Friends old and new, thanks for visiting us today for the 2nd edition of the Free Your Hair HAIROSCOPE.
I offer this series to all as an ever-changing and morphing guide for Hair-Centered Radical Self Care, Ritual and Beauty in honor and tribute to each sign as they enter into their place in the Sun Rotation.
With this Hairoscope, we hope to inspire each sign of the zodiac to take some extra time on their birthday month to really love on and care for themselves. Every month, we will pull a card to share from The Moon Deck to inspire your monthly self-care ritual. With the sage advice of The Moon Deck, we will adapt our monthly mantras to bless and honor our own hair. We invite you to share these monthly Hairoscopes with your friends who are of that month’s astrological sign and help them take some time for self love!
For this series, I worked with artist Madison McClain to create our women of the horoscope, and with intuitive writer and healer Aarona Ganesan, co-creator of The Moon Deck, which is the Tarot Deck I use daily to inspire my own personal self-care rituals.
This month, we honor the Aquarians
Moon Deck Ritual:
(Words and Rituals adapted from the Moon Deck Guidebook, changed slightly to speak specifically to our hair.)
Hair Brush Mantra:
Forgiveness is potent medicine and one of our most important spiritual practices we can cultivate. When we forgive, we allow our lives to move forwards with more ease.
Deep challenges and past hurts may hold your greatest gifts and be the doorways to incredible insight, growth, and compassion. When you forgive yourself or others, you say YES to life and open up to something more aligned.
Although we may want the other to apologize first, we can’t control one another. By saying ‘no’ to the harboring of negativity and suffering, we take full responsibility for how we feel, clean up disharmony within ourselves, and allow love and acceptance to prevail.
Surrender control, let go of blame, and receive the underlying teaching. You are ready to take the first step. Bring love into your own being this very moment.
Here is Your Hair Mantra for this month….
‘I Forgive and Let Go with Loving Ease ‘
Take 5 minutes today to brush this mantra into your hair, repeating it to yourself with every stroke. Be in a comfortable, calm place without distraction. Close your eyes and breath, centering your body as you brush. If you are not a regular hair brusher, here is why we think you should try it, and here is where to get yourself a beautiful hair brush to work into your hair care ritual. If you are more of the combing type, consider a wooden wide toothed comb or your own fingers for a relaxing scalp massage.
Amethyst is a crystal which is associated with inner peace and healing grief, while tiny delicate Lavender flowers are used to bring calmness and comfort to the body and soul. This month, to aid in our time of bringing the intention of Forgiveness, prepare a bath to soak your hair and body steeped in the subtle magic of your purple allies.
The effect of your healing bath will be both subtly powerful, especially following up a hair brush session, complete with this month’s mantra.
-Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of fresh or dried lavender flowers into a hot bath. I recommend the flowers over essential oil because they are the true and unadulterated expression of the plant and more suitable to provide their healing abilities to our true and unadulterated selves.
-Light a few candles and turn the lights down in the bathroom.
-Hold a small amethyst in each hand as you soak, submerging yourself as much as you feel comfortable. Recite your mantra a few more times, feeling the weight of the stones in each hand, and inhaling the intoxicating scent of lavender. Feel the grief of years of holding grudges against ourselves and humanity soften and slough away.
-Close your eyes and imagine the color purple. Soft, balanced, and deep, free.
My Dream Hair, FYI.
It is all too easy to compare our hair to other people’s hair, and wish we had something different than what we were born with. Many of us have spent plenty of time and energy trying to beat our own hair into submission, frustrated by our flaws held against a standard of ‘beauty.’
Many of us have hair FOMO, which is the Fear Of Missing Out of the experience of having thick hair when our hair is naturally thin. And this can cause us to get stuck in wishing we had something we don’t have, and miss out on an opportunity to really take advantage of what we DO have and make it work for us.
This month, my advice to you Water Bearers is to forgive yourself for all the times that you took your own unique hair for granted, and stop holding yourself back from doing something totally new and unique with your ‘do.
This new year is the perfect time to do something you have always wanted to do with your hair, having freed yourself of hair guilt and forgiven yourself of hair hang ups.
Go ahead. Get that bob. Cut some curly bangs. Shit, shave your head.Try a new color or wear your hair totally natural to work one day. Rock it proudly, and move into your next year with your hair held high, having shed the heavy energetic burden of hair FOMO. Love what you’ve got.
Moon Phases in Aquarius:
The New Moon and Full Moon are the most potent times for setting new intentions for healthy habits and relationships and creating rituals that are potent in their action. I highly recommend this months ritual bath be done around both the 27th of January to observe the New Moon, setting an intention of what you are ready to let go of in your life/in your hair/in your relationship to yourself in physical and spiritual form, and around February 10th to observe the Full Moon, setting intention for what you are ready to bring in to your life. What do you want to manifest? Now is the time.
And how do you set an intention? for those who haven’t practiced it……Speak a little prayer to yourself. Honor it with the ritual of preparing a bath steeped in herbs and infused with the magic of yourself and body. Hold the prayer in your heart as you practice self love. Make it so!
Please check out The Moon Deck for more musings. Aquarius babes, may we suggest you get your own deck as a birthday gift to yourself and make a vow to love yourself and your hair more in this coming year.
What would you like to see woven into our monthly Hairoscope? I would love to hear your feedback! We are excited to watch this series grow and change with your input.
xo, HTHG and The Moon Deck