A very merry meet to all!
After a soothing and peaceful meditation last week, the moon soars across the sky and we approach the start of the Chinese New Year .
As the Chinese calendar is based on cycles of the moon, the exact date of the New Year is different is each year- but it is always a celebration of the Chinese Zodiac .
2021 is the Year of the Ox!
~ ~ Thursday, February 11th - Zodiac Meditation~ ~
Find some time to join in for a tea meditation - an easy and beginner-friendly meditative practice to help you focus your mind and draw in your energies
Although we are physically spread out across the world, it is possible to come together and share our energies and support when we share a quiet moment together.
Let’s enjoy a relaxing and peaceful tea time as a coven- you are warmly invited!
Ready? Let’s begin
Choose your beverage . While tea is the standard, it is perfectly fine to do this meditation with coffee, juice, hot cocoa, or any other beverage
Focus your intent . You can follow any style or type of meditation you choose- focus on your breath and thoughts and be present in this moment
Work some magick! While meditation is a magickal and healing process all on its own, you may choose to add an additional element of magick to your tea time.
(Optional - Feb 11th) : Drawing on the Zodiac
2021 is the year of the Ox- an animal known for its strength and perseverance. Captured in a cup, we can draw on these properties to invite the blessings of this year’s Zodiac animal
As you prepare your beverage of choice, begin to slowly open your mind to the world. Be aware of the elements around you, and the vastness of the universe you are a part of
When your drink is ready, plant yourself firmly in one place. Imagine your energies interlocking tightly with the ground at your feet- you are anchored securely to the earth
Take deep, grounding breaths and allow your worries to sink away into the ground- leaving you peaceful and open-minded
You may imagine yourself growing in size, sprouting powerful horns and becoming an immovable force- mighty and strong, but also peaceful and righteous
You may say the chant:
Perseverance and power, this meditation unlocks
With gentle might- I’m strong as an Ox!
- Enjoy the Benefits of Meditation. After enjoying a soothing beverage and calming moment, you can continue your day with a clear mind, increased focus, and a boost of positivity.
After your meditation, welcome back!
You are very welcome to share any thoughts or experiences you had during tea time. Share some pics of your tea, your plans for the rest of the week, or just talk about what’s on your mind today.
As the moons pass overhead and the year trudges ever onward, now is a wonderful time to dig in and draw on the strength of this year’s Zodiac animal.
May you firmly follow your heart and be healthy as an Ox!
Looking forward to a shared cup with you all on Thursday