I love reading all about New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day traditions from around the world — flaming ball tossing, dark strangers ONLY for first-stepping through the door, the eating of specific things in a tightly prescribed manner, carrying a suitcase, shattering plates (fun!), NOT taking out the trash — all strange and weirdly wonderful!
(Although, I did have to say, “Stop! Wait. Doesn’t EVERYONE wear red underwear on New Year’s Day?” 😉 )
One of the common threads stitching all of our global superstitions together is the desire to have a hand in creating the things that will occur in the new year. Love, luck, health, wealth, happiness, and peace, we want them all. We are witches in our tradition-brewing, a pinch of this, a sprinkle of that. Casting our intentions and desires like a spell on the future. We are all our own Moirai (or want to be). May we all call into being successfully. May we all weave well. ❤