With a little help from our Doodle-a-Day Challenge, this month has been all about self-care for the Spoonflower community. Whether it’s setting aside five minutes each day to doodle or thirty minutes to #sewin30, 2020 is all about YOU! This month’s horoscope is all about taking the time to reflect on yourself, those around and what’s in store for 2020. Spoiler alert: the stars say there are lots of DIY projects in your future.
Aries, you’ve been working hard, keeping up with their obligations, and showing up. Now it’s time to step back and catch your breath. And while you do, also reflect on what has brought you to this place and who is traveling with you on this journey. Connecting with your heart’s desires will motivate and keep you on track for months to come!
We think a customized journal cover using your favorite design from the Marketplace is the perfect way to stay on track as you start the new year.
This month is about feeding your heart and soul, in whatever way that is most meaningful for you: take a spa day (or two!); spend a day at the museum; or immerse yourself in a creative project that’s been calling you. Or just be. The space and quiet that a little idleness can bring is a necessary ingredient in getting a clearer perspective of your life. It is also what will bring you the inspiration for the next phase of your life that is about to unfold.
Gemini will be on something of a retrospective journey this month. Think to yourself: When have I been happiest, and what has brought me the greatest sense of accomplishment? What have been my proudest and most meaningful moments? And with whom would you most want to share those most meaningful memories and accomplishments with? Perhaps someone who knows you all too well.
Gemini, this DIY Woven Wallpaper project is the perfect way to turn those memories into magnets to view all year long!
This month is all about reflection, Cancer. Pull out the old photo albums and scrapbooks. Revisit a cherished place from some former time for inspiration. Remember. Dream, reinvent and reimagine. Journeys abroad take but a few days, while the journeys within your own mind and imagination are legend. Use that vast and expansive imagination to declare your love far and wide for those you remember so well. Your heart is as expansive as your imagination this month: let it sing out loud!
While you’re flipping through the pages of your family scrapbook, be sure to save a family photo (maybe one from your latest adventure) to into easy canvas wall art.
On February 9th, in the brilliant light of the Full Snow Moon, you will come to understand why it is so important not to compromise your own heart’s wishes. Especially if you do so in order to merely fit in or because you think that is what others expect. Give of your gifts willingly and joyously, but especially give from your own radiant heart and soul. Those who are so lucky to be chosen for this heart-felt gift will recognize its true value and receive it with gratitude and an equally open heart.
Sometimes giving a thoughtful gift to someone else can also be a gift to ourselves. Whatever that gift may be, consider wrapping it with furoshiki techniques to save paper from the landfill.
To better understand your relationships with others, it might be helpful to take a walk down memory lane. Remember that time when your best friend helped you to climb that wall? Or when your partner danced with you under the stars? Or those times when no words are needed. That’s kind of how this month will be: just being there with those you care most about. No words are necessary.
Take a walk down memory lane with this photo cheater quilt sew-along.
Although indecisive on many matters, especially with Mercury in retrograde later this month, romantic Libra is direct and to the point when it comes to love. Libras wear their hearts on their sleeves, and never more so than when Venus is in Aries. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and Venus in passionate Aries, dare to show the one you love exactly what they mean to you. This month was made for you.
Love is in the air and we know the fastest way to someone’s heart: chocolate! Stitch up this Valentine Chocolate Box Pillow for your sweetheart (or yourself!) for an extra special treat this Valentine’s Day.
There is an art to knowing when to speak and knowing when to hold your own counsel. And then there is the power of listening. Sometimes the best way to connect with others is by simply being there with no words at all. The ability to be with someone in silence is perhaps one of the most intimate ways of connecting with someone you love. Words can be sacred, meaningful and sometimes powerful. Use them well.
Whether it’s for a friend, partner or family member, the act of sending a hand-written letter can mean the world to someone and getting those feelings off your chest will be healing for you as well. Create a lasting memory by turning your handwritten note into a handkerchief they can keep by their side.
Take a little time out from the latest adventure you’ve been on to pause, look around and appreciate all that you have and hold. In some way your heart and mind is becoming more acutely aware of the beauty that surrounds you, and those who have been there supporting you all along. Allow your heart’s flames to be reignited once again as you come to appreciate who and what has made this lifelong journey worth your while.
Create even more beauty in your life with DIY paper roses that double as decor for a Galentine’s Day brunch decor!
Take some time out to catch your breath. Things are going to get busy after the middle of the month and you will want to conserve your energy until then. A meditation practice may not come naturally to you Capricorn, but that’s probably why you need it more than most! By stitching up a beautiful DIY floor pouf in Celosia Velvet, you’ll start to look forward to your daily breathing exercises, which will help make the habit stick.
If this is your birthday month, you may be thinking about creating new initiatives, or re-instilling some life into your most heartfelt plans. Aquarius, you’ve been working hard and planning from behind the scenes on projects that you would like to see accomplished this coming year. This month pay attention to those people and things that you value the most. Dare to show your loved ones exactly what they mean to you, recognizing that even small gestures can sometimes speak louder than words.
We think the perfect way to show your appreciation for those around you is resharing your most cherished memories. Create a giftable embroidery project to help show others how much you care with this embroidered photo project.
Out of our hearts and imagination we can only begin to scratch the surface of what dreams may be. There is a vast inner world of possibility. Just choose one to best express your heart’s desires this month. Keep it simple, useful and meaningful, and you just might achieve the unenviable capacity to make a dream a closer reality. Pure magic.
Is this the year you set your sights on sewing a me-made wardrobe, Pisces? Sara’s handmade Sweet Pea Gauze blouse will be just the project to turn your dream into a reality this month.
Now that you know which DIY project to make this month, explore the Marketplace to find the perfect design.
Better yet, see which designs you should try based on your sign.
About the Guest Author
Lauren began her studies in astrology in 1971 in Zoltan Mason’s upstairs bookshop on Lexington Avenue. After that she was hooked by the astrology bug for life. Lauren is now a Level IV (NCGR-PAA) professionally certified astrologer, with a thriving consulting practice in New York City. Find Lauren online at Astrology by Lauren.