For New Moon Friday, June 23 7:13pm PT
Full disclosure: my natal Sun is in Cancer. This is my happy place. The New Moon in Cancer is my little personal New Year. This is the day that I focus on a full reset of my entire emotional being. As the cardinal water sign, Cancer leads the charge in the emotional realm and with the Moon under its influence at the very beginning of its cycle, we can make major shifts in how we frame, experience, and express our feelings to get in better alignment with our Highest Selves and more deeply enjoy and appreciate our human capacity to feel.
To plunge into the renewing water of this Cancer New Moon, we turn to the Page of Cups. The Pages are the novices of the Tarot court. Their strength lies in their ability to experiment and be flexible in their element, unrestricted by any pre-set rules or patterns. In the realm of the Cups, this manifests as a radical emotional openness, a freedom to express and navigate Water as if we've never experienced heartache - or, have experienced a lot, integrated and processed it fully, and taken the wisdom back around to being open and free again.
This week, we call on the Page of Cups as we work to create a fresh start in our emotional bodies.
You will need:
· 1 pink 7-day ritual candle in glass container
· 1 piece of Aquamarine
· 1 printed image of the Page of Cups
· Pen or pencil
· Rose oil (optional)
· Lavender (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 Rose oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Rose oil promotes free flow of love and beauty. We use it here to re-awaken our ability to recognize and appreciate the bountiful love and beauty all around us.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle some Lavender in the top of the candle. Lavender calms the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies and promotes contentment. We use it here to calm any discomfort that may arise from opening up closed of emotions.
STEP FIVE: On the back of the printed Page of Cups Card, write a thank you note. You are thanking the Page of Cups for the great gift of new Water in your life, for the wisdom of finding great strength in vulverability, for the wonderful magic that is being a human with feelings. Use your own language and write something that resonates for you.
STEP SIX: Place the pink candle and the Aquamarine on top of the Page of Cups image (image side up). Aquamarine assists in open, clear, loving communication. We use it here to aid in being open and honest in our communications with ourselves and others and to ease worries and fears around being vulnerable.
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, feeling the cool restorative Water of the Page of Cups wash over you.
Happy New Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH