Gifts of the Shadow

Color of the day:  Orange
Incense of the day:  Juniper

A new moon at the start of a fresh year is the perfect time to reveal any latent gifts seeking expression in the months to come. The darkness of this moon phase provides a safe space for any hidden qualities that might feel a bit vulnerable to emerge.

All you’ll need is a mirror and a black candle. In a darkened room, gaze at your shadowy form in the mirror, inviting contact with any unconscious gifts that are ready to be honored. Allow yourself to go into a light meditative state as you look at yourself with a soft focus.

Before lighting the candle on a heatproof surface, hold it in both hands and charge it with new moon energy. Then light the candle where it casts light onto the mirror. Gaze at yourself once more and allow any insights to arise. What within you wants to be seen, heard, and lived? How can you express these gifts in the days and weeks to come? When done, snuff out the candle with thanks.

Related Product
Spellcasters of all levels enjoy the 365 spells in Llewellyn’s annual Spell-A-Day Almanac. These easy bewitchments, recipes, rituals, and meditations are designed to be used for the areas of...
Link to this spell: