New Beginnings

New Beginnings
Author: Unknown

Tools:

A White Candle
Scissors
2-4 Inch String
6 Inch Square of Green Fabric
A Key
Iris or Orris Root
Dried Chamomile Or Daisy
A White Ribbon

Instructions:

Write your name on the candle while saying:

“Fresh and clean, with flame so pure,
My old life is now obscure”

Visualise in vivid detail what you expect from your new life and see new opportunities unfolding.

Cut the string in half, letting the pieces fall to the ground. Place them on the cloth while saying:

“Remove your boundaries, Terminus.
Liberate me, Libertus”

Place the key on the cloth while saying:

“Carna, come unlock your doors,
A new beginning, I implore”

Place the Iris or Orris in the cloth and say:

“Iris (or Orris), help me cross the bridge.
Janus, give me what I wish”

Place the daisy or chamomile in the cloth and say:

“Freya, make all fresh and new.
Do now what I ask of you”

Gather the edges of the cloth together and tie them with the ribbon to form a pouch.

As you knot the ribbon say:

“A brand new life, I start today.
I seal my old life out – away.
I now embrace what come to me.
In growth and opportunity”

Let the candle burn down, then carry the pouch on your person or in your purse of pocket for as long as you feel you need it.

Bury Your Old Self Spell

Bury Your Old Self Spell
by Robert Place

If you are bothered by an aspect of your personality that you would like to let go of, then take a new potato and a knife (or your athame) and carve the potato into an image that represents the aspect to you. At midnight, take the carved potato our into a field (or wherever you can find relatively undisturbed dirt) and bury it in the ground. As you do, repeat these words:

“With this image, I
consign this aspect of
myself to my mother the Earth.
As this image returns to the Earth,
this aspect of my personality
dissolves into my psyche
and is transformed into
new capabilities”

You’re done. As the image under the earth dissolves, so will the quality you want to be rid of!

Witches Spell-A-Day for Friday, January 6th – To Honor Perchta

WinterWitches Spell-A-Day for Friday, January 6th – To Honor Perchta

Today is the day of Frau Perchta, a Norse Goddess associated with the wilderness, spinning and even the Wild Hunt in some parts of Germany. On this night, folks would leave offerins of food out for her, hoping for her blessings of good luck in the coming year. Why not honor Perchta by leaving some cream and a hearty slice of bread out for her? And ask her for blessings throughout the year by creating some sort of simple weaving project, perhaps for use on your altar. Those simple weaving looms that use loops of fabric are very easy to work with and make great coasters and hot pads. Similar looms can also easily be made using cardboard. Check round the Web.

 

–Laurel Reufner
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches Spell-A-Day Almanac

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Ringing in the Muses Spell – Perfect Spell for the Waxing Moon

defis winter blanc bleu et grisRinging in the Muses Spell – Perfect Spell for the Waxing Moon

Materials
5 small bells
1 yard each yellow, red, blue, green, and purple ribbon

Thread a bell on each length of ribbon, then tie the first four ribbons to tree branches in the order listed above, saying with each:

To ring these bells, all breezes blow
Carry their sounds both high and low
To wake the Muses from Their rest
Heed ye now this firm request

Then tie the purple ribbon to a branch, saying something like:

From East and South and West and North
Muses hear me: now come forth
From South and West and North and East
Inspiration now release From West and
North and East and South
Creative powers bud and sprout
From North and East and South and West
Heed my call and this request
As these bells ring in the breeze
Let ideas flow forth with ease
Bring inspiration with the wind—
In constant stream without an end—
Unleash Your creativity Muses,
bring it now to me

Creative blocks will begin to dissipate within twenty-four hours.

Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living (Everyday Series)
Dorothy Morrison

 

The Witches’ Spell-A-Day for Thursday, January 5th – An Ivy Spell

Wounds to wisdom...Athena An Ivy Spell

Traditionally this was the day ivy was used to divine what kind of health a person would experience during the coming year. Ivy was also used to protect the home from harmful energy during the winter months.

To predict your health for the rest of the year, you’ll need an ivy leaf, a bowl of water, and a clean white cloth. First, place the ivy leaf in the owl of water. Think of any health concerns you may have and cover the bowl with the cloth. Let it sit overnight undisturbed. Check the leave the following morning. If the leaf has remained green and unblemished, you should have a healthy year. If the leaf has begun to darken or is covered with black spots, you should take steps to protect your health—get plenty of rest watch your diet and so on. To protect your home from negativity, keep an ivy plant near a window or door.

 

 

–James Kambos
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac

The Witches Spell A Day for January 4th – World Braille Day

winterWorld Braille Day

Today we celebrate Louis Braille for his genius invention of the Braille system of raised writing. His visionary creation brought reading literature and education to those with vision challenges. Just as it takes only one candle to illuminate the darkness., it took only one man to bring light to the masses.

For this spell, you will need twelve white candles, some Florida water and a carving tool. Cleanse your candles with the Florida water. Carve any symbols or words that are special to you into the candles.

Close your eyes. Imagine what it would be like if you depended on your sensitive touch to read. Touch your candles, the open your eyes. Light one candle and take in its brilliant flame. Using this candle, light all the other candles. When finished, pinch out the candles while saying:

As above, so below. The magick is
with me wherever I go.

Use the candles to light other candles throughout the year.

—Najah Lightfoot
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches Spell-A-Day Almanac

Witches Spell-A-Day for Tuesday, January 3rd – Building Bridges

Spell of RelaxationBuilding Bridges

On January 3, 1870, construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge. Let’s do a bridge building spell.

Do you have a goal that seems impossible to reach? You Need a bridge! For this spell, you will need some sculpting clay, a dish of water, and some embroidery thread.

Sculpt two islands of appropriate colors representing today and goal. If your goal is wealth, then your goal island should be green. If you want romance, make it pink. Your thread should also be goal colored.

Form a pillar on each island from which a bridge can be built.

Place the water dish between the finished islands. Speak the story of your problem: I am ______and I want ___________, but I don’t see a way to get it. I need a bridge.

String the thread in a loop from the today island to the goal island and tie a know. Say: I am building a bridge. Repeat nine times.

When you’re ready say three times: I have a bridge! I will reach my goal!

 

—-Deborah Lipp
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac

Waxing Moon Resolution Spell

Wiccan PriestessWaxing Moon Resolution Spell

Sometimes, when we have resolved to do something or stick to a regime, our resolution wavers. This spell will help strengthen it.

You will need:
A purple candle
White thread

Start by winding the cotton three times deosil (clockwise) around the candle, about a third of the way down. As you do so, focus on your breathing, taking deep breaths in and out. On the third wrap of the cotton take a deep breath in and hold it for a count of six.

Visualise yourself being surrounded in purple light to give you strength.

When you are ready, light the candle and focus on the flame. As you do so, ask out loud for strength in your resolve and help with keeping your focus on the task. End with the words ‘and harm to none, so mote it be’.

 

 

Pagan Portals – Moon Magic
Rachel Patterson

The Witches Spell-A-Day for January 2nd – Getting Divine Help During a Mercury Retrograde

 ♛ 61. PLATZ - Bestes Tier Blingee ~ by Nina ♛Getting Divine Help During a Mercury Retrograde

Several times a year, the planet Mercury seems to be moving backward in the sky. This is called Mercury retrograde. While other planets also move retrograde. Mercury seems to be the most troublesome. Things break down. People lose their tempers and make ridiculous mistakes. Murphy’s law — “if anything can go wrong, it will” — take over. When Mercury is retrograde, we are warned not to sign contracts and to think before we speak.

During a Mercury retrograde, speak to the God himself:

Great Mercury, even though you are
walking backward right now, please
remember that we mortals do better
when going forward. Lend me your
winged hat, which I will wear as a
thinking cap that will straighten my
thoughts and ideas and keep me from
doing stupid things. Keep me safe until
you go forward.

Or more directly (so to speak):

Tricky planet, go direct right now!
Pesky Murphy, go away, don’t bow!

–Barbara Ardinger
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches Spell-A-Day Almanac

 

The Witches Magick for Monday, August 22nd – A Spell To Focus Your Caffeine

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A Spell To Focus Your Caffeine

You Will Need:
Coffee, tea, soda, caffeine pills, anything with caffeine in it.

In order to focus your caffeine consumption, and thus your extra energy, on a specific goal, do the following:

Take your caffeine pill, coffee, soda, tea, or whatever else and set it in front of you. Hover both of your hands around it, like parentheses: ( item )

Then close your eyes and say a prayer or chant your desire, something like:

I point this energy towards (desire)!

Repeat the prayer, getting louder each time, and then down your source of caffeine.

Source

Harnessing Fire Magic (A Witch’s Guide to Elemental Magic)
Viivi James