Revolution, Revelation, and Radical Act’s of Love
A New Cycle Begins
Saturn entered Aquarius December 16th 2020 sparking the beginning of a new cycle over the next 200 years in 20 year increments. As we head into the Age of Aquarius this could not be a more auspicious time that we enter the The Hierophant year. The Hierophant is the communicator and the teacher. Ruled by Taurus and Venus. The interpretation of The Hierophant from Aleister Crowley's, Book of Thoth portrays the trump (card) as an initiation into a secret doctrine.
“An initiation as the means through which the individual becomes united with the Universe.” This initiation changes with each world age which only makes this time more potent.
The current age has come to a close as we are now welcoming The Age of Aquarius. Crowley comments that only the future can tell us what the new current initiation will be. From Rachel Pollacks book, 78 Degrees of Wisdom, she says “In this instance the doctrine does not tell us what to do, but instead gives us direction to begin working on ourselves”. Aquarius is about the collective. In this way we could interpret the direction which we can begin working on, thinking about serving, speaking, and communicating in the benefit of us as a whole. It’s a time to welcome new thoughts, ideas, mindsets, beliefs, and welcome revolution. It’s a time for letting go of patriarchal ideologies and of self interests.
This time represents a shifting of beliefs and questioning what we believe in. Larger systems are crumbling and it’s time to start questioning what is real and what isn’t. It’s time to make sure our truth is in alignment with our actions, to course correct, for the highest good of all.
With the start of the new year and a new way of being lets start with some serious self care. This Month’s Ritual is for Good Fortune in the themes of Taurus and Venus and earthly pleasures. Some suggestions before or after is to prepare yourself your favorite dish or dessert and your favorite tea. A nice suggestion is our Empress CBD Tea, also ruled by Taurus and Venus.
A Good Fortune Bath Ritual
This ritual would be great to perform on a Friday as Friday is ruled by Venus
What you’ll need:
- Sea Salt (Your Favorite Bath Salt)
- A piece of Gold Jewelry or Knick Knack
- A piece of Silver Jewelry or Knick Knack
- Your favorite signature fragrance or essential oil
- Your favorite music
- Frankincense and or Rosemary
First clear your sacred space with your favorite cleansing smoke or candles, while doing so thank your guides. Now to put on your favorite music. Take your gold and silver jewelry or knick knacks, you may wear your jewelry or place them somewhere safe around you like near your candles or create a little altar space in your bathroom. As the bath fills up, set your intentions for what you would like your year to look like, what you’d like it to feel like and start to add your bath salts and essential oils and/or herbs to the water. Once the bath has been drawn anoint yourself with your favorite oils or hydrosol, like our Rosemary Lavender Oil, or Tulsi Hydrosol, then get in!
Notice how the warm water feels, notice how it smells. Allowing yourself this time to settle in to the moment. Close your eyes, focus on your breath, and how you are feeling. Now again, start to set your intentions for what you would like to bring into this new year with you, what you would like to leave behind. Be in this moment as long as you’d like, setting your intentions. When you’re ready to wrap up, thank your guides, make sure your candles are out and prepare for a great night's sleep. Feel free to perform this ritual as often as you’d like throughout the year. Maybe journal what came up for you that way you have something to look back and reflect on around this time next year.
Happy New Year!
Our Ritual Series is brought to you by Brie James.
Brie is a Reiki Master, Tarot Reader, and Licensed Massage Therapist in Portland Oregon. When she’s not seeing clients she enjoys being in nature with her family or tending to her plants at home.
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