blooming into something beautiful
The place was truly marvelous. Between the bushes and their loads of purple, red and white flowers, the wet grass was full of smaller flowers: pink ones with only three petals, giant pansies, wild phlox, lupines of all colors, orange lilies, tall white lilies, irises, and myriad others. There were creepers growing flowers growing flowers big enough for hats, cornflowers, poppies and plants with strange shapes and stranger colors of leaves.
Beauty on the Edge of the Wastes- A Spell for Happiness/Peace
- 1 or more flowers (any type, any size)
- 1 white or yellow candle
- 1 quartz crystal
Step One: Light the candle. Hold your flower(s) and your quartz.
Step Two: Focus on letting your negative energies flow into the quartz, and allow it to absorb them. Let them leave you. Allow every negative, worry, memory that is bugging you, etc. all go away for the moment. Find yourself at peace.
Step Three: Once you think you’ve gotten rid of all the negative things you can, focus more on the candle and the flowers. Imagine them filling you with their beautiful, positive energies, replacing the negative ones you just pushed away.
Think of endless fields of beautiful flowers and other plants. Think of pleasant springs in a low valley, with glimpses of mountains in the background. Imagine your perfect little flowery wonderland. Dwell on this feeling for a moment. Try to feel as close to peaceful as possible.
Step Four: Say the following as many times as you wish:
In my heart, my mind, my soul,
There is one thing that I know.
Happiness I deserve today,
And happiness is what will come my way.
After this, let it be known,
That I shall have the happiness I need to own.
This is my wish,
True it will become.
Purpose: To bless and protect a pet.
You Will Need: A bell—make sure it’s one that you can attach to a collar, but that will be safe and not get caught on something and choke your pet. A collar.
Step One - Hold the bell in your hand. Recite:
Bells do ward and ring the alarm.
Let this bell keep my pet from harm.
If they stray, guide them safely home.
Ring in health for fur and bone.
Bless and keep this pet of mine,
and keep them gentle, safe, and kind.
Step Two - Attach the bell to the collar and put the collar on your pet.
Charm against the evil eye
Collect ten stones from a moving source of water (river, sea) that both the living and the dead have crossed. Collect them during a waxing moon, and put one back on the ground before you leave as a tithe to the spirits.
Draw an eye on each stone (I use a vivid) and if you are going to be giving them to anyone else, write their initials on the back.
Then lie on your back and recite a charm against the evil eye nine times. I like the one below, which is a Scottish folk charm from the carmina gadelica. You may prefer something else as you will have to recite it from memory!
Let the stones sit in bowl filled with protective herbs (I like rosemary, garlic, bay leaves) and salt. Leave under the light of the sun and moon for nine days, and then they are ready to be used as needed. They can be added to pouches, placed in the garden, put in witch bottles, popped in the car glove box, your imagination is the limit!
Scottish Charm against the evil eye
"I TRAMPLE upon the eye,
As tramples the duck upon the lake,
As tramples the swan upon the water,
As tramples the horse upon the plain,
As tramples the cow upon the ‘iuc,’
As tramples the host of the elements,
As tramples the host of the elements.
Power of wind I have over it,
Power of wrath I have over it,
Power of fire I have over it,
Power of thunder I have over it,
Power of lightning I have over it,
Power of storms I have over it,
Power of moon I have over it,
Power of sun I have over it,
Power of stars I have over it,
Power of firmament I have over it,
Power of the heavens
And of the worlds I have over it, Power of the heavens
And of the worlds I have over it.
A portion of it upon the grey stones,
A portion of it upon the steep hills,
A portion of it upon the fast falls,
A portion of it upon the fair meads,
And a portion upon the great salt sea,
She herself is the best instrument to carry it,
The great salt sea,
The best instrument to carry it.
In name of the Three of Life,
In name of the Sacred Three,
In name of all the Secret Ones,
And of the Powers together.”