A Celtic Blessing for Protection Throughout the Day and Throughout Life

Though the Celts were a fierce people, they valued their home life and cherished their kinfolk. It was an absolute rule that those welcomed, under one’s roof would be protected from harm. Likewise, visitors were under a charge not to do harm by word or deed to their home and their host’s family. This blessing to equally effective for family members who no longer live at home. It can also be directed towards special friends. The blessing is quite long, so at first you will need to read the words, but in time you will find they come naturally. Once you know the blessing you can focus on the image of family members as you recite the words.

You will need:

Photographs of yourself and family members and friends you wish to protect – a group portrait is excellent.


On a Sunday, or any other day when you have time to focus on the individual family members in morning light.

The Spell:

Set the photographs so that the morning light shows on them. Touch each of the pictures in turn and then recite:

May the blessing of light be with you = light
outside and within.
May the sunlight shine upon you and warm
your heart till it glows like a great peat fire, so
that the stranger may come and warm himself
by it.
May a blessed light shine out of your two eyes
like a candle set in two windows of a house
bidding the wanderer to come in out of the
May you ever give a kindly greeting to those
whom you pass as you go along the roads.
May the blessing of rain – the sweet, soft rain
 – fall upon you so that little flowers may
 spring up to shed their sweetness in the air.
May the blessings of the earth – the good, rich
earth – be with you.
May the earth be soft under you when you
rest upon it, tired at the end of the day.