Strengthen Your Psychic Shield
The night before the Full Moon, find a place where your altar will not be
disturbed for 24 hours.
Put the cauldron in the center with a red candle on the right side, black candle
left side, and white candle in the back; but do not light them yet.
Sprinkle a mixture of equal parts of elder blossoms, marjoram, mint and rue* in
circle around the cauldron. Into a tiny vial, measure equal drops of clove,
jasmine, and lavender. Set the sealed bottle in the cauldron and leave until the
night of the Full Moon.
On Full Moon night, take a cleansing bathe and robe yourself
Carry a good protective or purification incense through every room in the house.
Make certain that the smoke drifts into closets.
Return to the altar and light the candles. Take up the dagger or sword. Face the
East and raise the sword in salute. To salute in this manner, simply hold the
point upward in front of you. Say:
By the power of the rising sun, all evil in my life is
Turn to the South, salute, say:
By the power of darkening night, my shield is strong,
my armor tight.
Turn to the North, salute, say:
By Full Moon in blackening sky, I am not alone. My help
The Goddess's hands around me stay, To keep me safe by night and day.
Begone, foul spirits, unbidden here. I send you back, I do not fear.
For I have won. I am set free. You have no further power over me.
Face the altar and take up the vial of oil.
Put a drop of oil on your finger and anoint your forehead, heart, solar plexus,
wrists and ankles.
As you do this, visualize a shining blue suit of armor slowly descending over
body until you are entirely protected. Cap the bottle and store in a safe place.
Thank the Powers for their help and extinguish the candles. Apply the oil and
repeat the chants whenever you feel the armor is slipping.
*Warning: Rue is a known abortifacient - a plant that
can induce abortion - and should not be used or handled by pregnant