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New Year ritual to banish negatives

the Secular New Year might be a great time to rid yourself of some unwanted or negatives in your life.

Items you’ll need in your ritual circle with you:
Pen (or something to write with)
Parchment or paper to write on.
Small cauldron (to burn inside of)
banishing herbs (some examples – basil, cedar, cinnamon, rosemary, lavender)

The ritual:
Cast your circle as you normally would.

Think about the things that you want to rid yourself of. When you feel ready, write down all the things you want to let go (keep them simple, clear and concise).

As you burn your list, say:
“As these negatives leave my life and the Gods remove my strife,
let me grow in a positive way, every hour of every day”

Make sure the list has completely turned to ash. Thanks the Gods and close your circle as your normally would. Dispose of the ashes as you see fit.

Some suggestions for disposal:
scatter the ashes to the wind to take it away
bury it in the ground
flush the ashes down the toilet

by Lady Pagan/The Pagan Musings

Happy New Year

Blessing of the New Year

Gods, bless to me this new day,
Never seen by me before;
As I bless You on this morning,
Embracing the time I am given.
Bless my two eyes,
May my eyes bless all I see;
I will bless my neighbor,
May my neighbor bless me.
Gods, give me a clean start,
Let me remain under your protection;
Bless my children and my husband,
And bless my life and my possessions.

Carmichael, A., (1900). Carmina Gadelica volume 1

Setting Your Intention for the Year
Spell Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Color of the day: Red
Incense of the day: Cinnamon

What are you thankful for?

Sit quietly until images or words float into your mind. Using a fountain pen (so your energy flows into what you’re writing) and the finest paper you can find, write at the top: I GIVE THANKS.

Now write three really basic things you’re grateful for. Examples:
(1) My health is good
(2) Someone loves me (who?)
(3) I’m employed and have adequate income.

Keep thinking. Write down three more things. Write neatly and legibly. No spelling errors!

Read your list aloud. Pause after each item and say, “Thank you, Goddess” or “Thank you, [name of other god or goddess].”

Fold your list into thirds and hold it against your chest. Visualize the words on your gratitude list flowing off the page and imprinting themselves on your heart in a beautiful calligraphic script. Carry gratitude on – and in – your heart for the rest of the year.

This post was written by Barbara Ardinger