When calamity strikes or chaos reigns, blend this powder to bring peace and harmony to any area where it is sprinkled. On a clean white surface, create a peace symbol that is roughly nine inches in diameter out of blue cornflower. Fill the inside of the symbol with dried rose petals and then sprinkle this lightly with rose water. Allow to dry, and as it does, chant this three times: | "Peace to my friends, peace | to my foes, peace by the blue | flower, peace by the rose!" | Collect the flower petals, powder them, and then slowly combine them with half a cup of cornstarch or arrowroot powder and say: | "Floral allies, come to my aid, and with | all my heart the toll be paid. What | once was chaos now make calm, flip | the switch, diffuse the bomb! With | perfect love this powder be made, to | bring peace wherever it be laid!"
By this time in the summer, the bees are happy little campers, dining off the nectar of all the blooming flowers and producing their gift to us: sweet honey. Honey is actually a fabulous natural product. Not only is it delicious on food, but it can also be used for healing. Itâs a little bit like love that wayâ"sweet and healing and wonderful. | Use some honey ( local, if you can find it) to help open yourself to love in all its positive forms. Dip a spoon into the honey and let the sweetness flood your mouth. Then say this spell, visualizing love flying through the universe on its way to you. (Remember that romantic love is only one possibility.) | "Love like honey, | Sweet and sunny, | Fly my way | And come to stay."
This spell uses animal medicine to bring protective K-9 spirits to you. Procuring your animal bones from a reputable and humane resource is essential. It is always best to stumble upon any bones you use for magic either while hiking or by looking earnestly for an ethical sourceâ"unless, of course, you want your karma dogged by the haunted hounds of Hades. Letâs assume not. | Cleanse by washing the bone in sea salt water and then purify it with smudge smoke. Give a blessing of thanks to the spirit of the dog. If you knew the animal or have a kinship with its breed, then offer a prayer to the seed spirit of that species and sing a drumming or keening song to soothe the magic into action. Howling when you are in need or whimpering out for your spiritual pack will help you to feel that this medicine is always with you. Dog magick is about loyalties and devotion. Take the time in your life to commit to those who truly support you, and sink your teeth into the shadow that stalks your sense of peace and repose.
Sometimes the status quo just isnât working. Often we feel stuck either emotionally, physically, financially, or spiritually. For moments like this, give yourself a boost by using this spell. All you need is a balloon. As you inflate the balloon, picture the situation you wish to change. Tie the balloon. Chant: | "Iâve had enough, this thing is done, | My patience has been overrun. | It all stops now, time for a break, | Iâve been asleepâ"itâs time to wake!" | Pop the balloon. Repeat as desired. Laugh and enjoy the action of popping the balloon, and let it motivate you to take positive steps in your life to make the changes you desire.
Itâs said that lots of little things add up to something big. Magic is like that. You donât always have to do big spells and special rituals. | Saturdays are my favorite day to do tiny pleasure magic. While my teenager sleeps in, I slip out to the farmersâ market to buy fresh bread, vegetables, fruit, and coffee. I visit with local farmers, friends, and neighbors. I walk to the grocery store for fresh milk and eggs, and the local bakery for croissants or Danishes. Then I amble slowly home, feeling rich. I make a feast. Sitting on the deck, in the sun or under the umbrella, I drink and eat slowly, knowing all the tiny pleasures I enjoy in my community, at home, with my family, and within myself. Life is good. | Today, do your mundane tasks consciously, with enjoyment. Let your tiny pleasures add up to big magic.