Draconic House protection
by Kerowyn J’Karrah SilverDrake, 1994
The purpose of this ritual is to cleanse your personal space of unwanted energies, spirits, emotions, etc. and then shield it from “re-infestation.” It’s generally a good idea to do this ritual at least once a year, but it can be done anytime you feel there is a need for it. It should definitely be done before moving into a new home, or after remodeling your present home as any structural modifications will break any already established protective seals. It is a pretty standard magical format used in a variety of different traditions.
Needed Items: 1) a nice bell or chime 2) purification incense or sage smudge stick (if you use a smudge stick, also use a heavy, *clean,* preferably new ashtray lined with sand to place it on) 3) small hand fan 4) protection incense 5) small, sturdy tray table if you are doing more than one room 6) small hand bell or chime 7) a consecrated string of bells to hang on your inner door knob of each exterior leading door if doing an entire house or apartment. 8) a dish of salt water 9) Normal altar equipment If you are just doing a single room, Cast a formal Circle and “push” the Circle’s perimeter so that it matches the exact dimensions of your room. If you will be moving about your entire dwelling, you won’t be casting a formal Circle. You should, however, still call the Dragons of the Quarters, invite your Dragon companion(s). You should also be sure that the final room has an outside exit. If you are in an apartment and your main door leads to a hallway, make sure there is an open window to the outside available in the last room you intend to cleanse.
Step 1: Stand for a moment and commune with those whom you have called to assist you to let them know what you are planning on doing. When you feel ready say:
Dragons of Power, Dragons of Light! Dragons of Wisdom, Dragons of Might! Lend me your magic, lend me your aid! Lend me your guidance as this spell is made!
Step 2: Hold your hands over the salt water and say:
As salt dissolves in water, so too shall the hold of any unwelcome and unwanted influences and forces that may be attached to my place, my property or my person! In the name(s) of (deity) and my Dragon allies, and by my will so mote it be!
If you are going to be doing multiple rooms, place the water bowl, wand, purification and protection incenses and burner (or smudge stick and ashtray) and fan on the tray and set it all by the door of the room you are currently working in.
Step 3: pick up the purification incense or smudge stick and walk around the room , fanning the smoke to be sure it reaches all the corners, in any closets, and behind/under the furniture, etc. Visualize the smoke driving all the unwanted stuff into the burning perimeter of the Circle to be consumed by Dragon Fire. Trace a pentacle before each door, window and mirror (also: vents, drains, fireplace openings, etc.) with the incense to seal it. As you move about the room say:
By Dragon magic and the power of Fire and Air, I banish for all time any unwelcome or unwanted energies, forces and influences from this space! Let this place be Purified and sealed!
If you are doing multiple rooms, start at the door and drive drive the stuff before you as you circle the room and then out the door into the next room. Seal the door with a pentagram to keep the stuff from getting back in.
Step 4: Return to your work station and pick up the bell. Following the same path as before, ring the bell continuously as you walk the room, paying special attention to the door, windows and mirrors. Visualize the sound of the bell driving any goop that may have escaped the smoke either into the Dragon Fire of the Circle’s boundary or out the door (don’t worry about the seal already at the door… it’s one-way: bad stuff goes out but can’t come back in) you started from.