As we step into the time of the year when the veils are thinning and the dead dance about, here are some tips on keeping hauntings away from your home and self.
*Place camphor cubes in strategic places where you've noticed ghostly energy.
*Fumigate your home with camphor.
*Plant rosemary bushes around the edges of your home.
*Keep fresh bay leaves around the home, replace them when they start to dry out.
*Put a bowl of peeled garlic, sea salt, and rosemary in the center of your home.
*Fumigate your home with bistort.
*Make an angelica root tea and sprinkle this around your home.
As always don't use any herbs or ingredients that you are allergic to.
Now that we are in the grip of Mercury Retrograde, I thought I would share the spell that I perform when I need a little help from the ravages of Mercury Rx. (Yes, I'm intentionally being dramatic here.)
For this spell you will need the following items:
Write on the glass of the candle the symbol for Mercury. Around the top of the glass write your name. Poke three holes in the top of the wax of the candle. Add the herbs and the oil.
While you go through this process speak out loud to Mercury/Hermes. Ask for his help and assistance during this period of Retrograde. Let him know that you are lighting this candle as an offering to him, so that he might grant you ease and flow.
Light the candle and burn it every day during the Mercury Retrograde period.
We can gather a lot of information from our dreams. When we are stuck, blocked, or need insight, asking for a dream to help can really shift trapped energy and bring greater awareness. The following spell can help you to open up more clearly to the dream realm and seek the answers you need.
For this dream spell you will be making a sachet to place under your pillow. You will need the following ingredients*:
*Small bag or pouch
*Dried or powdered cinnamon
*Small quartz crystal
With a mortar and pestle grind all of the herbs together until you have a mostly fine powder. Pour the herb powder into the small bag. Finally place the quartz in the bag. Hold the dream pouch in both of your hands and say the following:
"Dreams and clarity
come to me
Show me the wisdom
that I need
I am ready to receive
the power of my dream"
Place the dream pouch under the your pillow. As soon as you wake up (anytime in the night or first thing in the morning) write down what comes to you.
*NOTE: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients just simply leave them out of the sachet.
Horseshoes can be used in a lot of different types of spell workings. They are typically used to call in a specific kind of energy or hold onto a specific kind of energy. One of the traditional ways of using horseshoes in magick is to enhance sexual energy. For this specific horseshoe spell working you will need the following items:
*One used horseshoe
*9 blue beads
*9 gold beads
*Red silk thread
*Rose anointing oil
Put a knot in the thread and string on one of the beads. Follow this bead with another knot and then the alternative color bead. Repeat this process until all the beads are knotted on the string. As you go through this process focus your thoughts on increasing sexual energy. Wrap the string of beads around the horseshoe and then anoint the entire object with the rose anointing oil.
Hang the horseshoe above the inside of your bedroom door.
Magickal powders can be used to dress and bless objects to infuse them with specific magickal energy. Money Drawing Magickal Powders can be sprinkled on cash, check books, credit cards, business cards, the threshold of your business location, and anywhere you want to draw in money.
To make a Money Drawing Powder you will need to grind up the following herbs. It is best to use a hand grinder, like a mortar and pestle, so that you can focus on your goal for Money Drawing and success as you grind.
Grind up the following herbs into a fine powder:
*Cinnamon (use powder for ease)
*Cinquefoil (also known as Five Finger Grass)
*Nutmeg (grate the nut first and put the smaller pieces into the mix)
When you are done grinding, and you have a fine powder, breathe the breath of life into the mix. Tell the powder what its job is. Hold your hands over the powder and tone.
Use this powder where ever you feel called to bring in the MONEY!
Fast Luck Oil is a type of spell that is very popular in the Southern United States. It has origins in Hoodoo, but has spread in magickal worlds as an effective spell component for bringing in money and luck quickly. The oil can be used to anoint spell supplies, money, gambling tools, your hands, candles, and so much more. The following recipe will make a half an ounce of Fast Luck oil. Traditionally the oil should be red.
Here's the ingredients you will need to make Fast Luck Oil:
*Half ounce oil bottle
*Base oil - use something bland, like; jojoba, almond, or grapeseed
*Pinch of alkanet
*3 drops of cinnamon essential oil
*3 drops of wintergreen essential oil
*3 drop off vanilla essential oil
Put the pinch of alkanet in the bottle first. You will want a good amount in the bottom of your bottle. Then put the drops of essential oils directly on top of the alkanet. Shake this up a bit and as you do, the oil should start turning red. Use the base oil to fill up the rest of the bottle. Shake the bottle well focusing your thoughts and energy on good luck, success, and wealth.
This is the perfect time of the year to get your garden going. The things you plant in your yard (or in containers) can add magickal protection to those that live in your house. The following list of plants are excellent for a Healing and Health Protection Garden. Make sure you research the best methods for growing each of these plants as they all require different things for their health. Also, make sure that you aren't allergic to any plants before handling them.
Health Protection Garden Plants
You might also consider adding some of the following trees to your yard.
Health Protection Garden Trees
Add crystals, statues, and other yard décor that adds to the energy of healing, health, and protection. Don't forget to add a hammock or comfortable place for you to sit and absorb all the good energy of the plants in your space!
Sometimes we feel blocked and we don't know why. Having a little focus on breaking up any resistance can help things to move forward more smoothly (and quickly and easily). To perform this Road Opening Spell you will need the following items:
-One Orange Glass Encased Candle
-Sharpie or Other Pen That will Write on Glass
-Road Opening Oil
-One Quartz Crystal (no bigger than your palm)
-White Copal Resin
-Fire Safe Container
-Charcoal Incense Burner
-One Large Sheet
Anoint the orange candle with the Road Opening oil, by poking seven holes in the top of the wax and putting in a few drops. Write your name and birthdate on the glass with the words "All Roads Are Open To Me". Place this on an altar space with the quartz crystal in front of it. Visualize standing in a crossroad with all the roads around you open and clear. When this feels strong and sturdy in your mind, light the candle.
While the candle is burning set up a space, ideally outdoors when you can perform a cleansing. In the fire safe container, light the charcoal and put the white copal resin on top of it. Place the container under a chair and sit down on the chair with the large sheet wrapped around you and the chair. Keep your face out of the sheet. Be very aware of keeping things fire safe throughout this process.
Allow the sheet to fill up with smoke and as it does contemplate the real, imagined, or potential blocks that are in your way. When you feel ready (and after at least ten minutes) quickly stand up, opening the sheet and allowing the smoke to clear out the road blocks.
Go back to your altar, with the lit candle, and say; "All Roads Are Open To Me".
Staying fire safe, let the candle burn all the way down and when it is finished, carry the crystal with you to keep all the road open and clear for you.
Angel Water as a magickal ingredient, traditionally refers to waters of the River Jordan. Angel Water has been included as an ingredient in beauty spells, love spells, spells for increasing the libido, and as a "remedy" for skin afflictions. Although using water from the River Jordan is NOT suggested for any of these things, the one thing that is consistent is that Angel Water must include myrtle.
Here is what you will need to make Angel Water:
-Neroli essential oil
-Rose essential oil
Use the myrtle hydrosol as a base and add in drops of neroli and rose essential oils until the hydrosol has a scent that you like.
The water can be added to a bath, sprayed in a room where you want to shift the energy, added into love potions, or even used for cleansing and calming energy shifts.
When you want a boost in your luck and to focus on success, here is a spell to help you out.
For this spell you will need:
-Ten of Diamonds from a deck of playing cards
-Van Van Oil
-Red Pilar Candle
-Small Green Bag
Write your goal on the Ten of Diamonds. Carve your name and birthdate on the candle. Place the candle on top of the playing card and light it. While the candle burns focus on your goal. When it is finished burning, put the remaining wax, the Ten of Diamonds, and a sprinkle of magnetic sand in the green bag. Wear the bag on your person until your goal manifests. At least once a week anoint the bag with Van Van Oil.
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