First and foremost learn to use the Tarot as a tool for inner guidance. If you have little or no experience of the Tarot or Spirit Guide, what I suggest is fairly easy to follow. I hope you find the information useful.
A ritual occurring on the Full Moon, is known as ESBAT. The Full Moon is a prime time to linger between worlds and for the most direct Spiritual World access.
When the moon is full and bright the power of the witching hour, twelve o' clock, midnight is an intersection of night and day, an in-between state, where something which is one thing, and not yet another. The veils between our world and the Spirit realm is at its thinnest.
Your assignment for the next year is to work with unseen energies, your Spirit Guide. With the use of herbs, candles and other tools that have a common quality, by the witching hour beneath the Full Moon, and talk to your Spirit Guide, request a new beginning. No need for some theatrical way. I wear black dress because black is void of color and represents deep thought or concentration, and sometimes a black pointed hat, because to me it represents the tip of the pentagram, as well as the cone of power, with broad rim, a symbol for the magical circle.
Bathe in salt water before work of Magic. Salt water will remove negative energies. You should feel lighter and more full of energy. Salt water heals the spirit as well as the body.
A closed circle-and especially a stone one-is the most potent form of protection for any worker of Magic. Build your circle out of 13 stones, to represent the 13 moons in our Solar Year. Making a circle of stone assures you the rock-hard protection of the earth element.
Listen for the whisper of Spirit Guide, for guidance.
Thank Spirit for being with you then say, Go in peace unto your places; may peace be with you. Blessed Be.
Begin your own Book of Shadows. Record everything you felt, immediate and instinctive perceived, heard and saw.
© 2008 to present Angie Skelhorn
"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare." - Yoshida Kenko