Fast away the old year passes,
Fa-la la-la la, la la la la …
It’s New Year’s Eve, and for the past several years, I have shared some fascinating lore for this most celebrated threshold time. Everything we do on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is loaded with sympathetic magic and portents for the coming year.
Don’t forget that the last day of the month (and the year) is sacred to Hecate. Hecate is the psychopomp, who shows the way to those crossing to the lands of the dead. As such, She is the Guardian of the Crossroads (specifically, all mundane road crossings as well as the crossroads between realms).
She is the Triple Goddess in Her most ancient form, the trinity of Artemis the Maiden, Selene, the Mother, and by Her own name, Hecate, the Crone. Hecate is the Witch Queen, and also rules over prophecy, healing, visions and magic. This, along with the magic of New Year’s Eve, make this an outstanding night for divination, meditation and spellwork.
On this night, you might leave food at a crossroads in Her name. If you are especially wise, you will pick a crossroads where She can see to it that the hungry may eat it, whether they know it is in Her name or not.
Thus we may also fulfill the final blessings of this magical Tarot Year of the Empress, by sharing our bounty and abundance with others.
May your celebrations be safe, joyful and herald a fabulous new beginning for you!
Love and blessings,