Lightcasting Day!

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Photos by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.


Today, Monday the 26th of January 2009, is one of the most powerful days in the astrological calendar when it comes to manifesting your vision. It’s the day of the new moon, & as well as super vibrations from Jupiter, the planet of good luck & fortune, & Venus, the planet of love & creativity, we’re also experiencing a partial solar eclipse. Woo! All of this adds up to make it a bumper day for sending lots of energy in the direction of whatever we want!

So, how do you lightcast? It’s pretty simple — all you’re doing is putting a concerted effort towards thinking about what it is you really want in the next little while. Let’s say the next six months. Remember that Mercury is still retrograde (though it ends on Sunday!), so it’s an ideal time to look back & use our knowledge of the past to help us move forward & work out what we want in the future.

The basic lightcasting formula is to sit down somewhere undisturbed, engage all your senses & just visualise what you want for as long as you can, then let it go. Detach. Don’t think about it any more. Don’t worry about it not coming to you — think of it as ordering a meal in a good restaurant. You tell the waiter what you want, then just wait, always knowing it is on its way, & in the meantime, you talk to your friends, check your phone, observe the scene & enjoy the present moment. This is the crux of manifesting; you just gotta believe that it’s coming & stop looking for “proof”. Just know.

…But if you’re up with the play when it comes to visualising & manifesting, you already know that you can do it anywhere, whatever the occasion. You don’t have to sit down cross-legged with a flower in your mouth, trying to balance a crystal on your head while visualising spinning each chakra simultaneously. There are no rules, just do what feels good to you. You can visualise while you’re spinning a hula hoop around your body, while you’re doing the gardening, while you’re walking to work. All you really need to do is make some time to focus on what you want, while at the same time experiencing the feelings you’ll have when you get what you want, like exquisite joy, bliss, happiness, etc. The more you think about what it is you want, the more these feelings should build up inside you, so that you feel like you might burst. Allow yourself to let these feelings wash over you in an awesome wave. (Some people like to do a little dance while they visualise, & regardless of how ridiculous you might think you look, it works!)

So set some time aside today to do this. Do it for as long as you can; I think about 10 or 15 minutes is ideal. Turn off your phone & shut your door, but if someone interrupts you, don’t sweat it. You don’t have to be perfect in order for this to work — just go back to it. When you feel like you’ve done enough, stop. That’s it. Pretty simple!

Based on the current planetary movements, you might like to focus on the following things…

Aquarius: New persona or ego. Who & how do you want to be & behave?
Pisces: New reality. Think about what isn’t working for you, ’cause it’s time to clear your life out.
Aries You & your position in society. Do you want to be famous, powerful, have a different circle of friends?
Taurus: Career & legacy. Visualise all the nitty-gritty details of your ideal vocation, right down to the engraved stationery & business-card holder.
Gemini: New belief structure. Open up the way you think about things, & expand your awareness!
Cancer: Trust. Do you trust the wrong people? Do you trust yourself?
Leo: Long-term relationships. How do you relate to other people & how do you relate to yourself?
Virgo: Lifestyle. How can you alter your lifestyle to have it support the things you want? Visualise your ideal lifestyle to help bring it to you.
Libra: Personal dreams. Tell me what you want, what you really really want!
Scorpio: New foundations. It’s time to build a solid base, & think about how you want to do that.
Sagittarius: Attitude. Enough of being negative, getting stuck in unhealthy loops, & putting yourself down!
Capricorn: Self-esteem. Do you really love yourself, huh, huh? Do you believe you can make money doing what you love? Get on it, baby!

I have to give major credit to Christopher Witecki from SoulGarden, ’cause all this info came from him. He is great, I have learned so much from him; I think “lightcast” is even a word he came up with! You can get way, way more information on today from his horoscopes — here are today’s forecasts for Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius & Capricorn.

P.S. It’s also Chinese New Year! AMAZING! According to Chinese superstitions, the way today goes will set the tone for the rest of the year, so make it a good one! Wear something red, too — it’s lucky. I might wear red lipstick. Yay! Happy Year of the Ox! (More info on that coming soon!)

P.P.S. If anyone has any good suggestions for resources to learn more about astrology — books or websites or whatever — let me know! I think it’s my new “thing”!