Protection/Strength/Self-Empowerment Herb Pouch.
I have depression and anxiety, and that alone makes it near impossible to get up and face each day, let alone deal with my particularly tedious, micromanaging boss and exhausting work atmosphere.
So i made a herb pouch to assist me.
My main aim was to encourage inner strength, the ability to be unaffected by my asshole boss, and cultivate protection, not only from the treacherous world around me, but also from my own self-defeating attitude and thoughts.
For this charm i also petitioned the help of Thor, to give me strength and protect me from my adversaries. Feel free to tweak this bit as you see fit.
• Red Candle
• Chilli flakes - powerful, aggressive strength
• Angelica root - protection
• Rosemary - protection
• Star anise - re-programming old, outdated thought patterns
• Bindweed stem - to bind my own self defeating patterns and create an even playing field in my mind for my new-found strength and pride
• Small piece of parchment and a red marker, to inscribe the Thorn rune (þ)
• Red drawstring pouch
• mortar & pestle
What to do:
Start with your normal pre-magick preparations. For me this included lighting the candle, setting up my altar space and opening circle. I also laid out an offering of chocolate coated liquorice for Thor.
In your mortar & pestle, place each ingredient, one by one (leave your bindweed aside for later). As you do so, hold the herb in your hand for a moment, and focus on what it is exactly that you want from that herb, charging each one as you go.
Once you have ground each herb, hold your dominant hand over them and charge them even further, focusing on how strong, protected and empowered this pouch is going to make you feel.
Now, take the bindweed stem (it should be dry & just long enough to fit into the pouch) and place it against your forehead. Close your eyes and focus on drawing out all of your negative programming from inside your head, and binding them there into the stem. Do this for as long as you need. Now place the bindweed with the other herbs.
This is the part where i inscribed the Thorn rune upon the parchment, but you may use any symbol you feel encourages strength and power. Whatever you use, however, remember to charge it to your intent.
Add this, the herbs and the bindweed stem to the pouch, and draw it shut. As you tie the knot into it, focus on tying the last of the spell’s power into the bag.
Now hold the bag tightly in the palms of your hands, and charge it with as much strength and power that your body can muster, and wear it with you anytime you need a boost to help you get by.