Welcome once more to this magickal newsletter. I am glad that the activities from the holiday season are almost at an end but looking forward to the New Year’s eve celebration. This is a time dear reader, that we can do several things to activate good ju-ju and make sure it will be ours in the months to come.
Yes! I am almost done putting down all the yule decorations. All will be placed in their allotted containers,etc. and will be out of sight for another twelve blissful months! phew! But dear reader, I do love the celebration of the eve of the New year in the Gregorian calendar. I get to do all these quirky and fun things that are done with the intention of calling up and putting together all the particles of good karma that I have accumulated (hopefully a substantial amount). New Year’s Eve traditions are very much tied up with cultural and personal practices. What I love about it, is that we can borrow from different traditions from all around the world and use it for our own personal wishes/or goals. Here are some of my old time favorites:
1. Wearing new underwear that is either red (power, success) or yellow (success, movement).
2. Eating 12 seedless grapes at the struck of midnight. Take a moment to watch the people around you, if you are quick you can capture this moment for posterity with your handy phone…People with stuffed cheeks trying to eat and swallow all of their grapes, before the very first minute into the new year. Plus! we have to hug our relatives and friends at the same time, while trying to gulp the New Year’s toast! so special this moment..try it! Each grape represents each month of the year to come, make those wishes and eat fast (but careful not to choke on the grapes)
3. Chocolate its a popular choice in prosperity magick. Perfect to eat on New year’s eve to draw prosperity to you and those you share it with. You can also give out a chocolate cake as a gift on December 31st ensuring your passing the blessing to someone you love and attracting to you as well, excellent energies of prosperity and abundance.
4. Cleaning your home on the 31st. To rid the place of negativity and purifying so that it is ready for good energies. A quick tip: Clean your windows with a solution of water and vinegar. This ensures to bring blessings from the element of Air. Place a bit of salt on your windowsills once you are done, to protect with the element of Earth. Burn a small candle (any color) to help you get rid of the old with the element of Fire and finally of course, washing down your floors with water- helps you activate the element of Water to wash away and bring a renewal of good energies.
5. Before midnight, take some time to write down everything you want to get rid of, from this past year and then simply burn it on a fire safe plate, container etc. Do it with focused intention. It works!
6. Make sure to enter the New Year with money in the bank (even if it is a very small amount) money in your pocket, purse or wallet. Before the clock strikes 12 on the eve of the New Year, take out a bill from your wallet and have it on your hand by midnight. The larger the denomination of the bill of course, the better results for your prosperity in the months to come. But don’t despair if all you have is a $1 bill or a $5 bill. The important thing here is the symbolic act of having money in the hand, to send that message into the Universe that you are deserving of prosperity and abundance.
7. Burning candles is also another way of attracting what you wish for. These are the colors most used on December 31st: Red= Power, passion, courage. Blue= Peace. Green=Health. Yellow=Money/Success. Gold= Wealth, prosperity, quick change and success. Orange= Changes, success. You can also place white flowers on your altar, dining table, etc to draw more energies of peace and health.
8. Placing a handful of uncooked lentils in you purse and leaving it there the whole year ensures that you will not have money problems. Just take out and put back every time you empty your purse to clean it out.
9. Write down small petitions or a list of what you want to accomplish. Be realistic and just write down that which is obtainable. This way you won’t create added stress that you are not meeting your goals. Place around or under your candles. Keep your goal list and read at the end of next year when its time to burn it and create another one.
The above are the one’s my family and I have tried at one time or another. We try to keep it simple, otherwise is too overwhelming trying to accomplish each and every little thing. What’s important dear reader is to have fun, enjoy this day with the ones you love.
CRYSTAL BALL – A PEEK INTO THE NEW YEAR –
Due to the amount of information for the horoscope, I have chosen to skip several of my regular articles and just publish my “Crystal Ball-Peek at the Week” article. I have added a bit of each sector of general things that happens in a given time. Keep in mind dear reader I am not a professional astrologer. I am passing along what I have learned when creating horoscopes combined with my card reading and research.
A gift from me to you, as thanks for reading through my weekly Gazette 🙂 Thank you and enjoy!
ARIES: On December 24th Saturn returned to take over from where an annual update has left off. Saturn is the hard taskmaster of the cosmos, setting the rules and regulations and determining where you need to take responsibility and since October 2012 that has been all about financial matters. Yet Saturn has returned to your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery, for the first time since 1988 and while he will retrograde back out for a few months next year, he’s here until December 2017 to help show you the world and what you’ve been missing out on. This is a game changer and completely changes the way you will look at 2015, focused now more on the journey than on anything else.
TAURUS: The fact that Mars had only left your financial sector weeks before the other planets arrived last month, meant that you were also able to capture the financial passions and fighting spirit developed over recent months. Once Venus left your financial sector on December 11th, Mercury on the 17th and the Sun on the 22nd; the money gods had done their dash for the year. The New Year period is always a time where you can take your money hat off and having taken care of any financial housekeeping, let things play out. However, just 2 days after the Sun left your financial sector – December 22nd- leaving it empty and you on your own everything changed, with Saturn deciding that your relationships have had enough of his scrutiny and that he will instead follow the other planets into your financial sector. This is Saturn’s first visit to the financial sector for about twenty odd years and between now and December 2017 he’s out to show you what taking your power back really means.
GEMINI: With Mercury working to ensure the communication lines are open, Venus to give you a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and the Sun performing his annual relationship review, this is a chance to create a fresh start and a new, level playing field. With Mars having moved through your relationship sector in September/October, this had already shaken things up and got everything out in the open. However, when the Sun left your relationship sector on December 22nd that was it for the year, with your relationships going back to something that is up to you to maintain. Saturn is making his first visit since 1988. While he’ll retrograde back out for a few months next year, he will spend until December 2017 taking you through relationship boot camp, working with you to create something real and authentic. Until then Saturn will be tying up loose ends on the work front, though it will also leave some things up in the air to see how they play out, before returning between June and September 2015 to bring things home. As is the case at this time every year, while the Sun moves on to let Saturn take care of your relationships the solar spotlight will shift to money matters. While the Sun will always spend the holidays and New Year in your financial sector, making it impossible to escape the financial realities of this time of year. This time around it will come with a smart head for money and some clear financial desires and expectations for 2015.
CANCER: This was always going to be a little more important than other years, not only because Mars moved through from mid September to late October, but important as well since this is the first time since 2002 that you’ve had lucky Jupiter in your income sector at the same time. With Venus transiting in your work sector, Mercury and the Sun the first 3 weeks of December, you’ve not only got heart and mind engaged and your eyes open, but a chance to gain some income advantages as well. There is a sense of urgency, yet there will be an inner voice that will be telling you to pace yourself. You’re an intuitive sign with a sixth sense that you can rely on, so when you find yourself feeling that you need to pull back and pace yourself; listen. By the New Year period, Saturn will return to your work sector. This time, while he’ll take a 3 month break in mid 2015, he’s back until December 2017. Just 2 days after the busiest months of 2014 run their course the busiest years in 3 decades will begin, with one a stepping stone to the next. Despite the fact that the Sun, Venus and Mercury will all move into your relationship sector after leaving your work sector, there will be little chance of taking your work hat off anytime soon. Yet this cements a relationship between lucky Jupiter in your income sector and Saturn in your work sector, one that brings the promise of some very busy but lucrative times ahead. In the meantime, Mars’ return to your financial sector since December 5th; has your financial section fired up as well as your passions and fighting spirit for the new year to come.
LEO: The Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of December in a playful, romantic and creative part of your chart. Having returned to your work sector on the December 22nd, it will still be there on New Year and the first 3 weeks of every year. Your biggest problem may be keeping your work hat on, especially since Mars left your work sector and returned to your relationship sector on December 5th and the Sun, Mercury and Venus are all focused on matters of the heart. However, with Venus having returned to your work sector since December 11th, just 6 days after Mars finished firing up your professional passions and then Mercury on the 17th, the race to bring your working year to a close and start setting up for 2015 has already begun. The Sun’s departure from your romantic and creative sector on December 22nd has left it empty, with the battle to find a balance between work and play lost or so it will seem (however it will be brief). Saturn has returned to your home and family sector (December 24th). Just when matters of the heart had lost their final champion they receive the biggest champion they’ve had since this powerful planet was last here, between 1985 and 1988. With Mars spending the New Year in your relationship sector and Saturn demanding that you put matters of the heart first, this will give work focused forces a real run for their money.
VIRGO: The Sun which always spends the first weeks of December in your home and family sector and this time of year is no exception and unlike last year, he has Venus and Mercury here as well, with heart and mind engaged, the communication lines open and thanks to Mars’ visit just before they arrived, most things out in the open. These past few weeks of the month were the most important for home, family and/or property matters. Yet their focus was eclipsed just 2 days after the Sun left and wrapped up his annual review. Saturn’s return changed everything. This turn of events will start off your most important home and family chapter in decades or since Saturn was last here from 1985 to 1988. Apart from 3 months in mid 2015 Saturn is here until December 2017 and returning to your chart. It’s a journey you’ll slip into seamlessly. This won’t stop the Sun, Mercury and Venus doing all that they can to bring the fun, romance and play into the New Year period. However, with Mars having returned to your work and your career sector since the beginning of December; you will have to find the right work/life balance and the right balance between work and play so that it can create a harmonious beginning for 2015.
LIBRA: Saturn’s return to your communication sector on December 24th, for the first time in 26 years, has taken all to a whole new level, turning communication from something that is important at this time of year, to something that will become your No. 1 priority moving forward and will remain that way for the next 3 years, with Saturn not leaving until December 2017. Your home and family sector was aspected by Venus, Mercury and the Sun the first three weeks of December. Which carries the theme onto the New Year period. In the meantime, Mars is off on a mission that will bring some real colour into the final weeks of 2014 and the early weeks of 2015, firing up your romantic and creative passions.
SCORPIO: With Jupiter making his first visit to your career sector in over a decade and here from August 2014 to August 2015 and the only planetary activity in your income sector during that time playing out now, this was always going to be an important month for both professional and income matters and especially when it comes to bringing the two together. However, even Mars’ visit to your income sector from mid September to late December, which ended just 3 weeks before the push that is still playing out began, it isn’t in the same league as Jupiter, whose visit to your career sector is game changing. Apart from the fact that you’ve got Jupiter expanding your professional opportunities and Mars has already been through to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit, there is nothing to suggest that this is anything more than a temporary leg up, albeit the best leg up you’ve had for several years. With Venus, Mercury and the Sun leaving your income sector, this is the point where the money gods call it a day, having done all they can to help you smash your way through any glass ceilings. However, everything changes, with Saturn’s return, a game changer. Saturn is most definitely in Jupiter’s league and here now, apart from 3 months in mid 2014 until December 2017 and lucky Jupiter not leaving your career sector until next August (2015) this is when the push for professional and income success really begins. While the Sun, Mercury and Venus will move on to focus on your communications and Mars will keep the focus on home and family matters, something has been unleashed on the income and career fronts that will drive everything from this point on for 2015 and onward.
SAGITTARIUS: You’ve been building towards this point in your life, since as far back as mid September, as you move through the final month of the year you’re also moving into the final weeks of a push to get your new solar year off the ground and your future onto the track that you want it to continue on. As the planets leave your sign they’ll shift their focus to income matters and while Venus has been be the first to return, with Mars leaving just 6 days before Venus came back to your chart, with the planet of money, you easily transform desire and attraction into real opportunities. However, while there has been a shift towards income matters during the month, Mars has been working to ensure the communication lines are open. There is likely to be a sense that you haven’t finished, despite the fact that you’ve had more planets move through your sign over the last few months than in previous years. The game changer is Saturn’s return to your sign ( December 24th), bringing a Saturn cycle of growth (that began in 1988) to an end and starting a brand new 30 year cycle. Less than 48 hours after your birthday month ended, Saturn stepped in and turned it from the start of a fairly ordinary new solar year into your most powerful year in decades.
CAPRICORN: This will always be a month of contrasts for you and also one where the experience we all feel at this time of year, where we’re wrapping up one year and looking ahead to the New one, is felt more acutely. For you are the only sign that will always move into a New Year with the Sun in your sign and your solar and calendar years in synch. For while the new calendar year won’t begin until the 1st January, your new solar year has begun when the Sun returned to your sign on December 22nd. This will always create a feeling (at this time of year) that you’re straddling both sides of the fence, especially with Mars already in your sign as you move into the new month and Venus returning as well. Yet while both will begin opening new doors, it really will feel like you have one foot in the past and another in the future. Even when the Sun does return to your sign and your birthday month and new solar year begins, you will find it hard to close the door to the past, something that you won’t shake next month either or for the majority of the next 3 years. That’s because on December 24th, less than 48 hours after your birthday month began, Saturn returned to your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review. Beginning the much longer and far more significant job of wrapping up a Saturn cycle that began in 1988 and won’t end until he returns to your sign in December 2017. Where the early weeks of December are a time of reflection, introspection and looking within, Saturn’s return makes it part of your new ongoing reality. However, there will be little time for navel gazing and for Saturn this is a journey that will take 3 years to complete. In the meantime, the money gods will be especially active in your chart, with Mars’ return to your income sector; not only firing up your financial sector but as well your spirit and bringing a drive to smash through financial blocks, but giving lucky financial forces their first real wake up call.
AQUARIUS: Since October 2012 Saturn’s position in your career sector has been a driving force in your life, especially so over recent months as the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars moved through. Yet when the Sun left your career sector on November 22nd, this is when you would have noticed that there was no longer the professional push there once was. While Jupiter wrapped up his 12 month visit to your work sector in July, by the time; the last push to extract every advantage ran its course in mid August; Mars was already in your career sector, channeling all your professional energy into career matters. This is momentum that only ran its course when the Sun left your career sector, creating one of your busiest and most important professional years in over a decade. Saturn left your career sector on December 24th . He will return next June for a 3 month visit aimed at tying up loose ends. You have built up so much momentum on the work, career and income fronts over the last few years that there is no chance that you’ll lose your momentum anytime soon, but this does give you a chance to stop stirring the pot and have a life. Already the Sun, Mercury and Venus have more social matters in mind since the start of the month, keeping this in motion right through to the Sun’s departure from your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking (December 22nd). Yet it’s here that Saturn has returned after he left your career sector; setting the scene for some important months and years for both personal and professional networking. With Mars returned to your sign at the beginning of December; it has spent the rest of the month firing up your spirit, all that energy leaves your wanting to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries, something which you fully deserve.
PISCES: Even though lucky Jupiter has been in your work sector since August and the Sun, Mercury and Venus were all around to help launch this, your luckiest and most expansive 12 months on the work front in over a decade, you have yet to fully appreciate its full potential. You’ve had a taste of this and an inkling of what’s possible professionally since Mars returned to your career sector in mid September, something you’re continuing to explore this month. The spotlight is on career matters and with Venus and Mercury highlighting that part of your chart, you’re mentally on the ball. You have your head in the game and some strong professional desires and expectations. This is the push that work matters need, especially with Jupiter in retrograde motion until April 2015. However, with the Sun gone from your career sector since December 22nd, this is the point where what professional momentum you’ve gained is where you’ll lose your real edge. Yet while the Sun, Mercury and Venus shift their focus to social matters, something has come into its own over the holiday period, something has germinated on the professional front that suggests that a professional push is far from over and if anything, what has transpired until now is simply the warm up or a stepping stone to bigger and better things. For on December 24th, less than 48 hours after the Sun left your career sector and you found yourself wrapping up your professional year, everything changed. With Saturn’s return to your career sector, beginning your most powerful professional years in 3 decades, a journey towards success is shown, and that won’t run its course until December 2017. With lucky Jupiter in your work sector and Uranus in your income sector, they’re standing by to welcome Saturn into their fold, with the later days of 2014 setting the scene for a major period of opportunity on the income, work and career fronts in 2015. It may pay to recharge your batteries whenever you get a chance.
Well dear readers. There you have it, a bit of what is to come for 2015. It is but human, to desire a peek into what the future holds for us. There is nothing wrong with this feeling. As we all head towards a new beginning, it is good to just pause for a moment and take a deep breath. We are at the brink of new things, new happenings. It is scary sometimes to think that we cannot control our future. We might think that by knowing, we somehow control that which is yet to happen. Remember, that the future is just but decisions each of us had made in our souls, our real selves, of what we want to transpire. Add to that, the attitudes or plans of other people, outside forces that we have no inkling of. All that combined adds up to what our lives have yet to unfold. Scary? maybe. But thrilling too! To be able to create out of seemingly nothing; something solid. That is the magic of belief. For no matter what has transpired, how we feel about starting a new period, we still hold the belief, even if deep down in our hearts, that we can make our future better.
Thank you all that have read this humble newsletter, for walking with me a part of the way. For being a part of this journey. May Her love and Her light, bring you a vivid sense of self and help you shine your own light onto your personal journey.
I hope to see you next week! same place, same time!
Until I write again!
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