Well I am. So I thought I would share with you a little bit of what I am doing tonight in the way of ritual. This time of year has really made me think and as part of my ‘work’ over on facebook decided to do a card reading for the combined energies for this time of year.
is for renewal and strength to move forward concentrating on the positivity in my life and creating positivity in the areas of my life I wish to improve. This will include a ritual fire, herbal magick and the charging of my necklace that I wear every day and something I am working on as a talisman.
I love my herbs, I seem to of got the hang of working with them quite quickly and I can only thank my grandma for that. It was something we always went over when out in the garden or walk in the meadows and fields.
For me the blending of one of the most important part with the type of magick I do. Each herb is used for a specific property and intent. Breaking concentration during the mixing can cause instability in the outcome of a spell. I will also point out at this point that I hardly verbalise my rituals, mainly because it is rare that my house is empty and do have an audience the majority of the time. The time I have to do the spell is also limited somewhat so I put a lot of energies into the blending of the herbs. So the herbs in this blend .. without giving measurements are:
Oak – Protection and Strength
Jasmine – Goddess power
Mandrake – Witchcraft
Motherwort – women’s wellbeing
Tansy – women’s rituals
Mullen – Rituals for women
Rowan – Banishing unwanted energies
Bay – Hopes
Borage – Fortify inner self
Devils root – Self confidence, strength and protection
Some of the herb blend from my Samhain ritual.
Will be made as natural as possible, things are a little damp so I will be using a burno log as we call them. The will have the rest of the Yule log on lit by some that was also left over. In the ideal world damp wood wouldn’t be an issue and I wouldn’t have to do it this way but for me the intent is the post powerful part of any magick and magickal preparation. Once the fire is going well most of the herb blend will be burnt and items passed through the smoke to cleanse and charge up all the time making my intent known and ancestors blessed while calling on the help of the goddesses. The left over blend I shall keep to add to other herb blends for an extra boost throughout the year. My necklace and talisman shall be placed in a pouch and placed under my pillow.
I shall be adding a little of the left over herb blend to my vision book before I start doing more work on it, adding more photos and thoughts and reflecting on how it has grown. I shall also be taking some time for me to jot down my aims for time ahead and start working on attaining the life I want.
It has to be said that this is my favourite type of magick and I love coming up with the different blends. So there we go a little insight to another part of who I am. Blessings to you all.