12 NIGHTS OF MAGIC: NIGHT 1
NIGHT 1 GIFT: DREAM JOURNAL
Rauhnächte being some of the longest nights of the year, it is known as a time for divination. One of those methods is dream journaling: it's recommended to keep a notebook beside your bed to jot down each night’s dreams, as they can predict the future. It is said that the night you have the dream corresponds to a month of the year. (1st night = January, 2nd night = February, etc.)
If you don’t want to dream journal - you can certainly use this notebook for other divination (like a tarot journal!) or anything else you'd like.
This blog touches on other traditional Bavarian forms of divination, but feel free to incorporate your own preferred divinatory practices (tasseomancy, rune casting, tarot or oracle cards, etc).
Dream Journaling Tips
If you're anything like me, you forget most of your dreams as soon as you wake up. To maximize your ability to dream journal, there are a few tips:
1. Keep the journal with a pen/pencil right beside your bed so you can jot down your dream as soon as you wake up. If you wait and look at your phone or start your day, it's more likely you won't remember as much of your dream.
2. Include sensory details and emotions, anything you can remember.
3. Keep note of any recurring themes or symbolism.
4. Don't worry about handwriting or spelling/grammar, just get the notes down. Feel free to sketch or draw if that helps!