It's so fun and easy to think up resolutions for a new year, I could have dozens just like that, but it's just as easy for me to get sidetracked. Finding that a slower process works better for the way I'm wired, I'm going to continue forming intentions moonwise -- that is, on the new moon of each month.
I still wanted to join in with the new year vibe though so I chose a word for 2015 and it is "flow" -- both a tarot card and an oracle card I drew on January 1 had to do with flow. So I get it, flow it is. I've been thinking about what flow means and what qualities might access or impede flow energy -- what came up was decision-making. Without going into detail, let me just say decisions do not come easy for me and then things can either lose their momentum or stall completely. It's probably why I try to incorporate rituals into my life so much.
My dye & stitch full moon ritual, 13 moondalas, comes to an end with the January full moon. I like the balance of the 12 sections, so the 13th mandala will be stitched onto one of the existing squares, but which one is still to be determined. It will need to be small.
I'm making a sequin constellation on a moon phase card -- these points of light are the birth dates of women in my women's circle. I will stitch the connecting lines either by hand or machine but first have to choose how they connect. I'm thinking that each point connects to its nearest point. And then I want to make more constellations -- my family, my first women's circle, herb friends, and on and on. It will be interesting to see what the constellations look like, how and where they overlap. I expect this to evolve throughout the year or as long as my interest holds. Not making it a resolution or ritual or anything.
Today is a waning moonday in the sign of Cancer and our first 2015 Monday. It's a time of letting go, clearing out, tidying up and making soup -- I'll be putting away Yule decorations, working on the moondala project, organizing and maybe making miso soup for tonight.
Wishing you love and light this day, this week, this year.