How have your cacao rituals been going so far this month?
If you haven’t gotten a chance to dedicate space and time to your personal practice in January, take a look at the rituals below for some inspiration and get tuned into your heart, body, and mind!
The end of this month really gives us a chance to move into new energy after a time of having to go within.
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 group ritual with friends, loved ones, and the larger community.
January Ritual Report Part 2
Wednesday, January 18th | Mercury Goes Direct in Capricorn
Did you feel like 2023 got off to a slow and kind of “off” start?
If so, it’s probably because Mercury, the planet of communication was retrograde since the end of last year, immersing us into the energy of slow movement.
Now that Mercury is going back into forward motion, we’ll have better energy to support our visions for the year - this along with the fact that Mars went direct on January 12th!
Vibrant Vitality will support you in feeling grounded, present, and strong while inspiring you to make bold moves and commitments to your dreams.
Begin your ritual by tuning into your breath and your body, as you sip your cacao with presence, allow your imagination to run free. Envision how you would like to see your dreams unfold this year.
How do you want to feel this year?
When you’re finished, grab your journal and take note of what you envisioned. If you’d like to take it a step further, write out an action plan that you can follow daily. Small steps every day make a bigger difference than one step every once in a while!
Friday, January 21st | New Moon In Aquarius
The Aquarius new moon comes in to bring us some much needed fresh energy. At its essence, this new moon holds the theme of new beginnings. It has the potential to bring clarity, inspiration, and a sense of freedom.
Since this is the first new moon with no planets in retrograde this year, there could be a big feeling of release, of shedding anything that feels heavy for our life moving forward.
Is there anything you feel you would like to shed to move forward this year?
Perhaps you just want to feel energetically refreshed.
What would you like your new beginning to look like, or feel like?
This bright and energizing cacao can facilitate inspiration and attune you to the higher wisdom that lives within you.
Tuesday, January 31st| National Hot Chocolate Day
Archaeological evidence suggests the cultivation of cacao and ritual use of cacao drink 3,900 years ago in Central America, and 5,300 years ago in Ecuador, the earliest known usage to date. This supports the genetic evidence that human cultivation of cacao and consumption as a drink first began in the Upper Amazon, and then spread north into its most culturally developed forms with the Olmec, Mayans, and Aztec.
Today, Tantric Rose Blossom enhanced cacao can act as a guide, helping us to open our hearts and cultivate a deep appreciation for the plant spirit of cacao as ancient civilizations once did.
As we give true gratitude to cacao, we can experience its profound healing potential and gain access to its deeper layers of healing.
By taking the time to express our gratitude and humility to this ancient plant teacher, we can unlock its many gifts and embrace its teachings.