Going Full Witch, Part 2
Oh hi there! It’s my birthday (okay, it was yesterday)! It’s also time for the New Moon in Virgo. Coincidence? I think not. This is the perfect time to set a Birthday Resolution!
I’m way into birthdays, especially my own. I love getting together with my loved ones, throwing parties, and presents. I think of my birthday each year as a time to clear out the old and set intentions for the next year of my life. Rather than setting really specific, action-oriented goals like I might do with a New Year’s Resolution, I like to choose a theme that can motivate and guide me through the year. I usually spend several months thinking and feeling into what this theme will be. This year, though, I feel that the best choice is to extend my theme from last year, developing it into specific areas.
So for my 33rd year on this earth, here’s what I’m thinking.
Resolution Theme: Full Witch, Pt. 2
To continue what I started last year by furthering my exploration of all things feminist, witchy, wild, and divine
To strengthen my commitment to ritual and practice
To deepen my understanding and knowledge of astrology, healing modalities, tarot and yoga
Develop rituals for special times, especially New and Full Moons.
Asana and chanting every day! (My astrologer recently told me I have a lot of power with chanting and ritual, so I’m going to take advantage of that and build some serious magic.)
Spend more time studying, specifically about astrology, healing and tarot, and put my knowledge into action.
Continue to write about this process, and explore spiritual communities for motivation and support.
Now, since tonight is the New Moon in Virgo, I’m going to take advantage of this special time by performing a ritual to establish my goals. I’ve been reading several works by astrologer Jan Spiller, including one called New Moon Astrology. Spiller posits that one can use the energy of each New Moon to make “wishes” to assist you on the transformative journey of this life. It’s an interesting book filled with sample wishes based on your North Node (a hugely important astrological concept that signifies your dharma, basically laying out what you will be working on in this life) and particular New Moons. There’s also a section that lists common themes such as relationships and health, with many examples.
The idea is that you make a list of carefully crafted “wishes” within 8 hours of the exact time of the New Moon, and revisit them each day until they come true. I mean, it can’t hurt, right? At the very least, it will help to clarify your goals and establish them in your mind. In the spirit of Going Full Witch, here are a few of my New Moon Birthday Wishes:
- “I want to easily find myself joyfully practicing asana each day.”
- “I want to easily find myself joyfully chanting each day.”
- “I want to attract the people who will be my guides, mentors and spiritual companions.”
I have more wishes, of course. They’re more personal, but I’m sure I’ll share them in time. For now, though, I’m excited to start this new year of witchery. I’ll let you know how it goes.