Coughin’ Up Coffin Nails

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I remember watching a movie where a guy coughs up nails. It all started with an evil voodoo priest, a man who didn’t know any better, and a curse. The poor cursed gentleman coughs up handfuls of nails. Shredding the inside of his mouth and causing me to wince. The scene in the movie fascinated me. We only have 3.5 to 4 grams of iron in our bodies. That is only enough to make one 3 inch nail. Nowhere near a handful!

Then, of course, my mind went into overdrive. If the guy coughed up a handful of nails, that meant he had an abundance of iron in his system. If he had an abundance of iron in his system, then he would have been extremely sick. The curse wouldn’t have been a curse in that case. The voodoo priest was saving the guys life!

The magickal side of me had to argue we never saw the cursed guy in the hospital. So, the voodoo priest was actually evil and the curse, with its fully magickal workings, was hurting the guy. That thought led to another, and another, and then… It occurred to me I was watching a movie…about an evil voodoo priest…so my mind quickly went to, “Seriously? An evil voodoo priest? It has been soooo over done!” That led to… “I really hate movie stereotypes!”

I don’t personally know any voodoo priests, or priestess. I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting one. I do know Voodoo, like Witchcraft, has a bad wrap thanks to the movies. What I’ve read about the belief system leads me to believe it is as benevolent as Witchcraft. It is also, often, confused with Hoodoo. I will admit, I’m not sure exactly what the difference is between the two. I think one is Island specific, and the other Africa specific. Don’t quote me on my statement though. I could very easily be wrong.

The reason I bring up this movie is because I want to talk about nails. Specifically, coffin nails.

The first reaction of many is going to be, “Coffin nails? That’s black magick, or evil magick, or negative magick.” Well, yes and no. There are spells and rituals which can and do cause harm. The Malison charm which brings sickness and/or death. The Madness spell, which is meant to drive an enemy mad. There is even one to bring tragedy to the specified person. These three alone would fall into my evil category.

What we have to remember is intent is what matters. You can use a coffin nail negatively, or positively. For instance, you can drive someone away from a person, their home, a place, a vehicle, etc. Used correctly though, that could be a good thing. One example I have is a friend was being stalked by an ex-boyfriend. It was affecting her life, and her health. The answer was a coffin nail.

Nine coffin nails, to be exact, graveyard dirt, and banishing powder mixed and placed in nine individual bags. One nail per bag with equal amounts of graveyard dirt and banishing powder. Then nightly, for nine nights, dump the contents of the bag onto the path the person uses to leave or enter their home.

I use an incantation when pouring the mixture out. I make it specific to the person/place/thing. The one I initially wrote for this instance was rather harsh. So, I haven’t used it since. I would go with something quick and easy like:

“What now is dark
Be made light
Remove __________
From our sight
For the good of all
With harm to none
As we will it
So it shall be done”

Granted, that was off the top of my head. It likely needs tweaked a bit, but you get the general idea.

In this instance I also gave my friend a coffin nail to carry with her. You’ll want to put the nail in a case, or pouch, or wrap it in brown silk. Besides being protective it has the added benefit of not allowing any vengeful spells to be performed against you.

I keep a coffin nail in my ritual bath mixture. If anything negative is attached to you, it gets washed away. Just be sure when you use the bath mixture you put the nail under the running water and let it wash into the bath basin. Then fish it out, dry it off, and re-use it. It is very effective for negating entities, curses, and some hexes.

Ritual Bath Mixture

Epsom Salt
Sea Salt
Sage Essential Oil
Lavendar Oil

You can also add one coffin nail to a base oil, or a blessing/banishing oil and anoint doorways, windows, etc. to help keep negativity away. We keep one coffin nail in the bottle we use for mixing up our smudging spray. It adds an extra kick to the mix.

Now, before I close this post. Please do not run out and start grave robbing to collect coffin nails. You can order coffin nails online. It takes a little searching, but they can be found. You can also make your own.

Coffin nails from an individual’s coffin are more powerful. There is no arguing that point. Unless you’re going the dark route, you don’t need the nails super charged. We’ve found nails from an animal’s coffin works just as well. And no, we haven’t been out killing animals. We’ve had a couple of our furry friends pass away. The vet we go to puts our furry friends in a nice cardboard coffin to be sent over to be cremated. We’ve saved the coffins, placed the nails in them, and buried them for a few months. Icky, and decay free!

Death is as powerful as life. The choices we make with either one are what define us. There is always a way to solve any problem. It may not always be with magick, but it should always be harm free.

Blessed Be My Friends!

Ache-y Break-y Headache-y

This week I experienced one of my migraines.

They happen every couple of months, unfortunately. Like most people, I reached for an over the counter solution. It dawned on me today I have a better alternative sitting in my herb chest. It was one of those, “You really are blonde!” moments that hit me after six cups of coffee. It has been a long week!!

We’ve become so accustomed to reaching for the store bought solution. We’ve stopped asking ourselves if we should. Thankfully there is an awakening taking place in the world. We have started asking, more and more, just what is in the things we eat, drink, and consume?

For the longest time, we trusted the world…meaning large corporations, etc. … to have our best interests at heart. The delusion is quickly cracking, breaking into pieces of, “they’re really only after the almighty dollar!” Shock and awe have replaced our innocent gullibility. My only question is, “What took us so long!?!”

Most belief systems agree. Our body is a temple. It is a living temple. One which should be respected, appreciated, loved, and cared for daily. I believe it is the one truth we can all agree on. However, I will be the first to admit I cannot resist Mc Donald’s, or Dairy Queen, or KFC, or… If it is bad for you, I probably like it.

It is because I like the bad stuff I try to find natural alternatives for the other areas of my life. Instead of running to the doctor for anti-biotics, I make my own calendula tincture. Calendula is a powerful anti-biotic. Plus, it tastes better than some of the horse pills the doctors prescribe. ICK!! It is simple to make. Simply fill a glass jar, or bottle, with fresh calendula leaves. Then pour in enough alcohol to cover all of the petals. I use vodka – mainly because it is cheaper than grain alcohols.

I make my own cough syrup. Another simple recipe: Fill a glass jar with sliced lemon, add a couple of pieces of ginger, and cover it all with honey. Let it sit for two weeks in the refrigerator. Then add one spoonful to one cup of boiling water, and drink as needed. Between the smell, and the taste, it is a million times better than store bought alternatives.

If you suffer from migraines, the way I do. Add equal amounts of fresh feverfew, lemon balm, and peppermint leaves to a jar. Cover with alcohol. Let steep in a cool dark place for a week. Take ¼ of a spoonful when you feel a headache coming on. You can drink a tea of these same herbs, works just as well. I’m just not always in the mood for a cup of feverfew tea. It is a great herb for headaches, but not the best tasting herb.

If you have ragweed allergies, skip the feverfew. It is part of the ragweed family. You can try my headache tea. It is equal parts lemon balm, chamomile, linden, and passion flowers. Steep for 20 minutes, and then drink as needed. It works especially well if you drink it before bedtime. Throw in a little mugwort and you’ll sleep like a baby!

On that note… I’d better be off to mix up some headache tea for me. After Wednesday’s migraine, I’m not in a hurry for another one.

Before I forget…again! Don’t forget to look for me on Facebook at: Wilder Things. We’re working on our Mabon plans for the Autumn Equinox. We also have a couple of people looking to connect with other Pagan folk. Come join us and hang out!

Blessed Be My Friends!

You Pray, I’ll Spell Away!

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I love watching scary movies!

I love watching movies about magick, witchcraft, covens, and any number of other things. I watch them knowing full well I’m probably going to get irritated! Movie makers get it wrong…very, very wrong! They cave to stereotypes, and outdated thinking. It is a good thing I can’t reach through the TV screen and shake people!

A Solitary Witch works to start a coven. She’s portrayed as strong willed, ruthless, dark, dressed in black, and to be feared. Her goal is revenge on everyone around her. Her adversary is the local priest, and his followers. They pray, and throw holy water, and try to cast out the demon. Her evil cannot be allowed to go on. Her survival means the downfall of all humanity. The End of the World!

And every second I’m steaming; getting angrier and angrier because it is not an accurate portrayal. Oh! Then there is the movie line where a group of Witches – insert teenagers wearing black clothes and not conforming to the norm – is terrorizing the town. Breaking into houses, stealing priceless objects, and kidnapping local children. An old abandoned house is found with pentagrams, and upside down crosses spray painted all over the walls. And I’m supposed to believe these children are evil! Cursed! Demon Spawn! All the while it is some local hick who has a vendetta against the local Sherriff, or mayor, or government official, or…. And they perpetuate a stereotype, and I’m not supposed to get angry?

If they started portraying Christians for what they really are, I’m sure every church in the nation would be up in arms. The whole movie industry would be turned on its heals to “set the record straight!” There would be news reports, and riots, and drunkin’ rednecks kicking and screaming about injustice!

I don’t know if it is just because the Pagan community is passive, or if they believe it is a fight they can never win. Whatever the reason, the chirping of the crickets is far louder than the voice being raised saying, “ENOUGH!”

Yes, horror movies sell. Yes, Witches and Satan and evil are themes from ages past. Yes, even Witches, and Wizards, and Satanists, and Pagans, will spend the money to go to the theater to watch these mind numbing stereotypical movies. We’re guilty of helping to perpetuate a stereotype we scream needs to be abolished. What if, though, there was a middle ground?

What if, we stopped remaining silent and started fighting…Pagan style! Knowledge is the greatest weapon ever created. We have the power to use our knowledge to educate people to what our world is really like. To show them we’re not scary…well, most of us anyway. To show them our job is to help heal humanity. To improve life, and the natural balance.

We are here to, borrowing a phrase from the Christians, love thy neighbor. We don’t sacrifice children, but we may brew you up a strong cold medicine. We won’t steal your boyfriend, or girlfriend, with a love potion, but we may send you a blessing for a lasting relationship. We’re not going to sacrifice your favorite pet to a god or goddess whose name you can’t pronounce. We might mix up a salve for the poor animals winter worn paws.

Yes, you may find us in the dark wood, around a bonfire, dancing and chanting. Nature is our favorite place to be. I’ve been to church camp and have done the same thing! Only there they call it singing hymns and praising god. Different words, same meaning. Christians will say a prayer for you. I’ll say a spell, or invoke the angels. Just because we use different words does not mean what we do is evil. It is just different.

I brush my teeth before I brush my hair in the morning. You may brush your hair first. I put my left shoe on before my right. If I was left handed I may put on my right shoe first. There is no wrong way. Yet we’ve taken the simplest of things – spell vs. prayer – and cast a dark cloud over them. Then we’ve made movies about those things which further corrupt reality.

I could rant about this for days! It has been, and always will be, my biggest pet peeve. If I knew the solution, I wouldn’t be here ranting. Then again, maybe the ranting is the solution? If you can make one person think then that one person could be the one to change the world. If I would stop ranting and start doing something…I could be that one person!

So, the question I’m going to leave you with, is the same one I’ll be asking myself: “What can you do to change the world?”

Be true to yourself my friends, and Blessed Be!

Oft Oiled Aversion

I have a confession to make. I hate mixing up oils for rituals. I don’t know why. I love the smell of all the oils. I enjoy making them, and using them. I just don’t like mixing them up. I blame my minor lazy streak for my avoidance. It could also have to do with not liking to get things on my hands. That is a whole other story though.

The thing with oils though, when you’re mixing them, is they’re messy. If you use a dropper, you can’t use the same dropper in each bottle. You have to stop. Wash the dropper out. Dry it. Then use it in the next oil. Then stop. Wash it. Dry it. And so on, and so forth, and…I’m usually in a hurry. Bad excuse, I know, but it remains.

So, over the years, I’ve invested in plastic droppers. Hundreds of them! I keep one marked for each oil. That way, there is no stopping and cleaning between each oil. Instead, I can mix all of the oils and then go back and wash the droppers. Much more efficient! Oh, and if you have ever had to fight with cleaning droppers. I’ll let you in on a little secret: paperclips. Paper clips work wonderfully well to help clean out a dropper. A little twist of cotton and a straightened paper clip, and you’re off to the races. Toothpicks work as well, but don’t hold onto the cotton as well.

I bleach my droppers every so often, just for good measure. Better to have them to clean then risk any gunk getting into your oils. So….what kind of oils do I mix up? The one I use the most often is a simple blessing oil.

    Simple Blessing Oil

9 drops Frankincense Oil
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
Small glass bottle and cap

I use this to bless everything! People, pets, cars, cards, doors, shoes, everything! I also carry a small bottle in my purse…just in case!

I also use the Blessing Oil in one of my favorite Protection Potions. Unlike most potions, it is not one you’d imbibe. I anoint items with it, or use to wipe down doorways or pour across footsteps to protect someone.

    Protection Potion

2-4 Cups Spring Water
2-4 Tablespoons Sea Salt
1-2 Teaspoons Blessing Oil
1-2 Teaspoons Myrrh Oil
½-1 Teaspoon Vervain Oil
½-1 Teaspoon Powdered Mandrake
½-1 Teaspoon Rowan Berries
1 Piece Onyx or Smoky Quartz

I mix it all in my kitchen cauldron, and then let steep for about half an hour on low heat. After it has steeped I do the following incantation:

“Herbal Potion, Cauldron Brew,
Now be charged with magick true.
with intent I speak this charm,
All be blessed, and none be harmed.
Ever minding the law of three,
This is my will, so mote it be.”

You can use any incantation you want. This one is my favorite for any number of things. It is also the one which rolls of my tongue the quickest. You use something enough it becomes engrained and you do it without thinking.

Anyway, I’d better cut this post short. Time to start the day, which means I’m in desperate need of coffee!

Blessed Be My Friends!

Brewing Up Some Witchy-ness!

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I was thinking about rituals. Probably due to the Summer Solstice and the great celebration we had. Also because I had one of my favorite things: Witch’s Brew. Call me crazy, but there is just something about a warm cup of Witch’s Brew.

I don’t remember where I got the recipe, or even when. I know I’ve had it for a long time. I use it every chance I get. I don’t need a ritual or celebration to brew up a batch. It is helpful though, because I can never make just a small batch!

To make the Witch’s Brew, you’ll need:

1 Gallon Apple Cider
1 Orange
1 Apple
3 Cinnamon Sticks
1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Handful Fresh Rose Petals

Pour the apple cider into a large kettle on low heat. If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchen cauldron, it is just the right size. Peel the orange, reserving the orange peel for later. Squeeze the juice into the apple cider. Discard the pulp. I keep the pulp for smoothies later, or add it to the compost bin. Depending on whether my stomach is growling at the moment, or not.

Now, core the apple and cut into ¼ inch slices. Add them to the mixture. Break the cinnamon sticks in half before adding. Then add them, along with the nutmeg.

The original recipe I have says to tear up the orange peel into 1 inch strips and add after you squeeze the orange juice in. I’ve always found it to give the brew a bit of an after taste if the orange peel is added to soon. So, I wait until after I’ve added everything else and the brew has been on the stove for at least an hour. Then I add the orange peel and leave it to brew an additional hour. Whatever you do, do not boil the brew! If it starts to boil reduce the heat.

After it has been on the stove for two hours, and you’ve added all the ingredients; remove it from heat and let cool. Add a handful of fresh rose petals right before you serve it.

I’ve had the brew warm and cold. It is delicious either way. It started out as a special occasion drink, but became too much of a favorite to save for just a couple days a year. It is also something I like to mix up for people who are looking for love. Instead of doing a love spell for them. The brew is the perfect love potion in itself.

If you break the brew down: Orange, apple, cinnamon, and rose petals all signify love, and nutmeg adds the fidelity. Simple, but effective in a time crunch; especially if you don’t have time to do a divination, or full blown ritual.

Enjoy the Brew, and Blessed Be My Friends!

Witch Practice 101

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I’m often asked, “When do you practice being a Witch?”

First, let me say, I don’t practice. I am a Witch. It isn’t something you do part time. I don’t wake up in the morning and decide that today looks like a good day to be Witchy. Asking me that is the equivalent of asking a Christian when they practice Christianity. Although, I can see how it can be confusing. I do know some Pagan’s who ‘practice,’ as well as some Christians.

I guess it is all really about your perspective. If you view spiritual beliefs, religion, or faith as being part-time then I can see why you’d ask. There are part time believers. You have people who only go to church on Sunday, but the rest of the week they break every commandment they can find. It isn’t any different in the Pagan community.

I know youngsters who decide to be a Witch because they know it will drive their parents crazy. it is part of what gives the word Witch its bad name. If you throw everything in a single cauldron it is going to spoil the brew.

You have the same problem with Satanism and Lucifarianism. Part time practitioners who go about things bass ackwards. It is where we get the stories of Satanist murdering people, or a Satanic cult wrecking havoc in some community. The few give the many a bad name. When working within the Pagan community, that is the first thing to remember. Do not let misguided stereotypes lead your thoughts.

Anyway, back to the practicing comment.

If you break my day down into bits you’ll find I ‘practice’ all day…everyday. I don’t think about it. It is just part of my day. I get up in the morning with a quick spell for guidance:

“Make me strong in Spirit
Courageous in Action
Gentle of Heart
Let me act in Wisdom
Conquer my fear and doubt
Discover my own hidden gifts
Meet others with Compassion
Be a source of healing energies
And face today with hope and joy.”

It is then off to the shower where eucalyptus waits to clear my thoughts, breathing, and shake off any of the nights bad dreams. Once out of the shower my mind starts thinking about what color the day calls for, and what stones I’ll need. My amethyst is always with me, and my evil eye necklace hangs round my neck. Sometimes I add a little moldavite.

As I get dressed different stones may find their way into my pockets to join my pendulum. If I’ve used my Tarot the night before, it is quickly packaged back up and placed in my purse; never too far from reach in case of emergency.

On my way to work a quickly whispered spell to keep the lights green is often used…mainly because I’m usually running late. I blame it on the cats. They’re just too cute early in the morning! Even before I get in my beautiful Jeep I wish a quick chant for protection:

“Goddess watch us
Night and day
Protect us wherever
We may stray.
Bring my pieces
Safely home!”

Once at work there are always crystals on my desk; one for luck, success, and peace. My desk is covered in green, black cats, and plants. My book of shadows fits neatly in my purse so it is always available. Then there’s a quick chant to chase away anything that doesn’t belong:

“Angels of protection
Angels who clear
Remove all spirits
Who don’t belong here.”

Then the mad rush of the day begins. Depending on how the day goes – whether it is quiet or stressful. The may be a quick brewing of chamomile tea to help relieve the stress, and calm my nerves. If it is a quiet day, I’ll often get emails asking for help. People tend to ask for spells for luck, or money, or love. I don’t mind, but I don’t do spells for people without making sure it is the right thing to do. So…I spend a lot of time talking to people.

I believe in magick. I believe spells work. I know they work or I would have committed myself to the insane asylum years ago. I do not believe a spell is the answer for everything. If someone is down on their luck, and is having a hard time finding a job. I’m more than happy to help. But… if they’re having a hard time finding a job because they’re sitting at home watching TV all day. I’m not going to waste my time. Even the best spell needs a little participation.

I don’t really take a lunch at work. I’d rather work through the day. Then go home and enjoy my evening. Stopping for a lunch just seems counter productive to me. Most days I’m swamped with work, conference calls, meetings, etc. There is magick throughout it, but it is usually in the form of a quickly whispered spell as needed.

Once the day is over, and it is time to go. It is another quick spell in the Jeep, and changing of lights to green. You have no idea how handy that spell is until you have a blonde moment and don’t use it!

Once I get home it is feeding the furry felines. Then off to the garden to harvest dinner, or tea, or both. The garden is my favorite place. There is always thanks to give for the harvest. Short spells to help an ailing plant. You can’t forget to add honey for the fairy’s, and sometimes new flowers.

If I’m home for the night I’ll sometimes throw a quick protective circle around the house, and garden, before going inside. This is smart when it is storm season around this neck of the woods. Hail season can be horrible on little green leaves! It isn’t to healthy for windows and vehicles either, but they can be replaced.

After supper is made then it is time for reading, or watching some TV show I’m hooked on. It is also time to grind up dried egg shells, or mix up some potion, brew, or poultice I need for the next day. Each one requires their own little bit of magick. Depending on the season it may mean making cold medicine, or anti-biotics. I prefer natural remedies to store bought. Don’t get me wrong though, I won’t hesitate to call the doctor if things get bad. Everything has its place!

The end of the day is my favorite. It is then time to cuddle with the familiars. Give them treats, and remind them of why were together. Some end of the days require time in the ritual room. The cats know instinctively when those times are and will head there without me saying a word. Cats are amazing creatures!

When the day is all said and done. The lights are off. The cats are in bed. And it is finally time for me to head off to sleep. There is a quick bedtime blessing to end it all:

“In the still of the night
While the world around me sleeps
May the angels smile upon me
And the Lady bring me peace
Blessing upon “______________”
I know that you will care for them
And bring them what they need.”

My day is never without magick. There is no practicing to it. This is just….my life. I can’t stop being a Witch any more than I can stop breathing and keep living.

So, for those who ask when I practice being a Witch. All I can say is every second of everyday! I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Blessed Be my Friends!

Tea, Trees, and the Power of Three

This past Friday was the 13th, a full moon, and of course, Mercury in Retrograde. It made for a very event filled day. I loved it! I’m not superstitious. In fact, Friday the 13th has always been a good day for me. Usually, a VERY good day. Two of my three kids were born on Friday the 13th. The third one would have been if they hadn’t induced labor the week prior. I’m still a bit miffed about that one.

Anyway, the mish-mash of wonder last Friday brought about. Started me thinking about blessings and banishings. Usually around this time of year I perform the Triskelion Rite of Tea. Over the years I’ve modified the rite to include a blessing banishing ceremony. Many of my friends have found this rite to be one of their favorites. It is pretty simple, but always packs a punch.

It is around this time of year where worries and troubles start to build up for the people I know. I’m convinced it is residual side effects left over from Beltane. Divorce seems to rampant right now. Bad luck, arguments, car accidents, accidental deaths… we’ve had it all lately. I’m a believer that when all hell is breaking lose…throw a little magick at it!

So…here is how I deal with it…

    What you’ll need:

Athame
Herbs for Tea – I use chamomile, lavender, a little green tea, and mugwort
Cups and Teapot – enough cups and tea for everyone, and the God or Goddess!
Spring water
White Candles
Old Christmas tree, or large tumbleweed, or abandoned tree branches – anything you can tie ribbons, or bows onto…lots of ribbons and bows!
Two colors of ribbons, or bows – I use red and white: Red for banishing, and white for blessings
Someplace you can perform the ritual and then leave the tree with ribbons on it up for 33 days.

    What you’ll need to do:

You can do this by yourself, or with a group. I prefer a group because it is stronger. Plus, the more people I can help the better! Once you mix the herbs. You’ll need to bless them. I use the following to bless mine. Insert the tip of the athame into the herb mixture and say:

“Through the watchful eye of the Sun
And the silvery light of the Moon
Beneath the beauty and the glory of the sky
with all the mysteries terra imbibes
Purify these herbs so their purpose may be true
No matter what they’re called upon to do.”

Once the herbs are blessed, place them in the water to steep. While they’re steeping say/meditate on the following:

“Goddess, Mother, Giver of Life
Give me strength to face my daily strife
Teach me to live in perfect love, and perfect trust
Bound by peace, wisdom, and a heart that is true
Let all my actions be a reflection of you
Help me better myself in word and deed,
And all that I do, help me to succeed
With one last wish, and a drink to you
Let all I know be bless by you.”

I like to modify the above as needed. Changing things from me to we, or I to us, etc. If I’m doing this alone I’ll sit and drink my tea while repeating the above multiple times. It’s peaceful, and I’ve fallen asleep on occasion. It is harder to do with a group, but a quick print out handed out to everyone makes things easier.

Another note, when doing this as a group, be prepared to make a couple of pots of tea! If the group prefers cold tea; you can always make the tea ahead of time, and do the saying/meditation once everyone is comfy with their tea.

After everyone has their tea, and has had time to release some of the stress of the day, the fun can begin! This is when I bring out my old tree, and two baskets of bows. I keep the red and white bows in separate baskets. It just makes it easier. I place one basket on either side of the tree. Then someone either volunteer, or we volunteer them to begin. They first take one red bow, and as they place it on the tree. They state what they want to banish from their life.

Now, I don’t have anything formal for my friends to say. I feel it takes away from the heartfelt honesty of saying what you wish. Personally though, I always say: “ I banish ________from my life.” I do warn people to banish the root of the problem and not just the first thing that comes to their mind. Banishing peanut butter cravings is far safer than banishing food cravings. Call me cautious….

Once they’ve placed the red bow on the tree, and stated what they wish to banish. They then take a white bow and repeat the process. Except this time they ask for a blessing. Again, I don’t have anything formal for people to say. Personally though, I tend to say: “Goddess bless my life with________.” I’m not such a stickler on the blessing side. One can never have too many blessings.

When I do this ritual by myself I tend to cast a circle. When doing it in a group, I may or may not cast a circle. Over the years friends have invited friends who don’t know I’m a Witch. So I err on the side of caution. If it is just a group of people who know my wicked ways, then I’ll cast a circle.

Not everything requires a circle. Everything does require the heart though. So, I say follow your heart, your instincts. Make everything your own. And if you have any questions, or comments…you can always email at wickedwitchmidwest@yahoo.com.

Blessed Be my friends!

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