A fresh start!
So we look at our past year and use what we have learned to prepare us for the new year. We look forward and back, a little bit like the Roman god Janus. Janus has two heads that face in opposite directions. One looks back to the past year and one looks forward to the New Year.
Janus’ name name comes from a Latin word that means “door.” Doors can symbolize opening and closing, beginning and ending, so it’s a good meaning to use at the end of one year and the beginning of the next! I wish you all the best this year!
symbolize (verb) symbolize something to be a symbol of something
“The use of light and dark symbolizes good and evil.”