The month of January gets its name from the Roman god Janus. As Janus is depicted as have two faces, facing in opposite directions, it seems fitting that this would be his month as we look both back at the previous year and forward to the year to come. January can be a very difficult time of the year for many people as they look back at things from the past year and try to make plans for the year to come. Janus is also linked with the Latin word ianua, which means a door.
Janus is often thought of as a god who presides of doorways and gateways. His two faces allow him to see anyone that is coming in and to also see anyone who is leaving. This makes Janus a wonderful guardian and is also the source for a second name for him, Janus Bifrons or two headed Janus.
January is the month in which we often find ourselves looking in two directions rather than trudging ahead forward. It is often a time of change and changing old ways. This is where we get our current day ideas that New Year’s resolutions need to be made to create changes in our lives.
The second day of the month named for Janus corresponds with the two sexes, duality and balance. As a representation of this and to formalize a loving and romantic partnership with someone this year you can use this correspondence in the form of two rings on a necklace that are worn close to your heart. The rings can be of any size, color or style and do not need to be obvious what they are.