Tomorrow is the fall equinox, and the tides of seasonal energies will shift once again, ushering in change and a series of new cycles. Tonight, take this cleansing bath (or dissolve this mixture in water and use it like body wash in the shower) to prepare for this shift and open the way for those new cycles.Combine one cup sea salt with nine drops of hyssop essential oil, five pinches of both dried lavender and dried sage, and three pinches of dried lemongrass. Mix well, and as you do so, recite the Charge of the Goddess. Then seal the blessing by saying:What is within shall now be free, forwhat I have sought I have found!Let there be ending and completion,renewal and new beginnings.May the mysteries continue andthe magic flow! Blessed be.
Today, in honor of the UN International Day of Peace, perform this ritual. Carve a peace sign into a light blue or white votive candle, and surround it with clear quartz points. Light the candle and visualize comfort, love, acceptance, and kindness spreading across the world like a soft blanket. Imagine your energy, represented by the candle, being amplified by the crystals, joining with the peaceful intentions and actions of others, united in a common goal.Chant:Let love and peace fill hearts and minds,never ceasing andrsquo;til it findsits way to all, with fear dispelledandmdash;all hate and violence to be quelled.Let the candle burn out safely. In addition, take some action today: do something kind for someone, display symbols of peace, attend an event, make a donation, etc.
Dies Veneris means andldquo;day of Venus,andrdquo; which is Friday. Venus is the Roman goddess of love, beauty, and victory. Sheandrsquo;s a self-possessed and sensual goddess. Today is a good day to do a ritual in her honor.Begin by taking off your clothes. Light a pink floral-scented candle in a holder.Into a cup of coarse sea salt, crumble the petals of a single pink or red rose. Say:In honor of Venus.Sprinkle the sea salt mixture in the tub. Draw a hot bath and swirl the mixture to dissolve.Take a clamshell-shaped soap and natural sponge into the tub. Recite:I conjure Venus.Rub soap on the sponge and wet it to create a lather. Cleanse your body. Say:May I learn from the love magick,beauty and acceptance of self. Iask these things of you on yourday. Blessings to Venus!Bathe in the light and warmth of the candle. See what messages Venus brings forth for you.Get out of the tub and dry off. Put on a robe and record any visions or messages you receive. Extinguish the candle.
As much as we may be innocently prone to bond with new people prematurely, learning to take trust and friendship in stages is vital to finding lifelong confidants.Cast this spell with any new friend whom you hope will stick around. Procure one spool of yellow ribbon and a dozen yellow roses with babyandrsquo;s breath. Bundle the flowers into two bouquets for each other. As you bind the roses with the yellow ribbon, speak your feelings of rapport and express hope for deeper levels of trust in the future.During this andldquo;getting to know youandrdquo; phase, dry the flowers upside down as a symbol of your new acquaintance. Take care: once a tussie-mussie of fidelity is exchanged, any sign of rot or damage on the bouquet is believed to be a curse to the alliance, so be sure to be mindful of the bouquetandrsquo;s drying health!
In this season of harvest, consider creating this altar space to help you align with natureandrsquo;s flow. Take a few dried beans or other seeds and place them on your altar one by one as you contemplate what you wish to give to the world today. What are you offering to those around you? It could be kindness, a smile, laughter, or something entirely different. Think about these andldquo;seedsandrdquo; as you go about your daily business. When the day is done, return to the altar with a small notepad and pen. Think about each of the andldquo;seedsandrdquo; you planted and identify what has grown out of each one. Write down a description of your harvest and place it under each seed. This altar will act as a tangible reminder that we do indeed reap what we sow.