I’ve been fond of New Year. It seems to me it’s the most mysterious celebration of the year, for you feel the power of Time change with your own being & it seems you are able to participate in it actively. There is something indeed bewitching in the moment when the clock strikes and you make your wish. You feel almost the Ruler of Present, Past & Future. Besides, New Year always means a fairy-tale. It’s a wonderful journey to ourselves, into our still childish dreams and pure sense of a feast, which raise your spirit so much! However, there is one thing which makes me odd about it: why the modern industrial society celebrates it on the 1st of January.
One ancestors, being wiser and having better relationship with Nature, celebrated it on the 1st September, on the 1st November or on the 1st March, according to the cultural tradition. All these dates have their meaning as well as celebrations themselves pay tribute to Earth. The solar & lunar cycles are more than logical too, for days of Equinoxes & Solstices and the lunar New Year pay tribute to Celestial bodies that give life to our planet. I guess the world has totally different energy in these periods, and by choosing an alternative, artificial path we miss it.
A calendar is just a set of months. Most of us knows neither its meaning nor its true predestination.Besides it doesn’t make our life better or worse. While our bio rhythms are strongly connected with our planet and we should follow them to comprehend our own essence.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (no matter when you celebrate it)!