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Password Magic: A Tarot Reading & Moon Ritual For The New Year

For the last four or five years, I've used Password Magic to help anchor my intentions for the new year. Like this New York Times article points out, passwords have power. Typing "ForgiveEx" several times a day is bound to eventually make a change in our attitude towards our ex. As is "YouRbeautiful," "ILoveYou," or "YouCanDoIt!"

I, of course, like to bring an element of divination to the matter:

Password Magic: A Tarot Reading For The New Year

1) Pick your form of divination. Me? I like to use tarot or oracle cards for this one.

2) Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.

3) Shuffle the cards and concentrate on this question "What energy do I most need to manifest for 2016?" or "What energy would be most beneficial to me in 2016?"

4) When you feel ready, pull a card.

5) Study the card. See what message it has in store for you and distill it into a word or short phrase that can further be distilled into a password.

Maybe the message is "health," or "independence." If you are using a goddess-themed deck, you may choose to use the Goddess' name itself: Persephone, Diana, Yemanja.  Perhaps you are working with a chakra-themed deck and you're reminded to focus on the root chakra: stability, groundedness, basic needs. The password may become "IAmGrounded," and each time you enter it you are reminded to quickly anchor yourself where ever you are.

An angel deck? You may be delighted to learn that Archangel Gabriel wants to work with you this year, and every time you type your password you are reminded to invoke his aid and wisdom.

6) Take a few moments and update the passwords all of your accounts that aren't linked to bank accounts or credit cards-- I recommend more complicated passwords for those.

7) Make note in your DIVINA journal anytime you feel the Password Magic manifesting!


Advanced Moon Babes Moon Ritual

New moons are great for beginning new things --like the new year-- and full moons are great for realizing the culmination of something-- like the end of a year-- but go with whatever moon feels good to you: last quarter, first quarter, whichever. There will be an end-of-the-year full moon on December 25th in the sign it rules: super-intuitive Cancer and a new moon in Capricorn on January 9th.

Grounding

Under the moon of your choosing, take a few moment and feel your feet on the ground. Feel the weight in your body as you stand under the moon. Imagine a root extending from the bottom of both feet and feel it as it extends down, looking for your Earth Star chakra, about 1.5-3 feet below the surface of the Earth. Feel yourself root into the Earth Star and imagine the Earth lovingly sending rich, dark, fertile energy to your Earth Star. Feel it pulsate as the energy travels up the left side of your body, igniting each of your chakras on it's way up: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, crown. Now witness the bright white light of the crown chakra as it begins to travel down your energy body, also igniting each chakra as it passes: crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral, root, Earth Star. Feel yourself rooted in this time, this place, this space, this body and affirm that your energy is grounded and balanced for the New Year.

Affirmation & Gratitude

Inhale as you speak the essence of your password (I invoke ______, I have independence, _____ is with me, etc.) out loud, and exhale gratitude for the year we are about to leave behind us, three times:

I am abundant (inhale)

Thank you 2015 (exhale)

I am abundant (inhale)

Thank you 2015 (exhale)

I am abundant (inhale)

Thank you 2015 (exhale)

Take a few moments for a moon bath and to wish on a shooting star ;)