|I found this spell particularly helpful when
I suffered from clinical depression. I was about to kill myself, but I
decided to use this spell and it made me feel lots better.
You will need:
· Goddess candle—White, once at center
of the altar, or two at the back.
· Banishing Candle—Black, placed at the
left front of the altar.
· Invoking Candle—Pink or red, placed at
the right of the altar.
· Incense—Sage, cedar, rosemary or pine
at the beginning of the ritual, changed later to rose or amber. Burn loose
herbs on charcoal blocks to do this.
· Oils—Use Goddess or Altar oil on the
Goddess candle; sage, pine or other banishing oil on the banishing candle;
and rose oil on the invoking candle and for self-blessing.
· Symbol Objects—Use a black gemstone for
banishing, and a piece of rose quartz or a rose quartz pendant for invoking.
Place the pendant on the altar and put it on before doing the self-blessing.
· Matches to light candles and incense,
charcoal blocks for loose incense, ritual wand (if used) to cast the circle.
Light candles—”Dress” the candles with the oils,
working base to tip, (away from you) for the banishing candle and tip to
base (towards you) for the invoking candle and the Goddess candles. Visualize
the intent, banishing depression when handling the banishing candle, and
invoking joy and self-love while “dressing” the Goddess and invoking candles.
Light only the Goddess candles at this time.
Purify—Start the charcoal block and give it time
to heat up. Sprinkle loose herbs of sage, cedar, rosemary or pine on the
hot coal and use the smoke for purifing. Visualize the intent of the ritual,
at this point visualize banishing depression and emotional pain, while
smudging with the smoke. Then light the black candle from the Goddess candle.
Cast circle/invoke a Crone Goddess or Goddesses
to help in banishing, and a Goddess of gentleness and peace for the invoking
part of the ritual. Try Kali the Destroyer or Hecate for banishing, and
Kwan Yin for gentleness and invoking. Use Goddesses for the five elements
or these two aspects only, or whatever feels right. do a full casting and
invoking to make the circle, or as informal invitation to the aspects and
Invocation—Dear mothers of wisdom and grace, I
invite you here to ask your help. I refuse my depression and choose to
banish it, and ask instead for joy and peace of mind. Help me in my work
tonight, Kali and Kwan Yin.
Body of ritual——Focus on the flame of the black
candle, thinking of all the things that need changing. Remember fully all
the reasons for depression and pain, acknowledge all your anger, all your
rage, and all your fear. Dwell on every hurt, every feeling, every negativity.
When you have focused them all onto the candle, shout “NO!” and blow the
candle out in a decisive, quick motion. Watch the smoke rise from the extinguished
candle, and feel all the negativity dissolving in the rising air. Breathe
the banishing incense for awhile.
Now lighting the invoking candle. Do it from the
Goddess candle, and sprinkle rose incense on the charcoal block. Let the
light of the pink candle and the fragrance of the rose incense fill you
as you watch and breathe them. Breathe the energies in deeply, remembering
the qualities of Kwan Yin, or other Goddess’ess of mercy invoked in the
ritual. Ask Kwan Yin for her presence and help.
Focus on the candle flame and think of all the
good things in your life. Refill each banished item and negativity with
some positive attribute; where there was pain before, replace it with love.
For every wrong remember something to give thanks for; for every pain remember
something joyfull. Remember your accomplishments in life, how good a woman
you really are. Do a series of affirmations, “I am” or “I have”, to list
your good qualities and the qualities you choose to become or gain. Continue
stating the positives and affirmations untill you feel filled with pink
light and the scent of roses.
Self-blessing—Put on the rose quartz pendant or
hold the rose quartz stone. Do the self-blessing ritual slowly and lovingly,
anointing your chakras with the rose oil. Breathe the scent deeply and
draw it into your body, emotions, mind and spirit.
Thank Kwan Yin for your joy and Kali for her energy
Allow the pink candle to burn out itself, or extinguish
and relight it nightly untill at least the next Full Moon. Do affirmations
nightly with the flame. Continue burning pink candles for as long as needed
to remind you of new joy and positivity. Repeat the ritual on the next
wanning moon if needed; it will be needed less each time you do it. Each
time, bury the remains of the black candle in the earth, along with the
ashes from the incense; visualize your pain being buried and recycled with
them. Repeat the self-blessing at any time, and do it often, at least every
New and Full Moon. Continue wearing the rose quartz pendant, or carry a
piece of the stone with you at all times.
The best day to do this is a Saturday.