Cleansing method – smudge, sound, etc
Candles: 2 longer spell in white. one each of smaller spell candles in blue, pink, lavender,
red, yellow for dripping wax on the main white candles.
Essential oils: star anise, geranium
Herbs for offering: mugwort, rosemary and lavender, rowan berries
Orthocerus slab with pentagram as a base.
Orthocerus sphere to represent Ancestors
Emerald tumble to represent maternal line
Lithium quartz to represent paternal line
Essential oils: Star anise, Geranium, Bergamot
Wand: Twisty hazel wand, not the copper wand which has a male and female quartz at
each end. Adding masculine /feminine polarities might have confused things with the
Cleanse the Space
I used smudge and a crystal singing bowl.
Cast the circle
Maiden cast this circle white
Free from shadow, pure and light.
Mother cast this circle red
Cast any negativity from our head.
Crone cast this circle black
Grant us the knowledge that we lack.
This circle is now cast unbroken.
Call the quarters
I call to the East and the Element of Air, you who are mist and cloud, you who are fresh
breeze and wild hurricane, Spirit of the Hawk, Spirit of the Sylph, hear me, bring into
these rites’ purification and clarity, sweep through and remove stagnation. Blessings
I call to the South and the Element of Fire, you who are the crackle of bonfires, you
who are the golden Sun and glowing lava, Spirit of the Phoenix, Spirit of the Flame
Dancers, hear me, bring into these rites your spirit of creativity and passion. Blessings
I call to the West and the Element of Water, you who are the Undines of the rivers,
and the Sirens of the crashing ocean waves, you who are the Naiads of the Grottos,
come to me. Spirit of the Shark, hear me, bring to these rites your deepest intuition
and truest emotions, teach me to be flexible, to adapt and flow, like your waters.
Blessings and welcome!
I call to the North and the Element of Earth, you who are bone and crystal, you who
are tree and root and branch, Spirit of the Wolf, Spirit of the Gnome, I call upon you.
Bring to these rites your spirit of prosperity, of stability and manifestation. Blessings
Invocation to Deity: at this point it is traditional to invoke deity – for this rite, this
spell, I ask for my most powerful and appropriate Guides to be with me and I ask for an
Angel of Protection to guard this circle.
I ask for ancestral healing, healing for my ancestors of blood and bone who give their
permission to receive it.
May they know and understand my good intention.
Dripping the wax over each candle in turn:
With the colour Blue, I ask for healing for my maternal line
With the colour Pink, I ask for harmony and love for my maternal line
With the colour Lavender I ask for calm for my maternal line
With the colour Red I ask for courage for my maternal line
With the colour Yellow I ask for joy and happiness for my maternal line
With the colour Blue, I ask for healing for my paternal line
With the colour Pink, I ask for harmony and love for my paternal line
With the colour Lavender I ask for calm for my paternal line
With the colour Red I ask for courage for my paternal line
With the colour Yellow I ask for joy and happiness for my paternal line
Anointing the candles with essential oils:
Star anise bringing purification and protection
Geranium bringing healing and strength
Bergamot bringing uplifting and joyful energies
As it is for healing, applying the oil bottom to top I send healing outwards and upwards
to my Ancestors in spirit.
Herbal offering sprinkled around the candles, saying:
With Mugwort brings Strength, healing and cleansing
With Rosemary brings Protection, purification, healing
With Lavender brings Happiness, peace, love, strength
Seven rowan berries from a tree in my road bringing love and protection
Thank Guides and the Angel of Protection
Thank the quarters
Guardians to the Element of Earth, I thank you for your presence in this rite, I bid you
blessings and farewell.
Guardians to the Element of Water, I thank you for your presence in this rite, I bid
you blessings and farewell.
Guardians to the Element of Fire, I thank you for your presence in this rite, I bid you
blessings and farewell.
Guardians to the Element of Air, I thank you for your presence in this rite, I bid you
blessings and farewell.
Uncast the circle - This circle is open but never broken.
I had considered sending Reiki, rather than asking for healing.
Christopher Penczak says in Magick of Reiki: Focused Energy for Healing, Ritual, &
In my Reiki Two and Reiki Teacher level classes, we learned all sorts of ways to use
Reiki that seemed very ritualistic and magickal to me, including prayer, song,
affirmations, protection, blessings, and crystals. Reiki training didn’t seem that
different from my witchcraft training; it was simply a different method of delivery.
After dripping wax on the candles and placing them on the Orthocerus pentagram slab,
I almost sent Reiki. I paused and asked my Guides if it would be appropriate. No, as it’s
a prescriptive methodology, working in a definite way, rather than asking the Universe,
who will decide what is best.
Dripping the wax - the energy and intention drips in with the wax.
The spell took place on my desk. After uncasting the circle, I carried the slab with the
candles and crystals down to the hearth in the sitting room, so I could keep an eye on
I placed some chocolate on the slab and this went out in the garden as an offering next
morning with the herbs.
Night before the spell - Candles charging on a labradorite slab,
previously charged with a full moon.