Draconic House Protection
J’Karrah EbonDragon, 1994
The simple act of living can make our home spiritually and magically “dirty” as well as physically dirty. And just as you routinely clear out the physical dirt in your home, you should also routinely clear out the magical and spiritual dirt. Now you may be wondering just where this spiritual and magical dirt comes from. It comes from the aggravation adults bring home from work after a hard day and children bring home from school. It comes from the inevitable arguments and conflicts that occur when you have different people living in the same house. It comes from our fears and worries, our concerns and hardships. It is “tracked” in behind us just as mud is tracked in from the yard to sully the carpet. And if you live in an apartment building, it can seep into your space from your neighbors.
The purpose of this ritual is to cleanse your personal space of the unwanted energies, spirits, emotions, etc. that make our home spiritually and magically dirty and then to help keep it that way. It is generally a good idea to do this ritual at least once a year, but it can be done anytime you feel there is a need for it. It should definitely be done before moving into a new home or apartment (if possible… definitely afterwards), or after remodeling your present home, as any structural modifications will break any protective seals already established. It is a pretty standard magical format used in a variety of different traditions. The exception is you are also calling on the assistance of your Dragon friends to help clear and seal your personal space.
1) a nice bell or chime
2) purification incense or sage smudge stick (if you use a smudge stick, also use a heavy, *clean,* preferably new ashtray lined with sand to place it on)
3) small hand fan
4) protection incense
5) small, sturdy tray table if you are doing more than one room
6) small hand bell or chime
7) a consecrated string of bells to hang on your inner door knob of each exterior leading door if doing an entire house or apartment.
8) a dish of salt water
9) Normal altar equipment
If you are just doing a single room, Cast a formal Circle and “push” the Circle’s perimeter so that it matches the exact dimensions of your room. If you will be moving about your entire dwelling, you won’t be casting a formal Circle. You should, however, still call the Dragons of the Quarters, invite your Dragon companion(s). You should also be sure that the final room has an outside exit. If you are in an apartment and your main door leads to a hallway, make sure there is an open window to the outside available in the last room you intend to cleanse.
Step 1: Stand for a moment and commune with those whom you have called to assist you to let them know what you are planning on doing. When you feel ready say:
Dragons of Power, Dragons of Light!
Dragons of Wisdom, Dragons of Might!
Lend me your magic, lend me your aid!
Lend me your guidance as this spell is made!
Step 2: Hold your hands over the salt water and say:
As salt dissolves in water, so too shall the hold of any unwelcome and unwanted influences and forces that may be attached to my place, my property or my person! By the power of my own will and that of my Dragon friends, so will it be!
If you are going to be doing multiple rooms, place the water bowl, wand, purification and protection incenses and burner (or smudge stick and ashtray) and fan on the tray and set it all by the door of the room you are currently working in.
Step 3:Pick up the purification incense or smudge stick and walk around the room , fanning the smoke to be sure it reaches all the corners, in any closets, and behind/under the furniture, etc. Visualize the smoke driving all the unwanted stuff into the burning perimeter of the Circle to be consumed by Dragon Fire. Trace a pentacle before each door, window and mirror (also: vents, drains, fireplace openings, etc.) with the incense to seal it. As you move about the room say:
By Dragon magic and the power of Fire and Air, I banish for all time any unwelcome or unwanted energies, forces and influences from this space!
Let this place be Purified and sealed!
If you are doing multiple rooms, start at the door and drive drive the stuff before you as you circle the room and then out the door into the next room. Seal the door with a pentagram to keep the stuff from getting back in.
Step 4: Return to your work station and pick up the bell. Following the same path as before, ring the bell continuously as you walk the room, paying special attention to the door, windows and mirrors. Visualize the sound of the bell driving any goop that may have escaped the smoke either into the Dragon Fire of the Circle’s boundary or out the door (don’t worry about the seal already at the door… it’s one-way: bad stuff goes out but can’t come back in) you started from.
By Dragon magic and the tones of the sacred bell, I banish for all time any unwelcome or unwanted energies, forces and influences from this space!
Let this place be Purified and sealed!
Step 5: pick up the protection incense and make a final pass around the room, taking the came care as you did with the purification incense fanning the smoke to be sure it reaches all the corners, in any closets, and behind/under the furniture, etc. Visualize the smoke permeating the walls, floor and ceiling to form a permanent protective barrier. Trace a pentacle before each door, window and mirror with the incense to seal it. As you move about the room say:
By Dragon magic and Dragon’s Breath, I seal this place for all time any unwelcome or unwanted energies, forces and influences from this space!
Step 6 Sprinkle the room generously with the salt water (being mindful of things that shouldn’t be splashed with water) while walking the same path as before saying:
By Dragon Tears, the combined powers of Earth and Water, I consecrate and bless this space according to my will and for the good of my family and my Clan. I here by banish for all time any unwelcome and unwanted energies, forces and influences.
For as long as I Will it only that which is beneficial and invited may enter here. This place is not forever barred under pain of Dragon Fire to any spirits, beings, energies or influences that may try to enter for the purpose of doing harm.
I invite in only those spirits, beings, energies and forces that are in accord with my Will, my desires and my purpose. By my will and under the vigilant protection of my Dragon allies, so will it be!
When you are finished, pour any remaining salt water down the drain. Place the sting of bells on your front door (mine hang from the door knob) where the sound of the bells will keep any unwanted “visitors” from following anyone inside. The cold incense ash can be placed in a decorative bottle or in a sachet and hung next to the door as a protection talisman.
Thank those Dragons who came to your assistance, and then “push” the protective energy of the circle (if you cast one) into your new house protections to help strengthen them by adding another layer. The ritual is over.