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.