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Our December WWW met on the first Wednesday of December to discuss warding and protection magick and to create some simple warding witch balls.

We had decided that daily magickal protection was important to all those who work on a metaphysical plane especially, and should be part of any Witchy 101 training. We started out by asking how each of us was already using some sort of protection magick. Many mentioned the use of an envisioned white light as a shield around themselves either upon arising in the morning, during spell work and divination, or before retiring at night. Some used herbs as smudge and a few used crystals around the home.

We spoke of how, after cleansing an area with the elements by asperging and smudging, we cast a protective circle prior to ritual. The cleansing was to rid the area of possible unhelpful energies, and the protective circle was to only allow in helpful energies. With that in mind, we discussed that a thorough cleansing, both physical (as in cleaning your house from top to bottom) and with a good smudging was important before setting up protection around the home. I shared a simple charm that I like to repeat as I cleanse an area:

Negative energy, you may not stay,

I release you now, be on your way!

From here on out I banish thee.

These are my words, SO MOTE IT BE!

We talked about wards, which are a type of guard in the form of symbols or enchanted objects that can be placed around the home as protective devices. We also pointed out that one can use a mental ward in the same way by, say, visualizing a pentagram or other protective symbol or object/being. We all agreed that staying positive and maintaining the highest possible personal energy was probably the most protective act that a witch could perform.

Our activity of the evening was to make witch balls to hang around the home. Mine is hanging in the window now.

Using clear ornaments from the craft store, we filled them with various protective herbs and resins such as:

Holly

Ivy

Cinnamon (powdered)

Cinnamon sticks with pins inserted

Cloves

Everlasting (to make it last!)

Frankincense tears

Cedar chips

A few drops of cedar oil

Pine

Dried red rose petals (red can be protective)

mistletoe

You could make a witch ball with any combination of protective elements you choose. We used those that we felt went with the Yule season.

To complete our wondrously witchy balls, we replaced the ornament caps, added a safety pin hanger and decorated the tops with more ivy and ribbon. We took them outside where we toasted to and broke bread with the Lord and Lady, and charged our witch balls to do their protective work.

Aren’t they enchanting???

I’d love to hear about any magickal wards you have used around your Magickal Cottage so feel free to share!

Bright Blessings,

Lady Sarina

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