On the eighteenth day of Yule the Goddess gave to me... The Star and The Moon
Regaining hope, faith in the future, inspiration, tranquility amid trouble, harmony, offering without reservations, sharing and being generous. Fears and anxieties, believing illusions, experiencing distortion and chasing after fantasy, dreams and visions, disorientation.
18th December I have put these two cards together (not only because we have 21 days of Yule and 22 major arcane cards...) because I think together they both create a feeling of releasing fears and gaining hope and inspiration. Over the past couple of weeks we have released negative energy, gained courage and let go of illusions so now it is time to plan for the future, to realise our dreams and be inspired for the future.
Candle spell for hope and faith
I think this one works well with a pink candle but use whatever colour you are drawn to.
You will also need three crystals, I like to use rose quartz but again go with what works for you.
I also like to sprinkle rose petals around the base of the candle.
Light the candle and focus on the flame, think wonderful happy positive thoughts, fill your head with amazing visions of a fabulous future, it doesn't matter how outlandish they are just fill your head and heart with joy. Obviously we can't all hope for Jonny Depp to arrive on our doorsteps (there is only one of him and quite a lot of us) but this is about being hopeful so you never know...
When you are ready allow the candle to burn out safely. If you like you could pop the crystals and the rose petals in a little pouch and carry them with you as a reminder of hope and faith that everything will turn our rosey. The tarot deck used is Shadowscapes by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law & Barbara Moore www.shadowscapes.com