Monday, September 5, 2016

Simple Banishment Ritual

I have done many Banishment Rituals on my journey and I’m not one to do the same kind of ritual twice. I’m always tweaking my rituals to fit the need of that time. I thought I’d share a ritual that I will be leading tonight with my own Grove for New Moon. This ritual doesn’t have to be limited to being done on the New Moon but I chose this particular time because I believe that New Moon’s are the best time to tie up those loose ends, release those negative emotions, and fill the void with positive energy.
Important Note: Whenever you banish energy or remove something from yourself (internal magick) you MUST FILL THE VOID. Otherwise, all types of energy will be attracted to you and fill the void for you such as that negative energy you just banished. You must fill the void with your intention so that you are whole once again.

For this ritual you will need:

  • Salt water
  • Incense (cone or stick with your preferred scent)
  • Altar
  • Cauldron
  • Coal and Herbal Mix (for deity or elemental offering)
  • God and Goddess Candle
  • Paper and Pen
  • Snappers Fireworks- found at firework shops and sometimes Party City
You can do this ritual without the fireworks but I think they add a little punch to the ritual. If using the fireworks you may want to host the ritual outdoors.

The Ritual:

  • Purify your sacred space through physical cleaning and through sage cleansing. Sage cleanse yourself as well.
  • Purify your Circle by casting the salt water thrice around the Circle widdershins (counterclockwise) to cast out negative energy.
  • Take the incense and walk about the Circle thrice deosil to charge the circle.
  • Cast the Circle by calling in the Quarters
  • Call upon your deities
  • Charge the fireworks with the four elements and then with your own spirit
  • As you throw the fireworks upon the ground, shout what you are banishing from your life. Feel the intention seep into every firework and explode with a popping sound signaling their release.
  • Once the fireworks are gone, write on the piece of paper the qualities you wish to fill the void with. These can be positive energy or attributes such as love, strength, and courage.
  • Burn the paper within your cauldron
  • Burn your offerings within the cauldron
  • Open Circle by stating your gratitude to your deities and Guardians and say farewell
  • Offer your ashes to the Earth
You may also want to participate in the rite of Cakes and Ale before opening your Circle
Remember to always ground yourself after your ritual is complete!
If you can’t find the fireworks, you can always use other materials such as soft stones that easily break apart upon impact such as typical sandstone. You can also burn slips of paper with your negative emotion or attribute.

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