Friday, 28 July 2017

Natural magic blessing for the heart of the home

Natural magic blessing for the heart of the home

What you will need:

Small dish of salt to represent the earth and prosperity
Incense to represent air and knowledge
A red candle for fire and courage
Small bowl of water to represent water and love

What you do:

Straighten the room.
Light the candle and the incense.
Place the candle in the centre of the room.

Begin in the East moving deosil work around the room; first sprinkle a little salt in each corner. Then carry the incense round waving the smoke to help it flow. Next sprinkle a little water around the perimeter of the room.

Then settle in front of the candle and visualize the blessings from each of the four elements.

Prosperity from deep in the earth.
Knowledge in the fragrant breeze from the air.
Courage from the flame of fire.
Love from the water.

Picture these gifts and visualize you and your family receiving them equally.

Centre yourself.

Say this blessing:

Elements four I call, release now your power
As I bless my home in this magical hour
No negativity can enter, no spirit shall roam
As I consecrate and protect the heart of my home

As you finish the charm, draw a circle in the air above the candle flame with your finger. Spiral it up faster and faster, higher and higher, until you fling the energy off and out into the form.

Then close the spell by saying:

This home is now blessed by my will and desire
I close this spell by earth, air, water and fire

Allow the candle and incense to burn out.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

How do you read oracle cards?

I was asked recently how you should read oracle cards and my answer was “generally you can read oracle cards in the same way you do with tarot”.

However, I thought I would share with you how I read the Celtic Gods oracle deck.

I find that oracle cards lend themselves really well to pulling one card per day to see what is in store for you but you can also make your own spreads. And you can use traditional spreads that you are used to working with.

Oracle cards can also be used by choosing one card and mediating with it.

Be creative and design your own spreads to work with.

So you have the three card layout and this can be for many uses such as past, present, future or mind, body, spirit.

And now some that we at Kitchen Witch designed to use with the male energy of this particular deck:

The Youth Spread – for new beginnings

1. Position
2. Resources
3. Intuition
4. Outside influences
5. Desire

The Father Spread - direction and guidance

1. Situation/foundation
2. Obstacles/blockages
3. What lies ahead
4. Outside influences
5. Hopes/fears
6. Possible outcome

The Shaman Spread - Life & purpose

1. Spirit/divine influence
2. Air/messages
3. Water/emotions
4. Earth/foundation
5. Fire/passion

The Sage Spread - Decisions

1. Keep
2. Release
3. Guidance
4. Lesson

I find that oracle and tarot cards tell a story once you lay them out.  Look at each card and say the first words that come into your mind then follow to the next card as you would in a story.