Next week has the prospects of being very powerful and possibly exactly what I need. As you know I’m a very spiritual person and have been a practicing pagan witch for pretty much as long as I remember.
The first quarter moon is ideal for this type of magick which can be adapted depending on what herbs you have around the house, garden or area where you live as well as what you want to achieve. Next week the first quarter moon falls on the 19th at 17:26 and is on the evening of the vernal equinox. The sun enters Aries where all the energies focus on our intentions, making foundations, and the beginning of new growth. As its the sun entering that sign that gives extra energies as the sun is the giver of life. At the same time the moon (in charge of our emotional and intuitive nature) will be in cancer. This is the growth cycle centred around roots, family, the home and the knowledge from our traditions that have been with us throughout the generations.
For me I love charging up charms, crystals and pouches to carry around with me so I can gain access to their energies when I need them. This can easily be done by creating your own blend of herbs, plants and wood. Not only can you chose them for the properties of motivation but also that of protection and an properties you need a boost with, such as health, realising goals, self confidence as these are all things which also help motivate us. So first think what motivates you, what is it that gives you that feeling of being able to overcome everything to live your dream?
These are the energies you draw from while preparing your mix, notice the internal feelings build up with every breath you take, imagine and visualise yourself at the place you are working towards, whether physical, spiritual or emotional or the nice healthy combination of the three.
My personal favourite go to herb for this is Borage it can be used in a ritual bath, incense and as a tonic internally NOTE: do not make tonics unless you know what you are doing, if in doubt you can always ask your local herbalist for advice.
I have plenty of Rosemary so my herb blend is going to consist of:
Rosemary – The great go to herb for just about anything including protection.
Borage – motivation, positivity, aid against negative energies that block you and to fortify your inner self.
Bindweed – strength, success and self confidence
these ingredients are going to be fresh and I intend to use the new buds and growth that contain the growing energies I also need help from.
I am also going to be adding some dried herbs
Motherwort for all round women’s wellbeing
Mandrake to give the blend and I increased energy.
Once blended I plan on using a little on a fire, to pass my amber pendant through the smoke and will be keeping the rest of it aside for a ritual bath in the morning making sure I wash away any residual negativity
As for reciting an actual spell it isn’t often that I use formal magick of this type, I go with my instinct and say what comes to mind. There is no right or wrong just opinion in how magick is done.
The internet is full of spells, rituals and a like that you can draw inspiration from, as well as the vast amount of books available. This is what I recommend people do, that way you can discover new spells, ways of doing things all of which help you to evolve your magick to suit your own personal needs.
I’m also finding that I have reached the end of several seven year cycles. Some I’m happy about more than others.
7 years of being off medication for my mental health meaning I’ve spent the past 7 years working on who I am, accepting my past, learning how to move forward and I am now so happy with the person I am today. Something I never thought I would actually be able to say.
Needless to say its taken 7 years to gain the confidence in my own abilities, to learn how to run a business and gain the confidence in believing I’m not only worth a better life but believing I can achieve it.
7 years of battles with the school system and trying to get answers to help me understand how to help him and raise him to be a happy young man who believes he’s capable of achieving what ever he wishes.
And last but by no means last it’s the end of my 7 year relationship, which is still very raw and painful
Not only am I going to be working on my what seems to be huge amount of personal and emotional turmoil but I’m also using this time to fully focus everything onto my work, routine with small boy … You could say a complete life overhaul is in order.
I have a market stall on the 21st for my therapy business, I’m in the middle of redoing my blog, making a web site and getting together leaflets and cards for the day. I’m also going to be cheeky and take some of the things I make and advertise the creative side to my business and the joint venture I have with my best friend. I have to make this work. I have no choice if small boy and I are to stand any chance of getting the life we so muchly crave.
So I’m asking the universe for quite a bit
Is there anything you need to put more energy into? Anything new you’re planning?