Wednesday, January 2, 2013

☆♥☆ 2013 Epiphany Ritual ☆♥☆

The 12th day after Christmas, January 6th, is the day of Epiphany. This year, Epiphany occurs 5 days before the January 11th  Crisis New Moon at 21+ degrees Capricorn.  A New Moon is the dark of the Moon, it cannot yet be seen in the sky.  It is a time to rest, wait, ruminate, and visualize. This Epiphany chart contains 4 planets, Saturn, Pluto, Mercury out-of-bounds (OOB), and Mars, all at 9+ degrees.   Nine (9) is the last single digit, and symbolic of The Hermit in the Tarot, the Wise Man who looks within, quite synchronous with New Moon energy.

An epiphany is a realization, an "aha" moment  or an  inner sense of illumination of a thing or feeling that was not previously felt or known. It is the comprehension of the essence of a thing, as in a discovery.  In some cultures it is a time for baking of the King’s cake. It is a celebration for The Three Kings or Three Wise Men. According to an old legend based on a Bible story, these three Kings saw, on the night when Christ was born, a bright star, and followed it to Bethlehem. There the Christ-child was discovered and he was presented with gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Epiphany is a time of ritual and celebration. One such ritual is a Burning Bowl Ceremony, also performed during Eclipses and New Moons. This ceremony provides an opportunity to meditate and reflect on aspects of life, behavior patterns, thought forms, beliefs and perspectives that are no longer useful or serve ones higher good.  They are released in preparation for entrance into a new cycle. 

Starting your Epiphany ritual, it is important to prepare your space. Burning sage cleanses negative energy and also your aura. If sage isn't a favorite, simply fan the air around your body and space, opening windows briefly as it's quite cold where many  people live this time of the year.

Reiki practitioners may send a special "symbol" into each corner of the room. Sprinkling your favorite essential oil (my preference is Lavender) connects its scent to a memory feeling. Then take a moment to quiet your mind, your thoughts, connecting to your heart, Guides, and Angels and physically write down what you are leaving behind; what is being released. Sometimes feelings surface when you're letting go of something or someone you have held onto for too long.  Let it go. Take a deep breath in, then exhale and center again. It is easy to use tiny pieces of paper or small post-it notes and write one thought on each slip or note. After writing want you want to release, place them in a fireproof bowl and allow it to burn. Let them all go. Let them burn, vanishing from your life. Poof~! Gone, up in smoke~!

I know
Caught up in the middle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
Oh no...
Gave up on the riddle
I cry, just a little
When I think of letting go
When I need a healing, I just look up to the ceiling
I see the Sun coming down, I know it's all better now... 
 ~ I Cry by Flo Rida

After you have  released what is no longer useful, take a moment to quiet your thoughts again and focus on what you want to bring into your life. Do you want to create  a new career?  A new relationship?  Peace?  Take a deep breath in, then exhale, and center. Again, write each desire  down on small pieces of paper. 

Intentions with excited emotion bring them quickly into your life, so get happy~! *smile* Remember a time and place where you felt absolutely amazing, joyful and content. Focus on these feelings as you're writing your intentions. Allow yourself to get caught up in your imagination, thinking of your perfect future. "I want and I will have". These new intentions may be kept either in a space on your altar, a small pouch, bag or in a cup, or any special place. I keep new intentions in a tiny pouch inside my wallet and periodically change them when my intentions have been obtained . You may also choose to burn them, sending their energy into the Universe. The choice is yours. Remember to give thanks for all you do have. 

   *I am grateful for....* *Thank you Universe...*    

Settled, knowing that outmoded, limiting thoughts and perceptions have been replaced with progressively new, growth-oriented intentions, these new perspectives feel exciting, soothing, comforting, and cathartic. Now you feel amazing, grounded, fantastic, wonderful, happy, awesome, and Divinely blessed. New beginnings await you...many blessings...

Remember, 3 days before the New Capricorn Moon on January 11 is the Balsamic phase, also called the Wishing Moon.... Make a *Wish*, Blow a Kiss to the Universe~!

Let there be Peace on Earth....

Please share your own Epiphany ceremonies, I'd love to hear how they work for you. If you want to learn more about this topic and others, schedule a phone, Skype or e-mail consultation at This blog is linked through Networked Blogs and may also be received directly to your Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook:

Namaste' *

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