This winter ritual can work in the snow, but if you’re in a sunny climate like Southern California, you can practice it just as easily. Gather some stones– at least twelve, to arrange in a spiral– a candle, and matches or a lighter.
With the stones gathered, hold your hand, palm down, over the stones, and ask the universe for a blessing as your life unfolds.
Starting from the inside of the spiral and working outward, place each stone with intention, imbuing it positive energy for your journey.
Place the candle at the center of the spiral. Light the candle and ask for guidance, protection, inspiration, strength– whatever you feel would help you the most right now.
Sit with your spiral and candle and feel the energy and power you’ve created.
You can return to your spiral again and again throughout the year and kindle other magic flames and positive intentions.
Excerpt from Hag Stone Journal Issue 21: Let It Snow