January from the Très Riches Heures.
Capricorn makes up a third of the month, Aquarius the other two thirds. I was born on the twenty-first, so I’m right in the middle of that two-thirds, where the man’s jug and his head are located.
January comes from Janus, the two-faced god beginnings, the door keeper. Here we see a ruler with a brave face, holding a scepter, and a philosopher with a sad face, holding a key.
“Your offering should be something you can leave near your front door. A typical offering by the ancient Romans would have an image of a key on it. Keys are sacred to Janus as is the staff, and images associated with time. The official stone of January is garnet, which can also make a wonderful offering. In his temples, the numbers 300 and 65 are frequently found carved on items. You may also use images of maps, and trips when making your offerings.
In the morning, rise and exit the house with all of the participants and warmly greet each other outside. You honor Janus by welcoming him on both sides of your threshold.”
In the January illumination, we see a man holding a scepter at the end of which glows the sun, sitting on a carriage that looks like a house, driving two four-winged pegasi with feathers of gold.
⮑ Sunrise, January 2020
Damn if January and February were Like That, I don’t even wanna think about what’s gonna happen in March, if that wasn’t madness enough, I don’t wanna know what it is
January 2020 pl
I hope February don’t trip as hard as January did…
God returning from his month off:
Goodbye, dear January:
You, a rollercoaster of blurred days, of ups and downs.
Euphoria. Hopes. Expectations.
Bittersweet. Fake. Impossibly High.
It’s humid and tired and cold.
It’s the force of the fog that gets me to work, to move, to continue living through boredom and dullness and the sense of quiet loss.
Everything is white and the whole world is the same - covered in heavy, thick clothes of our person suits.
Hiding. Changing. Trying.
From the world. Our souls. To survive.
Cake and shy laughter, and coffee, and fresh, new beginnings bathing in peachy sunrises.
January. You’re a rollercoaster, my dear January.
an: instead of doing the spotify playlists, i feel that it would be more fulfilling of myself to write a reflection rather than just songs. I will include the link to the playlist along with my top 3 favorite songs of the month.
to whom it may concern,
january has gone by so fast. so much has happened in so little time with the news and media that i feel overwhelmed. personally there hasn’t been so much as i had my finals (and did surprisingly well on all of them) and started a new semester. even with the little victories that came with me succeeding my finals and first quizzes of the semester janurary was “meh”. but news wise there had been so much such tragedy that i couldn’t feel happy. in conclusion january felt weird this year.
top 3 favorite songs i listened to this month
Honey - brockhampton
beyoncé sample. thats it thats why it’s top two and it ain’t even number two.
she - harry styles
i absolutely adore harry styles. but she was the one song i had on repeat from fine line. the song had a euphoric feel to it and had an ethereal guitar riff that was absolutely gorgeous. anyways stan harry styles and stream fine line
garden (say it like dat) - sza
one of my favorite songs, from one of my favorite albums, by one of my favorite artists, this song really hits me every time. though some of the lyrics are cheesy, it is a relatable kind of cheesy that makes me want to cry and believe that the guy i like, is in love with me.
If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger. 🍃
🤍💛💛💚💚💛💚💛💛💛💚💙💚💚💛💚💙💚💚💙💙💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚🤍💛 January done
January recap ★彡
1. Answer - Ateez
2. Good Guy - Sf9
3. Any Song - Zico
4. Top Gang - MCND
5. Say My Name - ANS
6. Lazy - Khakii
7. Lay Back - Verivery
8. All I Need Is You - Dongkiz
9. 2Ya2Yao - Super Junior
10. The Day - IZ