I hope you stayed warm during this last deep chill. Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last full moon of the Year of the Water Snake. This is a good day to meditate and engage the energy of the moon. Traditionally, the period between now and the end of the lunar year is all about cleaning and organizing; preparing for the Kitchen God’s report to heaven; and shopping and cooking for the two week celebration of the Lunar New Year which goes from lunar new year’s eve until the Lantern Festival. The Lantern Festival falls on the first full moon of the year which will be February 14th this year. January 31st marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse in its Wood phase. To learn more about the exciting Horse energy that is galloping in check out this article.
Mid Winter Home Cleaning
The Kitchen God visits with us on a regular basis and is responsible for making a once-a-year report back to heaven about the goings-on in the household. To support a good report, it is traditional to do a deep cleaning of the house and, especially, the kitchen in advance of this reporting period. This year the reporting day is January 23rd.