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Pisces New Moon Ritual: Water Gazing

Author: simone  //  Category: Health Gua, Pisces New Moon

The Pisces New Moon/solar eclipse (March 20, 2:36 a.m. PDT) packs a lot of spiritual power, as it’s at the potent final degree of the sign – with the Equinox kicking in later that day as the Sun enters Aries! Though this energy is transcendent, it can also make you feel like you’re lost at sea–especially as the final pass of the crazy-making Uranus-Pluto square also happened this week. This ritual will help align you with your Higher Self or Source to find your way–and boost your spiritual, mental and physical health.

Pisces is connected to the Health gua, or center of your home. Put a healthy new plant in a ceramic pot somewhere in this area, or set out a bowl of fresh yellow lemons. Cleanse, sage and sweep this region thoroughly. Then, perform this ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life, either the night before or evening of the New Moon.

You will need: A dark glass or ceramic bowl, water from a spring, lake or other natural source, a fresh-cut twig, yellow candle, nature-themed music and your favorite incense.

Water gazing or scrying is an ancient divination technique for penetrating the depths of the subconscious mind and/or getting messages from the beyond. This ritual should be done at night. People used to scry on the surface of a lake by the light of the Moon. In this ritual, we’ll be scrying indoors using water from a natural source. Ideally, this should be rainwater or water collected from a lake or stream, but bottled spring water will also work.

At the New Moon, light your yellow candle in your Health gua, and find a comfortable spot to sit and scry for a half hour or so. Light your favorite incense, and put on music that reminds you of nature. Place the candle near your scrying bowl to illuminate your task. All other lights should be kept low.

Formulate a question about something that’s been troubling you. This may concern your health or another topic. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself, then stir the water with your twig. Once it becomes smooth again, stare at the water’s surface. Soft-focusing your eyes may help you “see.” Continue staring, holding your question in mind, until you see an image or a shape that speaks to you, or you receive a strong feeling message. Let your intuition interpret this message. Be patient, to see if another message wants to appear. When you feel complete, blow out the candle and give thanks for the inspiration you’ve received, however subtle or mysterious. Watch your dreams for further revelations about what your message might mean.

And, check out the mini-video below to learn how one couple enhanced their Health gua and received some surprising returns! (Note: the Health gua relates to both the Virgo and Pisces New Moons).

Aquarius New Moon Ritual: Calling the Angels

Author: simone  //  Category: Aquarius New Moon

 

RITUAL FOR THE AQUARIUS NEW MOON

Calling The Angels

For this ritual you will need: a white or silver pillar candle, a silver box, an angel figure or picture, a paper on which you’ve written your needs, and soft music.

This second Aquarius New Moon in a row falls on Feb. 18 at 3:47 p.m. PST. It coincides with the Chinese New Year and the entrance of the gentle, supportive Year of the Wood Sheep. At this New Moon, it’s time to ask for help in making your dreams come true, or in handling your most pressing concerns. Purify yourself before the ritual by bathing in scented salts or oil, then dress in flowing, pastel garments.

Sit in your Helpful People gua just to the right of your front door as you enter (which you have already cleansed and de-cluttered), put on the music and light the candle. Ask the angelic realm to be present at your ritual. You can call on particular guides like Archangel Michael or Gabriel, or an ancestor who serves as a guardian angel for you. Gaze at your angelic image as you tune in to that realm. Then, read your list, asking for the specific aid you require. This maybe something like, “Please protect me in my upcoming journey,” or “Please bring me $1200 by the end of this month.” You can also ask for help for other people.

When you’re complete, put the paper into the silver box, and blow out the candle. Thank the angels for the fulfillment of your wishes. And, watch the mini-slide-show below to see how one young woman transformed her Helpful People gua just prior to the Aquarius New Moon!

Capricorn New Moon: Toot Your Horn

Author: simone  //  Category: Capricorn New Moon

 

RITUAL FOR THE CAPRICORN NEW MOON

The Capricorn New Moon (Dec. 21, 5:36 p.m. PST) initiates a new cycle for your work, self-esteem and higher calling.  And, because the New Moon coincides with the Solstice as well as liberating Uranus turning direct, it’s a tremendous power time to launch a new phase of your life, or renew your commitment to the work you love.

It’s also a good time to activate your Fame gua – the area of your home directly opposite your front entry. Add some red or fiery elements to this area, or a symbol of the work for which you’d like to become known. Then, perform this ritual as near to the New Moon as possible.

You will need: Access to a computer, or pen and paper, and a red candle.

Being recognized for your accomplishments, talents or opinions can bring up insecurities. The New Moon period that covers the next month is about putting yourself out there despite any fears. You may want to start on a small scale. At the New Moon, commit to doing one of the following:

* Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about a timely issue that matters to you. Be bolder than usual in the way you express yourself.

* Do a blog or Facebook post, expressing a potentially controversial opinion about something, or tooting your own horn in some way.

* Approach an authority figure about hiring you, or buying, publicizing or representing your work. Express confidence in your abilities.

At the New Moon, light a red candle and affirm your courageous next step, along with the results you’d like to see in terms of acknowledgement and recognition. Then, follow through, do what’s required to manifest your intentions, and see what happens. And be sure to watch the video below, to see how one couple transformed their Fame gua!

Sagittarius New Moon Ritual: Treasure Mapping

Author: simone  //  Category: Knowledge Gua, Sagittarius New Moon

 

SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON RITUAL: Treasure Mapping

The upcoming Sagittarius New Moon (Nov. 22 at 4:32 a.m. PST) packs extra punch for visioning your goals, with its uplifting conjunction to lovely Venus. Even if you’re not sure what you want next in your life, working with images can reveal your subconscious desires.

You will need: magazines, a poster board of any size, glue stick, scissors, glitter glue (the ones for fabrics work best) or other decorations. If you’re going to frame your creation, choose the appropriate-sized frame and board.

Treasure-mapping is a perfect activity for a Sagittarius New Moon, which is about looking at the big picture of your life. Also called a vision board, a treasure map magnetizes new possibilities into being. You can make one for something specific—such as a new home, relationship or job—or simply for something you want more of, such as peace, love or health.

First, decide which goal to focus on. Then, peruse magazines for corresponding images and words. Rather than letting your logical mind prevail, allow the unconscious mind to participate. Breathe deep, let go and ask the Archer for guidance. Even if an image doesn’t seem to relate to the theme, yet it speaks to you strongly, tear it out. Choose more images than you will ultimately include. Once you have a pile of images and words, begin arranging them on the board in ways that feel right. Then, paste them down with glue stick. If desired, add affirmations with a felt-tipped pen.

When you’re complete, you can outline images with glitter glue or paste down other items. Then, post your creation someplace you’ll look at it daily, like the refrigerator or over your desk. Your subconscious mind will attract what you’ve pictured; be patient, though, as the process can take time.