is an international psychic medium who has appeared on the Discovery Channel / TLC with the likes of psychic medium James Van Praagh and other media venues. She has a book that is expected to be released early fall of 2006.
For more information www.karynreece.com
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