On ‘Play God Day’ I thought we’d take a look at the deity that the month of January is named after. January is actually derived from the ancient name of the Roman god Janus, who is touted to have presided over the dawning of every new year. He was often revered as the ‘God of Gateways’ or ‘God of Doorways.’ He is also known as the ‘Lord of Beginnings.’ The image of Janus is often symbolized by a face that looks both backwards and forward at the same time, perhaps a reminder that this is a good time to reflect on events of the previous year. And you don’t have to be reminded that any past reflection should only be in addition to recognizing the clean slate of opportunity that waits immediately ahead. So this would be a great day to make some lucky little upgrades to your front doorway. Remember that the front door calls in the subtle energies that enter your house and therefore has an impact on your opportunities and income. So be sure that this particular door is in good condition! If possible, paint the front door red to auger in fortune and luck, or green to grow health, happiness and prosperity. If you can’t do that, at least give it a good cleaning. No need for the God of Doorways to come knocking when a little elbow grease and a fresh coat of paint will bring you a year of blessings!
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com