Happy and Blessed New Year!
The clock is counting down to the end of a turbulent year- now is a wonderful time to come together. The changing of the calendar doesn’t only influence our social lives- it marks a great mental and emotional shift as well
Let’s light the way with blessings and joy as we step into a new period in both our lives and human history
You are warmly invited to join this group ritual and welcome in 2021 as a coven!
~ ~ Thursday, December 31st - New Year’s Group Ritual ~ ~
This group ritual has two parts- a reflective time before the ritual, and the shared ritual itself. You are welcome to do as many or as few of the suggestions as you’d like!
The point here is that, despite our unique practices and the physical distance, we are all welcoming in the New Year together
Before the Ritual: Saying goodbye to 2020
Before looking ahead, it is important to look back on how far you have come. Take some time to organize the events of the past year- honoring pains and scars, but also finding the happy moments and silver linings.
A few suggestions you may do to honor the past year:
@Praecog29 shared the wonderful and reflective idea of organizing the year by themes. You can summarize the main themes of each month- capturing them in a picture, word, or emoji to organize your thoughts
You may choose to write any grievances, regrets, or sadnesses on pieces of paper. Hold them close to your heart and then slowly, release them from within you. Burn the pieces of paper- releasing them from yourself and into the past
Shadow work, meditation, and journaling are all additionally wonderful ways to look back at the year and prepare to move ahead
Consider cleansing your space of negative energies, sweeping out bad memories, and other purification rituals to cleanse your space for the new age
Group Ritual: Welcoming in 2021
On New Year’s Eve- December 31st 2020- find some quiet time to partake in this group ritual. The ritual here has been taken and adapted from one of the many fun rituals in New Year’s Eve Good Luck Rituals.
Take a handful of cinnamon powder and go to the doorstep of your living space. If you prefer, you may choose to stand in a central place within your home instead .
As you hold the cinnamon, feel and draw on the many magickal properties of this lucky and purifying spice.
When you feel the good energy rise within you, say the beautiful New Year’s Blessing specially written by the talented @Kasie for this occasion:
It is the cusp of a New Year, filled with new possibilities.
May the Lord and Lady protect me and guide me through life’s hostilities.
Let this new year be blessed with health and prosperity,
And the Gods grant me a sound mind and clarity.
Give me a brand new start and let me leave behind what I don’t need.
And help me to plant the New Year’s seed.
Let me grow in mind, body, and soul,
and help me to throw away the old as midnight toll.
This I do say, and I decree!
An harm it none, so mote it be!
~New Year’s Chant by @Kasie
With the blessing spoken into the air, blow the cinnamon powder after your powerful words. Let the energy of the chant and the powers of your magick spread and fill your living space
Visualize how abundance, prosperity, luck, and money, are entering your home. Savor these powerful feelings and good energies- let them fill up you inside as well
There will be cinnamon left on your hands- instead of washing it off, clap the extra cinnamon over your head to bathe you in abundance
Afterwards, treat yourself to a warm and delightful beverage (bonus points for holiday spiced drinks with cinnamon and other magickal seasonal spices!) and delight as you welcome in 2021
The new year is just days away- I can’t wait to welcome it in alongside the wonderful members of the Spells8 Coven!
Through all the ups and downs of this year, it has been a pleasure meeting and bonding with so many of you. No matter what 2021 has in store for us, I look forward to sharing more knowledge and enjoying time with you all
So much love and light- wishing you a very blessed 2021!