In biodynamics the period from January 15 to February 15 is called the Crystallization Period, that time when the earth is fallow and most receptive to the energies of the cosmos. It is said that any application applied at this time will do nothing until after February 15, so it truly is a period to muse, be fallow, and entertain the divine. Soon time for work of planting new seed will come, but now we rest and receive what comes.
Carl Jung made a statement that resonates especially during this resting:
The psyche is not of today; its ancestry goes back many millions of years. Individual consciousness is only the flower and the fruit of a season, sprung from the perennial rhizome beneath the earth; and it would find itself in better accord with the truth if it took the existence of the rhizome into its calculations. For the root matter is the mother of all things.
Perhaps this season of fallowness we can tap into this “root matter” of ourselves and our earth.
Suggested reading: It is a good time to read those books that feed the soul. In farming those books include Agriculture, by Rudolf Steiner, and Culture and Horticulture: A Philosophy of Gardening, by Wolf D. Storl (Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Inc. 2000).