Today marks the new year. Except that it technically doesn't. The year began 30 days ago, so how can it finally be starting today?
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New Year's Eve and Day are powerful holidays. One could argue they are the same holiday, though the energy before and after the stroke of midnight is dramatically different. I cannot stress how enormous the difference is, nor can I explain to the non-empathic how powerful that time of year truly is. There is none like it, and it becomes somewhat taxing by the end.
As I mentioned in an article months ago (jeez, it's been awhile, hasn't it?), all holidays have an energy that can be used magically. The more widespread a celebration is, the more energy it has to offer. New Year's is a bit of an exception. Though there is massive energy created from the near world-wide observance of it, magically it is virtually unusable.
This doesn't stop people from trying, of course!
The practice is usually a beneficial one, letting go of the old to make way for new growth is part of "Change 101." However, New Year's Eve (or Day) has a secret most don't consider - there's a high rate of failure in those resolutions, and that energy is fed into the celebration as well. Cumulatively.
And So The Year Begins
By the end of January, most of the failed attempts have run their courses, leaving only the strongest, most determined resolutions of the New year trailing bits of energy to follow. It's not the explosive energy raising of the holiday itself, but it also lacks the chaotic coin-toss of failures mucking up your carefully laid plans. Quality over quantity, as some may say.
That's why January is my unofficial month off (at least its reserved as such when necessary). Staying under the metaphysical radar during this month of the year can sometimes make or break success; taking a month to merely maintain the current status quo helps reserve your personal energy until a time when it is more effective.
Want An Explosive Source Of Energy?
It's true, the energy of New Year's seems like such a waste to watch pass by (or through) you without being channeled. It's the "Big Bang" of holidays, but happens every year. Surely, there must be some way to contain, direct or otherwise use that energy?
There are two things to consider: 1) New Year's energy is a time for insight and reflection, not action or change. You can use the celebration as a tool to say goodbye to things that are past, and that can be transformative enough on its own. And 2) For those moments when action is required or desired, there's another powerful yearly option you can turn to: Your birthday.
If you're unlucky enough to have a New Year's birthday (like one of my friends), or in the first half of January (like one of my family members), then you can try your "half-birthday" instead. Or determine the estimated date of your conception, which undoubtedly contains much creative energy already attuned to you as well.
However, if you want your efforts to succeed, I highly recommend staying away from New Year's. Leave that time for parties, socializing and reminiscing - it's not predictable or dependable enough for spellwork, energy work or metaphysical change.
The Master of Beginnings, inviting discussion, joy, healing and every shade of grey the Multiverse has to offer!
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