The Gimme Gumption Spell
1 reversible candle, black on white (Alternatively, color a white candle completely with a black permanent marker.)
1 shot glass filled with rum bourbon, scotch or vodka (Substitute a shot glass of water flavored with rum extract, if you like.)
Since this is a war of sorts–and Mars energy is essential for any type of successful battle–plan to perform this spell on a Tuesday on either the Full or New Moon. Fill the glass and light the candle, then place the glass directly in front of you. Ground and center in your normal fashion; then say something like.
Confrontation is not my foe.
It’s not an opponent; it causes no woe.
It is my friend now and as such.
It straightens out the cause of much
Confused and wrongful accusation.
Misunderstanding and misinformation
It soothes out wrinkles while it mends
Relationships that might otherwise end.
It no longer makes me sick.
For now I’ve finally learned the trick:
That anger plays no part; instead,
Resolution weaves its threads.
That said I now infuse my gutsy gumption
This liquid for my own consumption.
At this point, think about what gumption and courage means to you, then hold the glass aloft, and blow the candle that thought across the liquid to infuse and charge it. Place the glass in front of the candle and continue, saying something like:
And before this candle, it is placed.
So its energies will interlace
With my infusion to bring it power
As it burns by minute and by hour.
To banish worries, woes and fears,
To banish nervous shakes and tears,
And bring forth the courage that I need
To defend myself with grace and speed.
The gumption asked for now is wonk
As I will, so be it done.
When the candle extinguishes itself, drink the liquid, feel the courage flow through your body and make a firm resolve never to be stopped on again.
Spell from Excerpt Obtained From:
Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions
By Dorothy Morrison