It’s 2018! Happy New Year’s friends 🎇 I hope you had a wonderful time welcoming in the New Year! My New Year’s Eve was perfectly cosy – which was perfectly awesome. My husband and I ordered some Chinese food finished up Longmire on Netflix, watched some movies and had some sparkling wine. So that was pretty damn awesome in my opinion.
Oh yeah and I also lit a stick of sage incense to release the energies of 2017 because ya know I’m a witch at heart here and everything needs a touch of magick 😉
On that note, here are 5 magickal suggestions on how to greet this New Year in 2018. As always let spirit guide you towards that which best ignites the magick in your spirit. 🌕
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1. Release The Past Year
Releasing the energy of the past year is an important part of welcoming the New Year. You don’t keep old food in your fridge for years on end, do you? So why would you keep trucking around the energy of the previous year? Now that’s not to say that you should just forget the previous year – most certainly not.
There is a wealth of spiritual (and practical) things we can learn by reflecting on how the previous year unfolded and that energy shouldn’t be discarded. You lived, you loved, you cried, you laughed, and you wove magick last year. Honour that. Give it space. Light a stick of sage, journal, meditate – do whatever calls to your spirit – and give thanks for what you learned in the year that was and then get ready to focus on the year ahead.
2. Draw a Card
If you follow me over on YouTube you know I love working with tarot and oracle cards. Like a whole hell of a lot. Towards the end of 2017, I shared both my tarot and oracle collection as of 2017. Which was a complete blast. Anyways the point being, I think that drawing a card for 2018 is a really awesome way to connect with the energy of the New Year and welcome it in.
It doesn’t have to be a super elaborate ritual, although it totally can if you want it to be. When picking my 2018 tarot and oracle card and then doing my year ahead spread I was cosied up in a blanket with a hot cuppa cocoa. Choosing a card for the coming year is a perfect way to take a magickal moment, gather yourself and get ready to welcome the energy of the New Year.
3. Light a Candle
This can work as both a way to magickally release the previous year and welcome the energy of the New Year in. Take a moment as you light your candle to visualise what it is that you honour from the past year or what it is that you would like to manifest in the coming year. Feel this energy build up in you and share it with your candle so that it works the magick while you have it lit.
4. Breathe in Some Frosty Fresh Air
If it’s not too cold where you are, then head outside for a few minutes to breathe in some frosty fresh air. Revel in the earth as it turns another year older too. Celebrate the earth’s growth and the energy that it has to share with you. Feel the seasonal air outdoors. Embrace it. Let its breezes fill you up with the magick of today, of being and alive and being in 2018.
5. Weave a Spell For Abundance in 2018
If you have a project or magickal goal you’d like to manifest this year, now is the perfect time to connect with this energy and let it flourish. Depending on what sort of abundance you’d like to bring about your magickal tools may differ. For instance, if you’re focusing on a career goal then working with citrine, green candles and pyrite are good options. In contrast, if your magickal goal is to surround self-love and healing you might opt for something like rose quartz, a pink candle and some rose petals. Let your intuition guide you as manifest your magick for an abundant 2018.