Monday, October 19, 2020

Cutlery Spell

Bringing company to your home

If you have recently moved home, or have changed your situation in some way, your social diary may be emptier than usual. Of course, you could invite people to dinner or throw a party-but sometimes a little magic will generate a more spontaneous social flow. This spell ensures that friends and neighbors head toward your home, so be certain that you really want their company before you set about casting it! 

The symbol made by the crossed knife and fork in this spell signifies that there is always a place reserved at your table for guests. It also represents an X as marked on a map-a destination- sending out a message onto the magical web that X marks the spot where treasure can be found. The riches that your guests will find at the end of the trail is, hopefully, hospitality and good company. You will need to keep standby quantities of tea, coffee, and cookies at the ready.  

Cast this spell on a Thursday, the day of expansive and hospitable Jupiter, and on a waxing moon, to attract company.

What you need...

  • One pink candle. approximately 6 inches / 15 cm in length, placed in a secure holder. 
  • Matches or a lighter 
  • One eggcup containing salt 
  • One eggcup containing virgin olive oil 
  • One eggcup containing water. 
  • One fresh, uncut loaf of bread 
  • One dining knife and fork 

 What to do...

  • Place all the ingredients in the center of the dining table, 
  • Visualize a circle of golden light surrounding the whole room, 
  • Light the candle, saying: Pink for affection, Friendship and pleasure, Bend your direction to, Find what you treasure, 
  • Pour the salt onto the table, saying: May we season friendship with good conversation, 
  • Anoint the table with a little of the oil. saying: May your path to my table be smooth and swift,
  • Sprinkle a little water onto the table, saying: May love and affection guide you, and a river of friends ~ow to my door, 
  • Break the loaf into three equal parts, saying: May we all eat heartily whenever we meet 
  •  In the center of your dining table cross the knife over the center of the fork. right to left, in an X-shape, saying: There is always a place at this table for guests, From North and from South, from East and from West, And those seeking company here will be blessed, For all that is shared here is all that is best 
  • Use one-third of the loaf for your household, and sprinkle the remaining two-thirds outside to the North, South, East. and West of your house, for the birds.

You are done! Blessed Be.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Speech Bubbles Spell

Promoting communication at the table

A lot of communication happens over food: a glance at the way that a family or group of roommates behave when sharing a meal often tells you all you need to know about what is going on in that household! Thankfully, it is less common nowadays to observe rules of "silence when eating," and for some people meals are the main time when family or house matters are discussed. Smooth communication in the dining room is, therefore, a matter of key importance in the general exchange of information, ideas, and interpersonal contact throughout the house. A little bit of magic to improve the flow of conversation is what this spell is all about. In magic, Air is seen as the element of all forms of communication. It is thus associated because, physically, vibrations that travel through the air create sound, and of course we have to draw breath in order to speak. There is also a historical connection: the feathers used for quill pens in the past were derived from birds, whose home element is the Air. Air is used in this spell to produce bubbles, which carry your wishes, then burst, releasing the magic to do its work. 

Try this spell on a Wednesday, the day of the communications planet Mercury, and on a waxing moon to increase the power of communication in the home. 

What you need...

  • One yellow candle, approximately 6 inches / 15 cm in length, placed in a secure holder. 
  • Matches or a lighter 
  • One tablespoon of water. 
  • Three drops of pine essential oil 
  •  One oil burner with a tea light or votive 
  • One bottle of soap bubbles, complete with a wand 
  • Three sycamore "keys" (seeds) that have fallen naturally from the tree 

What to do...

  • Place all the ingredients in the center of the dining table. 
  • Light the candle, saying: Element of Air Bless all who gather here With bright conversation And the ability to listen. 
  • Place the water and essential oil in the bowl of the oil burner and light the tea light or votive. 
  • Open t he bottle of soap bubbles and, moving clockwise (deosil or sunwise) around the room, create a circle of power by blowing bubbles through the wand allover the room. 
  • Take the sycamore keys and hold them above the oil burner, saying: Seeds that have traveled through the air, Containing the knowledge of the trees, Unlock the magic that is carried, On the Air and in the breeze. Then place them in the bowl of the oil burner. 
  • Standing in the center of the room, close your eyes and picture in your mind's eye friends and family gathered around the dining table having enjoyable conversations. 
  • Taking a deep breath, blow showers of bubbles into the air three times, imagining those images into the bubbles. 
  • Put out the candle and allow the essential oil to scent the whole room. 
  • Burn the yellow candle a little at sundown on each subsequent day until the Full Moon, when you should allow it to burn down completely  

 You are done.  Blessed Be.

 


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Salad spell

Mending quarrels in the home

Whether you share a home with friends or family, quarrels can be distressing for all concerned. Even in cases where it is obvious where the blame lies and easy to see the solution, the general unpleasantness of a disagreement can cast a shadow over the whole household. This spell works best where the occupants are accustomed to sharing meals together, because it will require all quarreling parties to participate in eating the results, as described below. 

In life we are often required to swallow the bitter as well as the sweet, and in magic there are ways of symbolizing this. The various salad leaves used here are a mixture of bitter and sweet-or, at least, nutty flavors. Cucumber is added to cool tempers down. Herbs, such as the basil and mint, have been used in magic for thousands of years, and their medicinal effects are put to good use here. For example, basil helps to allay depression and impatience. The spell works its magic by mixing leaves and herbs together in a harmonious fusion of taste, thus symbolizing the restoration of balance between opposites. Where better to achieve this than in the dining room, the focus of gossip, news, banter, and of course eating?

Cast this spell on a waxing or waning half- moon to attain a truce, on any day of the week.  

What you need...

  • One white and one black candle, approximately 6 inches/ 15 cm in length, placed in secure holders
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Equal amounts of these leaves: iceberg or 10110 rosso, plain leaf or oak leaf, spiderleaf or wild rocket, and corn salad/Iamb's leaf
  • Small bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • Small bunch of fresh mint leaves • I 6 thin slices of cucumber 
  • Honey and mustard dressing, made from wholegrain English mustard, honey, fresh lemon juice, virgin olive oil. and white-wine vinegar . 
  • One salad bowl 

 What to do...

  • Place all the ingredients on the dining room table, with the white candle to your right and the black candle to your left. .
  • Light the candles. 
  • Visualize a circle of silver light encompassing yourself and the tables and chairs. 
  • Take the iceberg or 10110 rosso and the plain leaf or oak leaf and place them in the salad bowl. saying: Bland-to-taste and bitter leaf Be you balanced in your grief. 
  • Take the spider leaf or wild rocket, and corn salad or lamb's leaf and place them in the bowl. saying: Peppered sweetness, ~avor mild Blend to tome that which is wild. 
  • Throw in the basil and mint, saying: Basil sweet to lift the mind Mint enjoin all to be kind. 
  • Finally. add the slices of cucumber, saying: Coolness full grown in hot season Bring combatants to cool reason. 
  • Mix together t he mustard, honey. lemon juice, olive oil, and vinegar to make the dressing, and add to the salad to freshen and bind it; then call everybody together to eat. 
  • When everyone has left the table, blowout the candles, but light them again at each subsequent meal until they have fully burned down. 

You are done!  Blessed Be.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Matchstick spell

 Protecting you from your enemies

There are times in all our lives when we feel in need of protection against the outside world, and against the ill will of others. The flip side of this is the need to feel positively supported, and this little bit of magic works on both principles. As well as guarding you from the "evil eye" of others' bad intentions, the matchstick figure created in this spell offers the blessings of the Sun to those in need of support. Thus it fends off ill feeling from outside the home, and nurtures the strength and support found within it. Of course, the spell will only work if you have truly not deserved the bad feelings of those who wish you harm. The matchsticks used here are shaped in a St. Andrew's cross arrangement. This X-shape has ancient origins, traditionally blocking entry and bringing love. The latter is seen in the way that we mark kisses on cards and letters-this is actually the symbol of the rune "Gifu," meaning "Gift," (and it is inscribed on the candle below). Rune wisdom tells us that Gifu signifies both the giving and receiving of gifts, and this spell should only be cast if there is a positive commitment to give and take in your relationships with friends and enemies alike. 

The spell should be done on a full or half-moon, to reflect your intentions of defending and bringing, and can take place on any day of the week.  

What you need

  • One needle. any size 
  • One tea light or votive candle
  • One matchbox with a lighting strip 
  • Three long wooden matches 
  • Ordinary matches or a lighter 
  • One length of black cotton. exactly nine times the length of the index finger on your writing hand 
  • Hammer 
  • One small tack 

What to do 

Place all the ingredients in the center of your living room. 

Using the needle, inscribe an "X" into the surface of the tea light or votive candle. 

Light the tea light or votive candle with ordinary matches or a lighter 

Visualize a double circle of light (with an inner and an outer ring) completely surrounding the room. 

Taking two of the long matches, with the heads upward, use the cotton to bind them into an X shape, and continue winding the cotton around them until it has all been used up, leaving just enough cotton to tie a loop and fasten off. 

Hold the matchstick X at a safe height above the candle flame, saying: Fend off harm, Nurture love, As below, So above. 

Take the third long match, light it, and with its flame light the heads of the bound matches, saying: So mote it be, before immediately blowing them out. 

Hammer the tack to your living room window frame, and hang the matchstick X in your window, where it can be seen from both inside and outside, if possible. 

The next time you go out of the house, bring back in with you a gift to be shared among all who live there, be it a plant, a candle, fruit, or some chocolate-and enjoy! 

You have completed this spell.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Feather spell

Lightening the atmosphere with laughter

Because it is a shared space, the living room is often where family discussions or exchanges take place, and these may sometimes be a little "heavy!" Sensitive souls can often detect an unhappy atmosphere after a family argument simply by walking into a room where people have been shouting or quietly fuming after disagreements. Although this can build up in any shared area of the house, it is particularly important to guard against this in the living room, because this is where we should most be able to enjoy rest and respite from stress. This spell is a great antidote to the "heavy weather" generated by the natural tensions of shared living space. It hardly needs saying that feathers represent lightness, but they are also used here as symbols of laughter. This spell calls upon Baubo, the ancient Greek goddess of laughter. Wise old Baubo, so the legend goes, entertained Demeter, the Earth goddess, when she was mourning the disappearance of her daughter, the Spring goddess, Persephone. Baubo was clever enough to know that laughter helps us to forget our troubles when there is nothing we can do about them. 

This enchantment is best woven on the waxing moon, to attract a good atmosphere, and on a Wednesday, the day of the planet Mercury who rules Air.  

What you need

  • Either the Fool card from a tarot deck or the Joker card from a standard deck of playing cards 
  • One yellow candle, approximately 6 inches / 15 cm in length, placed in a secure holder 
  • Matches or a lighter 
  • Three bird feathers, either white or gray, shed naturally 
  • One 18 inch / 45 cm length of narrow yellow ribbon 

What to do

  • Place all the ingredients on the floor in the center of your living room, standing the Fool or Joker card up against the candle so that you can see it throughout the spell casting. 
  • Visualize a circle of pale silvery light completely encircling the room. 
  • Light the candle, saying: Old woman, Wise Fool, Baubo, it is you I call, Cast sadness from this place forever, Make hearts within as light as feathers. 
  • Take the feathers in a bunch and fan them out from the stalks. Tie them in this position, winding the yellow ribbon around and between the stalks. As you do this, chant the following words: From the floor, To the rafters, Lift the roof with, Sound of laughter. 
  • Fasten off the ribbon, and hold the feather "fan" in front of the card so that the Fool or Joker witnesses the completion of the spell. 
  • Place the card back in the pack, allow the candle to burn down safely, and position the fan, feathers upward, on a mantelpiece or shelf in the living room.  

The spell is complete.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Fire rune spell

Transforming relaxation into energy

This spell helps you to maximize the benefits of a good, relaxing home life by turning it into energy whenever you feel the need. The old northern peoples of Scandinavia recognized the benefits of a stable home life: an ancient blessing for newly married couples wished "flag, flax, fodder and frig" for them, meaning hearth, clothing, food, and love. Happily, they have left us a legacy of their wisdom: an alphabet of "runes," magical symbols dating from pre-Christian times that were found scratched or carved onto stones. Combining the concept of the "hearthstone" with an appropriate rune symbol, this spell transforms the inner power generated by rest and nurtures it into a dynamic and fiery energy when you most need it. 

Open fires are rare in modern homes, but because it is the spirit of the hearth (rather than its physical presence) that counts, you should find a place that you feel is the "heart" of your living room, ideally near a source of heat. The rune used here is known as "Eoh" (pronounced "Eeyer"), which represents transformation. Appropriately for a spell that seeks swift change, Eoh resembles the zigzag shape made by lightning strikes. The best time for casting this spell is on a Sunday, the day of the Sun, and on a waxing moon, to attract energy.  

What you need

  • One sheet of old newspaper 
  • One smooth, palm-sized stone, oval and slightly flattened
  • One small pot of black craft oil paint 
  • One fine paintbrush 
  • One red candle, approximately 6 inches / 15 cm in length, placed in a secure holder 
  • Matches or a lighter 

What to do

  • Place all the ingredients on your "hearth," ensuring that the newspaper is positioned under the stone, paint, and brush. 
  • Light the candle, saying: I call upon the power of Fire, To work itself to my desire, Take the lightning from the storm, That energy shall be transformed, And with the blessing of the rune, It shall be mine within one moon. 
  • Paint the rune "Eoh" onto the center of one side of the stone. The rune should be approximately 1-1/2 inches / 4 cm high. 
  • Taking care not to smudge the wet paint, take the stone in both hands and, keeping your eyes on the symbol you have Just painted, chant toward it no fewer than 30 times the name of the rune: Eoh. 
  • When you have done this, lift the stone above your head in both hands, saying: By my breath and by my mote, By my blood and by my bones, Witness, Fire, this mark and note, The power held, In this stone, That whenever I need energy, As I will it, so shall it be. 
  • Place your hearthstone on your "hearth," and allow the candle to burn down safely next to it. Ensure that your "fire rune" stone is undisturbed for at least one moon cycle (a month). 
  • Thereafter, whenever you need to transform rest into energy, all you have to do is touch the stone, say the word "Eoh" aloud, and silently ask for the energy you need. 

You have completed the spell.

 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Grounding spell

Deflecting everyday stresses

Everyday modern life is full of stresses that have the potential to develop into serious strains on our health or our relationships. This is true whether you are a high-flying entrepreneur, a student, a secretary, a factory worker, or a full-time parent. It is especially important, therefore, that our living spaces provide us with a sense of "groundedness" against the stresses that cause instability and imbalance in our lives. 

This spell literally "grounds" your stress, as it uses soil, or compost, in which you can symbolically bury your anxieties. It combines an old magical technique--that of letting the element of Earth sort out the bad energies from the good and thus provide stability with the modern magic of psychological "self talk." This provides an ideal brew for those coping with modern life and its accompanying strains, and a beautiful visual feature for your living room. Whenever you water your plant, remember that you are not only nourishing the plant, but also growing the spell that keeps you grounded. This will add to the spell's power.  

This spell should be carried out on a New Moon, as this is a good time to strengthen yourself from within. It can be done on any day of the week. 

What you need

  • Three sheets of old newspaper 
  • One standard terra-cotta flowerpot. approximately 5 inches / 13 cm in diameter 
  • Bulb compost to fill the pot. One small gardening trowel or a dessertspoon • One black candle, approximately 6 inches / 15 cm in length. placed in a secure holder 
  • Matches or a lighter 
  • One salt shaker
  • Ink pen with some black ink
  • One strip of paper approximately 1 x 4 inches / 2.5 x 10 cm 
  • One flowering bulb, any indoor variety  

What to do

  • Place all the ingredients on a table in the center of the living room, with the sheets of newspaper underneath the pot. 
  • Half fill the flowerpot with compost, using the gardening trowel or spoon. 
  • Light the candle, saying: May the energies of the New Moon, Who takes away unwanted things, And transforms them, Do the some for what I commit to this Earth. 
  • Using the salt shaker. create a circle of salt around the base of the pot, and not less than 3 inches / 7.5 cm away from it. 
  • Take the pen and write down on the strip of paper the word "STRESS." 
  • Press the paper hard between your hands and imagine all the anxiety and pressure that you feel at the end of a difficult day passing into it. 
  • Roll the paper up into a tiny, tight scroll and push it into the compost in the pot. 
  • Place the bulb in the pot, and cover it with compost up to the end of the shoot. 
  • Place your palms on the soil in the pot, saying: Earth take away, All I wish away, Transform all gloom Into flowers that bloom. 
  • Take a deep breath and blow away the circle of salt. 
  • Care for your bulb in accordance with any instructions that come with it, and repeat the action with the pen and paper scroll whenever you feel the need to de-stress and get "grounded."  

You have completed the spell.