The New Moon in Taurus is a great time to draw a line in the sand and take a first step over it. The fixed Earth sign provides essential stability for making big transitions - internally and externally. With Mercury retrograde until May 3rd, the transition we set into motion now should begin internally, a purposeful shift from one frame of mind to another. The first step in any transition is a shift within ourselves, the first ripple that sets everything in motion. This is the time to make moves to turn dreams into reality and to cultivate reality into your dream world. When we recognize the role of our inner lives in the determination of our outer lives, we can truly make the changes required to grow and prosper.
You will need:
1 red 7-day ritual candle in glass container
1 piece of Moss Agate
1 printed image of The King of Pentacles
Pen or pencil
Ground Ginger (optional)
Cedarwood 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 Cedarwood oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Cedarwood oil connects us to the old Mages. We use it here to call on their wisdom and for strength and resilience.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle a small amount of ground ginger in the top of the candle. Ginger is a magical accelerant. We use it here to give our work a strong push forward into a new phase of life.
STEP FIVE: On the back of the printed King of Pentacles card, write a journal entry from a day in your new life. Usually we write in the present tense, but since this writing is taking the form of a journal entry, it will contain some past tense reporting of how your day went in addition to present tense reporting of your thoughts and feelings. Be specific and think big.
The King of Pentacles has mastered the art of growing prosperity and abundance all around him. He has done this by becoming one with his work and environment- not by being consumed by it. He has styled himself in robes that reflect his connection with the fruitful vines around him, wearing his passion on his sleeve.
STEP SIX: Place the red candle and the Moss Agate on top of the King of Pentacles image (image side up). Moss Agate helps us to awaken our natural powers of renewal and regeneration, to make a fresh start. It connects us and our work to the Earth and the natural world, ensuring a mutually beneficial co-creation with our home planet.
The red candle activates our root, grounding us and our work and lighting up our life force energy.
STEP SEVEN: Light the candle and spend a few minutes in quiet meditation reflecting on the beauty and contentment of your new life. 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, visualizing and experiencing your transformation and expansion.
Happy New Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH