Art of the Spell

The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude
things from possibility.
— Meridje
Working magick is about creating synchronicity. Magick helps create the right conditions to achieve your goals but to make it
work, you must create the necessary channels for energy to manifest itself on the material plane. Three key steps to master on
the magickal path are
Meditation, or the altering of consciousness, Intent or Visualizing what you what to achieve, and Raising
and directing Energy then releasing it to manifest your working.

Natural Magick involves using the properties of natural things: herbs, stones, resins, metals, oils etc. The principle governing
natural magic is the great Hermetic axiom “As above, so below.” or every object in the material world is a reflection of
astrological and spiritual powers, or is sympathetic. These correspondences are considered and applied to align energy to the

Everything is made up of energy. When working a successful spell, every aspect must be considered from the phase of the
moon to the day of the week, the herb, the oil and the color of candle because, in spellwork, corresponding energies are
directed with intent to gain a desired effect. A particular herb may have magickal qualities of protection, or a certain planet
may have a particular elemental correspondence. These energy properties influence how they interact with both the magickal
practitioner and the other energies in the Universe. (For more on sympathetic energy please reference our
Tables of
correspondences page).

Moon Magick

Candle Magick
Candles have been used for prayer and meditation in almost all religions. Across the world you can walk into churches and light
a candle in prayer, or see candles lit to honor ancestors or deities. Candle magick is one of the simplest forms of magick. From
the act of blowing out a birthday candle to lighting the tapers for a candlelight dinner, candles add magick and enrich our life.
Candles are use so often, some of the rituals behind their use have been forgotten but from the Yule tradition of burning a
bayberry candle down to the socket to bring joy to the heart and gold to the pocket, to calling up the elements, candles play an
important role in ritual.

Everything in the heavens and earth has an energy (a magickal force or a baraka) When casting a spell, we select objects by
their corresponding energies and match them to our intent. Working with herbs is an easy way to apply energy correspondences
and every Kitchen Witch knows that even the most common culinary herb has a magickal property. Parsley is used for fertility
and thyme for clairvoyance. While the French regard their food as "The food of Love" It's actually the Italians that steps up to
the magical index: Basil, Marjoram, Rosemary and Thyme are all herbs with magical properties used to promote affection. One
of the easiest love spells to work is to serve up a nice Italian meal incorporating these herbs into a sauce. Stir clockwise as you
make the sauce firmly holding your intention in your mind. You can program it with a few words such as,

Food of love
grant a love true
With this potion
now imbued


Love flows into my life.
For that which is, and that which shall be,
as love's blessings shower upon me.
As I say, so mote it be!

Set the table with roses and a pink candle dressed in vanilla essential oil. Serve your love a plate of noddles topped with your special sauce.

Employ the Power of Scent
Take a cleansing bath before your date. Drop a handful of roses, jasmine, rosemary or lavender. Then before you dress, close your eyes, take a deep
breath, and turn your attention inward. Visualize that you are a goddess of love. Hold in your mind the image you desire to become and allow it to
manifest by holding the knowledge that you deserve what you desire.

I enter the flow of All That Is
I am filled with love. I am love...
I forgive and release all negativity
as I draw the best to me
I am filled with love...
Bless me Goddess, with a love that's true
I am open. I am love.... I am kind....I am love...
I am happy... I am beautiful...I am loved
Love emanates from me...I radiate love...I am a Goddess of Love.
Happiness shall reign in my home and in my name.
I am Love
Thanks be to thee
So mote it be

Draw a deep breath and smile.

Employ the Power of Herbs
Common plants found in your house, kitchen and yard have magickal energies. Roses are used in love spells. Common Nettle can be used to
reverse hexes. If someone sends you a poppet, simply cut it open and stuff it with nettle to nullify its working. Sprinkle nettle around the outside of
your house to prevent unwanted guests.
Rue exorcises all negativity and is wonderful to help manifest your circle. Simply make an infusion of Rue,
cool and strain and add nine drops of morning dew to 1/2 cup infusion and sprinkle around the circumference of your circle.
Increases your psychic powers with a cup of
Mugwort tea. Add 1 teaspoon for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and allow to infuse for 8-10
minutes. Strain out the herb and sip. Drink to boost your inner sight. A a cup before bed will bring prophetic dreams.

Resins and Incense
The complicated world of scent is all around us casting its spell. One way to harness this power is through the use of incense. Frankincense and
Sandalwood can be used to boost the energy of any working. Both are potent incenses with protective qualities. Burn to increase feelings of safety
and to banish negative energy.
Dragon's blood is a resin from rattan palms. It is used to bind good fortune to any outcome and protects against
spells misfiring.

Essential Oils
The power of scent has the magic to transport you back in time, change your mood, and in fact, affect your entire sense of well-being and essential
oils are a quick and easy way to weld that power. Feeling down? Add a few drops of
Lemon oil to a small spray bottle. Fill with spring water and
mist yourself to instantly rejuvenate. Having company? Add a few drops of cinnamon oil to a diffuser and light the candle, soon the room will be filled
with the cozy smell of holiday baking.

Essential oils can be added to bathwater or used to anoint candles adding herbal power with a few fragrant drops. A few good ones to keep in stock
Basil oil promotes household harmony. Bergamot not only protects the home but attracts prosperity in all areas of life. Rosemary is essential
in purification and healing spells. It is also an ingredient in love sachets. If you need some quick mojo but can't find a
Galangal root, a dram of will
keep for years so that you can pull it out whenever you need to strengthen psychic powers, break evil hexes, return malevolent spells, or make a job
hunt be more successful. Galangal is also used in spells related to legal issues, family disputes or whenever you need justice on your side. Make a
comfort amulet by filling a green mojo bag with three golden coins and a piece of angelica root that has been anointed with Galangal oil. Carry or
give to a child who is under the stress of divorce.

A Clairvoyance Brew from the archives of Scott Cunningham
3 Parts Rose petals
1 Part Each
Place in a teapot, fill with boiling water, let steep, covered, for a few minutes. Remove cover, sniff steam - (not so that you burn your nose) for a few
moments, visualize the mystic scent opening your psychic awareness, then lie down and prophesize. If you wish, drink a bit of the brew as well, & let
the steam continue to rise as you stretch your psychic awareness

Herbal Bath Salts
1/2 cup Sea Salt
1/2 cup Epsom Salts
1/2 cup fresh herbs leaves or flowers
1/4 cup Baking Soda
few drops essential oils
Blend the above ingredients in a food processor
or blender.
Try: Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Rose, or Tangerine essential oil.
Place 1/4 cup of the mixture under running warm water for fragrant herbal bath.

Psychic Dream Tea
2 parts Rose petals
1 part Mugwort
1 part Peppermint
1 part Jasmine flowers
1/2 part Cinnamon
Mix, add one teaspoon to a cup. Pour boiling water over this and let steep, covered, for a few minutes. Drink before going to bed to produce psychic

Prosperity Oil
Prosperity oil has been used for hundreds of years. It is best when made on a waxing or full moon on a Thursday in the hour of Jupiter .
One part basil powder
One part spearmint essential oil
One quarter part cinnamon essence
Six parts base oil
Wonderful for anointing candles or to burn in a diffuser.

This next sweet spell can be worked on any day as long as the moon is waxing and not void of course. You may work this spell on a Sunday if you
need energy for personal achievements which include wishes for wealth and fame. Monday will infuse this working with the energy of the Moon
A Tuesday working will enlist the strength and courage of Mars to awaken your passions.
Wednesday brings communications to the forefront with Mercury's energy to launch and/or inspire new projects.
Work on a Thursday, the day of benevolent Jupiter, and your sweet life spell will be infused with energy for good health, prosperity and abundance.
Friday belongs to Venus and your working will be fueled with love.
Saturday brings Saturn's energy, a God of Time whose positive energy will lend power to healing, fixing, cleaning and removing obstacles.

The Sweet Life Spell
You will need:
one candle -choose a color appropriate for your working. (If you need a resource view our
Candle Magick page)
one anointing oil - appropriate for your working (If you need a resource view our
Herbal Corrospondence page)correspondences
And a sweet substance: Honey is a potent substance used to attract good fortune, fertility, and love.
Chocolate is a delightful food to attract prosperity and luxury
Maple Syrup brings love and or money
Nutella which mixes the potency of Hazelnuts (for wisdom, inspiration and luck) with chocolate's ability to attract money.
If you want a healthier choice, use a bowl of fruit or a jar of jam making sure the energy aligns with your working. Dates are very sweet and have
energy to support expansion and growth.

To begin: Clean the room or space you will be working. Gather the things you need. Take a cleansing bath scented with rose oil and 3 of the Laurel
leaves. Immerse yourself in the water. Slip under the surface until you are completely submerged. Let go of all of the negativity that is clinging to you
and as you surface see it washing away. If you feel you need to, dunk yourself completely under until you are free and your body, mind, aura and
spirit are clear. When you step from the tub, leave all the negativity behind to disappear down the drain. Dry with a clean towel and go in to set your
sacred space.

Set your circle. Anoint your chosen candle with your chosen oil and light. Call whatever powers you are going to work with.

Now breathe deeply and quiet your mind. When you have reached the correct mental place, you are ready to ask for your heart's desire. Use your
fingers, or a spoon, begin to eat the sweet stuff. As you say, "Of the Powers, I ask this favor, add sweetness that I may savor. To my life such sweet
delights be granted me with eat bite of this sweet treat."

Take another bite and savor the flavor. Delight in its taste as you roll it on your tongue.
"Sweetness within become sweetness without. By your power and your favor, my life is infused with sweetness. I am blessed."

Take another bite and smile. Let happiness fill you as eat. "Sweetness within become sweetness without. By your power and your favor, my life is
infused with sweetness. I am blessed."

Take another bite and feel the sweet energy infuse throughout your body and your life.
"Sweetness within become sweetness without. By your power and your favor, my life is infused with sweetness. I am blessed."

Continue until your treat is gone.

Thank the Powers.
Note: This can be reworked to sweeten someone's disposition toward you.

Spell To Obtain Fast Money
Here is an extremely simple yet effective spell for obtaining fast money when needed:

On a Thursday during the Waxing Moon anoint a green candle with an appropriate money-drawing oil, such as Patchouli, Jasmine, or Cinnamon.
Anoint your candle and place in a holder on your altar. Place a brand new shiny penny in front of the holder, and then surround the holder with three
green aventurine gemstones. Repeat the following chant 3 times:

Money, money come to me,
$100 is what I need.
With harm to none and help to many,
multiply now this shiny penny.

Now light your candle and gaze into its flame, strongly visualizing the needed money coming to you. Continue with this visualization for as long as
possible. After the candle has burned down completely, bury any remaining wax on your property and carry the penny with you to reinforce your
magickal intention. Please note that spells to obtain money seem to work better when used for a true need.

Prosperity Spell
Work this spell on a Thursday
You will need: a piece of root of High John the Conqueror or a Galangal root, or piece of Ginger.
a green candle
a batch or prosperity oil - recipe below

Dress a green candle with prosperity oil and carve a dollar sign into its side. Take a deep breath and come to center. (
If you
don't know how to do this see our page) When you have reached the proper mental state say,
"I come here on benevolent Jupiter's day,
the ruler of luck and fortune,
I light the flame of prosperity to signify what I seek
Light the candle.

Pick up the root and pass it through the flame of the candle as you say,
"I purify this root to serve as a lasting token of my desire this night spoken."
Say whatever it is out loud letting your words carry your wish out into the Universe.

Pick up the prosperity oil. Anoint the root with the oil as you say,
"High John (or Galangal, or Ginger whichever root you used)
I anoint you with this essence of prosperity that you shall serve to draw to me the abundance that I seek.
May its power add to your own to speed good fortune my way."
Hold the root in your strong hand and visualize the whatever it is you are working for. When you have the visualization firmly
fixed in your mind, say,
By my will and by thy power
Prosperity descends upon me to shower
blessings that meet my needs
and empower my life
as good luck flows,
and good fortune fills
to open doors and grant my wishes.
and my life blessed, I am blessed,
and all is well, with harm to none
as I will it, so mote it be
Place the root in a secure place or carry the root in your purse to draw good things your way.

Prosperity Oil
Use this potion to add some oomph to any prosperity spell. Take a sterilize canning jar and add 1 cup of fresh basil, 1 cup of
fresh spearmint, and 3 cinnamon sticks. Cover with a base oil and seal the jar. Store it in a dark place for at least two weeks.
Then strain the oil into an amber or blue glass bottle for a magickal oil to anoint candles or to burn in a diffuser.

This is a lovely spell to get yourself back on track
Take a cleansing bath. Light a white candle dressed with sweet orange oil. Meditate a few moments before saying three times...

I enter the flow of All That Is
I am filled with loving kindness
I forgive and release all negativity
as I draw the best to me
love and happiness will reign
In my house and in my name
Thanks be to thee
So mote it be

Meditate at least ten more minutes holding the picture of what you want your life to be like. See yourself as you want to be.

Or for a more elaborate one:

elemental candles
Sweep space
Cast your circle

I cast this circle three times round,
that negative energy not pass through.
I cast this circle to create a sacred place between the worlds.
I cast this circle to attract only positive energy and to protect me from all harm.

I call upon Earth, Guardians of the North, Soil of foundation. Come be welcome. I ask that you lend your energy to this circle and support the magick
created here.
I call upon Air, Guardians of the East, Breath of Transformation. Come be welcome. I ask that you lend your energy to this circle and support the
magick created here
I call upon Fire, Guardians of the South, Spark of Creation. Come be welcome. I ask that you lend your energy to this circle and support the magick
created here.
I call upon Water, Guardians of the West, Rain of Inspiration. Come be welcome. I ask that you lend your energy to this circle and support the magick
created here.
Spirit, the power that binds all the elements. The source of All That Is I ask that you guard and protect, guide and nurture the magick created here.
Powers the be, harken to me as invoke my right of fulfillment.
Support the magick created here.
May it be for the good of all.
(Circling deosil, chant)
Green power and gold,
red power and blue,
Here the power we do unfold,
Quarters' might, strong and true.
Four the winds to weave the round,
'tween the worlds the power be bound.
Till we send it at the last,
Guardians keep it strong and fast

I enter the flow of All That Is
One with peace
One with nature
Let your spirit flow through me
One my eyes that I may see that I may see your signs, symbols and Synchronicities at work every day.
Open my ears that I may hear your voice
Open my mind. Open my mind. Open my mind.
I am filled with loving kindness
I forgive and release all negativity
as I draw the best to me
love and happiness will reign
In my house and in my name
Thanks be to thee
So mote it be

When you are ready thank the goddess, dismiss the energies and open the circle. Walk the perimeter of the working area three times clockwise while
saying the words above.

Go in peace, o mighty ones of the North,
Return to the trees and the soil and the stones
With my blessings and my thanks.
And as you depart to your fertile realms,
I bid you hail and farewell!
Go in peace, o mighty ones of the East,
Return to the winds and the clouds and the skies
With my blessings and my thanks.
And as you depart to your boundless realms
I bid you hail and farewell!
Go in peace, o mighty ones of the South
Return to the coals and the flames and the fiery sun
With my blessings and my thanks..
And as you depart to your fiery realms,
I bid you hail and farewell!
Go in peace, o mighty ones of the West,
Return to the streams and the waves and the ocean deeps
With my blessings and my thanks.
And as you depart to your flowing realms,
I bid you hail and farewell!
The circle is open but unbroken
merry meet, merry part and merry meet again.

This works wonders to sooth family members who will not get along.
Peace Spell
This is a spell to help bring peace and harmony back into your Household.
You will need: 3 candles (1 pink, 1 brown, and 1 light blue)
Some Lavender (herb) or Violet (herb)
a piece of paper
pink ribbon
a pen or pencil

Place the candles on the altar... the pink on the left, the light blue on the right, and the brown in the middle. Cast a circle and light the candles.
Sprinkle the Lavendar/Violet around the three candles. Cut the piece of paper into rectangles. (one rectangle for each person living in your household
- remember to count yourself as well). Draw a picture of each person on each rectangle. Don't worry, they can be stick-figures, just as long as you
know who is who. Now put all of the family members in a pile and tie the ribbon around the stack. Tie the ribbon in three knots as you say:

Fighting, screaming, imbalances be gone!
Let's put the family peace back on!
Harmony, friendship, protection...
This house needs some love in its direction!

Place the stack underneath the brown candle. Snuff out the pink and the light blue candles, and let the brown one burn out.

Freezer Binding Spell kitchen witch spell
This is a very simple spell to stop someone from causing trouble for you. It doesn't harm them physically or emotionally, although it is an attempt to
manipulate another's actions

You will need: a freezer
a zip lock bag
some water
a piece of paper
a pencil

Meditate on the actions the person is taking that you wish to stop so that you can distill it into as concise a statement as possible. You want one or
two sentences.

Write this on the piece of paper with the pencil along with the persons name saying:

This slip of paper is (name), and his/her actions against me.
I hereby freeze (name) and bind him/her from causing me harm.
As my will so mote it be.

If the person is not known to you, use the following alternate wording and omit the name on the piece of paper.

This slip of paper is the unknown one and their actions against me.
I hereby freeze them and bind them from causing me harm.
As my will so mote it be.

Fold the paper into a compact shape and place the paper in the baggie. Fill the baggie with enough water to submerge the paper. Place the water
filled baggie in the freezer and freeze it solid. Keep it there until the difficulty is resolved, then thaw and bury the paper in the earth, pouring the water
on the ground and saying:

I release you from the binding, on the understanding that you are not to harm me again. As my will so mote it be.

Binding A Spell
When you have completed a spell, it is a good idea to bind it. This puts the finishing touches on it and is another chance for you to be sure you have
only good intentions behind your work. The spell binding I use most often goes like this:

By all the power of three times three,
This spell bound ‘round shall be,
To cause no harm, nor return on me.
As I do will, so mote it be!

Acceptance Spell
Spoken - Designed to be used each day to develop a more accepting attitude toward others. May be used in your morning affirmations.
This is from "Everyday Magic" by Dorothy Morrison.

Goddess please help me to be,
accepting of others idiosyncrasies.
Let me truly see the value of,
greeting all with perfect love.
Guide my heart to let others be,
and treasure their individuality.
Each one unique and special find,
a positive thought in my mind.
To always be kind and fair,
so mote it be I now declare.

Career spell
You will need: a gold candle
3 red candles
1 orange candle
rose oil and 5 Laurel leaves
one rose thorn.

Choose an oil:
Borage to fortify your inner self
Clary Sage for healing
or Mugwort for stamina

To begin: Clean the room or space you will be working. Gather the things you need. Then take a cleansing bath scented with rose oil and 3 Laurel
leaves. Quiet your mind with a meditation and when you have reached the correct mental place, you are ready to ask for your heart's desire. Simply
anoint the candles with the oil of your choice. Then carve the title you desire into both sides of it with the thorn. Set the gold candle on 2 crossed
Laurel leaves resting on a fire-safe surface and light. Watch the flame as you concentrate on your heart's desire. With the image fixed firmly in your
mind and say:

Goddess Luna,
mother of all love and light,
grant me this wish
I wish tonight.
A quest for synergy
to glow and shine,
infusing this spell
with your energy
most sublime.

(Now add exactly what you wish for).
Repeat twice more.

Meditate as you visualize yourself in whichever position you would like to be in at present. Whether it be a new job, a promotion or for your company
to prosper. Then SEE yourself there - where you want to be. Feel what you are doing as you talk to your boss or your staff, feel the surroundings and
address yourself with the title that you want or whatever you want for your company. Continue to think about yourself or your company as successful.
Hold the visualization as long as possible allowing the candle to fully burn out.

Spell to Remove Barriers
this is a good spell for a waning moon
a gold candle
eucalyptus oil
bay leaves

Anoint candle and set on leaves. Light the candle and visualize the obstacles you wish to remove.

Powers at work here my call,
that my endeavors no longer stall
but with your strength the path is cleared
as the desires in my heart are now mirrored
in the physical realm where they form
so that my reality becomes transformed.
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