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In our December Ritual Report, we've highlighted meaningful astrological dates that help you align with the natural cycles of Earth, significant days to celebrate and reflect with cacao, and notable historical events. This offers you a mix of cosmic and grounded cacao rituals.

In addition, we recommend specific cacaos to support your intentions on these special days. 

Each day is an opportunity to go deeper with your ceremony by dedicating more time, planning a more involved ritual, perhaps increasing your cacao dose, or planning ahead for a (virtual) group ritual with friends, loved ones, and the larger community.

How will you make your rituals authentic to you this month?

Let us know! We look forward to hearing from you.

December Ritual Report 

  • Sat. December 4th | New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
  • Fri. December 10th | Human Rights Day 
  • Mon. December 13th | Mars Enters Sagittarius 12/13/21-1/24/22

Saturday, December 4th | New Moon Solar Eclipse In Sagittarius 

New moons are typically a time for planting new seeds; however, this moon is coupled with a powerful total eclipse in the fiery sign of Sagittarius. Eclipses bring a lot of change and movement, so many well-versed astrologers suggest that eclipses are best spent in reflection rather than action. This is a significant date as this New moon represents the closing of a cycle that began for all of us back in May of 2020 during the Sagittarius/Gemini Eclipse axis. For this day, we recommend pure cacao like Glowing Guatemala to help bring us into a more meditative and relaxed state of mind. 

Take a moment with your cup of cacao and as you sip, reflect on the past year and a half with the following journal prompts: 

  • How have you been asked to grow and change since May of 2020?
  • What unexpected changes in the past year and a half have led to blessings in your life? 
  • What wisdom have you recruited from this eclipse cycle, and how can you implement it into your daily life now? 

Wishing you many New Moon Blessings! 

Friday, December 10th | Human Rights Day 

This day celebrates the day on which The United Nations General assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a milestone achievement after the assembly spent three years working towards affirming these human rights to prevent future atrocities after WWII. In essence, this document carries the medicine humanity most needs—being treated with love, dignity, respect, and most importantly, as an equal human being. Our Thriving Tanzania Cacao can be the perfect accompaniment for this day with its uplifting energy to encourage taking action for the benefit of all. Tune into what it means to be human, and reflect on how you can uplift others around you and become an ally to the communities and people that have been most marginalized; BIPOC, LGBTQI, migrants, and people with disabilities, among others. 

Cacao is the medicine of the heart, so working with cacao also comes with being an advocate for all of humanity. 

"Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free." - 14th Dalai Lama

Monday December 13th | Mars Enters Sagittarius 12/13/21-1/24/22

Mars is the planet of action, fire, passion, and our DRIVE, while Sagittarius rules similar themes, along with adventure, exploration, and optimism. Inspired by this planetary transit, we can begin to pay attention to how our dreams guide our actions and be wary not to become reactive to what is presented to us in our day-to-day lives. Mars will be stepping in to help us move past perceived limitations to begin to expand our horizons and move into new possibilities. So look to Oaxacan Spice to support in stoking that inner fire within and allow yourself to dream of all the possibilities that could be in the coming year! 

As always, let us know how we can support your cacao journey. We'd love to hear from you! Reply to this email, reach out on social media, or click on the bottom-left-hand corner of our website for help.

With Love, Gratitude, & Cacao,

Jonas & The Ora Cacao Family

December Cacao Suggestions

Glowing Guatemala 100% Pure Ceremonial Cacao

Thriving Tanzania 100% Pure Ceremonial Cacao

Oaxacan Spice Enhanced 100% Ceremonial Cacao

 

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