Week 4 — Let the Sun shine

Dates:  February 22nd   to March 1st

Natural Element:  The Sun

Affirmation:  I add my own light to the world as I shine.

Altar Building: Find a center candle

Home Release: Clear out unfinished projects

Our Sun is getting noticeably stronger already!  In the midday, we can feel the warmth.  Let the Sun pour its light on you.  Take a walk outdoors and let the Sun’s rays shine on your skin.

For your altar table, find a center candle.  This should be large enough to last through the 13 weeks so perhaps pick a pillar type.  Be sure you enjoy this candle – the colour, the scent, the size. Remember to keep things safe so place it on a fireproof saucer.  Try to burn it a little each day this week.  Perhaps as you say your affirmation.

To make room for the new, get rid of any unfinished projects.  This can be anything.  Think of the half- finished crochet square you started five years ago, or that video game you could never finish and now don’t care about.  Perhaps someone else can make better use of these?  Pass it on!

Week 3 – From Earth to the Stars

Dates:  February 15th to February 22nd

Natural Element:  Stars

Affirmation:   I am open to all the universe offers. 

Altar Building:  Repurpose an Altar Cloth

Home Release:  Recycle old papers

Your intention is one of opening yourself to accept abundance from the universe.  You do deserve it.  Besides for the last two weeks you have been clearing space for the new. Expect it to come!

Our altar has a foundation, but it needs some flair.  Select an altar cloth for spring.  Check in the closet for a scarf you don’t wear or use a bright towel or table linens.  If you must purchase something, check out the bargain bins at fabric stores or even discount markets.  Sometimes the things people don’t want make the best altar cloths!

Here is another big clearing week.  Paper – it gathers on shelves, in drawers and in boxes.  Do you need it anymore?  If not, recycle.  If you need it, then make sure it is properly stored and labelled. Clear the space of piles of paper that do not serve you well.   Even if you can just get rid of old newspapers, magazines, and junk mail, you are doing great!

Week 2 Spring Awakening: From Fire to Earth

Dates:  February 8th to February 15th

Natural Element:   Earth

Affirmation:   I connect to the Earth and am grounded.

Altar Building:  Find an Altar Stone

Home Release: Fix or get rid of broken things

At this time of year, there may be little soil that you can actually see.  The ground may be covered with snow still.  But perhaps there is a potted plant or a place where an animal has dug a hole.  Use the intention to ground yourself to the whole of the Earth.  Breathe deeply and let your body relax into the ground below you as you exhale.

This week, seek out an altar stone for your table that will represent a small, sacred and personal area where you can work your magic – burn candles, mix herbs, honour items and the like.  It should be flat, fireproof, and easy to clean. If you can find one in nature this is great – but garden centres carry very nice stones.  Or you can make a stone using a mold and concrete. Place it in the centre of your table.

How many times have you said “Oh, I can fix that with a bit of glue and paint.” And then you keep the thing in a closet but never get to it.  Really, you can probably live without it.  Get rid of broken or rickety things this week.  If you really, really think you must fix an item then do it or place a date on your calendar when you will get it done.