For this Tuesday night Full Moon spell, we are working with fire magick and warrior energy. This spell incorporates one of the court cards from the tarot deck, the Knight of Swords. If you recall, the Knight of Swords can be summed up in two words: no fear!
The Knight of Swords is a card of movement, bravery and decisive action, which makes it ideal for this full moon spell.
The “No Fear” Spell
This spell is best worked outdoors.
Supplies are as follows:
1 red taper illuminator candle
1 black taper illuminator candle
2 coordinating black metal candle holders (use wrought iron, if possible)
A pin or nail to engrave Mars’s symbol on the candles
The Knight of Swords card from your tarot deck
A fireproof small metal cauldron
A sheet of paper, no larger than 6 inches square
Black ink pen
An outdoor working area-make sure it is a flat, safe surface to set up all of the spell supplies on (you need to be outside for this one, otherwise you will set off the smoke alarms while you are burning the paper in the cauldron; dron; talk about blowing the magickal mood!)
You have to be careful with the fire. Anytime you have an open flame inside of a cauldron, fire pit, or fireplace and you add magick and intention, things tend to be unpredictable with the flames. Also, just a few drops of alcohol will help that paper burn. So don’t go overboard and singe yourself. Safety first! The spell fire is symbolic. A little fire held within a metal cauldron that is lit with intention does pack more power than you realize, so please be smart and safe and work this full moon spell with care.
Arrange the outdoor setup as follows. Engrave and then place the candles in their holders, and set them toward the back of your working area. Position the metal cauldron dron in the center. Leave a small area to place the Knight of Swords card in front of the cauldron, where it is easily visible. Set the rubbing alcohol, the matches, and paper and pen to the side and within reach.
To start, take up the paper and pen and write down what it is that you fear. Keep it short and to the point. Then, fold the paper in half and drop it into the cauldron. Sprinkle kle a bit of rubbing alcohol on the paper. Close up the bottle and set it off and away to the side. Now put your game face on. Call up whatever courage you can muster. Visualize those Spartan soldiers or the god Mars standing strong and right alongside of you. Come on, tap into that warrior energy. Growl. Get tough, and raise up some courageous energy. Hold your hands out and over the cauldron. Now repeat this verse with intention:
Mars energy is bolstered by the full moon light
I remove anxiety and stress on this night
Mighty warrior energy now defeats the shadows and fear
As I conjure bravery and courage to reside with me here!
Move your hands away from the cauldron. Step back from the work area and strike the match. Carefully drop it on top of the paper inside of the cauldron. If necessary, you can hold the match to the edge of the paper and encourage it to completely burn. If you need to use a couple of matches, that’s fine. Just drop the spent matches inside of the cauldron. Keep going until the paper is ash. Then close the spell with these lines:
Ashes to ashes and dust to moon dust
My courage soars and my magick is just
I work boldly with the days of witchery
This lunar spell is sealed; set the magick free!
You may snuff the black and red illuminator candles and take them inside with you. If you wish, use them again for other Tuesday spells or to repeat this spell if necessary. Allow the contents of the cauldron to cool completely, then take a little garden spade and bury the ashes in the garden. Pour water on top of the spot to make doubly sure nothing is smoldering. Tap your fist on the ground on top of it, and say:
So mote it be!
—Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week