This is a wonderful time to choose a theme that you would like the new year to be rooted in and inspired by. This word becomes a lens to focus your actions and thoughts through as the year progresses. Some examples include tradition, innovation, growth, and compassion.
Contemplate what energetic quality you would like to bring into your life, and choose a word that embodies it. If you’re unsure of what word to use, pull a rune or card, then meditate on its relevance to your life.
Once you have made a decision, write this word on a small piece of parchment and place it on your altar or someplace else where you will encounter it daily. You can also choose a symbol or make a sigil to represent the word.
Lastly, if you keep a journal or Book of Shadows, be sure to keep a list of each year and its related word for future reference.