If you have been suffering from a series of mishaps or bad luck, there are
things you can do to turn it around. The first thing I advise is to clean the
cobwebs out - literally! Clean up your room, your office space, your whole house
if you can. Do as much of the following as you can:
Get rid of clutter. It develops an atmosphere of stagnation and prevents
movement, both literally and symbolically. Visualize yourself Turing out all the
unwanted energies from your life, ridding yourself of negativity and doubt and
Open up all your windows (and doors, if possible). It's best to do this on a
sunny day, naturally. Throw them wide open to receive the cleansing and
blessings of the sun and wind.
Wash down as many washable surface areas as you can with some kind of liquid
on which a blessing has been performed. You can use an elaborate ritual blessing
or something quick like 'Lady and Lord, bless this water for purification,
protection and love'. Suggestions: water in which some chopped-up lemons have
been steeped overnight, or rosemary infusion; either one smells good as well as
adding a nice protective touch.
Next, cleanse the area with a purifying incense; you can use a blend, or one of
the following alone: cedar, frankincense, copal, gum arabic. If you can't stand
the smell of incense, use an essential oil burner, carried on a tray or in a
baking dish to guard your hands. Use purifying and protective oils; I like a few
drops each of sandal-wood, frankincense and myrrh, and a drop of lemon. Walk
through the entire area, holding the incense/burner up so that its fragrance
penetrates every corner. I sometimes like to sprinkle blessed salt water about,
and to set white candles burning merrily in every room (do this *after* closing
the doors and windows!). You can add a chant while sprinkling/fumigating/
lighting; I like 'Banished be, negativity!', it's short but to the point.
Finally, when the area smells all clean and holy, looks clean and is blazing
with light, sit down and enjoy. Eat something, preferably something bready;
you'll need it after all that work, and it'll help ground you in your newly
Once all this is over and you've recovered from the work, cast a few spells to
get things moving, and to pull some good fortune your way... such as my Good
GOOD LUCK SPELL
It's best to perform this one while the moon is waxing. For this spell you'll
need a candle to represent yourself in whatever color you think appropriate, a
gray candle, a black candle and an orange candle.
Light the candle that represents yourself and say: 'This is me, me in all
Light the black candle and say: 'This is all the bad luck that has dragged my
footsteps. Trouble, disappointments and tears are here. This bad luck now leaves
Light the gray candle and say: 'All that was bad is neutralized. All my bad luck
Light the orange candle and say: 'This is the energy coming my way, to get my
life moving and speed up the change'.
Sit quietly for a while and visualize the negative energies being whisked into
the gray candle and dissolved into empty nothingness. Visualize the orange
candle drawing good energy and good luck towards you, see the air stirring about
with possibilities and opportunities. Let the candles burn down completely (take
the usual safety precautions).