The Witches Circle

The greatest magic is that which transforms the heart.

Blessing Spells

TO BLESS A NEW RELATIONSHIP

Bake a fresh loaf of bread.

Hold it up to the moon and ask the lady to bless the bread as well as the relationship.

Break off a piece of the bread for your partner, as well as one for yourself as well.

As you share time together, share the bread as well.

Do not cut the bread with a knife or any other cutting tool.

Just break off the pieces with your hands.

Adding butter or jam might be a good idea to help sweeten things up a bit.



BLESSING A NEW HOME, HOME CLEANSING


Home-cleansing methods are of great importance in African-American hoodoo folk-magic.

Here is a simple procedure for blessing a new home and ridding a house of any unwanted

spiritual influences.

Wash down the wood work and floors with Chinese Wash (or Van Van Oil in water) from back

to front and out the front door and throw the remaining wash water out the front door or in the front yard.

If there is no front yard, carry some of the wash water to the nearest street intersection or crossroads

and throw it to the East.

Then use a brand new broom to sweep the house from back to front and out the front door.

Some folks also like to sprinkle Van Van Powder at the front threshold and sweep that away from the house.

After cleaning as above, put down pinches of salt in the corners of each room or, if you

are in a hurry, four pinches of salt at the four outside corners of the house.



BOOK OF SHADOWS BLESSING


Preparation: At the time of the Full Moon, take your Book of Shadows (one that

hasn't been written in yet) and some incense (pennyroyal, anise or rue) outside.

Ritual: Under the light of the Full Moon, draw a pentagram on the first page and under this

write the following information: date, time, place, your magical name (and sigil if you have one),

the moon's phase and any other info you feel is important. Hold the book up to the Moon and say:

"Here as the Full Moon shines upon me,

Bless this Book I've made tonight.

I humbly ask this of thee,

Underneath your most sacred light."



TO HONOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD SPIRITS

When presenting your house spirits with offerings of incense,

candles or what not you can say this little chant:

"Wraith of the house, Take heart and live,

To every chamber This light I give,

To every corner This breath I send

Approve and favor my willing hand."



A HOME BLESSING

-- Pentagram Compass Rosemary Lavender Snap lock bag

Glue the Pentagram to the compass, "Spirit" point north. Place everything into bag, and bury in

center of building or middle of door. Pentagram pointing north. Cast a circle, Chant the spell.

Goddess and God bless this house, Keep it free from bug or mouse.

For good or bad, dark or light, Those unwelcome will feel thy might.

Protect me as I do thy will, here you are master for good or ill

Goddess and God hear my prayer So Mote it Be!

Concentrate on the Spell until you feel the power flowing, Then break the circle and finish.



BOOK BLESSING

I will serve the Great Goddess,

And give reverence to the Great God,

I am a Pagan, A stone in the ancient circle,

Standing firmly, Balanced on the earth,

Yet open to the winds of heaven,

And enduring through time,

May the old gods witness my words



HOUSE BLESSING

Find the center point of the house. If there is more than one level, then use the stairs as the center.

Take a cup of red wine and take a sip at each turn. Drain the cup at the end Face the East saying:

Lady of Love and power and all blessings, breathe Love into this house. Fill the air with good.

Through you and in you, I bless this house.

Face the South saying:

Lady of Love and living and all blessings, warm this house with comfort. Make whole its hearth

Through you and in you, I bless this house.

Face the West saying:

Lady of tide and time and all blessings, let every hour flow sweetly in this house. Make pure its tides.

Through you and in you, I bless this house.

Face the North saying:

Lady of earth and stability and all blessings, plant security within this boundary. Make strong its defenses.

Through you and in you, I bless this house.

Turn to all four points twice more and repeat each time: You are blessed



BLESSING OF WATER

" Oh Great Ones, My Goddess and my God, I call upon you, In need of your help,

Bless this water, (Hold up small bowl of water.)

Bless this water, With you power, With you purification, With you healing powers,

Bless this water (put bowl down, and now use the water for power, purification and healing)

With the water you so blessed, May this harm none,

The spell is done, So mote it be and blessed be ."



HOME BLESSING

Bread is offered to the household guardians as a libation, and the salt is kept in the

heart of the home to ground any evil that might enter. After you do this, burn a purifying

or protecting incense such as frankincense, cinnamon, or pepper moving it from room to

room while you visualize any negativity fleeing from your home. As you go, chant over and

over your words of power:

Smoke of air and fire and earth

Cleanse and bless this home and hearth

Drive away all harm and fear

Only good may dwell in here



BLESSING OIL


--1 to 4 lavender blossoms --2 drops each sage, basil, patchouli essential oil

--Carrier oil (can be olive used for protection, almond, sunflower, etc.)

Choose a small dark vial. Place all but the oil in the vial together, then add enough oil to fill the bottle.

Shake thoroughly. Use for anointing ritual candles, self, consecrating tools, etc.

Lavender is there for purification, happiness, love, and peace; Basil brings protection and love;

Sage brings purification, protection, healing, wealth, longevity;

Patchouli brings prosperity, wards off evil and negativity, aids divination.

All of these are desirable generic attributes so makes a good blend for general purposes.

Great for keeping on your personal altar for magical workings.





BLESSING NEW HOME CHANT

Touch the lintel and touch the wall, nothing but blessings here befall!

Bless the candle that stands by itself, Bless the book on the mantle shelf,

Bless the pillow for the tired head, Bless the hearth and the light shed.

Friends who tarry here, let them know a three-fold blessing before they go.

Sleep for weariness - peace for sorrow Faith in yesterday and tomorrow.

Friends who go from here, let them bear the blessing of hope, wherever they fare.

Lintel and windows, sill and wall, Nothing but good, this place befall.



BLESSING Of FULL MOON WATER

This spell can be used on the Full Moon, to bless the Holy Water you have made

You can then save it and use to bless candles etc.

You will need ;

A bowl, jar or cup filled with the Holy Water made see previous post

Put a compact mirror or small miror in the Bowl so the moonlight

glints off it with the silvery light of the Goddess Say:

" Oh Great Ones ,

My Goddess and my God ,

I call upon you,

In need of your help,

Bless this water,

(Hold up small bowl of water.)

Bless this water,

With you power,

With you purification,

With you healing powers,

Bless this water,

Put bowl down. You have made Full Moon blessed water,

and you can now use the water for power, purification and healing.

Then say,

With the water you so blessed,

May this harm none,

The spell is done,

So mote it be and blessed be ."

**The water is charged in the light of the full moon overnight**



WHITE CANDLE SPELL FOR BLESSING


Get a white candle -- either a plain one (offertory, pillar, or taper) or a figural one in the

gender of the person you want to bless. Carve the person's full name on the candle,

then dress it with Blessing Oil or Holy Oil. For more power, you may place a name-paper

of the person, or a photo, or some personal item of theirs (such as a bit of hair or a snippet

of clothing) either under the candle or next to it. One easy way to do this is to place the

paper or personal concerns under an overturned saucer and put the candle on top of the

saucer. Burn a portion of the candle every day for seven days, pinching it out between burnings.

As you light it each day, say this

[Name], may you be blessed

May all good things come to you

May nothing whatsoever harm you

May your heart be light

May your travels be safe

May your health be good

May your mind be sound

May your friendships sustain you

May you be blessed in every way

* If you have a special request for this person (such as that they find a lover, get a

good job, come home safely from a war, or whatever), just add it to the list.

Some people use a large pillar-type candle and keep it going for longer than seven days.

They may make a habit of burning such a candle every day -- or once a week, on Sundays --

for as long as their friend or relative needs help, even doing so for months at a time.

If the candle is large and it is to be burned in this way, it should be re-dressed with

Blessing Oil or Holy Oil once a week: after the initial dressing, you can drop a tiny bit of

oil into the "well" or hole in such a large candle just before lighting it each time.


Self Blessing Shower
Submitted by Colleen



Few of us take enough time in self-blessing a moment to bless yourself is the most important time of any day. it attracts the goddess's energy and assistance to you, and it will help any magic you may create. for the blessing shower, begin with fragrant herbs like lavender flowers for peace catnip leaves for attractiveness, all spice beads for health and luck, and cinnamon stick for love and power. bundle these in loosely woven cloth or soft netting. as you wash, gently rub this all over your body to clean away negativity, saying,


cares wash away:
keep misfortune at bay
kikimora touch me,
your blessings I'll see
as you do this, imagine the water appearing like sparkling silver light that absorbs any troubles, then washes away


afterward, take a smaller bundle of the herbs with you to keep the blessings and protective energies activated.