This is when I also review the previous year in relation to my spiritual development, I wait until the holidays are over then take time out when sanity and calm return. I review my journals, see where I'm being led, perhaps look at doing some formal study. There are signs, feelings and I can choose to acknowledge and act or ignore them. I find it a great help to write down my thoughts on all of this and then use it as an initial map to move forward. Of course, it's full of detours but as hubby tells me I'm hopeless at reading maps anyway!
In the natural world not all is dormant, nature is stirring and Imbolc is on the horizon. Each day brings with it just that bit more daylight than the previous day and our inner self recognises and responds accordingly.
Growth, expansion, empowerment, you said it Celtaur.