I started this feature last month and it very helpful for my own writing. I am keeping it going this month because, to me, December is the perfect time to stay indoors and work on a project. Below I’ve have a list of topics to pack your magickal journal over the course of December. There are both prompts and correspondences below.
Brag Letter: One of my favorite holiday traditions is the brag letter. A member of my own family sends one, and it’s always highly anticipated. The brag letter gets a bad reputation because we are supposed to be ‘humble’, but what’s wrong with being proud of our accomplishments? Consider writing a brag letter of your own in your magickal journal; there’s no need to send it if that makes you uncomfortable, just write it out. It can be as serious or as sarcastic as you want, and it might even surprise you.
Guided Meditation: December, for me, is a month of introspection. Consider a guided meditation; you can find one with the audio already recorded online, or you can use a written one and record yourself reading it. If you choose the latter, add the text of the guided meditation to your magickal journal, along with your reflection.
New Year’s Divination: The Yuletide season is the perfect time for divination, especially about the coming year. Record the results of your divination, and, if you have it, reflect on your divination from the previous Yule.
Reflection: It’s entirely likely that last year you wrote a set of New Year’s Resolutions. Now is the perfect time to get that list out, reflect on what you got done, think about what no longer matters to you, and pick items to roll over to next year.
Yule Ritual: If you do a Yule ritual, your magickal journal is the perfect place to record it, including any reflections after that fact that you would like to include.
For correspondences, I suggest selecting any of the topics below that interest you, and adding a page of information about them to your magickal journal. If you don’t already have one, my guide to starting a magickal journal can be found here.
Crystals & Metals
Full Moon Names
- Cold Moon
- Long Nights Moon
- Brumalia (late November through early January)
- Krampusnacht (December 5th)
- Pancha Ganapati (December 21-25)
- Saturnalia (December 17-23)
- Winter Solstice/Yule (December 21)
Mythology and Folklore
- Frau Perchta
- Ganesha (honored during Pancha Ganapati)
- Krampus (honored and feared on Krampusnacht)
- Saturn (honored during Saturnalia)
- 3 (the month number for December)
- 4 (the month number for December 2017)
- Mercury (Retrograde from December 3-22)
I hope that you found my list helpful! Blessed be, friends.
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences
Yule by Susan Pesznecker (Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials Series)
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