I had an idea for an alchemy-based spell that I wanted to share with all of you and see what you think! I haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet, but I’m planning to do so on Monday. So, feel free to wait until I’ve used myself as a test subject to see if you’d all like to use it yourselves!
You’re going to need a piece of paper, a pen or marker, an amethyst, a sodalite, a fluorite (preferably purple), three purple candles, some lavender oil, some salt, and a bottle of water. I know that this is quite a shopping list, but I’ve researched all of the components extensively, and they’re all invaluable to the kind of spell we want to do here!
Sodalite is a powerful stone for combating insomnia and promoting dream work, whilst amethyst encourages prophetic dreams, and fluorite helps to guide your astral body whilst sleeping. Purple candles are very helpful for spells that involve the mind or psychic subjects, such as the dreams we might want to have, but blue and white would also be fine for their relaxing and purifying nature. Lavender oil, meanwhile, is extremely helpful for sleep magic, and I encourage anyone with sleep issues to try putting a little bit on the underside of your pillow! Lastly, the salt will be used to keep unwanted energies out of the ritual, although I believe rice will also work in a pinch. I would recommend charging each item involved with your energy, and make sure to anoint all of the candles and crystals with lavender oil!
First, on the piece of paper, you draw the symbol for Aether: a right-side=up triangle superimposed over one that’s upside-down. Then, you draw a crescent moon inside of it. At the points of the right side-up triangle, place the crystals; at the points of the upside-down triangle, set up the candles. Then, set the water bottle in the center, before surrounding the whole thing with a circle of salt. Make sure you make the whole thing big enough that the candle won’t be right next to the water bottle! I’d advise using smaller candles for this, or potentially some kind of glass, ceramic, or metal container for the water. Melty plastic is not something you want to be a part of your life!
While the candles burn, focus your energies on the spell. I’d recommend doing some meditation and possibly some qigong beforehand to focus all of your energies into it. Visualize yourself sleeping peacefully and having vivid, inspiring dreams. Then, recite this incantation:
Water and fire, I ask for thine aid
It is of thee that dreams are made
Undine and Salamander, I ask thee to keep
My spirit safe as I drift off to sleep
Then, allow the candles to burn down. Stay by the spell for a time, feeling your energy merging with it, knowing that this will be the gateway to restful, satisfying sleep and dreams that will help guide you. Keep in mind how rested and inspired you’ll be by letting this spell be a part of your life, and detach yourself from your concerns.
Finally, keep the vessel of water by your bed, and take a little sip whenever you’re winding down for sleep. Don’t drink a whole lot of it, and I’d advise not drinking water immediately before lying down to rest, but make the drink a part of your nightly routine as you wind down for bed. If it doesn’t work, don’t treat it as any fault of your own – this is still an experimental spell that might need some refinement. It might just need crystals, candles, or a drink that personally suit you and your sleep better.
However it comes out, remember that magic is an incredibly personal process that transforms and is transformed by each individual that takes part in it. Not every spell is a perfect fit for every person, but somewhere out there (or, more likely, somewhere within you) is exactly the spell you need.