Look back at last year again. What should be buried and forgotten? Your intention is to bury the old stuff. | Set Athena and an earth goddess on your altar. Add a small, new plant and a flowerpot filled with potting soil. Light a red candle for root chakra energy. Cast your circle. Have paper and a pen handy as you comb through your memories and find things that need to be buried so Mother Earth can recycle them. Write them down, then speak these words: | "What's done is done. | I am burying __________ from last year. | What's buried is safely gone. | Let it dissolve in the soil. | Let it be recycled. | Let it help this plant grow. | Let it change my life." | Burn what you wrote in the flame of the candle, then drop the ashes into the flowerpot. Mix them in with the soil. Plant the new plant and open your circle.
Happy new moon! As you may know, the new moon is a time for vision and internal work. Additionally, when the moon is "new," it is also conjunct the sun. For this reason, the moon and sun are in the same zodiac sign at every new moon (unlike at the full moon, when the moon is in the sun's opposing sign). Today, Luna and Sol are both in the sign of Capricorn. This is an intelligent and resourceful sign whose energy grants us the ability to get to work! | To utilize this evening's energy, brew some nice chamomile tea. Find a large crystal or a favorite mystical gemstone and plop it into the mug ( just be careful not to swallow the stone!). As the tea steeps, breathe in the vapors and envision the mug glowing with a dark violet hue. Chant the words Capricorn, vision, and insight into the steeping elixir. When you drink the tea, sit in your favorite chair and turn off all the lights. See which visions come to your attention!
Use this spell to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. You'll need a light-blue pillar candle and a peace-attracting herb such as lavender. Place the candle on your altar, then sprinkle some of the lavender around the candle and on the floor around you. Light the candle. Gaze at the flame and visualize planet Earth as it appears in photos taken from outer space. Ground and center, then say: | "We are one, we all live | beneath the same sun, | May peace come to everyone. | We are one, we all live beneath | the same moon and stars, | May peace come to every | country, near and far." | After performing this spell, greet everyone with a smile. Offer assistance to anyone who may need help. Naturally, this spell won't work overnight, but think how powerful it would be if thousands of us performed it on this day!
The waning Capricorn moon loves diligent purging activities. There is great power in a good paper purge, as it creates the space for a greater level of order and personal success. | So gather your junk mail, old journals and notebooks, and leftover lists. Light a white candle and a stick of sage or frankincense incense, and recycle, shred, and/or burn until all your unnecessary paper is banished from your home and life. As you do so, feel that you are breaking up old patterns, habits, and conditions and releasing the energy and power they formerly held in thrall. On a very deep level, sense that you are creating serenity within and around you and creating a vacuum into which fresh ideas, wealth streams, and beautiful life conditions will naturally flow. Finish by picking up the incense and (safely) wafting the smoke around your body and aura.
It was on this day in 1128 that the Knights Templar were officially sanctioned by Pope Honorius II. The Knights Templar were a fierce military organization and were declared "God's Army," or "Soldiers of Christ." This spell offers uncomplicated yet proven protection. Don't let its simplicity fool you! If you're going through a patch of bad luck or feel that someone's holding something against you, this will set things right. | You'll need a token that you usually wear. An amulet is great, but even a pendant, a ring, or your fitness tracker will work. Bend down on one knee, focus on your deity, and while holding your chosen item in your non-dominant hand, repeat this chant: | "Lord, in all your glory, | protect me with your grace." | Repeat the chant until you feel your deity's peace descending upon you, and let your charmed item recall this protection whenever it needs a boost.