New Moon, New Year Intention Setting Ritual for 2017

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The Capricorn New Moon on the 29th of December comes at perfect timing as we shift over into a new year.

In 2016, we were all guided to learn how to let go and how to end things that were no longer serving us. Many of these issues would have presented throughout the year to make us stronger and ready for the new chapter that 2017 has in store.

2017 is a year of new beginnings and while this new cycle may take some time to kick into gear, the December 29th New Moon is the perfect time to start preparing for the year ahead.

Now is the time to reflect on what you want your 2017 to feel like. Now is the time to reflect on what you want to do away with and what you want to bring with you into this new chapter.

Under the influence of Capricorn, we are going to be guided to take a practical and thoughtful approach to this process. Making lists, writing down dreams and visions and thinking about things in a step by step manner are going to be helpful.

Capricorn energy also beckons us to take responsibility and to step up and really take charge of what we want our lives to look and feel like.

We are the co-creators of our destiny. While we may not be able to control all circumstances, we can control how we choose to handle them.

We were all given superpowers when we came to this Earth. Our job is to find them and use them. How we do this is by connecting within and allowing ourselves to just be. We don’t need to become anything, we just need to allow ourselves to be and our superpowers will unfold naturally and easily.

To really take advantage of this energy, here is a powerful ritual idea you can use to welcome in 2017-

Intention Setting Ritual for 2017

What do you want 2017 to feel like? Take a moment to reflect on 3 feeling words that will carry you through the year. For example- I want 2017 to feel vibrant, fun and loving.

Write down these three feeling words on individual strips of paper. Next, find three objects that emulate these three feeling words, for example rose petals for loving, a crystal for vibrant and glitter for fun.

Take a bowl of water and then place the three objects and the three pieces of paper in the water. Then use your finger to create a whirlpool in the water. Keep moving the objects around in a circle as you recite this affirmation (you can write your own too)-

“The days are ahead are going to be filled with opportunities for (insert your three words here). Open me to my inner Divinity so I may feel these feelings when they arise and allow me to  seek them out when I am in need. Remind me of my power and remind me to see the positive light in all opportunities that come my way. I hold the feelings of (insert your words here) close to my heart. Guide me to always feel (insert words here) in every possible moment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

Leave the bowl of water outside for one night under the New Moon energy, then discard the water and objects into the garden. If you have used a crystal or another object you want to keep, place it on your altar or near your bedside until the Full Moon (January 12th).

The New Moon energy will be strongest from the 28th December- 5th January 2017.

Happy New Year!

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Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.