Ritual to Call in your Magic
This eclipse brings very big energy. It’s the darkness showing up and waking us up to the question: Are We Ready? Are we ready to stop the insanity that has taken over? Are we ready to do something about our society, our culture, our lives? Are we ready to share our gift with the world and by share, I mean literally share it without the expectation of receiving anything in return? Are we ready to become stronger and more powerful with our voices, our love, our sense of community?
In the Northwest for the last couple of weeks the air has been thick with smoke. There has been so much smoke you could not see the blue sky, the islands across the Puget Sound or the moon. It’s been so smoky you can see it hanging in the air, under the streetlights at night. The smoke was hovering like a dense, toxic fog that wouldn’t move. We had no air to move the smoke away, and people suffered from headaches, sore throats and heavy lungs. To counter the smoke, I took to the woods. I walked among the giant trees where the air is so dense with oxygen that it feels damps. A feeling my father describes as “the molecules being rounder.” A place where moss is a natural cushion for sitting and writing. Since the Full Moon last week, I have been feeling magic return back. This is the energy of the Goddess, the strong female spirit that we need. She is ready to step forward if we invite her in, but we need to be ready for her strength. We need to do our work so she can do hers.
We all have gifts. Are you ready to bring yours forward to help the world? The world need these gifts. We need to counter this darkness with people passionate enough to bring about real change; who will work with art, writing, with volunteer efforts and in public affirmations of communities working for social justice. Are you ready to call in your magic?
How can you help this effort? We all have our strengths. We all have different magic. So let’s focus on the magic, the strength, and the passion. We need to ask ourselves how we can use our particular strengths to help bring about real change.
This isn’t about our careers, our jobs, or our hobby. This is about the magic we have that will help others. Our magic that we want to bring forth, to be seen for. This is about standing up and being our authentic selves while we navigate this tough terrain. We each have the ability to add to the larger amount of change energy happening. Most importantly, we can no longer stay in the dark. We must step into the light and bring about change. We all have our work to do to fight the darkness and to help those that are not as privileged as we are in life.
Ritual to Call in your Magic
For this New Moon, let’s call in your magic. What can you do to help bring about change? What are you ready to challenge in your life so that you are helping to bring more light into this world? Are you ready to join the protests taking place; letting the darkness know that we do not want an evil interpretation of the world? Are you ready to volunteer at the local women’s shelter to help women that are struggling and need the kindness of strangers to help them get back on track? Are you ready for your voice to be heard at the dinner table when racists jokes are no longer funny? Are you ready to bring change to your industry so that women and minorities are no longer minor characters but major players? Are you ready to vote for the younger generation, the women, the minorities that will be running for office because they are inspired to help bring about real change in this world? Where do your skills and magic fit into this energy? If there are certain things you can’t do physically, can you figure out a way to create change that feels more aligned? Since walking is hard for some, can you make phone calls to help give a voice to those in our society who do not have one? If you are a writer, are you ready to write pieces that help people to comprehend what is happening? If you love kids, can you offer to babysit while the parents who might be stronger in the social area can go out and help create change but just needed the time to do it. How can we focus and direct our magic in a way that will benefit others? How can we share this with the world?
I truly believe that we are being asked to become stronger to help fight the darkness of our times. The feminine energy is gaining strength and she is becoming a warrior. This is not a time to play small so that you don’t upset others. This is a time to play big, to use your voice and take actions that will help those less fortunate. This is not the time to live in the status quo and assume someone else will fix these issues. This is a time when we all need to show up as best we can to help. Leos like to be seen. This New Moon in Leo is all about how you want to be seen and what actions you are willing to take to help bring in the light, the feminine, the goddess.
Write down your magic. Write down examples of how it has helped in the past, be they big or small instances. And write down how you want to use it to bring about positive change. What do you want to call in with this big magic? How do you want to see your community – the country – the world? Burn this list. We want to release all this light into the Universe to balance out what is happening now. We want to bring more love, equality and safety to this country and to our lives. We want to bring in hope and the strength needed to be brave in the face of so much darkness. We also want to talk about what we will do to help bring about change. Can you think of a few examples of what you can do to help our communities now?
We all have magic and it’s not dependent on how many followers we have, how many online courses we create, how much income we bring in. It’s based on helping others to dismantle the darkness, by giving more than we receive, by living simply and in tune with nature. By protecting our earth, our country, our community and our loved ones. This Magic is Big Magic when it is solely used to help others and not focused on our personal agenda. So what Big Magic are you ready to donate to help others?
When you are done burring the list, take a sea salt bath or go sit near water. We need feminine energy right now. We need the earth to heal us. We need to let go of all this negative energy and send it back where it came from.
I am so ready to see, hear and feel what everyone’s Big Magic is. I am ready to see your gifts coming forward in real ways. I am ready to see the Warrior Goddess step forward in all of you.