The darkness of winter blankets the northern hemisphere, on January 6th, the radiant celebration of Epiphany.
Epiphany: The Bright One
Epiphany, derived from the Greek "epiphaneia" meaning manifestation, is a radiant moment of illumination. Celebrating the visit of the Three Wise Magi, who brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Epiphany transcends its historical roots, inviting us to recognise the extraordinary within the ordinary. It beckons us to embark on a quest for the "bright one" within ourselves—a journey of inner discovery, wisdom, and revelation. How could the story have unfolded if it was Three Wise Women on such a starry night?
Three Wise Women (Magas)
Picture this: The journey of the Three Wise Magi transformed into a trio of wise women, Magas, each carrying not just gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh but also the ancient wisdom of the Sacred Feminine.
The first Maga, a beacon of intuition, carries the gift of insight. Her eyes sparkle with the knowledge of the heart, and she brings the magic of understanding, encouraging us to trust our inner guidance and embrace the path of self-discovery.
The second Maga, a weaver of dreams, presents the gift of creativity. With her hands adorned in the threads of possibility, she invites us to dream boldly, to manifest our desires, and to tap into the boundless power of imagination that resides within us all.
The third Maga, a guardian of healing energies, offers the gift of compassion. Her presence radiates warmth and understanding as she encourages us to be gentle with ourselves and others, reminding us that we find the true essence of magic in kindness.
As the Wise Women, journey under the starlit sky, they bring tangible treasures and intangible gifts that speak to the core of our being. Their message echoes through the ages, inviting us to embrace the Feminine Magic within, trust our wisdom, dream limitlessly, and approach life with a compassionate heart.
Ritual of the Wise Women
Honouring the Magas and Women's Mysteries on Epiphany
Step into the sacred circle of winter's embrace as we embark on a ritual to honour the wisdom of the Three Wise Women, or Magas, and delve into the mysteries of womanhood. On this Twelfth Night, let us weave a tapestry of magic, intuition, and feminine power to illuminate our path through the remaining days of winter.
Setting the Sacred Space:
- Find a quiet space where you can create a sacred circle. Arrange candles, crystals, and symbols of feminine energy to represent the presence of the Magas.
- Create an altar centrepiece with elements such as dried herbs, flowers, and symbols of intuition and magic. Place three candles to represent the Wise Women.
Invocation for the Three Wise Women Ritual on Epiphany
Spirits of the Three Wise Women,
Mystic Magas of intuition, creativity, and healing,
On this sacred night, beneath the winter's canopy,
We call upon your luminous presence.
First Maga of Intuition:
With eyes that see beyond the veil,
We invoke your wisdom, oh Maga of intuition.
Guide us through the realms of insight,
As we journey within to seek the truth.
(Light of the first candle)
I call upon the Maga of Intuition.
Bless us with clarity, open our inner sight,
As we navigate the paths of knowing,
Illuminate our hearts with your radiant light.
Second Maga of Creativity:
Oh, Maga of inspiration, whose hands weave dreams,
We summon your artistic essence on this sacred night.
Bless us with the creative fire,
As we dance with the muses and bring visions to life.
(Light the second candle)
I call upon the Maga of Creativity.
Ignite the flame of inspiration within,
Guide our hands and minds in the dance of creation,
Let the energy of creativity flow, a river unbridled.
Third Maga of Healing:
Healer Maga, with hands that hold the balm,
We invoke your soothing touch and compassionate heart.
Bring forth your gentle energies of restoration,
As we embrace the power of healing, within and without.
(Light the third candle)
I call upon the Maga of Healing.
Wrap us in the tendrils of your comforting energy,
Guide us to release and mend, to heal and renew,
Let your compassionate light wash over us.
- Begin by grounding yourself. Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and connect with the earth's energy beneath you.
- By the light a candle, invoking the energy of the first Maga. Speak words of gratitude for intuition, insight, and the magic within.
- Move to the second candle, symbolising the second Maga. Surround yourself with symbols of creativity—art supplies, a journal, or even musical instruments.
- Engage in a creative expression, allowing the energy of inspiration to flow.
Healing and Compassion:
- Approach the third candle, embodying the third Maga. In the glow of the third candle, focus on healing energies.
- Consider self-care practices, such as a daily yoga practice, meditation, face yoga, a soothing bath, or journaling to release and heal.
Women's Mysteries Reflection:
- Enter a contemplative space. Reflect on the mysteries of womanhood—your connection to cycles, intuition, and the ancient wisdom that resides within.
- Consider journaling or sharing thoughts within the sacred space.
- Return to the centre of your circle. Thank each Maga for her unique gifts—intuition, creativity, and healing. Express gratitude for the mysteries of womanhood.
As the embers of this sacred circle burn bright,
We thank the Wise Women for their presence tonight.
May their wisdom linger in our hearts,
As we move through winter's tapestry, guided by their arts.
So mote it be!
- Extinguish the candles in reverse order, thanking each Maga as you go. Close the circle, grounding yourself once more.
Prompt for Intuition (First Maga):
In the gentle glow of the intuitive flame, reflect upon moments when your inner knowing guided you. Describe an experience where your intuition played a crucial role.
- How did it feel?
- What insights did you gain?
- Consider how you can further cultivate and trust your intuitive wisdom moving forward.
2. Prompt for Creativity (Second Maga):
With the vibrant energy of creativity, explore the canvas of your imagination. Recall a time when you felt deeply inspired and engaged in a creative endeavour.
- What sparked this inspiration?
- How did it manifest in your creations?
- Delve into your current creative pursuits, or consider exploring a new avenue.
- What visions are waiting to be brought to life through your hands?
3. Prompt for Healing (Third Maga):
Under the gentle candlelight of healing, turn your focus inward. Reflect on aspects of your life that may require physical, emotional, or spiritual healing.
- What practices or rituals bring you comfort and renewal?
- Consider the gentle touch of self-compassion and explore how you can extend healing energies to yourself.
- What intentions for self-care and well-being will you carry with you through the remaining days of winter?
Three Maga Affirmations
Three affirmations inspired by the energies of the Three Wise Women (Magas) to infuse your daily life with their wisdom:
1. Affirmation for Intuition (First Maga):
"I trust the whispers of my inner knowing. With each breath, I embrace the guidance of my intuition. I am attuned to the subtle messages of my heart, and I move forward with confidence, knowing that the path unfolds before me."
2. Affirmation for Creativity (Second Maga):
"My creativity flows boundlessly, a river of inspiration and expression. I am a vessel for the muses, and I welcome the beauty of creation into my life. Every idea is a seed planted, ready to bloom into the magnificent tapestry of my unique artistic journey."
3. Affirmation for Healing (Third Maga):
"I am a vessel of healing light and compassion. With each breath, I release what no longer serves me, making space for renewal and restoration. I am gentle with myself, embracing the healing energies that flow through me. Every moment is an opportunity for growth and healing."
Repeat these affirmations daily, allowing the energies of the Magas to guide you on your journey of intuition, creativity, and healing. May these affirmations empower and uplift you in your daily life!
As you conclude this ritual on Twelfth Night, feel the energy of the Magas and the mysteries of womanhood resonate within you. Carry this wisdom forward through the remaining days of winter, embracing the feminine's intuitive, creative, and healing aspects.
If this ignites your curiosity and would like to journey deeper Wild Woman Wheel of The Year is available.
I look forward to reading your insights in the comments below.