Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year. At least I hope it was better than mine. I should have jumped in the car and headed up to my hometown. That will definitely be the plan for next year, New Years is way to depressing sitting at home doing nothing!

New Years is a time of reflection, thinking back to years past and what we were doing. Old friends we’ve lost touch with, people, places, those that are no longer with us.  Christmas is a time to spend with family, New Years is for partying with your friends.

New Year is also a time of looking forward, to what we want to achieve in the coming year, our hopes and dreams. I don’t go for Resolutions, I think that is setting yourself up for failure, they never seem to last beyond January.

This turning of the year is especially magickal, as well as starting a new calendar, today is also a New Moon. Also, this month, we have two New Moons. That really bodes well for the year ahead.

I drew a card this morning, New Years Day, asking what was in store for me in the coming year. I drew the Ace of Swords. Aces are all about beginnings, so a great card to begin the year. Swords embody the element of Air, ideas, inspiration and communication.

Ace of Swords

A great card to draw for a fresh start. The winds of change blowing through. I also like the image of the eagle, soaring high on the updrafts. The Ace of Swords says this will be a year of creative inspiration, clarity and mental breakthroughs. Gaining a new understanding on problems and challenges, even a new view on life entirely, maybe even a new creative pursuit or a breakthrough on the ones I already have.  Although this intellectual sharpness also needs to be tempered with compassion and practicality, it is all to easy to get swept up in all these new ideas and forget the needs of those around you. Just like the Sword, this energy is double-edged, it can be wielded for the greater good or for less than honorable intentions. It cuts through to the heart of the matter and is symbolic of truth and justice, standing up for what you believe in and fighting for the greater good.

The Ace of Swords bodes well for a good year ahead.

I wish you all a joyful and prosperous New Year.

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