The Full Moon always creeps up on me, but I am trying to make it a habit to work with the moon phases more regularly. In this case, I try to perform at least a cleansing every full moon. I took time this full moon to do a cleansing but to also ward my home.
I don’t have a particular spell or chant I say when cleansing my house, but I do have a very specific way that I do it.
I choose my herbs with purpose – honestly it’s usually juniper
I open my windows before I begin every single one
I go through my home starting from the top floor, working my way counterclockwise through each room. Then I move downstairs and repeat the same process.
Once I’ve cleansed each room, I set the cauldron in the living room and let the herbs burn out. While this happens, I mix together some saltwater, charge it under the sun, and give it a stir.
I start back at the top floor in any room, again moving counterclockwise, and work at each window.
I purposely close the window and physically lock it.
Then I dip my thumb into the water mixture and draw a symbol over the window and charge it. This symbol usually lights up like blue electricity for me, starting to trace the symbol and move outward to cover the window.
I repeat this process for every entrance into my home – doors, windows, vents, etc.
Once I’ve done all this, all the doors and windows should be closed and locked. I let the herbs die down on the charcoal and cool. Then I take them, grind them in my pestle and mortar – charcoal and herbs and salt and all – and create a physical barrier outside each door of my home.
I also took time this full moon to do a binding on someone very nasty in a family member’s life. I don’t want to go into too much detail, and I’ve written about Magickal Binding before, but this was the perfect moon for that as we are seeking to tip the scales of justice back into balance.
Continuing the discussion from Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Strength of the Full Moon