Monday, September 14, 2020

Wind chime spell

Bringing good news to your door

Folklore claims various reasons for the use of wind chimes in and around the home. They are believed to ward off evil spirits, attract fairies, or give the wind a voice! Here, they are used to honor the element of Air, which is the spirit of communication and the patron of messengers. This spell is particularly good for easing the flow of communication to and from your home, creating a tranquil atmosphere, and bringing good news to your door. 

It uses the old wisdom that music and clatter alike drive away evil influences and attract good spirits. Because different noises provoke different reactions within each of us, you will need to find a set of wind chimes that sound harmonious to you. The feathers used in this spell symbolize birds, which were depicted in ancient times as messengers of the gods. Their appearance in temples and on statues was regarded as an omen of both good and bad fortune, and their flight patterns were studied in order to predict anything from the future of a newborn baby to the outcome of a battle.  

This spell calls upon the powers of Athena, goddess of communication. It is best cast on a waxing moon, for positive energy flow, and on Wednesday, the day of Mercury, planet of communication. 

What you need:

  • One tablespoon of water 
  • Three drops of lavender essential oil
  • One oil burner with a tea light (or votive) 
  • Matches or a lighter. 
  • One yellow candle, approximately 6 inches /15 cm in length, placed in a secure holder . 
  • Three x 8 inch / 20 cm lengths of yellow 1/4 inch / 1/2 cm-wide ribbon
  • Three bird feathers, any color, gathered after they have been shed naturally 
  • One set of wind chimes

What to do: 

  • Add the lavender oil and water to the burner. and light it. Light the yellow candle, saying aloud: Athena, Goddess of communication, Empower and bless my spell, To bring good news to my door, With the swiftness of a bird in right, Good fortune to ensure. 
  • Using a length of ribbon, tie the first of the bird feathers onto any thread on the wind chime, chanting as you do so: Happy news, find your way, To my home, from today. 
  • Tie a second feather to another thread on the wind chime, chanting: Bright music, sacred sound Evil here, never found.
  • Tying a third feather to yet another thread on the wind chime, chant: Lucky breeze, happy din, Summon light, to flow in. 
  • Hang your enchanted wind chime in a porch, or over your front door. where any breeze or movement will stir it into action. 

You are done!

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