Janus- In his role as the Guardian of Exits and Entrances, Janus was also believed to represent beginnings. The explanation for this belief being that one must emerge through a door or gate in order to enter into a new place. Therefore, the Romans also considered Janus as the God of Beginnings and his name was an obvious choice for the first month of their year...a month referred to by the Ancient Romans as Ianuarius, which is not so far removed from the modern-day "January," taken from the Etruscan word jauna which means "door." Originally, however, Janus was honored on the first day of every month, in addition to being worshipped at the beginning of planting season and again at the harvest. Deference was also paid to him at the most important beginnings in the life of an individual...such as birth and marriage.
What a busy month. We have been house hunting. The idea of an empty basement has me wildly excited! No! We haven't even got to the offer part so this is is just wild speculation on my part. The Rooster is more interested in pantry space. lol
We also have a house guest. So my skills at hand work haven't moved along much but my card holding has improved as has my game playing skills. My mark making pens and my thread and needle have not had much chance to play. Nice to have a 20 year old young fella bump us out of our rut. But we were telling him there is one thing lacking since he arrived. Sleep!!! lol
Last page for the January set of planner pages. I can't quite comprehend how the time has flown.
But I did notice that Janus is also available for the beginning of each new month. phew! I can start again with all my good intentions!