“This new day has greeted us with no rules; unconditional opportunity. Do not dilute the power of this new day with the hardship of yesterday. Greet this day the way it has greeted you; with open arms and endless possibility.”
~ Steve Maraboli
The last astronomical and energetic gift of 2019 is the New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse that will happen in the skies above you some time between 25 and 26 December, depending on where you live.
This eclipse will bring an energy of opportunity, synchronicity, blessings and positive fortunes for the next six months. As we enter a time of instability and growth with the new energies of 2020, keeping a little sunshine in your pocket and optimism in your heart will be a very good thing.
One of the things I have always loved to do is to construct a crystal grid to sit out under the sky and absorb all of the energies from the celestial bodies above, as well as the grounded, cleansing and empowering energies of the earth. I place my working and personal stones within the grid, as well as stones for students and for my future Retreats. I’ll often add jewellery too, including pearls. I may even add my singing bowls to be charged.
Right now, with the approaching New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse of December 25/26 is a perfect time to capitalise on these energies. Set up your grid any time before the evening of the 25th of December, and leave it out for up to a week. Or if you really want to supercharge and anchor these energies leave your grid set up until January 24/25 2020 and take it down after the energy of the New Moon.
How to Construct a Simple Grid:
To make a basic grid choose a shape to outline a space – think circle, square, triangle or rectangle. Use crystals to anchor the corners or to outline the circle OR use a central anchor stone and then radiate patterns out from that central stone. Spirals can be great for that. If you create a shape whose centre is empty you can place yourself, any other stones, pearls or jewellery in the centre to be charged up within the grid. Energise the grid first before placing items inside. Feel free to also use shells, leaves and flowers in your grid construction.
Energise the grid by running white light into it. You can do this with your hands, or just visualise a stream of white light from the Universe coming in to activate your grid.
Where to set up your Grid:
If you have the space set the grid up on the ground in your yard. You need open sky above you, or a place where moonlight and sunlight will reach. Make sure it is somewhere secure and safe. You could also set it up on a large rock, on a flat cut tree stump, or on a timber deck or table. Crystals and items that might not like rain or moisture can be placed inside a covered glass bowl, jar or bottle to protect them from the elements.
Don’t have any of those? Fill a tray with sand or rice and build your grid on top of that. Try to avoid using salt as a grid base because it can erode some stones. You can also place your grid on a deck, windowsill or balcony.
Creating a Devotional Crystal from the New Moon Annular Eclipse Energies
This eclipse is the ‘Guiding Light Of Good Fortune and Prosperity’. It gifts us the capacity to find our way forward in ways that best use our talents and gifts and creates a sense of contentment, abundance and grace in our lives. The energies of this eclipse bring positive growth, removal of obstacles, generosity and optimism.
If you would like to make intentional use of these astrological energies, you can use a quartz-based crystal, chosen specifically for this purpose. The crystals will absorb the energetic qualities of the New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse and will be powerful transformational tools for your journey.
The Devotional Stone will assist with:
- creating a positive vision for your life
- bringing outdated and limiting thought patterns, fears and negative thoughts and behaviours to the surface where they can be cleared and healed
- developing a clear connection to your own wise heart
- stepping into your natural wisdom and intuition
- kindling enthusiasm, energy and passion
- increasing self-confidence and a sense of your own worth
- encouraging cycles of growth, expansion and sustainable ethical abundance
- facilitating breakthroughs that bring clarity, clear direction and drive towards positive action in areas that use your talents and gifts
- a better ability to attract, make and build wealth of all kinds
- increased psychic and intuitive sensitivity
- physical and emotional healing
- deepening calm and inner peace
- courage and a clear sense of purpose
- a positive outlook on life, no matter what your current circumstances
Suitable crystals will include:
- any form of clear quartz; including Tibetan quartz, rutilated or tourmalinated quartz, and herkimer diamonds
- Smoky quartz
- Milky Quartz
- Rose quartz
- Tigers Eye
- Any stone you are deeply drawn to and feel a deep conection with
This can be a crystal you wear, or one you hold or have in your space. You can also charge up more than one, so that you have a few to work with and choose from.
You’ll need to create a simple crystal grid. Activate and energise your Grid. Then say a simple prayer to bless the sacred space.
Then place any jewellery or crystals within the grid.
Once you are happy with the placement of crystals and other items, say the following words:
I honour the Moon, the Sun and the Spheres. I invite the vibration of these Celestial Bodies to Bless and Charge my offerings. I open myself to wisdom, healing and Light. I open myself to Energy, Abundance, Expansion and Greater Clarity. I am ready to be all that I came to this life to be.
Leave the grid in place for a minimum of twenty-four hours, including the daylight hours of December 26.
Once you have pulled the grid down, your crystals and jewellery are ready to use.
Embrace this beautiful energy that is coming via the Eclipse. We have chosen this lifetime for ourselves, and it is no accident that we are here right now to help and contribute using our talents, gifts and passion. Live from your heart, and open to being all that you came here to be. It’s time!
All my love, Nicole ♥ xx