Gifts By The Signs – January 2016

January 2016 – Astrologically Speaking – Capricorn  Dec 21 – Jan 20

The sign of Capricorn is not generally known for its festive spirit, but in truth, inside each of these serious, leadership-oriented individuals is a spirit of celebrating the highest and the lowest of all things in life. After all, that figure that represents Capricorn is the sea goat – a creature as undaunted by the depths of the seas as it is the heights of the mountains.

It’s no accident that nature arranged for us to have this fearless attitude as we begin the season of winter! While (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) it is cold and snowy, going outside takes a great deal more effort. Yet, we also have the opportunity to sign on to projects that require our full attention and unmitigated effort. Want to write a book? Start it now. Want to revamp your résumé or feng shui your home? This is the time.

The one thing we’ll need to look out for, though is Mercury Retrograde, a period of time communication of all kinds, including publishing, beginning new endeavors and working with electronics and mechanical devises, become more difficult. This period begins on January 5th and ends on January 25th. This doesn’t give us an excuse to be idle, however! It means that we can begin projects before the 5th, and work on the internal process that will bring them to fruition so they can be let loose on the world when Mercury comes back into action!

Don’t fret. If you have angst about Mercury Retrograde, Journeys can help – there’s a Survival Kit available, as well as readings from me and all our intuitive consultants to help you get through it all.

Meanwhile, here are some gifts for each sign to buy in order to get through the retrograde – and celebrate the indefatigable spirit of Capricorn!

ARIES (March 21-April 20)

Your career shines this time of the year. You never know when you’ll run into an old boss or colleague who’s got a hot lead, and you’ll want to look good even when it’s so cold, you just have to wear your puffy coat. Add one of our colorful scarves to bump your outward appearance up a notch.

TAURUS (April 21-May 20)

The crisp winter air – and the impetus to spend more time indoors – is likely to inspire you to look inside and be inspired by your highest self. You’ll definitely find a journal at Journeys that’s ornate and appropriate enough to record your most lofty and exquisitely beautiful musings.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

You’re feeling sexy now, and ready to cuddle up for fun as well as comfort and warmth. Make your skin irresistible with our winter-scented lotions and potions. The scent of apples and cinnamon, first snow, peppermint and gingerbread appeal long after the cookie plate is empty!

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

You tend to seek out the kind of relationship that feels like a lifelong bond right now. Whether you’re united with the love of your life, cherish a bosom buddy or are looking for some eligible candidates, present your wish to be closer with the gift of our winter mint wax vessel. Your kindness and sweetness won’t soon be forgotten.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Health and wellness become ever more important during the coldest time of the year. Your conundrum? How to stay bundled up without appearing dowdy and prudish. Journeys has the outfit for you! Our cozy yet sexy leggings topped with the warm embrace of the softest shawl ever is sure to make you purr with delight.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

You may not be the first one to go out there and play in the snow, but you do like to find things to do with your time when the winter comes. As always,  Journeys has got you covered. A Zentangle kit is sure to keep you fascinated as you put your fine eye for detail to work in a most creative way.

LIBRA (September 23-October 21)

Home and hearth sing to you this time of year, so of course you will want to make yours even more beautiful than ever! Before you get to it, though, try a little bit of Feng Shui. Check out our book section for a how-to guide that brings fresh energy and aesthetic balance into your perfectly appointed abode.

SCORPIO (October 22-November 21)

Communication may not be something you seek out, but right now it will be a focal point. Whether you need to find out what a relative from the other side wants you to know, or you simply need to understand how you can get better at conveying your ideas, our intuitive professionals can help! Call 412 681 8755 to book an expert.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 20)

Prosperity will take the spotlight for you now, as you look back on the ways you’ve accrued financial abundance in the past, and wonder how you can do even better in the future. Multiply your chances for increase by choosing candles and incense that inspire you – and magically attract all kinds of shiny things into your lively and lovely universe.

CAPRICORN (December 21-January 19)

It’s about time the rest of the world realizes it’s all about you! Celebrate your birthday and yourself by pampering yourself with the things you’ve always wanted. With inspirational works of art, delicately designed tibetan bowls and sweet, clear crystal bells, Journeys will help you sound out “happy birthday to me” in a big way.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 19)

This is the time of year you like to explore what’s going on way inside your mind. You look for inspiration from music, motivational audio and podcasts of your favorite figures. How to do all this and keep warm as well? When you wear our Knit Hat with secret headphones tucked inside, it’s easy to tune into that drum beat that’s all your own.

PISCES (February 20-March 20)

It can get lonely in winter, so now is the perfect time to find every reason to gather with kindred spirits! Journeys is building up a calendar of events that is sure to tickle your esoteric fancy. Start with an overview of 2016 with two of our most popular intuitives, or sign up for an ongoing Tarot Circle so you can gather with kindred spirits on a regular basis!