1. Basic Candle Spell and Correspondences
Hour: 1st/8th hour after sunrise; 3rd/10th hour after sunset
Moon Phase: waxing/full, to bring good health; waning/dark, to banish illness
Herbs: health– rosemary, sage, St. John’s Wort; healing– garlic, fennel, thyme
Oil: Health & Healing oil
Incense: lavender or sandalwood
Stone: green jasper, jade, mossy agate, blue-lace agate
Letters: C, L, U
Symbols: rune ‘sigil’, for healing; rune ‘uruz’, for physical health; triple ring
When your sacred space is created and secure, your candle anointed and rolled in the appropriate herbs, write this spell upon a piece of parchment paper. Recite it three times, and burn it in the flame of your spell candle– scattering the ashes to the wind to dispose of it.
“I cast now a healing spell for (name),
That there shall be unto thee,
Blessings of good health and healing,
By the power of three times three,
So mote it be.”
2. To Cure an Illness(knot magic)
Traditionally knot magic is done with a nine foot long red cord or ribbon. But for this healing spell, we’re going to use the healing energy of the color green. Make sure that you mark nine points on your green cord or ribbon, where nine knots will be tied.
The idea behind knot magic is that we tie up our intentions, as well as the energy that can manifest those intentions, within the knot. For this spell, we’re going to grab the energy to banish illness on the night of the dark moon, or within three nights afterwards. We’ll cast the spell, tie the knots, and lay this cord aside to let the magic ferment. As the energy of the moon grows and builds towards the full moon, so does the energy contained within the knots. On the night of the full moon, we will untie each knot, unleashing the magic and manifestation.
1. A nine foot long green cord/ribbon
2. Three votive candles– two black, one green
3. White pillar altar candle
4. Health & Healing oil
5. A blue lace agate stone
6. A red flannel bag
Assuming your space is prepared, your circle cast and quarters called, you will carve the name of the target on the green candle and anoint it with the Health & Healing Oil. Line the three votive candles up on your altar, the green candle being in the center. Light all your altar candles and incense, and get yourself seated and comfortable to work on your knots.
As you tie the knots, keep an image of the target before you on your altar, preferably a photograph, or an image visualized in your mind, if you don‘t have a picture.
Tie each knot to the following chant, and as you work from knot to knot, keep the chant going continuously. Take your time. Eventually the chant may run together in a whispered frenzy. It also may become very mesmerizing, and you may feel ‘floaty’ and spacey by the time you reach the end of the ribbon. This is good, it means that you’ve put yourself in an alpha state, where magic is possible.
“Illness leave, go away,
Good health I bid you come to stay.”
When the knots are tied, the chanting stopped, and the candle has burned down; add the ribbon, the blue-lace agate, and the remains of the candle wax to the red flannel bag. You can keep this bag on your altar till the full moon, if possible, if not– make sure you put it in a safe place till the time is ripe.
On the night of a full moon, you will seat yourself within a cast circle, and by the light of a white altar candle, you will begin to slowly untie the knots, releasing the magic. As you do so, chant the chant:
“I open now the healing gates;
Good health upon the one who waits,
All the remnants of this spell– the ribbon, bag, stone, candle wax, can be disposed of by either burying it in the earth, or burning everything and scattering the ashes to the wind.
3. Healing Crystal
I love the energy of crystals and stones, and I work with them often. I surround myself, my home, and my very person with this special magic. One very positive thing you can do to generate a warm and healing atmosphere in your home is to choose a crystal that resonates with you, bless it for healing and peace, and place it in an auspicious location in your house or apartment.
First, you’ll have to choose a crystal– and this can be a delightful adventure and project in itself. Browse shops, taking your time. Look at as many as you need to. Hold them, handle them, until a particular crystal seems to call to you. After finding this treasure and purchasing it, you will take it home and bless it: holding the crystal in your hands, you will imbue it with your energy and intentions, feeling it warm as the energy is absorbed. Take your time during this process and enjoy.
You can use an altar to bless this crystal, making the process as ritualistic and detailed as you wish, or you can simply continue with just you and the stone.
If you have a patron god or goddess, call upon their energy to bless this stone, along with the vibrational tone from your own environment and the energy of your body, coupled with the will of your intentions. State aloud and clearly exactly what type of energy you wish this crystal to emanate, focusing on this type of energy, visualizing it moving through your body, your arms, down to your hands and into the crystal itself.
This crystal will sit in a special place, where its energy can spread and radiate throughout your living quarters. Every once in a while, if you feel the need, you can recharge this crystal, or you can cleanse it by holding it beneath running water, leaving it briefly in a bowl of sea salt, letting it sit beneath the moonlight– or in the sunlight– depending upon which energy you wish to work with.