New beginning is starting...
Xmas Holiday Season seems to be all about buying gifts, sharing meals, taking care of the loves ones.... which means we spend time in a frenetic atmosphere till the new year comes and find us totally exhausted by all this....
Well enjoying life can be a good thing but let us have a look at the real meaning of an ''end of year''.
In the roman mythology a God with 2 faces was honored and very respected during this period of the year. His name was Janus and he was traditionally the guardian of Heaven doors and the God of transition. He was described as an authentic and truly devoted God, who was guiding people.
He is represented with two faces for the following reason: one face is looking in the past and the other one is looking towards future. But it can also be the representation of your inner personality and outer personality.
So the period related to Janus, normally starts the day of the Winter solstice, known also as the new astrological year; it will start on December 21st, 2019 at 11:20 pm Eastern time.
This is when the ''Janus doors'' will be opened and they will remain opened up to January 10, 2020 (till the next Full Moon).
That period of time is for evaluate our life path and to determine our objectives for the coming year. It is a time of introspection, a time to visualize our goals, to leave some facts in the past and move forward.
A great time to engage ourselves in a new direction or plant the seeds for future.
It is really important to prepare our future consciously because if not, we can become unconsciously prisoner of a structure that doesn't fit us!
So how to prepare ourselves in the best way?
Very important to split this meditation in two steps:
a) Personal review
Do a review of what you have accomplish and try to be impartial in your thoughts:
- What did I accomplish and/finish in the last six months?
- What has been destroyed, changed or disputed in my values and/or life?
- What did I lost, for what did I suffer and/or cried?
- If we went through a loss, we will have to identify the 4 phases of a loss: denying, contest, depressed and acceptation. If a loss is not totally accepted, the passage of Janus doors might be difficult.
Once we have done our own review of accomplishment, we will have to answer the following questions:
- What do I want to accomplish, to realize in the six following months?
- What action should I take to be able to accomplish my goals?
- What kind of feeling I would like to have to for this coming year?
If you do this exercise in writing, you will increase your chances of success. And it will be good to remind you those objectives at each New Moon during the first six months of the year.
I really hope Janus will be your guide for the end of this year and from the bottom of my heart I wish you all the best and the most beautiful year 2020 you can imagine!