by Isabella @TheWandCarver
Ah, what a perfect ending to a miserable year for most people. It has been filled with bad politics, bad politicians, bad manners, bad virus, bad moods, and bad feelings by all. Some are not terribly bothered with lockdowns and self-isolation [such as myself for I am a truly solitary Solitary Witch and am pleased with my own company and that of my cat] but most of you are very social creatures [I was once one of those in my youth] and that, particularly at this time of year can be ever so difficult. A Zoom Christmas is surely not the same as going to visit family, even if you don’t practise yourself. Still, today we not only begin Yule, but it is also Winter Solstice and it is the day of the Great Conjuction, which many of you read my blog regarding this two or three weeks ago. I am sorry that I haven’t had time to write since, nor do I now, but I can’t let the Sabbat pass, nor the rest of the reasons to be happy pass by without wishing all of you the very happiest “beginning of the end” of 2020.
First of all, I truly thank each of you who sign up for updates when I blog and those whom faithfully return to read them. I have never felt I could turn a phrase, nor come up with a plot or a storyline worth a tinker’s dam, so writing the book I have always wished I could has never materialised. However, if I try really hard, I can just about make some sense in a short story or blog. Having some fans, like your good selves, makes me want to write more… but there is always that old “time” which somehow saps the best out of us all. I love every one of you for sticking with me. I really shall try to do better in 2021.
I wish for every one of you to be healthy, prosperous, and protected. May the rest of this year, short as it is, be the best you can make of it. And, although I do want to send New Year wishes to you all in just over a week, I shall say now what I hope and believe – that your, our, year coming will be a happier one. I don’t think we should “go back to normal”. There never was anything useful in going backwards. How about we go forward. Let us make a new normal. One where we can be kind to each other. One where we let go of our egos and embrace our inner angels. Let us be empathetic. Let us remember the manners that someone in our lives taught us. Let us not be rude to anyone. There will be wind-up merchants always who just want to take the mick out of you but just walk away. Keep your dignity. Hold your head up. Believe in yourselves. You really are worth believing in. My mentor, Eckhart Tolle, says that people are not bad. People allow their egos to take them over and from that sometimes bad things happen; this is not the true person. When you gain the control and lose the ego, you are the true person that you are. And that person is wonderful.
I know… it is hard to believe some people, whom I shall not name, are really good people deep inside. Still, I think we all know that it is true. But we soon forget that when we are given to anger [ego-driven] over some new thing these people do. We can’t awaken anyone but ourselves.
Go out just after the sun sets tonight. Face the western skies. If you have binoculars, take them with you just so you can see Saturn and Jupiter separately and not like it is one planet. If you don’t have mountains or very tall trees in the way, there is a very good chance you will see the Great Conjuction and the best part is, it doesn’t matter where in the world you live. We can all stand together, we brothers and sisters, and see the dawning of the Age of Aquarius as one, even if we are seeing it at different times in different time zones. Just be still and know that we are truly all together; we are family.
I hope everyone will say a little prayer for each other to the Universe and thank the Universe for the beginning of a much happier, healthier and caring time ahead, Long may it last.
Many thanks for reading and warmest Yule blessings all whom this way wander x