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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.

Scorpio New Moon Ritual: Bury the Past

Author: simone  //  Category: Scorpio New Moon, Wealth Gua

The Oct. 23 Scorpio New Moon (2:57 p.m. PDT) is more potent than most, since it’s a also solar eclipse. This will give you added impetus to let go of long-standing problems or attachments. Scorpio corresponds with the Wealth Gua of your home – the far left corner from the front door. Make sure you clean, clear and beautify this area prior to the New Moon, then light a purple candle to affirm your new beginning after doing the ritual.

You will need: A shovel or spade and a place to dig. An item that symbolizes what you’re releasing, a piece of paper on which you have written your intentions, and matches or a lighter. Do this ritual at night, either in your backyard or a public place like a park – as long as you’re discreet!

Scorpio demands a sacrifice before bestowing its blessings. Therefore, at this New Moon you will be letting go of something or someone to which you are attached—or even addicted. This could be a lover who isn’t good for you, a food or drink you can’t live without, or an old attitude about money that’s standing in the way of your wealth.

Decide what you are ready to sacrifice, and imagine how you’ll feel once you’re free of it. When you’re clear, write down what you are releasing, and what blessings you’d like to trade for your freedom (Scorpio loves to barter). Find an item that represents what you are releasing (such as a bag of potato chips, or a picture of your former flame). Dig a hole a few feet deep and sit next to it, with your item and paper in hand. Call on Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, to aid your quest. Tell Pluto your sorrows, your difficulties with this attachment or addiction, and how much you need relief. Pour your feelings down the hole. Shedding tears will fertilize the rite.

Now read what’s on your paper, set it on fire and throw it in the hole. Once the paper has burned down, say goodbye to your symbolic item, add it to the grave, then fill in the hole. Give thanks to Mother Earth for composting your offering. And, thank Pluto for giving you the strength to let go of the past and transform your life.

Libra New Moon Ritual: Feeling the Love

Author: simone  //  Category: Libra New Moon, Love Gua

The Libra New Moon (Sept. 23, 11:14 pm PDT) is an ideal time to invoke for more love in your life. Big changes can happen with this New Moon, since it coincides with the Fall Equinox and potent Pluto turning direct. You’ll want to prepare your Love gua (far right hand corner in the back of your home) ahead of time by clearing, cleansing and blessing it, as well as adding enhancements – pairs of animals, images of happy couples, things in romantic shades of pink, purple, burgundy or peach. Here is a ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life, to get you in a loving mood.

You will need: a yard of pretty pink fabric and a yard of pink ribbon, five small pieces of rose quartz, a bottle of rose essential oil and a pink candle.

As an astrologer, I often hear from desperate folks who long for a lasting romance, when the real problem lies within—with a lack of self-love that prevents them from attracting a loving partner. As astrologer Caroline Casey says in her brilliant book, Making the Gods Work for You, “Love unites us with the community, whereas romance addiction isolates us; we seek total fulfillment through another and, consumed in small dramas, neglect to give our gift to the community.”

With this in mind, I am not going to give you a traditional love spell for this New Moon. Instead, the following ritual will open your heart and strengthen your love for yourself and others.

Cut the pink fabric into five pieces, about 5” by 5”. Then, cut the ribbon into five, 5” pieces. Light the pink candle in your Love gua, and anoint it with rose oil. In addition, anoint the stones with rose oil, as you think loving thoughts. Place each stone into the center of a square of fabric, and tie it with a piece of ribbon. Put one bag on your altar in the Love gua, affirming love for yourself. Blow out the candle or let it burn down.

Give the other four bags to people you love, telling them how you feel. Include your mate, if you have one. If not, give three of the bags to people you love, and put the fourth in the Love gua along with your bag. Give thanks to Venus, the goddess of love, for sending you all the love you need. You may feel inspired to do loving things for your community over the next few weeks. Take advantage of the chance to generate good karma.