Have yourself a magical little time with a dozen spells to see you through to 2020
Christmas is a season of forgiving, loving and gifts, so why not embrace your inner Christmas witch by having an alternative 12 Days of Christmas? We’ve compiled some of the most powerful affirmations and rituals to help with self-empowerment, abundance, casting out old loves and embracing the new. Merry Christmas!
A partridge in a pear tree
On the first day of Christmas try a pear spell and protect your house for the next twelve days. If you cut a pear in half widthways it has a similar shape inside to an apple – a pentagram. The pentagram is a sign of protection, power and magic. Cut four thin slices across a pear exposing the pentagram within each one. Place a bay leaf over it and secure with a cocktail stick. Then go outside and place the slices at the four corners of your home. Saying these words: “None who brings negativity shall pass this border. Only love, light and happiness shall enter.”
Two turtle doves
Buy two small note books, one for the future and one for the past. Write affirmations and dreams of the future in one and all the events of the past in the other. Consecrate them by wafting them through the rising smoke of incense (frankincense would be perfect and it is readily available at this time of year). As you do so, say: “Affirmations for my future come to life. What is gone before is now past. But memories will forever last.”
Three french hens
Cast out past hurt by placing three feathers in a bowl and sprinkling salt over them as you say: “Past loves lost and gone, disappear from my heart, one by one.”
Four calling birds
Choose four of your favourite things, whether it be a dress, shoes, music, perfume. Put them on or look at them if possible. Think of all the positive things you love. Say aloud: “Healed am I from what’s gone before. Healed by the power of four.”
Five gold rings
Five gold coins! Place five £1 coins on a Christmas dish whilst saying: “Five coins in a dish, multiply this money is my Christmas wish.” Leave it out for the full twelve days of Christmas and see how you manifest more money.
Create a healing potion for your bath, Cleopatra-style. Put six tablespoons of milk in a jug and add three tablespoons of salt and four drops of eucalyptus essential oil then stir the mixture. Pour up to 100ml of boiling water into the jug. Keep stirring as you say: “Healing waters set me free, Disperse the pains aching me.” Pour in the bath and enjoy a good soak.
Don’t carry a grudge over Christmas (or at any time for that matter). Let go of a past hurt by simply lighting a white candle, thinking of the individual and saying: “Letting go of past hurt. I wish you nothing but the best. I let you go and be free, no more grudges from me.”
Cutting ties with an ex is hard at the best of times, but you can connect with the renewal of Christmas for added strength. Take a piece of ivy with eight leaves on and loop round in a figure of eight between two red candles. As you light the candles, imagine one flame represents you and the other represents your ex or a person you wish to cut cords from. Meditate for a while on the candles, then taking some scissors, cut the ivy that is connecting the two candles. Say, “Two by two never more shall be. Finished forever, you and me.”
Nine ladies dancing
Put on your favourite music from your favourite band and dance round the house and cast a positive affirmation spell. Sing to the music as you dance and say: “Christmas is here, Christmas at last, let happy times come thick and fast.”
Rejoice in looking good and embrace a bit of glamour. In front of a mirror, do your makeup and hair whilst saying: “Rejoice in my looks, beauty abound. Tonight, my looks simply astound.”
Eleven pipers piping
Family at each other’s throats for Christmas? Cast this spell for peace. Light two red candles and as you do, say: “Difficult families, one by one. Everyone please just get along!”
Twelve drummers drumming
Ignite some passion this festive season. Buy mistletoe with at least 12 berries on and hang in your bedroom. Say: “Love and passion here in this room. Let this Christmas go with va-voom!”
Tudorbeth has been practising witchcraft for over 40 years, and is the Principal of The British College of Witchcraft and Wizardry, thebritishcollegeofwitchcraft andwizardry.org