Saturnalia was an ancient Pagan festival held from December 17-25. It was celebrated to honour the God of the harvest and agriculture-Saturn. Ancient Romans believed that Winter was caused by the Sun losing its power due to a battle with the God of the Dead- Pluto. In order to bring back the harvest, various rituals and sacrifices would be performed to appease the Sun God.
We can incorporate modern day Saturnalia themes in our modern magickal practices. An easy way to do this would be to create a Saturnalia crystal grid. Crystal Grids are vortices of energy created using healing crystals for the purpose of manifestation. The choice of crystals and their placements will ensure that their energies are properly utilized.
Saturn may have been the planet of agriculture to the ancient pagans, but in modern day Astrology, Saturn is the planet of responsibility, effort, structure, and karma. We can harness Saturn’s energies during Saturnalia to help us manifest our goals. It will be even more potent this year as Saturn will be changing signs from Sagittarius where it has been for 2.5 years, to Capricorn until 2020, which is its natural ruler. Saturn’s manifesting abilities will be extra strong and powerful which is why this year, Saturnalia will be very special.
How to Make Your Crystal Grid
The size of your crystal grid does not matter.
What you will need:
6 pieces of Brown Agate or Turitella Agate
6 pieces of Smoky Quartz
1 piece of Sunstone
Perform this ritual on a Saturday night.
Find a quiet spot where you will be assembling your crystal grid. You can google crystal grid templates or sacred geometry for inspiration.
Ensure that your crystals have been cleansed. I would recommend rubbing sea salt on them as Salt is ruled by Saturn.
Take a deep breath in and think of what you would like to manifest. Please focus on just 1 thing.
Pick up your first piece of brown agate and say the following words
“Lord Saturn, I consecrate this crystal to bring forth _____________ into my life.”
Place the crystal down onto your gird.
Continue picking up all of your crystals one by one, (leaving Sunstone last) repeating the above words.
When you reach your piece of Sunstone, say the following words:
“I call upon the Sun to infuse my life with ___________________. I honour you Oh practical Sun! Shine your light on what needs to be done!”
Place the piece of Sunstone in the centre of your crystal grid.
Your Saturnalia crystal grid is complete.
Disassemble it after December 25th.