1. Exploding Candle-candle protected you against a spiritual attack or a large amount of negative energy directed your way or the person you are working against is protected.
2. Candle Will Not Burn-wrong candle or spell is being used. Use another. Spiritually cleanse yourself. Your goal will be longer to obtain.
3. Low Burn Flame-Clear yourself of negativity. Different spell is needed.
4. Glass Turns Black-Stop and cleanse yourself. Burn a reversed candle. A spell may be directed at you.
5. Bottom Of The Candle Turns Black-Negative energy sent against you. The person is aware of your attack and is countering.
6. Candle Burns On One Side-Spell is moderately effective,
7. Candle Has Broken-Someone lays in wait or is against you. Protection of the target is broken.
8. Candle Flame Cracks-Spirits speak and work on your behalf.
9. Candle With Multiple Flames-Center flame is you with multiple spirits around you.
10. Top of The Candle Including The Wick is on Fire-Spell is successful, your target’s guardian is fighting back.
11. Candle Flame Going Out-Spell was directed at you. You need a more powerful candle. Your target was able to fight off your attack. If a money spell, it will not work. Spell you sent out-Your target is against your will and has time to reverse it.
12. A lot Of Smoke- With a clean burn at the end~Alot of negative energy is being removed. You may need to repeat.
13. Serpent Long Wax Lines-Evil negative energy being neutralized. Repeat.
14. Wax Puddles-Read into the shapes to see what it shows.
Set up a cauldron or spirit bowl in the center of the altar or table. Around the cauldron, set pictures of the dead and any keepsakes you have. In the cauldron you can set a mix of spirit communication herbs with a candle. A gourd or pumpkin can be used as well.Light incense and candle. You can call in the dead by calling their name and inviting them through the veil to you. Everyone can speak about the dead, share stories and play music. When done, I am sure to let them know the candle is for them to draw strength and power from for travelling. When ready, you can send them on their way. Here you can close up the rite or allow them to stay. After this, I usually make food and offer the dead some as well. I allow the dead to come and go.
I received a couple of emails regarding what kind of candle and/or offering to make to Chango for help. So, I thought I would post this here for anyone who needs it or is interested in it. Here is the link to the webpage:
Courtesy of Moonmuses.com
Dark Moon Magick
From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon. The dark moon is a time for ridding oneself of bad habits, Binding spells, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.
Dark Goddess Hecate
“The Earth began to bellow, trees to dance
And howling dogs in glimmering light advance
Ere Hekate came.”
Dark Goddess Hecate’s celebration day is November 16
The Goddess Hecate was a deity of the night, crossroads, life and death. She was called Most Lovely One, the Distant One, Queen of the World of Spirits, goddess of witchcraft. To the Thracians especially, Hecate was goddess of the Moon, the dark hours, and the Underworld. Midwives were connected with her.
Some myths say Hecate was the daughter of the Titans Tartaros and Night; other versions say of Perseus and Asteria (Starry-Night), or of Zeus and Hera. We do know her worship did not originate in Greece. One of her sacred animals was the toad, a symbol of conception. She was called the goddess of transformation as she ruled over the various passages of life, and could change forms or ages.
Hecate was considered to be the third aspect of the Moon, the Hag or Crone (Carrier of Wisdom).The Greeks called Hecate the Hag of the Dead. (The word “hag” may have come from the Egyptian word “heq”, meaning a matriarachal ruler who knew magickal words of power.)
An ally of Zeus, she was accompanied by a pack of hounds.
An aspect of the Amazon goddess, Hecate’s chariot was pulled by dragons. Her symbols were the key and the cauldron. The women who worshipped her often stained their palms and soles with henna. Her festivals were held at night by torchlight. Every year on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf, a mysterious festival was held in her honor.
Black Candle Magic…
The black candle is very powerful. It is one of the most protective colors. It can be used to bring a person back down to earth. It can also be used in various ways to uncover secrets. It can be used in meditation, to help us find the light within the dark. It stabilizes and awakens greater responsibility. It is most effective when burnt with a white candle. Too much black can manifest depression.
Use Black candles for magic with…
The God, New moon magic, Male energy, banishing Magic, Diet, Protection; Repelling negativity; Binding, shapshifting. Use black candles for mirror Scrying. Traditional candles for the dead during remembrance rituals at Samhain (Halloween)
Black Salt is used in banishing, binding rituals or to quiet bothersome neighbors. Magically used to remove negative energies from items, or places. Often used to remove hexes and other harmful or negative energies. Cleanse your magical implements in a bath of black salt and water… and then wash in a bath of sea salt to purify the item and allow in only positive energies.
A PERFECT ingredient for filling ‘Binding Poppets’ for a powerful outcome. Place a black candle in a pile of black salt for Samhain Remembrance rituals, sprinkle Ouiji Boards with Black Salt before use.
*Making a black mirror at home
Here is a simple method for making a black mirror at home.
Buy a picture frame, complete with the glass.
Pick up some black paint at the craft/hardware shop, best use gouache paint, acrylic or oil based.
Make sure you have a paintbrush!
Disassemble the frame and lay the glass on a piece of newspaper.
Paint the backside of the glass with the black paint and let dry. (I recommend 2-3 coats.)
After it is all dry, if there is any need clean the outer part of the glass with winnow cleaner to make it extra shiny and pretty.
Place the painted glass into the picture frame the unpainted glass side facing outwards.
You can glue various magical items to your black magic picture frame, like herbs, crystals, stones, shells, feathers etc
Use with black candle, slightly tilted for candle Scrying, especially effective when the Sun is in Scorpio, October.
~ Barbara Morris
While the sabbats are solar festivals that celebrate and honor the Sun, God and male energy, esbats are rituals celebrated by witches and pagans to revere the moon, and the feminine energy represented by her lunar cycle.
Esbats, derived from the French esbattre, meaning “to frolic,” are gatherings or solitary rituals held every month on the night of that month’s full moon, to worship the goddess as represented by the moon. Some groups and solitaries may hold their esbats on the night of the new moon, however. It is also the correct time to hold an esbat, and some motivated groups or persons may hold rituals on both nights. Esbats may also be known as lunar rituals.
While sabbats are strictly days of celebration, esbats are known as “working” rituals. This is usually the time set aside for a coven, groups or solitaries to perform magick, such as casting spells for the success of a new endeavor, healing rituals, etc.
~ 1999 Lady Serenity’s Sacred Circle
Tips for Spell work
Fashion Bread Dough into Dollar sign and bake. Serve as a symbolic altar offering for money spells.
To terminate a marital feud, cut and cook cabbage during a waning Moon.
To keep the evil eye from casting its glare on you, carry a mojo bag filled with sage.
Be sure to let your hair flow loose during ritual work to enhance the power of the act .
Call on the crone goddess Bellona when attempting to communicate with spirits of the dead, offerings on your altar should include apples and bloodstones.
Accentuate the potency of a pomander love charm by including orris root powder as an ingredient.
When conducting a protection spell, light a black candle to absorb the negative energy.
Use black licorice as a deity offering.
Scatter black cohosh leaves in the corner of a room to evict a negative energy force.
The purpose of this spell is to rid yourself of the negative energies of someone who is mentally or emotionally abusing you. If done properly, it will not harm the object of the spell nor will it affect his or her daily life in any way. It will simply make the person powerless to mentally or emotionally harm you.
Perform when Moon is dark
Small cloth doll,(poppet) leave the head unstitched until you are ready to begin the ritual Needle and thread
Some personal item from the person you want to bind (fingernail clippings, hair, handwriting sample)
Cauldron or other fireproof container
Piece of parchment paper and pen or quill
One candle at each quarter (optional)
Call the quarters – I like to use candles at each quarter to form a circle of fire for extra protection. Light the black candle Concentrating deeply on the person you are binding, place the personal object inside the head of the doll and sew it shut.Tie the black ribbon around the poppet’s head, signifying the binding of that person.
‘With harm to none, my will be done
I hereby bind you (name of person)
Your words cannot harm me
Your thoughts cannot harm me
You cannot harm me’
Continue chanting this or something like it until you feel power surging through you. Visualize the person helpless to slander or verbally and mentally abuse you while you are chanting.
~ Now, to bind the spell ~
If you have a sigil or a craft name, sign it on the small piece of paper. If not, sign your own full name. If others are working the ritual with you, they too should sign the paper. With the sterilized needle, prick one of your fingers and put a small drop of blood over your signature. Again, if others are working with you, they should place a drop of blood over their signatures. (using a different needle, of course) Fold the paper, light it on fire and drop it into the cauldron (which should be on a heat-proof surface!). Meditate on the flames until the paper completely burns away. If you are working with a group, join hands at this point and feel the power surging around the circle as the spell is bound. Ground and center
Release the circle. Thank the Goddess and God for their protection and power Bury the doll as far away from you as possible within the next few days.
“You are bound to that which you bind !”
Spell to Raise Spirits
To see spirits, old European grimoires recommend mixing together aloe, pepper, musk, vervain, and saffron and burning this in a cemetery. We can adapt this for other locations (like those in which the spirit lived) by adding a bit of sweet grass or tobacco to a specially prepared incense. Create the incense on the anniversary of the death of the individual you wish to contact. This is then burned at 11 am, in the safety of a magic circle that also holds symbolic items to connect you to the entity. An incantation to encourage the spirit’s presence is:
“Guardians of the Spirit realm, hear and guide my plea.
When the witching hour rings true, bring my friend (loved one, etc.) ________ to me.
Other souls who hear my call are not welcome in this place.
Only the one known as _____ may enter sacred space.”
Repeat the request three times, twenty minutes apart, then wait quietly for indications of a presence. Signs include the scent of flowers or a favored cologne, a cool wind, movement of curtains, and candles going out or twitching erratically. Once you feel sure the spirit is with you, do not make it remain overly long. Take care of your business, say farewell, and thank the guardians for their assistance.
* Communication with and understanding the purposes of spirits:
! Word of Warning !
Spiritual entities should not be banished or called for amusement. It is best to contact a knowledgeable, experienced psychic for advice or assistance before undertaking any of these spells.
~ Timing ~
In-between times (noon, midnight, dusk, and dawn). Halloween. Seasons of late fall and winter. Moon in Libra. Eclipses. Wednesday.
Witches Fivefold kiss
This was traditionally part of the ritual between the priest and priestess, as well as part of the great rite.
“Blessed be thy feet which have brought thee in these ways
Blessed be thy knees that kneel at the sacred altar
Blessed be thy sex, without which we would not be here
Blessed be thy breast, formed in beauty and strength
Blessed be thy lips, that they shall utter thy sacred names…”
To Curse a book
“By the powers of witches and mages
By the wisdom of crones and sages
By the Moon as it moves through its stages
By Hecate and lunar rages
By the Sphinx and for the ages
I craft a curse upon these pages.”
~ Author Unknown
To Beckon a Person
To beckon a someone, write the persons name on parchment paper in Dove’s blood ink, fold paper three times and put under candle holder. light a white candle that you have “dressed” in Rosemary oil and rolled in dry Rosemary leaves. If you have a picture of the person put it next to candle. Stand to the East while saying:
“If you are turning towards me
know I turn also to you,
and come to me in love
If you are thinking of me
know I think also of you,
and come to me in love
If you are saying my name
know that I say your name, and call you to me
and come to me in love
Repeat as needed.
Timing; When Mercury rules, Moon in Gemini, Wednesdays. Leave the candle to burn out until you here from the one you call.
The Witch’s Bottle protects the Witch from all negativity for as long as the bottle stays underground. This spell is an important part of the PectiWitan focus of my tradition because once you have created your bottle, there is no need to cast a circle for protection.
Making the Bottle:
– Take a small jar and fill it about halfway with sharp objects such as pins, needles, nails, screws, etc.
– Fill the rest of the bottle with urine and perhaps a spot of menstrual blood
– Tightly seal
– Use your athame (if you have one) to dig a hole (Make sure you chose a place that is unlikely to be disturbed)
– Place the bottle in the hole and cover with dirt
~ Reference Scottish WitchCraft by Raymond Buckland
Witches Bottle Chant
‘I am a witch of ancient lore, I petition these trees, and forest floor.
Converge myself upon this site, spider weaving power and might.
Air and Fire, Water and Earth, aid in my quest, I call you forth.
Aradia, Aradia, I intone, thrice the power you have shone.
Open my spiral of strength and sorcery, encompass the soul you have granted me.
Pentacle of old, stones of deep, protection around, assistance I seek.
Marry my veins, to this Earth, Cernunnos I summon you forth.
Steele needles and pins, red blood of sins.
Buried deep in clandestine dusk, liquid Venus, scent of musk.
Hear my words from Moon to Moon, cite the Lord & Lady’s Rune
By the law of three times three, this spell is done, so mote it be…..
~ Barbara Morris 1999
The most important symbol of Witchcraft is the pentacle. The pentacle (or pentagram) is a Witches symbol of protection and positive power. The five points signify earth, air, fire, water and spirit.
The symbol of Witchcraft, The Pentacle, is a bold and fascinating statement about our place in the Universe. The pentagram represents an ancient concept that can be found in philosophical thought in both East and West. Although over 8,000 years old, the image of the pentagram is applicable in our modern world. The pentagram tells us that we have the ability to bring Spirit to Earth; this applies to every area of practical day-to-day living, as well as spiritual thought. The ability of bringing Spirit to Earth is what makes us whole.
Earth: (lower left hand corner) represents stability and physical endurance.
Fire: (lower right hand corner) represents courage and daring.
Water: (upper right hand corner) represents emotions and intuition.
Air: (upper left hand corner) represents intelligence and the arts.
Spirit: (at the topmost point) represents the All and the Divine.
But did you know that you can deliberately use your trusty altar candles as a trance induction device? This technique has been known in the East for centuries, as part of the discipline known as tratakam, or yoga of the fixed gaze. It is defined as sustained, single-pointed focus on an internal or external point. The practice helps to improve concentration, access altered states, and achieve inner sight. Candle-gazing in particular is thought to stimulate the pineal gland, the light-sensitive “third eye” which is linked with clairvoyance.
I first discovered this technique would work for scrying in the somewhat unlikely setting of a strip-mall yoga center. The class was what I call the “hatha-plus” variety. We did mostlyasana (physical poses), but now and then the teacher would sneak in a bit of her more esoteric knowledge. One day, after we had completed our asana sequence, the teacher passed out tea lights and informed us we would be trying a candle-gazing meditation before settling down for our final resting pose. The students each sat in a seated position, palms resting on knees, with the candle resting on the floor a few inches in front of the feet. With a straight back and neck, we cast our eyes downward to settle upon the wick of the candle. The teacher dimmed the lights, then walked around the room and lit each candle. Immediately a soothing orange glow filled my field of vision. The teacher began to lead a rhythmic breathing exercise, and invited us to alternately open and close our eyes. When my eyes were open and gazing at the candle, I felt blissfully absorbed by the flame. With my eyes closed, I could still see the after-image of the candle and feel its light and heat, but there was also a welcome darkness, pregnant with images and meaning. I opened my eyes for another breath, then slipped back into the darkness. The room I was in disappeared and my sense of time dissolved. I didn’t snap out of it until I heard the instructor abandon her usual clouds-and-honey yoga teacher voice for a sterner tone: “Okay, we’re done working with the candles now. We have ten minutes left in class. Please move to your mats and prepare for shavasana.” Oops.
The effects of the trance gradually wore off as I lay there on my mat, but spectacular visions continued to play out on the inside of my eyelids. Of course, since yogic meditation discourages wandering thoughts, I spent the rest of class trying to banish these “distractions.” It wasn’t until later that I realized that this simple candle meditation had allowed to me to reach a faster, deeper, more visual trance state than I had thus far been able to achieve by scrying alone, and that it might be helpful to hijack the technique for my scrying practice. Incidentally, I no longer have a regular practice of Eastern yoga, mostly because I’m lazy and don’t really like to break a sweat, but also because I don’t always find it to be compatible with the Western esoteric systems I use. Nevertheless, I’m grateful for the time I have spent studying yoga, because it’s helped me to develop concentration, feel more comfortable in my physical body, and perceive and direct my subtle energy.
Want to try this method? Here’s some instructions. (Keep in mind that I’m not a yoga teacher, nor is this method strictly yogic–it’s just a personal practice that I’m sharing because it gets good results.)
So, you’ll need a candle or lantern, a chair (or cushion for the floor), your favorite scrying medium (I generally use a crystal ball ’cause I’m old school like that) and a surface in front of you to rest it on. Light the candle, and make sure you have something non-flammable to set it down on. (Because nothing kills a psychic buzz like accidentally burning your house down.) While you can do this in exercise in pitch darkness, I find that the contrast creates too much eyestrain. So I recommend lighting a few other candles around the room or having another dim light source going at the same time.
Next, sit up straight with your scrying medium directly in front of you. Place the candle in the center of your line of sight, in front of the speculum. (You can always move it away to the side when you’re ready to scry). Once you’re all situated, do whatever you usually do to prepare for divination: ground and center, set your intention, cast your circle, invoke your guides, whatever. Now begin taking some yogic breaths. This is deliberate, deep, and rhythmic breathing. (Plenty of tutorials online if you need a refresher.) Breathe as long as you need to feel your body relax and your mind to begin to clear. As you continue to breathe steadily, fix your attention on the candle flame and blink naturally. (If your ocular muscles start to strain or your eyes begin to water, then you’re doing it wrong. Relax.) See the flame of the candle, feel its warmth spreading out, observe its tiny movements. Visualize two beams of yellow light, one from each of your open eyes, traveling out to the candle to form a triangle. Light from the candle, the apex of the triangle, is traveling back along these invisible paths to your eyes and into your brain. A third beam appears, going from the candle to your third eye, bisecting the triangle. When the light reaches the space between your eyes, it spreads out and massages the area with light. This is a breath-linked practice, so if at any time you get distracted, go back a step and focus on the pattern of your breathing.
The next step is to coordinate the blinking of your eyes to your breath. The next time you breathe in, intensify your gaze ever so slightly and draw in the light, as if you were hoarding it for later. As you breathe out, close your eyes. If you’ve been gazing at the flame for any length of time at all, you’ll notice a “burn in” effect–the shape of the fire will still be visible between your closed eyelids. Open your eyes as you draw another breath. Then close them, continuing to gaze at the “phantom” flame. Continue for a set number of repetitions, or, if you’re not a counter, until you feel your consciousness begin to shift. Now gaze at the candle for two breaths (in and out, then in and out again), and rest your eyes for a count of two. Do this for a little while, then shift to three breaths. As the space between open-eye periods gets longer, more complex images may begin to appear in the darkness. (By the time I get up to three breaths, I’m usually spaced, but you could try a longer count if you like.) When you feel ready, or when your inner vision begins to awaken, set the candle aside and take up your bowl, mirror, or crystal. As you gaze at it, allow your faculty of sight to gently transfer to its surface. If your preferred method is fire scrying or closed-eye scrying, then you’re all set to go already, you lucky mofo.
Well, I hope this has been helpful. If you’ve tried this candle-gazing technique or something similar, I’d be very interested to hear how it went in the comments.
I used a green candle earlier, which was anointed and dedicated to St. Lucy, to scry and try to find out things unseen to me: I needed to see if someone is working against me in the spiritual realm and if they were, I wanted to find out who it was. I didn’t get much, but I have only tried to scry a couple of other times. It’s a form of divination and requires intense focus so that your mind doesn’t wander. I included this blogpost because I found it very helpful. I hope you do as well.
This spell is to “sweeten” someone who has hard feelings for you in any respect. It softens them toward you. This will help with a person who:
1. has hard feelings toward you for any reason
2. has done and is continuing to do you harm
3. you want to help you
4. you want to talk to
5. you want to restore a relationship with
This will be useful, for instance, if you want a promotion at work or if you have some kind of relationship that you want to restore or if someone is doing you harm and you want them to stop but don’t want to do a spell to bind them or you want someone to help you for any reason.
What You Need
1. Empty jar that can be sealed to not leak.
3. Paper (You need pieces of paper small enough to put in the jar, but large enough to write someone’s name on it three times.)
4. Karo Syrup (Can be either light or dark, but I would suggest light.)
5. Tealight candle
Working The Spell
1. Take the pen and paper and write the name/s of the person/people who you want to “sweeten” toward you. Write their name/s on the piece of paper three times.
2. Place the pieces of paper in the empty jar.
3. Add the Karo syrup.
4. Seal the jar.
5. Light a tealight candle every night for 3 consecutive nights and let it burn on top of the sealed jar which contains the karo syrup/paper mixture. Let the candle burn out. Do not blow it out.
6. Every morning when you get up, give the jar a shake to “sweeten” that person/s toward you.
Note: I would suggest that when you are writing the name/s on the paper of the person/people you want to “sweeten” toward you that you actively think about that person and how much you want them to “sweeten” toward you. Think about what you want that person to do for you or how much you want to restore the relationship or how much you want them to stop doing harm to you,…etc. As with all spells, the power of your mind is what sets it into action. A strong mind and visualization=a strong spell.
Point of Power Spell
by Skye Alexander
Potted plant with yellow flowers
1 piece of malachite or turquoise
1 green candle
1 purple candle
When: Thursday or Sunday during a waxing moon
With this spell, you’re affirming that your point of power is in the present. This very moment is your launching pad for the rest of your life. The yellow flowers symbolize self-esteem and optimism. The green candle represents growth and prosperity, and the purple candle signifies wisdom and power. Malachite and turquoise are stones for abundance, success, and good fortune.
Place the plant and gemstone on your altar, between the two candles. Light the candles and say aloud:
My point of power,
like these flowers,
some way, somehow
lies in the now.
Allow the candles to burn down completely. Carry the gemstone with you in your pocket or purse as a reminder that you have the ability to accomplish whatever you desire. Continue to care for the plant with tender loving care. As its flowers continue to blossom, so will your goals.
shared from Luna’s grimoire
The following information is for magical practitioners on a budget. Please note that this information pertains specifically to witchcraft and not to other magical practices such as Ceremonial Magick wherein the need for supplies may be more involved. As far as my qualifications go to give this series, I was working poor (retail, food service) for some years, and have been on a fixed income (disability) so this series is based in personal experience.
This is the first piece of advice I would give to my fellow broke-ass witches: You do not need a whole lot of stuff to practice magic with.
Technically, you don’t need anything.
You may find this hard to believe especially if you are used to books with spells in them, or seeing people share written spells on Tumblr. To be quite honest, I see most of these spells (though not all of them, there are some decent ones) as being very beginner. I am not a fan of most pre-packaged spells and the biggest reason is that what works for someone else may not work for you. Certain herbs and crystals and colors may carry very different associations for you.
I also see these things – herbs, crystals, etc – as being props. They can be useful for directing energy, but they are less useful if you don’t know WHY you’re using them (which is a big complaint of mine about spells on Tumblr in particular, they have you throw a bunch of things together without explaining to you why you’re including such-and-such), and ultimately you don’t need them.
Let me repeat this: you don’t need herbs, crystals, tools, and other items to cast effective spells. These things can help, but ultimately magic is dependent on one thing: your will. Some of the most potent magic I have ever done has been visualizing a thing happening and willing it so, and pushing out that energy and watching it take hold. Purely mind magic, sans tools, sans supplies.
There are other things you can do which cost little or no money. Rune magic, for example, is free at least in terms of physical cost. (With regards to actual study and practice, it obviously costs more than that.) I can trace runes in the air with my finger and visualize them in glowing light or fire, and visualize the runes energetically imprinting a person, place or thing and beginning to effect change that way. Runes are extremely powerful magically. Candle magic is also something that doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. You can get a bag of 100 tealights fairly cheaply at most department stores, or find candles in most secondhand shops. My candle magic as involved as lighting the flame and visualizing my desired outcome, pushing that energy into the flame, to release and affect change as it burns. Easy peasy, and costs pennies per spell.
Elemental magic is also free. You can write something down on a piece of paper and burn it to banish or curse it, doubly potent if you add runes to the paper. You can use rain or flowing water for cleansing or healing. You can use wind to carry your will forth on the breeze. You can use the power of a wicked storm to raise hell. Some of the most potent binding magic I have ever done on people who were being a nuisance was putting their names in the freezer.
You do not need tools for magic like a wand. These can be nice to have, I won’t lie, a wand that is put into regular use starts to pack a pretty powerful charge that can amplify your magic. That being said, you can use your finger, your breath, your voice, and this is all free. You can also find a stick or small branch from a tree that speaks to you and use that as a wand if you must have one and you can’t afford one, which works well.
In the long run, the biggest thing you can do to save yourself money with casting spells is to disavow yourself of the notion that you HAVE to use herbs, crystals, oils, etc, with every spell that you cast. You don’t, and you’ll be a better witch if in fact you can rely on these tools as little as possible and learn to develop your visualization skills and feeling/sending/projecting energy and possibly even tap into the raw power of the elements to carry your will forth.
That said, for those of us who like having things (and like I said, it can help), I will explore the procuring of witchy items on a budget in future posts in this series, stay tuned.
The Ancestors are very important to us. Through all of them, we were created. They guide us, help us, clear obstacles, and form the base of all Afro Caribbean traditions. It is important to create and maintain a good relationship with them in order to find success in life. Accordingly, I am posting an elevation ceremony for your ancestors which you can do at home.
Elevating the ancestors helps them immensely. It clears their paths and helps them. When you help them, they will be able to find it easier to help you. Elevating them gives them more power which in turn they will use to bless you. As your ancestors are elevated, you will find that things come easier, you have fewer obstacles, have more insightful dreams, and reach your goals much easier.
What you will need:
•7 small “emergency” white candles (sometimes referred to as utility candles)
•A white rosary
•A meal for the seventh day
•A glass of water
Some people prefer to do this for 9, 11, 13, or 21 days. For that you will need to increase the number of candles and bricks. You can also alternately use a seven-day white candle.
First, you should set aside a space to do this. If you have an ancestral altar, it is very appropriate to do it there. If you do not, you can set aside a little corner in your home to do it.
You should say a humble prayer to God. All things come after God. Light your white candle, and pray. Then pray to your ancestors, call the names of those you know and for those you don’t know say “To all those ancestors that I know and do not know, to all of those for whom I prayed and didn’t pray, to all those I greeted and did not greet”. You should pray for their – and your – spiritual elevation, for the removal of obstacles, and for connection to them.
You should spill some water on the ground three times for each ancestor you call, and three times for those you do not know. Some people will place photos nearby to remind them of different ancestors, others do not.
Now consecrate your rosary in service to the ancestors. Baptize it with holy water to serve all of your ancestors with it. Pray the rosary with faith and devotion. Know that your ancestors are all around you.
Place a brick down as you state that you are elevating your ancestors. Place the white candle and the glass of water on top of the brick. Repeat this procedure for seven days straight, each day laying a new brick on top of the old one.
On the seventh day, make your food offering to your ancestors, and thank them for listening to you. Make this process a habit. You will find that your luck will improve, you will have revelatory dreams, and that obstacles disappear. Don’t forget your ancestors. You can talk to them daily. You don’t need to talk to them only at an altar, you can speak to them while you drive your car, walk the dog, or cook your meals.
image of altar taken from: The Wild Hunt