See in the season of spring with Tudorbeth’s 12 spells and rituals
Spring is a wonderful season, and like its very name, nature springs into action. Flowers, trees and new life are all around us. This energy boosts our spells and magic happens so easily now. So, let us look at the three months of spring and use the magic they bring with spells and charms.
March roars in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, or vice versa. This old saying from the past describes the weather lore that surrounds March, the first month of spring. In this wonderful month, bright yellow daffodils herald the changing season and we embrace Ostara, St. Patrick’s Day, St. David’s Day, the Vernal Equinox and Mothering Sunday, among many others.
March is a month which is governed by the element of earth, not only for the obvious reason with the changes in nature, but the festivals are themselves very much of earth magic. St. Patrick’s Day brings Leprechaun magic and Ostara brings gifts from the goddess while Mothering Sunday ensures we honour all our mothers and not just the earth mother.
1 Ostara New Life Spell
Ostara comes in the middle of March, usually around the time of the Spring Equinox, which is anywhere from the 19th to the 22nd March. It is the second spring festival of the year and emphasises the goddess in her maiden form which is full of life, vigour and fertility. There is new life everywhere and so the egg has become a symbol of Ostara. Take this energy and enthusiasm for new beginnings to inject into your New Year Resolutions.
Look at your New Year Resolutions and see which ones have been completed or need changing. Then light a yellow candle and say these words over your resolutions:
Out with the old in with the new,
Ostara bring a changed view,
My dreams and plans are refreshed,
I will succeed with passion and zest.
Tick off the resolutions that no longer apply and feel the spring energy flow into your plans for the future. Take hold of your future dreams in the present and let Ostara infuse them with its energy.
2 St. David’s Day Healing Spell
St. David’s Day is celebrated on the 1st day of March, and it is a day that we can ask for healing for a friend or for ourselves. Have some daffodils growing in a bowl or cut in a vase in clear view as you light a yellow candle. Write the name of the person who is ill on a piece of paper and trace the name with your index finger as you say this spell three times:
On this day and in this light,
I ask for healing for (name),
Let the illness be gone and (name) is pain-free,
An it harm none so mote it be.
3 St. Patrick’s Day – Leprechaun Money Luck Spell
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th March, and is a day that the luck of the Irish is said to be with us. There is nothing more Irish than Leprechauns! These little earth elementals are excellent makers of shoes and let us not forget about their pots of gold. Leprechauns give out luck which can go either way, unfortunately. However, use this spell to focus that luck into your finances.
On St. Patrick’s Day, light a green candle and look into a mirror as you say this spell three times. Visualise money flowing to you in the shape of gold:
Leprechauns, please hear my call,
Timeless beings of Ireland’s old,
Grant upon me your Leprechaun luck,
So that my finances cease to run amok,
Bring money to me,
An it harm none so mote it be.
4 Vernal Equinox Work Life Balance Spell
Life shouldn’t be all about work – life should be lived. Yet in our world, the working hours are creeping longer into our lives and the long commute into work also encroaches onto our home hours. You need to take stock of your life and realise what makes you truly happy. If it is work, then so be it, but for many people, life is to be experienced and enjoyed.
On the night of the equinox (where day and light) are equal ask the universe for guidance. Light one white and one black candle and have a pen and notepad handy. Say these words:
I work all day, I work all night,
Universe balance out my life right,
Show me the way,
To enjoy my day.
Quietly sit watching the flames flicke, then begin to write down the thoughts that come into your head. Have you got a dream of what you truly should be doing? What would you really like to do if money was no object? Can you go part-time at work and could you survive financially if you did? Write these down and make your dreams a reality.
April is a wonderful magical month for us. It is a month whose element is air, and it’s easy to see why. The changeable nature of the weather brings gales, rainbows, showers and storms. The wind seems to blow more in April as spring blossoms create pink and white scented showers. Indeed, the full moon of this month is often called the Wind Moon but many witches also refer to it as the Pink Moon.
This month also brings in the festivals of April Fool’s Day, St. George’s Day, the wonderful Pink Moon, Rainbows and the Cherry Blossom celebrations which we see around the world at this time.
5 Rainbow Rain
Rainbows are beautiful, with their cascading colours pouring into one another are a magical sight. Rainbows represent many things: they are the bridge to the Otherworld, they are the bifrost of Norse mythology, they are the storekeepers for Leprechauns, they are forgiveness and they are hope that the sun will soon follow. It is for this magical reason that catching the rain from a rainbow is an excellent resource.
Rain from the rainbow is magical full stop and you should try to collect some if possible. When it rains and there is a rainbow at the same time, take a glass jar and leave in the rain outside. Collect as much of the rainbow rain as you can. Afterwards, take it inside and tie a rainbow coloured ribbon around it. If you do not have one then red, yellow, and orange ribbon together and braid it will suffice and tie around the jar. This is your rainbow rain and can be used for all manner of magical work.
6 Help Your Garden Grow Rainbows Spell
If you would like to add a magical boost to your garden and houseplants then put some of the rainbow rain in a spray bottle. Then spray some around your houseplants and garden while saying:
Rain from the rainbow,
Help my garden grow.
7 Cherry Blossom Festival Blossom Love Spell
The blossoms of March and early April always struggle to stay on the trees during the gales of April. If you have a love that you desire to come to you, then do this spell. Collect some fallen blossoms which lie on the ground (a cupful will do). Place all of the blossoms on a flat surface, such as a table and light a pink candle. Then with your index finger, write the initial of your intended in the blossom while saying this spell:
Blossom fair blossom breeze,
Grant my love come to me,
Before the blossom fall from trees,
An it harm none so mote it be.
8 St. George’s Day Dragon Gold Spell
The story of George and the dragon is an ancient tale of a long lost time. Legend tells us that dragons loved two things: virgins and gold. They loved gold as much as the next king, and would hoard their gold in great caves and caverns – woe betide the brave but annoying knight who ventured near it to steal it!
St George’s Day on April 24th is a good day to channel the energy of dragons into our money and possessions. Burn a red candle and have a piece of Obsidian or Septarian near the candle, and say the words:
Mighty dragons lovers of gold,
Your strength and powers of old.
Help me in my quest,
Fill me with your power and zest.
Grant the wealth of your yellow metal,
Sweep through the centuries to me,
An it harm none so mote it be.
If the flames flickers they have heard your request, do not be frightened just embrace their magic. Keep the piece of obsidian or Septarian in your purse or wallet. Obsidian is still called by some ‘dragon stone’, as it was forged in volcanoes, and Septarian is linked to dragons as it has the appearance of scales.
May is a glorious month which is full of fire and passion, and not surprisingly, it is governed by the element of fire. Flowers and radiant colours are bursting everywhere and nature is alive around us. May is a month filled with fertility, frivolity and potency. The elemental beings who govern May are nymphs, dragons and salamanders. Further, in addition to all of this magical passion, it is also a month for friendship and fun.
During the May festivities, there is also a man covered by a cage of leaves. He has many names including the Green Man, Jack in the Green, Leaf Man, Wild Man, George Green. He symbolises the death of winter and the birth of spring.
In many places throughout the British Isles, many festivities involved swordsmen who cleared away evil spirits but he also made a way for the dances. On his sword was a cake which was broken and shared as the cake itself was considered good luck. The festivals of this passionate month include Beltane (which is the final festival of spring), May Day, Oak Apple Day, and in this month, the Flower Moon shines above all during the night’s shenanigans!
9 Flower Moon Sweet William Friendship Spell
We often take our friends for granted and we miss out on so much with work and family taking over our lives. It is important to keep in touch with your friends, especially ones you have known since childhood. At times, friends do not tell us how much they are suffering or going through. If you cannot be there with them but you feel something is wrong, say this little spell. Flowers are wonderful resources to use for spells and here is one, especially for friends.
Try to get a plant, or bunch of Sweet William flowers (which is a flower with a happy little face, and it is used in many healing spells or to cheer friends up). Say these words as you look at the flowers and think of your friend who is in need:
Sweet William with friendly face,
Fill my friend’s life with grace.
Show him/her how wonderful they are,
In this world, they are a unique star.
10 May Day Chocolate Avocado Mousse Desire Spell
There are so many magical customs and traditions associated with May Day. Young girls would wash their faces in May dew early on May Day morning, believing that it would keep them young and fair. Blankets that had been soaked in the May dew were believed to cure sick children when wrapped in them.
However, just as there are many happy and good traditions surrounding May Day, there are equally negative ones. May was regarded as the least lucky month to get married in and broom makers never worked on May Day, as turning a branch into a broom was deemed to be very unlucky on this day. Also, fishermen never went to sea on this day as they believed the ghosts of dead fishermen would haunt them while out at sea.
A generic pudding that can be made if you’re cooking during May is this chocolate avocado mousse. It is a wonderful, versatile pudding and quick to make, but as you make it, infuse it with the key ingredient: desire. That is, the desire of how you want the night or day to be… You will need:
1 Hot chocolate mix – which works out about 3/4 tablespoons of cocoa
Peel and quarter a ripe avocado removing the stone and chop up into cubes. Place ingredients together in a blender or hand mixer and blend until smooth. Make sure that no avocado or dry cocoa powder remains. Then pour into dishes and store in the fridge until needed. This can be made a day in advance but only leave for a day in the fridge. As you make up this dessert say these words over it:
Bring together my love and me,
Let our desires run free,
An it harm none so mote it be.
This dessert has so many other ideas with it, you can add anything to it; chocolate chips, cinnamon, ginger, bananas, a teaspoon of instant coffee for a mocha taste, coconut, nuts, a tablespoon of lavender liquor the possibilities are endless. You can melt a bar of chocolate and pour over it for pure decadence or if you wanted to you can use pure cocoa powder instead of your instant hot chocolate. Whatever is in your budget or taste it is entirely up to you?
11 Oak Apple Day Prosperity Spell
Although this particular festival is fairly new, it began with Charles II and the restoration of the monarchy. Houses were decorated with oak branches in commemoration of Charles II’s escape from the Roundheads by hiding in an oak tree in 1651. People also wore a sprig of oak on this day and if people did not they had their bum pinched!
Yet despite it being a rather new festival, this day hides a tradition of tree-worship that is very much older. Oak trees are very sacred and acorns are used in many prosperity spells and so are apples. In their centre, apples contain the most sacred symbol of witchcraft; the pentagram.
Cut the apple in half to expose the pentagram, the five-pointed star. Then thinly cut a slice of the apple, keeping the pentagram. Let this piece of apple dry out over a couple of days until they go brown and leathery. The hold the slice in your hand and say these words before putting it in your purse:
Flow to me.
Money, money, money,
Flow to me.
12 Beltane Fertility Spell
As we have seen, this month is all about fun and frivolity, but it is also about fertility. Boost your fertility chances with this quick spell.
Rub iris or lavender oil into a Moonstone as you say these words.
Goddess Juno, mother of all.
Hear me now, hear my call.
Help me to conceive.
Juno help me please.
A child I crave, so mote it be.
Keep the Moonstone near your bed and have fresh peony flowers in your bedroom too, if possible. Allow three months for this spell. If you have not conceived by then, repeat the spell.
BONUS RITUAL: Nymph Lust Oil
May is certainly a month of sexual passion and romance. The beings who govern this month are nymphs. The nymphs are divine spirits who are different from goddesses and muses. There are many different varieties of nymph such as celestial nymphs, water nymphs and underworld nymphs. Yet the ones we are most familiar with are the land nymphs, the nymphs of the woods and plants. They are regarded as florists and protectors of the forests and woods, and often depicted as beautiful young women.
As nymphs are the personification of nature, they are also very much aware of the pleasures of the flesh. Sexuality is a part of nature, not just the act of procreation, but the expression of love towards another. Nymphs, of course, love to frolic and be free. They are freedom-lovin, wild, sensual beings who are well in tune with their own sexuality.
To enjoy and tune into this wonderful energy is to express your sensuality and be confident with your sexuality. The use of certain crystals and stones placed around the bedroom can enhance the pleasure and connection that comes with sex. If you would like to create your own massage oil which encapsulates the sensuality of the nymph, then try this oil.
Use the base or carrier oil of almond oil and mix with it 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil, 3 drops of ginger essential oil and 3 drops of orange essential oil. Shake together then label and date it and keep in a dark glass bottle or better still keep it in a drawer in the bedroom.