Friday, December 29, 2006

House Blessing

Dear Lexa

Just wondering if you had any suggestions of spells that I could use to create and attract positive energies to the new house and guest houses we are building in Marrakesh. I want protection from evil spirits as well. Thank you for any help you can provide. And thanks for your supportive comment on my blog;-)

Maryam in Marrakesh

Hi Maryam

Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog. In answer to your request, I would suggest adding cedar wood to your new homes. It is one of the best woods for positive energy and always invokes prosperity, protection, and light. If it is possible, I would use this wood for foundation beams. Or for the construction of some key pieces of furniture. The oil can also be added to floorwashes or incense of cedar wood burned to bless the home. Rosemary is also a good protective herb and can be sprinkled around or grown in the garden to ward off evil spirits.

On a new moon, I suggest cleansing and blessing the homes. After doing a physical cleaning of the house, begin by sweeping with a new broom in a counterclockwise direction starting at the front door. Complete the circle by returning to the front door, and open the door. Sweep the broom briskly 3x over the threshold towards the outside while saying 3x: "I rid this home of all negative energies. So mote it be!" Close the front door.
Next you will carry the four elements around the home in a clockwise direction also beginning at the front door to consecrate and bless the home. You will use salt to represent the element of earth. Incense to represent the element of air. A white candle to represent the element of fire, and spring or holy water for the element of water. As you carry each element around say: " I bless and consecrate this space with the element of (earth, air, fire, water) removing all negativity and invoking good herein. May this home be a sacred space and protected by the power and light of *Hestia; goddess of hearth and home. So Mote it Be."

Finally, Tuesday is considered the best day to move in to a home. Bread, salt, sugar (or honey), and pennies (or coins)should be brought into the home with you to bless and protect the inhabitants.

best of luck and I'll check in with your blog to see how it's all developing.

*although Hestia is the traditional goddess to invoke for matters of the home, you may call upon any name of Divine Spirit that you wish.

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