Day 29 of the Great Release Challenge!
30 Days to an AWESOME New You!
by Silver RavenWolf
Your Mission Today: Clean out and clean up — your tools. No, I don’t just mean hammers, screw drivers, and saws — (although that’s okay, too) — here, I’m referring to any tool that corresponds to your creativity. This year we were lucky enough to work through our release challenge with the assistance of a Mercury Retrograde. Come tomorrow, the planet Mercury will station and turn direct at 2:21 AM EST — HOWEVER if you are on Pacific time — Mercury stations and turns direct for you this evening (29 December 2010 at 11:21 PM PST).
Today, we take advantage of the slow Mercury motion, the station, and the gearing up that is to come by preparing our creative outlet for a major burst of energy! You might have already cleaned some of your creative tools, or perhaps rearranged them. Today, however, I’d like you to look at them with new eyes. Dream big as you organize and de-clutter. Get excited about what all you’re going to be doing with them in the next few weeks! Allow that great rush of energy to envelope you!
On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day the Moon is in the astrological sign of Sagittarius (Fire) and the Sun is in the sign of Capricorn (Earth). The moon is in its 4th quarter, the last stage of natural banishing.
Our New Year’s Eve celebrations here will center on two Braucherei (Pow-Wow) practices. The first is the Takin-Off, used to remove negativity from the aura of the individual. This negativity could be from yourself, your own thoughts, or from others (even sickness). Your measure is taken from head to foot, plus the length of the foot, with red thread or yarn. You then ball the yarn in your left hand and circle a table nine times widdershins. Then, the yarn is burned outside. Although this sounds ridiculous, it has always worked for us, and it is doubly fun on New Year’s Even when done with a group of people you like! Laughter is all the more powerful to the practice!
The second type of charm is called the Milk Warsh, and is done to remove any negativity sent to you by any person or group of people. You simply write your name on a piece of paper, make three equal-armed crosses on it, ask the Spirits to remove all evil from your person, and put the paper in the milk until it is covered. Leave for 24 hours, then dump both milk and paper outside the house. That’s all there is to it.
New Moon occurs on 4 January along with a partial Solar Eclipse, where both the moon and the sun will be in the astrological sign of Capricorn (earth) — and cardinal — (cardinal means Capricorn is considered a go-getter-time-to-move sign). The planet Jupiter (the great benefic and great energy for expansion) will also conjunct Uranus (super change) in Pisces — if you’ve got a vision for the future and it involves gain? Magick for it!
Part II (Of course there had to be a Part II — we’re almost done!) is to walk around your work/home environment and congratulate yourself on all you’ve accomplished in the past thirty days! Even if you only got a bit done, a bit is better than nothing — so, go ahead and be proud of yourself! If you got lots accomplished — even better — you are going to meet the New Year swinging in power! Let’s check out that bathroom. We started there, first. How is it doing? Does it need a touch-up? Part II, then, involves our touch-ups of work already accomplished. In this process, we’re going to evaluate what really needs more work, or what is difficult to keep stable — and think about why that may be. Consider options, really think about it this time, on how you can change circumstances so that the problem areas can eventually stabilize.
Part III – oh yes, there is a Part III — is to cleanse your work/living area with either holy water and incense, or both. A quick run-through is fine. Remember, today is touch-up day.
Tomorrow, our 30th day, we are going to light a white candle and do a simple relaxation exercise and meditation. To participate, you will need the white candle, a clear glass of water, and a stone — yes, like the stone in the story — except your stone? Never runs out of magick juice.
Keep me posted on your progress. We’re almost done!