I went to a Japanese Shrine for New Years, the famous one down in Ise. Just by seeing the sheer amount of people, you could tell how popular it was. There was also that air that I`ve found Japanese shrines to have…a sense of calm, but also of waiting. Like something might happen.
I wanted to share a couple of pictures, so that perhaps you can see what I`m talking about. It may not be magick, per se, but I feel that it`s rather close.
What did everyone else do for New Years? While I recognize that the Wiccan New Year is in October, there is always something about the change from Dec 31st to Jan 1st.