Here in the South, we always eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for luck. Some locales call it Hoppin' John, which I first heard here in the coastal Lowcountry. I saw many at the store yesterday buying collards, and the green is symbolic for money (abundance). I'm going to chop in kale and chard from my garden. Corn bread goes with it, to attract all that's golden.
One of my resolutions for 2013 is to share my sensitivity and perception more boldly. More creative risk and less fear. But I'm just drinking in the freshness today, with no specifics, and that's how it is. I 'm considering now until the New Moon in Capricorn (January 11th), the New Year visioning period.
I like the idea of New Year's themes -- experiences sought -- instead of resolutions. Along those lines, I came across Waverly Fitzgerald's blog on Candlemas Collages (coinciding with Imbolc, Feb 2nd. Her collages of past years have themes like Spaciousness, Refreshment, Presence.
One theme that's looking attractive is courage, especially since Uranus will be conjunct my Saturn (in Aries) in a few months. And this activates the square to my Cancer Sun. Like a lot of cardinals, I'm feeling the big squeeze of Uranus-Pluto. That's partly why I'm wanting to avoid rushing to create resolutions. This feels like new territory. As always feel free to share your thoughts....Getty Images