Yule Spell

I found a great Yule spell today, and wanted to share it, because I will definitely be doing this spell. It is a great spell to start the new year off!

Spell Supplies:Goddess Candle (silver), God candle (Gold), a self candle, a red candle (fire), a blue candle (water), a green candle (earth),  a yellow candle (air), a pentacle (for protection), and a sage smudge.

Notes: The words for God were not provided but you are welcome to alter this spell and add a part for God in the beginning. I always include both the Goddess and God in my rituals, so I will be adding a part for God. Also the ending of the spell says to let the candles burn out on their own, but you are welcome to blow the candles out. Also I would suggest you pull up a circle before performing this spell. I think all magick should be done within a circle for both protection and sacredness.

Spell:

Smudge or use incense over your spell/altar area and say…

“I purify this space. May my hopes and aspirations rise within this veil of smoke and become one with the universe. With every breath I take may I be empowered by the light of the Goddess. So mote it be .”

Light the candle for the Goddess and say:

“Gracious Goddess who walks through the mists of time, my need of you is endless but tonight I ask only for power. Fill my being with your strength and be with me this night that I may be empowered by your gifts of life. Hold true this spell I work. Blesed Be.”

Light the Earth candle (green)

“Intune my magick with nature. Let me judge not the path or people before me but trust in the Goddess to light the way. Let me be reminded of this daily. Let my eyes be open to the true meaning of life. As we come from the Earth we will return to the Earth, let me not forget your true treasures. So mote it be.”

Light the Air candle (yellow)

“Fill my soul with knowledge. Let my powers grow and my intuition be endless. I claim my birth right as witch, empower me and allow me all that is wise. I claim the magick to work this spell tonight. So mote it be.”

Light the Fire candle (red)

“Let my desires be powered with endless energy and grow into full manifestation. Let my work be prosperous and the law of three protect me and mirror against all that do wrong against me. So mote it be.”

Light the Water candle (blue)

“Keep my family safe and let our love for each other be abundant.. Let my path be in joy surrounded by family and friends. Let our love last through the life times ahead. Bless us always. So mote it be.”

Light the candle you have chosen to represent yourself

“I, _______ take the power given and honor it. I reach for strength from the blood that is life itself to keep my body a temple in health and light. Let all illness leave me. Let my chakras shine bright with balance and health. Blessed Be

I am _____ . I am a priestess of my Goddess. This is my bidding and these are my words. May this spell not reverse, or place upon me any curse. So mote it be.”

Allow the candles to burn out on their own, and then bury the remnants in the earth.

This spell was retrieved December 14, 2009 from http://www.pagan-magic.co.uk/shop/article_info.php/life-spell-a-118?osCsid=86b179bf1cb789da6eb0b4be1a44675b.

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Wiccan correspondences I take for granted

Spirits Cast-101 lesson two is here-yeah! I listened to Feithline’s new episode today-it was fantastic as usual. I am looking forward to starting the new elements exercise this month! To start the next assignment off we are suppose to create a list of things we take for granted. What Feith means by this is our Wiccan/Pagan correspondences we have gotten so use to we no longer think about why or how we got those correspondences. For example why is the moon associated with the Goddess? Below is my list of correspondences and associations I take for granted…


Things I take for granted:


The nighttime and moon are feminine

The daytime and sun are masculine

Air is yellow and masculine

Water is blue and feminine

Earth is green and feminine

Fire is red and masculine

Athames are masculine

Bowls and chalices are feminine

Magick is neutral

There is life, spirit, and energy in everthing

my soul

the afterlife

Goddess represents emotions

God represents protection


Summary: Even creating and looking over this list has got me thinking. There are some associations I have because I have really meditated on them and chose what felt right for me. Other associations I have because of societal and cultural norms I have been taught since childhood. For example Air is masculine to me, not because some Wicca 101 book told me it is, but because I see visions of the Greek God Hermes when I work with the element of air. To me the spirit of air is the same traveler and messenger as Hermes is. Because I see Hermes when I see air, I see masculine. However I am constantly seeing the Goddess as a gentle, emotional, mother type. Where as, I see God as the passionate, action based protector. But really those are gender stereotypes that have been around since the beginning of time. Men or the masculine can also represent a soft and emotional side. There have been and still are female warriors. Men are not the only beings capable of anger, action, and violence. I think we all could work on being careful with the gender restricted boxes we put our deities into. The great spirit or Divine is not really male or female. We put or deity(s) into gender based roles because that is how we understand things as humans. Everything in nature within our planet exists with two genders. The Divine is not limited to gender though, nor is it limited to our version of emotions and abilities. Just like water is not limited to being blue on our planet. Ever see a blue flame of fire? Why do we put correspondences to the elements?  Why is the Goddess represented by the night and moon? What is the definition of feminine? Do the elements really correspond to one gender? Do we even need to give them a gender association?

Things are the types of questions I will be asking myself as I work on this month’s Spirits Cast-101 assignment. Hopefully I will find some answers to those questions-at least what the answers are for myself and my own spiritual practice.

Good luck to all of you as we journey into the realm of the elements!

Blessings,

Hoi Sum

Full Moon Ritual

December 2009 Full Moon Ritual

Cold Moon-Releasing


Notes: This is just an outline of the ritual I will be doing this week for the full moon. All of the specific words and chants are written down separately. Feel free to use any ideas here! Blessings!

Supplies:

Athame, wand, elemental candles, family coven candle, goddess candle, god candle, offering/offering bowl, ritual clothes and jewelry, runes, crystals (to correspond to the elements and spell), book of shadows and pen. (all other supplies are already on my altar)

Ritual Outline:

1. Cleanse altar space and altar tools

2. Get all tools and supplies ready and set up

3. Take ritual bath

4. Ground and center my energy

5. Draw up my circle

6. Invoke the elements

7. Invoke the Goddess

8. Meditate and go to my sacred space-(meet and converse with the Goddess there)-honor the moon

9. Perform a knot spell for releasing negative things that are affecting my life and energy currently (nine different things I need to get rid of)…example words below…

By knot of ONE, the spell’s begun
By knot of TWO, it cometh true
By knot of THREE, so mote it be
By knot of FOUR, this power I store
By knot of FIVE, the spell’s alive
By knot of SIX, this spell I fix
By knot of SEVEN, events I’ll leaven
By knot of EIGHT, it will be Fate
By knot of NINE, what’s done is mine

10. Do a rune reading (draw three runes for past, present, future-still focusing on things I need to work on in my life)

11. Thank the Goddess

12. Thank the elements

13. Dismiss the elements

14. Dismiss the Goddess

15. Take down my circle

16. Ground my energy