|Posted on December 14, 2018 at 5:10 PM|
This 2018 Winter Solstice is just hours before the last full Moon of 2018. I designed this ritual around that combination. It is a 2 part ritual.
Keep in mind 2018 was an 11 year, meaning the purpose of an 11 year is to master your human self; face your fears of feeling lost, not good enough and powerless (to name a few), to create the change you need to connect your human self to your soul path and to do all this through an authentic and increased connection to Spirit. You are a Spiritual Being having a Human experience.
11 is a master number and is connected to the Great Awakening. And I'm sure most of you reading this has had some kind of challenge(s) this year that brought you to a realization that things need to change, an awakening. If this is the case you have some clearing and claiming to do before you move into the new energies of 2019 and I highly recommend this exercise. A marker is always good.
The Winter Solstice is the day when we have the least amount of light in the day, and from then on we move out of the introspection of inner darkenss and begin to move towards more light, peaking at the Summer Solstice. Though we still have the winter to go through, we know it is the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one.
Part One~ First, write down all the fears and worries you felt during 2018, make a list. Put a check mark next to any that actually came true. Notice how many did not come true. How do you feel about all that time and energy you wasted envisioning something negative that never happened? I call this using your imagination in/to the dark. Write that down. Make a promise to not give worry and fear so much power moving forward into 2019. Write that promise down.
Next, if you had any fears that did come true, write down the lesson you learned. If you gave up on something, or failed at something, write down what you learned from the experience. How can you use it to move your forward? These are difficult experiences and you paid a high price for the wisdom it gave you, acknowlege and keep it!
Now write down all the strengths, lessons, changes, accomplishments, miracles, surprises and well, all the good stuff you got out of 2018. Put a check mark next to the ones you want to bring into 2019 with you to continue to grow in. Did your income increase? Did you make improvements to your health, you were a better communicator? Did you serve more, take care of yourself better, and love more? That's the stuff that matters, bring that with you!
Burn (represents light and letting go) this list with sage or something you like, to purify your intentions and let the remnant rise to Spirit. Say aloud or even chant out grattitudes for 2018, and that you are ready to receive your highest good on your Soul Path, and you promise to follow your intuition and guidance,trusting it will take you there, one step at a time.
Part 2~ The timing is whatever you are called to, but for this I prefer the next day, which is the first day of light and the full moon at 0 degrees in Cancer. This is the 2nd of 5 full moons at zero degrees, nothing auspicious there! To bring in the new Solstice light energy, find and choose a crystal that represents the Sun or Light to you, and a small piece of paper.
Sit with the crystal, outside if possible and meditate on the Light. Ask to be shown your hightest and best soul path for 2019. You might hear or see words and feelings, you might see a scene, continue to look with your 3rd eye. Try to listen with your spiritual ear. Try to lean into and feel what your soul wants you to feel. Whatever message you get, and however you get it, just trust it and write it down when your'e ready.
Additionally write down any wish you would like to have come true in 2019, something that feels like a big wish.
And finally write down 3 things that are non-negotionables that you would like to be, do,nor have in 2019.
Place the paper under the crystal until the Summer Soltice. Let your wishes and intentions go to the Full Moon in Cancer who will nurture, protect, and take care of it.
Bonus** Take all your crystals out tonight to charge them under this glorious Solstice Full Moon.
If you do this Solstice Ritual, please share your experience in the comments below, I'd love to know!