2011 is soon coming to an end. Usually this is the time of year when we tend to set out goals for ourselves whether be it diet, exercise, personal or work this season typically exudes a feeling for change and renewal for a lot of people.
Throughout the years I’ve come to know of many rather unique New Years Eve rituals such as 12 grapes at midnight, running around the block like a mad woman with luggage to travel, yellow underwear to attract luck and the list goes on. In this post I will show you a much more intimate and unique way to bring in the new year with peace and prosperity without all the hassle.
First you will need intent. Visualize in your mind what you will be doing in 2012. Not what you may be doing but what you WILL be doing. Think it. That is perhaps the most important ingredient to any goal. Believing in yourself and having a clear enough view of what exactly you want your life to be can make a world of difference.
Secondly, use the many interesting and versatile elements of nature. There are so many living things in nature that work with our spirits and truly come to life when given the opportunity to be used for it’s naturally intended purposes.
Once you have clearly set your vision it’s time to ignite it and set it in motion:
What you will need:
- 1 Red Apple
- 7 Bay Leaves
- 7 Pennies
- Gold & Silver Glitter
- 1 White Candle
- 1 Round White Plate
- Cloves/Clove oil (optional)
- Apples represent abundance, health, love and knowledge.
Apples are associated with the goddess Venus and the element water. Apples also represents death and rebirth which is ideal if your goal for the new year is to renew and kick bad habits away. In this offering the apple will represent Love, Happiness and Abundance.
Once you have cleaned your apple put your apple in the middle of the plate and surround it with 7 bay leaves. Bay Leaves are used for protection and purifies against negativity and low energy. You can keep a bay leaf in your purse, car etc to help enhance protective energy and keep negative vibrations away.
On top of the 7 Bay Leaves, place 7 pennies on top of them. Pennies are also represented by Venus which promotes prosperity and abundance. Pennies are used in this offering to represent abundance with work, imagination and prosperity.
Next you will add a light sprinkle of gold and silver glitter onto the pennies, alternating with each coin. Silver is associated with the moon and female intuition. Gold is associated with the sun, representing longevity, abundance and happiness. Being that silver is feminine belonging to the moon and the sun masculine to me it represents balance. The coins are meant to represent copper as well as fortune.
The next ingredient is rice.
One of rice’s interesting magical uses is to protect from misfortunes and accidents making it another great protective ingredient. Rice is traditionally known to be thrown at wedded couples to increase fertility. To me the rice here represents abundance with food for my family and self.
And to add your finishing touch you can add a few cloves onto each coin.
Clove oil is optional, but if you can get it, it would be a great addition. Clove attracts money and abundance. And it’s also protective and promotes love as well. I used clove oil to lightly “dress” my candle with the oil. Which is lightly oiling the candle with a q-tip. This step is optional but it can certainly help enhance the offering.
In a quiet space in my living room I leave my offering to Peace, Love, Prosperity and Abundance and appreciate all of my blessings in this year and the many more to come.
I’ve been very busy as of late! But will be updating with more recipes soon.