Cerridwen Greenleaf, author of The Witch’s Guide to Ritual, has written a new blog post on a plating ritual to practice now, take a look.
Nature is the ultimate creator. Get an array of seed packets, and plant newness in your life. If your thumb is not the greenest, I suggest nasturtiums, which will grow in any soil and seem to thrive on neglect.
On a new-moon day, draw a square in your yard or planter with a natural wand—a willow branch or an oak stick, for example—and mark each corner with a candle and a stone:
- * Orange candle and stone for higher intelligence (onyx or jasper),
- * Green candle and stone for creativity and growth (jade, peridot, or malachite),
- * Blue candle and stone for serenity and goodness (lapis lazuli, turquoise, or celestite),
- * White candle and stone for purification (Herkimer diamond, quartz, or limestone).
Repeat this chant as you light each candle:
“Great Gaia, I turn to you to help me renew,
Under this new moon and in this old earth. Blessed be.”
Poke the seeds under the soil with your fingers and tramp them down with your wand. Gently water your new-moon garden, and affirmative change will begin that very day.
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Practice Sacred Living. Rituals are often performed to acknowledge special, sacred moments of life. When we align ourselves with the rhythms of the earth, we see that every day is sacred. Sacred living is the art of acknowledging the abundance of life and the deep meaning within natural rhythms. The Witch’s Guide to Ritual teaches the practice of daily rituals for self-care and personal growth.