Pet Protection Spell


While it is important to work carefully with your totem animals, it is also important to remember your pets. This spell will help protect your animal friends on the physical plane.

For EACH animal you will need:

1 six-inch square piece of black felt

fabric paints

a clipping of hair or stray feathers from your pet

2 teaspoons dried cedar

1 bay leaf

2 teaspoons catnip (even if you have a dog)

1 teaspoon comfrey

1/4 teaspoon dried garlic

1 teaspoon heather

Protection or Guardian oil (shown below)

Cotton

Needle and thread

On what will be the outside of the charm bag paint your pet’s name and these runes: Algiz, Koad; the forest rune; the pentacle and the Goddess rune. Let dry. Fold the felt in half (painted side in) and sew two sides of it, leaving one open. Reverse the bag so the painted side is facing out. Raise energy on the herbs then powder and pour into the pouch. Add the clipping of pet hair, then stuff the rest with cotton to which you have added a few drops of the oil. Finish sewing the pouch.

Cast a circle, invoke the elements and the Lord and Lady.

Say:

O gracious Lord and Lady,
Protector of all creatures who walk upon this earth.
Guard my (pet’s species and name) against harm and illness.
Watch over him/her with every step he/she takes.
Help me protect him/her and strengthen the connection of love between us.
Let this charm be blessed, to hold the energy of protection.
Blessed be.

Keep the charm bags in a safe place, perhaps on your altar, where the animal can’t get to it. Renew this charm every six months.

Remember: the best protection for your animals is to keep them inside, to keep their vaccinations current, and to give them plenty of love, food, and clean water.
 

Protection Oil:

This is a good oil to select for your candle of protection when you are concerned with physical, as opposed to psychic attack. It can also be used to anoint yourself before you leave on a journey or undertake a potentially hazardous situation.

1/2 ounce olive oil

6 drops rose geranium oil

15 drops lemon oil

4 drops citronella oil

8 drops lavender oilflower lavenderdrops

cajupet oil (as many drops as you see fit)

clear quartz

Guardian Oil:

1/2 ounce olive oil

5 drops pennyroyal oil

15 drops lemon oil

10 drops rosewood oil

10 drops clove oilflower: rose

15 drops patchouli oilGems: carnelian, citrine

Sigil Craft Resources

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Awen

Have you seen this symbol and wondered what it was? Or maybe you’ve seen it associated with Druidry but didn’t know its deeper meaning? For some pagans this symbol evokes a power that courses through our veins stronger than any other. This is the symbol for Awen, which in short refers to inspiration, or intellectual and creative energy.

Awen is most notably referred to in the Welsh legend of Cerridwen and Taliesin. I highly recommend reading this tail in detail, as it’s a very beautiful story. The core of the story is about how Cerridwen brews a potion of Awen meant for her ugly son so that he can gain inconceivable intelligence and become a world famous bard. If he can’t be beautiful, he can at least be smart, right? But to her dismay, a boy she hired to tend to the brew spills it on his thumb. He sucks his thumb to sooth the pain and accidentally ingests the first three drops, which happens to be the only viable drops of the entire brew. A chase ensues where they transform into a series of animals but in the end Cerridwen does catch him and eats him. (Remember the wizard duel in the Disney movie Sword in the Stone? It was inspired by this legend.) However, in her belly he escapes death and transforms into a baby that she has to carry for 9 months. Once born she casts him off in a river and he is later found and named Taliesin. Because he drank the three drops of Awen, he now has the gift of intelligence and becomes the best bard in the world.

So how does this relate to modern Druidry? Awen was a magical elixir of inspiration that brought illumination and wisdom to whoever tasted it. Druids and Bards today seek Awen just as much today as they did 3,000 years ago. It is the goal to experience Awen more and more throughout life.

Awen, can be intoned silently within your soul or expressed verbally. It carries the same frequency and powerfully resonating sounds as the Hindu Om and can be a focus of meditation to help heal the body from the inside out. Pronounced Ah-oo-enn; the Ah opens up life – evoking joy and radiating positive energy, the oo nourishes – growing the power and positive energy, and the enn completes the cycle – creating the ground and foundation to what the first two have created. The three sounds also relate to the basic creative triple pattern of Father (f-AH-ther), Mother (think of this one as the mother m-OO-n), and Children (childr-EN). In recognition of this triad, Awen is often sung or chanted three times in meditations or rituals. Chanting Awen as you proceed to the circle or temple is most certainly a ceremonial act of ancient provenance.

Try it out for yourself. Running low on inspiration recently? Need motivation? Maybe you just want to align your body with the energy of the universe for healing? Try sitting somewhere quiet and still your mind. Chant or sing, AhhhhhhOoooooooEnnnnnn three times and see how you feel. Take deep breaths between each to fill your lungs as if you’re filling your body with the golden light of Awen. Maybe try talking with Cerridwen and see if she comes to you, or simply give her honor and reverence for giving us the knowledge of Awen.

Brightest Blessings!

Thalya /|\

Celebrating Mabon/Autumn Equinox - Resources

Having received quite a few inquiries on the subject, I thought I might make a whole post on this.

Mainly, there really is no "wrong" way to worship. But if it is your first Sabbat, it can be easy to feel a little lost, especially when it can be hard to confirm the validity of all the information you might have access to. So here are some tips-

  1. Study the History- Mabon (although not necessarily by that name) has been celebrated all over the world for ages. Is there a particular culture you identify with? Do you worship deities from a specific part of the world? 
  2. Learn the Symbols- Again, reputable information can be difficult so I will be providing assistance with that further along. But take into consideration the symbolism associated with Mabon, and what you feel needs the most attention at this time for you.
  3. Put it Altogether in a Way You’re Comfortable With - Maybe you’re not up for writing a whole ritual for yourself yet. That’s okay. If you can at least figure out what you want to accomplish, or deities you want to honor, it is easy enough to find such information for free online.

But is it Valid/Reputable?” 

When it comes to facts, yes. Be skeptical. Do your research. But something like an incantation? While I always advocate writing your own, sometime we just aren’t that creative and there is nothing wrong with using something someone else has written. It’s not a matter of “valid” or “reputable”. Once you are using it, yourintent, your energy, is what matters.

Mabon Correspondences (taken from “Llewellyn’s Book of Correspondences”) 

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How to Use This Chart:

Look at "Gods" and “Goddesses” for deities you may want to do a ritual to in honor of, or even just invoke for, say, the purpose of spellwork or meditation.

"Issues, Intentions, and Powers" can give you ideas on which to focus meditative practices, spells, or rites. 

Other information can be used for decorating the altar, or burning incense.

Mabon Incense/Recipes-

Other Resources (history, activities, spells, etc.)

Everything for Mabon, the Autumn Equinox

Mabon Activities and Ideas

Celebrating Mabon

Mabon Rituals, Prayers, and Meditations

The Glamor of Grammar

When Magus LaVey said, “Satanism demands study—NOT worship,” he defined the Satanic standard that Magus Gilmore has termed “the Magic of Mastery.”

The very idea of study has long been so closely associated with witchcraft that the witchy word “glamour” is derived from the same word as “grammar.” The Latin term “grammatica,” meaning learning or scholarship, often had occult implications during the Middle Ages. The same word also gives us “grimoire,” weaving a web that supports the principle of eclectic studies as the foundation of all magic.

So whatever your speciality (to channel Minnie Castevet), remember the magic that dwells within your unique mastery and application of your most passionate studies.

—Warlock M. Mandrake

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Image — William Mortensen: Preparation for the Sabbath

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Witches Of Moonlight Falls; Part 17)

Belinda: “The bloods gone! Your healing spell worked! She’s coming back to life!

Beatrice: “But it wasn’t good magic… I inflicted her death on a deserving soul as a consequence… I hope the person who dies really …deserves it 

Belinda: “What if it backfires onto a good soul?”

Beatrice: “I… I had too… For Bianca.”

Bianca: “What… Happend to me… Why am I here?”

Beatrice and Belinda look at each other and both say at the same time “Memory Loss!”

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