Daily Reading: January 8, 2021

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As the eighth day of the first month, today carries strong aspects of manifesting. We are powerful creators of our own realities and are fully capable of living the abundant life we desire. Eight is a number of infinite prosperity and symbolizes, not only our eternal nature, but the abundance of the universe in which we live. We are the dreamers of our own destinies and the magicians weaving the fabric of our very own lives. No matter where we are or where we have come from, we are capable of achieving everything we can dream. When we believe in ourselves and in our goals, we are empowering them to become a reality. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Fourteen indicates strengthening foundations and new opportunities, while five brings aspects of change and expansion. If you have been seeing 55 or 555 everywhere, know that positive changes are ahead for you that will bring, or are because of your growth and expansion. Pursuing areas of curiosity will prove rewarding now. Looking to where you wish to expand and grow will set the energies moving in that direction. Setting your intentions now for your goals and desires will ensure they manifest; be sure to water the seeds you have planted. Today, we are guided to consider where we would like more freedom and decide how we would like the end results to look. You can find yourself in that place of your greatest liberty, hold the vision in your mind, and keep coming back to this vision to nurture it. This is a way of watering a seed of intention.

Mantra: I allow the abundance that is available to me to flow to me now. I welcome my best life and bless all that is positive.

Daily Reading: December 21, 2020

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Today is the twenty-first day of the twelfth month. Twenty-one brings new beginnings in partnership with divine, universal forces. As some parts of the world are now heading into an increase in light as the days will now begin to lengthen, the momentum toward powerful, positive change is building and growing steadily. We are, as always, strongly supported in our healing and manifestations and in our soul growth by the energies at hand and by our allies in the nonphysical. Setting intentions today can be powerful as we align the head and the heart, our thoughts and emotions, with where we want to be, with how we want to feel, and with the joyful improvements that are ahead of us. Today marks a pivot point that propels us into the Age of Aquarius, a time of enlightenment and prosperity, of new understandings and rapid technological advancement. We are coming to know ourselves as never before, knowing ourselves as the divine creators that we truly are, the powerful manifestors of reality that we came here to be. It is in this knowing that we can reach our true potential, grounded in the heart-centered understanding that true power is based in unconditional love, the most powerful force in the universe.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us ten, a number of completion and fulfillment. The old ways are gone, the past is history, and we are headed into a bright new future. Better times are ahead and we are on the cusp of this new cycle now; it is newly beginning, a beautiful seed beginning to sprout. This seed will grow into a mighty oak. New ways are coming that honor the wisdom of the old ways that were lost and forgotten. We attune to our ancestral wisdom, to the wisdom that is still rooted and held within the earth and carried by Gaia herself. This wisdom is coming forth again and is supported with new understandings; it is relevant for where we are in every now moment, even as we shift and change our reality, shaping and moulding it like clay. We have been collectively asking for improvements for centuries beyond imaging, for as long as humanity has been conscious, and this momentum has been building and increasing and shaping our collective world in ways that we are just beginning to grasp. When we attune to our deeper wisdom and to the knowledge and understanding that we hold within our very DNA, we are supported by ancient guidance that, when combined with our intuition and the support of our allies in the light, strengthens our understanding as we forge the path ahead for our brightest future.

Mantra: I welcome in bright new beginnings. I release the past and honor the new with love. I set the intentions now for my best possible future and receive all that is in alignment with my highest path and purpose. [Follow this with intention-setting.]

Ritual and Intention

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When we want to create a certain outcome, we begin by focusing on what we want. This is a way of setting intentions. Because we are powerful creators of our own reality, and our thoughts become things, intentions are a key aspect of manifesting change. The more deliberate we are about what we want and the more carefully we choose our thoughts, the more streamlined our focus will be, which allows our desires to materialize more rapidly. We may choose to supplement our intention with ritual because it is a part of our practice, or because it is a means of honoring our allies. Some choose to perform rituals because it is a way of working with intention in the physical world. Writing down what we desire, for example, on a sheet of paper and burning it releases our intentions to the universe.

Most of us participate in rituals in some form. Holiday traditions are often accompanied by rituals like specific songs or foods. Performing these rituals shifts our energy and the energy around us by helping us to focus in a certain way. When we express our gratitude during Thanksgiving, for example, we are honoring and appreciating certain things by giving them our attention, which draws more similar energies to us. Certain holiday dances are ways of expressing joy. Sports rituals can honor a certain team and can focus on a specific desired outcome for a game. Rituals can be elaborate or bare-bones simple; they can be timeless or created in a sudden burst of inspiration.

Accoutrements like tarot and oracle cards are simply tools we can use to tune into the universal energy that is all around us. In ritual, we often use objects like specific colors, crystals, and incense as ways of helping to shift the energy, concretize our intentions by making them physical (like writing down goals and desired outcomes), and to set a mood or create a sacred space. Because physical objects have certain energetic properties, they can support the energy behind our intentions as we work toward making them manifest in the physical world. Cinnamon and bay leaves are associated with wealth; rose quartz brings self-love; sandalwood supports us in protection and healing. Whether or not you choose to supplement the energy of your intention with physical objects and actions is a matter of personal preference. Ultimately, all we really need is intention and intuition.

Daily Reading: November 4, 2020

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Today is the fourth day of the eleventh month; four is a number of stability, balance, and solid foundations. Today, we can benefit from considering where we could use more balance. As we shift our focus there, we are vibrationally asking for greater integrity in these areas of our lives. From there, the solutions can come. Organization and practicality may serve us well today.

The numbers in today’s date add up to ten, a number of completion and fulfillment. Something has concluded for us, either individually or as a collective. With this ending comes a new beginning, and in the between time from one cycle to the next, it can benefit us to ruminate on what we have learned and celebrate our accomplishments. This strengthens our energy and helps us to integrate the wisdom and lessons we have learned, and is the final stage of mastery for the concluding cycle that allows us to move into what comes next. 

The importance of taking time to honor our achievements cannot be understated. This helps with the integration of confidence and the knowing of our worthiness, and prepares us to move through new circumstances and situations from an elevated state. With the completion of cycles, we experience an upleveling. Consistently focusing from an elevated state and seeing ourselves as continually more improved versions of ourselves benefits us greatly. Mantras, when repeated—either aloud or silently—shift our energy and provide a vehicle for the setting of intentions, which lead to manifestations.

Mantra: I trust in my wisdom and honor my experiences. I am continually rising up into my highest path and purpose. Everything is always improving for me.