January 2020 – Things to Look Forward to

Welcome to January

The New Year can be a little overwhelming. I’ve been on that train many times and I’m just not doing it again this year. I’ve stepped back from the frantic-ness of it all and I feel the calmest I’ve been entering a New Year for a long time. And…….I realised that all the fuss in the past was totally unnecessary.

What’s Magickal This Month?

Word of the Year 2020 FREE Resources

Working with the Word of the Year is something I love to do each month. Check out how you can join in too and grab my free resources – Picking Your Word of the Year for 2020.

My Word of the Year in Nurture, and in the article I’ve linked above I show you how I drew a card and came to this word to theme the year ahead of me.

Word of the Year (& Month) LIVE Events 

To help support getting on track and staying on track with your Word of the Year throughout 2020 I’m hosting regular Live Chats every three months over on The Magickal Creatrix Facebook page you can head over and request a notification of each event before they happen.

Card of the Month

Every month I add to my Word of the Year Worksheet by drawing a tarot or oracle card. Throughout the year I still reflect on the Word of the Year but each month we have an additional theme or direction to nail down my focus even further. I encourage members of my free Facebook Group Moon & Craft to share their cards of the month photo’s and talk about the word of the month as the continue to complete the Word of the Year Worksheet. Come along and join us in Moon & Craft.

My Word for the Month of January is Inward. If would like to find out more about my exploration of this word then check out my blog Picking Your Word of the Year for 2020

Setting Monthly Goals

I think it’s really important to set regular goals and in my planner I like to track goals in different areas of my life and business. I love this process as it helps me not to neglect areas of my life from month to month. 

Here are the categories I use: 

  • Creating
  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Watching
  • Doing

Other categories you may like to use include: 

  • Finance/Income
  • Health/Fitness
  • Self-Care

I encourage members of my free Facebook Group Moon & Craft to share their goals for the month ahead. Come along and join us in Moon & Craft. https://www.facebook.com/groups/moonandcraft/

January Theme

We begin the New Year with a huge amount of Capricorn energy to support us which I love! I’m Capricorn Moon and this energy really triggers the part of me who loves to find a place for everything and everything in its place. 

We began this lunar cycle back on 25th December with the New Moon in Capricorn which then themed the whole cycle for us. As we begin the year we have the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all hanging out in Capricorn so there is no escaping this energy no matter if you have much Capricorn influencing your chart or not. 

Capricorn is an ambitious sign driven by goals and the need for success. Capricorn makes things happen by getting organised, planning and putting systems and processes in place to support the smooth running of the projects in your life. We are looking at long term goals when working with Capricorn energy which is great when we have a full 12 months available to us. 

Inside The Magickal Moon School we work with the energy of the Capricorn New Moon which lasts for the whole lunar cycle in the form of journaling, tarot and oracle card reading and setting New Moon Wishes. You can get instant access to the New Moon in Capricorn content by joining The Magickal Moon School today. 

The Moon & Other Celestial Events

What’s the Moon up to this Month?

Each of the 8 phases of the lunar cycle lasts approximately 3.7 days. It takes 29.53 days for the moon to complete one cycle of all its phases. This is a Lunar Month. 

The Moon spends approximately 2.5 days in each sign of the zodiac. The Moon completes a full orbit of the Earth relative to the stars and goes through all 12 signs of the zodiac in 27.32 days. This is a Lunar Orbit, also known as a Sidereal Month. 

All dates below are in the GMT timezone. To calculate for your timezone go to Time and Date

  • 29th December – Waxing Crescent in Pisces moving into Aries
  • 3rd January – First Quarter in Aries moving into Taurus then Gemini
  • 7th January – Waxing Gibbous Gemini moving into Cancer
  • 10th January – Full Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer moving into Leo then Virgo 
  • 14th January – Waning Gibbous in Virgo moving into Libra
  • 17th January – Last Quarter in Libra moving into Scorpio then Sagittarius 
  • 21st January – Waning Crescent in Sagittarius moving into Capricorn then Aquarius
  • 24th January – New Moon in Aquarius moving into Pisces then Aries

If you would like more information on what each of these Moons mean for you then take a look at The Magickal Moon School where every Monday morning I share a post inside the private Facebook group guiding you through the lunar energies of the week ahead. 

What’s happening in the sky this month?

Calendar Events

Things of Interest for January

Oracle and Tarot 

I’ve created two Oracle and Tarot Spread packs to support your personal and spiritual journey in 2020. 

  1. Oracle & Tarot Spread Layout Mega-Bundle – 40 plus pages of guidance and spreads to take you through the year ahead. This pack includes 20 spreads over 6 life themes along with support and guidance on how to read your cards using a spread and ways to journal your readings for a deeper understanding. 
  • 24 Moons Mega Bundle – 30 plus pages of lunar oracle and tarot card spreads, one for every New and Full Moon in 2020. This pack includes and New and Full Moon spread for every month of the year in every sign of the zodiac. That’s actually 25 spreads in 2020 as we have two Full Moons in October. 

The Moon

Working with the Moon in my daily life and as part of my personal journey and spiritual development has been incredible and I share everything with you in a number of ways: 

  • Grab my Free Moon Bundle – This is your essential guide to working with the phases of the Moon with a handy mobile phone download reference image to save and use on the go! 
  • The Magickal Moon School – My monthly subscription online Moon School is the place to be if you want to take your lunar journey further in 2020. For just £9.98 a month I guide you through the phases of the Moon and your New and Full Moon practices each and every month. (Discounts available for longer subscriptions)
  • Lunar Witchcraft Creative Journaling – This online programme is a 6 month intensive look at working with the Moon, tapping into your inner witch and getting super creative with your journaling all in one! The programme doors open again in March and you can join the waiting list to make sure that you’re the first to know 

Staying Social 

I hang out on two main social media platforms, so why not come along and say hello. 

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Hi, I’m Sarah Cornforth and I'm a Creatrix of Magick.  I have never really considered myself creative or artistic as I'm too much of a perfectionist for that and I still find it hard to accept the word ‘artist’ as a title for myself. Initially creating art was a way of coping with the curveballs of life. When I draw, or paint or craft I feel calmer, my mind slows down to a pace I can cope with and life becomes easier. I also love working closely with the phases of the moon and the cycles of nature in everything I do as the benefits are huge. At the end of 2017 a dear friend nudged me in the direction of creating art to sell, and if it had been anyone else who encouraged me I would have thought they were mad. But this particular friend has a special gift. She can see the life purpose of others. So I listened and I took every piece of advice she had to give me.....and here I am, creating art, working with the Moon, teaching people how to heal through Mandala art, feeling happy and sharing what I love with the world. Thank you for joining me on this journey.


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