Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Blessing Recipes - Agonalia - May 21st!

As the Sun warms the Earth, we begin to see and feel the first light of summer.  On May 21st the ancient people of the Mediterranean celebrated and honored the Gods; Janus, Jupiter, Vediovis, and Dionysus.  "Agonalia" was celebrated on January 9, March 17, May 21, and December 11.  

This holy day was celebrated with reverence and joy, commemorating transition and change.  In our Witches' tradition, we recognize and harness the power of this sacred time. We focus our magick and thoughts towards transition, rites of passage and attracting blessings. The following recipes can be employed in ritual associated with transition, change, attracting blessings and rites of passages.  Enjoy!

Quick and Easy Blessing Oil Recipe

one cup olive oil
one teaspoon frankincense
one teaspoon rose buds
one dram frankincense oil
two drams rose oil
quartz crystal

Simmer the olive oil, frankincense, quartz crystal and rose buds in a non-enamel pan.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  You may want to recite a personal incantation or chant while the blend is simmering.  Allow the brew to cool.  Using a wooden spoon, blend in the other oils.  Store in tightly sealed WHITE or BLUE GLASS BOTTLES.  Wear or anoint a few drops of this magickal potion onto your doors, candles and crystals to attract blessings and empowerment.

Rite of Passage Incense
  • one teaspoon copal
  • one teaspoon frankincense
  • one teaspoon lotus root
  • one teaspoon rue
  • one teaspoon white rose buds
  • pinch sea salt
  • 13 drops lavender oil (optional)
Blend and grind the herbs together and add the drops of oil.  Burn this blend on a glowing charcoal during rites of passage and sacred ceremonies.

- By Firewolf