My favourite way of making New Year resolutions is to write down at least 10 things I want to do over the following year. The idea behind this is that with a lot of goals you have a good chance of getting at least some of them done by the end of the year. I usually find it works quite well. In 2011 I managed to achieve seven out of 10, which I thought was pretty good going.
How did I do in 2012? Well, here's what I hoped to do, what I succeeded at, what I attempted, and what I failed to do completely.
- Write a spell each month
This one I achieved and here is a complete list of them:
January: Twelfth Night Spell For New Year Luck
February: Valentine's Day Spell - A Scented Love Heart
March: Easy Candle Wishing Spell
April: A Bubbly Spell For Happiness
May: A Daisy Spell For Overcoming Indecision
June: Lucky Talisman Bracelet To Support Your Team
July: Spell To Cut Through Red Tape
August: Spell To Keep The Holiday Spirit
September: Spell To Get A Good Night's Sleep
October: Halloween Divination Spell With Pumpkin Seeds
November: Talisman to Help Recover a Stolen Laptop
December: Yuletide Potion For Luck, Love and Happiness
- Post a full moon ritual on my blog
I just managed to sneak this one in before the end of the year. I posted a short ritual to honour the moon on my blog last week.
- Learn more about astrology
No, I can't say I did much towards this, apart from taking a little astrological advice now and then.
- Interview at least 6 people for the blog
This has been on my New Year's Resolution list for several years now, and I've never managed to achieve it. In 2012 I interviewed one person - author and shamanic practitioner Ross Heaven. You can read the interview here.
- Learn to forge an athame (a witch's knife)
Not this year, but I still hope to do that some time soon.
- Visit a site of pagan interest in London that I haven't already blogged about
I visited a wonderful site that I hadn' even heard about before this year - Camlet Moat, or London's Camelot.
- Visit a chalk horse or hill figure that I haven't already blogged about
On my way back from my summer holiday in Cornwall, I stopped off at the Westbury White Horse, which is an amazing chalk hill figure in Wiltshire, not far from Stonehenge.
- Visit the Museum of Witchcraft
After many years of wanting to visit the Museum of Witchcraft, in Cornwall, I finally went there while I was on holiday in August. I was not in the least disappointed. You can read my account here.
- Visit Stonehenge
I visited Stonehenge on a lovely summer's day and took quite a few photos.
- See the Northern Lights
Back in January, I blogged about my travels to Norway in search of the Northern Lights. I did see them. You can see one of the photos I took at the top of this page, and you can see and read more here.
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