Because resolution culture doesn’t love you.
Resolutions are sown from shame.
Seeding the Year is my annual teaching framework for engaging with Time at the Gregorian calendar shift. We root from your dream field. We plant from your desires.
It’s for people a lot like my younger self – a nerd for goal-setting who increasingly feels disillusioned by New Years Resolutions and misaligned with some of the toxic manifestation culture of New Age spirituality.
Seeding the Year is what I was always yearning for, but couldn’t find. It’s a way to relate to the New Year that builds from your dream field, not from a list of “should do,” “should be,” or “should have.”
Astrology is a technology for relating to Time. It’s here to support us, but not in the usual ways we’ve asked it to. I’m not talking about forecasts or predictions. It’s not that I want to destroy to yearly horoscope economy, I just find it boring.
The cosmos is way bigger and weirder and more ridiculously amazing that we think it is. The cosmos wants to co-create with you. Right now. In this moment. Dreaming new timelines into form.
Seeding the Year: for those here for revolutions not resolutions!
For you. For your community. For our planet.
I have found it to be true that we were taught to relate to Time through the disciplinary lenses of shame and scarcity. From this perspective, the New Year becomes a deeply uncomfortable period for remembering failure and disappointment.
When Time becomes Terror, we invite the fear of failure into our dream weaving rituals and then blame ourselves for things not working out.
I had no idea how powerful I am until I rewired my relationship to Time.
That powerlessness was an illusion rooted in institutional systems. That powerlessness was a distortion from shame.
Seeding the Year is how I protect the coming year from my fear of it. Seeding the Year is an invitation to trust in the power I always already have.
Seeding the Year is a model for New Year’s dreaming, intentions, and manifestation. It centers my favorite word: EMERGENCE. Because there’s no such thing as potential; there is only emergence.
I have found it to be true that in order to let your dreams and desires move through you into the physical plane, you have to become approachable to them.
How does one become approachable to one’s dreams and desires? This question is at the heart of all my work.
I will show you how I do this with the support of the cosmos.
To hear me expand on the ethos behind Seeding the Year, please check out the podcast episode “Here for Revolutions Not Resolutions” on Moon to Moon. I have received more love notes from listeners on this episode than any other I’ve made!
What to expect
That was Then
Honoring 2023 is essential for properly closing and clearing the past year. This is such a profound invitation. This is dark moon magic.
This is how you turn the soil and prepare the ground.
Jump into this pre-recorded module at the Winter Solstice (12/21) and explore the exercises and teachings across that liminal 2-week zone between the start of Capricorn season and the actual New Year.
I’ve created OVER 4 HOURS of material from my passion place to support you. It’s self-paced in a way that you can do a little every day or plunge in across a long, luxurious window to yourself.
I poured so much love into this section because this is the stuff that catalyzes new ways of being!
The Honoring 2023 is worth the price of admission. I OVERGAVE, y’al! I couldn’t help myself.
This is Now
We meet on Venus’s Day, Friday, January 5 from 2-6 pm CST (3-7 pm EST) for a 4-hour workshop to GET INTO IT!
THE FIRST TWO HOURS
We’ll be diving into my wild Emergence Astrology teachings on Time:
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS POTENTIAL
Overculture—the dominant culture whose constructs are followed by most people—tries to sell us on a different version of our future self. Its version is all about maximizing potential, but it is never attainable. Overculture’s future self dangles keys to your potential just out of reach, like a bully, laughing at you for your inability to grab them. Here’s the hot truth: There is no such thing as potential. There is only emergence.
Potential is the same performance-oriented, results-based urgency that separates you from the present moment.
Potential is a fantasy that shames you. Potential feeds on attachments and expectations, which bring you disappointment and grief. Astrology wants to stop you from engaging so unkindly with yourself. The planets embolden you to love yourself, as you are now.
YOU ARE RIGHT ON TIME
What if you could trust that everything you’re experiencing couldn’t have happened any earlier or later on your timeline? What if it was always meant to be right now that you have the realization, the revelation, the transformation that’s here for you today? What if the planets have all along been conspiring to bring the shifts of the cycle you’re in? What if you’re right on time?
Astrology creates the conditions for you to notice what you truly want as well as what you’re not showing up for anymore. Astrology helps you trust that you know the way.
INTENTIONS AS SENTIENT BEINGS
When you see your intentions as sentient beings, you externalize your intention so that it’s not all about you. You liberate it from fear of failure and self-mistrust. When your intentions are treated as sentient beings, they are independent spirits that have chosen you to care for them. And you are free to decline if you don’t have the capacity to care for them right now. This is rooted in the truth that everything is relational.
When your intentions are sentient beings, your job is to listen and tend, not to manage or push. It becomes a relationship of attunement. When I let my intentions come to me and commit to nurturing them, they come to life as if by their own spirit.
Trying to push something through that isn’t vitally alive is exhausting. The energetics of the pushed-through intention are just never as potent or interesting for others to experience. And then I end up feeling ashamed and disappointed on top of my depletion
READY IS A FANTASY
There is no ready. We like to believe there will be a future version of us who will have the expertise or the confidence to be ready for a new experience. And so when we say we’re “not ready,” what we mean is that we’re afraid to try or trust because we don’t think we’re enough as we are now. The fantasy of a day when we’re ready keeps us from engaging with the present moment. Let us have compassion for our not-readiness as a learned fear for a world that expects us to be perfect and standardized in order to be ready ie. worthy of showing up.
Together we’ll distinguish between “not now” and “not ready,” which has everything to do with trust and intuition. “Not now” feels soft and stable, unlike the charge of fear or panic in “not ready.” “Not now” is grounded in the loamy soil of deep trust that Time isn’t scarce and that all experience unfolds precisely when it means to.
THE SECOND TWO HOURS
BEHOLD: The 7 Time Powers You Haven’t Tapped Into Yet!
Yes, you’ve got it. I’m talking about the 7 traditional planets. I have found it to be true that each has a different way of relating to Time. We were only taught Saturn’s way, and then we contorted it until Time became terror for us.
I will guide you in dreaming and listening with the planets to support you in accessing more ways to feel and relate to Time with the help of these teachers who love us so much.
I have found it to be true that astrology is an outreach program from the cosmos to help us cute, sweet, limited humans speak, feel, hear, and known the divine in every moment.
This is the part of our time together when I talk less so that I can hold space for your own knowings to approach you. This is where the real treasures come your way, because they come from a place wisdom home inside yourself. There is what you’re really investing in here. And with the replay you can come back to this expansion space any time you want.
There is no way you or I can predict what will happen for you. It’s a trust leap to new timelines.
The live session will be entirely recorded and available within 24 hours of the meetup for everyone who can’t make it live. This is not a problem. The recording will work beautifully for those who receive it this way.
There will be a 1-hour, pre-recorded module for you to turn to at each quarterly turn. This is incredibly helpful for tuning in and listening to how things have emerged and shifting, as they surely will.
Bonus: Unshaming the Signs: Capricorn
As a gift to you for joining me this year, and to support you with Capricornian dream-building magic, everyone who enrolls in Seeding the Year 2024 will get a free pass to the Unshaming the Signs: Capricorn live workshop (priced to steal at $33).
Date: New Moon in Capricorn, Thursday, January 11, 4-6 pm CST. Recording always available.
Once I started practicing Seeding the Year in Capricorn season, I realized that these Time practices don’t just help me “hit my goals” or “make my dreams come true” – which they do by the way, bigger and beyond what I could even imagine.
It’s more than this. Seeding the Year is a leap into new ways of being, of inhabiting my body in space, of relating to family and community – experiencing my aliveness in ways that my younger self thought were impossible for me or for this world.
Seeding the Year. Because it’s not just a goal we’re after. It’s a new timeline.
The Exchange is $124
the 4-hour pre-recorded Honoring 2023 module
a 4-hour live Seeding 2024 workshop
a 1-hour pre-recorded guide for Quarterly Check-ins at the equinoxes and solstices
AND Unshaming the Signs: Capricorn – another 2 hours!
If you would like to gift yourself a one-hour, personalized Seeding Your Year Reading from Britten, you can also enroll in Seeding the Year and choose that option at checkout.
Hi, I’m Britten, and I’m a Time Witch.
My Aries Rising and Capricorn Moon nature have informed my public nature as a go-getter since I was a competitive figure skater and child actor as a kid. I have always been into having impossible goals, planning itineraries, writing curriculum, and calendar nerdery. But before I found intuitive training, ritual crafting, astrology, and the tarot in 2017, I only knew how to take care of business in ways that led to depletion, comparison, and joylessness.
My approach in Seeding the Year is rooted in practices that I gave myself in that period of life when I experienced a mystical awakening. I let my many Pisces placements out of the closet. I gave them permission to sing.
And so my life began to have a momentum of its own, as if beyond myself.
In the years since, I have witnessed hundreds of humans in my community who share that because I followed the siren song of my own voice, they decided to trust in theirs. This is why I keep sharing.
The more I lean into my magical approaches, the more they deliver wonder – and I’m not interested in engaging in ways that don’t bring wonder any more.
I’m so excited to share what I’ve been learning with you and to support you in accessing more Time Magic for the New Year.
Q & A
Q: I used to purchase your Seeding the Year workbooks and I have seen one of your past talks about the framework. How is this different from past iterations?
A: I decided to compost the annual workbook so that I could welcome what’s emergent right now and release old ways of seeing and inviting from the project. This update is related to how much things shifted for me after writing the manuscript to my book Living Astrology, out March 5, 2024. If you have enjoyed the approach in the past, I feel confident you will delight in the latest iteration and find it more potent and impactful than ever.
Q: I’m an astrology beginner. Will I feel lost?
A: Not at all!
Q: I’m a professional astrologer. Am I too advanced for this?
A: There’s nothing to be advanced at here.
Q: I’m new at witchy things like spells and manifestation. I’m not sure if this approach will conflict with my belief system or if I’ll be uncomfortable talking with the planets.
A: It’s a foundational component of all my work that you are always free to decline anything that doesn’t resonate with you. I share what works for me and you can take what you like and leave the rest.
Q: I can’t do the “That was Then” component before the live meetup. Is that ok?
A: Yes. If possible try to listen to the “Listen to this first” recording so you have marinated a bit with the concepts.
Q: I can’t even think about this until my kids are back in school the second week of January. Will I be late?
A: From an Emergence Astrology perspective, all timing is perfect. Trust that when you get to it is exactly when you’re meant for it. If you are turned on by a hard stop (I am), I recommend aiming to complete by January 20 (the end of Capricorn season).
More questions? Email my team at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.