Well, Time flies when you are having fun doesn’t it Gentle Readers? We enter a new month today and 1/12th of 2016 is gone. February is our shortest month but is jam packed with interesting and exciting events. We have the Sabbat Imbolc, which I will get to tomorrow.
For today however, we will focus on a Winter protection amulet brought to us by Charlie Rainbow Wolf. For this we need to make a satchet using salt, juniper, garlic and sage. Tie these together and give them a chant seeking protection under the dark of the moon for maximum effect. It may not ward off much of the cold, but hopefully it will keep away harm.
I thought I would take a moment to investigate the four items thought best to use in this amulet. So I did a quick google search on each ingredients traditional properties.
Salt – is a very basic ingredient for purification and blessing. I am sure we all have heard the superstition about tossing salt over our left shoulder to ward of malevolent spirits. if you watch the TV show Supernatural, you know how integral it is against all sorts of monsters the Winchester boys hunt.
Juniper – (and its berries) are also sought after for their protective capabilities. Either as a berry, juiced, dried and powdered, or turned into an incense.
Garlic – A powerful herb with a history of use dating back well over 5000 years. It along with onions are said to have sprouted from Satan’s footsteps as he departed the Garden of Eden. Any self respecting vampire also knows to steer clear of this herb as well. It is known to protect and empower any spell it is used in, making it an ideal addition today.
Sage – An herb I am quite familiar with in respect to its purification and protection usage. I made some candles with dried and powdered sage in order to ward off any negativity during ritual or spell work. It is also great as a smudge, where the smoke will help push out negative spirits from a space, be that your altar space, or your home in general.
So, gather your ingredients and get that amulet combined Gentle Readers. Here is to a great start to the second month of 2016.