New Year's Eve is without a doubt one of the most magical nights of the year! Many people believe that a wish made on such an extraordinary night is destined to come true. Some even rely on special rituals and traditions to give their wishes an extra boost! So, why not join in and see if the magic works for you too? Here are 7 ways to make a wish on New Year's Eve.
Phrasing Your Wish
Did you know that the way you express your wish can really shape what you end up getting? Well, here’s how to do everything right. First of all, be specific. The more detailed your wish is, the easier it is for the universe (or whoever is listening) to understand and respond. Second, avoid any negative language. Forget about “nos” and “don’ts”, instead frame your wish in a positive way, because positive energy attracts positive outcomes. Third, when putting your wishes into words, try using the present tense, as if it’s already happening. For example, instead of saying “I will be happily married”, say “I am happily married.” And lastly, keep it real. It’s totally fine to dream big and aim higher, but setting a realistic goal can make your wish more manageable and attainable.
Ways to Make a Wish
There are so many ways to make wishes, and we're excited to share some of these with you! However, it's good to keep in mind that these rituals aren't a magic fix. Think of them as trusty tools that can help you visualize and concentrate on your dreams more vividly. The power to bring them to life is in your own hands!
Ashes in Champagne
For this little trick you need a pen, a small piece of paper, a lighter (or candle) and, of course, a glass of champagne. As soon as the chimes start, quickly write down your wish, light it on fire letting its ashes fall directly to your glass of champagne, and then drink the mixture. To keep the ritual stress-free, you can practice it beforehand or have a pre-written wish ready to go!
12 Grapes of Luck
Don’t drink or like champagne? Make a wish while eating 12 grapes at midnight! This custom is popular in Spanish-speaking countries, where grapes are considered a symbol of abundance and prosperity. The point is to grab 12 grapes — one for each stroke of the clock — and make a wish with every bite. Also, each grape represents a month and it is believed that if one of them is a bit sour, you should watch out for a challenging month ahead. Sweet grapes, on the other hand, mean good times are coming your way.
A Jar of Wishes
If you have so many wishes that you can’t pick just one, this next idea might be exactly what you are looking for. Take small pieces of paper and write down all your wishes (seriously, the more, the merrier!). Roll up each little piece of paper and, once you're done, pop them into a festively decked-out jar or box. When the clock strikes twelve, seal it up and let the magic do its job. Just one rule: don't open the jar of wishes until next December 31st! It would be so fun to see how many of your wishes came true.
Candle Flame Wish
You just need just two things: a beautiful candle and a positive mindset. A cool idea is to go for a candle color that matches the kind of wish you're aiming for. For example, a white candle can symbolize new beginnings, while the red - love and relationships. As the chimes play their tune, light up your candle, concentrate on its flame and speak your wishes. You can do it out loud or simply repeat them in your mind.
Wishes Under the Pillow
Thinking about going to bed way before midnight? Pen down your New Year wishes on separate pieces of paper and tuck them under your pillow. When you wake up the next morning, grab one without peeking. Surprise, surprise – the wish on that paper is the one destined to come true!
A Magic Jump
This fun way is perfect for a large group of friends and family. When midnight comes, jump as high as you can and toss in your wish. But here’s the thing: it has to be short to fit the jump. Just a heads up, though — make sure your jumps are neighbour-friendly and not too startling.
A Midnight Kiss
If your wishes are related to relationship and marriage, get your significant other in on the action! When the clock hits twelve, share a sweet kiss, and as you do, whisper your heartfelt wishes in your mind. With your partner right beside you and love in the air, let the magic unfold!