The winter brings about a time of reflection, moments to rest, and actions geared towards preparation for the spring. Naturally when I’m doing my reflections around this time on how far I’ve come, I’m also able to note what goals I still want to accomplish, plans I want to put in motion, and habits that I want to adapt. I feel hopeful, exited, and then somewhat anxious because I’m reminded that the calendar marks the start of a new year January 1st and I’m not quite where I think I “should” be. In doing my self-care rituals, spending time in meditation, and being grateful for all that God has done in my life thus far I’m reminded that spring marks the true beginning of the new year. This is when all of the zodiac signs complete their cycle and everything turns green becoming alive again. Aside from that, we can make changes at any time. I personally make them with every new moon and eclipse that occurs. Speaking of, the new moon just peaked and there was a solar eclipse on December 26th following the Winter Solstice on December 21st. Because I’m in sync with the natural flow of the universe, fortunately I tend to know when the elements and seasons are working in my favor whether I reference an actual calendar or not. I do believe that this current season is shifting and propelling us for what’s to come this year and I’m excited about it. This is an ideal time to journal, write down ideas, make plans, heal, deep clean our houses, and cleanse our internal homes of mind, body, and spirit in the name of self-care. In doing so, I know we’ll be ready to plant new seeds when spring rolls around. Get ready 2020 is going to be amazing!