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Rediscover Possibility

Updated: Jan 22

The Lunar New Year is a Time to Take Aim

Welcome to Aquarius season!

We've exited Capricorn, whose card is The Devil, and entered The Star in Aquarius season.

In The Devil, we had to decline invitations from the ego that wanted to feel control over peace. Now, if you've done your spirit work, The Star means you're ready to receive greater support and abundance from the Divine than you could ever have invented alone in self-will.

To help you receive, I am offering a ritual for the New Moon in Aquarius on Saturday the 21st.

As always, we get to work with the power of the New Moon from the time it begins (12:53pm PT) and for three days after. And, as with all my rituals, you can perform it whenever you feel called to.

Today's post is a shorter one because I'm getting prepared and excited to be doing a more in-depth version of this ritual in-person with some of you tomorrow at the EnVision 2023 workshop. There may still be a spot left for you if you'd like to learn more about this vision board workshop and sign up.

To get us grounded in the abundance this New Moon brings, I am calling on the Eight of Wands.

The suit of Wands are ruled by fire. They represent our passion, our hustle, and our creativity.

The Eights of the Tarot are a time of evolution. The symbol 8 is also the symbol of ∞, infinity. We're at a turning point on a road that has no angles and no end.

If you follow me, you know that I feel more 'new year' energy at the spring equinox in late March; however, January's New Moon shares some of that same energy.

As a collective, we may have set our resolutions around the solstice, but it is only now that we're out of those darkest days that we can begin to see what the return to light will bring.

This is the real time to take aim at 2023.

When we look at the Eight of Wands, we see eight staffs flying through the air. We don't know exactly when they will land or if they will hit their mark, but they are in motion. This card shares some of the energy of The Fool.

We get to adventure.

Photo by Dariusz Sankowski on Unsplash

When we are kiddos, this feeling of adventure and possibility is around us at all times. Someone says that the floor is lava, and we jump to the couch. We commit. We can imagine ourselves on the Moon, on a pirate ship, winning an Oscar and swimming with mermaids all in one afternoon.

As adults, this 'magical thinking' is lost to the critic. Our New Year's resolutions are a perfect example.

Many people choose not to make resolutions because they can't permit themselves the space to dream change is possible for them. They believe they will fail before they even try.

Many others create resolutions that appeal to the critic, but they aren't tied to any joy, and so they are unsustainable.

To demonstrate, give yourself a moment to consider and write down any questions you have about the year ahead. For example,

"Will I get a promotion?"

"Will my loved one stay healthy?"

"How can I loose weight and exercise more?"

"When will I have time for my artwork?"

There's nothing wrong with these questions, in fact, I really encourage you to actually write down your own questions now...

It is really important for us to ask questions about our futures that are grounded in reality, but too often we define 'reality' only through our fears.

When our questions are bound by our perceived limitations, and our desired outcomes are grounded in fear, our inquiries are lead by the critic. They don't inspire the possible.

Photo by Paul Skorupskas on Unsplash

Now, I invite your to re-frame your questions from th