Thursday, September 17, 2020

Floating candle spell

Creating a space for rest and enjoyment

For the majority of us, the living room is a place to unwind and relax, whether we are watching television, listening to music or reading. Most of the time these functions are combined, but there may also be occasions when we wish to bring a little more tranquility into our lives by retiring to the living room to meditate or do relaxation exercises. This spell inspires an atmosphere that is conducive to both entertainment and relaxation, and has the added bonus of providing the room with an attractive centerpiece. 

In magical traditions, the colors green and blue are used to symbolize the elements of Water and Earth. Here, Water is used to invoke peace and harmony, while Earth (the element of physicality and animal comforts) provides a sense of physical well-being. Psychologically, both colors are very easy on the eye, and produce a sense of rest and calm. The spectacle of flames on water concentrates the mind on both stillness and energy, and is uplifting.  

This spell calls upon the goddess Rhiannon, a Welsh deity associated with the sea, and on Demeter, an ancient Greek earth goddess, to lend their energies to the enchantment. It is best carried out on a waxing or Full Moon, on any day of the week apart from Saturday, the day of restrictive Saturn. 

What you need

  • One blue candle, approximately 6 inches / 15 cm in length, placed in a secure holder 
  • Matches or a lighter  
  • One green candle. approximately 6 inches / 15 cm in length, placed in a secure holder 
  • One large decorative glass bowl. half filled with water 
  • Two blue floating candles 
  • Two green floating candles

What to do

  • Put the ingredients on a low table in your living room. 
  • Visualize a web being woven at speed around the walls of the entire room. 
  • When the web cocoon is complete, light the blue candle, saying: Rhiannon, Lady of Tides, Let all who drift into this space, Becalm themselves and slow their pace. 
  • Light the green candle, saying: Demeter, Ruler of growth, Let all who seek enjoyment here, Be nurtured by the atmosphere. 
  • Place your hands, palms down, just above the water in the bowl, and visualize people sitting around the room, talking, joking, watching television, reading, and looking happy. Imagine the feeling that arises from that vision traveling through your body, down your arms, through your hands, and into the water. 
  • When you feel that you have "charged" the water and the bowl with the vision of enjoyment and rest, light the blue, then the green, floating candles, saying: Green is the color of the trees, And Nature's balm that brings us ease, Blue is the color that is best, For soothing souls and bringing rest, So may these candles bring good cheer, By showing these are honored here So mote it be! 
  • Renew the green and blue floating candles, and the water. whenever you need to refresh the atmosphere of calm and enjoyment. 

You have now completed the spell.

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