Okay, everyone, it’s been sh*tshow lately, am I right? We’re battling COVID-19, our jobs are thrown into uncertainty, we’re told not to leave our houses (except to exercise, according to our Prime Minister in the UK), and there is a general dark cloud of fear hanging over us.
So I wanted to jump back onto the bandwagon. Life is scary right now, but I want to show up for you, because the InstaCoven is real, and we are all real people behind our Avatars (witches are people, too, and sometimes we’re even human).
Today I want to bring you a simple ritual that you can enact anywhere you find yourself quarantined. Nothing fancy – just a white candle (but I give you permission to use whichever the f*ck colour you have right now in order to keep yourself at home), a writing implement (I shall use a Sharpie), a lighter, and a quiet space to spend some time (in my case, the mess that is currently the study/guest room/PhD room/room of sadness).
RIGHT. Let’s get to it.
As a reminder, you need:
- A white (or any) candle
- A writing implement
- Somewhere quiet
- A lighter or matches
- If you like, some cleansing crystals such as Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Onyx, Smokey Quartz or Hematite.
If you feel like anointing your candle with a symbolic magickal oil, please do that! There are no rules, so get free with it. Make this ritual your own.
If you would like to cast a circle, please do so now. And also, if you’d like to, cleanse your space with incense or cleansing herbs.
Take your candle and write on it:
HEALTH. PEACE. CALM.
You could draw a sigil if you like. If you don’t know how to make your own sigils, you can use a sigil generator, such as the one on Chaos Tarot. Here’s one I made there, using the words ‘Health’, ‘Peace’ and ‘Calm’ and the ‘Witches Wheel’ setting.
Now that your candle is ready, light it, and say the following words three times:
I call upon the Goddess
In this, my hour of need
A blessing down upon our Earth
From horrors we be freed.
I call upon the elements,
Air, Fire, Water, Earth,
I ask the Goddess, bless this house
East, South, West and North.
As Above, So Below.
As Within, So Without.
Now spend some time quieting your mind while meditating on the candle’s flame. Imagine a bubble of safety, a blessing bubble, growing from within your heart to encompass your body, then the room, then the home, then your town, state, country, continent, and, finally, the Earth. You radiate this bubble. This is your power.
You do not have to wait for the whole candle to burn down, but don’t blow it out. Either snuff it with a snuffer, or use wet fingers to pinch it out.
I chose to use a larger candle, so that I can re-light it each night for 3 nights. This gives the added benefit of building the energy of the spell, and really training the mind into working the magic to protect your home and family. On the final night, I’ll let it burn all the way out.
If you decide to try this spell out, let me know, and post a picture on Instagram. Tag me @OneBossWitch and #OBWblessing. I’d love to see all of your different interpretations!
Stay safe, everyone, and stay the f*ck at home.