Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Month of January

"The name, given to the month of 'January', is derived from the ancient Roman name 'Janus' who presided over

the gate to the new year. He was revered as the 'God of Gateways', 'of Doorways' and 'of the Journey.' Janus

protected the 'Gate of Heaven', known as the 'Lord of Beginnings', is associated with the 'Goddess Juno-Janus',

and often symbolized by an image of a face that looks forwards and backwards at the same time. This symbolism

can easily be associated with the month known by many as the start of a new year which brings new opportunities.

We cast out the old and welcome in the new. It is the time when many reflect on events of the previous year

and often resolve to redress or improve some aspect of daily life or personal philosophy."

- Mysitcal World Wide Web

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