Apple Seed Spell – Mabon

Apple Seed Spell

(Mabon)

Purpose:  To improve your magickal abilities

Background:  Mabon coincides with the apple harvest, and apples and apple trees feature quite strongly in world mythologies, both in relation to gaining knowledge and to entering another realm. In the Judaic myth of Adam and Eve, consumption of a single fruit that grows on the Tree of Knowledge results in the first man and woman passing through the gates of Eden into another world. In the Arthurian legend, Avalon, sometimes called the Isle of Apples, is part of a Celtic otherworld. In this spell, you use apple seeds to travel into the realm of magick and gain arcane knowledge to aid your spiritual development and magickal abilities.

How To Cast The Spell

TIMING  Cast this spell at Mabon

CASTING THE SPELL

As part of your Mabon celebrations, and in a properly prepared circle, work as follows:

 1.  Light the candle, saying:

Old one of the apples
Waiting with your sickle
Give me the courage
To grow in your knowledge

2.  Halve the apple horizontally, then place all the seeds in the pouch and tie it around your neck.

3.  Eat half of the apple, and close your eyes.

4.  Imagine you are walking in an orchard of apple trees. In its center stands an ancient tree and below it, an old woman. Approach her and repeat the last two line of the rhyme you have spoken. Mark carefully all that she does and says and when she is finished, return from your inner journey to your circle.

5.  Bury the remaining half apple outdoors.

6.  Wear the apple seed talisman for one lunar cycle, keeping a dream diary, and note any “coincidences” that happens around you –it is now for you to interpret these symbols and their meaning.

YOU WILL NEED:

One black candle

Matches

One seeded apple

One sharp knife

One white square drawstring pouch

One length of fine cord

Reference:

“The Spells Bible”
Ann-Marie Gallagher
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WOTC Spell Of The Day for Aug. 12: The Daisy Spell

The Daisy Spell

The purpose of this spell is to help you discover your life’s task.

Items You Will Need:

  • One stick of sandalwood incense in a holder
  • One white 6 to 8 inch candle
  • Matches
  • One sewing needle
  • Seven daisies, freshly picked

Time To Cast:

  • The best time to cast this spell is on the night of the Full Moon

The Spell:

  • After you have casted your circle, light the incense, then the candle.
  • Using the needle, make a daisy chain by piercing a hole near the end of six of them and threading them together in a ring.
  • Holding the remaining daisy in your left hand, remove the petals one by one, chanting the following lines in order of their removal:

Maker

Shaker

Carer

Sharer

Healer

The word on which the last petal is shed indicates which gifts you have to offer others:

Maker:  you have the gift of creating things of great practical use or beauty.

Shaker:  you have the ability to get thing changed by word and action.

Carer:  your strength lies in supporting others.

Sharer:  you are a negotiator, a peacemaker, and one who achieves justice and fairness.

Healer:  you have the gift of healing.

  • Place the daisy chain under your pillow, as dreams over the next seven nights will offer further clues to your life’s task.
    The Spells Bible
    by Ann-Marie Gallagher

Samhain – Crone Spell

To Produce, Psychic Dreams

PURPOSE:  To aid all around psychic development

BACKGROUND:  Samhain is the season of the Crone – the “Old Woman” aspect of the Goddess, the divine midwife who brings us into life and helps us cross over into death. A guardian of sacred thresholds, she also spins, weaves and cuts our life threads. Because of this, she is sometimes depicted as a spider or represented by a web. Sometimes known as the “Hag” or Cailleach, the crone is strongly connected with psychic abilities and the ability to walk between the worlds–the capacity to traverse the borderland between everyday reality and other realities such as Faerie or the Land of the Dead.

Items you will need:

  • Two teaspoons of dried mugwort
  • One teaspoon of powdered elder leaves
  • Six drops of  cypress essential oil
  • Mortar and pestle
  • One charcoal disk in a fireproof dish
  • One black candle
  • Matches or lighter

Casting the Spell:

  • Blend the mugwort, elder leaves and cypress oil in the mortar and pestle.
  • Light the charcoal, then the black candle, saying:
Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads,
Direct me.
Weaver, guide my thread into
The spaces between.
 
  • Sprinkle the incense onto the charcoal, and inhale the scent.
  • Close your eyes. Visualize yourself walking from the East to a Crossroads at sunset and stopping to face North. From this direction, a dark figure approaches. This is the Crone. When She stops, She will beckon you to follow her. She will lead you to a gateway: don not pass through this time, but note what it looks like and any symbols that are written on it. This is the gateway through which you must pass before you can walk between the worlds–and you will need to look out for it, or its symbols, in lucid dreams during this winter.
  • Keep careful note of your dreams between now and Imbolc.

 

The Spells Bible
Ann-Marie Gallagher