Many modern Witches and Wiccans around the world traditionally start off the new year with a spell for good luck and a ritual to bless the new year with peace, love, health, and prosperity for all.
This is a traditional time for ending bad habits and beginning New Year resolutions.
The first day of January was dedicated by the ancient Romans to the god Janus (whom the month is named after.) Janus possesses two identical faces looking in opposite directions: one to the past, and the other to the future. He is a god of gates and doorways, and a deity associated with journeys and the beginning of things.
|Roman Coin of Janus|