WHITE CANDLE SPELL FOR BLESSING
Get a white candle — either a plain one (offertory, pillar, or taper) or a figural one in the
gender of the person you want to bless. Carve the person’s full name on the candle,
then dress it with Blessing Oil or Holy Oil. For more power, you may place a name-paper
of the person, or a photo, or some personal item of theirs (such as a bit of hair or a snippet
of clothing) either under the candle or next to it. One easy way to do this is to place the
paper or personal concerns under an overturned saucer and put the candle on top of the
saucer. Burn a portion of the candle every day for seven days, pinching it out between burnings.
As you light it each day, say this
[Name], may you be blessed
May all good things come to you
May nothing whatsoever harm you
May your heart be light
May your travels be safe
May your health be good
May your mind be sound
May your friendships sustain you
May you be blessed in every way
If you have a special request for this person (such as that they find a lover, get a
good job, come home safely from a war, or whatever), just add it to the list.
Some people use a large pillar-type candle and keep it going for longer than seven days.
They may make a habit of burning such a candle every day — or once a week, on Sundays —
for as long as their friend or relative needs help, even doing so for months at a time.
If the candle is large and it is to be burned in this way, it should be re-dressed with
Blessing Oil or Holy Oil once a week: after the initial dressing, you can drop a tiny bit of
oil into the “well” or hole in such a large candle just before lighting it each time.
CANDLE SPELL TO STOP HARASSMENT
Timing: During the waning moon. Use a brown candle (an image candle, if you can)
to represent the person who is harassing you.
Write the person’s name on the front and back of the candle.
On a small piece of parchment paper, write:
‘From now on, (name) will say nothing but sweet words about me and to me.
By the power of Aradia, so mote it be!’
Put a drop of honey in the middle of the paper and roll it into a ball.
Heat a knife, pin or your athame, make a gash in the candle (in its mouth, if it’s an image candle)
and stuff the paper ball into it.
Let the candle burn a little while every night for an odd number of nights, to a maximum
of nine nights. Throw the remnants into flowing water, but save some candle drippings
or ash to sprinkle in the path of your oppressor.
Light a candle (I tend to use a blessed white tea candle) and place it by the window sill at night.
This is you calling out to your love.
FRIENDSHIP CANDLE SPELL
Pink Candle Good Luck/Friendship Oil Pink silk Ribbon White Silk Ribbon
Cast the Circle, Arrange altar, Invoke Goddess and God
You will want to anoint the pink with Good Luck oil all the while thinking of the friends you want to make.
Imagine yourself laughing with them, going out with them. Really see yourself with them.
After your candle has been anointed, you may light it. At this point you may call out the things that
are important to you in a friend: honesty, trust, open mindedness, humor, whatever.
As you light the candle, see the flame as being the energy that burns between any two close friends.
When this is completed, take your two pieces of silk ribbon and weave them together.
Simply winding them around each other will do.
While you do this, think of bringing that friend closer to you.
This binding process is reminiscent of pagan handfasting rituals.
You are binding that friend to you, making them loyal to you, a way any good friend should be.
You do not want to bind a specific person to you, as that kind of magic is harmful since is
harms the other person’s free will. Only bind the idea of the perfect friend to you.
Once you have done this, tie the ribbon to the base of your candle as best as you can.
The candle’s light is a beacon to bring friendship to you and another person.
When this is done, you may wish to sit and meditate on the spell that you have just cast,
sending your energies out to bring that perfect friend to you. When you feel that your spell has
been completed, then it has. Let your candle burn all the way out and release your circle,
thanking the Goddess and the God.
On the weekend, I try to cut the daily posts short were I will be able to put on spells and other information that I don’t have time to do during the day. Today, I am headed for the spell section. If there is any kind of spells you are interested in and want them posted, please let me know. So I’m off……………………
Today’s I Ching Hexagram for Everyone:
49: Revolutionary Change
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
General Meaning: According to Chinese symbolism, the juxtaposed elements of this hexagram are fire under water. Fire evaporates water, and water puts out fire. Change can cause conflict; conflict brings about change. This hexagram refers to that time in the cycle of human affairs when things need stirring up, and when the hint of dramatic change is in the air.
In order to succeed, revolutionary change must be in alignment with certain unchanging laws. The process must begin at the right moment, gather support from a broad base of people, be guided by sincere and capable leadership and — most important of all — must address a real need. The strength of the forces of change will always be in proportion to the urgency of the need being championed. This is true whether the revolution is in government, in business, in education or in one’s personal affairs.
Revolutionary change points to a time when chaos arises from order. It is important to realize that not all order is good, not all chaos bad. Chaos, in fact, is an integral part of the way of things — as any parent (and modern science) will confirm. Have the courage to radically change and renew the way you present yourself. In this way, you can summon chaos to your cause, and you will unleash a new power on your behalf. If engaging in a negotiation, change the rules; if composing a piece of music, add the unexpected; if courting a lover, dare to be unconventional.
In periods of drought, even wild storms are preferable to yet another sunny day.
Today’s Tarot Card for Everyone:
This Tarot Deck: Crowley
General Meaning: Traditionally entitled “Empress,” this major arcana or “trump” card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.
In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the “woman clothed with the sun” until after the French Revolution.
This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called “the Great Recycler.”
Now that we are past yesterday’s New Moon, we may be ready to begin a project or enter the next stage of our lives. However, our actions may be delayed because the Moon remains in dreamy Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, until early tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to settle our energy since the Moon conjuncts electric Uranus tonight, foreshadowing the larger issues we must face as Uranus shifts into impulsive Aries next week.
Your unrealistic fantasies could spin out of control today as the Moon completes her visit to your 12th House of Imagination. As much as you try to focus on your responsibilities, they may be left to fulfill another day. You prefer to continue your active dreaming now, although you will likely pay the price for any current escapist behaviors. Instead of wasting your time and energy complaining about how much there is to do, just get on with it so you can relax later.
In the blink of an eye you can amaze yourself today by remembering something about your dreams of the future that’s been eluding you. It’s as if you find a missing clue without even searching for it. Your new point of view will probably still go through some ups and downs as your strategy continues to develop. Be prepared for your elation to fade into disappointment as you begin the hard work in front of you. You will feel better once you start to see that you’re making progress toward reaching your goals.
Your desire for freedom at work may be complicated by previously made promises, placing you in the middle of your own dilemma. Of course, you want to take care of your personal responsibilities, even if heading out into the big wide world sounds more exciting now. Remember that your newly found independence won’t mean as much unless you also maintain the peace at home. Don’t run away just because the grass looks greener on the next hill today.
You may be dreaming about going on an incredible adventure, and could grow so confident that for a moment you actually believe that anything is possible. Unfortunately, something unexpected could happen today to remind you that you’re not as free as you think. Don’t let yourself wallow in your own discouragement. Scale back your vision to a more pragmatic level before setting off in search of the impossible dream.
A complicated relationship might implode today, especially if your friend or partner loses his or her temper. Something may be said that surprises you, but being caught off guard isn’t the real problem. Even if you believe everything to be stable, you’re suddenly realizing that it isn’t. Don’t let narrow vision trick you into concentrating only on your needs. Keep in mind that taking everyone’s perspective into consideration is better than being forced to negotiate later on.
You may feel as if others cannot be trusted today because they just don’t seem to care as much about quality as you do. You aren’t easy to please, especially if your expectations are unrealistic; nevertheless, you don’t believe your ideas are extreme. Allowing for someone else’s shortcomings should help everyone to relax. Ironically, this simple act of generosity can improve overall productivity.
A bolt of lightning-like awareness may require you to abandon your previously set schedule for this weekend. The flow of events might not make as much sense once circumstances begin to change, so don’t even attempt to cling to your old agenda. If you are willing to let it all fall apart, a new sequence of events might be reestablished rather quickly, allowing you to move forward with your plans sooner than you expect.
It’s not always easy for you to take a risk to express what’s in your heart. Today, however, the rewards could make your vulnerability worthwhile. The Moon’s conjunction with unorthodox Uranus in your 5th House of Play suggests that unconventional action makes good sense. Reach a little past your regular limits, but don’t forget to bring your energy back to center at the end of the day.
You may be less settled than you appear to others now because you are controlled enough on the outside to fool everyone else into believing that you are unflappable. However, denying your true feelings can backfire today as a touch of fearful self-restraint makes you seem less authentic than usual. Revealing a little vulnerability should work in your favor by reminding your friends that you are human, too.
It might feel as if everything is working just as it should now, but for some reason you still secretly wonder if things are falling apart. This odd juxtaposition tells the story of what happens when you hide your feelings from those you love. Even if you have a clear view of where you are going now, it’s hard to know the best way to reach your destination. Don’t let go of your vision of the future. Focusing on your goals can help you find your way when you feel overwhelmed.
You may feel somewhat unstable today as your self-esteem climbs one moment and then dips the next. It’s hard to find solid ground on which to plant your feet, even if you want to build a strong sense of security now. No doubt, this is a time of great transition. Don’t try to play it safe by standing in one spot; you’ll be happier if you can just float along with your mood swings until they begin to settle on their own.
The current uncertainties continue to make your life extraordinarily challenging these days. You’re under pressure to shift your perspective or make a new plan, but you still want to hold on to the past. Don’t be concerned if someone is demanding that you declare your intentions today; it’s not a good idea to say more than you know. Stick to your truth and make your choice known only once you are ready.