Happy (almost) Solar New Year, everyone! Can we agree to call the first month of the year Plan-uary? Because I always seem to buy a new journal or planner right before the new year starts. Personally, I’m starting a BuJo this year (yes, I’m years behind on this), and I’m really excited. Below I’ve have a list of topics to pack your magickal journal, grimoire, or book of shadows over the course of January. There are both prompts and correspondences below.
Planning Ahead: January is an excellent time to plan ahead. Even if you celebrate one of the many, many other ‘new year’ times on the calendar, the people around you will likely be observing a solar year in some form. Now is an excellent time to write down Full and New Moon dates, signs, and times; Sabbat days for the Wheel of the Year; or brainstorm a list of topics you would like to add to your magical journal over the course of 2018. This is also a great time to set up a magickal journal if you don’t already have one.
Release List: I enjoy a good gratitude list (aka my cat’s name and then a bunch of food I want to eat) just as much as the next person, but for the new solar year consider writing a list of things to release instead. What no longer serves you? What holds you back? Write them down and (try to) let them go. Burn the release list for an extra boost of GTFO.
Something New: Think of a new skill you’d like to add to your witchcraft repertoire. Have you always wanted to try a different type of scrying? Make your own oracle deck? Create charm bags? If you’re drawn to something that usually means you have a knack for it. Try out a new witchy skill and add the information to your magical journal.
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
- Red Tourmaline
- Snowflake Obsidian
Full Moon Names
- Cold Moon
- Moon After Yule
- Wolf Moon
- Carmentalia (January 11 and 15)
- Sementivae (January 24 through 26)
Mythology and Folklore
- Ceres (honored during Sementivae)
- Carmenta (honored during Carmentalia)
- Tellus (honored during Sementivae)
- 2 (the year number for 2018)
- 1 (the month number for January)
- 3 (the month number for January 2018)
I hope that you found this list helpful! Blessed be, friends.
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Datebook
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences
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