Are protection spells really necessary? Well, I think most of you know that even though "all we need is love" as the song goes, there are a great deal of maleficent energies swirling around out there.
While most of them aren't "out to get us" (let's not be paranoid), what's the harm in putting up shields and boundaries for our protection?
Today I present this bloggers ideas for 10 simple protection spells.
I hope you find them useful!
Magic & the Full Moon
On the Old World Witchcraft site Dacha Avelin writes:
February's Full Moon is often called the “Snow Moon" in folklore traditions throughout the Northern Hemisphere because of the heavy snowfalls that are common this late in the winter.
A Supermoon is a Full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its monthly cycle around the Earth. This is the second of three Supermoons in a row, but this one will appear significantly larger than the upcoming March Supermoon. You will notice you have an unusually high number of projects, promises and obligations around this time. Time will feel like it’s running out - but that is merely an illusion.
The brightly moonlit evening of the February Snow Supermoon reminds us to be kind to all living creatures and to nurture the Earth with greater empathy. You will notice an increased sensitivity to your surroundings (light, scent, vibration) and your compassion for the world around you will grow. Now is the perfect time to graciously stand up for what you believe in.
This Virgo Supermoon carries a very special energy for healing all emotional wounds, gaining clarity and attaining worldly justice. Some will crave shelter from the horrors of the world, while others will finally embrace their inner Warrior.
Performing a Sacred Full Moon Ritual will ease your nerves and will align you with your highest good. This magickally potent moment of the moon cycle is ideal for smudging your home with Juniper to welcome happiness, Rosemary to protect your family, Lavender to bless and Roses to awaken the love within.
If, however, you are choosing not to perform any magick on the night of the Full Moon, simply sitting under the moon rays and energetically absorbing the magnetism will reawaken and enliven your spirit.
In case you're not prepared for to do the ritual this upcoming Full Moon, your next chance will be on the Spring Equinox Full Moon of March 20th!
I particularly enjoy Banishing Rituals during this time. Not because I necessarily believe there is more to banish, but because I notice it brings an immediately sense of clarity. In the days to follow, life realigns itself back to the correct path. People with ill intentions leave, experiences that are not for my highest good seem to dissipate and overall stability and power return in their full force.
If you’re wanting to perform a Banishing Ritual, I advise you to do so during the Dark Moon between evening of March 5th and late morning of March 6th. If possible, add 1/2-1 teaspoon of Agrimony Powder to your bath following the ritual.
For the Banishing Ritual statement, I use the following wording - feel free to use it as well!
“I now banish and permanently remove those with ill intentions from my life. Those who bring me sorrow or stress are now gently redirected away from me. I now banish and permanently remove all draining residual energies and entities that are around my energy field. Toxic ideas and beliefs that I have inherited are now in the past. I clear the path for my beautiful future.”
Think of this as energetic spring cleaning.
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4 years! I can't believe it's been 4 years since I posted here! I would apologize, but you see, I've been going through a major transformational process during this time. I've learned to grow into my retirement from a long nursing profession, I've worked through the grief of the loss of my father, I've cruised on my sailboat to some very out of the way places, and then decided recently to sell the boat.
Wow! That's a big one! The idea of selling the boat was wrenching at first, but I've become somewhat adjusted to the idea for a couple of reasons. First boat ownership is very expensive and since we are now on that "fixed income" people in retirement have to deal with we had to do some revamping of the budget, second my husband and I have decided to replace the boat with a camper van to indulge our travel lust. That's right, the boat Gypsies are now camping Gypsies. We are looking forward to exploring more of the American Southwest (one of our favorite places) and other places around the globe!
So, be on the lookout soon for some pictures and some tales of wandering Gypsies and our magical life!
See you soon!
The New Moon is Coming!
The New Moon is coming! It arrives at precisely 21:24 on Wednesday, July 15th.
The New Moon is a time of new beginnings, hope, faith and optimism. It is very important, as it sets the pace for the entire lunar cycle. This means it’s also a great time to work with the Tarot.
To find out what kind of energy this New Moon will bring you,
request a New Moon Tarot reading from me at 50% off, to check in with your spirit guides, to learn what you should be working on during this new lunar cycle, and what you should let go.
A New Moon Tarot reading includes :
Let's take a look at where you came from and see how it's affecting the present.
Where are you currently on your path?
Where is your path leading you? This card will give you some insight, so you can see if you want to adjust your path, or continue as you are.
What energy is this New Moon bringing you?
What should you release going into this lunar cycle?
What energy should you work on bringing to you this cycle?
What Spirit Animal is currently assisting you on your path and how can you best work with their energy?
What do your Spirit Guides want you to know right now?
Ordinarily, an in depth reading like this would cost $50, but I am offering it to you for $25 to help get you balanced for this Moon period!
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July's full moon is known as the Blessing Moon, although it's also called the Meadow Moon. July was originally called Quintilus, but was later renamed in honor of Julius Caesar.
This is a great time to do divination and dreamwork. Find a way to incorporate the watery energy of the Blessing Moon into your spell crafting and ritual. Enjoy the relaxing feeling of July's full moon and use it in your personal meditation.
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As I was doing a card reading today, I was reminded of something. In some decks of Tarot cards, such as The Tarot of Delphi pictured above, Justice is number XI or 11. Other decks occasionally place Justice in the 8th position. The relevance here would be that if you pick a numerological Life Path card for someone, which helps to determine the Karmic goals that they should focus on in their current lifetime, they might assign them to be either Strength or Justice depending on the deck. So, how could this affect their path?
My Life Path number is 8. So most often I am determined to be a combination of Strength and because the numbers add up to 8, I am also considered to have the Karmic qualities of Star, which is the card that represents hope. If I accept this assignment that would mean that I should help others by being positive and uplifting, fighting to keep my head above slander and/or harmful negative situations, and being tough enough to bounce back when knocked down.
OK, so I am all of these and have been all my life. If someone were to tell me that I was Justice and Star would that really alter my destiny? I think not, because if you examine the ideas represented on these cards, you might come to the conclusion that in order to be positive and uplifting to myself and others and bring hope, I would really have to embrace the qualities of Justice and be fair, right?
So, there is a ‘crossover’ here that can be embraced and added in to suggest that, as above, Strength + Justice + Hope!
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