I will be performing this ritual tomorrow, November 29, at 9am PST. Join me in the ether at that time or any time in the next few days to tap into the energy of the New Moon in Sagittarius to serve ourselves and our communities through magical and actual service.
You will need:
1 yellow seven day ritual candle OR 3 shortie yellow ritual candles (the kind in a glass container)
1 piece of Pyrite
1 printed image of the Ace of wands
1 piece of paper
Pen or pencil
Bergamot oil (optional)
Dried chamomile flowers (optional)
STEP ONE: Choose your candle or candles. Go with your gut. Don't overthink it. If only one option is available to you, that is fine.
STEP TWO: Cleanse your space, holding the intention that you are preparing it for a sacred operation and that only those beings working for the highest good of all are invited
STEP THREE: Gather your supplies and settle in to your cleansed space
STEP FOUR (optional): If you have Bergamot oil, place a small amount (not more than a drop) in one candle and trace it in a clockwise direction 3 times with your finger. Bergamot oil helps to release stress and fuel motivation.
STEP FIVE (optional): If you have dried chamomile flowers (you can get these by cutting open a tea bag of pure chamomile tea), sprinkle a few tiny pieces over the top of the candle. Chamomile was used by Ancient Egyptians to honor Ra. We use it here to call on the power of the Sun to activate the Sun Center of our energetic body - where our willpower and motivation live.
STEP SIX: If you have chosen ONE 7 day CANDLE - write 3 goals on the back of the image of the Ace of Wands that you can reasonably complete in the 2 weeks between now and the full moon. Ideally these will be seeds of larger goals. For example, if your larger goal is to be active in local politics, a goal for this spell could be "find out where and when my next neighborhood council meeting is and book the time out to attend in my calendar". If your larger goal is to clear out your own internal emotional closets so you can be more present for your community, a goal for this spell could be "find a therapist and book my first appointment". The idea is that these are personal development goals that also benefit your community in the long term. The Ace of wands carries the primal power of Fire, element of action and intuition.
If you have chosen THREE SHORT CANDLES - write one goal only on the back of the Ace of Wands and repeat the candle dressing and writing process for each candle in succession as the previous one goes out, adding the next goal on the same image below the previous.
STEP SEVEN Copy these 3 action items (or one at a time as you go) onto the piece of paper and display it somewhere you will see it every day. (Tape it to your bathroom mirror, use it as your bookmark if you read every day, whatever works best for you).
STEP EIGHT: Place the candle and Pyrite on top of the Ace of Wands, image side up and light the candle, taking a few minutes to reflect on why you are doing this ritual, to check in with your Higher Self, and to visualize how it will feel to complete the goals you are dedicating yourself to. Pyrite is a powerful activator of willpower and assists greatly in manifesting intentions into reality.
STEP NINE: While the candle is burning, check in every day to make sure you have taken action towards completing your goals. Tell trusted friends around you about your goals and ask them to hold you accountable. If you are using 3 short candles, be sure to start the next one right away when the previous burns out.
BONUS STEP: When your magical operation is complete, burn the image of the Ace of Wands with your goals written on it, giving it back to the fire that drives your dedication to your Highest Self and your Community. ***DO THIS ONLY IN A FIREPLACE OR OTHER FIRE-SAFE CONTAINER***