It’s a New Year at Triune Moon. Hard to believe it is now 2023. The last year sped by and held so many wonderful and exciting things. This year will be no different.
I am shaking things up right from the beginning. I am adding more items to the brick-and-mortar shop in La Pine. Classes- at least for the winter months-will primarily be online. I am looking into having a drum birthing workshop in late June or July (more info on this to come). I will be hosting other in person events as well.
Classes for January are as follows: All will be on-line and you can sign up for them here on my website (just click on Classes) or message me for more information. Shielding Basics – January 15th 1pm Making Magick with Culinary Herbs – January 25th 6:30 pm
Time permitting, I may sneak in another class or two.
Don’t forget to schedule your Reiki session to help you relax after a long holiday season. Or schedule a Tarot Reading (in person or Zoom) to find out what the New Year holds for you.
I also want to know what you would like to see happen here at Triune Moon. Are there classes you would love to take? Workshops? Seasonal rites? What would you like the shop to carry? Are there additional services you’d like to see? Drop me an email or a DM and let me know.
Winter hours are still in effect. Hours will be 10 to 3 Wednesday and Thursdays, 11 to 4 on Sundays. Saturday hours will be announced but are normally 10-3. These hours are for all in-person tarot readings, Reiki and Chakra balancing sessions, appointments, and shop times. Hours for Zoom tarot readings and classes do vary (and are available all week from 10 – 5) so message me for available dates.
2023 is going to be a spectacular year and I am looking forward to sharing it with all of you. I’ll keep you posted and up to date through these newsletters and on my website.
As always, may your month be filled with joy and blessings. Happy New Year! Terry
December is a busy time for all of us. The holidays are here, family and friends are gathering, and celebrations of all types abound. December at Triune Moon will be no different.
Amidst all this hustle and bustle, is the call of the season. With the shorter days and colder temperatures most of us just want to snuggle in our cozy robes and blankets and hibernate a bit. We are called to slow down, spend some time in introspection and planning for the upcoming new year and spring. And that is exactly what I will be doing – planning and creating new classes, workshops, and events for 2023.
That being said, there will be no classes or events for the month of December. The La Pine shop, as well as my Etsy shop, will be open as per usual. Of course, winter hours are in effect. Hours will be 9 to 4 Wednesday and Thursdays, 11 to 4 on Sundays. These hours are for all in-person tarot readings, Reiki and Chakra balancing sessions, appointments, and shop times. Hours for Zoom tarot readings and classes do vary so message me for available dates.
I am looking forward to sharing with you my plans for the new year. I’ll keep you posted and up to date through these newsletters and on my website.
May your month be filled with joy and blessings. Happy Holidays to all!! Terry
It’s the second of January and many of you may be reading the resolutions you wrote for the New Year. Are you wondering how you are going to accomplish these resolutions? Do they sound unattainable, or more of a wish list than anything else? How do we go about turning our resolutions into goals?
What is a Resolution?
Any resolution, in the context of a New Year’s resolution, is defined as a firm decision to do, or not to do, something. Did you write a resolution to stop overeating? Perhaps your resolution was to spend more time with your family. Loftier resolutions may involve learning a new language, securing better employment or writing your first novel. Maybe you’ve decided to resolve a bad situation or habit and perhaps replace it with a new and better one. No matter what your resolution, nine out of ten times these resolutions are started, then abandoned or forgotten altogether. Why? Because at this point they are just thoughts written upon paper. There is no concrete plan on how to accomplish them. We need to understand how to make our ideas work by turning our resolutions into goals.
The difference between a resolution and a goal seems simple enough. Goals, as defined, are an idea of the future or desired result in which a person or a group of people envisions, plans and commits to achieve them. As you can see, where a resolution was a decision, a goal is how we accomplish getting there. Turning your resolutions into your goals is not quite as difficult as you may think. Below are few steps to get you started on turning your resolutions into goals.
Take your written resolutions and reword them into goal form. – For example, if you wrote you wanted to stop overeating you would state in your goal “I will reduce my food intake by half.”
Establish a timeline. – Using our example of overeating we could say – Week 1: Eat only 4 ounces of meat. Week 2: Remove starchy foods and replace with vegetables.
Give an end date to your goal. – Be firm but realistic. Set it for three, six months or even a year. Give yourself time but don’t be so generous as to forget where you were going with your goals.
Re-read your goals. – Are your goals realistic? How about your end dates? If the goals seem unattainable – chop them into smaller, bite size pieces. Instead of just the one goal of reducing your food intake by half your first goal would be to stop snacking. Your next goal would be to reduce breakfast by half. The next goal, lunch amounts reduced, etc.
Don’t be afraid to create and plan for large goals, just keep them manageable by dividing the tasks into chunks, By doing so you are more likely to hit each goal on target and keep yourself motivated.
Achieving your Goals
Now that you have changed your resolutions into goals and given yourself a timeline for each, it’s time to achieve those goals. Starting now, right this moment! Don’t hesitate in beginning to move forward, momentum is key here. The faster you begin the more likely you are to succeed. It’s a proven fact that most of us procrastinate, a lot. The longer we tell ourselves that we will “get to it tomorrow” the less likely you are to ever start.
In the list below are some proven ideas to get yourself started and to stay on track to achieving your goals.
Rewrite your goals and timeline in fancy script or type them and print on colored paper. This cements the goals into your mind as well as making them easy and pleasant to read and reread.
Hang the goals where they are likely to be seen every day. Tape them to a mirror, the front door, the refrigerator, any highly visible place.
Make the goals into a “to do” list on your phone, iPad, Kindle or laptop.
Add your goal dates to your calendar.
Cross your goals off of your written/typed list as you complete them. Use a vivid red or brightly colored pen to mark them off, giving yourself a visual reminder as to how much you’ve already accomplished.
Give yourself a treat for each item accomplished. Have a spa day, buy a little something special for yourself, take a day off to just play. Rewarding yourself for a job well done helps to keep you motivated and happy to move onto the next task. You may even want to add the reward to your goals list so you know what you have to look forward to next.
Accomplishment is its own reward.
Turning our resolutions into goals will increase our success rate in keeping our yearly resolutions. Having goals helps you to progress a bit each day towards what you want to bring into (or out of) your life. So next December 31st, instead of having unrealized resolutions you will have reached your goals, giving you a wonderful sense of accomplishment, peace and pride in the fabulous year you have lived.
May you accomplish all your goals with ease, joy and great success.
Blessed Samhain and a Happy Halloween to all. I’ve been looking forward to this day all year! It is a time steeped in lore, traditions, mystery and fun. It’s the one day of the year I can run amuck, dressed in my witchy finery and no one bats an eye. Then, when the last of the candy and goodies have been given out and the last little goblin is home in bed, the ritual area is set, the fire is lit and the serious work of Samhain begins.
In many traditions Samhain is thought of as the Witches’ New Year and it is has always been so in my household. While much of the focus of this season is on the thinning veil and working with our ancestors – a worthy focus and one I share – I have another ritual I perform every Samhain, one I wish to share with you here.
On the calendar New Year, January 1st, it is a tradition here in the States to make resolutions and goals for the coming year. We decide what changes we wish to make in our lives, write them down, tell our friends and then find ways to accomplish them. Goals such as “I will lose 20 pounds this year.” or ” I resolve to drink less and exercise more” are often made in haste or even during a frenetic celebration (I’ve heard more than one resolution being made after several glasses of champagne). These goals and resolutions don’t seem to last very long, some are even forgotten after the first week.
While I can be heard making these types of resolutions during the calendar new year, on Samhain, I perform a ritual where I make firm, binding resolutions and goals, all pertaining to where I wish to take my Craft in the upcoming year. These goals can be as simple such as increasing my meditation time, to the complicated – learning the Kabbalah or a new divination technique. No matter what the goal may be, it is something that I feel, at that time, is something I desire to make, create or nurture for the year.
Unlike the haphazard way I seem to make my calendar new year goals, my resolutions and goals made at Samhain are done during ritual, in sacred space. Here, where the Gods observe and listen, they take on an importance, a spiritual commitment, that the other resolutions do not. Those things I write down and then recite to the Universe, become a pledge to Goddess and the Universe to do my utmost to make these goals a reality. Once ritual is complete I place those goals on the wall above my altar where they are a daily reminder of the vows I have given to myself and the Gods.
Each day of the year I do one thing to help myself achieve those goals. If it is a new technique I wish to learn I order books, research, find an instructor and get as much information as I can about it. I then study, absorb and practice, practice, practice. If the goal is more ephemeral, such as planning a single ritual or creating a sacred object, I set short-term goals to accomplish it along with a time-line for completion.
Yes, I sometimes falter, misstep, or fail altogether. Life can get in the way, and the Goddess often decides that what is in my best interest isn’t always what I think I need to do. But I try, each and every day, to achieve those goals, to heed the resolutions that I have made. Is it easy? No, but having been initiated during Samhain, in ritual, they seem somehow more obtainable. It’s as if you have your ancestors, the Universe, the Gods, beside you, encouraging you, urging you on. You can’t help but be successful with that kind of cheering section. Just remember to stay focused, put forth the effort and enjoy the journey.
At year-end, the day before Samhain, I take those goals off the wall and review them. Did I accomplish everything? If not, do I know why? Are some of these goals still in progress? What do I need to accomplish this year? I then sit, write down a first draft of my new goals and resolutions. I then meditate, read them again, polish it up and commit to a final list. This I take with me to ritual the next day. The circle is complete and I am ready for the upcoming new year.
I encourage you this Samhain to start your own tradition of the Witches’ New Year Resolutions. Create or re-create the witch, the magickal practitioner, that you’ve always wanted to become. Let your heart take you places you’ve never been and allow the Universe, the ancestors, and the Gods show you what you are capable of. Remember, new year, new witch. Make this the best year, the best you, ever.
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