The shape of today's New Moon Healers Project post will be different - for eclipses are times of shapeshifters and changelings. Eclipses are also a time of the bare bones of simplicity when we’re asked for the structure of our magick to be minimal but resonating.
Here is the basic takeaway of the Leo eclipse energy:
That mask you’re wearing? Take it off.
The cultural mask that you’ve been told to believe? Stop listening to it’s lies.
The heart crown of self-sovereignty you’ve been afraid to put on? Pick it up, wash it off with the tears of your stuggle and joy, and put it on.
We are being asked to hex in order to heal. In traditional witchcraft a hex is like a harvest. Witch folk know that in order to put bread on the table grain must fall. A hex cuts out that which is no longer needed. But, like a harvest, it should ultimately be healing and nourishing. If you are afraid to hex, to set boundaries, to say NO, to cross your arms and spit in the dirt three times, then you’ll probably be afraid to heal the deep stuff.
What will you choose to hex in order to heal? Go after the big stuff, Witchen kin:
Hex white supremecy
Hex the patriarchy
Hex corporations destroying our beloved planet
Hex institutions upholding all of these "-isms" and phobias
Dig down into the little stuff, my magickal folki:
Hex internalized cultural lies
Hex your fear of not being enough
Hex your belief that you’re ugly and unworthy
Hex the symptoms of trauma that hold you back from living how you want to live
Hex the lies you believe that tell you that your magick is anything less than profound
Hex what you need to hex in order to heal.
In order to live.
In order to love.
The Hex to Heal Rite
Begin in a sacred way (read the New Moon in Aquarius post for further inspiration). If you have a large dark, preferably black, piece of fabric have it before you, but it can be visualized if needed. Wrap the fabric around your shoulders and begin to turn slowly widdershins. If this movement cannot be achieved, it can be visualized. As you turn think of or whisper that which you are hexing. While doing this pull the fabric up over your shoulders and over your head. Once you have spoken all of your hexes, hold it up over your head for a moment, still turning. Continuing to turn widdershins, cover your head with the fabric, visualizing that which you have hexed dissolving into darkness.
Stop and speak:
Hexes dissolve into darkness
Darkness dissolves into darkness
I emerge from the darkness
Hex-free and whole
Begin to spin again deosil, reciting the charm again and again until you are dizzy in its power. Until you fall back to the earth, a star reborn.
Wherever eclipse season takes you (because it is just a starting point), may the path open up to healing and peace in your life. Remember, your individual liberation is a work of collective resilience. Work your magick.