The last new moon of 2018 and who better to help us reflect on our journey than Sagittarius.
In this ritual, you'll be guided to contemplate about the lessons you've learned and experiences that you'll cherish. Take a moment to gather the materials noted below and make sure you'll have some quiet, undisturbed time for yourself.
Don't think too hard about the crystal or card deck. Trust that your intuition is guiding you to the exact ones you need right now. Turn on your favorite playlist to listen to for getting into the energetic space of going within. If you don't have one, check out my Zen Vibes playlist on Spotify.
Find a place to sit and take a few deep breaths.
Call on your angels and guides who can most serve you now to be present with you.
On a safe, stable surface, place the four candles (unlit) in front of you in placement of the four directions (north, south, east, and west) with enough space in the middle for two cards and the crystal.
The crystal you chose represents the energy that is strongly with you as you close out 2018 and go forth into 2019. Take a moment to note in your journal which crystal you chose and why you think your intuition led you to that crystal.
Place the crystal in the center of the candle formation.
Draw a card using the prompt, "what do my angels and guides desire me to know most about the journey of this past year?" and place card with the crystal.
Light the candle that represents the South. Take some time to write down the obstacles you have overcome over the past year and the lessons you've learned from those obstacles.
Light the candle that represents the North. Reflect on the dreams and goals you had for the year, did you accomplish them? What are you most proud of from the year?
Light the candle that represents the West. Jot down all the gratitude you have for other people, places, things, experiences, etc.
Light the candle that represents the East. Go deep with the gratitude for all that is within you, the lessons you've learned, and why you are grateful.
With all the candles lit, take in all the light that you have created this year and are bringing forth with you in the year ahead. This has been a magical year and there is more good on the way. Draw one more card using the prompt, "what message do my angels and guides have for me about the year ahead?" and place in the circle.
Write down any final reflections you have from the ritual.
I encourage you to take a picture of your final spread with the candles, crystal, and card. Keep it to look back on throughout 2019. If you feel called to share on social media, please do so and tag me @chakrachelsie in your post and use #essentiallysacred.