2020 kicks off with some powerful cosmic weather including a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer on January 10th.
This Lunar Eclipse will be sensitive, emotional, and will bring a release that will help to clear a path so we can align deeper on our soul journey.
Eclipses tend to bring fated events, so we can sit back and watch to see what the Universe has in store for us.
Due to the emotional sensitivity of this watery Cancerian Eclipse, this ritual is going to be gentle, healing, and restorative.
Cancer Lunar Eclipse Ritual for Releasing and Aligning
This ritual is best done between Jan 9-19, 2020
You will need:
- Smudging tool of choice
- Mortar and Pestle or something else for grinding
- Coffee grounds or cinnamon stick or sprig of rosemary
- 3 small strips of paper and pen
- Glass Jar
- Sea salt
- January Guided Mediation
- Crystal of your choosing (optional)
- January Full Moon Eclipse Reading (optional)
1.) Begin by smudging your aura then your surroundings and ritual ingredients. As you smudge your aura feel free to recite the following-
“The year is fresh and new, and I ask to be too. I ask my guides and angels of highest light to cleanse and purify me on this night. Cleanse my mind, my body, and my heart; cleanse me of anything that feels dark. Restore my body and restore my soul, allow me to feel my heart glow. I am radiant, I am strong, I am ready to sing my song. I am cleansed. I am restored. I am destined for so much more. Guide me angels and light beings above, to my highest path, my destiny, and all that is love. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
As you cleanse your surroundings and ritual ingredients recite the following-
“I cleanse this space and gifts of the Earth. I cleanse all that surrounds as I do my work. My space is cleansed, my space is protected. My energy is pure, my energy is connected. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
2.) Feel free to light a candle and begin with the January Cosmic Meditation. This meditation involves some gentle breathwork that will help prepare you for this ritual, however if you prefer you can always meditate on your own.
3.) After your meditation, take your three strips of paper and write down three things you would like to release. You can write just one word, or a whole sentence, the choice is yours however this ritual works best if you keep your strips of paper small.
4.) Fold your strips of paper and put them to the side. Take your coffee grounds or rosemary or cinnamon stick and add it to the mortar and pestle. Begin grinding and as you do, imagine you are releasing and opening yourself. If you like, as you grind, you can recite the following, or feel free to say what you feel in the moment-
“Each movement opens me and aligns me with the calling of my soul. As I grind these ingredients I feel myself releasing and letting go, releasing and letting go, releasing and letting go. As I grind these ingredients I feel myself releasing and letting go, releasing and letting go, releasing and letting go”
5.) Once your ingredient is looking ground, add your three strips of paper and a little dash of water and keep grinding them all together. It doesn’t matter if the paper stays whole, it is the action that is important. As you grind the papers recite the following-
“I release the past and all that was. I release the fog, the confusion, and the clutter, I release all so I can focus on what truly matters. I let go of these things so I can welcome the new. I honor them for all they have served, and trust the timing that the Universe serves. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
6.) Now, take your glass jar and add the mixture from the mortar and pestle. Add some more water (till the jar is nearly full) and the salt, close the lid, and gently shake.
As you shake, visualize yourself releasing and letting go of all that weighs you down and blocks you from accessing your highest path.
7.) When done, place your crystal on top of the jar if using. Leave the jar by the window or outside overnight. If you wish, you can now do the January Lunar Eclipse Reading.
8.) In the morning, remove the crystal and discard the water in the garden or down the sink. If your papers are still intact you can remove them and place them in the recycling.
8.) Your release and alignment work is done! You can keep your crystal by your side until the New Moon when you are welcome to cleanse and charge it again.