In 2024, we'll commence with a New Moon in Capricorn and conclude with a Capricorn New Moon. Additionally, there will be two Capricorn Full Moons at 1º and 29º, making a Blue Moon, will shape the overarching energies of the year. Capricorn Moon, characterized by seriousness and hard work, encourages setting and achieving higher goals. However, it's essential to be mindful of potential drawbacks such as being too critical or overbearing. Most of all, there’s a notion of things are not worth it, if you don’t work hard for. As for manifestation practice, this could get in the way of manifesting. The Capricorn Moon can be too manipulative and want to control the outcome too much. So we may need to be mindful of not being overly controlling and allow things to unfold naturally.
This is a year-long shamanic journey where we will beat our own drums to find personal truths. We will set an intention on the New Moon, January 11, and check in on two full Moons. The first full Moon on Jun 22 in 1º Capricorn will be for receiving the outcome, and the second one on Jul 21 in 29º Capricorn will be for waning down our energy. Finally, we will set a new intention on the last New Moon of the year on Dec 30 in 9º Capricorn, preparing for the upcoming year of 2025.
Let's delve into the 'Goddess Divination Tea - Heka-Tea | Capricorn Moon.' Inspired by the dominating Capricorn Moon and the Moon Goddess Hekate, known for her connection to the Dark Moon, this tea is a tribute to their insightful wisdom and profound mysticism.
As I connect with the Moon's energy, the Goddess of the Tea, Guanyin, the Chinese Iron Goddess of Mercy, came forward for Capricorn. So, I have chosen the Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea, infused with the mystical essence of Elderberry as a tribute to the Goddess Hekate. Allow the wisdom of Elderberry to guide us as we navigate the serious and hardworking nature of Capricorn.
Additionally, I have included Orange Peel to align with the vibrant energy of the Full Moon in Leo. This infusion adds a burst of vitality and creativity, enhancing empowerment and expressiveness.
To bring these diverse energies together in harmony, I have introduced Vanilla Bean to honor Cancer, the Moon's home, and for the New Moon between the Capricorn Full Moons. Like a cosmic conductor orchestrating a symphony, Vanilla Bean blends seamlessly with the other flavors, enveloping your senses with each sip.
Goddess Divination Tea - Heka-Tea | Capricorn Moon Recipe:
1 part Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea
2 parts Elderberry
1 part Orange Peel
Generous amount of Vanilla Bean Powder
For a single serving, measure one part Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea, two parts Elderberry, and one part Orange Peel.
In a tea infuser, teabag or teapot, combine the measured Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea, Elderberry, and Orange Peel.
Add Vanilla Bean Powder:
Grind or scoop a generous amount of Vanilla Bean Powder into the mix. Alternatively, you can add a few drops of vanilla essence. Adjust the quantity based on your preference for a delightful vanilla essence.
Choose a sweetener according to your preference. I like using light brown sugar for this tea.
Bring fresh water to a boil. For optimal flavor extraction, use water at around 185°F (85°C).
Place the tea blend in your teapot or cup. Pour the boiled water over the ingredients.
Set a timer for 10 minutes. This allows the flavors to fully infuse, creating a harmonious blend.
Close Your Eyes and Breathe:
As the tea steeps, take a moment to close your eyes, inhale deeply, and connect with the energies of the tea and the ritual you're undertaking.
Strain and Serve:
Once the timer elapses, strain the tea or remove the teabag. Pour the aromatic tea into your favorite teacup if you brew in the tea pot.
Stir and Enjoy:
Stir in your chosen sweetener until it dissolves. Savor the transformed aroma and taste of your tea. Take a moment to appreciate the blend of flavors and the peace it brings. Enjoy your cup of 'Goddess Divination Tea - Heka-Tea | Capricorn Moon' and let the ritual continue.
Ritual and Journaling Guide for the Mountain Sea Goat's Quest for Truth:
For those of you who are interested in exploring the shamanic quest aligned with the energies of the Capricorn Moon, here is a guide to enhance your experience.
This ritual and journaling guide aims to deepen your connection with the Capricorn Moon's energies and facilitate a profound exploration of your inner sanctum. Embrace the wisdom revealed during this sacred journey.
Place the tea blend in the cup and pour in the boiled water. Set a timer for 10 minutes.
Close your eyes, and take a deep breath.
Feel the mountain beneath your feet, the crisp air surrounding you.
Be still in this moment, as the whispers of the mountain guide you.
In the quietude, a door shall appear, a portal to the hidden truths within.
As you stand on the mountain's summit, Hekate's guidance echoes: "To find what you seek, journey within."
Trust the path that unfolds before you, and with each step, descend into the depths of the mountain's soul.
Picture the descent in your mind's eye.
Let the mountain's core reveal its secrets, like layers of ancient wisdom waiting to be unveiled.
The truth you seek resides in the heart of the mountain, nestled within its roots.
In this sacred space, let the aroma of the tea guide you further.
As you anticipate the flavors dance on your tongue, allow the mountain's essence to merge with the blend, creating a potion that transcends time and space.
With each sip, imagine the crone Hekate by your side, her eyes kind, guiding you through the labyrinthine passages of the mountain's inner sanctum.
The tea becomes a key, unlocking doors to the truths that elude the conscious mind.
Feel the vibrations of the mountain, the heartbeat of the earth pulsating through you.
Trust that, with every sip, you draw closer to the profound truths you seek.
Let the tea be your guide, and may the ritual unfold as the mountain reveals its secrets.
When the tea is ready, open your eyes. The journey within has just begun. Now, take the teacup to your nose, inhale deeply of the aroma, and take a sip. Begin journaling exercise with the company of the tea.
Check out this video where my friend and colleague, Dawn, and I perform a New Moon intention-setting ritual!
Journal Prompt and Chart Exploration:
Here's a journal prompt for you. You can follow it step by step or choose a specific topic that feels right for you at the moment. Imagine the 'Mountain Sea Goat' as a symbol of your conscious mind, embarking on a journey to reconnect with your subconscious mind, which holds your truth. To enhance your journaling experience and gain deeper insights, consider exploring your natal chart. You can create your chart at astro.com, include 90377 Sedna, 100 Hekate, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.
The Deep Ocean of Origin:
Reflect on your connection to the deep ocean, your intuitive and subconscious mind, symbolized by the realm of Sedna, the Goddess of the Deep Abyss. Explore the emotions and memories evoked by this origin, and consider how it shapes your quest for truth as the Mountain Sea Goat. Additionally, delve into the influence of Asteroid #90377 Sedna, currently residing in Taurus since 1966 and set to move into Gemini in April of this year. Take this opportunity to explore the Taurus house in the natal chart.
The Search for Truth:
Dive into the Mountain Sea Goat’s deep desire for truth. Define what truth means and explore how this quest has led the Mountain Sea Goat from the ocean to the land. Journal experiences and feelings as you navigate this profound journey. On your natal chart, consider how these notions may reflect in the 12th and 8th houses.
The Mountain Ascent:
Revisit the moment the Mountain Sea Goat came across the mountain. Why did the Mountain Sea Goat believe the answers might be found at its summit? Explore the symbolism of the mountain in the quest for truth and self-discovery. In the natal chart, examine how these themes may manifest in the 1st, 9th, and 10th houses.
The Undefined Truth:
Contemplate the challenge of seeking a truth without a clear understanding of what it looks like. Explore how this uncertainty influences the approach to the journey and consider any preconceptions that might need release. In the natal chart, explore your Capricorn house and Saturn placement.
Encounter with Hekate:
Describe the crone, Hekate, encountered on the mountain top. Explore the Mountain Sea Goat’s feelings and impressions of her, particularly her kind eyes. Uncover the significance her guidance holds. In the natal chart, delve into the placement of Asteroid #100 Hekate, named after the Greek goddess of witchcraft, Hecate, for insights into unlocking truth.
Descent into the Mountain:
Imagine the descent into the mountain's core. Consider the images or symbols that come to mind as you journey inward. Reflect on the layers of ancient wisdom waiting to be unveiled and the roots where the truth may reside. In the natal chart, explore the 4th house and placement of Pluto.
Tea as a Guiding Potion:
Explore how the aroma and taste of the tea contribute to the depth of the ritual. Consider the merging of the tea's essence with the mountain's energy and view the tea as a key unlocking doors to hidden truths. Explore your water houses (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) and the placement of Venus in the natal chart.
Symphony of Flavors:
Delve into the symphony of flavors in the tea blend. Explore how each element—Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea, Elderberry, Orange Peel, and Vanilla Bean—contributes to the resonance of Capricorn Moon and Hekate's wisdom. Discover the placement of your natal Moon—its sign and house—and reflect on its significance.
Vibrations of the Earth:
Reflect on the grounding and transformative aspects of the tea ritual. Connect with the vibrations of the mountain and the earth's heartbeat. Consider how these sensations influence the state of being. Explore the placement of the Part of Fortune in your natal chart as a vibration of the Earth.
Embracing the Awakened State:
As you open your eyes after the tea is ready, savor the moment. Describe the aroma and the first sip. Reflect on how the journey within has unfolded and the insights gained. Explore what doors have appeared and contemplate how you will continue your quest for truth. In your natal chart, consider the insights provided by the North Node and South Node.
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