* Spring Cleaning the Soul Ritual/Spell *
by Chameleon SilverCat
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Outside, I saw the first robin today. His red breast dulled by the dust bath in which he was so happily indulging. The weather is fluctuating between "...ah, nice." and "..turn on the damn heater!" Daffodils are everywhere; yellow heads bobbing in the pre-spring winds. Leaves are starting to bud out on the oak trees, the days are noticeably longer...all signs that the Spring Equinox, Ostara, is nearly here.
Like Mabon, Ostara is a Sabbat of balance. The days and nights are of equal length, and the masculine and feminine energies of the Earth are held in perfect symmetry. Now is the time to do Works to bring your own life into harmony, to banish the little demons you have collected over the winter months and do a little Spring Cleaning of the Soul. With that in mind, here's a little candle magic to get rid of those inner thoughts that hold you back, rather than hold you in honor....
You will need:
- Black birthday candles
- Sea Salt or Regular Salt
- A small Bowl or Cauldron
- A book of matches
- Paper and a Pen
On the paper, write the names of those inner demons who are holding you back: Self Doubt, Carelessness, Anger, Fear, etc... Pour a thick layer of salt into the bowl or cauldron and place it with the candles, matches, and list of demons where you plan to do this rite of banishment. Cast a Circle (or define your Sacred Space in your own way). Check your list again. Make sure you aren't forgetting anything. Make adjustments as needed. Center and Ground yourself. Concentrate on your goal of ridding your life of excess emotional baggage. Pick up a black candle and Name it after one of the demons on your sheet of paper and say the following:
"I Name thee, (Self Doubt, Laziness, etc..)
Let thy Spirit be bound within this wax."
Place the candle upright in the bowl or cauldron of salt. Continue to name each candle and place it in the salt until no more are left on your list. Strike a match, and starting with the candle furthest from you, light each one and say:
"As this flame feeds upon the wax,
So may you be consumed
And removed from my life."
Watch the candles melt and disappear. Remember that each one is a problem that once resided in you. See how quickly they are consumed! When the last candle has gone out and nothing is left but dark blotches in the cleansing salt, mix the wax and salt together with your hands and place a pinch of salt on your tongue. Say:
"As you once consumed me,
So do I consume you
And in doing so,
The Balance is maintained.
For the good of all,
And with malice toward none,
So mote it be!"
Open the Circle, take the salt and wax and throw it away. Every time one of those demons tries to return, remember the flame, and just how easily they are banished from your life. In the meantime, I wish you pleasant demon hunting & a wondrous Ostara!
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