Two themes are emerging in almost every conversation I've had or overheard in the aftermath of this week's Sydney/Central Coast/Hunter storms: Cleansing and Gratitude. People are saying they feel as if a big cleansing has happened, and how grateful they felt this week for any small thing: some warmth, candlelight, a hot shower at a friend's house.
Heads up - Mercury Retrograde officially starts today. This can send phones, computers, electronics etc haywire so if you've been getting the nudge to back up files and photo's, you might want to get onto that now.
As Venus prepares to go direct and we say goodbye to the Year of the Snake, today is a great day to ask: What has the past couple of months (Venus) or past year (Snake) been trying to help me shed/let go of/see more clearly/step into without my old fears and beliefs?
Many people will choose Jan 7 (which is also the Orthodox Christmas in the old calendar) to set their intentions for the year ahead, start new health and fitness routines, feel an urge to change jobs or geographical locations or change something around the home.