January 16, 2018
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January 17, 2018
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CapricornThe Dark Moon in Capricorn is a valuable time to get organized. As this is the New Year it is a wonderful time to reflect on what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Sit down with everything you need to make a good list. It is noteworthy to mention, there are some who would say magickally you put in much more energy if you put a pen to paper, however this is not true for everyone and not necessary for all work. We are modern people in world full of technology, it is only natural for our magickal practice to innovatively grow.
You can make a checklist, set of goals, an outline, step-by-step need to do, or whatever works for you with the intent being to make an achievable plan to be successful in your goals. You can use a dark bowl full of water for a little self-reflection to help you prioritize, and Capricorn’s diligent nature will help make sure you do not leave anything out.
To use the reflecting pool, ground and clear your mind in your usual way.
An example: Get comfortable and close your eyes. Focus on your breathing and allow the flow to become steady and rhythmic. Visualize yourself sitting on the banks of a dark shoreline. The water is steady, slightly warm, and inviting. Stand with your toes in the water and feel the Earth’s energy flowing like the water. Focus on the beating of your heart and the steady rhythmic flow of your breath. Feel your rhythm begin to harmonize with that of the water, breeze, and other sounds of nature you hear in the darkness. Your energy becomes one with the energy of the earth. Any thoughts that may be cluttering your mind can be tossed into the water to float away with the tide until your mind is clear of day-to-day thoughts.
Make your list
When it is time to answer a question. Light a candle, or a few, or have the lights on so you can get a reflection. Hold the bowl in your hands relaxing your gaze on the water. See your reflection in the water and focus on your questions. Some people will see an answer, some may hear or perceive, but really this is more about your feelings and intuition. The water is a focal point for your mind to keep you from getting distracted on other thoughts. Listen to your intuition and don’t force it or try to literally see something in the water. Everyone will perceive this type of divination differently, with practice you will be able to hear your intuition more effectively. Also, don’t second guess yourself. The first answer is the right answer.
Place the list somewhere prominent so you can see it regularly. When you complete something make sure you mark it off, so you can see your progress.