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Pisces New Moon Ritual: Water Gazing

Author: simone  //  Category: Health Gua, Pisces New Moon

The Pisces New Moon/total solar eclipse (Feb. 26, 6:58 a.m. PST)) packs a wallop, since it happens on the same day as an incendiary Mars-Uranus conjunction opposite Jupiter.  Though the energy is transcendent, it may also feel like you’re lost at sea. This ritual will help align you with your Higher Self to find your way–and boost your spiritual, mental and physical health.

Pisces is connected to the Health gua, or center of your home. Put a healthy new plant in a ceramic pot somewhere in this area, or set out a bowl of fresh yellow lemons. Cleanse, sage and sweep this region thoroughly. Then, perform this ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life, either the night before or evening of the New Moon.

You will need: A dark glass or ceramic bowl, water from a spring, lake or other natural source, a fresh-cut twig, yellow candle, nature-themed music and your favorite incense.

Water gazing or scrying is an ancient divination technique for penetrating the depths of the subconscious mind and/or getting messages from the beyond. This ritual should be done at night. People used to scry on the surface of a lake by the light of the Moon. In this ritual, we’ll be scrying indoors using water from a natural source. Ideally, this should be rainwater or water collected from a lake or stream, but bottled spring water will also work.

At the New Moon, light your yellow candle in your Health gua, and find a comfortable spot to sit and scry for a half hour or so. Light your favorite incense, and put on music that reminds you of nature. Place the candle near your scrying bowl to illuminate your task. All other lights should be kept low.

Formulate a question about something that’s been troubling you. This may concern your health or another topic. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself, then stir the water with your twig. Once it becomes smooth again, stare at the water’s surface. Soft-focusing your eyes may help you “see.” Continue staring, holding your question in mind, until you see an image or a shape that speaks to you, or you receive a strong feeling message. Let your intuition interpret this message. Be patient, to see if another message wants to appear. When you feel complete, blow out the candle and give thanks for the inspiration you’ve received, however subtle or mysterious. Watch your dreams for further revelations about what your message might mean.

And, check out the mini-video below to learn how one couple enhanced their Health gua and received some surprising returns! (Note: the Health gua relates to both the Virgo and Pisces New Moons).

Virgo New Moon Ritual: Focused Relaxation

Author: simone  //  Category: Health Gua, Virgo New Moon

Because the Sept. 1 New Moon (2:03 a.m. PDT) is also a solar eclipse and engages with the final Saturn-Neptune square, we’ll need our wits about us to stay focused and use these energies wisely. Yet this New Moon brings a strong potential to commit to a path of service or improve your health and habit patterns. To activate the Health gua at the center of your home, perform this centering ritual near the New Moon.

You will need: Sage leaves or packaged sage tea, a yellow candle, lavender essential oil, relaxing music.

First, make sure your Health gua has been thoroughly cleansed and prepared. Then, boil water, pour it over the tea and let it steep while you do the relaxation exercise. Place the cup in your Health gua, and light the yellow candle. Then, put on your relaxing music and position yourself comfortably in a prone position on a couch, bed or the floor. Anoint your upper lip with lavender oil so you can inhale its relaxing qualities.

Give yourself about ten minutes for this simple but amazingly powerful process. Take a few deep breaths, then direct your attention to your feet. Hold your focus there briefly while you feel your feet relax. Then, as you move upward, do the same for each body part, in this order: Ankles, calves, thighs, pelvis and belly, lower back, middle back, upper back and chest, back of the neck, back of the head, top of the head, forehead, eyes and behind the eyes, nose, mouth and jaw, tongue, throat and behind the throat, tops of the shoulders, upper arms, lower arms, hands. Continue breathing deeply and slowly throughout this exercise.

When you have finished, rise slowly and take your cup of tea. Sit in or near the Health gua, and think about your New Moon intentions for greater health, relaxation or work fulfillment as you sip your tea. Gaze at the candle as you meditate on the improvements you wish to make. You may also write your intentions down, and place them near the candle. Repeat the focused relaxation process any time you feel stressed. Doing this practice for even five minutes can make a big difference for your health and well being.