reading some pieces from Witchcraft & Practical Magic and I really like this morning ritual!
Greeting the morning puts you in touch with the rhythms of nature and is a great way to start a new day. You can work out your own simple ritual involving a few stretches or breathing exercises to wake up the body, followed by a moment of quiet or meditation to collect yourself for the day. Taking a shower is also energizing and refreshing and changes your energy from sleep to awake; use fragrances such as rosemary, all the citrus scents, peppermint or eucalyptus in your shower products.
This quick ritual summons a fresh charge of personal and spiritual energy to strengthen your being and encourage you to appreciate the joy of a new day.
- light your chosen incense or collect your essential oil (can be diffused or on hands/body). Stand facing a window, toward the east if possible (or even outside if you like). Take some slow, deep breaths.
- when you feel calm, make the sign of the pentagram on your body. touch your forehead with your fingertips and say:
I am Spirit
touch your left hip and say:
I am Earth
touch your right shoulder and say:
I am Water
touch your left shoulder and say:
I am Air
touch your right hip and say:
I am Fire
finally, touch your forehead again and complete the figure of the pentagram and say:
thus I seal my affirmation, or you can simply go with “And so it is”
- inhale the fragrance of incense or oil for a few moments before beginning the new day.
lovely way to start the day!
Great herbs to use in the morning:
For protection & purification – frankincense, juniper
For success – cinnamon, clove, carnation
For a clear mind – Rosemary, basil, peppermint
To dispel sluggishness – grapefruit, lemon, lime, bergamot