This Monday the 18th of December, we receive the very last New Moon of this year, and we will gain the much anticipated energy for the final push of motivation to ensure that what we needed to learn, create, or achieve in 2017 is finally set forth into motion.
Sagittarius is a very enthusiastic and adventurous fire sign which aids us to understand our own connection to our universe from a metaphysical, spiritual and magical point of view. This is the area of our lives which seeks the very truth of our being. Many are about to travel far and wide to discover other cultures or ways of life as well as expand our beliefs and to go on adventures of all kinds. Teaching, education and marketing is also highlighted for the rest of the lunar month. Sagittarius is like a priestess who craves the freedom to move and to have as many experiences as necessary so expect to follow any of your intuitive feelings that might lead you in the direction of your own truth.
What do you need to let go of in your life now, in order to help you to truly expand in the way you need to? What can you do this next month to help you to grow further spiritually and learn more about this world? What is the best way to act on your beliefs and ideals? These are just some examples of what your intentions can be based around.
We are all being sustained by this New Moon to embrace these new beginnings that have been cultivated up over the course of this year, and finally be able to connect to our own soul because of it. We each have been born again in some shape or form, we have each changed in because of it. Now is the time to let go of the past, to let go of who we once were, and leave them behind while we look to the new year and to start building on the new. The dark side of the moon, with its mysterious unseen forces, offers a nurturing environment where our longings can establish strong roots. These miraculous manifestations begin to spread and reach out to the cosmos as this new moon continues its cycle. New Moons are the perfect time to set positive intentions for ourselves and this one in particular offers bright hope for the future, unwavering faith in positive outcomes and the opportunity to consider what will help us to grow and move forward.
New Moon Ritual:
What you need:
An assortment of candles is useful as these are magical objects, representing the four elements.
Incense and smudging herbs that will help you cleanse the air and your body before the ritual.
Incense and or Smudging herbs.
A notebook and pen.
When you are ready, begin by cleansing your sacred area with an opening payer or meditation and by burning incense, smudging or both. Light your candles. Choose colours that represent your intentions: green for prosperity, red for passion, orange for creativity, and so on.
The first step in giving your new moon intentions power is to declare them. This may be done verbally, though many people find it best to write them down. This concretes the wish and gives you something to look at in the coming days and weeks. This list can also morph as your intentions are realised or evolve. Open your notebook and date the first page. Write down a personal affirmation such as, "I accept these things or something better into my life now for my highest good, and for the highest good of all.”
Below this affirmation, begin writing down all of your desires. Your list may consist of one item or you may fill ten pages. Try not to limit yourself. If you hold the energy of believing you can’t have it all, the Universe responds to that energy. You must be open to receiving all of it. If having many things in your life helps to fulfil you, then don't deny yourself these desires.
Explore how you might be able to weave the elements, astrological symbols, planets, and symbolic herbs into your ritual. Some people also choose to physically send their desires off into the world. Actions like tying your list to a balloon and releasing it into the sky or burning the list on the end of a stick can also be very powerful.
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Happy New Moon Spirit Lovers!