Greetings my friends! I hope this Wolf Full Moon time has been magickal for you and that She continues to shine her energy on you. I have not been able to see Her unfortunately…we have had heavy cloud cover, fog and about 5-6 inches of snow so far today. The snow is beautiful but has made for some slippery roads, busy grocery stores, sore backs from shoveling and smoke coming out of many chimneys. I stepped outside earlier for a moment and the smell was incredible from the wood smoke and the sharp cold. A beautiful snowy night despite the fact the Full Moon Goddess is hidden from my sight. Though I can’t see Her I can feel Her incredible energy and after having a tough couple of days, her magick is most appreciated by me!
On my facebook page today I asked the question..Do you have protection established around your home to protect you and your loved ones. As per usual, my wonderful, amazing, smart and funny friends came through with many responses. In general they DO have protection set up. Everything from rosemary in their garden…to a broom over their doorway….to a witches bottle buried at their front door. I learned about cutting an apple so the natural pentacle shows and burying them in your garden beds. I learned about something called bindrunes which I’ve never heard of and am waitingly anxiously to hear about them. I had friends who of course smudge , place crystals and/or salt in the corners of their house or property, have a pentacle on their front door, and use blessing oil on their doorways and windowsills.
Putting protection spells on our homes is easy and smart. There are spells to protect from intruders and storms. We can also protect ourselves from negative vibes sent our way, those who may put a dark spell on us, psychic vampires and the like. There are many simple spells and rituals that can be done so I thought I’d post a few of my favorites for you.
This first one is so easy and basic. Choose your item carefully!
Home Protection Talisman Spell
Make or buy an item to display in your home that you can charge with protective energy. This could be a wreath, ornamental plaque, a painting or statue.. anything you can display. Before you hang it or put it in view, place the item in a circle of salt. Sprinkle the salt clockwise as you say:
Salt of earth, Guard this home,
While I’m here, or when I roam
Keep it safe, and all within
For good of all, this bond begins
By my will, with harm to none
By Earth power, this spell is done!
*Not sure where I got this but it’s very possible it’s from Ellen Dugan…the charm sounds much like her. 🙂
Think about what you would want to use. A statue, a piece of china or pottery, a painting, a candle holder. I can picture using a statue of a faery, a dragon, a large crystal point. You could use something from nature like a river rock, a large bird’s feather, a sea shell. Use something that you will love to display.
Another talisman spell I like to use is making up a charm bag that you will literally hang over a doorway. I think this one is really fun because of all the things you can gather for it. Use what has meaning for you…what item means protection to YOU!
Home Protection Talisman For When You’re Away From Home.
To make this talisman, choose at least 3 of the following dried herbs and place them in a charm bag that is white or gold.
Nettles Oak Bark Bay
Anise Basil Linden
Pennyroyal Valerian Wormwood
Broom Angelica Yarrow
Calamus Hazel Hawthorn
Mistletoe Myrrh Thistle
Meadowsweet Garlic Flax
Clove Cumin Frankincense
Cinquefoil Black Pepper
Then add any amount of any of these stones….
Gold Pyrite Malachite Cat’s Eye
Tiger’s Eye Topaz Amber
Mica Quartz Crystal Red Zircon
Flint Beryl Bloodstone
Tie up the bag and with a permanent marker, make 3 large X figures and place the talisman over a main entry point of your home. Then spell it with the following words of power!
This dwelling is never empty,
Though I be not at home;
I leave behind a talisman
to protect it while I roam.
No intruder great or small
May gain entry past this line;
Protected, sealed, and warded,
By my will, safety be mine
I finish this charm with harm to none;
By herb and stone, this spell is done!
Some other things that you can use for protection is a protection oil…you can use it to anoint your doorways and windowsills. I like to draw a pentagram with it!
4 drops Patchouli
3 drops Lavender
1 drop Mugwort
1 drop Hyssop
*You will add this to 1/8 cup of a base oil like olive, almond, jojoba..whatever you like.
Another simple way to protect your home is to put salt around the outside of your house, lay it in your windowsills, place it inside your house in the outside corners. Now if you are a very picky house keeper, you might want to keep it outside. Also a word of warning here…be sure that anything you have laying around is safe for your pets…you don’t want them to get sick from eating salt or some herb they shouldn’t. That would not be good.
For me the ultimate protection is the Witches Bottle…. this is also one of the most fun things to do! Remember in the movie Practical Magic when Sally (Sandra Bullock) goes around and collects her magickal items needed for her perfect love? Gathering the items for your witches bottle? Yes, it feels like that! 🙂 I feel very “witchy” doing it LOL..but it IS serious business too. You really want to be sure, each step of the way, to put your full intention into the items and the ritual. I put my bottle together on a Full Moon night for the added strength and I renew it at least once a year…
Witch’s Protection Bottle
You will be burying this bottle in the ground at your front door.
Gather items needed:
-A Sturdy, clean, wide-mouthed bottle or jar with a tight lid.
-Soil or sand from the area surrounding your home.
-Something sparkly or shining like small tumbled crystals, beads, sea glass
-A rusty bent nail.
-A piece of broken glass
*Mint, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme
-A new penny or other coin
-Some loose hair from any pets in your home
-A piece of hair from every person in the home
-A magickal spell candle
Find the appropriate spot in your yard to bury the bottle. Work on the night of a Full Moon at the height of the Full Moon, or on the Full Moon right before Summer Solstice. Have all your items with you and a shovel. Use salt to purify the space.
Cast a circle around your working area. Light your working candle while you do your work. Dig the hole in the earth, try to keep the top sod in good shape to replace over the hole. Sprinkle with salt. Ground and Center. When ready, say these words:
With the Goddess and God working for and through me
according to free will and for the good of all.
I now fill this bottle.
As you say the next part, actually add the items that you are naming as you go. Take your time putting your intention into each item you place.
Earth anchors this magick in the ground.
This rusty nail, bent, now repels anything and anyone negative or life-denying.
The sparkling, shiny small pieces of crystals hold the light for me and my deities.
A broken piece of glass to deflect harm to anyone it is intended for.
These herbs infuse the bottle with their living properties…
Mint for money and protection
Parsley for protection
Sage for wisdom and protection
Rosemary for love, healing, and health
Thyme for health, love, and courage.
This new penny manifests abundance in my home.
Hair from my beloved pets to protect them.
Hair from my loved ones who dwell here, to protect and draw away negativity.
Nothing and no one can enter without my permission
Only those people and beings through whom the Goddess and God work
Can stay here, can visit, can touch this place.
Only Positive Magick lives in this place
In safety, protection, abundance, love, and joy
According to free will and for the good of all!
Start to bury the bottle, and replace the sod you dug up before hand and then say:
I now bury this bottle
It is invisible to all but me
And its magick continues
And so mote it be!
By the time you have finished this spell, the bottle should be buried. Cover with leaves or something appropriate to make it truly invisible. Under the ground, it will continue to work until you choose to remove it. If you leave that area, it is best to dig up the bottle. Then perform this again at your next residence.
If you’re like me, your home is your sanctuary, your blessed space, where the people and fur babies you love the most of all, dwell. You are the most comfortable, the most loved, the most ..YOU…when you are there. Of course you want to do all you can to protect it and those who live there with you. I wish for all of you a safe 2011 and all the Blessings that Goddess can bestow!
Blessed Be, Autumn