2022 - A Year in Review
Did you know the month of January is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, transitions and doorways? Janus was said to have two faces - one looking forwards into the future, the other looking back into the past. In the Wheel of the Year, the New Year is typically celebrated at Samhain, but there is still something magical about the shift from December into January as the Gregorian calendar turns a new leaf and begins again. I like looking back on the year at this time, particularly as I don’t really enjoy the listlessness of ‘Crimbo Limbo’ week (or ‘Betwixtmas’) and I like having something to focus my energy on. So here is the first of two posts encapsulating Janus - looking back at 2022 and forward to 2023 - and how this year has led me to the final days of 2022. I hope you have all had a positive year, even if it hasn’t always seemed like it. The beautiful thing about seasonal living is that nature continues to offer us new beginnings. With every change of season, every bursting bud and decaying leaf, we are able to cast the past aside like a moth released from its own cocoon.