Want to prepare? Okay.
Turn off the podcast. Put down the book on Wicca. Step away from the computer.
Instead ... go outside. Spend time there.
Make it a point to notice when it's sun rise and sun set each day. Feel the lengthening of the light in all your being.
Leave offerings for the local manifestations of the nature spirits. It's still the hungry times for them, and will be for rather a while. Coat a big pine cone with peanut butter (or melted tallow) and roll it in bird seed. Tie it on to a local tree.