Happy New Year! 2017 was tough for so many of us because it was a year of change and movement. With Saturn's transit through Sagittarius, we had to face some truth that may have been difficult to realize. Losses resulted in some incredible new beginnings, but change is not always easy.

The good news? 2018 is likely to be better. It’s a year of grounding, stabilizing, connecting, uniting, and making commitments. It's a year for being intentional about how you move forward in all areas of your life. Hard work, dedication, and excellence will be rewarded. 

Our year starts with a Full Moon on January 1 activating a Grand Water Trine. This is potent emotional energy and sets the tone for the entire year. 

Love and relationships are big themes for 2018. 

I have been working with many clients to manifest relationships, reframe past experiences, make sense of a WTF world, clear energetic (and actual) debt, and live more purposefully. The basis for much of this work? Returning to the heart. Feeling and receiving love.

Maybe the subject of love is also on my mind because I’m getting married in a few weeks! So...

Love.

Love is powerful energy for transformation.

When I talk about love, I mean that pure source energy that you feel when you hold your baby for the first time; meditate or pray to the point of oneness; start a relationship; support someone going through a hard time; grieve the loss a loved one; make love; or experience a creative catharsis. It’s the feeling you have when you lose yourself and experience connection to others and to source. That ecstatic feeling is a version of love. And that’s what we are at our core- it’s what we are here to feel and be. Ecstatic. Love.

When we experience ourselves as love, we make right choices and take right actions. We understand on a fundamental level beyond words and thoughts: Love is power. It is a basis for miracles unfolding in our lives.

So, if you want to feel more power in your life, and if you want your life to change, feel more love. Make it a habit. Do something to fall in love with life every day. This month is a good time to start because we have Venus/Sun conjunction on January 8 that can help us commit to loving.

Our relationships are going to go through some amazing transformations. Saturn has just moved into Capricorn, ushering in a three-year period of commitment and dedication. Saturn is the planet associated with our limitations, and its move into Capricorn urges us to get real with ourselves and others throughout 2018. You will gain clarity about who you are and what you want.

If you are experiencing struggles in your relationships right now, trust that you are growing and evolving. You might have a “make-it-or-break-it” moment near January 8-9, in fact. Use any challenge as an opportunity to explore everything. Some of our biggest spiritual expansion comes from the work we do in relationship with one another.

Many of you have received a “calling” of sorts or felt urged to make a difference in some way. If so, let love lead the way, and perhaps, you can clear any fear-based obstacles on your path to greater abundance, success, love, and fulfillment.

The past two years have been trying. We are at a crucial turning point in our history, moving into a whole new paradigm of quantum reality. This means our thoughts and feelings are more influential in determining our futures than ever. I encourage you to make a habit of feeling more love, joy, and happiness in 2018 (regardless of your life circumstances). In doing so, you can manifest more joyful, loving, and happy experiences in your life this year and beyond.

Let love encourage your actions. Love big and bold. I promise, if you do, 2018 will be your year.

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