Job Hunting the Witchy Way

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Job Binding Ritual

This ritual is for binding yourself to a job, or position, you are wanting to achieve. Please use with caution as the old adage applies…. Be Careful what you Wish for! And always, always do a divination before you perform this one. Forcing your will can back fire…badly.

Items Needed:

• 4 people – the person who requested the ritual, the person who performs the ritual, and two additional participants to help seal the binding.
• Herbs, or dirt to represent Earth
• Feather(s) to represent Air
• Holy Water/ Spring Water to represent water
• Fire….to represent fire duh!
• Picture of person, or paper with their name on it
• Job ad/description person is wishing to obtain
• Ribbon or cord in white or cream. Green works to if it is all about the money! You can also give each person their own color.
• Optional: Flash paper with person’s name on it, and job name

Start by casting your circle. Here is a quick, simple circle I picked up long ago:

World Above, World Below
Energy Come, Energy Flow
Bright Divine Light Circles Around Me
Mountain and Sky, Flame and Sea

Call your quarters. Start with North. Light your elemental candles. Here is what I generally use:

To the North, I call upon the guardians of the element of Earth.
Guard and Guide Me. Hail and Welcome

To the East, I call upon the guardians of the element of Air.
Guard and Guide Me. Hail and Welcome

To the South, I call upon the guardians of the element of Fire.
Guard and Guide Me. Hail and Welcome.

To the West, I call upon the guardians of the element of Water.
Guard and Guide Me. Hail and Welcome.

I normally invoke the god or goddess I work with the most, or the one best suited to the work I’m doing. You can do a general invocation, or skip this all together. The choice is yours. Here’s a general invocation I’ve always fallen back to when my mind goes blank – it is by no means one of my favorites:

I call the light of golden rays
I seek protection thus I pray
For heaven forces at my side
Angels, sages, Spirit Guides
Or Wolves who walk
With cunning skill.
Come to my aid!
Come at my will!
Black Bird soaring light my path
So we are victims to no one’s wrath
And when my journey knows success
All who aid us, Goddess Bless!

For this Ritual I’m throwing in a general intention to open and close it. It just helps keep my mind on an over purpose which is running through my life. Sort of an, “Yes, I recognize this is happening! Let’s celebrate it!” sort of thing. While I’m rattle off my general intention I light any charcoals I will use for the ritual, or additional candles, or sprinkle herbs, or simply take additional time to focus. Here is my general intention for this ritual:

Winds of Change
Blow through our door
Now Re-arrange
Our life for more

Out with the Old
In with the New
Winds of Change
We Welcome You!

Then on to the reason for this ritual. Binding yourself to the job you want, or wish for…. I’m going to do this in two parts. First part, the words for the ritual:

By Air and Earth
By Water and Fire
Now be bound
With your desire

By three times three
And nine times nine
To this job
We now you bind

As the cord goes round
We seal your will
Harming none
Your fate, now sealed

Second part, actions to go with the words. Before you start make sure your charcoal or fire is burning. You’ll need it to burn the herbs/earth, feather, and water – just remember, a little burns faster than a lot, and is less likely to put out your fire! Now, if you add the steps to the words:

By Air (throw the feather on the fire) and Earth (throw the earth/herbs on the fire)
By Water (sprinkle a little water on the fire) and Fire (light the flash paper with person’s name/job on it – if you don’t have flash paper, a little salt works to spark the fire)
So be bound
With your desire (pick up the paper with the persons picture/name on it, and the paper with the job ad/description on it. Put them together facing each other)

By three times three (roll up the papers, and wrap the cord/ribbon around it three times.)
And nine times nine (hand the rolled up paper and ribbon to the next person, and have them wrap their cord/ribbon around it three times, then on to the next person until everyone has bound the papers together – this should take until the last line)
To this job
We now you bind

As the cord goes round
We seal your will
Harming None
Your fate is sealed (tie the last ribbon in a bow and hand it over to the person being bound)

After you’re done with this piece, and the person has the bound papers. Direct them either put the papers in the freezer, bury them under a tree, or just put them someplace safe. I usually suggest the freezer because if they decide they no longer want to be bound to this job….they can simply untie all the ribbons and be released.

Last, but not least, thank the god or goddess for assisting with a:

[God or Goddess Name} we thank and release you
Stay if you will. Go if you must
Blessed Be!

Release your quarters. Starting in the North and working backwards:

To the North, I thank and release the guardians of the element Earth
Hail, and Farewell

To the West, I thank and release the guardians of the element of Water.
Hail, and Farewell

To the South, I thank and release the guardians of the element of Fire.
Hail, and Farewell

To the East, I thank and release the guardians of the element of Air.
Hail, and Farewell.

Then, release your circle. I am a creature of habit and always use:

Open now this sacred space
Send all energies back to place
Fare the well, and safe return
Let not my magick ere be turned

Feel free to modify this ritual as you need to. If you do modify it, and you’d like to share, I would love to see what you come up with! If you have feedback, I’d love to hear that too! I don’t bite….or at least I didn’t the last time I checked 🙂

Blessed Be my friends!

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