New Moon Ceremony: 21st June 2020
Interesting read from Astro Butterfly: What’s Going On At The Moment – Eclipses And Retrogrades
How have you been? Interesting times, aren't they? The last few weeks have been packed with a lot of turmoil in the world but in the scheme of what is 2020, it only adds another dimension to this year. And I think that between amazing and shocking, we have a good rainbow of possible adjectives to describe the first 6 months of this unique year we are living.
A lot of people are seen 2020 as a disaster. Other as an opportunity. Others as a blessing or a pain in the arse, or nuisance or, or, or, or... But I think that we all agree that things won't be the same. And things "changed".
"Change" tends to get a bad reputation and something to be avoided for most of us. Control and stable is good... but change and unknown is a no-no. And this year is giving us a triple dose of: "What the f*** is going on?". Crisis, chaos, destruction, death, fear, the lot...
"But change is the only constant in life" and that is the real and only truth.
Everything is in continuos motion. But if you need a change of direction... if something needs to stop and something else appear... crisis is necessary.
"Be careful with what you ask for..."
Yes, we have heard that before, haven't we?. You want to get a boyfriend. And you get it, but he is boring and lazy after a couple of months. You want a new car and you get it, but you need to work overtime to pay for the taxes or breakdown every couple of months.
We want lo let go of certain people, situations or things in our lives... and we do... and we create so much space that we feel lost and with a life that feels empty. AKA: The Crisis.
But the crisis is just a transition. And transition is a completely natural process. So it is ok to feel whatever we feel when we feel it. What it is not ok is to think that other things have the power and ownership of our happiness and joy. So if we get what we want or get rid of what we don't, then and only then we will be happy.
John fisher described the process of transition in this simple curve:
To understand this process is a powerful tool, that I'm pretty sure you can relate to as you are human. The more you understand this process, your emotions and how change happens, the easiest is to go through this journey.
Yes, you will go through this process. You like it or not. But they key is how long you stay in each step of the way. Not avoiding it. Sometimes we can get stuck in one of them and make that step our vision of the world and life.
Everything has a purpose. Everything. And everything has a process.
We can't always feel happy and it can't always be light... but I can't always be dark either. All is as it needs to be. Because there is a process... for everything. And as we are in our "quest" I thought it was important to bring some light into the process, emotions and stages of this transition.
But for this new moon we have a couple of amazing things happening: A summer Solstice + Sun eclipse. That's all. lol
This New Moon is not only ready for new beginnings but for bold new beginnings. Is ready to take a step further in that dream or that project or that goal in your candle. Is ready to burn down to ashes to raise as a Phoenix. Bigger and better than never before. Is ready to bring light and help us with the clarity that sometimes we miss. So it is time to light the light within!!
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.
This month our element will be fire, and we will let the ashes be brushed away by the wind. Both, male energy elements to balance our beautiful New Moon female energy.
For this ceremony we are going to create an Altar of Light to celebrate the Solstice with candles, flowers, crystals... but candles. Lost of candles!
Sunday is also the day of the Sun and the shortest night of the year and with this Altar of Light we will celebrate the light within us and the world around us. This is a ceremony of praise and recognition. Basically: GRATITUDE.
1) We will use candles, flowers, ribbons, crystals... anything you can think of to decorate the altar. Always keep precautions to ensure safety when you light them please.
2) If you still have your candle from the last ceremony, you can add it to the altar.
3) Lighting the candles
We will start by lighting our candle from the last ceremony (if any left) but before you do I need you to commit to a step forward towards your dream/goal. As small or big as you want but needs to happen within the next 24 hours.
4) We then write in a piece of paper (or reflect) all the beauty and great things about yourself. And I want a pretty good sales pitch here! Don't play coy or humble. This is a ceremony of light not grey! lol so channel the spirit of the peacock if necessary, but it is time to show your "shine".
5) Then write about things outside you that you are grateful for, people, experiences, the smell of roses in garden, the food you had for lunch... anything and everything. Go for it!.
6) The challenge: "see the light in the dark".
This is optional. But if you want to push things a bit further... find the good in the bad. And for that I would like you listen to a Story for Life. The Story of the Farmer. If you feel ready, write about the blessings of a negative experience or situation and bring some light into it. As I said. This is optional.
We won't burn these blessings and reflections of gratitude, but we will keep them. Remember that we are in our heroe journey. Getting out of our comfort zone and in days when we might need some light we will be able to go back to these pages and notes. Use colors, drawings, bullet points, charts... whatever you fancy! And have fun :)
If you have the opportunity to light a fire, do. If a bonfire.... even better! And burn down the paper with all the things you want to let go. I'll be lighting a big bonfire for the circle. In spirit, you can tap into it to make your offering.
Remember make it your own. Add, adapt and follow your rhythm. For the good of all concerned and with no strings attached.
I hope you enjoy it and have fun making the altar! Use your imagination and creativity. Play!.
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 :)