Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jeudi: Root Work

I'm not a big believer in jinxes, crossings, the Evil Eye or “dark magick” for that matter.  I think most of the problems that we run into, even if they seem random and as if they are piling on like a rugby scrum, are brought on by what we do or have done.  As my mother is oh so fond of reminding me, the runner gets himself to the end.  If you don’t point yourself in a reasonable direction (or you step on people along the way), trouble awaits.

All that said, everyone needs to feel protected now and then.  The help of something you made and poured your wishes into can alleviate anxiety and make you more willing to face any problems head on.  Along with a witch bottle, I like to recommend this simple working to help those who feel like they’re under a dark cloud get through to the light. 

Preferably on a Saturday and/or at the full moon (neither condition is necessary, but either will assist in any banishing work) mix 4 tablespoons of olive oil with a teaspoon of ground cloves in a container with a tight lid.  Shake thoroughly to combine while envisioning your troubles running away from you, your home, your family, etc. like rats deserting a sinking ship.

Now take a black candle (white is an excellent substitute if you don’t have black) and dress it with your clove oil, working from the center outward.  Continue your visualization.  If you are so inclined, speak your troubles out loud during this process and then, as you secure the dressed candle into a safe and sturdy candle holder, ask that these problems be taken from you.

Put the candle in an open space where you can keep an eye on it and then light it while again visualizing you problems taking flight as well as what you will do to help that outcome along.  Thank your higher power and allow the candle to burn down and out.  Collect any remaining wax and dispose of it off your property or away from your home. 

The clove oil will keep in an air tight container and can be use for other banishing rituals as well.  Note: clove oil, when ingested, can cause severe illness particularly in small children.  Treat this oil like you would any poisonous substance and keep it out of reach of kids and animals.  Bonne chance ~

Header: The Black Prince at Crecy by Julian Russell Story via American Gallery


Timmy! said...

It's not really dark magic if you are banishing your troubles, is it, Pauline? More like basic visualization or positive thinking.

"Keep that stuff away from your eyes and your groin..."


Pauline said...

No, I agree; it's easy to freak out about words, though.

I really, really like the painting at the header. A dark cloud of ravens is the kind of thing I welcome...