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Take Along Safe Travels Spell Bottle

On The Road Again…

My family and I are headed out for a summer R&R trip to BC soon, so I have put together a spell for safe travel that I can take along with me.   I have included sea salt, orange peel, lavender petals, sage powder and white rose petals – all pretty common, readily available witches cupboard herbs.

Forgetting The Ginger

Sage was included to banish negativity, sea salt for protection to and fro, lavender for a relaxing and harmonious trip and orange peel for happiness.  Now I almost used ginger in this spell to add a little adventure, but then had second thoughts about what I was wishing for…  Our family vacation adventures can be adventurous in unwelcome ways, such as vehicle breakdowns, having our watercraft stolen or reservation mishaps, so on this trip I thought a nice predictable happy and relaxing trip was what we were really intending!  The added white rose petals at the top will represent each of the journey participants.

What You’ll Need:

  • A jar or bottle with a lid
  • Blue candle
  • Sea Salt
  • Orange Peel
  • Lavender
  • Sage
  • White Rose Petals
  • (optional) paper and pen to write, ribbon or string

Safe Travel Spell Instructions:

  1. Collect all of your ingredients.
  2. Light a blue candle.
  3. Cleanse your jar over the flame.
  4. As you pour each layer, recite a line.
  5. Add the rose petals to the top.
  6. Seal with blue wax from your candle.
  7. Keep with you as you travel and enjoy your trip.
  8. (optional) Write out the incantation and attach it to the jar with a ribbon or string or put it in the jar before your ingredients (that’s what I do).

Jar Ingredients Layered:

  • Sea Salt – protection
  • Orange Peel – happiness
  • Lavender – harmony & relaxation
  • Sage – to banish negativity
  • White Rose Petal for each traveller

Incantation:

By the shining light of lady moon

I reach my destination soon

The trip shall safe and merry be

For all concerned as well as me

SMIB

ETA:  Put it in a baggie if you are going to a hot location because the wax seal will melt…  everywhere.


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Hmmph… The Storm Went Around Us

Well, the storm went around us, so all that excitement over storm water was all for not *sighs*, but at least it inspired me to learn more about the use of rain water and I’ll be ready next time.

I have read that there are some spells you can do to call upon the rain, however I’m not sure I believe one can change the weather with a wish.  I suppose if you are really desperate you could give it a try and well.. it beats sitting around tapping your fingernails waiting for it.

Calling Upon The Rain

In past times, witches were said to invoke rain by the following practices:

  • Casting flint stones behind their backs towards the west.
  • Stirring water with their fingers in ground holes.
  • Tossing sand into the air.

A Herbal Calling

There are tons and tons of different ways to call the rain, however I tend to lean towards the use of herbs and oils, so these ones appealed to me.

  1.  Burning heather with fern outdoors. (and henbane…  if you can find it? I haven’t seen any).
  2.  Making a tea with heather and fern, using the tea to water the ground outside.

I’m off to collect some fern from my garden!  It’s so exciting when I learn I can add a new ingredient to my cupboard, especially if it’s right here in my very own yard!

I NEED A JAR!

Useful Articles on the subject:

Traditional Weather Witching By Otherworld Apothecary – Very informative.

Make it Rain Spell by Sherunjhaye – I thought this was a nice spell.