The start of the holiday break from work signals the start of my year-in-review and next year's planning process. Since 2012 I've been tweaking and adapting the steps, creating a hybrid model to reflect my own evolution.
Throughout 2020 I have added a new layer to this - astrology. Not your run-of-the-mill, back-of-magazines horoscopes, but the real, deep archetypal psychology of the celestial bodies in our solar system. In August 2019, an email popped into my inbox inviting me a full moon webinar. A few months later, I took a course, and at the turn of the year, my first consultation. Several courses in, I find myself learning to speak a new language, decrypting the symbolic cyphers of this ancient art and science.
The journey has been one reminiscent of my studies - taking time to study; learn the lessons and assimilate the energies; seek out guides and guidesses, books and resources; making connections that make sense only to me as they gestate and take shape.
In this "time-out-of-time" holiday period beginning on the Winter Solstice, I'll be surrounded by journals and agendas and photos and notebooks, revisiting the year that was and selecting the best of the lessons of 2020 to bring forward into the new year.
Do you take any time to review your year? Do you have a favourite ritual to release the past?
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