I think that although December can be a rather chaotic month it is also one of reflection of the present year and anticipation of the new one.
One of my traditions is to choose a word to represent the coming year. Once you have chosen your word(or it has chosen you) you will be surprised at how it shapes the entire year. My word for 2019 is OVATION which I have tried to reject ...LOL( Guides can be so insistent). It sounds too close to the word oval or ovulation which is still about eggs...ugh...not the least bit spiritual or inspiring.
As I meditate on the word more I think it will mean that I will offer praise and applause to more people in my life for their successes and contributions and , perhaps, I will applaud myself a little more for surviving and shaping my life to make a difference in these unique times .