Happy New Year! Wow, what a fitting card. I love Wicca, I love celebrating holidays (holy days) that are themed by the seasons. Life, Death and the current process of rebirth.
I am a morning person by nature and we are in the wee hours of the morning in the annual or solar sense. Celebrating Yule a few days before Christ-mas always throws off my clock off. By Christmas Eve I am already cleaning up and moving on. I spent Christmas day doing yard work and spring cleaning my Altar and workspace in preparation for my first book.
My craftwork is gauged on cycles; daily, monthly, yearly and I will have the privilege of witnessing the Galactic "new years" in 2012. These are always good times, celebration and starting anew. I need that clean slate from time to time, I think we all do. This one came just in the nick of time, skin of my teeth really, I'm talking hours!
As soon as I cleared a workspace, the work appeared. I have been presented with "a year and a days" worth of work. Literally. So during the next year I will be working my way through a series of "Gates", signified by Tarot combinations. I have already opened the first gate but have not completed my work within it and cannot comment further at this time. Sigh.
On a less mysterious note, I have seen my friends online take New Years vows and am inclined to follow suit. I don't have as much physical work to do, as I don't need to lose as much, if any weight, I just need to rearrange it a bit. I spent ten years of my life doing morning P.T. by Army standards and the last few years sleeping in and hibernating by bear standards. I used to be able to run over ten miles and whistle as I walked back to the car. I miss that.
I am suddenly aware of how potent my magic was back then, due to my physical conditioning compensating for my lack of experience. Now a days the majority of my talents come from knowledge and experience, which has compensated for my civilian gut. Although I make no solemn vow except this one:
To vigilantly seek a deeper understanding and knowledge of myself and seek self improvement, through the application of my craftwork and by unlocking the thirteen gates and the mysteries within, So Be It.