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Old 12-25-13   #1
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Default Twelve Omen Days of Christmas

AS usual Caitlin Matthews offers us some interesting lore and modern ideas,on her beautiful blog. I think I will honour my Welsh ancestry (and just generally enjoy) doing this in 2014, which may be a pivotal year in my life so far. I don't normally go looking for omens, I let them come to me. but this is a practise worth trying out, at any rate.


http://caitlin-matthews.blogspot.ca/....html?spref=fb

"Within these twelve days lies a wonderful secret that those dismissive of the Christian tradition might well miss, for each of the twelve days is assigned to a month of the coming year, with the first day of Christmas the 26th December as symbolic of January, the second day or 27th December representing February and so on, right through to 6th January which represents the December yet to come. It was the custom of many to go out on each day of the Christmas festival to observe the signs in nature and divine from them the state of the year to come. The omens experienced on each of the Omen Days indicate the nature of each month in the coming year."


I think I will blog my own twelve days of observation and then keep track throughout the year. Anyone care to join me?

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Yeah. I'll follow suit and blog mine as well, see how it goes.
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Cool idea, huh? I'll be following yours, of course.
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Ditto.

This is a pretty neat concept, and I'm usually pretty good at reading omens.
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First entry here: http://mallowandwhitepine.wordpress....-of-christmas/
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Hey, do hot Irish witches celebrate skyclad in the snow ever? A friend asked me to ask.
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