This Full Moon will be in Cancer at 0*, the 2nd of a series of 5 full moons at the start of the sign. A time of completion, this ceremony will assist you with the inward cycle of winter & utilize this reset point of renewal with a clear intention of where you want to plant your seeds and where you want to direct your energy for the coming year! It is a time fertile with creative potential where you can create a new life for yourself.
Bring with you the prayers & offerings for the despacho that you would like to include. More information below.
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DESPACHO CEREMONY DESCRIPTION:
A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering. For hundreds of years, the Laika (high shamans or wisdomkeepers of the Q’ero lineage of Peru) have used the despacho ceremony for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, as an expression of gratitude, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, or when there is a specific request of the spirit world.
Similar to a mandala or sacred creation, the despacho holds symbolic elements and the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room raises. The despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing. Suggested offerings include sugar and sweets, corn and/or other grains, coca leaves (or whatever herbs or small leaves are readily available), flowers, incense, paper (or “play”) money, salt, feathers, beans, colorful yarn, and any other item that is significant to the occasion.