For this Dark of the Moon I intend to reach parts of myself that seem to be hidden most of the time, the parts of me that are capable of making my dreams come true. This ceremony is my process that I share with you for your own use or reference. Blessings to you all as you journey into this Dark Moon…
You will need:
A small candle
A piece of paper
Sage or Gum leaves
A fireproof bowl
2 small jars
Light your candle. Sit & gaze upon it in search of your most important future dream. When you see it look deeply into it so that you know all the details clearly. Then close your eyes & see it again, deeply & clearly.
Stand facing each direction in turn, saying your prayers to the 4 quarters, the masculine & feminine, above, below & within.
Tear the piece of paper in half. On one half write down all things that you do not see in your future dream – items, people, personality traits, habits, identities. Take it to the West & say
I offer these things to the watery currents that they may pass with ease
Set the leaves into the fireproof bowl & tear up that piece of paper into small pieces, laying them on top if the leaves. Set them on fire & keep it burning until the paper is turned to ash (you may need to add more leaves). Place the ash into a jar with a few unburnt leaves on top.
Fold the other half of the paper in half. On one side, write all the things you already have that you see in your future dream. On the other side write all of the things you must acquire for your future dream. Take it to the East & say:
I offer these things to the wisps of air that they may rise through me
Place more leaves into the fireproof bowl & light them. Hold the whole piece of paper over the flame until it catches & then set in on top of the burning leaves. When the paper & leaves are ash place this ash into a small jar.
Stand in the centre facing East, arms stretched out. Focus on your breath. Feel the West behind you pulling at all the things you have offered to the waters. Feel the pull of the light & shadow at your finger tips, widening your realm of possibilities. Feel the Earth below you, holding you to your path. Feel the Sky above you, keeping you focused on the journey ahead. Feel the East before you sending you the threads that will bring you all the things you have asked for. Feel your core, your centre, your inner depths & stay in this place for as long as you can.
Bring you hands together in prayer position & give thanks for the manifestation of your dream to each direction in turn, the 4 quarters, the masculine & feminine, above, below & within.
Allow the candle to burn down naturally. Place the excess wax in the jar with the ashes & leaves of the West. They must be mindfully disposed of into water, not the jar, just the contents.
The ashes of the East need to be scattered in the East of your home at the next sunrise you observe (preferably before Full Moon).
You are now reset so take the actions required & your dream will become manifest.