Spells for a Better World: Grateful Blessings

We at the Temple of Witchcraft have been looking for ways to do outreach so our distant members can feel connected to the greater work of the Temple. The Pisces ministry presents a full moon circle here at the Temple’s home in Salem, New Hampshire, every month. This year our focus for those moon circles is spell work. We were inspired to produce some spells that will be used at the Temple full moons and make them available to all our initiates and friends to join us. Each of spell has the intention of creating a better world for us all. You may feel free to join us as is appropriate for your own circumstances. You might join us for all of them or just a few. We hope you will take us up on the opportunity to join in on the Great Work.

Since we are doing spells, each one may require you to get supplies ready to cast the spell with us. All the supplies for the next month are listed in the postscript of the month before to give you time to acquire any necessary supplies. We have attempted to make them as simple, but still effective, as possible to make these available to the most people.

We will also be working with the thirteen goals of the witch in person and also in our journals throughout the lunar month. We will provide some journal prompts for you if you want to join in.

Virgo Full Moon

Goal of the witch: To know your Craft.

  • What area sparks your passion for the Craft?
  • Is there something you want to learn more about when it comes to that area?
  • What are you learning now about the Craft?
  • What practices are you doing to lead you deeper into knowledge of your Craft?
  • Is there anything you feel you should know better? Are you actively working on learning it?
  • What are your strengths when it comes to the Craft?
  • What are areas where you could be stronger? What are you going to do to get stronger in that area?

Powder of Grateful Blessings

Gratitude is magnetic. When we are grateful for things, we draw more of what we are grateful for. This powder is designed to be a charged offering of gratitude to give blessings to the forces for which we are grateful. You can use it as an offering to the spirits and know it will have very little environmental impact. Use a sprinkle of it in all of your rituals of gratitude and blessing.

You will need dried lavender flowers, rose petals, lemon balm, and corn meal. The herbs are done in equal parts except corn meal, which should be three parts, equal to the rest of the herbs.

Take the oil you use for blessings and anoint a blue candle, charging it for energizing the powder of grateful blessings. Set the candle on your altar to energize the herbs and corn meal as you work. Light the candle and begin the creation of the powder.

Take your mortar and pestle and grind one part lavender flower into a dust as you charge it to bring the blessings of peace and harmony. Give thanks for any blessings of peace and harmony you have or are experiencing over the mortar and pestle. Add the one part rose petals, charging them for opening the way to sacred mysteries and bringing blessings of love. Give thanks for any blessings of the sacred mysteries and blessings of love. Add one part dried lemon balm, calling on its associations with Jupiter, bringing mercy and blessings to those in need. Give thanks in your own words for all the times you got what you needed in times of need, when people were kind to you, or you felt mercy towards others.

When all three herbs have been ground to a powder, mix in the three parts of corn meal. Charge the corn meal to bring nurturing and renewal. Give thanks over the corn meal for any time you have felt nurtured and have felt renewed. Grind until they are all combined. Charge the whole mixture to give blessings in response to gratitude. Project a cone of power into the mixture with the release words of “grateful blessings.” Leave on the altar until the candle has fully burned down.

After the ritual, take some of this mixture out into the world and spread it with your thanks to the spirits, nature, the gods, and all others in your sacred power places! The gratitude will draw blessings to them all. For as we bless so are we blessed.

Blessed be!
Adam Sartwell
Virgo lead minister

Post script: For the next full moon’s spell you will need some art supplies: pens, markers, sharpies, a piece of parchment or favorite paper, your burning pot, and a fire-safe place to burn.

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