Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice

Today is the day of the Summer Solstice, "This midsummer festival celebrates the apex of Light, sometimes symbolized in the crowning of the Oak King, God of the waxing year. At his crowning, the Oak King falls to his darker aspect, the Holly King, God of the waning year...
      This is a great time for divination, healing rituals, protection amulets, to discover love, and invoke a bit of luck into your life!

So for this post we are creating a fast: 
Protection Charm!

What you will need:
1. A little red pouch (or red fabric to make a pouch)
2. 2 Red strings- to hang the pouch from, and if you are making the pouch, to tie it closed
3. A sprig of Rowan, Rue and some St. John's Wort (Don't have those? Use Vervain as a supplement with St. John's)
4. Parchment paper (to write spell down on)
5. (optional- get some Citrine stones to put inside pouch)

Step 1: First, gather your red pouch! If you don't have one you can make it! Just get some fabric (and see the next step.)

Step 2: Next, place the herbs listed in the red bag. ( If you are wondering, why these herbs? Well, St. Johns wort is ruled by the sun. It has the power to bind spirits and is great for protection! Rue, has properties that protect against poison and disease!  Rowan protects against negative/harmful magic. ) If you are making the bag, place the herbs in the center of the cloth!

Step 3. 
With the Parchment paper write (and chant several times till you feel the magic build inside of you):
Herbs of the Sun, work your charm
Protect this House (<-- insert whatever you want) from any harm.

Feel your energy at your fingertips then pouring onto the spell to boost the potency.

Step 4. 
When you are ready, place the spell parchment inside the pouch! (Those who are making one, fold the corners of the herbal cloth into your fist with the parchment inside. Then tie the pouch shut. 

*Optional* If you have citrine stone, place them inside the bag! Citrine is one of the only stones that dissipates negative energy and never requires cleansing or clearing. It emits a warm energy that promotes optimism.

Step 5. Tie the other string around the top of the bag so you can hang it above your door! (Or anywhere needed). Ta Da! Your done! Then next year, make another and place the old herbs in your midsummer dedication fire!

~The info for this protection spell came from: Ancient ways by Pauline Campanelli (and of course a few modifications from me!)

I hope everyone has a great summer solstice! Let me know how it went in the comment box below! :D

Bright Blessings! )O(

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