New Year Ritual for Clarity & Alignment

New Year Ritual for Clarity & Alignment

by Andrea Pacini December 29, 2020

Rituals are a wonderful way to usher in new chapters and seasons as they merge our outside physical world with our inner spiritual world and serve as a tangible touchpoint which delineates the shift to a new timeline. I've been doing a variation of this ritual at the beginning of every year (which is also my birthday) for about 8 years now to help bring clarity and fresh focus to my most important goals and visions.
You'll need:
  •  a large bowl filled halfway with water
  • 4-12 de-stemmed blooms of your favorite flower(s), you can also use leaves, twigs, sea shells or anything else that resonates with you
  • your favorite essential oils
  • any additional crystals, candles, plant essences or herbs you'd like to work with.
  • For this ritual, I recommend using crystals that work in harmony with the energies of love, joy, gratitude, abundance, wisdom and creativity such as rose quartz, emerald, jade, carnelian, citrine, pink or green calcite, larimar and chrysocolla.
  • Notes: Roses are said to have the highest vibration of any flower. If working with candles, use white, green or pink or a mix of all three colors or any color that speaks most loudly to you. This is just a guide, feel free to tweak however you're called! Make sure any crystals you use are cleansed and activated (more information on how to do this here).


    • Find a comfortable seat on the ground on a yoga mat or cushion - either inside or outside. You may want to place a rolled blanket underneath your sits bones to help support you and keep your pelvic bowl and spine in alignment. Arrange your supplies as desired around your space with the bowl of water directly in front of you. You can scatter your crystals around your legs, tuck them into your shirt so they're resting by your heart or just keep them close on your mat.
    • Anoint your heart with your oils of choice - I my Love Letter blend for heart opening, orange for abundance, vanilla for sweetness, lime for love of life, juniper for openness, magnolia for its uplifting qualities, ylang ylang for playfulness, and rose, geranium and gardenia for love (mix your blend in a bottle with grapeseed, jojoba or fractionated coconut oil or just apply directly). Using your fingers or a cotton ball, apply the oil mix in a clockwise direction over your heart.
    • If working with candles, you can light them now - holding your intention for the New Year in your heart.
    • Take at least 5 deep, slow, clearing breaths - allowing each exhale to create space in the areas in which you observe tension being held. Savor the sensation of feeling grounded with every inhale and then expansive as each exhale lifts your heart and increases flow of your prana, or life force through the body. Feel free to close your eyes, or if you prefer not to - keep your gaze soft.
    • Call to mind three things you're grateful for - you can pause here in meditation with hands at heart center or just lovingly remember them. Let this fill you up so that the feeling of gratitude and abundance is spilling into every cell of your body.
    • Now call to mind your three favorite memories of the past year. Pause and reflect on these moments in vivid detail. Let these memories light up your heart! Find a gentle smile and notice that this smile brings a new lightness to your heart.
    • Call into your heart three things that you love about yourself and take this time to send yourself some sacred self-love and appreciation. Marinate in these feelings for as long as you'd like.
    • When you feel ready, place your first bloom into the water. As you place the flower, envision an experience, project, goal or vision you'd like to create or complete in 2021, paying special attention to how these experiences will feel, imagining them in as specific detail as possible. Try to hold the vision of each experience for at least 17 seconds.
    • With each bloom placed, concentrate on creating more of these beautiful, inspired, harmonious and love-filled moments through experiences and relationships that bring you closer to your highest self.
    • Extinguish the candle and close with an offering of gratitude for all that you've experienced and all that has led you to where you are now. Savor how far you've come!

What are you welcoming in 2021?

I'm wishing you a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!! To receive my recorded New Year Future Self meditation, subscribe to my email list or send me a DM on IG @SaltStarlight.

Andrea Pacini
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