Next Full Moon Ritual: Sat., 10 Jan. 2009

If 2008 has seemed difficult, this may be a good time to begin metaphysical and literal house cleaning, so the dust from this year does NOT follow into 2009.

FOR THE UPCOMING JAN. 10 RITUAL: Coven-mates should begin thinking what they would like to accomplish (on a personal and/or group level) for the next calendar year. Saturday, 10 January, 2009, is when we will next build energy together (each member, as s/he performs individualized spell-work from their respective home, will incorporate the collective spell-work goals into his/her own ritual).

THOUGHTS: Sat., Jan. 10, 2009 Energies
Thanks to Yule/Winter Solstice (Dec. 21 was the longest night of the year, marking how the daylight hours now grow longer) we can shift our energy work to focus on the returning Sun. On Saturday, Jan. 10th, the Sun will be Capricorn (the goat who likes to "climb every mountain.) No sign is more directed toward its goals than Capricorn. So for January's ritual, it would be wise to focus on building a future that's stable and enduring: keeping in mind our individual responsibilities for helping others while remaining patient for our goals to come toward us steadily. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn; the "Father of Time." This means we might want to focus on projects that take time to come to their positive fruition.

Nine is such a magickal number in Norse mythology. Not only did Odin hang upside down in the gallows of Yggdrasil (Tree of Life) for 9 days, but he visited the nine worlds during that time. During Ragnarök (where the world ends and is reborn: Ragnarök encompasses natural disasters and flooding where a great battle causes the death of many gods) Thor kills the great serpent Jörmungandr but will be poisoned by that snake and Thor staggers back nine steps before falling to his own demise. There are also nine daughters of Ægir (king of the sea in Norse mythology) and nine mothers of Heimdall (the "White God"/guardian of the gods).

An Old Norse war-spirit and god named "Hermóðr the Brave" rode Sleipnir (eight-legged horse) for nine nights on his quest to free Baldr (god of light & beauty) from the underworld. The giant Thrivaldi has nine heads. I could go on and on and on about the number nine and its importance this way!

Nine is the highest single-digit number in the decimal system. While the number three appears as a holy number in many cultures, nine is three times more powerful since it is the result of 3X3!

Can you tell that I have great hope for the year '09?

Let's start it by generating a huge power-surge (Jan. 10th) for happier realities! Keep in mind that the theme for 2009 will definitely be "change" (as the U.S. will swear in its new president, the financial situation will present new opportunities for creativity, etc.).

Perhaps, for February, we can focus on "getting the love you want. Feel encouraged to submit other ideas.



Skuld said...

This certainly has been a difficult year! Looking forward to this ritual. My coven and I will be working together that night and that way we will raise even more energy! :)

SunTiger said...

Awesome, Skuld. Did you want to write a requesting sentence or two for CyberCoven to help further your cause on this next ritual night? {I'll add your need to my altar . . . we can help each other out that way.} :D

Skuld said...

Yes! Looking to the future, I would like to cast for a more stable financial future with better choices and more organization on my part! lol! Here is to prosperity and growth! Positive change for 2009. Next month, we work on the "love"... ;)

SunTiger said...

Skuld ~ I'm so w/you on the "more abundant/stable finances and improved organization." (Did you read my mind???)

According to the moon cycles and planetary influences on Her, the Jan 10 full moon will be in Cancer as Mars syncs up w/the Sun. That means that kneading bread dough or clay will seem pleasurable -- perhaps profitable if we fashion jewelry to market it on eBay! :D. I'm actually thinking about doing that . . . pursuing more artistic adventures to bump up my other sources of income.

Faerheart said...

As Yule is my time for renewing my intentions and rededicating myself to continued growth and enlightenment, I'd like to focus on keeping and improving clear channels of communication with Source Energy. As it has been for the past seven years, my "New Year's Resolution" is to be a better person. Still working on that! Another goal for this year is to actually complete a new piece of art....

SunTiger said...

How do you hope to implement these new goals for the Jan. 10 ritual Faerheart? {Please share.}

Desert Crone said...

I would cast for health of spirit, mind and body, knowing that health of finances depends on these. In our home we will meditate on Isis, and on the animal guides currently walking with us. For me, Buffalo is on my right side and Owl on my left shoulder.

SunTiger said...

Awesome reminder of totem animal work. Obviously I walk with Tiger . .. and yet bear always has my back.

Yay though we walk through the valley called "Shadow of Death" -- our power animals protect us! :D