“So, what is it that you want?” I asked my friend, Samantha.
“I’d just like to be a bit happier. Is that asking too much?” she asked.
Later, her question started off a lot of conversations between my husband and me. I talked with some friends about happiness, too.
My thought is it would be terrific for Wiccans to have a spell to increase happiness.
But then I realized that what comprises happiness is different for every person. So, my husband and I came up with a list of Elements of Happiness that include contentment, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction.
Perhaps, you’re like me and find that you really don’t have days when your joyful moments comprise more than 50% of the day. There’s a reason in my case: I have clinical depression symptoms. This can be a problem in terms of “Can I ever be happy?”
Do you ever ask yourself, “Can I be happy?”
My husband tossed in an idea: “Maybe, some people have a definition of happiness that doesn’t allow them to ever be happy.”
We all need balance, and it might be helpful to look at all four elements and then fine tune your approach for yourself—to fit your needs. So, I looked up some definitions of these elements:
Elements of Happiness
Joy: the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. [This is about moment-to-moment feelings.]
Fulfillment: the achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.
Contentment: the act of feeling or showing satisfaction with one’s possessions, status, or situation. [I’ve thought about contentment as related to sitting still and feeling at peace.]
Satisfaction: the state of being pleased or content with what has been experienced or received.
Then I set out to create a general spell to help Wiccans create or enhance their happiness however they define it.
A Spell for Happiness
What you will need:
- 1 orange candle
- Candle holder
- Rose oil
- Dragon’s Blood incense
- Ritual tools
- Sea salt
- Some of your favorite food and drink (for the Cakes and Wine Ceremony)
- Lavender flowers (for the ritual bath)
- Clean towel
- Clean robe
Take a ritual bath:
On a full or waxing moon, bathe to wash all the physical dirt from your body. Then draw a new bath and put three tablespoons of sea salt into the water. Soak in the water and think of all the negative energy being absorbed by the salt water. Breathe in and out deeply. Relax… Take your time.
Use a clean towel to dry off. Put on a clean robe.
Next, go to your room and clear a space and place your small simple table (this will be your altar) in the center. Place the candle in the middle of the altar. Additionally, set up your small water bowl, sea salt bowl, and food and drink on either the side of the candle.
Cast circle in your usual manner.
Place the tip of your athame in the bowl of water and say:
I cleanse and consecrate thee, Water, that you are pure and clean.
Put the tip of your athame into the bowl of salt and say:
I cleanse and consecrate thee, Salt, that you are pure and clean.
Put three pinches of the blessed sea salt into the bowl of water and stir clockwise (using your index finger).
Asperge the candle with the holy water and say:
I cleanse and consecrate thee, Candle, that you are pure and clean.
Waft the candle with the incense smoke and say:
I charge you with air and fire.
Time to dress your candle: This means that you take the rose oil and rub it onto the candle from wick to the base of the candle. Carve the word “happiness” on the candle and place in the candle holder.
Put the candle into the candle holder, light it, and then say:
I now open my arms out wide
Perking up my internal pride
The blues that surround me go away
So peace and happiness are here to stay!
Happiness, peace, and love within
Reside deeply and ever herein
As I so will, So Mote It Be!
Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony.
Close the Circle.
When you are ready, place the candle in a safe place and let the candle burn completely out. [Do NOT leave an untended candle. Stay safe.]
May this Spell enhance your life.
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