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Significant dates from ancient folklore and dates on which you can 'tune in' to higher frequencies in green
Harmony Healing activities and recommended events in black
Timings given are UK time (GMT);to convert GMT (Universal Time) to your local time 

January Celestial Forecast is readyJanuary in Britain is the month when our daylight hours continue to extend bringing positivity and hope. Whereas December benefits from warmth still trapped in the land, the chill of our tilt away from the sun toward dark, cold space is felt now in January. The landscape still presents a stark beauty with occasional evergreens and frost is a regular morning visitor. Warm up with bashed neeps (turnips) and/or swede, together with carrots, beetroot, garlic, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kohl rabi, cabbage, kale, potatoes and winter squash.

The month of January was named after the Roman God ''Janus', who had two faces so he could see the past and the future and was also the god of doors. Interestingly, traditional New Year celebrations involved the door being flung open at midnight to let out the old year with the banging of saucepans to send it on its way. Nothing was taken out of the door on New Years Day, not even empty bottles from the revelries of the night before! To the Anglo-Saxons, January was called Æftera Geola, or “After Yule”. 

January begins with New Year Day (1st), which in Scotland extends into January 2nd and is called Hogmanay (see December Celestial Forecast for more). In the night sky the month, we have the Quadrantid Meteors peaking 3rd & 4th and the constellation of Orion is very prominent. We can look forward to the traditional British Festivals of Epiphany (6th) and Plough Monday (8th) plus the Hindu Celebration of Makara Samkranti (15th) and the Annual Scottish Burns Night (25th). We have our only Harmony in Nature Woodland Therapy (Forest Bathing) event this month 11am-1.30pm on Sunday 21st January at Harry Edwards in Shere (Surrey). To assist with therapeutic and abundant alignment with the moon cycle, our next Lunar Alignment Programme commences with the New Moon on Thursday 11th January and runs until Friday 9th/Saturday 10th FebruaryOur Full Moon Meditation takes place 7.30-9.30pm (UK time) on Thursday 25th, with Wolf Full Moon peaking at 17:54. We have Forest Bathing and Harmony Healing vouchers available as gifts.

2024 is a Leap Year and an 8 year in numerology. This means the the digits of 2024 add up to 8. The number 8, being the infinity symbol on its side, represents the infinite forever conscious part of our soul, higher realsm of consciousness and our infinite journey. The number 8 is also connected with abundance and strength, According to creative numerologyAn 8 year is a time to develop personal power. It is a journey of true understanding, reward, balance, and achievement. 8 is the number of power, material and financial gain, achievement, reward, status, and satisfaction. The 8 Year vibration will provide the means – the personal power – with which to change the status quo and accomplish a significant goal that will alter the direction and quality of your journey.

According to London Astrologer Tanya Cohen, Jupiter starts to move forwards on New Year’s Eve, having been retrograde for five months. This bodes well for the future and suggests that we could be ending the year on a high note. Mercury will turn direct on New Year’s Day and Pluto will move into Aquarius on 21st January. All the planets in the sky will be moving forwards from the end of January until the end of April. This is when we can finally start putting some of our plans into action.

31 Dec Happy New YearMonday 1st January is New Year’s Day and is a Bank Holiday in the UK and time for New Year’s Resolutions!

Quadrantids from Earthsky.orgMonday 1st – Friday 5th January (peaking on the 3rd, 4th January) is the Quadrantid Meteor Shower; visible from 1st – 5th January after midnight and peaking in the early hours of the 4th. Typically, 40 or so bright, blue and fast (25.5 miles per second) meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, some blazing more than halfway across the sky. A small percentage of them leave persistent dust trains. This shower usually has a very sharp peak lasting only about an hour. 

The particles that cause the Quadrantid Meteors originate from the asteroid 2003 EH1, an asteroid that is probably a piece broken off from an obsolete comet. Since the orbit of 2003, EH1 is highly inclined to the orbit of the Earth, the Earth passes through it very quickly. Thus, the Quadrantid meteor shower is an extremely short one, lasting only a few hours.  With the Full Moon on Friday 6th January, there could be limited viewing this year. See for more details.

Saturday 6th January is 12th Night - or Epiphany - in the Christian Calendar.6th January 12th Night or Epiphany

The day when traditionally the Christmas Tree and other decorations should be removed until the following year.

Plough Monday the Monday after EpiphanyMonday 8th January is Plough Monday in England! 

Traditionally Plough Monday (the Monday after Epiphany when The Zoroastrian Magi visited the infant Jesus) is the day for setting aside the remnants and excesses of Christmas and "putting one's hand to the plough"; in other words, starting work on a project of some sort.

A traditional delicacy from Norfolk, eaten on Plough Monday, is known as 'Plough Pudding', which is a boiled meat, onions and suet pudding.

thumbnail new year new moon new visionThursday 11th January to Saturday 10th February is Joanna's Harmony Healing New Year New Moon New Vision 2024 initiative to reconnect with nature through closer alignment with the lunar cycle. This is achieved by working through the 28 Mansions of the Moon with the unique angel guardian of each lunar mansion. 

New Year New Vision costs £177 and is a mentoring programme with Joanna running for the complete first lunar month of the new year (from New Moon to New Moon).  Generous rate reduction for RSE students and course repeaters.

The benefits will include creating a close-knit community (possibly international) and new friends with whom to start your year with abundant and fun rituals to rekindle your zest for life. The outcome is a more calm and centred demeanour with positive direction and excitement for 2024. See informational YouTube video or  Harmony Healing website for more information and testimonials from a previous New Year initiative.

Moon Scarletts shotThursday 11th January is New Moon @ 11:57 and the start of our New Year New Vision Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme. Forget resolutions, set intentions for 2024!  

The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon.

It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy.

There are video instructions on my You Tube Page.

It is a fabulous day for creating a personal or corporate Vision Board for 2024.  

makar 1 14 JanuaryMonday 15th January is the Hindu Celebration of Makara Samkranti, which is the Winter Festival of the reborn sun.  It is traditional to wear yellow clothes and eat yellow food. Bathing in sacred waters, lighting bonfires, kite flying, dancing and offering prayers are also traditional activities over this festival, with rural children going from house to house, singing and asking for treats.

Most ancient Hindu festivals are observed according to lunar cycles, whereas Makar Sankranti is one of the few set by the solar cycle.

This means it falls annually on the same Gregorian calendar date (14th January), except on occasional years (Leap Years such as 2024) when the date shifts by a single day, because of the complexity of earth-sun relative movement. 

St Agnes Eve 20th JanuarySaturday 20th January is St Agnes Eve; a night for meaningful and deep dreams. 

In Christian tradition, St Agnes appeared to her parents in a dream the night after she was martyred.

11 Dec FB at NCSunday 21st January, 11am - 1.30pm, 2½ hours Forest Bathing session with Joanna at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary (Shere, near Guildford, Surrey), £37.77. See  for more. This Winter Forest Bathing+ session will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds. 

A deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming! Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

Book via our Harmony Healing shop. Email  to go on our monthly update list for seasonal events

ThursdayWolf moon 25th January @ 17:54 is Wolf Full Moon. We are holding our Full Moon interactive online meditation tonight at 7.30pm GMT, see entry below for details.             

Between Full Moon and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body.

If you would rather do a different angelic meditation by yourself, click here for Angela McGerr's Full Moon Meditation with GabrielThis ritual is taken from Angela McGerr's A Harmony of Angels book; this is now long out of print but we have a few signed unused copies available from the Harmony Shop.

Thursday 25th January, 7.30-9.30pm UK time (GMT) is our Full Moon Unity Consciousness Meditation.

January 25th Wolf moon meditation imageDuring this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (£1 admin fee added for PayPal, concessions to RSE/VFoA graduates), book at the Harmony Shop.

This activity serves as a good taster of Joanna's work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament. To find out how working on your own spiritual consciousness can help humanity and the planet by raising the overall human consciousness levels, see Joanna's You Tube explanation.

Burns Night 25 JanuaryThursday 25th January is Burns Night in Scotland. Burns Night is a revered date in the Scottish calendar and celebrates, on the anniversary of his birthday, the life and works of their national Bard, Robert Burns. 

Born over 250 years ago; some consider his best-known poem as ‘Auld Lang Syne’, though others believe he did not write it himself, but was the first person credited with writing it down for posterity as part of his attempt to preserve Scottish traditional songs.

The evening centres on the entrance of the haggis (a type of sausage made from a sheep's stomach) on a large platter to the sound of ceremonial bagpipes. When the haggis is on the table, the host reads the "Address to a Haggis". This is an ode that Robert Burns wrote to the Scottish delicacy! At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins.

The same date is St Dwynwen’s Day in Wales. St Dwynwen is the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine, being their patron saint of love.

Harmony Healing Blog updates can be emailed to you
The Harmony Healing regular Blog update can be emailed out with more information as the events above happen (updates are headed with a title detailing the occasion so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance. See for typical Blog entries. Sometimes Blogs will appear on successive days and at other times there will be no messages for a while. The sender e-mail address is   (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially. 

You can sign up at or at any page of the Harmony Healing website. 


Moonwise Calendar 2022Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts. It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's annual Almanac. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!

These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) are generally uploaded to the Harmony Healing website a fortnight ahead and can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

Extracts from the Celestial Forecast are reproduced in Glyden Magick, an online magazine offered via Gylden Fellowship which is a fabulous resource for Neo-Pagans (particularly in the South of England when physical meet-ups can resume).

Through Harmony Healing, Joanna utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em® (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing. Featuring four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene AngelologyMissed sessions are fully recorded so that late registrations or are possible. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 package offers a cost saving.

These are interspersed by her one month Lunar Cycle Alignment Programmes.. She is also an intuitive healer offering 1-2-1 distant healings and readings, plus MP3 recordings. She is a fully qualified Fotrest Bathing guide, offering Forest Bathing sessions in the Surrey Hills of England. Joanna acts as the retailer for her sister, Angela Mcgerr's, best selling angelogy books and angel card sets. The are mostly now out-of-print, but Joanna still has some unused copies as well as pre-used versions of many of the card sets, see the Harnony Shop for the full details.

Celestial Forecasts

Forthcoming Events and Workshops


New Moon New Vision - £177
Lunar Cycle Alignment
Group Mentoring Programme
Starts 29th January 2025
Held remotely on Zoom
Late starts accommodated

Full Moon Guided meditation - £20
7.30-9.30pm UK timings
Saturday 24th February
No live meditation Monday 25 March*
Tuesday 23rd April (Supermoon)
Thursday 23rd May
Friday 21st June (Solstice Full Moon)

Violet Flame of Amenti - £88
(online courses are UK timings)
Level 1 including attunement

30th Nov, 6th &19th Dec
6¾ hours, 3 x 7.30pm-9.45pm (UK time)
Recordings of each Zoom session available
Late registrations accepted

Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Mindful Chakra Alignment- £66
(online courses are UK timings)

And reconnect with the Earth & Sky

Tuesday 30th April Revision
(1 day - repeaters only) 
7.30pm-9.45pm (UK time)
Full course (when offered):
6¾ hours, 3 x 7.15pm-9.30pm (GMT/UT)
Recordings of each Zoom session available
Late registrations accepted

Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Introduction to Khemitology - £88
(online courses are UK timings)

Thursday 2nd May Revision
(1 day - repeaters only) 
7.30pm-9.45pm (UK time)
Full course (when offered):
6¾ hours, 3 x 7.30pm-9.45pm (UK time)
Recordings of each Zoom session available
Late registrations accepted

Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Planetary & Elemental Essene Angels
(online courses are UK timings)
4½ hour course - £66

Thurs 19th Oct & 9th Nov
4½ hrs, 2 x 7.30pm-9.45pm (UK time)
Recordings of each Zoom session available
Late registrations accepted

Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1

Held remotely on Zoom

Forest Bathing Events
For dates, costs and locations of our
Forest Bathing Events, see
Harmony Shop Forest Bathing

New Meditations Since 2020:

555 Spiritual Expansion Meditation
MP3 555 Numerology written for 2021
Created for 5th, 14th & 21st May

Chakra Balancing & Global Healing
MP3 Meditation Recording @ £9.99
or £4.44 to Harmony Healing subscribers

Unity Consciousness plus Axiatonal Alignment
MP3 Meditation Recording @ £9.99
or £4.44 to Harmony Healing subscribers

RSE 2 available as modular units
cost is £330

The following are on hold since lockdown:

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE)
Level 1 - Introduction

Next 2-day Course: TBA
A modular version is available (£266)
as separate units taught virtually 

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) - £500
1 & 2 Practitioner Intensive

Next 3-day Course: TBA
Withdrawn during Covid restrictions
But a modular version of RSE 1 is 
available as units taught virtually


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