Each New Moon nudges you to follow your dreams and breathe new energy into a certain aspect of your life. The last New Moon of the year occurs on December 18th at 1:30 am (EST) and falls in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. The energy of the upcoming New Moon may spark your creativity and passion, as Sagittarius is a fire sign. Also, may conjure up what you need to leave behind in 2017 and what you want to manifest & create for yourself in 2018!
I am not an astrology expert, so I won’t be discussing planet alignments, but I do want to delve deep into what the energy of Sagittarius can offer you. The astrological sign of Sagittarius is known to be optimistic, high energy, inspirational, visionary, adventurous, and associated with spiritual pursuits & higher learning.
The ritual for the Sagittarius New Moon doesn’t involve lighting candles, burning incense, or chanting, unless you want to. . .instead, the focus is on unleashing pearls of wisdom from your deep subconscious through spirit art. If the words spirit art triggered shadow feelings associated with not being an artist then I ask you to put that aside and embrace the imperfect, but perfect artist within you. The ritual doesn’t require you to be an artist, only a channel for your deep conscious and Spirit to flow through to create art. The end result will be a canvas filled with messages for you to discover, explore and receive.
Please know that you don’t need to do a ritual for each Full Moon or New Moon, only connect to the ones you feel drawn to. Your ritual doesn’t need to be complicated. You can do your ritual a day before, on the day or a day after the New Moon, as the energy is still potent. You are welcome to use my ritual or adopt parts to help you create your personalized one.
Create space for yourself by turning your cell phone on mute, clearing off your table and gathering your sacred tools, such as crystals, tarot + oracle decks, and candles that can assist you with tapping into your Higher-SELF and connecting with Spirit. Lay your sacred tools and remember to leave enough space for your canvas and paints. I enjoy dead silence when I am creating spirit art, but you might prefer to have music playing in the background.
If you don’t own any art supplies, I encourage you to visit your local dollar store, where you should be able to find affordable acrylic paints, canvas boards, and brushes. I recommend purchasing only bottles of red, yellow, and blue acrylic paint, as those are primary colours from which you can produce purple, green, and orange. There is magic to mixing the primary colours together to create secondary and tertiary colours as per the universal colour wheel.
Add generous blobs of red, yellow and blue paint onto the canvas. Begin by moving the paint around using your brush or better yet your fingers. Allow the emergence of the primary colours across the blank canvas to become meditative. Let your worries & stress fade into the abyss by allowing thoughts to gently come in and go out. . .holding onto nothing.
As you paint, hold the energy of the upcoming year in your heart space. Tap into what is emerging and give that energy space to unfold through the colours on your canvas. You might start to see signs and symbols emerge from your art. Make a mental note of what rises up, as signs and symbols are the language of Spirit. The colours that emerge will also hold potent messages. Continue to paint until you intuitively feel that you are done.
Don’t judge or be critical of what you have created. Your art is an oracle that holds divine messages from Spirit. You might be ready for your messages within minutes of creating your spirit art and may make a mad dash to journalize what you are receiving. On the other hand, you may need to walk away and return to your spirit art when you are able to hold space for yourself to receive messages, which could take a few days or perhaps a couple of weeks. Please remember that there is no wrong or right way, only what works for you.
Make sure to look at your canvas from all angels, as a sign or symbol might appear when you flip your painting upside down or sideways. Spirit is multi-dimensional. . .and so is your art. If you are new to interpreting signs and symbols then your best resource besides your intuition is a dream dictionary. You can tuck your spirit art away or leave it on your altar. Spirit art is pure magic because as the year progresses, you may see new signs and symbols come to life.
To delve deep into the questions that the New Moon in Libra conjures up, you may want to lay Tarot or Oracle cards. You can use the Sagittarius New Moon Tarot Spread to unravel and explore the themes further. Please tag me in your spread on Instagram, as I’d love to know how you connected to the spread! You can include #mooninsights in your post to connect with others in the community.
Did you know your intuition is heightened during a full moon?