A new moon spell I heard about was The Abundance Check spell. It goes like this;
- Use one of your checks, or print one out, or even sketch one on paper.
- Fill out your name at Pay to the Order of-
- In the dollar amount, put “paid in full’
- Where you write out the dollar amount, put “paid in full’
- Leave the date blank.
- Sign the check “Law of Abundance”
- Under that write ‘thank you thank you thank you’
- Keep the check on your alter or in your wallet.
You can look up a number of ways of using this spell, including printables. Or you can download my version here; Click here to download the PDF file.
Joys and Sorrows ritual. I wanted to share a bit more in-depth on the topic of sharing joys and sorrow in group ritual.
There are a few reasons why you might want to incorporate this;
- It builds bonds. Knowing the joy/sorrow of fellow members provides each member some insight on what they’re going through. Empathy and compassion might be enough to keep someone going through troubles afloat, while the person enduring the hardship might find a bit more light in an otherwise dark life.
- Offers support and help. I also find that sharing those bits of your life offers members the opportunity in case someone could help. A member mentioning being out of work might find a someone’s job looking for employment, or getting the word out. Another member, might find an offer of help to get out of their situation, or advice.
- It reminds of us balance. Even solitary, you can light a candle for joys and sorrows. It acknowledges the hardships we must endure to learn and grow, but also reminds us to focus on joys that we might otherwise take for granted.
How to do the Joy and Sorrow ritual; Select a tray or plate, or a bowl filled with sand. You can use tea lights, birthday candles, or other candles. One for each joy or sorrow.
Ask each member, or if you’re solitary, state out loud the joy and sorrow you want recognized and light the candle. Take a moment to consider- 1) what lesson will you learn, or how can you grow from the sorrow, and 2) bask in the joy you feel to celebrate that.
Let the candles burn through the rest of the ritual and blow out at the end of ritual, giving thanks for what Life/the Gods/Higher Power/etc gives you.
Post in comments thoughts and ideas for this. I’d love to hear from you.
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I’ve attended a number of rituals that offered mead or wine in the ‘cakes and ale’ ritual, but also joined in groups that stuck with a ‘no alcohol’ rule. So how do you choose?
For my own group, I consider the members. We have one member who doesn’t drink. Although he insists we don’t have to accommodate him, I feel its important that we do because a group is comprised of each individual, and they should be valued. When he doesn’t join the group, we tend to have Mead or wine. Otherwise, I buy sparkling grape or apple juice.
Consider the reasons why we have cakes and ale. The cakes and ale ceremony is often used to 1) ground-and-center everyone after performing magick or doing vision quests. The consuming of food and drink is also communal, offering a moment to share and be grateful for one another, and what the god/dess bestowed upon us. Another reason, stems from offering back something to the gods. A cup of drink and some morsel of food or left outside for the gods in thanks for their presence. Ask yourself the reasons you practice this, and consider the symbolism of consuming alcohol (or not).
Whatever your choice, make it special, and enjoy the ritual.
A guide to mead
Homemade mead recipe and tutorial
Make your own sparkling juice.
Cakes and Ale ritual– explains the history, meaning, and how to conduct the ritual
Cakes and ale– includes recipes for sabbat cakes
Post in comments your own traditions, recipes, and ideas for the cakes and ale ceremony.
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