As we get ready to enter a new year and set some new intentions, we’d like to invite you to indulge in a release session— this would allow you to get rid of any heavy emotions that are holding you back and make space for all the good, happy things coming your way! Here’s a simple and effective intention-setting ritual along with zodiac sign-specific release rituals that you can try:
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Bay leaves
2. Red pen
4. Smudging sage
5. Any crystals of your choice
Process: Begin by sitting in a place where you will not be disturbed. Take the smudging sage to cleanse the space. Ensure that the doors and windows are open in order to let any stagnant energy leave the space. Now, begin with lighting a candle and setting the intention for a peaceful & powerful intention-setting session.
Take 4 deep breaths to calm and centre your mind–this is also the time to bring in your crystals & place them on top of the bay leaves.
Now, with a red pen write down your deepest desires and intentions for the new year on the bay leaves! Don’t be afraid to get as detailed as possible! Once you’re done writing this down, take the leaves in your left hand & meditate with the following:
All my intentions & desires are coming true this year
Everything that I seek, is coming towards me effortlessly and with ease, Everything works out for the greater good
I am worthy of all the love, abundance & prosperity that I seek
Post this, burn the leaves in the candle and truly release them into the Universe, allowing them to come to you at the right time!
Release rituals for every zodiac sign:
Aries: March 21-April 20
One of the easiest ways for Aries to release any pent-up energy is to use their hands. Do activities that make you use your hands–cooking, writing, creating art. Using your hands will allow you to create something new & thereby release any pent-up emotions. Here, you’re being asked to set the intention to release old & negative emotions.
Taurus: April 21–May 21
Dance your way through the pain, dear Taurus. The best release ritual for you is movement–move your body, tap into it, see how it feels & let yourself be! Trust that this movement is allowing you to free yourself completely & tune into what your intuition has to say!
Gemini: May 22–June 21
The best way to release any stuck energy for yourself? Use your crystals, especially clear quartz. Use clear quartz along with some smudging sage to suck out the pent-up energy in your aura. Reach out to your favourite healer and get some energy-clearing crystals to help you release.
Cancer: June 22–July 22
If you find yourself getting lost & struggling with a lot of things – practice the art of mindfulness. The Universe is asking you to make a meal with your loved ones. Focus on engaging all the senses when you begin making this meal, ensuring that you indulge in all the senses, which allows you to get rid of stuck energy and allows your mind to slow down, taking in the fun & joy of making a meal all by yourself.
Leo: July 23–August 23
A foolproof way to really get in touch with your heart, your mind, and your intuition is the simple act of setting pen to paper. The Universe is asking you to indulge in a long journaling session where everything just flows and falls onto the paper. Trust that as you release, it’s all about the art of letting go. It doesn’t have to make sense- it just has to go! Get ready to let it all go!
Virgo: August 24–September 22
As the year comes to an end. The Universe is asking you to bathe your chakras in a sound healing session. Trust that these healing sounds are allowing your chakras to let go of pent-up emotion & releasing blockages altogether. A sound healing session is really allowing you to open up your chakras and step into the new year with immense power!
Libra: September 23–October 23
It’s time to get ready for a new year & bid adieu to this absolutely eventful year. This time around, as we get ready to slow down & prepare for a new year ahead you’re being asked to look at yourself from a holistic lens. Get a health check-up done to keep any health-related fears at bay. Other than that, the only thing you need to do is release the stress and get into the mode of enjoying yourself. The Universe is asking you to make a vision board in order to align for all the wonderful stuff coming your way!
Scorpio: October 24–November 22
Indulge in a little bit of escapism to deal with the tiny issues eating away. You’re being asked to read it all out & to let yourself read. The answer to anything that’s weighing on your mind is to read. Reading is helping you deal with your own limitations & step into the best version of yourself.
Sagittarius: November 23–December 21
Releasing through the last few days of the year, you’re being asked to align with your breath. Indulge in some deep breathing exercises and meditations over the last few days to really really let go. Focus on connecting with your breath, connecting with each & every corner of your body. Identify any spaces that feel stuck. Use your power of deep breathing to really let go of anything that’s holding you back!
Capricorn: December 22–January 20
Dear Capricorn, you’re being asked to connect with fire. Know that much like the fire, you have it in you to grow stronger, to build yourself up constantly. Trust that you’re being called to create a burning bowl ritual–write down all the things you wish to release & throw them into the fire. Trust that the fire is helping you let go of all things heavy as you step into the new year!
Aquarius: January 21–February 18
As you set out to release, the biggest thing you’re being asked to do Aquarius, is to connect with your intuition. Your intuition has been trying to guide you, but there has been a disconnect. Indulge in activities like meditation & journaling to truly connect with your intuition.
Pisces: February 19-March 20
The only way to release is to go to some place calm, someplace relaxing. Trust that you’ve had a hectic year and the only way to release is in a private cocoon of your own. The Universe is asking you to release with singing on a holiday–jet set away and sing your heart out as you prepare for the next year!
Also, check out your horoscope for 2023 here.