The Witches’ Extra: Full Moon Energy-Cleansing Carpet Powder

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Full Moon Energy-Cleansing Carpet Powder

Approximate Hands-on Time: 10 minutes

I hate to admit this, but I only clean my home about three times a year. Energy cleaning, that is! Being a Pagan in modern day can sometimes get a little tricky.  With eight Sabbats and twelve full moons a year (thirteen on a Blue Moon year!), plus grounding, chakra balancing, and various other spells, a witch gets pretty busy! (Because, you know, life!) Unfortunately, this means the important practice of cleansing a home’s energy often gets put on the back burner. Who has time for smudging when we barely have time to shower?!

So, how does a witch keep a home physically and energetically clean while still making it to tarot class on time? Full Moon Energy-Cleansing Carpet Powder!

The beauty of this fragrant moon-blessed carpet powder is that it not only dispels negative energy and invokes positive energy, but it does so while you’re vacuuming! Who doesn’t love a double duty task? Another added benefit? Your home will smell fresh and flowery without any toxic chemicals! And since you only need to use a light sprinkle per room, one batch will last several months!

What You’ll Need:

-A jar or plastic container
-2 cups baking soda
-1/2 cup dried lavender
-1/2 cup dried sage
-1/2 cup dried chamomile
-2 Tablespoons sandalwood powder

How to Conjure:

★Put the lavender, sage, and chamomile in a pestle and grind into powder. You may also use a spice/coffee grinder or a plastic bag and rolling pin. It doesn’t have to be ultra-fine powder, just broken up.

★Thoroughly mix the herb blend with the baking soda and sandalwood. Pour the mixture into your container.

★Take your mixture outside (or by a moonlit window) and say:

Moon above, earth below;
Bless and cleanse my loving home.
In every pinch of this powder blend;
Positivity granted, negativity cleansed.

★Leave the covered jar outside or on a windowsill overnight. Use your Energy Cleansing Powder by lightly sprinkling it over your carpet or rug and giving it a few minutes to work its magick before vacuuming it up. Please use with caution around animals. Because they lick their feet (and baking soda is high in sodium!!), you’ll want to keep them out of the room until you’ve had a chance to vacuum.

This spell makes a great new-home present! And since it easily doubles (or triples. Or quadruples, etc, etc) you can keep a batch on hand for a last minute holiday or just-because gift. Put it in a recycled jar or pretty mason jar, tie a ribbon or raffia around the top, and you’ll have a beautiful, thoughtful gift that will delight any domestic goddess (and make you look like the Pagan Martha Stewart!).



–By the Light of the Moon: 13 Simple & Affordable Pagan Spells & Rituals for a Year of Full Moon Celebrations
Penniless Pagan


The Witches Magick for Wednesday, April 10: A Full or Waxing Moon Spell to Revive A Witch’s Magickal Powers

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A Full or Waxing Moon Spell to Revive A Witch’s Magickal Powers

At the Full or Waxing moon phase just before midnight anoint a purple with real vanilla oil or extract.

Raise energy by tightening yourself up and pumping your hands, fingers to palms, up and down, and envisioning the moonlight as entering your body and flowing to the candle whilst you anoint it. Do this outside or before a window opened to the moonlight. Place the candle on the ground or windowsill and light it. Say:

“Fair Selene, Goddess of the Moon, love and light,
I ask you to send me your magickal powers this moon lit night,
By the power of the myriad starlight above me.
And your moonlit heavens, so shall it be! “

Visualize your outstretched arms as soaking up the moonlight and the moonbeams being absorbed into you. You will feel the Goddess giving you her awesome power, Snuff, (NEVER blow out) your candle and leave it overnight on your altar or where it is.

Either at the sunrise, or just before mid-day. Place the candle in the same place and stand arms outstretched towards the sun soaking up the energy of its heat and sunbeams, Say:

“Great Ra, Lord of the sky and solar power,
Lend your fiery magick to me.
Let this witches powers be reawakened
and be as powerful as the forces of the cool
Moon and burning sun,
By soil, wind, flame and sea,
Grant my desire.
So mote it be! “

Now your Magickal powers and your desire to use them will have been reawakened. Take your snuffed out candle to your altar and relight it there to burn out as a mark of respect to the God and Goddess. Spells are far more powerful if you write them yourself.

The Witches Magick for Monday, April 8: Banishing A Person From Your Life


This is a spell for love gone wrong, for ending a personal, family or business relationship that you no longer wish to be in. It is a fire spell. To work it, gather herbs of protection and an image of the person (photograph, poppet, etc.) -Something written in their own hand, a lock of hair, a piece of clothing or a personal object will also do.

Put everything into a fireproof container – iron cauldron, marble mortar, whatever – and set fire to it as you perform the spell. It should make a very satisfactory blaze that reduces to ashes. The ashes can be buried or washed down a drain. Flush them down a toilet if you are very angry. Dispose of all the objects that connect you to the person: gifts, letters, photographs, etc. It is especially important to get rid of jewelry. Move house if you have to.

Be careful with this spell. It’s permanent, so don’t use it unless you really mean forever. It’s also powerful.

“By basilisk and bloodstone by the garlic in the fields
by the poppies and what they yield invisibly
I make my shield to detect thee and deflect thee
By dragon’s blood and salamanders by horses
when their hooves strike sparks by the dragon
breathing flames from the Book of Life
I erase thy names I cut the cords and unlock the chains
I sever all the ties by which we were bound and with
impenetrable walls myself I surround against thy power
and its source against thy evil and its source
Vesta, Pele, Lilith Kali Kali Kali
I banish thee forever from me and any harm from
thee to me doubles back and tables turned thou
shalt by thyself be burned
Lilith, Vesta, Pele Kali Ma Kali Ma
by the power of three times three I banish thee,
I banish thee, I banish thee I am set free
So mote it be! “



When the new moon is in Aries on April 5, we receive a one-two punch of power: a moon phase that encourages us to get moving, and a sign to give us the energy to do it. This means change is likely coming—which is almost always be a daunting prospect—but with Aries‘ bold sensibilities, forging ahead is a natural act. Should you need a bit of help, this appropriately fiery clearing ritual should help make room for a welcome dose of daring. You’ll need a red candle to represent courage; bay leaves to promote healing, success, and wish fulfillment; and a desire to break free of the frustrations that have held you back for too long. Make yourself known and let Aries’ new moon do the rest.

  • Black non-toxic marker
  • One red candle, any size (for indoor ritual)
  • Fire-safe dish (for indoor ritual)
  • Kindling and logs (for outdoor ritual)
  • Optional: Knife (for outdoor ritual)
  • 5 to 10 dried bay leaves
  • Determine if you will do this ritual indoors or outdoors.
  • Using the black marker, write down a word or two on each bay leaf that represents something you feel has been holding you back.
  • For the indoor ritual: Light the candle. One at a time, grasp each bay leaf by its stem and hold it in the fire. Watch the fire consume the leaf and visualize whatever has been stunting you turning into smoke and drifting away from you. Place the leaves into the fire-safe dish to finish burning. Note: Dried bay leaves tend to burn quickly—grab pair of grill tongs for extra safety.
  • For the outdoor ritual: Build a fire and toss the bay leaves into it. Imagine your restrictions puffing into smoke and floating away.
  • As an alternate ritual, you can use the knife to carve the same words penned on the bay leaves directly onto the firewood. You will not need bay leaves for this version; intention is all that matters.

Happy new moon!

The Witches Magick for Monday, March 4: Mirror, Mirror, Make My Wish Come True Spell

Mirror, Mirror, Make My Wish Come True Spell

Take a small mirror and lay it down, so it reflects up at you. Then take a bowl of water (preferably a glass or silver bowl, but any bowl will do.

HINT: If using a ceramic bowl, plain is best.

You should use a bowl with pictures on it only if you have to (unless they are hieroglyphs). Only use plastic bowls if you absolutely have to. Put the bowl of water in the center of the mirror, and surround the mirror with candles (this spell should be done in a dark room, or at night).

The spell works best if the candles are vanilla or lavender. There should be four candles, one at each corner of the mirror (or, if using a round mirror, one at each of these points:

Northeast, Northwest, South east, Southwest).

In between the candles, on the North, East, South, and West sides of the mirror, put incense burners (the spell can work without the incense, but it works better with it). Put a small piece of silver (it can be a coin, a piece of a fork, anything) in the bowl. Look down at the mirror, and chant this:

Mirror, Mirror, on the floor,
reflect for me forever more,
give me now the thing I crave,
I’ll give it back when I’m in my grave,
A pool of water, A touch of ice,
a teardrop from the moon, all this I have and all I want, Is this.

Then you say what you want.