Friday, January 19, 2018

A Spell to Draw Love

With Valentine's Day coming up, our thoughts turn more toward love. If you’re in a relationship, you want to find the perfect way to celebrate. If you’re not, you may want to find one. Our next few spells will focus on love, and on drawing the right kind of love to you.

Often, we get an idea in our head of a specific person we want, even though we know that person may not be the best choice. It happens to all of us, and it’s hard to let go of that much control, but if we can, we can find the love that's right for us. Naturally, what makes a love the “right” love is going to be different for everyone, so part of this spell involves thinking about what we want.

Spend some meditation time deciding what that “right” love looks like to you. To me, intelligence, a sense of humor, and things along that line are more important than physical appearance, but we each walk our own path. During your meditations, prior to casting this spell, focus on what is truly important to you, and listen to what your inner voice and the universe tell you.

You will Need:

Paper and Pen

Set up your altar or sacred space. You can make it as formal or informal as you choose. Whether you meditate in your circle while casting your spell, or beforehand, when you’re done, write down what you are looking for in that “right” love. You also need to open yourself up to possibilities. The universe can only send what you’re willing to accept.

Once your space is set up, anoint your candles with the Apple Blossom oil. As you light the pink candle, say the following:

Elements four, I call on thee
Send the love that’s meant for me
Earth, water, fire, and air
Bring a heart who’s kind and fair

As you light the red candle, say the following:

Energy of all, I call on thee
Send the love that’s meant to be
One of many, one of few
Bring a heart who’s loyal and true

Blend your herbs in your bowl or cauldron. Place the paper that contains your list of desired attributes in your bowl with your herbs, and use your white candle to light your herbs as you say the following:

God and Goddess, I call on thee
Send the love that’s meant to be
Lord and Lady bless this work
Bring a heart who’s not a jerk

Close with a simple

As my will, so mote it be!

It’s always good to take at least a few minutes to meditate during your casting, but it’s not always possible, so if you don’t have time for the meditation, or after your meditation, just release the energy of your spell to the universe.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Letting Go and Saying Goodbye

A friend of mine passed away recently, and at times like this, I know many people, myself included, who can’t help but think about all the good times that we’ve had with the person who passed, and we all find ways to send them our blessings and wish them well on their journey.

We all know those people who are just great guys, and you can’t say enough good things about them, and this man was one of those people. He was the father of four wonderful children who are no longer children, and grandfather to two who are children. He’s been a friend for more than 30 years, much as I hate to admit we’re that age, but he was smart and funny and kind. How do you say goodbye to someone like that? As a friend it’s hard enough, for his family, so much harder.

One way that I try to say this difficult goodbye is by sending blessings to those who have gone. This is my Spell/Blessing to say goodbye to those who have passed and to help them on their journey. Smudging is always first, for anything magical as far as I’m concerned, but this can be as simple as a lighted candle, or as complicated as you want to make it.

You will need:

Candle(s) White candles are usually my first choice, but you may choose another color for any number of reasons.(for a gathering, you can use any fire source large enough for the number of people.)

First, I smudge and light a candle. If I happen to be with other people, we use either a larger fire source or more candles.

If you’re with others, you can tell stories about the person, or if you’re alone, simply meditate. I’ve done both, and the effect is similar.

Write down what you liked/loved most about the person before you meditate or tell stories. Once you are done with the gathering, light the papers on fire and let them burn to ash. While doing this, say the following:

May the elements receive you
May your spirit fly free
May blessings follow you
Across the soulful sea

Reaching for the heavens
Becoming one with the all
Riding the elements
Seeing the truth of it all

Rise above, release all pain
Find your peace eternal
While in our hearts you remain
Blessed Be

Afterward either close your circle if you cast one, or end your ceremony. It’s always hard to say goodbye, especially to close friends and family. To me, this spell/blessing gives a sense of closure that is often not possible in our daily life. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Friday, November 17, 2017

A Spell for Love and Peace

We’re coming up on Thanksgiving, and the holidays are stressful times for a number of reasons, many of them involving family. Whether you have a good relationship with your family, a poor relationship with your family or no family at all, holidays can be trying. This week's spell will help with that.

What I like to do if I am hosting is prepare the house for the influx of energies by first, if possible, airing the house to let the stale energy out and bring in the fresh. I live in Texas, so it’s not uncommon to have all the doors and windows open in November and December, but then it can also snow the next day, so you never know. Then I smudge. I have a good relationship with my family, and, of course, with the friends who come, but I want the house to feel good, so sometimes I cast a peace and love spell.

This spell uses many of the same concepts behind the balance and harmony spell I told you about a few weeks back, but this one focuses more on love and peace since we generally spend holidays with those we care about in one way or the other. The better the space feels, the better those in it feel. If you’re not hosting, and you’re going to someone else’s home, you can use this spell to charge a stone or piece of jewelry to wear or carry.

You will need:

1 Blue Candle (choose the shade according to your goals)
Stone or piece of jewelry

You can include a stone or piece of jewelry in the spell and wear/carry it throughout the day as well as cleansing and brightening the energy in your home to bring peace and love.

Once you have aired and smudged, blend your oils or herbs in your bowl/cauldron. If you’re using oils, anoint your candles and your stone or jewelry with the oil. Set your talisman aside.

Light your white candle while saying

Peace and love enter here
Welcome all and have no fear

Light your blue candle while saying

Element of Water flow pure and free
Peaceful energies by my decree
As my will, so mote it be

Walk through your house with your candles. In each room walk through the room with your candles and repeat the above. When you have finished, place your candles on your altar. Hold your talisman over the candles and repeat the spell again. I try to hold it high enough simply to let the energies raised in the candle and throughout the house flow up to and infuse the talisman. It doesn’t have to be terribly close to the candles. You will then close your spell as you normally do. Keep your talisman with you when you need peace.

Friday, November 3, 2017

A Luck Spell for the New Year

I hope everyone had a wonderful Samhain. I know we did. We just had a small celebration here. We lit candles and honored those who have passed, and then I worked with my cards to seek insight for the New Year. This time of year, most of us will now turn to preparing for Yule and Christmas; however, this weekend, I will use the full moon to cast a luck/blessing spell for good fortune in the New Year.

It’s a little soon for the New Year on January 1, but whether you choose to celebrate the New Year now, or then, or both, a spell for good luck is always in order. This spell can be as complex or as simple as you like. You can set up altars for all the elements as well as your main altar, or you can simply use your sacred space. I often celebrate both, and I use this spell for both events. You can do it anytime around the New Year to bring luck to your New Year.

If you choose, you can use this for starting new projects, but I prefer to use something more personal to the project itself when I ask for luck for a project, and I save this for the New Year. If you cast this 
on a full moon, it will add power to your spell.

You will need:

Rose petals (dried)

Ground and center yourself as always. Anoint your candles with the oil. Ginger adds power and positivity to your spell and is also good if some of the things you want to attract are success and money.

Light your candles while saying

Blessed good luck flies my way
Sends all trouble far away
Brings good luck from far and near
Joyful luck surrounds me here.

Blend the herbs in your bowl/cauldron. Using your gold candle, light your herbs while saying

Lucky fortune flies my way,
Send success in bright array.
Happy chance comes to me,
As my will, so mote it be

Focus your will on visualizing a happy and prosperous New Year. Picture your desires coming into being. Maintain this focus as long as you can hold it purely and clearly. When you’re finished, let the energy dissipate and close your circle or release the elements if you have called them.

Friday, October 27, 2017

A Spell for Abundance

We’re coming up on the pagan New Year, and I don’t know about you, but I’m always good with having extra money. This week we have, so this week, here’s an abundance spell for you to add to your book of shadows if you wish. You can focus on money, love, creativity, or any area where you wish to have abundance

This spell comes in two parts. The original spell itself and the daily follow up that you can use to strengthen your spell if you choose. This spell doesn’t require a circle, just a sacred space.

You will need:

1 Green candle (Other color options are below if you prefer a different color or goal)
Bowl/cauldron/small plate
Silver Coin

If you want to sit for a minute to work on raising energy, by all means, do so. However, you will raise energy in other ways as well. You will raise energy when you carve your goal into the candle. If you are looking for a specific amount of money, carve that number. You may also carve abundance, money, wealth, or whatever term resonates best for you into the candle.
You will raise energy when you anoint the candle with the oil.  Both of these are simple ways that you can raise energy by blending your energy with that of the candle and boost the power of your spell.

Write your goal on your piece of paper. Anoint your coin and place it in your bowl/cauldron/plate.

Light your green candle and drip the wax onto your coin while saying:

Harvest is in and
Days grow short
Toil’s reward will
Money needs support

Repeat this three times while dripping wax on the coin. Cover both sides of the coin to bind your energy with the energy of the oil, the candle, and the coin.

Burn the paper, and close your spell with this:

Money freely flows to me
As my will, so mote it be

When the coin is covered and set. Place it in the spell bag, or any small bag you can carry with you.

To boost the strength of the spell, hold the coin in your hand at least once a day and repeat the closing of the spell:

Money freely flows to me
As my will, so mote it be

Candle colors:
Copper: Business success, passion, money, fertility, career growth
Gold: Luck, wealth, success, money, victory, enlightenment, career
Brown: Money, financial success
Green: Money, prosperity, abundance
Purple: Ambition

Money Drawing Oils: Bergamot, Strawberry, Grape, Heliotrope, Cinnamon