It’s not good guys. My best friend messaged me on the 2nd January to tell me she had smashed a plate, dropped a carton of milk and spilt icing sugar everywhere – all before the end of the first day of the year. She asked me if it was a bad omen for the year ahead. Usually I’d reassure her, but I woke up on New Year’s day with a pounding migraine which only went away after I took some painkillers over 24 hours later. We’ve decided to blame it on the gloomy Capricorn energy that the Sun is travelling through, and are hopeful about Aquarius season in a few weeks time.

But I’m determined to make this year good. I’m dismissing the rocky start and trying my best to ease back into my morning routine, which was completely neglected by the end of last year. I must admit, the migraine threw me off for the first couple of days, but slowly and surely I’m getting back into the swing of things. I’ve decided this year not to throw myself into the deep end when it comes to my morning routine, as I don’t want it to overwhelm me. I want to create new habits that are going to stick, and this takes time.

I just had a thought – everyone is so into their resolutions for the first few weeks of the new year, because of course, with the Sun in Capricorn we’ve got that Saturnian energy keeping us disciplined. Then two third of the way through January, BAM, the Sun slides into freewheeling Aquarius and the Uranian energy rebels, and resolutions go right out the window. Interesting.

This year I’ve started focussing on my health first and foremost. I’m having my lemon water, smoothie (spinach, strawberries, blueberries, banana, chia seeds & Supergreens & water), and hair supplements which contain a whole bunch of other good vitamins too. I’ve booked myself in for a new haircut on the full moon which I’m really excited about. It’ll be the first time in over 15 years that I’ve had my hair shorter than below my shoulders, but with the state of my hair at the end of last year, I really had no choice but to chop it off.

For years I had wanted to host my own Yule party, but we had never had the room in our home. Since moving we were able to rearrange a few things and I finally got to have my Yule party! Not as many people showed up as I had hoped, but it was still a lot of fun. The best bit was when Mark popped out and surprised everyone when he came back with a puppy! We had been talking about getting a puppy for some time, but I never thought we were actually going to get one any time soon. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know he is an odd looking yellow Labrador who goes by the name of Quincy. He’s 12 weeks today, which sounds crazy as we got him at 9 and a half weeks and it only feels like yesterday. He’s growing super fast, and is very easy to train considering he’s only just turned 3 months. Quincy was the runt of the litter, looking completely different to his 5 brothers and sisters who were all almost white with perfect black noses. Quincy’s nose is a little squished; it’s about an inch shorter than it should be, so his teeth don’t aline, but it’s cute because it always looks like he’s sticking out his bottom lip! Quincy (who my feline familiar, Belle, still dislikes), has his own Instagram where he (I) posts his thoughts and musings.

One of the goals I had last year which was never fulfilled was my goal to spend more time outdoors. Just walking around parks, grounding, observing nature. I live in the city so there really isn’t much nature around. But we do have a small park nearby where my daughter can play and we can walk Quincy, and I think with having Quincy this year I’ll actually get to spend some time outdoors. He gets his last set of vaccinations tomorrow, and I think it’ll be about a week before he’s allowed out, but I’m looking forward to it.

As far as business goals go, I’ve decided 2017 is the year I really set things in motion. In past years I’ve been intending to put out content on astrology; videos, blog posts, but I’ve always been to worried about what people will say or think. I suffer from imposter syndrome, but I’m not allowing it to hold me back this year. In fact, I’ve just finished my first astrology blog post and it’ll be going up in a few days time, as soon as I take some pictures for it. I have a few others planned and I’m hoping to get this website established as an astrology (as well as tarot & reiki) blog.

I’m already a third of the way through my psychological astrology course and will receive my qualification in the summer, and I’ve enrolled for my Reiki Master course in April too. I also want to get my spiritual counselling diploma this year, so I have a lot of business goals to fulfil. To help me get organised I’ve started using a business bullet journal, I talk more about it in my latest video.

Lastly, rebranding. As you may have noticed from the banner, I’ve decided to rebrand my business. After printing out some flyers to leave around London, I realised that they were too feminine with all the watercolour flowers in pastel colours, so I made the branding a little less feminine, while still keeping true to my style. I like it a lot and I think I’ll stick to this for 2017. A fresh start for a fresh new year.

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