July – the Mead Moon is also known as the Calming Moon in Celtic traditions or Buck Moon in Thomas's Old Farmer’s Almanac.
This is a time of great positive energy and potential for making dramatic and major life changing decisions. Take full advantage of this special time to build up your confidence and use determination and persistence to get what you really want from life.
During the Mead Moon period and on the evening of the full moon it is the perfect time for Spell casting for increased love of yourself, raising self-esteem and increasing confidence.
Cast the following Spell on the evening of the full moon during the Mead phase and watch your confidence swell!
This Confidence Spell will boost your confidence and encourage you to love and trust yourself.
Dried Sage, dried Chamomile, dried Thyme and dried Rosemary in a flameproof dish
An altar candle
A small container to hold salt
A small dish or bowl to hold water
A tall red candle with holder
A flameproof dish, ashtray or plate
13 Bay Laurel leaves
You can also add red crystals such as red jaspar and the Tarot card of the Emperor, the Magician and the Sun to your Altar.
Blend two drops each of the Cinnamon oil with a small amount of carrier oil.
Ignite the dried herbs in the flameproof dish so they emit smoke.
Light your altar candle.
Write 13 of your best qualities, attributes or good points on each of the Bay Laurel leaves.
Concentrate and visualise a sphere of gold light forming around you and expanding outwards in every direction to form your Sacred space
Concentrate on all five elements of Air, Earth, Water, Fire and Spirit and how they are within you, represented on your Altar and in the world around you.
Raising your energy is bringing forth all your energy inside you and preparing to release it at the end of the Spell to go out into the world and create the changes you desire. Imagine the energy in the form of a white light flowing throughout your body forming a ball of light deep in your chest. Tense every muscle in your body until you feel ‘fully charged’. Relax and take a few deep breaths before proceeding
Anoint your tall red candle with the cinnamon oil by carefully and purposefully rubbing the oil all over the candle. Set the candle in a holder at the centre of your altar and light it.
Hold all 13 Bay Laurel leaves in your hand and read aloud one at a time each quality. As you do so from the flame of the tall red candle burn each leaf in turn and place safely in flameproof dish to burn away.
Recite 3 times:
‘My qualities will come to the fore
And multiply more and more
Bringing confidence to me
So mote it be’
After your Spell is complete you will need to release and send out the energy that you raised. This energy is released into the world to create the change you desire. To do this you will need to stand before your altar and imagine the ball of light in your chest once more. Again tense all your muscles and begin to ‘push’ the energy upward.
Then stand comfortably with your feet apart and thrust your arms upwards and outwards to form a star shape with your body. Exhale and imagine sending this energy out into the air. When this is complete, stand with feet together and touch each shoulder with opposite arms to form a cross against your chest.
Relax, take some deep breaths and imagine and visualise the golden sphere around you becoming smaller until it disappears.
Creating positive energy is very important if you are to live an abundant and prosperous life and build up good karma. A great way to do this is by undertaking some charity work.