13 Moons Blessing Chain
Approximate Hands-on Time: 45 minutes
Humans are funny. We tend to over complicate things, making a simple situation a harrowing ordeal. Paganism is not removed from this phenomenon.
Having spent over a decade in Phoenix, Arizona, I sought Sedona—the iconic Red Rocks— as a refuge from the city life. Sedona is a self-proclaimed spiritual mecca, and if you’ve ever visited it’s easy to see why. The landscape is breathtaking, the surrounding mountains carved from rich crimson rock. But it’s not all nature and tree-hugging. There is a plethora of metaphysical stores, some more kitschy than others. Visiting several times a year, I became a fan of one in particular, tucked away at the end of the main drag, somewhat removed from the bustle of tourists. The funny thing was, I mostly patronized them for incense.
As a witch, I definitely went to Sedona for supplies, but I wasn’t all that interested in the crystals and knick-knacks that the countless New Age stores provided. I went to Sedona because the nature was beautiful. It was the natural enchantment I was seeking. So I did what any natural witch would do— I collected loose Red Rock pebbles (where permitted), fallen evergreen boughs, and woody-scented pine cones.
Don’t get me wrong, gemstones and other metaphysical store treasures have their purpose, and I do use such products on occasion. But Penniless Pagan’s purpose is to show you how to worship nature without spending a dime! Therefore, the spell below is completed with supplies provided by nature. If you’re a glitter witch and enjoy the sparkly side of Paganism, simply use crystals instead of rocks and beads instead of twigs. Magick is personal. It’s all about what resonates with YOU.
Below is my simple but effective spell for a 13 Moons Blessing Chain. It’s a perfect spell that harnesses the power of the full moon while lending beauty (and a little magick) to your home!
What You’ll Need:
-String or ribbon (about 2-3 feet depending on desired length)
-13 twigs (cut to any desired size)
-An attractive stone
How to Conjure:
★You’ll want to take a few moments to decide which blessings you want to include in your Blessing Chain. You can write them on your twigs with a marker if desired, or keep a list handy for your assembly and visualizations. If you’re not sure what blessings you desire, here are thirteen suggestions:
Creativity Intuition Note: If you have need for one blessing over another, say you’re in a financial struggle and desire abundance, assign that blessing to a larger twig. Otherwise, randomly draw the twigs from a pile and let your Blessing Chain find its own balance.
★Once you have your thirteen blessings chosen, draw a twig from your pile and take a moment to visualize the first blessing manifesting in your life. For example, if you’ve chosen creativity as a blessing, imagine yourself painting, sewing, or crafting with renewed zeal. Picture the creative inspiration physically flowing into your mind from the earth around you as you channel that idea into your chosen artistic outlet. Once you have visualized the blessing manifesting, tie the twig into your chain with a simple knot or adhere with a dot of hot glue. Continue this until all thirteen blessings are knotted into the chain, allowing a bit of space between each twig.
★Once all thirteen twigs are knotted into the chain, you’re ready to attach your stone. Make sure to choose a rock that speaks to you. If you happen to have a witches’ rock (a stone with naturally-occurring holes) a Blessing Chain is a good spell in which to use it! To attach the rock, you’ll need to tie the string or ribbon around the stone in a criss-cross pattern, much in the way you wrap a package.
★After attaching your stone, hold your chain before you and simply say:
So Mote It Be!
★Hang the chain in a moonlit window and know the moon’s energy is blessing your home with your thirteen chosen blessings! This spell is meant to be hung indefinitely, collecting more moon energy with every full moon!
–By the Light of the Moon: 13 Simple & Affordable Pagan Spells & Rituals for a Year of Full Moon Celebrations