We have come to the the starting point of the astrological year - the New Moon in Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and the New Moon under it marks a fresh start and a new cycle. It also provides us with an excellent opportunity to push forward with goals and manifestation. We are now pushed to stand up and take action, fueled by the passionate, intuitive action of Aries' cardinal fire energy and the courage and conviction of the Ram. Tapping in to this energy on this New Moon in Aries is a great way to front load on motivation and progress before we hit Mercury Retrograde again on April 9th. Armed with the clarity of purpose we gained with our Full Moon ritual 2 weeks ago, we now move forward to manifest our greatest goals as we work to fulfill that purpose.
You will need:
- 1 yellow or orange 7-day ritual candle in glass container (Don't overthink it, just go for whichever color you naturally gravitate toward)
- 1 piece of Citrine
- 1 printed image of Tarot card IV The Emperor
- Pen or pencil
- Coffee - grounds or single bean (optional)
- Peppermint oil (optional)
STEP ONE: 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 TWO: Gather your supplies and settle in to your cleansed space
STEP THREE: (optional) Put one drop of Peppermint oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Peppermint oil stimulates alert awareness and clears energetic negativity. We use it here to stay vigilant and positive in our quest.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle a small amount of coffee grounds (or place one coffee bean) in the top of the candle. Coffee provides motivation and helps to overcome any self-generated barriers to progress. We use it here to gather our energy and clear the way for the achievement of our goals.
STEP FIVE: On the back of the printed Emperor card, write a concise description of your immediate and long term goals. Be specific and keep your phrasing in the present tense. For example, if you've been procrastinating on a creative project, you could write, "My creative expression flows easily and I finish my project ahead of schedule". You can even use bullet points to list out your goals. The important thing is to make sure each goal is aligned with your Highest Purpose. If you know you are here on this Earth at this place and time to help children in need, then your stated goals need to be around helping children. If your purpose is to inspire others, then your goals must be around sending out whatever form your inspiration reaches the world in best.
The Emperor has no doubts that impede him from carrying out his vision. His confidence in his life's project is unwavering. Let him be your guide.
STEP SIX: Place the candle and the Citrine on top of The Emperor image (image side up). Citrine is a powerful ally for manifestation. It helps us to find the confidence, creativity, and drive needed to succeed on our path.
If you chose a yellow candle, you need a bit more assistance with confidence or motivation around your goals. Know that you alone have the gifts required to fulfill your purpose. You are uniquely qualified for the task.
If you chose an orange candle, you need a bit more assistance with creativity or passion regarding your goals. Know that you alone hold the power to give life to your creations and that they are needed in this world.
STEP SEVEN: Light the candle and spend a few minutes in quiet meditation reflecting on how wonderful it will feel to have completed these goals you have set in motion. Know that the Moon, the Universe, and all your Guides and Angels and Ancestors will be here to assist and support you. Let your candle burn until it goes out on its own in a fire-safe place. While it is burning, be sure to stay aware of any signs, symbols, or messages that come through. These can be from loved ones, strangers, dreams, signs on the street - anywhere. Spend a few minutes with your candle each day, reminding yourself of the promise you are making to your emotional Self.
Happy New Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH