Asperging is the practice of sprinkling liquids upon a person or thing to spiritually cleanse it. You might also (gently) smack a person's body with herbs that have been dipped in cleansing liquids as an asperging. This type of cleansing offers some of the same benefits as a smoke cleanse.
Different herbs and waters have different cleansing properties, but here are a few to get you started.
And so much more......what are your favorites?
A Rose of Jericho has many magickal uses. It can be used in prosperity spells, abundance work, calling in love, blessings, cleansing, protection, and tranquility. Not only does the actual rose contain these magickal properties, but you can also make a blessed water to use any time you need an extra boost of magick.
You will need: a Rose of Jericho, a jar, and water
Draw the rune Fehu on the lid of your jar and save it for later.
Take a dried Rose of Jericho plant and place it in a bowl of water. The plant will "resurrect". The water will need to be changed regularly, but don't throw out the old water. Instead, save up that water as blessed water.
Pour the water into your jar. You can add a bit of alcohol to help it last longer.
Full moons are an excellent time to ask for divinatory dreams, but sometimes dreaming can be a challenge. A pre-bedtime bath can help to jump start dreams and bring forth the magick.
For this bath you will need:
2 cups of mugwort tea*
4 dried bay leaves*
2 cups Epsom Salt
Draw a warm bath and add in all of the items. Light some candles, play some soft music and let yourself relax. After your bath immediately go to bed. Keep a journal nearby in case you wake up and need to write down any dreams you remember.
*DO NOT USE any ingredients if you are allergic or uncertain of any allergic reaction.
Blessing Oil can be used for healing, protection, and for calling in general positive energy. The oil can be used to anoint candles, magickal charms or objects, and even yourself. (Just make sure you aren't allergic to any of the ingredients, if you don't know, it's better to not use it.)
You will need a base oil of Olive, Jojoba, or Grapeseed. You will also need frankincense resin, benzoin incense, and kosher salt.
Get a small glass container and fill it almost full. Grind up three large chunks of each of the resins until they are a fine powder and add this powder to the oil. Finally add a liberal pinch of kosher salt.
Close the lid of the jar.
Shake the oil while speaking your prayers out loud. It is best to speak from the heart, but if you struggle with what to say try this:
I charge this oil for blessing and peace
I charge this oil for blessing and healing
I charge this oil for blessing and protection
By the power of three times three
As I will it, so mote it be!
Use this oil to bring blessings!
When you are in a situation where you are stuck, emotionally blocked, or feel overloaded work this spell to help clear the way. This spell is best performed at the ocean or a river. A place with living waters. Collect a bowl of living water and find a place where you can be along and undisturbed. Cry into the bowl collecting your tears and letting them mix with the living water. When you can't cry any more take the bowl of water back to the ocean or river and pour it out, releasing your blocks along with it. If you find yourself challenged to cry, let yourself emote in other ways, scream, moan, whine, get it out.
This spell is best done with you have a specific amount of money that you need to manifest. You will need the following supplies:
-One small piece of paper
-Potted plant; a plant that is easy to grow is best
-A pinch of pyrite dust
-Pen with green or yellow ink
Using the green or yellow pen, write down the specific amount of money that you need on the piece of paper. Drop a single drop of basil oil on the paper and sprinkle the pyrite dust. Fold the paper towards yourself two times. Bury it in the bottom of the potted plant.
The completed spell should be hidden inside your home, where no one will find it or see it. You will need the following items:
-Dragon's Blood Resin that has been smashed into powder
-Teaspoon of Salt
-Teaspoon of Sugar
-Small Box no bigger than a matchbox
-Purple ink pen
Mix the resin, salt, sugar in a cauldron. Stir the ingredients in a clockwise motion. When you feel complete in this process, draw a pentacle over the top of the cauldron.
Using the purple pen draw any signs, symbols, or sigils on the white envelope that represent protection for you. Perhaps a pentacle or the rune Algiz.
Pour the powder into the box and place the box into the envelope. Before sealing the envelope whisper into the envelope what you want this magickal object to do for you. Hide it well.
As we step deeper into spring why not perform a spring cleansing. For this spell you will be creating a broom, but it will only be used for the ritual and then released. You will need to be creative with the herbs that you use. It's best to use what you have access to in your own yard or neighborhood.
Collect a combination of the following herbs and plants: cedar, fennel, rosemary, hyssop, sage, bay, or anything else that you can easily access near you.
Find yourself a long stick. If you want to pay attention to the type of wood for magickal purposes this is totally great! But not required. Use what you have.
Tie the herbs and plants to one end of the stick.
Combine salt and water. Sprinkle this over the newly created cleansing broom.
Sweep your space, get the ground, the corners, and the ceiling. Don't leave any part of your space out!
When you are finished take the broom away from your home. You can disassemble it, releasing the pieces back to the wild. You can also release it into running water or bury it.
Pomanders are often seen during the winter holidays, but they have a long history of magick and healing spell work. For this spell you will need the following items:
-An orange or grapefruit
Hold the orange in your hand and whisper to it your goal, whether that is healing, protection, or immune building. Hold the cloves in your hand and do the same, telling the cloves your goal. Sprinkle the cinnamon out on a flat surface and draw any symbols or sigils into the powder.
Pierce the skin of the orange with the cloves. Each time state your intention out loud. You may want to create a design or symbol with the cloves or just fill up as much of the skin as you can. When you are finished roll the orange in the cinnamon, again, stating your intention out loud.
Finally wrap the orange in the red ribbon and hand it in a doorway or as close to your front door as possible.
For this spell you will need the following items:
-Knotgrass; also known as knotweed
-Van Van Oil
On the paper write a clear and concise description of your problem. Wrap the paper around some knotgrass. Fold the paper three times keeping the grass enclosed in the paper. Anoint the paper with Van Van Oil.
Burn the packet.
Pay close attention to your dreams, synchronicities, and messages over the coming week. Your answer will be close at hand.
Milk & Honey
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