12 Nights of Yule- December 31st

At this point we’ve been contemplating our New Year goals since Samhain, began newer healthier habits in November and have finalized our annual plans throughout December.

Now that the planning is done, it’s time to relax, enjoy good food and ring in the New Year with the people in my life who matter the most.

My family and I said hello to 2017 with a couple of fun New Year’s Eve customs for good luck.

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Pigs are symbols of prosperity across the world. In Germany, it is customary to eat little marzipan pigs for good fortune.

We set our intentions for a prosperous year with some delicious marranitos, which are molasses gingerbread cookies in the shape of pigs.

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We also wrote out our New Year’s wishes on small pieces of paper, folded them up and tossed them into the bonfire.

Fire represents change and transformation, which makes it the perfect element to work with at this time of year. In fact, the act of burning wishes is a type of fire magick that provides the quickest results.

2016 was a year of awakenings. One could argue it was a year of rude awakenings.

I found myself at my lowest- physically, emotionally, mentally- and it has taken a lot of strength, courage and perseverance to pick myself back up again.

I’m calling 2017 My Year of Magick.

This year I choose to live mindfully with intention and a fierce determination to manifest the kind of life I deserve.

Happy New Year & Blessed Be!

xoxo

The Snow Orchid Witch

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