For many pagans, Samhain is a powerful time to honour the spirits of our ancestors or those who have departed. As the veil is thin, we may wish to connect to our ancient lineage and honour the gifts we inherit through our bloodlines.
In keeping with the spirit of pagan practices, apples are often used as an offering to the Goddess. When cut horizontally, the seed cavity in apples reveals a pentacle which represents the elements of earth, fire, air, water as well as the energy of spirit. The ancient magic of apples can bring fortune, abundance and happiness.
Apples bring good luck if placed in a basket on the dining room table. They will help bring dreams to fruition.
Peel three apples and add the peels to your bath water. As you soak, think of love and forgiveness.
Keep the seeds of every apple you eat in a month. At the end of the month, count the seeds and this will show you the number of days you will have to wait for your luck to change.
Keep an apple on your desk and change it every seven days. It brings peace and understanding to what you do in your business.
Green apples placed with red apples open financial pathways.
If you want to attract love, sprinkle cinnamon on your apples.
Visit Ascendant Books to learn more about rituals, manifestation and the power of the colour GREEN!
A Ritual for Creating Money/Abundance
Sit cross legged on the floor or find a position that is comfortable.
Burn incense such as jasmine or patchouli.
Wrap a quarter in an orange piece of paper (orange is the colour of attraction).
Set it on the floor in front of you.
Stand two green candles on each side of the money and light them.
Concentrate on the wrapped silver coin and in your mind’s eye, see the silver multiplying. See it piling up one coin on top of the other.
Sit for a few minutes and concentrate further on the money multiplying.
Repeat this incantation three times…
“At the red of the moon may the money be good”
Blow out the candles - first the left and then the right.
Repeat this ritual every Thursday for three weeks.
We are now carrying 7 day candles that can be used in prayer, meditation, spirit work and ritual. As the name implies, the candle contained in glass, is meant to burn over a seven day period. There is no restriction on how to use the candle. Some people let the candle burn for 7 days without extinguishing it but using it in this fashion requires that you have a completely safe place in which to burn the candle. If you do not want to burn the candle continuously, you can snuff it out after you have finished your prayer or ritual.
How to Use The Candle
Before lighting the candle, set a goal and focus your intention on the outcome you would like to achieve. You can write it down on a piece of paper if you like.
As you light the candle, focus on your intention and put all of your energy into the candle as you watch the flame. This is charging the candle with your energy.
When you feel you are satisfied with the meditation, snuff the candle out. Do not blow it out as this diffuses the energy.
You can repeat the process for a seven day period. By utilizing this practice, you will become stronger at visualizing what you want and setting an intention and purpose to create what you want in your life.