Write on a Window:
Where it is born,
But Sun flies
To light this room.
clear or iridescent fingernail polish to draw a small pentacle on each window)
comes to me I keep,
Who goes from me I free,
Yet against all I stand
Who carry not my key.
sweet, old fashioned touch
throughout the home, door handle sachets can magically charge the entrance to
each room. For instance:
A Protective Sachet may be hung on all doors entering the house: make a small bag, about 3 inches by 5, tied with a loop that will allow it to hang from the door knob. You can get as fancy or as plain as you like with it, matching it to the decor of your home.
Then, fill it with Bay leaves (a wonderful protection herb!), Angelica (another powerful protection) powdered clove (helps ward against illness entering the home and also acts as a catalyst to the other herbs), Benzoin (a "power herb that helps to focus the other herbs) Borage (to help uncover any dishonest intentions) and St. Johnswort which will help reverse any negativity and also aids in quelling arguments & animosity.
Moisten the whole with Gardenia oil for peace & harmony.
(for more on this subject go to "The Magical Properties of Herbs")
Bu ndles for the Fireplace
ndles for the Fireplace
Through Summer and Autumn when you harvest & dry bunches of herbs
from your garden – jar up the leaves but also save
the stems! Lavender, Sage, Lemon Verbena, Bay, Oregano – the whole lot. Then tie them in bundles with
raffia or ribbon and keep in a basket next
to the fireplace. They make wonderful, fragrant fire starters.
Through Summer and Autumn when you harvest & dry bunches of herbs from your garden – jar up the leaves but also save the stems! Lavender, Sage, Lemon Verbena, Bay, Oregano – the whole lot. Then tie them in bundles with raffia or ribbon and keep in a basket next to the fireplace. They make wonderful, fragrant fire starters.
A House Blessing Potpourri:
Sitting by the front door is a huge bowl of fragrant potpourri. No one has to know it’s magically charged & filled with special herbs to bring love, prosperity and protection to the home's inhabitants!
To make a Magical Potpourri:
When the moon is
waxing and in Cancer or your 4th house, Crush some tonka beans in
your mortar & pestle along with some frankincense saying:
This is for prosperity.
Pour this out into a large bowl. Next, take a handful of dried bay leaves and crumple them in your hands letting them fall through your fingers into the bowl saying:
Bay protects from adversity.
In the same manner, add the other herbs:
Lavender lends integrity,
and roses for sincerity,
a bit of spice brings energy,
patchouli adds some mystery
and for the Lady - rosemary.
Mix it all up with your hands letting the herbs and flowers flow through your fingers, all the while envisioning a glowing light emanating from the bowl and spreading throughout the house. Sprinkle the whole with oil of roses. Then pour it in a jar and close it up. Leave it there for one moon cycle, stirring the mixture daily. Then, pour it into a large basket or bowl, decorate the top with gilded pinecones, whole dried roses and, if you wish, a few charms & quartz crystals and set it near the front door.
Magickal Crazy Quilting:
A fun thing to do on a
cold winter night is to curl up before the fireplace where, surrounded
by piles of delicate old lace, jewel-toned velvets and an
assortment of tiny glittering charms & crystals, you can quietly stitch a bit of
Magick... Remember the
scene in Dion Fortune's classic book "Moon Magic"?
a small shawl covered table in the corner lies an old book.
Dog-eared corners of photographs poke out at odd angles from between the
nearby shelf of
books includes a slim volume of my very modest attempts at Poetry
Kitchen Nursery Bedroom