Happy New Year 2014……….

Hello my friends!  I wanted to do a quick post to you all today.  Right now the Sun is shining but it is quite cold and windy out!  We’ve had snow flurries all morning but no real accumulation.. it’s so pretty 🙂  Today, I’m completely relaxing! Much deserved!

We had a wonderful Christmas (yes we gather with family for that holiday too 🙂 My extended family ..20 of us..were all here at my house, well behaved, jovial and a good time was had by all.  Yesterday, I took down all the decorations, packed them up and with the help of my husband, carted all the boxes back to the storage room.  A bit of cleaning and the house feels great.  Uncluttered, clean and fresh! I love that!! I always love the decorations going up..and really love them coming back down again! lol.


Today, I’ve pulled out my 2014 calendars.  A wall calendar, my Gooseberry Patch calendar and my Witch’s calendar and have them all filled in, marked and ready to go.  A whole year of days, hours and minutes and possibilities ahead of me!  What a great feeling.  I’ve also finished up a journal and will start a new one tomorrow..fresh pages…fresh thoughts….new days to write about.  A clean slate…which is what the New Year is all about!

For this New Year’s ..we are blessed with a New Moon..a rare thing!  Now as Pagans and Witches, we all know what that means.  It is a truly magickal…restart…boot up…new beginnings…dump the old, unused, unwanted..kind of day!  Today, along those lines..I smudge the house well, throw open windows and doors (at least for a minute cause it’s so cold!), scatter salt at doorways and sweep out all the old and negative and allow in the new and positive!  Tonight, there will be food, drink and a fire with my  husband and daughter Sara.  I’ll burn that I want to rid myself of…old hurts, disappointments, angers, sickness, etc….and will then burn that which I want to bring into the New Year..love, friendships, positivity, health, happiness and abundance.  Simple and meaningful.

I want to wish you all a Very Happy New Year and I KNOW that 2014 will be an amazing year for you and yours!  Thank you so much for being a reader, a friend, a loved one..whichever category you fall into 🙂  I am Blessed..very much in my Life by all of you!  May you have all the good things in Life come your way..always!

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

Blessings and Love, Autumn



Filed under Family, Holiday, New Moons, New Year, Quote, Seasons, Thank You!, Winter, Yule/Winter Solstice/Chrismas

12 responses to “Happy New Year 2014……….

  1. Patricia Lindblad

    Good Morning my dear, dear friend,  How very telling this is. I know my path is one of change at this point. It may or, more likely may not, include Walt. For reasons unknown to me and prehaps even him, he is afraid to move forward. I will talk with him when I get the go ahead from the Goddess. My dreams the last few nights have been quite enlightning. I understand now that Seattle really isn’t the place for me. I don’t know where is just yet but know that in time it will be revealed to me. Thank you so very much for you friendship, it means a great deal to me. I wish you many Blessings in the New Year.   Love and LIght,   Pat 


  2. Christine

    What a wonderful New Year’s post!! Always love reading your post. I forget to comment to tell you how much reading your post means to me. It is a true joy and I have got many wonderful tips, insight and recipes over this past year. Thank you for taking the time to share. Looking forward to reading all the 2014 blogs.

    • Hi Christine..thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad you took the time to comment! I really appreciate it 🙂 Hope you and your family have a beautiful New Year’s day and 2014 to come!

  3. beautifully said sister!!! ♥ U!!

  4. chefette13

    Happy New Year to you and yours Autumn! A post that was a joy to read as usual!! You are always a ray of sunshine. May you and your family be blessed by the Goddess this year and always. I wish you all the health and happiness you deserve in life and more. Blessed Be.

  5. Debra Nehring

    A Happy 2014 to you, Autumn dear, and to all! May the Goddess bless in the new year! Just heading down to the cabin in a few minutes, but saw you’d posted your blog and thought I’d settle in for a read before I head out.
    May your New Year’s Eve celebrations be joyful, and the New Moon bless with all that’s wondrous about new beginnings! Much love,

  6. Julie Conover

    I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon you a year & a half ago, but I am thankful every day that I did. Your posts lift me up and have made easier for me to understand and honor traditions. It had been and is difficult for me to move forward on the path of Wicca, I’m very alone in a very small town. I am curious and willing – but it’s hard to get my ‘ball rolling’. You have taught me so much, and I know I will find wisdom in every post you make. Thank you and happy New Year

    • Hi Julie..What a lovely note to wake up to this first day of 2014. Thank you! Every time I think I’m getting tired of writing here on my blog..someone like you lets me know they enjoy it and it spurs me on 🙂 Thank you. If you would like to friend me on facebook…I have many friends who are wonderful that you can connect with to help you feel connected to other like-minded people. I wish you a Happy New Year and stay on your Path..don’t get discouraged..there are MANY of us like you!!
      Blessings, Autumn

  7. Happy New Year! I love reading your blog, it makes my day even more special after I read your message. I am very blessed to know you, I have learned so much from you. Thank you for all that you do. Love ya

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