A Matter of Fate
A Winter Night’s Blessing
While preparing your bed, read this blessing aloud as part of your nightly prayers.
“When the nights are dark and stormy,
and things become hard to see,
Dear God and Goddess
Help to keep the light within me glowing,
So that no matter which way the wind’s blowing.
I am on the path I should be:
I am one of the blessed,
Who seek complete union with the divine,
I am one of the shining ones,
Whose light continues to brighten the night,
In the name of the Lord and Lady, Blessed Be!
As you shift to sleep, imagine that you are a candle the Goddess has lit. Imagine your light burning bright and shining like a star in the night sky. Every night, your light grows brighter and brighter and your life becomes filled with the joy of divine love.
The Witches Magick for Dec. 18th – Bow To The Moon Spell
In many countries, it is considered unlucky to point directly at the moon, but if you curtsey or bow to the moon, it will draw gifts and favors to you during the next moon cycle.
Use a lapis dream charm or a tumbled piece of clear quartz for this spell. Once the moon rises, go outdoors or stand where you can see the moon clearly, and bow(men) or curtsey(women) to the moon nine times. Each time you bow or curtsey, repeat:
“I curtsey(bow) to the Mother, I curtsey(bow) to the moon, please bring me abundance and bring it soon!”
Now hold the stone in your receiving hand as you say this prayer:“Dear Goddess and God of the moon and stars Please hear my prayer tonight Grace me with your divine presence So that I may dream of joyful abundance. And help me to remember my dreams When I awaken once again Help me to interpret my dream messages So that I may know their deeper meanings Thank you, divine Lady and Lord, blessed be!”
Bow or curtsey to the moon three times. Each time you bow or curtsey, repeat:
“I curtsey(bow) to the Mother, I (curtsey)bow to the moon, please bring me abundance and bring it soon!”
When you go indoors slip the stone inside your pillowcase or put it next to your bedside as you sleep. As you drift to sleep, repeat to yourself:
“I clearly remember my dreams when I wake up and easily understand the dream messages.”
When you awaken, hold the stone in your receiving hand as you write down everything you recall from your dreams in your journal. Continue doing this until you draw abundance to you.
Faeryland Thyme Magick
After dark, go outdoors and look straight at the new moon. Then go indoors and put on some upbeat Celtic music.
You will need a green candle, a bowl filled with soil, a pinch of dried thyme, a pinch of dried nutmeg, five small stones from nature and a half cup warm milk with three teaspoons of honey mixed in.
Draw a sacred circle. Now draw a second circle of forest-green light on top of the first circle. Light the candle, dedicating it to the elves and faeries.
Put the bowl of soil in the center of the altar. Cover the top of the soil with the pinches of thyme and nutmeg. As you do this, say three times:Faery spice, blessings thrice.
Position the stones in a star, pentacle pattern around the bowl. Now take a few deep breaths to center your awareness. Imagine descending a long natural rock stairway into the earth. At the end of the stairs is a circular doorway. Now open your eyes for a few moments and take the cup of milk from the altar. Pour the milk and honey over the earth and thyme in the bowl as you say:To the woods and wild land, With a faery band in hand. Mind and spirit, now set free, Open the faery door, so mote it be!
Once again, close your eyes and see the circular doorway in your mind’s eye. See and sense yourself opening the door and stepping into the magickal world of the faeries. Allow the candle to safely burn down. Let the music continue playing as you drift to sleep. If you dream of the elves and faeries, your wishes will all come true.
In the morning pull up the circle, and take the earth and stones, putting them in a sunwise circle around a plant while whistling or humming a little tune. When you are done, be sure to thank the faeries.
Peaceful Sleep Spell
You Will Need:
- 10 Cardamom pods
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 15 cloves
- 1/2oz peppermint
- 1/2 oz rosemary
- dried peel of 1 lemon
- White candle
- Pink Candle
- 4 small bags
Cast your circle. Light a white and pink candle, place them on your altar or work area. Crush the cloves, cardamom and salt to a fine powder. Blend with the herbs and put in bags. As you are making the bags concentrate on peaceful memories and beautiful thoughts. Seal the bags. Close your circle.
Hang the bags at the corners of your bed. As you hang each bag, say:
Sleep be with me
Let my mind be eased
Let my body be calmed
Wings of darkness,
Let the sight of night and dream
Be clear, be quiet,
Let my troubles drift away and let me dream.
Stop Nightmares Spell
Items You Will Need:
- scarf (white or cream colors work best)
- 4 cloves
- pinch of basil
- pinch of ground sage
- lavender or vanilla oil (whatever you find more soothing)
- black marker
- white ribbon
Lay the scarf out. You will be putting spices into it. Place the spices (ground sage, 4 cloves, basil) into the scarf and add 2 drops of oil. Gather the scarf at the top (like a moneybag) and tie it with the ribbon. On the outside of the scarf draw the nightmare that plagues you (e.g. spiders, falling, whatever). Place the scarf under your pillow and sleep with it there.