Merry Meet my friends. I hope that you all had a fabulous holiday and that Santa was good to you all! I had a very nice holiday myself and my family was very generous and thoughtful this year…there were many “witchy” presents under our tree, for my daughters and myself. My hubby got me the camera I had been wanting as well..can’t wait to play with the powerful zoom lens! 🙂
If you’re like me, pretty quick after the last present is open and the feast is over and everything put away…it’s time to think about taking down the decorations! LOL! For me this starts immediately. All of the sudden I feel the need to clear out all the clutter that I find so beautiful and charming when the holiday season starts. I want to put it all away, de-clutter, organize, clean. As a witch, I also start thinking about clearing the house of the stale air and any negative energy. I start thinking of projects I can work on during the long winter ahead.
I have blogged about how to do a house cleansing here before so I wont’ go into it again. But I will be doing a thorough cleaning this week. New Year’s eve I will do a thorough cleansing. I will also at midnight throw open the doors and invite in positive, healthy energy and send out the old, negative energy! Grab your broom and sweep out all the things, both physical and mental, that no longer serve you well. Do a good smudging and a quick chant…that should do the trick! I will also spend some time at my altar which will be set up just simply…holding only my elemental reps, My god and goddess candles, some crystals, and my working tools. As I think about what I want to come my way in the new year, I will place sympathy items there to represent those hopes…such as coins for prosperity, a red heart stone for love, a band aid for good health, food and drink for abundance, a 4 leaf clover charm for good luck, etc. Think about what you would like to have come your way and place items on your altar as well. Ask god and goddess to bless you in the new year to come..you know they are listening! 🙂
We are heading for the New Moon as well soon. Want to start a new project for winter? The New Moon is the perfect time for that as all witches know! I am going to tackle my attic to get rid of junk, turn a never used sewing room into a room for my grandkids, make a quilt for my granddaughter’s big girl room, and work on my Book of Shadows…seriously work on that! I will catch up on reading as I will have more time to do that and will start working on making some herbal remedies I’m in need of as well.
I know alot of people don’t love Winter, but I say it’s an opportunity to both relax and reflect, and a time to get your home organized and cleaned out for the coming spring. Winter gives you time to work on those projects that you always want to do but don’t seem to have the time to do. What will you do this winter? What would you like to accomplish? Find something to look forward to, don’t let the blues or the “I’m so bored” take over! Think about spring coming..maybe you’d like to peruse gardening books and plan your garden. Paint a room a pretty spring color like yellow or green or lilac. Work on your BOS or make up some lotions and potions. All of these things will make winter go faster and be more enjoyable and you’ll feel so good and so accomplished!
New Year’s resolutions? Do you do them? I have done them in the past and of course, like everybody else, start out with good intentions and work hard to do them, but they soon fall to the wayside. I quit doing them many years ago. This year however, I have a few things that I would like to resolve to do..to improve my life. These I hope are very doable for me 🙂
*Be kind and speak softly
*Open myself up to receive love from others and to give love in return
*Practice witchcraft somehow, everyday
*Continue to learn and grow in my path..becoming stagnant is to lose my magick
*To be the best I can be
*To live in the moment
*To honor the Goddess and the Earth everyday in all I do
*Practice random acts of kindness
I hope these are things I can “do” everyday…hopefully without even giving it a thought..that it just comes naturally. Have you thought about resolutions? Things you’d like to bring into your life, that you want to change about your life? Now is the time!
Love and Blessings, Autumn