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On the fourteenth day of Yule the Goddess gave to me...

On the fourteenth day of Yule the Goddess gave to me... Death

Closing the door to the past and opening a new one, going through transition, changing status, shedding the old and excess, inexorable forces and sweeping changes. 14th December OK let's not panic...forget Hollywood...the Death card does not mean what you might think it means, look at the beautiful image on this tarot is a Phoenix rising gloriously reborn from the flames. There has to be a 'death' to enable a rebirth. What do you need to shed in your life to make way for something more wonderful and truly fabulous to become a reality? What are holding onto that is stopping you from living the dream or even just moving forward? Candle spell for rebirth This is another two candle spell. You will need one candle to represent the 'old' you, I like a darker colour such as brown or black. Then you need a candle to represent the 'new' you, I like to use a white candle for this but go with the flow...and choose a colour that represents rebirth to you, it could be red like the flames with the phoenix. It is also useful to have some object that represents the old you, your old way of life, it might be a small object, piece of jewelery, an ornament or even a photograph. Sit in front of both candles. First light the darker candle, the one that represents the old you. If you have an item then hold that in your hand as well. Focus on the flame and visualise how you have acted, what you have done that you didn't like and any negative areas of your life or personality that you would like to change. If you have the time allow the candle to burn out before you move onto the second candle, if not snuff it out. Put down the object or photograph if you have been holding one. Turn to the second candle, this one represents your new life, the new you, the you that is rising through the flames from the ashes. Focus on how you would like things to be, how you would like to act and what changes you would like to make your life more positive. Allow the second candle to burn out safely. If you have a candle stub bury it or dispose of it. If you had an idea to represent your old life, if possible it helps to get rid of it, throw it away if it is just a photograph or give it away to a charity if it is of value. (This isn't mandatory, if you want to keep the item do so, as long as you no longer have any emotional energy attached to it).

The tarot deck used is Shadowscapes by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law & Barbara Moore


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