May we celebrate that we are leaving “The Void” behind us and the promise of light is upon us – welcome to Imbolc. The time when the air still feels crispy, it might even snow, but below that winter blanket, there’s the promise of new life. And as our bodies start to receive more intense rays of light from the skyclock up above, we know that the seasons are shifting and winter will turn into spring.
I love this time of year when the light returns. It always ignites my manifestation magick practices.
December and January support me in retreating for an in-depth process of inner alchemy. Can you envision me stirring a cauldron, loudly cackling away while adding all kinds of ingredients into my boiling brew? This retreating is my technique for digesting all life’s experiences that were gifted to me in that year.
By February, I start to get a more precise grip on what I desire to manifest. Or even better put, I begin to receive information on the actions I can take in daily life to quicken the materialisation of what I’m drawing in.
This can be mundane information, such as creating a new time management schedule for a project or changing my workout routine. But it can also be on a spiritual level, for example adding or changing a ritual, or focussing on balancing a chakra energy that will help me in my growth towards the embodiment of my vision.
But it all starts with opening the doors to what ignites you by tending to your inner frequency, tending to that inner flame.
Let me help you with a guided seated meditation to bring back your fire. So you can radiate your magick into your life and create a world you want to live in.
Let me start off with wishing you a blessed, wonderful, magical and healthy new year!
Oh my dear spirits, what a year 2020 has been … I won’t spend time on how this year has been like no other we have ever witnessed – it was quite apparent and 2020 will definitely be marked in our history books.
I earnestly wish last year has given you something beautiful! Maybe in the form of silence and serenity, perhaps in the form of discovering an unfathomable power deep within.
In this video I’ll share my divinatory insights about the magic of manifesting – what that even means for 2021 – accompanied by a new moon meditation and a separate ritual which you can repeat whenever you feel like it. I’ll explain more in the video. Happy weaving!
With love, Aïsha
NEW MOON RITUAL TO PREP YOURSELF FOR SOME SACRED MANIFESTING
I have to share this ritual with you ’cause it’s simple, effective and in my experience the one that always gets the job done – for it embodies this element of ‘out of your head – and into action’. 2021 will be a year of focussing on the little steps that get you to where it is you want to be. Not meaning that your dreams and desire shouldn’t be BIG.
Besides that this ritual brings together the practice of self-love, personal energy, intuition, embodied action and empowerment. Gotta love such a packed ritual right?!
– Sage, Palo Santo or any other herb or aura spray you like to cleanse your space with, – Candle, – Journal, – Optional: your favourite music.
If you’re reading this on the 13th of January, know that we’re still in the dark moon… Now is not the time to a ham on your manifestations, but the right timing for introspection and preparation.
Make sure you create some ‘me’ time. Physically cleanse the space your in, and energetically cleans it by using your Palo Santo or Sage, etc. If you have the possibility to also take a bath, or shower… do it!
When you’re ready do whatever is needed to get you in the zone. Maybe listen to this meditation that I have recorded, put on your fav. music, sing, dance, or do breathing exercises. Whenever you feel ready light the candle, sit in front of it and stare into the flame. You can protect your eyes by squinting or staring at the candle through a veil placed over your head. Take at least 5 to 10 minutes to fully let your monkey brain do all the chitter-chatter it wants. Let the mind calm down, and be present in the moment.
When you become aware of the calm mind, imagine that you and the flame are one. Become the light of the flame. After sitting like this for about 2 minutes let the fire that is you represent the fire of your manifestation – that thing that you’re calling into your life. Again, let everything melt together – flame, Self, manifestation, flame, Self, manifestation. Stating that the thing that you long for is already in the now, including how this makes you feel.
For example; ‘I wish to find a new job’, becomes ‘I am enjoying my creative and ever-expanding new job and I feel blessed with …’.
After staying in this space for a few minutes go for pen and paper and answer the following questions (considering the thing you’re calling in): – What area of my life can use a cleanse? – What area of my life could use more fire, action or rebellion? – Which traditions, rituals, etc. am I holding onto, but are old and can be released? – What obstacles (be it mental, emotional, or on a more mundane level) do I keep bumping into and are keeping you from your happiness? – What can I regularly gift myself, which will help me move closer to my heart’s desire?
Repeat this practice for three days in a row. Then compare your answers and let them inspire you to take embodied action.
It’s the first new moon of this decade on the 24th of January. To me, it always feels as if the new year is really settling in on the first new moon. And the energy that she brings this time is totally resonating with that.
This year the new moon falls in the sign of Aquarius, the known water-bearer, but nonetheless an Air sign so pretty mental in nature. Aquarius is the humanitarian of the zodiac, bringing team spirit, quirkiness and innovative ideas. How to get the best out of these elements? Keep on reading, because there are more ingredients to add.
LUNAR YEAR OF THE RAT
And with this new moon welcoming the Chinese Year of the Metal Rat! The Rat is the first in the twelve-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac and stands for high flexibility, vitality, spirit and alertness, with the element of metal adding some strong self-awareness and sensitivity.
Witch tip for 2020: The Metal Rat is divine energy fuelling your ambitions, drive and possible business dealings, thus an absolute power boost. Though be mindful. The Metal element can bring in some emotional sensitivity to the table. Make sure to check in with yourself regularly and take a moment to relax, so you don’t let your emotions run your life, business or communications.
HOW TO GET YOUR WITCHING GOING
So how to make the best of this astrological time and weave your magic? This new moon is a great time to start with setting your intentions. After the busy holiday season, I hope you’ve had time to do some grounding and inner work to get clear on what it is that you want to attract and manifest. If not, don’t worry – now is the time! Described below, you’ll find a three-step ritual to get your witch power going.
To attract and manifest your desires, it’s essential to spend time with your power frequency, namely the vibration of being the creator of your life. We’ve all heard it: dream big. Dreaming and hoping is one thing, but if fear and self-doubt are continuously popping up their heads, freezing instead of moving towards your desires, you’re keeping yourself away from your inherent power and the endless possibilities in which you can design your own life.
The new moon represents a deep sense of quiet, a journey within, while you transition through this lunar time of renewal and new beginnings – yay to the new year! Let’s use this time in creating clarity, strategy, but first and foremost, harmony.
To support yourself into attuning to your power frequency start by cleansing your auric field. Release and relief yourself of old vibrations and energetic debris that are a result of the past year or even decade.
Do this by taking a cleansing salt bath or shower. Salt cleanses your energy field, so while you’re playing mermaid, you’re getting an automatic cleansing of your system. You can even sprinkle some dried sage into your bathwater, which will support the clearing energies.
If possible, replace sea or Himalayan salt with Epsom salt to add minerals to the water that will support muscle relaxation due to the high levels of magnesium so you can also enjoy a physical detox.
If you don’t have a bath, make yourself a scrub from salt and sage.
While washing or bathing attune to the intention of releasing any negative vibrations that are keeping you from your highest potential. Really take time to quite the shatter that forms the obstacles on the road to attracting and receiving what it is that you desire.
After bathing, treat yourself like the divine being you are by massaging your body with your favourite mineral-free oil, like almond oil. You can add some essential oil with a soothing fragrance to the equation.
Think about your dreams. What are you manifesting during this new moon? While massaging your body, let the ideas come.
Now sit by your altar (or table), light your white candle (using white as a representation for all possibilities) and decorate your altar with white flowers. Meditate for a few minutes on all the desires that just travelled through your consciousness and pick only three things out of the whole bunch that you want to manifest.
1. Something you wish will unfold quite quickly,
2. Something which you want within the course of three to four months,
3. And the third one over half a year.
Now use the following two weeks to revisit the three things on your list and journal. Writing down all the things that you can do to support a full display of your dreams into your life. Remember. Dreaming is one thing. Formulating them out in the open and into your journal is the second step of conscious manifesting. Acting accordingly is the third (and often forgotten) crucial step to open up your life to the frequencies that you want to attract.
MAKE YOUR MAGIC INTELLIGIBLE
If you really desire to make your magic insightful, set your alarm for the 3rd of August. On this day, a full moon in Aquarius will occur, allowing you to review the events over the past few months. Don’t worry if something didn’t manifest. Ask yourself if this is something that you really want, something that sparks an emotion of joy. If yes, find a new strategy to get you there. If not, drop it. And most important, celebrate your accomplishments!
WHAT TO PREPARE IN A NUTSHELL
– Himalayan, Sea or Epsom salt, – Dried sage, – Your favourite mineral-free body oil, – White candle, – White flowers, – Journal and pen.
You are divine, pure potential. As a result, your innate power is infinite, and what you can accomplish might blow your mind. Lots of power to you while weaving your magic!
I absolutely would love to hear from you. Show or tell me how your ritual went. Upload your story or post on Instagram and use #aïshazafirah or send a message via Instagram or Facebook and I’ll be in touch.
Give it your soul and make it your most magical decade yet!
It’s a fact, and I’m over the moon! Celebrating the website launch for Aïsha Zafirah in the first month of this new decade. If that ain’t promising … Long overdue (and still a work in progress) but ready enough to be launched!
Over the years, I’ve learned to move before I’m ready and put perfectionism on the back burner. Therefore, we are finally here online. Connecting with you via the wicked, wild wireless.
I am here to make witchcraft sexy again and to hand you a helping hand, crystal, spell or reality check whenever you need support on your sacred journey through:
– upcoming events & retreats, – the different types of souldates, – monthly blogs filled with crystal knowledge, spell craft and tips on how to make your magic work in a practical and no-nonsense way.
What you can expect from this site
Well … I’ll also be spicing things up via the wicked wild web. Besides all the enchanting magical support mentioned above we’ll be opening our webshop in February where you can find:
– hand-selected and supercharged crystals to boost your own frequency, – magically enhanced aura sprays handmade with care and love, – and much more magic which we’ll keep a secret for now … (not for long).
I absolutely love to share my efficacious knowledge and authentic support so you can focus on being the powerful and successful architect of your life!
Who is Aisha Zafirah
As you might already know I’m a travelling witch from The Netherlands. Flying all across the globe and keeping you up-to-date about my broomstick adventures via Instagram or Facebook. So make sure you’re following me on these platforms for much more magical updates.
2020 is already off to a magical start! Not only will you see more of our daily magic online, but you’ll also be able to meet the people we meet and get more background info on their magical transformations.
Oh, and don’t forget about that super awesome yet so secretive thing that we’ll be keeping you posted about. It’s going to be mind-blowing (let your witch build some positive tension here – insert witchy cackle).
If you have any questions, suggestions, want to plan a ‘souldate’, want to know more about an event and/or retreat don’t hesitate to send me a DM via the platforms mentioned above or message me here.
Maybe you have been wondering why I’m sometimes referring to we instead of me.
I want to emphasis that I’m not doing this work alone.
First of all my work and the things I create are supported and influenced by all the help that I receive from Spirit Guides, deities and many more that we don’t even have a name for.
Second I like to thank Sol Bozán for the fantastic pictures she has shot for the homepage. You can find more of her craft and magical eye here.
I’d also want to thank web designer DNYSLM for his creativity, trust, and going beyond the beyond while working on this website. And though it is still a work in progress, thank you for building into the future!
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For now, sending you magical New Year Blessings, Aïsha Zafirah