This evening marks a new beginning for us. No, not just a new lunar cycle, but rather the start of a new Lunar Year. We have 13 more new moons where we shall live our best lives. This particular Lunar Year (the eighth sign of the Chinese Zodiac) has come to us as the
Year of the Green Wood Sheep. More than just an image or a symbol, the Sheep sets the stage for us in fantastic ways.
What we get
The Sheep, an animal we think we know, has many traits that we can utilize this Lunar Year. Dearest Sheep gives to us kindness and compassion, but do not go overboard and become too passive cause that is not a good use of its energy. We will find it easier this Lunar Year to take the high road and rise above our challenges, rather than battle them. Those fabled horns of the Sheep will amplify our imagination, but only if we possess clear vision and are willing to put forth the efforts to make things shine through. This is a time of great leaps, not the thought of it, but the doing of it. Sheep has shown us that we don't need much space to jump, just the determination. And one last thought from the Sheep is to take part in groups or teams. Collaboration will hold lots of manifestation for us, this is not the year to DO IT ON OUR OWN.
Before I forget, the significance of the words Green and Wood mean that much of our focus will be on grounding and centering ourselves in a very Earth based space. There will be stability, prosperity, nature, renewal and the ability for things to become evergreen in our lives, if we are open and willing to work towards it. Surely these are trajectories we can all use.
My map for the year
My Sheep magic will come in the form of staying my course on my spiritual and personal paths. There are so many things that can come and breeze by me, but I must keep stepping, leaping when called for, and JUST DO IT. No more talking, planning or assessing. 2015 is a year of definitive action for me. Looking forward to it, but also knowing rest and renewal has to be couched in there as well.
Hear what's for you
Below is more information on this Lunar New Year and a starting point on developing your own path for this year. Take a few moments over the next 7-14 days to really hear from within the messages that the Sheep has for you. Feel free to comment here or email if you want to share.
Lunar Year Totem - Sheep
Seek New Beginnings
Sensitivity and Perseverance
Imagination and Inspiration
Take great Leaps
Act upon my Ideas
Lunar New Year Elements
Please use these objects and let them help you access the true blessings that are a part of your path this Lunar New Year. If other things find their way into your process, allow it. Acknowledging the Lunar New Year is all about understanding your individual process. Happy New Year!!!
- Sacred Space (altar, ritual space)
- Earth related objects (crystals, stones, leaves)
- Sage/Rosemary smugdes or dried herbs to burn
- Written intentions for the year
- Green candles (all shades)
- Spiritual tools or books that are helpful