by Crystal Pomeroy
The first New Moon of the year is usually
in Capricorn, giving us an opportunity to
connect our daily, emotional energies to
organizing our goals. With
Pluto and Jupiter both very close to the
midheaven, our pursuits are certainly expanded
and intensified. How can we access this potential
personally? Certain solstice themes are underscored
and clarified by this chart, among them:
the need to assume power unto oneself instead of projecting it onto
authority figures, the importance of questioning early programming that
might make us feel unable to do this, and the magic that healing these
programs can bring to our goals.
Two keys to effective goal-setting are
activated when we start this healing. Both
of them require overcoming the victim programming
that is part of our upbringing (or upbreaking, as the case may sometimes
seem to be). The power of creative intent is greatly multiplied if
we are able to connect with the artist within, releasing external
opinions or models as to what we should want or enjoy, and listening
to our true feelings and priorities. This initiative requires giving
credence to our own perception, in opposition to the common program
learned in authoritarian models at school and home, which teach us
to doubt our own opinion.
Another factor which can greatly multiply
the effects of spiritual magic is the awareness
that we are allowed to choose, and because
of that gift, our persistent, constructive intent can and will overcome
any blocks from outside circumstance or influence. The latter
principle challenges another popular atavism
of the victim mindset: the world is divided into two groups, the
meek and the powerful, and the latter somehow decide the fate of
Such knots in our deep mind cannot be resolved by
a single Lunation, however beneficent she
may be. However, to synchronize our perception
with the highest and the best of this portal’s
promise is to plant a quantum seed of intent
that will unchain a series of effects on present,
past and future situations, allowing us to
start this year with the right brain—metaphorically
and literally speaking.
Altar-tions for the Capricorn New Moon
following elements will synchronize your sacred space and person
with this portal.
- Silver candles, decorations, garments and/or accessories
- Stones such as onyx, white or smoky quartz, amber
- From the realm of flora: carnations and/or potatoes and yams
- Sandal wood incense
Also have a notebook or paper with pen on hand.
- Light your candle, saying something like:
I turn on the light of my awareness to neutralize, heal and overcome
the belief in victimhood or any other emotional block to my power
to manifest my goals.
- With Jupiter right next to the midheaven in this lunation, angels
can make a major difference in results. If you wish to invoke them,
light the incense, as you say something like:
This is an offering for the Angels of Manifestation, of Power
and of Healing. I invite you to work with my personal angels and
those of the planet, to multiply the power of our intent, opening
the road to recovery of our freedom to choose victory of good.
- Take a moment to direct your attention within,
towards the center of your chest, and ask
yourself what does success look and feel like to you, personally—from
the perspective of an original entity, different from the world
around you. Start with goals to overcome victim trips or other
blocks to being a victorious, empowered person, as well as any
other spiritual goals you may have, and move on to other areas
you deem important, such as:
Healing self-esteem, victim programs
A world free from those limitations
Creativity, and so on…
- List these goals in writing, as one brief affirmation for each
area, such as:
My self-esteem is entirely healed.
I can see myself free from the idea that
any person or condition can oppress me.
Money flows naturally to cover all my
situations and share with others.
I am well, strong and happy and I have
amazing energy to do everything I want to.
After making your list, repeat words like those
that follow during several minutes, slowly
and with feeling:
The power for right success abides in me. My awareness
of this power now attracts whatever opportunities, people, understanding,
and resources that are necessary to heal any attitudes that keep
me might keep me from manifesting. No one can deny me my power
to manifest any good thing I imagine or work for. I refuse to accept
any mental or emotional suggestion in my own mind or the minds
of others that my holistic success can or should be limited, I
declare them null and void. I know that I am not a victim, but
successfully manifesting everything I choose to believe. I know
myself worthy even as I am now healed and manifesting complete
To help another or others, repeat the following
adaptation for several more minutes:
The power for right success abides in (name
of person, group, etc. you wish to help with
this thought). My awareness of this power activates
(name of person, group, etc.)’s natural
magnetism for whatever opportunities, people,
understanding, and resources that are necessary
to heal and manifest this success. I know this
(person or group) is not a victim, but is successfully
manifesting everything (she, he, they) choose
to believe. I know them worthy, my thoughts help them heal and awaken
their manifestation of good.
Read your list before going to bed
each night, and at your chosen time during
the day, take several minutes to repeat affirmations like
those above. As we already mentioned, this
ceremony is by no means an entire solution.
However, it is a powerful point of departure. Once we’ve applied
or adapted it, it’s
wise to pay attention and integrate any compatible
information or resources that appear in our paths as part of the solution,
such as: therapy, support groups, books, inspiration, understanding
and so on. The child within deserves all the love and attention it
needs to be released from the shadows of doubt and participate in humanity’s
recovery of our path of power.
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