Spells and Potions

cauldron copyThe Dirty Little Bookers Witches hail from different beliefs on the religion spectrum, but we can all agree on the benefits of one very necessary tradition: carving out a little ‘me time’. Following is a collection of spells to do just that. So turn out the lights, get out the candles, schedule a sitter and get to adding a little magic to your day. Blessed Be!

SPIRIT SISTERS

what you’ll need:

red candle, twine or rope, sand or soil (or perform outside), bowl of water (outside, if water body is in the west)

cast your circle. place candle in the south, sand in the east, water in the west. light candle, then stand with your spirit sister in the south. Clasp hands and wind twine around them, reciting:

With lips as true as red did bleed, and rope as pure as oak’s first seed, about our hand one bond twines tight, two sisters safe from Death’s blind sight. 

SLEEP INCANTATION

what you’ll need:

blue candle, white candle, chalk, athame

light one blue candle in the west
one white candle in the north.
with a piece of chalk, draw a small circle widdershins (depending on your common hand)
dagger down, trace the chalk circle with your athame and say:

Down to sleep, but none the wiser,
so widdershins the dagger go. Let blossom
reap and gold to miser; swift the tide,
not fast, but slow.
Carry me thither with courage tonight. For there is where I dream.

Sleep tight, lovely witches.

TO BE RID OF LINGERING DESPAIR

what you’ll need:

candle, cloak (or blanket)

mark your circle near a window. light your candle and cover your head with a hood
waft the candle smoke in your direction and speak 3 times:

Warm within, naught is the pain. Begone gone with the rain.

FOR NEW BEGINNINGS

what you’ll need:

salt, shallow bowl, warm water, candle

Light a candle and drop a pinch of salt into a shallow bowl of warm water. Blow into the water softly, just to vibrate the surface. With your hands around the base of the bowl, say aloud:

Fire and Earth, Wind and Sea, a new breath for me and a kiss for thee.
When all that has been comes home to call, o’er the threshold anew, for one and all. 

SAFE KEEPINGS

What you’ll need:

athame, black candle, honey, small pot of soil (or perform outside)

Cast circle with candle in the west. Pierce western earth (soil) with athame, turn clockwise until a small hole is formed. Pour honey into the earth and say,

Deep, down at Her belly, I cast a sweeping, sacred sphere. 

Cover hole with soil and raise both arms in a grand sweep, resting the point of your athame at the center of your sky and say,

To the farthest reaches of Her dreams. All guardians that rest here, set watch upon my love(s). Bind the agony of distance with the soldier of safekeeping.