GOOD LUCK AND FOR GRANTING WISHES

GOOD LUCK AND FOR GRANTING WISHES

4 red candles 4 green candles glass of wine seed or nuts round pebble
Food has long been a symbol of magic.
Writing on cakes and other types of food dates back to ancient Greece and goddess worship.
Honey cakes were written on, candles lit and blown out, and wishes on the cakes were eaten
to transfer them to the eater. Perform this spell anytime of the year on a waxing moon.
The red candles are for luck and the green for prosperity, but you may wish to substitute other
colors more suitable to your specific wish. The seed hold the promise of regrowth.
Method Alternating the colors of the candles, make a large circle with them, aligning
them to the eight compass direction.
Put the glass of wine in the center of the circle, and place the dish of seeds and/or
nuts next to it. Keep the pebble in your left hand through out the spell. It represents
the turning Circle of Life in the universe. Light the north candle first, then travel to the
center of the circle. Take a seed or nut and dip it in the wine, make your wish and eat
it, do this until all the candles are all lit, working your way in a clockwise direction.
You might find it helpful to break your wish into eight steps.
When finished sit in the middle of your glowing circle.
Drink the rest of the wine as a toast to the world, and keep the pebble for good luck.

GOOD LUCK AND FOR GRANTING WISHES

GOOD LUCK AND FOR GRANTING WISHES

4 red candles 4 green candles glass of wine seed or nuts round pebble
Food has long been a symbol of magic.
Writing on cakes and other types of food dates back to ancient Greece and goddess worship.
Honey cakes were written on, candles lit and blown out, and wishes on the cakes were eaten
to transfer them to the eater. Perform this spell anytime of the year on a waxing moon.
The red candles are for luck and the green for prosperity, but you may wish to substitute other
colors more suitable to your specific wish. The seed hold the promise of regrowth.
Method Alternating the colors of the candles, make a large circle with them, aligning
them to the eight compass direction.
Put the glass of wine in the center of the circle, and place the dish of seeds and/or
nuts next to it. Keep the pebble in your left hand through out the spell. It represents
the turning Circle of Life in the universe. Light the north candle first, then travel to the
center of the circle. Take a seed or nut and dip it in the wine, make your wish and eat
it, do this until all the candles are all lit, working your way in a clockwise direction.
You might find it helpful to break your wish into eight steps.
When finished sit in the middle of your glowing circle.
Drink the rest of the wine as a toast to the world, and keep the pebble for good luck.

Natural Baby Ritual

Preparations begin before the birth of the child:

  1. The expectant couple obtains some special wood and burns it down to ash. Traditionally, the desired wood leaves white ash, because it will make the rest of the spell easier, however this may be adapted to suit specific desires. Any traditional magick wood, such as birch, ceiba, hazel or rowan would be appropriate, too.

  2. These ashes are reserved until the birth.

  3. After  birth, the placenta is carried to a strategic area, traditionally a mountain crossroads, and placed on the ground.

  4. The ashes are sprinkled onto the placenta.

  5. The first animal to leave prints either in or with the ash is the child’s protector or represents the species.

Of course, this spell obviously derives from a rural area, with little traffic but a lot of wildlife. Adapt to your needs.

Ritual to Journey To the Universal Circle

 

Adapted from The Cherokee Full Circle, by J.T. Garrett and Michael Tlanusta Garrett (Inner Traditions, 2002).The Universal Circle, a symbol of balance and harmony, is included in every aspect of the Native American way of life. In many Native American traditions, to “offer prayers” means calling out to the four winds for their sacred powers, since the four winds offer lessons from the four directions that make up the Universal Circle.

Each of us experiences this Circle and the four directions as we continue our journey of life. What are the lessons of the four directions? How do we experience this powerful image of wholeness? Find out here:

Circle of Life
The circle of life begins with the fire in the center, the birth, that spirals into the direction of the East for the protection of family while developing.

Then life spirals to the direction of the South to learn how to play, “and to learn of the fairness of games in nature.”

At about the age of seven we start our spiral to the direction of the West, where we learn competition and endurance for work and play through the teen years.

Then we spiral to the direction of the North, where we learn the skills and knowledge of an adult to be a teacher and master of our abilities or trade. We continue to spiral until we reach our elder years as we return to the sacred fire of life, to begin again the spirit world as ancestors.

This is the Universal Circle of life that brings us the understanding of our connections with all things within that circle.