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.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
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