I love doing spells like this, as I consider it an insurance plan for the entire family that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Personally I think it’s a good idea to do something like this at least every year, and if you have a family member who is not well, then consider doing family health work at least every month.
Here is an idea for a family health spell, to help protect your household from colds and flu.
• A wooden spoon
• A china bowl
• Some Mint
• A clove
• Some grated lemon peel
• A bay leaf
• Some rosehips
• A cotton or muslin handkerchief, or a mojo bag (as pictured)
• A red ribbon or other decorative piece you love.
The best time to cast this spell is on a Sunday.
Use the wooden spoon to mix all the ingredients together in the bowl, while you recite this chant:
“I conjure thee to be a protection, I invoke the Magick of old,
To keep my family healthy and well, So mote it be.”
Place the mixture onto the handkerchief and tie up the ends with the ribbon. Or If you’re using a mojo bag, place all the ingredients in the mojo bag, and seal the magic mojo bag while saying the incantation over and over.
Hang the healing pouch somewhere in your home.
Each month you may wish to cleanse your pouch in the light of the full moon, or by running it through some incense, and saying the incantation again.
Some people also like to feed the pouch or mojo bag with a oil relevant to healing, or with some rum. This lets the bag no that it’s still alive and important to you!
Ostara (March 21)
As Spring reaches its midpoint, night and day stand in perfect balance, with light on the increase. The young Sun God now celebrates a hierogamy (sacred marriage) with the young Maiden Goddess, who conceives. In nine months, she will again become the Great Mother. It is a time of great fertility, new growth, and newborn animals.
The next full moon (a time of increased births) is called the Ostara and is sacred to Eostre the Saxon Lunar Goddess of fertility.
The theme of the conception of the Goddess was adapted as the Feast of the Annunciation, occurring on the alternative fixed calendar date of March 25 Old Lady Day, the earlier date of the equinox. Lady Day may also refer to other goddesses (such as Venus and Aphrodite), many of whom have festivals celebrated at this time.
Leafy green vegetables, dairy foods, nuts such as pumpkin, sunflower and pine, flower dishes and sprouts.
Herbs and Flowers:
Daffodil, jonquils, woodruff, violet, gorse, olive, peony, iris, narcissus and all spring flowers.
Jasmine, rose, strawberry, floral of any type.
- Planting seeds or starting a Magickal Herb Garden.
- Taking a long walk in nature with no intent other than reflecting on the Magick of nature and our Great Mother and her bounty.
Make your own Ostara Oil!
•1 part almond oil
•1 part violet oil
•1 part elder oil
•1 part patchouli oil
•1 part lavender oil
Mix in bottle. Anoint on altar and candles.
One of my favorite psychotherapists passed away recently.
(with a tip of the hat to Coleman Barks)
Grant me Love!
Please, make it simply
Make it crack and melt the hard places
Where I am so sure of myself.
Make it stiffen and enliven the weak places
Where I am uncertain, ignorant,
and secretly afraid.
And please make it horribly “inappropriate”
So I must really know you in myself,
Myself in you,
To give up everything that is not love
(Because it is so hard to do it willingly. . .)
I pray this
Knowing it will ruin me.
Let me be ruined by love,
So that I may come back to you
Without pride, or stupidity,
– Or pretense, or opinions –
or any sense of separation –
Like a lover,
Hungry and ecstatically full
All at the same time!
-Jeremy Taylor, United States
Sacred Poems and Prayers of Love, 1998
Tip #1 – Make a Cast of the Hand
I would strongly advise students of palm reading, to make casts of hands in plaster of Paris, wax, or any other suitable material, in order to make a library or collection, both for their own private study.
Before I read any hands professionally, I had some thousands of casts, impressions on paper, and photographs of hands in my possession, and I found that I derived the most valuable aid from being able to analyse and study their shapes and markings at my leisure.
In making casts I would advise the very finest plaster of Paris to be used. When the plaster is worked up to the proper consistency, it is necessary to rub a fine oil into the hand before bringing it into contact with the plaster, as otherwise the hair may stick and so cause trouble and annoyance.
Dental wax heated in hot water and made very soft is also an excellent material to make moulds from, especially as it does not make a mess, and is very little trouble to employ.
The great disadvantage of making a collection of casts arises from the large space that such a collection will eventually occupy. To avoid this the student can also make a library of impressions of hands on paper, and keep them marked and numbered in a series of albums or scrap-books that may easily be obtained at any stationer’s.
The best means of taking these impressions is to obtain a small gelatine roller used by printers for fine work, such as die stamping, a tube of printer’s ink, and a small sheet of glass to roll the ink out until it covers the surface of the roller in an even way.
The roller may then be passed over the surface of the palm, the hand pressed firmly down on a smooth sheet of white paper, and with a little practice, most excellent impressions can easily be obtained.
When the impression is dry it can be dated, numbered, and placed in an album for reference.
In order to remove the black ink from the hand, powdered washing soap, well brushed into the hand with a nail brush, and a little hot water is all that will be found necessary.
These impressions taken with printer’s ink are far better than those taken by smoking a sheet of paper by camphor, or by a candle, or any other means.
Tip #2 – Read Palm During Day Hours
The best time for examining hands is during the day, first because the light is better and, above all, because the circulation of the blood does not redden the entire palm as it does at night, and the finer lines can consequently easily be detected.
Tip #3 – Read Both Palms
The right and left hands should be examined together to note what difference there may be in the shape and position of the lines, but the markings on the right hand are the only ones to be relied on.
Tip #4 – Look For the Positives
Lastly, do not be for ever on the lookout for faults and failings in the subject whose hands you may be examining, remember no one is perfect, and that faults and failings may in the end be as stepping stones “by which we rise from our dead selves to higher things.”
Stay tuned for more blog posts like this next week.
How many children will you have?
What is called the Line of Marriage is that mark or marks, as the case may be, found on the side of the Mount under the fourth finger.
The Lines relating to children are those finely marked upright lines found immediately above the Line of Marriage.
A very good plan, in trying to see these Lines, is to press this portion of the hand with the tips of the fingers, and then note which of these small lines stand out the most clearly.
Sometimes they are extremely deeply marked, and as a rule much more so on a woman’s hand than on a man’s. In many cases it is necessary to employ a magnifying glass in order to see them.
To know the number of children anyone will have, it is necessary to count these lines from the outside of the hand in towards the palm.
Will you have children?
A person with the Mount of Venus very flat on the hand, and very poorly developed, is not likely to have any children at all.
Sex of the child
- broad and deep lines denote male children
- fine and narrow lines, females.
Health of the child
- When they appear as straight lines they denote strong healthy children
- when very faint or crooked, the children indicated are always delicate.
- When the first part of the little line (taking it upward from the Line of Marriage) is marked with a small “island,” such a child will be very delicate in its early life
- if the line appears well marked when the “island” is passed, the probability is that it will grow up strong and healthy
- When ending or broken at the “island” the child will never grow up.
When one line stands out very clear and distinct among the others, the child the mark indicates will be more to the parent, and will be more successful than any of the others.
Stay tuned for more blog posts like this next week.