As 2017 draws to a close, many of you are probably looking ahead to 2018 and what the New Year will bring. This is a powerful time for divination, personal reflection and cleansing.
The month name ‘January’ actually comes from the Roman God Janus, who was the God of beginnings, endings, time and transitions. Janus normally appears as a two-faced figure, with one face looking forward and one face looking backward, concurrently seeing the past and the future. This is a state many of us find ourselves in during the early days of January, retrospectively reflecting on the year that was 2017 and forecasting what events and fortunes await in 2018.
In Chinese astrology, 2018 will be the Year of the Earth Dog, beginning on February 16th. This will be a year for action. It will present great opportunities for change, be it finally kicking a bad habit or achieving a significant goal. But it will also be a tiring year, full of motion and transition, and many of us will end the year feeling exhausted yet accomplished.
If you’re eager to better yourself or the world in 2018, we’ve collated a selection of book titles below that will help you work towards your goals, and make sure the year ahead is the most positive, fortunate and memorable one yet! Whether it’s reconnecting with the natural world, nurturing your body and soul, cultivating mindfulness, or drawing wisdom from ancient cultures, these titles are sure to guide you on whatever spiritual path you take in 2018.
This handy companion will help you live all 365 days of 2018 to their fullest potential. Life can be exquisite, but too often its savor is lost in the rut of routine living. The path to leaving the mundane and finding joy and purpose is mindfulness. Pause, breathe, reconnect with the present, and discover all over again the thrill of being alive. With 365 daily quotes, stunning full-color photography, and a handy ribbon to mark your place, Daily Mindfulness invites you to calm your mind, live now, and experience a richer, fuller life.
Drawing on myth, folklore, poetry, and the lives of the saints, 366 Celt shows how anyone can explore the power of Celtic spirituality every day of the year. In this book, you'll find 366 meditations and reflections on a variety of topics, including: Magic of the Druids, Wisdom of the Saints, Animals and Plants of Celtic Lore, Fairy Stories and Heroes of Old, Sacred Sites and Ancient Treasures, and Holy Days throughout the year.
If you want to utilise the power of crystals in your healing practices next year, this is the perfect companion. Crystal Therapy is a handy guide to the healing power of 94 crystals, complete with color photographs of each crystal family. The book is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners, and it focuses on crystals that are easily obtainable. You'll learn which crystal to use for particular health or life issues, how to read messages from the crystals, and how to build crystal energy grids for a number of different purposes, amongst other fascinating insights.
With 2018 the Year of the Dog, there's no better time to harness your inner wolf! Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, and stories, many from her own family, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature.
In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
Strengthen your body and mind with this wonderful guide to chakra yoga. In this book, you'll learn how to use yoga's principles and practices to awaken the subtle body of energy and connect with your highest source. Using seven vital keys to unlock your inner temple, you will be guided through practices that open and activate each chakra through postures, exercises, breathing practices, mantras, guided meditation, and yoga philosophy. With beautiful color photographs for each of the poses, this book is a valuable resource for all yoga lovers.
If you want to forge a deeper connection with nature in 2018, this is the place to get started. From the birch to the willow, Sharlyn Hidalgo invites you to walk in the footsteps of the druids and enrich your life with the sacred power of trees. This wise and inspiring book will introduce you to all fifteen revered trees of the Celtic Tree Calendar and their unique gifts of healing, guidance, and high consciousness.
We might be focusing on success in 2018, but there is power in failure too. In this book, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on how to face the unknown (in ourselves and in the world) and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. This gem of clarity and reassurance is sure to find a welcome place in many a kitchen, office, and backpack.
We’ve also got a wonderful range of 2018 Calendars to help guide, structure and add a bit of magic to your year ahead! From goddesses to Game of Thrones, you’ll find our full collection below.
From Dragonspace to you, many happy blessings for 2018 and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year for more magic, fantasy, wisdom and wonder!
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