Now that the New Year is upon us, we usually focus on getting things in order for the coming year. We reflect on what we learned last year in order to better shape the year ahead. In your search for reflection and planning, you might want to invoke the Roman goddess Carmenta to help you with your quest.
Carmenta had the power to look back into the past and see forward into the future. Her feast day is celebrated on January 11, appropriately set at the beginning of the year. This is the perfect time to reflect on what served you throughout the past year and identify the things that held you back.
As a goddess of childbirth and prophecy, Carmenta was also associated with protection and technological innovation. If you need a muse or just some added clarity, Carmenta is the goddess for you. She was also associated with some water nymphs and birth goddesses who dwelled in the springs, so she is often viewed as a good patroness for children.
Take some time to invoke Carmenta in the next few days to set the mood for the coming year. Now is the time to apply what you learned in setting the stage for 2014.
Eliminate those things that did not promote your best version of yourself. Foster that which allows you to grow and flourish as time goes on. By reflecting on your past and meditating on your future, you will get the wisdom you need to make the right choices.
Ikam is a freelance writer from South Florida. She received her Masters in Religious Studies in 2001, specializing in myth and ritual. She has worked with victims of crime and trauma and also has a Masters in Criminal Justice, which she got in 2008. Ikam is interested in spirituality, healing, health, and the paranormal. She loves writing about a wide variety of topics, including travel, entertainment, culture, and health. Ikam wants to be a part of the Cycle Harmony community in hopes she will help and inspire others to achieve their goals, as well as share ideas on women, spirituality, and healthy living.