I do not say that for an aesthetic, trend, or because it’s autumn, no, I say it with a heavy pride. When I call myself a WITCH I bow my head to my ancestors, the people killed who proclaimed it or we rumored to. I honor the WITCHES who came before me because I am the granddaughter of one you could not burn.
This cosmic energy is sensual, grounded, and emotionally clearing. Embodying in the element earth, this moon nourishes our roots, reconnecting us to our desires. Flow with this lunar tide by meditating, warming the body with yoga, and spending some time in nature.
Full Moon Bath Ritual
2 drops lavender oil
2 drops rose oil
1 rose quartz
Smudge the space as the water begins to collect, place the crystals in the tub and allow their energy to charge the water. Add the oils, pouring your intentions into the water with every drop. Light the candle and place it next to the tub, allowing the flames light to cascade over your body. When the water is ready, take a step into the tub, whispering your full moon intentions as you submerge yourself in its calming warmth.
Play relaxing sounds while you are in the tub, meditating and asking goddess to send you any messages as you soak. Once you are done with the bath, journal what came up for you. Blow out the candle as you thank the divine for their guidance.
I cast a protection spell for a friend in a dangerous situation yesterday! I sprinkled a circle of lavender flower, lemon balm, and spearmint leaf (lavender and lemon balm both have protective qualities, and spearmint leaf seems to augment other agents) in the bottom of a small bowl, before setting a black candle up in the center! I lit the candle, then dripped some of the melting wax to make a place to stick it so it stood upright safely. Then, I held my obsidian arrowhead while visualizing an archer shooting down anything which could threaten my friend, and uttered an incantation.
Fall once, Spring rain.
Flash twice, Summer lightning.
Rage thrice, Autumn wind.
Sound at last, Winter thunder.
That’s roughly how I started it, but I forgot the rest!
A lot has been said about the value of inner beauty over outer beauty in our society, but let’s all be honest: it’s hard to go through life when you can’t look your reflection in the eye. Some of us, myself included, can’t just be content to have a good personality if the body housing it feels irreconcilable with said personality. So, here’s a spell for us!
On or behind your altar, set up a round mirror so you can see your reflection. Then, on your altar, arrange an opal and two green candles. Light the candles so that they warm and charge the opal, and by candlelight, stare deep into your reflection. In your mind’s eye, picture the transformation taking place, seeing every aspect becoming your ideal self.
Then, let the candles burn down and collect your opal. Carry it or wear it every day as you strive for beauty.
I’ve wanted to cast a proper sleep/dream spell for a while, and enchant one of my talismans to help me attract more vivid, lucid dreams. I think that tonight, I’m going to bathe myself with mugwort, then arrange a purple candle, my sodalite, my amethyst, my sleep spell bottle, some quartz crystals, and my talisman on my altar. I’ll sprinkle some lavender, chamomile flower, and leftover mugwort in a circle around the candle, then light it at dusk after casting my circle. I’ll invoke a few gods of the night and dreams, as well as the Bear Totem, and prepare my talisman(s) to help me sleep and dream better at night. I actually read some very interesting things about the bear that I plan to make a post about!
I’ve been hesitant for a while to try it, since I didn’t really know how, but after reading about it in a book, I cast my first circle for a spell today! I also did a tarot divination beforehand to make sure it was the right time to cast the spell.
My friend had surgery for appendicitis, so I wanted to cast a spell that would help him. I brought representations of the four elements into the circle: sage incense, a white candle, a small bowl of water, and my azurite-malachite. I charged each one and visualized the desired result, before drawing the circle!
Here’s a helpful tip I learned about for circles: if for any reason you need to leave, draw a rectangular shape at the edge of the circle and visualize a door appearing, opening it to leave and closing it behind you then and when you return to the circle.
I also took some notes on how the candle behaved. The flame burned very high, and it caused wax to pour over the sides of the holder. I take that to mean that there was an abundance of energy and success!
Also, at the end, I made sure to release the circle and thank the elementals for their help. Oh, and I also channeled the Raven totem a bit!