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Rauhnächte - Get Ready for 2024!

Having lived in Germany for 15 years I picked up a lot of customs and traditional ways of being. The end of each year is the time at which we begin looking forward to the new year, considering what we wish to bring forth versus what we are best leaving in 2023!

What are the Rauhnächte?

The 12 nights of Christmas (the final 6 nights of 2023 and the first 6 nights of the new year) are said to be the rowdy nights, the nights when the veil is thin and communication with spirit is heightened. The name "Rauhnächte" is disputed in origin, some believe it refers to the smoking of properties (i.e. incense) and others believe it refers to the type of spirit attending and their rowdy energies affecting ours. Whichever belief system we hold, it is a time of preparation for the coming new year, a time at which we consider what has served us well in 2022 versus what we need to change.

The Rauhnächte Cards

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How to harness the Rauhnächte to set your intention for 2024?

It is said that the Rauhnächte are the home of the coming year, the time at which our actions determine what kind of year we can expect to receive. The gates of time are open and we can navigate the year before it begins.

Consider your aspirations for the year ahead and sew the seeds for that to manifest NOW!

If you are wanting to expand your career, set the ball in motion in December.

If you are wanting to meet the person of your dreams, now is the time to act!

The simple steps to getting the most out of the Rauhnächte:

Each evening light incense and smoke out the rooms of your property.

  1. Lay cards with the Rauhnächte themes (below).

  2. Create noise! Banging drums, loud music, shouting out your intention for 2023.

The main rule for Rauhnächte is to understand that you are shaping your year ahead, casting aside all that has hindered you to move into a brand new year like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

The Rauhnächte Reads:

Each evening corresponds to a month of the year ahead (25th December = January, 26th December = February etc), it is perfectly acceptable to start practising your reads now and continue up until the end of the Rauhnächte period, starting in advance means that by the time the Rauhnächte come around, you have a strong sense of working on yourself and the energies around you. Each evening also has an animal associated with it and we ask the animals question of the cards to see what we need to leave behind or forge forwards with.


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Each day during the Rowdy Nights you will lay:

  • 3 cards for the month you are predicting.

  • 1 card as an answer to the Rauhnächte animal.

The Animals that apply to the Rauhnächte and their qualities are:

Night 1 Stag Seeds

Night 2 Goose Ease

Night 3 Owl Knowledge

Night 4 Hawk Trust

Night 5 Sheep Breakthrough

Night 6 Hare Forgiveness

Night 7 Wild Boar Lead

Night 8 Raven Vision

Night 9 Squirrel Dissolution

Night 10 Wolf Boundaries

Night 11 Badger Security

Night 12 Snake Self Serving

When you have all the advice that Rauhnächte have to offer, set your intention for 2024 and start sowing the seeds of manifestation! The 12 nights of Christmas are the perfect time to blast out the old (using fireworks if needed!) and welcome in the new.

See you in the groups!


Toni Savory, Founder World Divination Association


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