Friday, January 13, 2012

Year of the Dragon - Make a wish

Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year Day is on January 23, 2012.

They have fabulous parades in China Towns all over.
I have been to the parade in Los Angeles before and it was beautiful.   

 The Joss paper that I adore, for writing down your intentions for 2012
and your gratitude for all your blessings in 2011.

This paper comes in many colors - I happen to love this one.

A group of women got together for my ritual of writing intentions for 2012
 and Gratitude for the many blessings of 2011. 

On the Joss paper ( write on the front or back),
you may write on as many pieces as you would like - There are no rules!

 Burn those 2011 Gratitudes and 2012 Intentions!
This sends them up to the heavens - gods/spirits

We used my friends fireplace to burn the Joss paper. For those who don't have a fireplace (like moi), you can use the dish from under a plant.  Just take it outside to burn and be careful! 

Thank you C!

I adore rituals

(maybe that is my Catholic dad signing in!)

How are you planning to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Or did you?

I would love to hear, dear readers.


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1 comment:

  1. No, I did not celebrate Chinese New Years. I have Peggy, written my wishes on strips of colored [paper and put them in a clear lidded jar where I am reminded every day!


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