Winter Solstice Ritual
The Winter Solstice is a time for increased manifestation, as we celebrate the rebirth of the sun. This is the longest night and shortest day of the year, with nine and half hours more darkness than the Summer Solstice.
It marks the return to lightness, as we will now experience the daylight hours beginning to increase in the run-up to the Summer Solstice. This is our time to begin working to achieve our goals and dreams. What better way than with a Winter Solstice Ritual?
You will need:
Candle/ Incense/ Sage
Lighter or matches
Step One: Cleanse
Firstly, you are going to cleanse your space and your tools. You can use Sage, Palo Santo, or Incense for this.
Open your windows and doors, to release the energies.
Consciously have the intention to cleanse and remove any energies, so you are starting with a fresh and new energy. Light whichever tool you have chosen to use, let the smoke fill your space and ensure you waft it over your space, yourself, and your other tools.
Please in a relevant holder to allow it to safely burn out (ash catcher or Abalone Shell).
Step Two: Intentions
Decide on your intentions, what is it you want to achieve? What are you dreaming of? Consider the next month, the next 6 months, the next year, and the next 5 years.
Think of all aspects of your life, what do you want from your relationships, career, family, home, health, finances, experiences, and spirituality?
There is no dream too big or extreme, think of your dream life.
Step Three: Write
Once you have considered each aspect of your life, you need to take your notebook and make a list of your intentions. You don't need to put a time limit on this, as things happen in divine timing, just trust you will achieve this.
So it could look like: "I want a three-bedroom house by the sea", or "I want to have paid off all my debts and mortgage", or "I want to have started my career as a manager and be earning at least £45,000".
Write them all down. We aren't focusing on how we will get there, just on what you truly want.
Step Four: Journal
Now take your journal and date it a year from now. Consider what from your list of intentions you would like to achieve in the next year.
Write in your journal as though you have already received and achieved these goals and dreams; a bit like a diary entry. Remember to express gratitude and truly feel how you would feel to have done these things.
So this may look like "I am so grateful that I have found my dream home, we live opposite the sea and the views are amazing. We have so much space with the three bedrooms and even have a large garden. I am so happy to have moved here."
Or "I am so grateful to have found a new job as a manager, where I can work from home and am paid £45,000 plus additional bonuses. I love the staff and am so excited to go to work each day."
The key part is to feel like you have already achieved and received. A big part of the law of attraction is that like attracts like, so when you feel you already have something, you attract more of it.
Step Five: Manifest
Once you have finished writing in your journal, sign off and be sure to say thank you for all you have received.
Then you are going to take your list of intentions from step three, take the page from your notebook and read it one last time. You can say them out loud if you wish, but you are going to feel what it is like to already have received and achieved each intention.
When you have read through your list, fold the paper towards you, as this symbolises attracting to you. Then you can sleep with this under your pillow or you can do step six.
Step Six: Gridding
One way to increase your manifesting capabilities is to create a crystal grid. You can find our full guide on how to create a grid here. But a quick guide is:
Take your folded sheet with your intentions and place beneath your grid board.
Then use your intuition to select crystals and place them on the grid as you feel they need to be.
Consciously release your intentions into the universe and feel like you have already achieved them, as you connect the crystals on your grid using a piece of Clear Quartz. Reconnect your grid as often as you feel necessary and leave it up until you feel it is time to change or dismantle it.
And that is it, you have released your intentions into the universe for the year ahead. Around the Winter Solstice is the ideal time to do this as the energies are perfectly aligned for manifestation. So what are you wanting to change in the next year?