Beltane Spell Craft for the Season
Magic isn't something that we believe is taught - it's shared; and for us it's rarely performed for another, yet on the occasions it is, it's for those closest to us.
Magic is something that is to be discovered, to explore and to be found, personally.
Often shared from Grandmother to Mother to Daughter or Father to Son and so on...
The Mechanics of Magic
Ours is a nature-based belief and we use the seasons, herbs, colours, candles, the moon and the sun to help with spells to attain our dreams and desires, and those of others.
Think back to childhood birthdays, a cake full of candles, surrounded by friends and family, and love. You were told to blow out the candles and make a wish: that is the foundation of candle magic right there!
Candle magic is one of the simplest forms of spellcasting, and as such, it doesn’t require a lot of fancy ritual or ceremonial tools. In other words, anyone with a candle can cast a spell.
Think back again to when you made a wish before you blew out the candles on your birthday cake. The same idea applies to candle magic, only instead of just hoping for your wish to come true, you're declaring your intent.
As a Hedge Witch works with one foot between the worlds, The Hedge is a powerful metaphor. A space between worlds, Beyond the Hedge is the wisdom of those that have come before us who carry a lantern of light, yet it also holds the spark of who are yet to come..
What Is Magic?
What is Magic?
Magic: it comes from deep within, harnessing all that moves through the cosmos, with grace and heart… Candle Magic is as Old as Flame and Fire itself, it's Woven... Every spell is a journey...
So, what really are magic spells ?
By casting a spell, you are performing a ritual act activating a change or a movement in the path you want your life to go. Be sure you are extremely clear about what you truly want; It’s normal to perform spells at home by creating a sacred space in the beginning. When it comes to your personal space, let it be safe, calm, and full of positive energy.
Approach your magic slowly, becoming present... believe in your spell and the way you perform it. As long as you feel empowered when doing it, the magic will take hold. Yet at the same time have realistic expectations of the result... Let the natural order of things unfold..
If magic spells are not associated with your inner intentions as well as forward action, they are just worthless. In other words, getting help from spells and rituals will bring more opportunities to your life; however, it’s still up to your own decisions to grab those opportunities and achieve what you crave for. Your efforts and patience will be worth the wait if you meet the Magic and the Candle with full presence and gently stay concentrated throughout the casting and your weaving...
Defining your intention
Intentions are very significant in the practice of witchcraft.
What is your intent? What do you want to achieve?
When working with the Spiritual Force, the energy that runs through all things, you have to be as much specific as possible. Don’t be too general, or it will bring confusions to your spell. Moreover, avoid using negative words or sentences. Simple Magic is often the best.. strong solid words and actions.. Writing your own spell will always hold so much power and bring the magic alive..
And how do we get to that? The effective way I have found is to write down your intentions in your journal (dedicate a journal to magic ) or just a piece of paper. When writing it down, you need to describe your desire with clear, meaningful words, helping you understand things you want better. What’s more? Let the words be clear yet of heart.
If you think about it, the birthday candle ritual is based on three key magical principles:
Decide on a goal.
Visualise the end result.
Focus your intent, or will, to manifest that result.
Choosing a Candle
Most magical systems will tell you that the size of your candle really isn't important. In fact, really big candles may be counterproductive. For instance, a candle that takes three days to burn can be highly distracting to someone working a spell that depends on the candle burning all the way down. Yet you can blow that candle out and relight it the next evening with the intent that the spell is still running..
Typically, a short taper candle could work best.
When it comes to colours, you may wish to have a variety on hand for different magical purposes. Work with a sense of intuition and association when it comes to colour..
Using Your Candle in Magic
After you've selected a candle, oil or dress it before burning. This is a method by which you'll establish a psychic link between you and the candle itself. In other words, you're charging the candle with your own energy and personal vibrations and projecting your intent into the wax before you burn it.
To dress a candle, you'll need a natural oil; many practitioners like to use grapeseed because it has no smell. Another option is to use your own blended special candle magic oils remember my Chilli Oil as an oil for clearing the way?
Begin at the top of the candle, and rub the oil down to the middle. Then, begin at the base of the candle and rub the oil up towards the middle, ending where the first coating of oil left off.
In some traditions, the anointing is done just the opposite way; start in the middle and work your way towards the two ends.
If your working calls for herbs to be used as well, roll the oiled candle in the powdered herbs until it is coated all the way around. It's important to remember, however, that a candle is just a tool. It is not inherently magical but a way to create magic using the element of fire to set one's intention into motion. Just as other tools used with magical intent are, candles should be spiritually cleansed before they're included in a spell.
The most basic form of candle magic uses a piece of coloured paper that matches the intent of your candle. Decide what your goal is, and write it on the piece of paper.
Divination & Responding to How The Candle Burns
In many magical traditions, candles are used for divinatory purposes. The two most commonly used methods of candle divination are reading the wax and the way that the candle actually burns.
To divine by the way the candle burns, you'll have to pay attention to whether the candle burns low or tall,
if it flickers, or it is calm,
if there's more than one flame.
Two flames could mean someone from the spirit world is joining you, to assist in your magic.
Even the colours found in the flame may give you a hint about the effectiveness of your spell.
I have had candles flicker in a very dynamic way... things are being worked through.
I even had a flame go out... I knew the magic was done.
Alternatively, if you want to divine by reading the candle wax, you'll need to drop the melted wax into a bowl of cold water. The wax will harden almost immediately and form shapes.
Use these shapes to get the answers to your questions, much as you would if you were reading tea leaves.
To get a deeper insight to this Spell watch these two videos
New Moon / Full Moon New Beginnings - New Horizons - Oracle Card Insight The Traveller
Light a white candle , pour yourself some rose tea!! cleanse your gazing mirror with charged spring water and let the Magic begin
Mirror Mirror Of The Truth
Show us Who We Are With Proof
Charged by Prayer and Full/New Moon Light
Show Our Truths in Full, Plain Sight!!
Gaze gently for 10 mins and then gently journal any thoughts as suggested in the videos above x
New or Full Moon - Mirror Spell
Beltane Ritual for Couples
Partake in dewy delights at dawn: Go outside early in the morning, let your feet touch the grass, and take in the good energies of this sacred day. Rub some dew on one another’s wrists. It’s been long said that cleansing with dew gathered at dawn on Beltane is said to bring health, good luck, and beauty for the coming year.
Perform your Beltane ritual for couples on May 1st: If you and your significant other are long-term partners, this is a time of renewal and rededication of devotion. If you’re dating, consider the old handfasting custom, whereby you commit to love one another for a year and a day (to be renewed next year). Feel free to create an indoor or outdoor altar with May flowers and items that represent the elements, or just use the outdoors and nature as a living altar.
Couples can read these words together or take turns, or one person can be in charge of delivering the ceremony. If you plan to read something to your beloved, have it handy.
1. Call in the Directions: Take a moment to create a sacred space. Together recite:
We have emerged from the darkness into the bright time of year. Flowers are blooming and our love can bloom anew. God, Goddess, All There Is, we ask you to guide this loving ceremony.
We call to the spirits of the East and the element of air: Please bless us with communication, wisdom, and understanding.
We call to the spirits of the South and the element of fire: Please bless us with vitality, passion, and inspiration.
We call to the spirits of the West and the element of water: Please bless us with love, intuition, fluidity and flexibility, friendship and knowing.
We call to the spirits of the North and the element of earth: Please bless us with stability, strength, abundance, roots and belonging .
We call to the spirits of above, of below, and within: With all the forces of the innate, with all that is good and great in our world, we nourish and nurture harmony and joy. As we open our hearts in celebration, may we be encircled and embraced by love. So may it be.
(Imagine yourself surrounded by a protective bubble or circle of love as you speak these words.)
2. Handfasting and eye gazing. It is an ancient tradition to join two lives through the rite of handfasting. A couple may have their hands bound with ribbons representing different qualities—such as red for passion and blue for communication, white for openness and candour, green for growth and fertility.
Gather or braid a few ribbons, and pre-tie them so that you can slip them over your hands. Or opt for simple, symbolic joining of your hands. To do this, face each other, and place your right palms together, and then place left palms over them. This creates a figure eight, or infinity symbol, with your hands. It signifies long-lasting love.
Take a moment to gaze into one another’s eyes. See the gift before you. Open your hearts to one another. As your hands are joined together, so shall your lives and spirits be joined and uplifted in love, trust, and mutual support. When the moment feels complete, unbind, or release your hands.
3. Shower each other with loving words. Honour your partner with loving words and care . You can write your thoughts on paper and read them or choose to speak from your heart.
Think about all you love about your partner and why you are grateful for them. Think about the happiness you have shared. When you are ready to speak, place your right hand upon your partner’s heart chakra, look into their eyes, and tell them how much you adore them.
Shower your beloved with positive, powerful words of appreciation and love. Feel free to also share a reading or poem or story. When you are ready, close by saying: “As it is for you, as it is for us, so may it be for all of us.”
4. Final prayer. Close a ritual with a prayer that is thankful and hopeful. Try this:
We thank God, Goddess, All There Is for the great blessing of love that has been bestowed upon us.
We thank the spirits of the East, West, North, and South, above, below, and within for blessing this Beltane ritual.
Let us continue to dream, plan, and create together. For when we dream alone, we dream, yet when we dream together we shape reality.
May our love bring healing to the world.
5. Share a sip of mead and a kiss.
Mead is a traditional Beltane beverage, hence HoneyMoon, more on that soon...
Wine or a sweet drink can also be used. Have one chalice on the altar. End the celebration with a sip and seal the ritual with a kiss.
Beltane is a natural time to honour sacred sensuality and earthly pleasure, so be sure to bring the physical senses into your ritual through dance, touch, massage, taste, and smell.
If you’re in a long-term relationship, this is also a powerful time for a recommitment ceremony, to see the divine in each other and rekindle the sensual spark.
HONEY JAR LOVE SPELL
How about this for an adorable little love spell?!
It can be used either to bring about a new love, or to sweeten one that has perhaps soured...
What you need:
How to cast:
Write down your intention. Write a letter to your future / current partner..
It could go something like this:
“Whether you are reading this before you meet me, or stumble upon it after, I want you to know a few things.
The reason I am writing this today is because I can’t stop thinking about you, and I can’t stop myself from imagining how happy we will be. Let this letter be a promise to you that I will do my best to be the man/ woman I want to be for you.
"I may not yet know all of the difficulties that come with a lifetime commitment, but I have enough experience to know what I want and how I picture my life with the person I will commit to: you.
Those around me are a continuous source of education and inspiration on how I want our relationship to be. So here and today, I vow to be my best to do the following:"
(let the words come, let them come from the heart and let them flow)
Fold the paper three times (another “three” here), so that it fits perfectly in the honey jar.
Before you close the jar, take some of the honey out and use it in a cup of tea. As you sip your honey tea, repeat this mantra, either out loud or in your head:
“As I take this tea, come to me, you will be this sweet to me.”
“As I take this tea, come to me, you will be this sweet to me.”
“As I take this tea, come to me, you will be this sweet to me.”
Once you finish your tea, the spell has been set. The next thing to do is close the spell with finishing touches. Put the lid on your honey jar and bury it somewhere safe. It’s best if it’s a place nearby blooming flowers or herbs. Wherever there are things blooming or growing is the best thing to do.
LEARN ABOUT THE MOST EFFECTIVE TIMES FOR CASTING LOVE SPELLS
Casting love charms on Friday nights is wildly successful. This is because its Freya’s day, Freya is the Goddess, of Love Healing and Magic, a day which signifies tenderness, love, and courtship, occurs on a Friday.
If you want to try your hand at spell casting, the New Moon is one of the most significant times to do it since it marks the beginning of a new cycle and the beginning of new possibilities.
And of Course the 1st of May, full of Magic and strong connections to Love!!
Talking Stick Rite for Couples
Invite your partner to participate in this talking stick ritual with you, and find a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted. You could perform it in a peaceful setting at home or in a comfortable spot in nature.
Note: Share the steps of this ritual with your partner beforehand so they’re equally prepared.
What you’ll need:
A pen and paper
Roses or rose oil
Candle, lighter, and fireproof dish
Prior to the ritual, identify a wound, an old issue that casts a shadow over your relationship. Take a few moments to contemplate the following questions:
Why have I allowed this upset to simmer?
What holds me back from speaking my truth?
What price does the relationship pay by my not speaking up?
What benefits may accrue by bringing this concern to light?
Jot down your responses to these questions on paper to help clarify your thoughts.
(Bare in mind it's important to foster an approach that is beyond "being right"..!)
Begin the ritual by making sure you and your partner are facing one another, maintaining eye contact the entire time. If you are doing this ritual at home, light a candle.
On a small piece of paper, write down the old injury and then show the paper to your partner. Tell them in detail what hurt or upset you at the time. Share any feelings that are currently coming up as you revisit that time.
Your partner’s role is to listen or perhaps ask questions, not to defend or explain.
Talk about what you could have done differently to obtain a more constructive outcome. Tell your partner what you wish they would have done differently and see how your partner responds.
If you have a current request for your partner that will help release the negativity you carry, share that as well.
If an apology is needed by one or both of you, make that repair.
Next, address what needs to change in your relationship for both of you to move forward. Be specific and make a verbal commitment to whatever action is needed.
Release your resentment by lighting the candle and burning your written resentments in the fireproof dish.
Express appreciation for coming together to listen and let go. Add a verbal commitment to do things differently than you have, then exchange a hug, kiss, or hand squeeze to seal your intention.
If you lit a candle, sprinkle rose oil around it to seal in love. Or exchange roses as a symbol of your devotion; place the roses in a vase as a reminder of the letting go ritual and the love that tethers you.
The word "honeymoon" itself is derived from the Scandinavian practice of drinking mead, or fermented honey, during the first month of the marriage.. Going back as far as the 5th century – early pagan cultures kept time by marking the progression of the moon, and newlywed couples were encouraged to indulge in honey wine, also known as mead, during the first month, or moon, of their marriage. They would head off and spend time alone.. A beautiful and Magical time..