january random facts


January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was always shown as having two heads.  He looked back to the last year and forward to the new one.  The Roman New Year festival was called the Calends, and people decorated their homes and gave each other gifts.
Garnet gem
Garnet is the gemstone for January.  Garnet extracts negative energy from the body and promotes health.  It is a powerful stone for putting “force” behind creativity that leads to action and results.  Garnet aids in the process of self-discovery by integrating one’s experiences and emotions with the intellect.  When worn or carried, garnet can provide protection and vitality.  Garnet has been called the “Stone of Commitment.”  It facilitates loyalty and comitment both in relationships and to tasks.
Carnations are the January flower, representing pride, beauty, admiration and gratitude, fascination, distinction, divine love, woman. The carnation’s multilayered, feathery soft petals conceal a hardy core – an appropriate paradox for this January flower.
January is one of seven months with the length of 31 days.
January on average is the coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere where it’s the 2nd month of winter and the warmest month of the year in the Southern Hemisphere where it’s the 2nd month of summer.
Capricorn is the zodiac sign through January 20th followed by Aquarius for the balance of the month.
Well, I can tell you all this, but I still can’t tell you what my one little word for 2012 is.  If you have one please share maybe it will inspire me.


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