2nd Quarter Moon in Gemini – Raphael is the Angel of Healing and associated with the astrological sign of Gemini – perhaps you would like to pen a petition with black ink on yellow paper. For an extra boost? Write your petition in the Planetary Hour of Mercury.
Thursday – Jupiter Planetary Ruler – Light a Purple Candle sprayed with your favorite perfume – sprinkle with sugar for extra sweetness! Ask the universe for the gift of joy. Try using the Ten Points of Balance exercise you read about yesterday on this blog.
Your Challenge Today – Prepare your own Winter Solstice Ceremony/Ritual — to be performed by you as close to the event as possible given your schedule. Make sure the area in which you will perform your ceremony is clean, cleansed and blessed. Group ceremonies do not count. The private ceremony is to coincide with your Great Release Program goals.
Winter Solstice occurs when the Sun enters the astrological sign of Capricorn. For folks in the US, that will be on Friday, 21 December — 2:23 PM West Coast/5:23 PM East Coast. The magick continues to swirl this weekend with the Full Moon (Moon in Cancer Sun in Capricorn) on Saturday 9:40 AM West Coast/12:49 PM East Coast. Earth and Water elements reign this weekend although Mercury conjuncts Jupiter in Sagittarius on Friday morning bringing the fire of good luck and good fortune if you are open to accept it. Venus in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces as well – giving a glittering line-up to your personal festivities! Ursid meteor shower will peak on the nights of December 21 and 22, adding shooting starts to the mix. Creativity and joy can surely be over the top for you! This weekend is all about positive change, pleasant surprises, and welcoming opportunity. The Great Release Program is an ongoing process that is supported by this weekend’s astro line-up lending ease, wisdom, and personal fulfillment in the changes you chose at the beginning of this year’s program journey. An added plus — the constellation Orion, the Hunter, is activated by this Full Moon, lending the energy and opportunities you need to help you accomplish your goals.
On your altar you may wish to have:
An empowered cup of spring water – the focus is joy, personal healing, and fulfillment. Drink the water during your ceremony.
An arrow or net to help you capture something you are hunting – Success? Wealth? Information? Write what you are looking for around the shaft of the arrow. Yes, you can use a picture if you don’t have a real arrow.
Something that represents your creativity and is associated with your main program goal.
A white candle. Begin your ceremony in total darkness, then ask that as the days grow longer and the rays of the sun kissing the earth grow longer that wisdom and good fortune grow in strength in your life. Light the candle.
Make A Prosperity Cauldron
I’ve posted this before; but, thought some of you may enjoy it for this weekend. For your holiday dinner centerpiece, why not make a prosperity cauldron as shown in the example below. Make sure there are plenty of Gingerbread cookies to give one to each guest. Empower your ginger people for luck, good fortune, and love. I used an old paint can, cookies I made, and a candle I rolled for good fortune. Friday is the perfect day to put your centerpiece together.
2:23 PM West Coast/5:23 PM East Coast USA – Friday 21 December 12:22 AM SAST (South Africa Standard Time) – Saturday 22 December 9:22 AM AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) – Saturday, 22 December 6:22 AM HKT (Hong Kong Time) – Saturday 22 December 10:22 PM GMT (London, England Greenwich Mean Time) – Friday 21 December
Your challenge either tomorrow or Saturday (depending upon your time zone) is to perform that ceremony as close to the time as you can. Before is best. After, you miss the boat on some of that goodie energy.
Remember – No matter what – give or throw something away today. Release!
Do the Morning Ritual – earn one gold star.
Practice the Rattle Bath/Crystal Cleansing – earn one gold star.
Mark what you accomplished on your Great Release Calendar
Did you remember to invoke your special symbol first thing when you woke up? If you forgot, try again tomorrow, no worries. At twilight today (or close to) focus on your special symbol for 1 minute. How do you feel?
FIVE 3-minute Dash – earn 5 stars.
Burn an empowered purple candle sprayed with perfume (careful, don’t blow yourself up). Earn 1 star.
Write a healing petition and burn in the Planetary Hour of Mercury (you can find planetary hours on the net, or on an ap).
Prepare for your own Winter Solstice Observance!
Do 2 Dust-ups! 2 stars!
Tonight, remember to practice your Nightly Buzz-Through Review. Earn 2 stars!
Do a mental review of your day before you fall asleep – make it quick – don’t let the mind stick.
Peace with the Gods Peace with Nature Peace within!