In numerology, the number one indicates new beginnings. As the 11th month, November is even more powerful thanks to the double presence of one. Here’s how to wipe the slate clean
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1 PUT YOUR FAITH IN CRYSTALS Many crystals help guide you on a new path. Tiger’s eye helps boost your confidence while amazonite helps you make positive life decisions. The lunar crystal moonstone has been used for centuries for new beginnings. 2 DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE It’s difficult to move forward without first clearing your physical space.
Have that car boot sale you’ve always thought about. Tidy your wardrobe. That done, it’s time to clear out your inner clutter. Where possible, simplify your life, focussing on flushing fears and anxieties. This cleansing releases energy blockages. 3 EMBRACE THE COLOUR GREEN It represents vitality, rebirth and good health. It’s also the colour of the heart chakra. Wear green to channel the energy of this chakra and it should help you to feel revitalised and renewed. 4 CHANNEL THE POWER OF THE BUTTERFLY This symbol of rebirth reminds us that we all need to go through many growth experiences in life before we can reach our true potential and find inner peace. As you make your new start, think what a butterfly goes through to become such a beautiful creature. You can do the same. 5 PRACTICE MEDITATION Meditation teaches you to spot when your mind has become distracted by unhelpful thoughts or details. It offers the opportunity to reconnect with the present to create a fresh start on which to build. As you meditate, focus on each breath in and out. 6 CALL UPON GAZARDIEL Gazardiel is the angel of new beginnings as well as being the angel of the east. He will help set you on the right path and deepen your understanding of why things happen. To connect with Gazardiel, face the east, ideally as the sun rises. Ask him to illuminate your way and clarity will soon come. 7 PLANT A BIRCH TREE In Celtic symbolism, this tree signifies new beginnings. Its branches were also said to drive out the spirit of the old year. The birch adapts quickly to new environments and can sustain harsh conditions to thrive. It is a powerful metaphor for renewal.