The Scorpio new moon of November 2017 is profoundly, blessedly transformational. To honor and utilize this unique window of opportunity, here are four rituals to release and transform.
FIRE SIGNS (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) – a burning ritual.
Take some time. Write down everything you want to release in your life: everything that you are tired of, that is ready to die, that you are ready to let go of. Be as specific as you can.
When you have finished, set that paper aside. Now, write down everything you want to bring in: all that you wish to replace that which you are purging. Write it all out.
Begin by burning the “To Release” list. Allow any feelings to come to the surface and be carried up with the sparks and smoke to the highest power in the universe, where it can all be undone and remade into something new and better. Once it is all ash, burn the list of that which you are calling into your life. Imagine the atoms of this list dispersing into the universe like invisible, diligent summoners.
If there is leftover ash to gather, scatter it at the crossroads.
EARTH SIGNS (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) – a burying ritual.
Write down your personal goals for the next six months as specifically and thoughtfully as you can.
When you’ve finished place a seed or seeds in the center of the paper – an acorn, some sesame seeds (or any kind of seed you like and which feels right), and fold the paper around the seed(s) to form a packet.
Bury the seed packet in your backyard or in a potted plant in your home. As you work toward your goals, trust that growth is happening, naturally and organically, even though you might not be able to see it yet.
AIR SIGNS (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) – an undoing ritual.
Get a long piece of twine or yarn. Sit and focus. Think on those obstacles which block your way forward. As you focus on each obstacle, make a knot in the string.
When you feel finished, take a sharp scissors and cut through each knot in the string. Make sure the scissors are sharp enough to do this quickly and efficiently. Savor the sensation of slicing through your obstacles.
Take the remains of the string and burn them, scattering the ashes at the crossroads or into the trash.
WATER SIGNS (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) – a bathing ritual
Draw a warm bath. Dissolve at least one cup of mineral and/or sea salt into the bath. Out loud, command the salt to draw the toxins out of your body, mind, heart, and soul. For a soothing addition, you might like to pour in a strong cup of your favorite herbal tea.
Soak in the bath and imagine your burdens being pulled out through your skin like magnetic filings across a plate. Know that the power of water and salt are dismantling these burdens and toxic deposits as effectively as they turn rocks into sand. At the end of your bath, say “thank you” out loud to the water and salt. Rinse yourself off.
Save a cup of the used bath water and flush it down the toilet or throw it out your front door.
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