Crossroads Ritual

Crossroads Ritual by Stregga

Crossroads place of power– it’s a portal -a vortex and a place of energy long-held sacred by humanity.

This is the place where you’ll invoke the powerful goddess  Hecate who presides over the crossroads. Back in in ancient times people left offerings to her to ensure they had a safe passage to all who ventured to her domain.

We will leave to the crossroads at midnight this is the rite  that requires Courage and preparation – it is a rite one must not enter into it lightly..

 

I have taking this crossroads at the railroad right underneath the sign that says crossroads -it’s exhilarating and exciting and the magick is so powerful timing is everything -so let’s get you prepared:

You will need:

 

Cleansing herbs – rosemary, eucalyptus or Hyssop

Olive oil or a condition oil of your choice

Two -Tea Light candles

Clean clothes

A basin to catch your infused water if your using a shower

A container to carry your bathwater  to the crossroads

And enough time in the morning to ensure you step into the crossroads as the dawn is breaking.

 

Morning of the rite.

Rise without speaking to anyone concentrate your power within yourself you don’t want to break the spell by speaking.

bring 2 cups of water to a boil add the herbs to the water cover the pot and let it steep for approximately 10 minutes the longer it steeps the stronger it will become..

 

While the infusion is steeping, anoint    your tea light candles with olive oil or with the condition oil you’ve chosen

Remember the conditioning oil –it is oil that is made to work with a specific spiritual condition. There are several types to use -Once you have anointed your tea lights place them outside your bath or shower so that you will step between them when you exit your bath.

 

When the liquid is ready dispose of the herbs outside (returning them to earth) sprinkle them in your flower pots – if you prefer blow them to the wind with love..

 

Now carry your infused water to the bathroom.

Place your clean clothes next to your bath, so you can put them on once you’re dry.

 

Now wash yourself down -if you’ve used the tub make sure you plug it. If you’re using the shower place a basin large enough for you to stand in -in the bottom of the shower of the shower.

In the shower or bath set your container you will use to carry your bathwater to the crossroads….

Lite the tea lights -step into the shower the bath. Call into  your mind  what you seek to release -if you have prayers of release now is a good time to say them -call upon the goddess or the gods -to help you release that which no longer serves you -and as you recite  your prayers–pour  the infused water over your head allowing it to run down and over your body –feel your troubles being washed away -once you have poured the water all over yourself brush yourself downward with your hands–gather some of the bathwater into your container drain the remaining water from your bath and take the container of water with you as you step back out of the Bath walking between the two tea lights.. Allow yourself to air dry and then put on your clean clothes. Now it’s time for you to go on your little journey to the crossroads find a sign that will say crossroads -go to the railroad tracks- you will find a sign that says crossroads.  When you enter the crossroads with your bathwater stand with your back to the East -gather your intentions and power- speak your words of release and cast your bathwater over your left shoulder -do not look back over your shoulder -you’ll be tempted- but don’t do it!! Not looking over your shoulder is an act of faith -you must have faith that your prayers have been heard!! Looking back over your shoulder negates all the work you’ve done.  Now take a different route home from which you’ve come -this new route is the new route in life that you’ll be taking –there’s no need to backtrack drive home and be blessed–remember to feel the power and anytime you need to perform this powerful rite do this again -be creative and do what you need to follow the light- it’s a new year of the Samhain this is also a good time to do this ritual..

You may call on the goddess Hecate and she will assist you..

 

Prayer to Hecate:

 

Three faced Hecate come to me beloved mistress –graciously hear my sacred spells- image of the night, youthful one, Dawn-born light bringer to mortals who rides upon fierce eyed bulls.. Oh queen, you who drive your chariot on equal course with Helios, you dance with the triple forms of the triple Graces as you revel with the stars. You are justice and the thread of fates

Clotho Lachesis Atropos

 

Hecate, goddess of the darkest night send my troubles all to flight- burn them in thy sacred fires and replacing them with my hearts desires

 

 

At the gate of Dawn I stand –Hecate On either hand, guard me with your magic power- guide me through the crossroads hour- from the beauty of the night to the glory of the light

 

Or at the gate of dusk I stand. Hecate on either hand- guard me with your magic power guide me to the crossroads hour from the glory of the light to the beauty of the night

© 09142016 Stregga

Singing the Cricket song for Standing Rock Tribe

I was drawn to the following post today….I have many crickets that sing in my backyard.  When I saw the sigil they drew to work with Cricket to send energy to Standing Rock I knew I needed to work this into my own energy work I have been doing.  I hope you find information you can use as well from the article at the following link:

 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2016/09/singing-the-cricket-song-for-standing-rock-tribe.html

©09142016 Wolf Woman Ways

Higher Level of Light

The Cosmic Cookie trail has led me to the following blog posts today….I read the first one in my email and thought I should share this one. I ran some errands, did the normal day to day stuff and then came upon the second blog post….I think I am being shown a message and wanted to share.

I found it interesting that BOTH blog posts were discussing ways to increase Light or raise vibration.  It is so easy in our day to day lives to forget to take care of ourselves in these very basic ways.  You can read both blog posts at the following links:

The first is by Hibiscus Moon:

http://hibiscusmooncrystalacademy.com/raise-vibes-home/

This one is by Julia Griffen:

http://onetrueself.com/living-with-a-higher-level-of-light/

May the Cosmic Cookie Trail lead you on your journey of discovery!

©09142016 Wolf Woman Ways

A List of Some of The Goddesses and Gods of Healing

Gods and Goddesses of Healing

Instead of copying and pasting all eighteen of the deities and their information I’m just going to give you the link to the article by Patti Wigington on About.com. When I did a general search on Google for “healing gods” a lot of possibilities came up but as I really like the way Ms Wigington presents stuff I choose to go with her article.

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/godsandgoddesses/ss/Gods-And-Goddesses-Of-Healing.htm

If you know the names of other Gods and/or Goddesses know for their healing abilities please post them in the comment section below. One goddess I was surprised not to see on her list is Kwan Yin, an oriental goddess known to help with depression and comforting people who call upon her.

God/Goddess Healing Ritual

For those of us who want to do something privately for Lady A or even someone else that needs healing, I found this relatively easy healing ritual by Patti Wigington on About.com. Here is the link if you want to check out the article or others on various subjects on the About.com’s website: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/wiccanandpaganrituals/a/God-Goddess-Healing-Ritual.htm (This article has not been changed in any way by myself, so any typos were already there.)

Updated May 01, 2016.

This ritual is one which can be done on behalf of an ill friend or family member. They do not have to be present for you to do this ritual. In many traditions it is customary to at least ask permission before doing healing (or any other sort of) magic. However, it is often acceptable to assume you have implied permission – in other words, if you believe in good faith that the individual would want you to perform this rite on their behalf, then you may go ahead and do so without specifically asking for their approval in advance. Follow the guidelines of your own tradition’s belief system and ethical standards.

Keep in mind that someone who is terminally ill may not wish to live longer, and may instead be wishing for release from their pain. As a contrast, someone who is suffering from an acute illness rather than a long-term one may simply want to feel better immediately.

This ritual asks the goddess (or god) of your tradition to watch over the ailing individual and assist them with healing.

There are a number of different deities associated with healing, from a variety of different pantheons. If your particular flavor of Paganism doesn’t have a god or goddess of healing, consider using one of these:

Celtic:

Greek:

Norse:

Roman:

Egyptian:

Yoruba:

You will need the following items:

  • A small (votive or even tealight size) white candle to represent the individual for whom you are doing the ritual
  • Healing incense (loose blend) of allspice, bay, yarrow, apple blossoms, lemon balm, cinnamon
  • A candle in any color representing the god or goddess you wish to petition for assistance

Begin by casting a circle, if your tradition requires you to do so. Set up your altar as you normally would, placing the god/goddess candle behind the individual candle. In this sample ritual template, we will be using Brighid, but you should substitute the name of the deity upon whom you are calling when you perform this rite.

Say:

I call upon you, Brighid, in a time of need.
I ask your assistance and blessing, for one who is ailing.
[Name] is ill, and she needs your healing light.
I ask you to watch over her and give her strength,
Keep her safe from further illness, and protect her body and soul.
I ask you, great Brighid, to heal her in this time of sickness.

Place the loose incense blend on your brazier (or, if you don’t use a brazier for incense, use a charcoal disc in a bowl or plate) and light it. As the smoke begins to rise, envision your friend’s illness wafting away with the smoke.

Brighid, I ask you to take away [Name]’s illness,
Carry it out to the four winds, never to return.
To the north, take this illness away and replace it with health.
To the east, take this illness away, and replace it with strength.
To the south, take this illness away, and replace it with vitality.
To the west, take this illness away, and replace it with life.
Carry it away from [Name], Brighid, that it may scatter and be no more.

Light the candle representing the god or goddess.

Hail to you, powerful Brighid, I pay you tribute.
I honor you and ask this one small gift.
May your light and strength wash over [Name],
Supporting her in her this time of need.

Use the flame on the deity candle to light the smaller candle, representing your friend.

[Name], I light this candle in your honor tonight.
It is lit from the fires of Brighid, and she will watch over you.
She will guide you and heal you, and ease your suffering.
May Brighid continue to care for you and embrace you in her light.

Take a few moments to meditate on what you really wish for your friend. Once you have finished, allow the candles to burn out on their own if possible.