Rituals and Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year

12 Days of Solstice 2019: Awaken the Magic


May something magical happen to you today…… And if you haven’t found the magic, create your own!


Here is a simple magical ceremony for the Winter Solstice period (and/or during the peak or waning energy of the Moon), for releasing what you no longer need, and accepting gifts from Spirit. It begins by connecting with Father Sky, Grandmother Moon (Seanmháthair Gealach in Irish), Spirit, the gods & goddesses of Winter, your Allies, and the Universe.

On a clear moonlit night, find a place of solitude outdoors, in a place you feel comfortable and safe. It is not necessary to be alone; you can do this ritual with others.

Breathe deeply as you gaze at the stars and the moon, and feel your energetic connection to them and to the Universe as a whole. Feel that connection with all your senses… including your “Clair” senses (clairaudience, clairvoyance, etc).

Greet the night, either in your inner voice or out loud in your own words… something like, “Father Sky, Grandmother Moon, An Cailleach, I greet you”. [call on as many of your allies as you desire]

Bring to mind all that you want to release — fears, negative emotions, needs — and feel them bubble up through you and escape from your body…. your head, your heart, all your chakras, your feet, your breath. Release them into the night, to Father Sky.

And now give Father Sky and Grandmother Moon [etc] all your hopes and wishes. Let them bubble through you the same way. Release them to Spirit, to the Universe. Let them flow towards manifestation.

Feel the freedom of release from your hopes and from your fears.

And now prepare to receive from Spirit, the Universe, Father Sky, Grandmother Moon, the gods and goddesses of Winter and from your Allies. Prepare to receive their blessings, their wisdom. Breathe deeply and feel their gifts filling you with their knowledge and blessings. Continue to breathe deeply until you can feel that new energy fill every chakra, every cell in your body, and feel that wisdom permeating your Wise Inner Self.

Rest for a moment to integrate this new energy, these new gifts into your mind, body and soul.

Thank Father Sky, Grandmother Moon, Spirit, your Allies, the gods and goddesses of Winter, and the Universe for their gifts to you tonight.

Check out our Instagram accounts — @innerjourneyevents and @bean.gealach.circle —for the daily prompts of the #12DaysOfSolstice2019.

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