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Yuletide Magick & Spells

Winter Solstice is a time of new beginnings. Yule celebrates rebirth from death, light from darkness, and change so spells and rituals dedicated to the blessing of a new endeavor or the growth of personal skills, loving relationships, business ventures, etc. are especially powerful at this time.

It's a good idea to spend some time cleaning and clearing out the old to make room for the new ideas, plans, relationships and good fortune you hope to draw to you in the coming year.

Cleaning Ritual
from Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth by Dorothy Morrisson

Go through your belongings. If you can't wear it, eat it or use it, get rid of it. As you sort, visualize any worn-out thought patterns, perceptions or notions that block your success being tossed into the discard pile. Place all your house clutter into a basket or box before you start cleaning. Put everything back in its place after the scrubbing is done. Grab the broom and use it to free ceilings and walls of dirt and cobwebs. As you sweep, sing the following chant to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb":
Prosperity Candles
from Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life by Pauline Campanelli

Burn a pair of bayberry candles on Yule as a charm to insure growth and prosperity for the new year. To enhance the magic of the candles, anoint them with Magnetic Oil (oil in which a magnetite crystal has soaked from New Moon to Full) [Note: In spells and rituals, intent is key! Focus all your energy on what you want, visualizing it coming to pass as clearly as you can.]

Love Simmering Potpourri
from Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects by Scott Cunningham

To expand, broader or to introduce love into your life, simmer this mixture of herbs. (This can also be used to strengthen a longstanding relationship or to bring your own family closer together. Love begins within. Love yourself, then seek another with whom to share love.) Mix in a small bowl and charge with loving energies. Simmer while saying:
from The Winter Solstice by John & Caitlin Matthews

Fill a large shallow dish with raisins and pour a few spoonfuls of brandy over them. Put out the lights then set light to the brandy and whilte it is still going snatch one of the raisins from the flames As you put the raisin in your mouth make a wish. It will be granted in the next twelve months they say! [Note: Remember the law if three: what you do will come back to you three fold, whether for good or ill, so never perform any spell to harm or control as it will ultimately not only harm your intended victim but also yourself.]

Spell Books to Inspire You

Click on the title to learn more about the book.

The Grandmother of Time:
A Woman's Book of Celebrations, Spells, and Sacred Objects for Every Month of the Year

by Zsuzsanna E. Budapest

Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects
by Scott Cunningham

Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic
by Scott Cunningham

Spinning Spells, Weaving Wonders: Modern Magic for Everyday Life
by Patricia Telesco

Your Book of Shadows: How to Write Your Own Magickal Spells
by Patricia Telesco

Natural Magic
by Doreen Valiente

Simple Spells for Hearth and Home:
Ancient Practices for Creating Harmony, Peace, and Abundance

by Barrie Dolnick

Earth Mother Magic: Ancient Spells for Modern Belles
by Judika Illes

Morgan Le Fay's Book of Spells and Wiccan Rites
by Jennifer Reif

Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living
by Dorothy Morrison

Embracing the Moon: A Witch's Guide to Rituals, Spellcrafts and Shadow Work
by Yasmine Galenorn

Century of Spells
by Draja Mickahoric

Tarot Spells
by Janina Renee

Llewellyns Magical Almanac, 2003

Llewellyns Moon Sign Book and Gardening Almanac, 2003
by Gloria Star

Love Spells
for Valentines Day... and every day!

Some of the beautiful inspiring magical songs from Lisa Thiel perfect for spellcasting, ritual, meditations and visualizations.

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