Some traditional and accessible herbs for your New Year's ceremony or ritual ....
Juniper ~ For magnifying wishes and clearing negative energy
Roses ~ For magnifying love, romance, heart healing, and compassion
Cinnamon ~ For magnifying health and prosperity.
Sage ~ For clearing negativity, protecting one's space, and calling in of spirit guardians
Rosemary ~ For inviting in strong intellectual pursuits, protecting the mind and health.
Apple seeds ~ Fertility, love, and family ties
Beeswax ~ Social change and sweetness of community
Acorns ~ Strength of spirit for long term projects and goals
Chocolate ~ Beauty and pleasure
Fennel seeds~ Assimilation of experience and to strengthen one's hunger for life
White Pine ~ Peace and plenty
Yet, it's up to you. Invite in the plants around you to be allies for your new year, in a way that's most believable and meaningful to you. Invite in the experiences, feelings, and energies you wish for the coming year - remember that all "things" we wish for are really a means to an end - what is that feeling you desire? Thrill? Adventure? Safety? Connection? That's the core of what we seek. When the core is clarified, we immerse ourselves in the current (or currency) towards our ocean of well being.