Celtic New Year, Apple Resolution Spell

ResolutionsOctober 31, 2015
This is a dedication and spell that says, thank you for all the blessings of last year and embracing all the blessings Goddess Hecate has in store, this coming year.
This spell can be worked anytime, but best in a Waning phase of the moon.
    Supplies: 1 Small piece of paper and pen, 1 Apple cut in half horizontally, A 9 Inch piece of twine or Wooden toothpicks, 1 Black candle – represents Last year, 1 White candle – represents Coming year, 1 Orange candle – represents Autumn, Cinnamon incense, 1 Bowl or Cauldron, Sacred salt and Moon water, 1 Lighter and 2 Chairs and Besom (I bought a lovely Cinnamon scented one at the grocery store)
            First I center and ground myself..
I wrote down, on the small piece of paper a list of things that were not positive or that I want to be rid of in my life, Negativity, Unhealthy weight, and Self destructive words.
Light your candles and incense. then take your Salt, lift it up and thank Mother earth for the salt that will protect and cleanse this Sacred place. Place 3 pinches of salt in a bowl.
Next take up your Moon water and thank the mighty element of water for cleansing this place and pour a little in the bowl, with the salt. Take your bowl of salt water and start at the East, create a Sacred Circle, making a safe place between the worlds. Then take your cinnamon incense and follow suit, creating a safe place between the worlds, starting at the East. Give honor to the year gone and walk boldly into the next year coming, a year full of wonderful expectations.
I honor Goddess Hecate, my Goddess of the past, the present and the future. I then placed the black candle on the chair on the left and the white candle on the other chair, facing each other. Next I placed my besom on the ground, crosswise between the two chairs.
I say, “I dedicate this New Year to my Goddess Hecate, to honor her by growing in knowledge and wisdom. Gone with the old destructive ways and I embrace the coming year fresh and new. So mote it be”. I walk between the black and white candle and leap over the besom for good luck.
I close the Sacred Circle by saying “This dedication is completed. I have said it and It Is So.  This is done while walking around the Sacred Circle Counter Clockwise or Widdershins. Afterward, I take the twine or wooden toothpicks and bind the apple together, with the paper between. Take the apple outside and bury it.
As the apple decomposes  the negative habits written on the paper will decompose and go away.
Footnote: This spell has results that are slow, because habits, be the good or bad, take time to come into fruition.
Best Blessings Sisters and Brothers,
SunRay Sorceress

A Thought for Today

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Balance in Our Life

I know I have posted before about how important balance in all things in our lives is important. The reason I am doing another post on this topic is I have lost it in my life but am working hard to regain it. I have been working seven days a week at two part-time jobs for about a month, doing posts on here, answering emails from students and want to be students, taking care of two of my grandsons at least one morning a week before work, household chores, leading coven circles, and the list can go on. Nowhere in there is time for just me to really relax, do a ritual on my own, visit with friends and family in person or by phone, in other words, my scales are tipped towards doing things for others. Starting tomorrow I will have every Tuesday off and the first one is going to be a just for me, no household chores, no cooking, maybe not even get out of my pj’s (the only things I will willing do is for my two familiars and spend quality time with my husband) to begin getting my balance back into my life. My familiars, Cleo and Star, and husband have also suffered from my being out of balance as I have hardly spent any quality time with any of them.

When we are out of balance we are really no good to ourselves and therefore not really that good helping and doing things for others.

I suggest you use an imaginary scale to find out how balanced your life is. Is the side for doing for others (include household chores) heavier then the side that weighs what you do for yourself (meditation, rituals, fun things you enjoy doing, etc). Do not rush making your lists, take your time. Even a day or two to make sure you have everything on them you do either daily, weekly or even monthly.

How does your scale tip or is it pretty even? After you find out make a plan to bring the scales back to being almost even or better yet totally even.

Blessed be dear ones.