New Moon Ceremony: January 13th 2021
Interesting read from Astro Butterfly: Astrology Of 2021 – One Way, Or Another and also New Moon In Capricorn – Reset. Renewal
Happy New Year and happy New Moon guys!!
As you are aware I didn't send a Full Moon Ceremony for the 30th of December. I hope you made your own variation and had lots fun with it. The theme was "creation"and I hope you started to pick your seeds and plan your garden.
My own ceremony has extended for a few weeks now. I have taken some time off to focus on me, my plans, my healing and my transmutation process. Just finished this weekend and I now feel centered, calm, excited, balance and quiet. For some reason very quiet. While trying to keep at ease the balance between what I want to do and what I need to do. And I think is going to be a bit challenging for a while. But we'll get through it. Does this feel or sounds familiar?.
I only hope the New Years High didn't bring you into a rollercoaster to then get plummeted when the reality of January hit us. I have been reflecting about my ability to get sick on New Year's Eve which it has been a theme since my teens and how I manage to end 4 relations in the last 5 years during the Christmas period. Taking the time to reflect, explore our emotions, fears and desires is important to establish patterns and redirect our energy in a constructive and positive way. It will help us to bring new growth.
We have gone through a fascinating year (beloved 2020) to jump into a pool of expectations. Some of them unrealistic and adopted thanks to media, peer pressure and the lot. We have made "a year" the villain and responsible for all our failures and issues... to make a "new year" (that we have not even met!) our saviour. If that it is not disempowering I do not know what it is. The same way we idolatrize the "death" of a year, over spend, over indulge, etc... to then feel miserable in January, which is a bad month for everything: sales go down, people have no money, nothing happens, etc... Would not make more sense to be excited and taking action towards a new "12 month of wonder" after having saved the resources to make them come true?. Instead, we set ourselves for failure, start the new diet, the new exercise plan, the new this and the new that... that it is going to make us happy.
I say "yes" for creating a vision as a manifestation of our inner work, and I say "fuck" new year resolutions. And I'll let you come up with your own conclusions about the statement. But you might like a little poem I wrote called "Success" but be ready to reflect on it as it is not straight forward.
But here we are, mid-January is around the corner, and our first New Moon is in two days time. And we are ready to roll with a new ceremony.
I have done two readings for this moon using runes and oracle cards and this is what the Universe is letting us know and the blessings for the circle:
- Time to let go
- Clear the clutter
- Let Spirit be your guide
- Time for a deep dive
- Bring your idea to life
I think is quite self explanatory, lol ;)
The runes brought us INGUZ = The Seed the rune of male fertility ready to be embraced by the New Moon energy.
Inguz represents the process of a mental seed implanted in your conscious mind to emerge later on as a new creation in your life. Is the rune of potential, growth and creation and ask us for our patience and persistence. It also urges us to revise our lifestyle and goals in order to achieve harmony and balance in life. What a blessing guys. I can't think for anything better for this year ahead.
So this ceremony is going to be quite simple, but I'm going to ask you to push yourself a bit.
If you want to do something extra, here is the "usual" pre ceremony you can use before doing your exercise. Light some candles, get a comfy blanket, create a space and mood that feels safe and comfortable. It's Me Time guys!
You can use the Shamanic Drumming Journey (15 minutes) from Martin Duffy (Shamanism Ireland) for the "pre" ceremony phase of the evening. You can have a little meditation or reflection time. Just some quiet time for you. If you are working on certain things that you want to let go use them as offerings:
a) We are going to transmute anything that’s going on with us at the moment... frustrations, fears, worries, etc... or things that we are working on.
b) Get a nice piece of paper and a nice lovely pen and write down the things you need to balance about yourself (consequently in your life) or just let go. In a way, the things that you need to get rid of or moderate.
Eg. I give away/let go my need to control, I give away/let go my need to please others, etc..
Your paper "must" include at the end of the page:
“For the good of all concerned and with no strings attached”
This is a must :)
c) Then read your paper and if you need add/change anything you want and once you are ready, you will burn the paper.
You might need to adapt this slightly but in a nutshell I would suggest you to say from your heart:
"I love you, I forgive you, I release you and I let you go".
And in that same process we:
"I love myself, I forgive myself, I release myself and I let this situation/habit/person... go".
Other variation could be:
”I love you, I forgive you, I forgive myself, I release you and I let you go”
Remember that any process of change starts within guys! We work on ourselves, so our self-expression changes = the world around us.
The theme of this ceremony is "How can I change the World?". Yes you, me... all of us! How can we change the world? the obvious answer is by changing ourselves. And, in the reality, is the only way we can change the world. But I have a little twist for you as I feel quite playful with words today.
In one way or another, I'm pretty sure you have created some goals, vision or just thought about what you want to achieve or create in 2021. And now I'm going to ask you to think again. And just take a different perspective. I would like you to think about the things you want to do for others, the impact you want to create in the world outside your beautiful Self. What seeds you want to plant, right here, right now?. I don't want abstract concepts like "peace in the world" if you do, you better have a plan and be ready to get your hands dirty. Because I want you to come up with something that you and only you can do. And trust me, you can. How do you want to affect the people around you? How your goals help others or the world itself (nature, animals, local businesses, your enighbours...)?
So for this ceremony we just need a piece of paper to write down all the beautiful things we want to do for others. Then we are going to match them with our own personal goals and merge them into a bigger picture. For example: "I want to write a book" now could be "I want to write a book to make a difference in people's lives by bringing new perspectives to their everyday life". Does that help?
Once you finish make a copy or take a picture and burn it in a safe and conscious matter. Please!. But we want to keep a record of this wonderful ideas. If it resinates with you, I have asked and old friend (the Spirit Animal for the Spider) to help us in this process.
For this ceremony I call upon Mother Spider to let us thread the invisible connections that connect us all. Where space and distance is an illusion and abundance is the rhythm of the pattern we create.
For the good of all concerned and with no strings attached. As above so below and so be it.
In reality, I don't ask you to change the world. In 2021, I invite you to be the difference that you want to see in the world. And may this something we can cherish and keep sharing.
And with the simplicity of this ceremony I say goodbye for now.
Lets the magic begin!
Remember make it your own. Add, adapt and follow your rhythm. For the good of all concerned and with no strings attached.
And with this last remark we finish our ceremony offering our gratitude to the Universe and the circle.
Be awesome, embrace all that you are and thanks for taking part in this Ceremony.
Love you all,
Suggestion: This article about how to create a sacred espace might be handy ;)
PS: I’ll be putting your names down in my list to connect us all and use the channel to increase the energy of transmutation. This is not a shopping list: I need a new car, or my boyfriend is an asshole make him nice, or my boss is a bitch just turn her into a teddy bear… no my dears… that’s not how it works! Hahahaha but seriously we are not here to do dark magick, we don’t ask for others only for us and within us. But just in case, I bound the circle for the good of all concerned and with no strings attached.
If any of you don’t want their name to be added to my list, just shout! Text me, call me, let me know please. Your individuality and empowerment will always be honoured and respected. Always :)