Playing with metaphorical fire? The last new moon of 2018 is in firebrand Sagittarius, and this year, it will be joined by its ruling planet, big-picture Jupiter, which is also in honest, outspoken Sagittarius for the next 12 months.
Visionary Sagittarius is the sign of possibilities, always thinking about what’s next. And after a frustrating few weeks of Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius and then Scorpio, we could all use some levity right about now! Still, this philosophical sign loves to reminisce about good times—and to glean wisdom from life experiences. So, how can we live in the moment while capturing its magic? This ritual is designed for that.
Ritual: Time Capsule
For this ritual, we’ll preserve the best moments of 2018 in a time capsule. That way, you can look back and revel in the great memories, which are sure to inspire you all over again.
Decide when you want to open your time capsule: one year from now…five, ten? Then, choose an appropriate container, like a shoebox (for short-term capsules) or a stainless steel box, like ones for cash collection. We’ve seen these at thrift stores, so no need to break the bank on a new model. Gather materials that you’d like to put in your time capsule, for example:
- A newspaper or magazine from today or this month
- A list of popular words and expressions you’ve used this year (Lit AF, anyone?)
- Photos of friends and important people in your life
- A takeout menu or matchbook from your favorite restaurant or cafe
- Mementos from important moments this year: cake tops from your birthday party or the beads you scored at Mardi Gras (we won’t tell)
- Postcards or ads from the year; pages from fashion magazines that encapsulate 2018 style
- Vacation photos (this new moon is in Sagittarius, the sign of the traveler, after all)
- A letter to yourself: What would you like to remind yourself of in a year, or a decade, when you open up your capsule?
- Wish lists! As manifestation mavens, we love this one. For example, make a list of the places you’d like to travel before you pop open your time capsule next.
- Once you’ve filled your capsule, seal and place it somewhere out of reach, like a high shelf in a closet. Set a calendar reminder for the date you’d like to open up your time capsule. This will be fascinating.
- Pinpoint your next pilgrimage and price out tickets so you can book your winter travel. Pro tip: wait until Mercury’s shadow period ends on December 21.
- Take a long drive out of town to enjoy natural beauty Stop by a holiday crafts market and buy gifts from independent makers: Sagittarius rules entrepreneurship!
- Fuel your fire: Take a hot yoga class, sit in a detoxifying sauna, or draw a bath with heating mustard salts.
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