On the Celtic Wheel of the Year, New Year’s Eve is celebrated on October 31, at Samhain, and New Year’s Day is marked by veneration of the ancestors. In Mexico, this is called El Dia de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with these holidays, these are depicted in a family-friendly way in the animated Disney film “Coco.”)
The Gregorian New Year, the one that marks the turning of the calendar, brightens the darkness with delight just as we naturally turn our attention within and enter a period of rest and reflection, comfort and joy.
Here are some of my favorite resources for enriching this time of year.
Choose a word of the year to propel you forward.
Many people do this, but here’s why it works. This year, my word is “Freedom”.
Renew your relationship to your word of the year.
This article from Christine Kane shares how to hit the reset button on your intentions.
Work with a calendar or planner that marks the natural cycles of the year.
I often recommend the WeMoon planner for the Wheel of the Year and ephemeris, designed especially for women. https://wemoon.ws/products/wemoon-date-book
While you’re there, be certain to sign up for the free Lunar News newsletter. It’s an exceptional, timely resource for working with the energies as they occur.
Leverage time, your non-renewable resource.
For those of us who need a more detailed planner, you may want to check out the paid and freemium resources at Mabon House.
When you sign up, you receive access to a FULL range of 2022 Wheel of the Year calendar essentials. These are beautiful resources, sure to enrich your turning year.
Get in touch with the “As Above, So Below” mysteries.
The Shamanic Astrology Mystery School is a good place to start. https://shamanicastrology.com/ Daniel Giamario, my mentor, has good articles and resources for those starting out. Also, you may want to check out Cayelin Castell’s Celestial Timings to work with the mysteries as they unfold.
As You Plan Your Year, Make Time for Yourself
Do this first, before everything else. Decide how you will honor your own needs around time, and INK those into your calendar before you do anything else. Whether you need a massage, want an in-depth oracle card reading, or choose to work with a healer, go ahead and make that commitment to yourself manifest by writing it into your calendar and plan.
Let me know how it goes?